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I left KPMG after 7 years after being passed over for Director promotion. I left to start a medical business. 3 months in, my partner and I grossed $130K in sales w/ a 60% margin. Consulting prepared us for this and I’m forever grateful for my experience. I’m honestly amazed at how well consulting skills translate to entrepreneurship. I’m sharing this to encourage anyone who’s been on the fence about starting their own thing. Go for it. Consulting will always be there if you need to fall back.

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This is one of my favorite posts

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This is amazing @OP! If you’re into podcast check out “How I Built This” with Guy Raz. Guy interviews founders of well known companies and startups, whom often times start out as consultants. It’ll be a great motivator / way to get some potential ideas. Wishing you and your partner the best!

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Lol M2, not everyone in the world knows everything.

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What type of situations or parts of entrepreneurship do you think consulting helped you with?

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Almost every aspect. From strategy on down to the basics of planning, organization and communication. A foundational consulting skill set will give you a real advantage over the majority of entrepreneurs who don’t have it.

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This is awesome thank you so much for sharing and wish you best of luck in your business! 😍😍 Can you please share what skills you learned as a consultant that shaped who you are today?

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Been thinking of jumping, but they locked me in with a stable income (I.e. high opportunity costs), good benefits, and the vague promise that one day I could make partner.

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That’s awesome!!! Just had my last day yesterday, because I wanted more freedom to pursue entrepreneurship and investments! Thanks for the encouragement! & Congrats again, OP 🥂🥂🥂

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Wow! All the Best 💪

So great to see a post provide an example of the positives that come from consulting. Thanks,

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What’s the business? Congrats!

Congratulations @OP Happy for you.

Good for you! That’s awesome! I actually came to KPMG from another consulting firm because I wanted to be more entrepreneurial, so your post doesn’t surprise me, but it’s great to read.

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