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New consultants often struggle with how much to charge per hour. Many people are confused by why consulting rates seem so much higher than hourly wages for similar work. This Excel spreadsheet has the user input a few basic pieces of information to help demystify these questions, and determine an appropriate hourly rate for consulting or other independent contract work. This is the ideal tool for new consultants to both set their rates, and explain them.

The Consultant Fee Setting Matrix is an indispensable tool for any consultant aiming to establish a competitive edge in the market. By inputting key variables such as experience level, market demand, and project complexity, users can derive a tailored hourly rate that reflects their true value. This matrix not only simplifies the fee-setting process, but also provides a clear rationale for clients, enhancing transparency and trust.

The template includes a comprehensive breakdown of cost factors, ensuring that no element of your service is undervalued. From overhead costs to profit margins, every aspect is meticulously accounted for, allowing consultants to present a well-justified fee structure to potential clients. This level of detail is crucial for maintaining profitability and sustainability in a competitive consulting landscape.

Designed with user-friendliness in mind, the Excel template is straightforward to navigate, even for those with limited spreadsheet experience. The intuitive layout and step-by-step guidance make it easy to input data and generate accurate fee recommendations. This ensures that consultants can focus more on delivering value to their clients rather than getting bogged down in administrative tasks.

For seasoned consultants, this matrix serves as a valuable benchmarking tool, enabling them to compare their rates against industry standards and adjust accordingly. It empowers consultants to make data-driven decisions, ensuring they remain competitive while maximizing their earning potential. This tool is not just about setting fees; it's about strategically positioning oneself in the marketplace.

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Source: Best Practices in Consulting Sales Excel: Consultant Fee Setting Matrix Excel (XLS) Spreadsheet, Ken Goldstein, MPPA


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Ken Goldstein has been working in nonprofits and local government agencies since 1989. Since founding Goldstein Consulting in December of 2003, Ken has served half-a-dozen organizations as an Interim Executive Director, managing nonprofits through transitions, mergers, and turn-arounds. [read more]

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