What does a Business Consultant do?

A Business Consultant is usually part of a more substantial Business Consulting Firm. However, if a particular person has a strong reputation, they can be an independent Business Consultant. The primary role of a Business Consultant is to help other companies optimize and improve their overall business model. They utilize the information available from that company to help with simple and complex optimization issues.

A Business Consultant is usually part of a more substantial Business Consulting Firm. However, if a particular person has a strong reputation, they can be an independent Business Consultant. The primary role of a Business Consultant is to help other companies optimize and improve their overall business model. They utilize the information available from that company to help with simple and complex optimization issues.

  • Examine trade area for new business opportunities
  • Travel to new and ongoing clients businesses
  • Successfully pitch an optimization strategy to new clients
  • Work with marketing and business analytics to design a business plan
  • Present findings to clients with solutions
  • Assist with the implementation of changes
  • Follow up with clients during and after transition
  • Remain their point of contact for ongoing business reviews
  • bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting or related field
  • Double bachelor's or advanced degree (preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in the consulting field
  • A firm grasp of current market trends
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Robust interpersonal capability
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • A drive to work autonomously while still achieving goals
  • A valid driver's license with transportation
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Business Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$4,500 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$3K
Median: $5K
$10K
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Business Consultant Career Path

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Business Consultant
$91,000/yr
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Business Consultant Insights

Read what Business Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
NextepNextep
Business Consultant
1 Dec 2021

“I enjoy the work I get to do and the work life balance is unmatched!”

Northwestern MutualNorthwestern Mutual
Business Consultant Specialist
29 Jan 2021

“I was fortunate to work with a great team and not having to worry about lunch was an added bonus.”

GOFRUGAL Technologies
Lead Business Consultant
11 Jan 2020

“GOFRUGAL is the best place to start the career to gain the knowledge and skills.”

Management SolutionsManagement Solutions
Senior Business Consultant
6 Mar 2021

“Middle and top management not the best; project mostly on regulated industries; 2 year master that you cannot escape from”

Corporate Business SolutionsCorporate Business Solutions
Senior Business Consultant
10 Aug 2021

“Maybe additional training for new hires so I dont have to answer a million questions.”

StoreHubStoreHub
Business Consultant
15 Jan 2021

“No salary increase unless you get promoted or get a counter offer when you tender your resignation.”

KPMGKPMG
Business Consultant
12 Mar 2021

“Interview process was really engaging and enjoyable”

PwCPwC
Business Consultant
24 Jan 2021

“People are really nice and helpful”

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