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I am presently training to become a business Journalist and so far so good.
By next year, I want to move into communication Consulting.
Please can you suggest some form of education maybe a short course or diploma that I can undergo and also, can you instruct me on the best steps to take to actually secure customers?
I'll expect a reply at your earliest convenience.
Have you studied at all? Its difficult to mention one exact course that would cover your needs - but for short courses I suggest you contact Damelin or Varsity College and ask them what courses they offer that are in line with your career ambitions. UNISA may also be a good place to start.
To secure customer is always the hardest part in setting up your new business - my key advice would be to create credibility for yourself. People want to know what work you have done already - so be ready to share a portfolio of your successes. Perhaps do some pro bono work for an NGO or Non-Profit Organisation to get some experience under your belt.