Can anyone give me any wisdom on how to move from municipal employee to a consulting practice? My experience is in the areas of planning/zoning, community development and city management.
How do you find your niche? Should I start by working for a consulting firm or try on my own? Should I make a business plan? Can I set things up while still employed and move into it slowly? What are the pitfalls?
In general I am wondering how to do it and if the risks are worth the reward.