How do I know I am ready to consult?

If you have consulted before, then you are ready. If this is your first time, we recommend that you take a few steps before signing up.

What should I do first?

  • The first thing to do is prepare a detailed list of your current areas of expertise. We suggest that you create another list with new areas you would like to explore. You have a chance to find another professor who is interested in mentoring you, while getting entry experience in his/her area of expertise.
  • You might have a brilliant lecture on a specific topic that you think businesses should know about. For example you may be a business professor who specializes on family business issues or you may be a law professor who has published a paper on employer risk mitigation. No matter how simple it may seem to you, chances are some business needs it. Take a look at our industry list, find the one which is the closest to your area of expertise, and enter more specific information on your personal page. If you are an expert in something not on the list, include it in your profile.
  • Set your own price for your services. Your earned project fee is only yours, we will not take a dime from that money. If you are not sure what to charge, join an interest or industry group and ask other professors. If you involve your students in work on a project, we suggest that you lower your consulting fee or even charge no fee to nonprofit organizations and charities.