Editor's note: This article was excerpted from our Consulting Business start-up guide , available from the Entrepreneur Bookstore. The dictionary defines a consultant as "an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual. But unless you've been in a coma for the past decade, you probably have a good idea what a consultant is. Businesses certainly understand what consultants are. In U. According to Anna Flowers, spokesperson for the Association of Professional Consultants in Irvine, California, the association has recently noticed an increase in calls for information from people who want to get into the business.
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Business consultants provide professional advice to clients in a broad range of industries. As of , the market size of the management consulting industry in the U. With a global pandemic causing huge job losses and forcing people to change the way they work, it's a tricky time to start a new business, but it can and has been done successfully. Consultants are expert problem solvers, opportunists, and solution-oriented thinkers. In the U.
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