A business consultant’s job is to consult. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s that simple. There’s no magic formula or secret that makes one consultant more successful than another one.
But what separates a good business consultant from a great business consultant is a passion, drive for excellence and creativity. And–oh yes–a great business consultant should be knowledgeable about the subject he or she is consulting in. That does make a difference.
Creativity is not only helps a Great business consultant can “see” things surrounding of his client’s issue, but it also provides right guidance and assists with precise and correct solution. For illustration, place a small black dot on a blank piece of fresh paper represents your client’s issue. It could be involved human resources, account receivable, account payable, expansion funds, equipment, budgeting, personnel, or even community relations. It is your client’s black dot.
Unfortunately majority of good business consultants will see ONLY the black dot. Their eyes will focus and become fixated on it. As a great business consultant, you must see all the white space around the black dot. Fill the white space with all the positive recommendations and solutions. Start to make notes. Keep thinking and writing. A great business consultant is constantly searching for right solutions to solve his client’s issue.
Within no time the white space will fade, and the dot will become unnoticeable. Your client’s issue will become workable. Furthermore, involve team members or partner with your client’s black dot. A fresh set of eyes may be all you need to make the impossible, possible. By taking on your client’s issue in pieces and parts, you can develop strategies to chip away at it. In the end, the seemingly insurmountable black dot no longer exists―you have made progress. As a great business consultant you have found ways to cope with and improve your client’s situation.
Top 10 Consulting Businesses Thriving Today
Although you can be a consultant in just about any field these days, the current top 10 consulting businesses include:
- Accounting:Accounting is something that every business needs, no matter how large or small. Accounting consultants can help a business with all of its financial needs.
- Advertising:This type of consultant is normally hired by a business to develop a good strategic advertising campaign.
- Auditing:From consultants who audit utility bills for small businesses to consultants who handle major work for telecommunications firms, auditing consultants are enjoying the fruits of their labor.
- Business:Know how to help a business turn a profit? If you have a good business sense, then you’ll do well as a business consultant. After computer consulting, people in this field are the next most sought after.
- Business writing:Everyone knows that most businesspeople have trouble when it comes to writing a report–or even a simple memo. Enter the business writing consultant, and everyone is happy!
- Career counseling:With more and more people finding themselves victims of a corporate downsizing, career counselors will always be in demand. Career counselors guide their clients into a profession or job that will help them be both happy and productive as an employee.
- Communications:Communications consultants specialize in helping employees in both large and small businesses better communicate with each other, which ultimately makes the business more efficient and operate smoothly.
- Computer consulting:From software to hardware, and everything in between, if you know computers, your biggest problem will be not having enough hours in the day to meet your clients’ demands!
- Editorial services:From producing newsletters to corporate annual reports, consultants who are experts in the editorial field will always be appreciated.
- Executive search/headhunter firms:While this is not for everyone, there are people who enjoy finding talent for employers.
You decide which type of business consultant you want to be – I choose to be a GREAT one.
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- The Business Plan Guide for Independent Consultants by Herman Holtz
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- The Consultant’s Guide to Getting Business on the Internet by Herman Holtz
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- Business Consultants Directory, American Business Directories Inc., 5711 S. 86th Cir., Omaha, NE 68127