Setting up your own Performance Consultancy
"It's time to create my own independent, self-generated income,
working with clients that I choose!
Have you begun to think about...
- Developing a side hustle?
- Taking ownership of the intellectual property you've created?
- Charging people for your services on top of or alongside your employed work?
- Building a business for your future that isn't dependent on contract renewal?
If you've wondered whether you should start your own consultancy or have committed to starting but need a guide, this course will show you how and what steps to take to get started.
In this course you will begin learning the essentials of setting up a business for your consultancy. The course will help you decide whether indeed running your own consultancy is the right move for you by comparing the strengths and weaknesses of being employed and self-employed.
You will learn about the key areas you will need to know about in order to set up your business, the areas you will need to invest in, the essentials of outward facing communication of your offer and how it can be conveyed on your website. Then you’ll find out how you go about getting paid for your services.
By the end of this course, you will have answered the question of whether a self-employed consultancy is for you, been enabled to set up your own business, developed your offer, and set up systems to get paid for the value you bring.
If you’re interested in developing your own business, this course will show you how.
Course Tutor: Dr Steve Ingham
"In this course I have one simple aim; To support you with a step-by-step guide to setting up your own consultancy, so you can take your future into your own hands, be able to develop some independence in charging people for your knowledge, practice and support"
"Some of the roles, I've held in high-performance";
2016- present; Performance consultant, Supporting Champions
2013-2016; Director of Science and Technical Development, English Institute of Sport
2009–2013; Head of Physiology, English Institute of Sport
2005–2009; Lead Physiologist, English Institute of Sport
1998–2004; Senior Physiologist & Sports Science Manager, British Olympic Association
1997–1998; Sports Performance Officer, English Sports Council
IDEAL FOR: Entrepreneurial performance practitioners. This is not specific to an age or stage as people come to realise they want to start their own business at very different stages in their career.
IF YOU'RE WORKING IN SPORT: This course can help you develop a side hustle (often discreetly).
IF YOU'RE WORKING - BUT NOT IN SPORT: This course can help you develop a side hustle where you can actively being to develop a client base on the side of the day job.
IF YOU'RE STILL STUDYING: This course can allow you to explore running a business in a relatively safe stage of your development, free from the specific pressures of generating income or signposting to an employer that you want to have some independence.
SKILLS: Acquire the complete skill set to bridge the gap;
- Understand components of a business
- How to establish a business and what to invest in
- Creating your offer and finding clients
- Selling your services
SUPPORT: Join the community of sports performance professionals developing and networking together.
CourseS that will take you forward
Employed or self-employed
At the conclusion of this section you will be able to differentiate whether running your own business is a prospect for you.
- Includes worksheets and self-surveys to develop your decisions
Components of a business
At the conclusion of this section you will be able to recognise what constitutes a business and what underpins each of the elements.
Establishing a business
At the conclusion of this section you will be able to distinguish between the types of business and understand the process of initiating a registration of your consultancy.
- Use the cashbook example as a template to get started.
- Resource guide links
At the conclusion of this section you will be able to identify investments you will require for your self-employed work.
- Recommended insurance
Naming your business
At the conclusion of this section you will be able to choose between the major options for naming your business.
Creating your offer
At the conclusion of this section you will be able to identify your niche offer to clients and how you can differentiate yourself.
- Worksheets to create your unique offering
- Worksheet to develop a customer persona
Setting up your website
At the conclusion you will be able to differentiate between the major web hosting providers, observe initial set up and identify essential website features.
- Worksheet to develop your website wording
Selling, pricing and getting paid
At the conclusion of this section you will be able to undertake a sales offer, generate a suitable pricing for your support work and get paid.
- Invoice template to get started billing customers.