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!