Setting up a Management Consulting Firm
by riverasierra, Window Shopper
- Created: July 23, 2010, 11:03 am
I would like to start a discussion group for those people interested in setting up a management consulting firm. I have been one, now, for 20 years and learned a lot of my lessons the hard way. So, let me start with definitions.
A management consulting firm is a firm in the 541 NAICS code family which provides labor intensive service to the government. There are many types of companies in the 541 family and probably the most familiar is IT or information technology.
My firm is a training, technical assistance and project management firm focused on the health, human services and workforce development areas. What does that tell you. First, it suggests to the feds where your intellectual strengths are: training, TA, project management. Second, it tells the feds that you have a passion: health, human services, etc.
If you want to set up a management consulting firm both of these concepts need to stand out clearly: your strengths and your passion.
Regardless of your size, you need to have an organizational chart but not necessarily the kind you think. What you want is an org chart which clearly describes the areas where you believe you have expertise and passion. I can't paste a sample into this post but I would be willing to send one if you request it at email@example.com.
As we move ahead with this discussion group, I would be happy to share more about making a management firm happen. I was in the 8(a) program from 2000-2009 and now work as an SDB and a VOSB.
José A. Rivera, JD
President & CEO
Rivera, Sierra & Co., Inc
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