Frequently asked questions

What does a Business Consultant do? 

Business Consultants work in specific industries and fields. They have a deep understanding and knowledge of the business vertical they are servicing. They help guide businesses and individuals to achieve specific goals. Usually, consultants join teams to help complement and provide support for specific areas of expertise. Some Business Consultants help fill knowledge gaps when a full-time staff member may not be necessary. 

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Business Consultant? 

On a day-to-day basis, Business Consultants are involved in a variety of activities. Specific duties are highly dependent on the company they work for and their needs. Generally, Business Consultants attend meetings, help set benchmarks, provide strategic plans, and gather information to help analyze the efficiency of projects. 

What makes a good Business Consultant? 

A good Business Consultant is exceptionally organized, has in-depth knowledge in a specific industry, and is an effective written and verbal communicator. They have to identify problems, provide a roadmap to solve the problem and analyze the process and outcome. Another critical part of being a good Business Consultant is maneuvering sensitive conversations professionally. They should be able to frame and gracefully share feedback so that it’s not perceived as unfavorable. 

Who does a Business Consultant work with? 

Business Consultants can work with a variety of people in different roles. For example, Business Consultants can work with CEOs, VPs, Directors and Managers.