Anyone thought of starting their own consultancy? I'd want to focus on on being the experts in a particular technology and I have the contacts at the partner, just scared to take the leap.

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Go for it. I am sure you will succeed.

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Yes!
At least in the Sacramento CA public sector market - OnCore is a recent success story started by a group of ex-ACN folks.

Affinian is another one started by a group of ex-Deloitte SMs, although they are very new

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I was doing great in my space, but wanted to get more experience at a larger firm with larger and more complex projects

In this case deals because I'm in M&A

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Been there, done that, thinking about going back

What focus area?

Following. Tired of drinking the warm Kool-Aid.

I'm thinking of starting a pureplay Alteryx offering focused on enablement and training.

And pitfalls to avoid?

Hmm, I'm not sure what that means, so unfortunately I can't help or add venue

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SM1, you said been there done that. Why did you end your previous endeavor?

I'm an independent consultant. I do salesforce. Someday, I'll probably go back to a big firm for the benefits, but I'm not looking forward to it.

Before you go for it, educate your self. I gound course at udemy explain all the steps. It will instill confidence in you. The more you know the better. Research the web. There is a plethora of information out there. Be strategic. Identify first tactical solutions and thereafter have a short and long term strategy with firm targets. Also, try to connect with a Consultancy founder, to help you understand the challenges. The steps is one thing, the potential challenges is another, and the most important of the process of undestanding the overall picture.

John

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