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Business Consulting Services for 2014 and Beyond

Business Consulting Services for 2014 and BeyondNow that the new year is just around the corner, it's a great time to assess where you stand in your career.

Have you been searching for new opportunities to show off your skills? Are you ready to make a difference with your career? Do you have a knack for problem solving and innovative thinking? It might be time for you to consider channeling your talents into new opportunities.

Business consulting services are in high demand these days, and it's not just the corporate giants of the world that are hiring them. Small and mid-sized companies make up the majority of the world's businesses, and they are turning to consultants more and more to help them achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. Startups and other fledgling organizations need consultants to help them get off the ground and establish successful operations. Established companies often need a shot in the arm in order to stay competitive and relevant. All businesses appreciate those who can provide not only a vision of the future, but a plan for how to deal with it.

As a business consultant, you'll be charged with providing a number of services designed to help companies perform up to and beyond their potential. These business consulting services might change from client to client, but many of them are truly universal. Read on and find out how you can turn your skills and knowledge into a menu of valuable services that will make you attractive to the modern business world.

Leadership Development

What do you think of when you think of great leadership? For most people, leadership is all about confident, visionary guidance. It's about inspiring people to perform versus telling them exactly what to do and how to do it. Unfortunately, many organizations are starved for great leadership, which is why many of them are hiring consultants to help them inspire existing leaders while nurturing the leaders of the future.

Here are some of the ways in which consultants can assist companies with leadership development:

  • Help business leaders become true world-class performers by providing mentorship or other forms of inspiration

  • Provide coaching for the development of soft skills

  • Set up structure for effective succession planning

  • Introduce more effective methods of training and developing members of Generation Y

  • Create workplaces that inspire people to put forth their best effort

Human Capital Development

For many business leaders, it's easy to analyze and assess the value of equipment or property. To them, business capital doesn't include the value of the people working for them. Ultimately, human capital is even more important than any piece of equipment or property. Consultants are able to teach leaders about the value of their people – many of whom are legitimate million-dollar investments. By helping companies develop their human capital, consultants can help ensure that the organizations they work for stick around for the long haul.

Preparing for a New Generation

Of all the business consultant services you could provide in your new career, few are as crucial as preparing organizations for the emergence of Generation Y. In the coming decade, this generation will begin to form the backbone of the workforce. The organizations that are prepared to handle the Millennials will be the ones that succeed in the coming years, which is why consultants who understand Gen Y are in high demand.

As I've written before, Generation Y is misunderstood, partly because its members are looking for authenticity in the workplace that many modern leaders are unable to provide. They want to do great work, but they need leaders who understand them and are able to offer the appropriate inspiration. As a consultant, you will be able to set the stage for the emergence of the Millennials. The organizations that you assist will be better suited to handle the emergence of Gen Y, and they will experience tremendous success as a result.

More Business Consulting Services for 2014

Consultants with the skills, knowledge and experience to help organizations move into the future successfully will be in high demand over the course of the coming year. In addition to the services listed above, consultants will also be needed to help boost sales, adapt to technological advancements, improve communications (internally and externally) and much more.

You possess a number of skills, and consulting is the best way to show them off, especially in our rapidly changing modern world. If you're eager to make a change to your career to coincide with a new year, I can't recommend a career as a consultant highly enough. As a consultant, you can make a huge difference in the world, but it's up to you to take the first step.


Are you ready to put your skills to work by offering business consulting services? Ex3 Matters offers a number of helpful resources. Start with Buddy Hobart's free eBook, “Experience Matters,” then download your copies of the Ex3 Matters Consulting Guides for expertise you won't find anywhere else.