Starting and Managing a Consulting Business
What you'll learn
- Understand the fundamentals of the consulting profession
- You will understand what it takes and to to become a great consultant
- Consulting business types and models
- Consulting business pricing structure
- Equip and empower you with knowledge, tools and a blueprint you need to start and manage your own consulting business
- Knowledge of the English language
- Basic business knowledge
This course ‘Starting and Managing A Consulting Business’ is pretty straightforward. It is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of the consulting profession, how to become a great consultant and ultimately equip and empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to start and manage your consulting business.
As we go through this course you will discover what Consulting is and whether it is the right profession for you. You will also be equipped with the ‘know-how’ to set yourself apart from similar businesses in the market and scale your business.
This course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of the consulting profession and how to become a consultant and ultimately equip and empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to start and manage your consulting business.
We specifically defined who a consultant including all the attributes, types of consulting and whether starting a consulting business is the best for you. In the ‘Step-by-Step Consulting’ module we looked at how to actually start consulting, setting your business apart to get more clients, product development, pricing amongst others. The ‘Managing Your Practice’ module is self-explanatory in that it equips you with the knowledge and tools to successfully run, and scale your business.
Who this course is for:
- Individuals, professionals and experts in a field who desires or want to start a consulting business.
- If you currently own or manage a consulting business and wants to refresh or sharpen your skills.
Funke Medun is the CEO of Leapworld Limited, a full-service business development support (BDS) and human resources consultancy with global alliances. She holds a first degree in Geology, an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS) and currently a doctoral research student. She is an accredited and World bank trained BDS Expert Consultant. She is an associate member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and a licensed human resource practitioner (HRPL). She is an alumnae of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and IESE Business School, Spain. She is also an alumnae of the United State government funded exchange program academy for women entrepreneurs (AWE). She is an associate member of women in business and management (WIMBIZ) Nigeria, a business coach and mentor, and sits on the board of some organizations.
Funke had about a decade of experience with the top banks Zenith Bank plc and Guaranty Trust Bank plc before joining the consulting industry. She has committed herself to help entrepreneurs, NGOs and already established businesses perform at their best. She has a sleuth of projects that she currently works on and has helped execute in the past such as team lead for the World Bank Growth & Employment (GEM) project; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) HP-LIFE project; Bank Of Industry (BOI) Nigeria BDSP; Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) project BDSP & Capacity Building; Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership for Africa (WELA) program, amongst others. Funke is a multi-talented scholar, an author, a vibrant and always up to something, she believes we all can do amazing things!
Funke is also very active in community development. She is a volunteer financial education trainer with the “financial literacy for all” project, Nigeria (in Collaboration with Common Wealth UK) and a life-skills trainer with the Lagos Eko Education project (World Bank funded). She was also a mentor under the Guaranty Trust Bank plc staff mentoring scheme and a peer educator with the Health & Life planning club (Action Health Incorporated, Lagos).