How To Start a Training Business

© Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.

This topic assumes that you already have some expertise in training and are thinking about starting a business to be a professional trainer. The guidelines in this topic are focused on helping you to start a new organization, expand a current organization, or start a new service. If you do not yet have expertise in training, you should review much of the contents of the topic Training and Development, and then certainly practice training in a variety of venues, including with evaluation from other trainers and participants in your trainings.

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Library's Leadership Blog
Library's Supervision Blog
Library's Training and Development Blog



Are You Really an Entrepreneur?

Are You Really an Entrepreneur?
Preparation for Starting a New Venture

Starting a New Organization?

Should You Start a For-Profit or a Nonprofit?
Starting a For-Profit Organization
Starring a Nonprofit Organization

Planning Your New Organization

Preparation for Starting a New Venture
Strategic Planning

Business Planning

Deciding the Legal Structure of Your New Organization

U.S. Enterprise Law -- Forming Organizations

Or Expanding a Current Organization?

Business Development

Or Starting a New Product or Service?

Product Development

Marketing Your New Organization, Product or Service

Marketing
Social Networking
Authentic Marketing vs. Self-Promotion

Getting and Keeping Clients

Sales
Customer Service

Customer Satisfaction
Close More Business (Get More Clients)

Getting Paid

How to Get Paid What You’re Worth
What To Do When Your Client Doesn't Pay

Dealing With Clients

Types of Clients (to answer critical question: "who is current client?")
How to Fire Bad Clients
Defining Success Between Consultants and Clients

When to Bail from a Project

When to Bail from a Consulting Project

Minimizing Risk

Minimize Consulting Liabilities and Risk
Risk Management

Staying Centered as a Trainer

Personal Wellness
Stress Management
Time Management
Work-Life Balance

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by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides step-by-step, highly practical guidelines to recruit, utilize and evaluate the best employees for your business. Includes guidelines to effectively lead yourself (as Board member or employee), other individuals, groups and organizations. Includes guidelines to avoid burnout -- a very common problem among employees of small businesses. Many materials in this Library's topic about staffing are adapted from this book.
Leadership and Supervision With Nonprofit Staff - Book Cover Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision With Nonprofit Staff
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides step-by-step, highly practical guidelines to recruit, utilize and evaluate the best staff members for your nonprofit. Includes guidelines to effectively lead yourself (as Board member or staff member), other individuals, groups and organizations. Includes guidelines to avoid burnout -- a very common problem among nonprofit staff. Many materials in this Library's topic about staffing are adapted from this book.

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Orienting and Training Employees

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