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					?Consulting offers a world of possibilities for the professional sales person and the
budding entrepreneur. But how does one get involved in such a field? What are the
perks and pitfalls? In this article we will examine the key traits and skills one needs to
succeed in this rewarding and challenging profession.

What A Consultant Does

Consultants offer advice regarding a number of business objectives including the day
to day operations of a company, whether the company should continue to produce and
sell a given product, whether a company should buy or merge with another company,
etc. They meet with clients, prospective clients, employees and heads of organizations
in order to help the business they are consulting succeed.

Requirements

The vast majority of consultants possesses a Bachelors or Masters degree in finance,
business, or other managerial departments and is more likely to get a job first. And
while not a requirement, finding a mentor or someone with ties to the business can
help you navigate the often turbulent waters of consulting, especially when you are a
new player on the field.

Consulting Resources

Subscribing to a consulting or business magazine or organization will also help you
keep abreast of the latest trends. Seminars and trade shows are also a must have tool
in any consultants arsenal. Industry trade shows are a great way to showcase the
consulting skills you have to offer while also meeting potential clients and your
competition. It is important to understand what is already out there in order for you to
succeed within the industry.

Consulting Rewards

While the monetary rewards are great, an even bigger reward from consulting comes
from knowing you have helped your client(s) make positive business decisions that
will better shape their brand, their company and their relationships with their
employees.

So whether you are interested in sustainable design consulting, creating your own
consulting firm or working within a major corporation, a consulting career can offer a
wide variety of freedom and opportunity for you to grow in the business world.
So whether you are interested in sustainable design consulting, creating your own
consulting firm or working within a major corporation, a consulting career can offer a
wide variety of freedom and opportunity for you to grow in the business world.