How to Start a Project Management Business
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You can live with the volatility, insecurity, and stress of today's job environment, or get out of that environment, start a business, and be the master of your own future. This book is a practical and straightforward guide that shows you how to start a business that is organized and operated like a project. This book will tell you what a project management business is and why it is ideal for today's global economy; explain how to start your business with little capital and minimal risk; show you how to make a substantial profit without killing yourself; and give you a model for managing your business and your life in a way that is balanced, enjoyable, and financially rewarding. This book is for the professional who is fed up, tired, or jaded by the corporate environment; the employee who is out of work or facing job loss; the college graduate who cannot find a job; or a college student who is thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
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Oct 21, 2011John Tuman, Jr., the author of this book on project management, takes us on his personal journey from a fine position in the corporate world to making the life-changing decision of going into business for himself. His book contains cautions, recommendations, and suggestions that worked for him. Tuman is now highly successful in his field. He is free to make his own decisions about his career path. He has written and lectured both here and abroad. The book is an easy and helpful read. For those considering a career change into the project management field, this book is essential.
Jun 3, 2011This book provides not only a clear and practical methodology for setting up a project management business, but an overall plan for how to get out of the daily grind and get into a more rewarding career path. Even people who are not project managers will find much to recommend in this fast, well-written entrepreneur's bible. There are dozens of real-life anecdotes, keen observations about corporate culture and politics, and the author's unique take on how to carve out an individual space in a competitive field. A must-read.
May 15, 2011I really enjoyed reading this book; it was a quick read and offered a practical and concise guide to building a project management business. The author shares his proven formula for building, operating and expanding a project management business, offering clear guidance on a wide array of subjects, from what services to offer & how to get noticed, down to the easily overlooked practical matters like designing your invoice, and simple steps to ensure you get paid – every time. As an engineer I appreciated the step-by-step approach he offered on (what I consider the voodoo art of) reading people and gaining rapport. Throughout the book the author shares many of his experiences, good, bad and ugly, including my favorite – Walt the Weasel killer.
May 15, 2011This is not another get rich scheme, instead the author presents realistic and practical advice required to start a Project Management business. Starting from a self evaluation necessary to ensure you’re ready, through the full life cycle of your career. Clearly organized and methodical, the book goes beyond the nuts and bolts of creating a business and provides step-by-step advice for people at various stages of their career. After a few business ventures with limited success I appreciated the low risk, low cost approach. The author sprinkles in stories from the front lines, which keeps things interesting while driving home key points. The book is very well organized - the authors years of managing complex projects serves the reader well. There’s no flashy nonsense, no giant advertising campaign, nor huge bank loans, just clear advice on what works and what does not. The book has a calm and methodical tone, every step is well planned, goals are developed, risk is calculated, and the... More > business is run like a project. I also find it refreshing that someone finally called B.S. on the notion that you need to risk it all to be a successful entrepreneur.< Less
May 4, 2011There are tens of thousands of books out there that try to tell you how to get into business. However, this is the only book I've found that identifies a unique business niche that is best for today's volatile economy and global marketplace. For the professional man or woman who is out of work or facing job loss, I strongly recommend that you read this book. It is written by a guy who has obviously been there and knows first hand what it takes to survive and thrive while the economy around us is crumbling.
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- John Tuman, Jr. (Standard Copyright License)
- Management Technologies Group, Inc.
- April 14, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.23 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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