Episode 65: Preparing to Take the Leap into Consulting—with Veronica Sagastume

In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Veronica Sagastume, a business strategist and CFO consultant. Veronica helps corporate accounting and tax professionals monetize their experience by starting and growing their own profitable consulting businesses.

 

In this episode, she shares the framework she uses with would-be consultants to prepare to launch successful consulting businesses that give them more freedom and flexibility in their work lives.

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Veronica Sagastume

Business strategist and CFO consultant Veronica Sagastume shares her process for helping accounting professionals become successful consultants. In this podcast, we talk about:

 

  • Making the switch from corporate employment to consulting to helping accounting and tax professionals become consultants
     

  • Negotiating with her employer to hire her and become her first client
     

  • Assessing why people aren’t satisfied in their work lives and clarifying their “why” as the first step to considering consulting
     

  • Choosing between being independent or joining a firm or agency
     

  • Building up a cash reserve before transitioning to consulting
     

  • Inventorying your skills, experience, and knowledge, and creating a plan for your service offers
     

  • Networking and nurturing your network
     

  • Doing the math to develop a real financial plan
     

  • Pricing yourself for value not time
     

  • Debunking your misbeliefs and looking for proof that you are qualified and experienced enough to be a consultant

 

 

More about Veronica Sagastume:

https://www.veronicasagastume.com

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