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.


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


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


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


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.


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