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773, Consulting Business
Posted by dahliacute, Tue Apr-08-08 07:30 AM
Do you need some kind of degree or masters to run a consulting business? For example, to help small businesses grow.
775, RE: Consulting Business
Posted by searstower, Tue Apr-08-08 10:05 AM
Nope, no degree required. By law, you don't need anything to be a consultant (though liability insurance is not a bad idea).

Your clients will probably want to know where your experience comes from, but that doesn't mean you have to have been to school for it.

I'm a business and marketing coach, not that different from what you are doing. I have a high school diploma and some college classes, but my clients hired me because I ran my OWN small business for 2 years and because I provide clear value to them in the first 5 minutes or so we spend together.