You might hire a business consultant to:

  • Develop business solutions tailored to company and industry needs
  • Provide recommendations backed by data and market research

  • Foresee outcomes of proposals using data projections
  • Find and interview experts who can speak to industry-specific topics
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Strong business instincts and the ambition to grow and learn
Experience working in finance, marketing, or analytics
Practiced written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software, like Salesforce and NetSuite
Excellent work ethic and personal drive
Experience conducting research, surveys, or interviews, and gleaning insights from results
Ability to resolve conflicts in a collaborative setting 
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others
Strong organizational skills to stay on top of work
Experience working on a team