In 'Going It Alone,' a long-time independent consultant reveals what worked--and what didn't--in his climb to success

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ When Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant at Process Impact, became an independent consultant over 20 years ago, he didn't know much about setting up a company, finding and working with clients, establishing business policies, and becoming recognized as a respected professional in his field. Now he does. With countless tips for making your consulting more effective and your business more lucrative, Going It Alone is the book Wiegers wishes he'd had available when he hung out his own shingle.

Wiegers draws from his extensive experience as a highly successful consultant, speaker, trainer, and author. Thirty-three chapters cover the gamut of topics every consultant should know about. Contributions from other successful consultants bring additional perspectives. Dozens of anecdotes about actual experiences make it all real and relatable.

This book is all about practical guidance, not business theory. Whether you're thinking about taking the leap, just getting started, or hoping to grow your business, Going It Alone offers a wealth of pragmatic pointers. Even those who are not independent consultants are sure to find much useful information here.

More and more people are trying self-employment because of the booming economy but volatile corporate environment. More than 15 million Americans were self-employed in 2015, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From setting prices to dealing with difficult clients, managing your intellectual property, giving presentations with confidence, and writing for publication, both novice and experienced consultants can benefit from Going It Alone.


Since 1997, Karl Wiegers has been Principal Consultant at Process Impact, his software-development consulting and training company. He previously worked as a software developer, manager, and research scientist. He also has a PhD in organic chemistry. Wiegers is the author of seven books on software development, a memoir of life lessons, and a novel, as well as nearly 200 articles on software development, project management, chemistry, and military history.


Going It Alone: Essential Tips for the Independent Consultant
By Karl Wiegers

Publisher: Agent Q Bookworks,
Published: January 2018
ISBN: 978-0-9992053-3-4 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9992053-4-1 (EPUB e-book)
ASIN: B078YN7BZN (Kindle e-book)
Genre: Business & Economics / Consulting
Website with table of contents and sample chapters:
Retail Price: $15.99 (paperback), $5.99 (e-book)
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