Thousands of professionals have dreamed about starting their own consulting business. It seems like a great career path. Hang a shingle, bring in clients, be your own boss, do awesome stuff and make bank.
Consulting, as it turns out, isn't sexy, glamorous, or easy. It's downright hard -- harder than you might think. I encourage anyone with the moxie to start a consulting business. But I also offer cautions -- a few yield signs that could save you a lot of grief and get you closer to achieving your dreams.
Here's what you need to know: