Top 20 Consulting Businesses Thriving
Consulting Businesses Thriving Today although you can be a consultant in just
about any field these days, the current top 20 consulting businesses
1. 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
2. Advertising: This type of consultant is
normally hired by a business to develop a good strategic advertising
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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.
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!
services: From producing newsletters to corporate annual reports,
consultants who are experts in the editorial field will always be
10. Executive search/headhunter
firms: While this is not for everyone, there are people who enjoy
finding talent for employers.
11. Gardening: In the
past decade the demand for gardening consultants has blossomed (pun intended)
into a $1 million-a-year business. Not only are businesses hiring gardening
consultants; so are people who are too busy to take care of their gardens at
12. Grantsmanship: Once you learn how to
write a grant proposal, you can name your price.
resources: As long as businesses have people problems (and they
always will), consultants in this field will enjoy a never-ending supply of
corporate clients, both large and small. (People-problem prevention programs
could include teaching employees to get along with others, respect and even
violence prevention in the workplace.)
Insurance: Everyone needs insurance, and everyone needs an
insurance consultant to help them find the best plan and pricing for
15. Marketing: Can you help a business write
a marketing plan?
Or do you have ideas that you feel will help promote a business? If so, why not
try your hand as a marketing consultant?
management: Everyone needs to get paid. By using your knowledge
and expertise in payroll management, you can provide this service to many
businesses, both large and small.
relations: Getting good press coverage for any organization is a
real art. When an organization finds a good PR consultant, they hang on to them
18. Publishing: If you're interested in
the publishing field, then learn everything you can and you, too, can be a
publishing consultant. A publishing consultant usually helps new ventures when
they are ready to launch a new newspaper, magazine, newsletter--and even
websites and electronic newsletters.
Taxes: With the right marketing and business plan (and a sincere
interest in taxes), your career as a tax consultant can be very lucrative. A tax
consultant advises businesses on the legal methods to pay the least amount of
20. Writing services: Anything
related to the written word will always be in demand. Find your specialty in the
writing field, and the sky will be the limit!
are rising again! Prices at the pump rose steadily earlier this year, peaking
just shy of $4 a gallon in April before dropping back below $3.50 a gallon in
late June. Now, climbing oil prices are pushing gasoline back up again. A gallon
of regular gasoline now costs $3.744 on average, up 2.3 cents from last week 14
cents higher than the same week a year ago. Gasoline futures have soared 19%
over the past two months, setting in motion an increase in retail prices, which
are up 7.2% over the same period, according to AAA Fuel Gauge Report. Pump
prices tend to lag behind moves in the futures markets by several weeks, meaning
drivers have yet to feel the full extent of the recent rally. From a young
economist point of view it appears that as the gasoline price is expected to
rise +19%, then therefore the retail price will have a reaction of +7.2%. The
next question that an economist would ask would be; will this increase the
revenue of the retail convenience stores of gas stations as well? Well
mathematically their elasticity is; Elasticity to Retail Price with respect to
Gas Price is: 0.37%. What does this mean? It simply means that for every 1% that
the gasoline price makes, then the price of retail will change 0.378%. From our
perspective, that’s pretty drastic. Put it in this perspective, the price of
gasoline per gallon has a 37%-38% elastic change in retail prices.
If today you go to your local gas station and the price of gas has increased by
10 cents since last week. The price last weekend of gasoline was $3.00/gallon.
All of a sudden it changes to $3.10, these counts as a $0.10 change and a 3.33%
change in price from the original $3.00/gallon. Well what recent articles tell
us is that once the gas price increases by 1% the retail prices will also
increase by 0.37%. This means that retail price anywhere you go will
also see a 0.37% increase in its price. Therefore if your younger sister asks
you to purchase her a Barbie that cost $15.50 for her birthday, the ending
result of that price once gas prices rise 3.33% will be;
*Granted all these elasticities are
estimates for overall retail prices. The affect that the oil industry has on
retail is very strong or “elastic”. The main reason it has such a strong
determining factor is because every product from clothes, foods and even toys
has to be shipped on some type of vehicle. And as of now many vehicles depend on
oil. Therefore oil has a limited amount of substitutes.