How to Start a Successful Training Company: 7 Tips from a Recovering Introvert

Whether you are looking to join the "gig economy" as a trainer, build a huge consulting company, or just add an extra revenue stream in your semi-retirement, opportunities for new ways of working abound. The software company Intuit predicts that by 2020, 40 percent of US workers will be independent contractors.

This presentation will help you explore whether starting a training or consulting company is the right fit for you. Lucy will examine what a consulting business model offers to clients and grant professionals looking to expand flexibility in their lives while raising the level of professionalism in the grant profession. Discover the benefits and pitfalls of transforming your area of expertise into your own business.

The market for training services is huge. Training Magazine estimates that US companies spend more than $70 billion dollars annually training employees. But as an introvert, Lucy faced many challenges in building her company over the last decade. In this session, Lucy will walk through common trainer mistakes and talk about limiting beliefs that make public speaking the biggest fear of Americans according to the Washington Post. As a "recovering introvert" she talks about her personal transformation journey to find her voice as a "fearless" trainer.

Grant professionals will discover concepts and strategies covering the basics of starting a successful training company including how to market your consulting and training business online. Lucy's real-life tips provide valuable lessons on how to scale and grow your own business.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers

Lucy Morgan is a GPA Approved Trainer with over a decade in the field of grant management. She is a CPA, MBA, Speaker, Author of 3 books and a leading authority on Federal grant management for non-profits, institutions of higher education and state, local and tribal governments. She has written over 250 articles on grant management topics which are featured in LinkedIn, various E-zines and on the blog. She regularly trains grant professionals from across the United States.