Advice For Would Be Advisers

A year ago, Errol Alexander got laid off from his job as head of market research at Amex Life Assurance in San Rafael, Calif. Despite degrees from West Point and Harvard business school and a solid working background, the 50-year-old Alexander found employment pickings quite slim. So he chose a path well trodden these days by execs from the corporate world: He became an independent management consultant. Now, after what he admits has been a tough year, his one-man firm, Alexander & Associates, "is on the verge of turning the corner" to profitability.

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