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Business consultants are professionals who have expertise in business management. They work with companies to create systems and implement changes that will improve the companies’ overall performance. They are often seasoned professionals within your industry who can help you with financial advice, industry expertise, risk and compliance assessments, or overall business development strategy. 

In this section, we will provide a job description sample, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a business consultant. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a business consultant to provide expert-level insight on and analysis of our products, services, and processes. You will advise our company on how we might improve our productivity by identifying new opportunities and applying the best practices of our industry. Additionally, you will provide support to the sales team by preparing them for meetings and providing them with intelligence on our industry.


Below are some of the responsibilities a business consultant is expected to assume:  

  • Work with internal stakeholders to create business plans that identify needs, goals, and options to achieve success
  • Identify and assess viability of new business opportunities, including risks and return on investment potential
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving key metrics and business operations
  • Develop plans for achieving desired business outcomes and results
  • Provide ongoing consulting to business leaders and employees to ensure success in their business areas
  • Maintain and grow relationships with clients and other business partners
  • Meet with clients and other business partners to gather information about their business and address their needs and concerns
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a business consultant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management, finance, or related field
  • Experience as a business consultant in our industry or a relevant field
  • Familiarity with Zoho CRM and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrable business, leadership, and analytical skills
  • Strong grasp of business fundamentals, including finance, marketing, economics, operations, strategy, information technology, and organizational psychology
  • Demonstrable commitment to business ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record in business development
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  • $99 hourly
    Jayne A.
    Business Consultant
    • 5.0
    • (28 jobs)
    Seattle, WA
    vsuc_fltilesrefresh_TrophyIcon Business Consulting
    Software Integration
    Microsoft Dynamics 365
    Management Skills
    Salesforce CRM
    Project Risk Management
    CRM Software
    Project Delivery
    Project Management Professional
    ERP Software
    Process Improvement
    Customer Relationship Management
    Strategic Plan
    Cross Functional Team Leadership
    Hello- Do you worry about having action items completed on time? Do you have projects that are stalled or underperforming? Do you need someone to act as an ambassador for your company with clients, internal and external? Do you need someone to guide and motivate your teams? These are the things I love managing and helping make come together on time. Program/Project Management is what I enjoy and am passionate about. Qualities that make me the ideal candidate are: • Driving to Success – Being the springboard to help others succeed is one of my best qualities. Part of that skill is seeing the end game and getting the team to that point. I have done that both during implementations and in the classroom. o “Jayne is a fantastic project manager with an excellent understanding of Agile methodologies. Jayne came on board our team to take over PM duties for a stalled project implementing Salesforce as our new CRM, and was able to quickly understand the business requirements/technology, scope the remaining work, and focus the team in order to see the project to a successful conclusion. Jayne is passionate about her work and would bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to any team looking for project management expertise.” SFDC/ERP Project, VP of Information Technology • Cross-functional leadership – Part of the joy I get is bringing people together to get great things done. Speaking to people in different roles with different communication styles and negotiating to ensure everyone’s wants and needs align. One CEO, a former prosecuting attorney who was not technical, lost faith in the stalled SFDC project and needed to understand how to proceed. After having the Dev team rescope the work, we created a new plan with a $5M budget, which aligned outputs, dates, and team members, which we released on time and on budget. o "Jayne is a talented and insightful project manager with an excellent grasp of Agile development methodologies. She immediately redirected our troubled Salesforce conversion project and got us to our go-live date. I highly recommend her for these types of conversion and implementation work." SFDC Project, Bruce, CEO o “Software development frequently implies different groups with different objectives trying to produce one product. Inherent in that is a conflict about what, when, and how things should be done. Jayne always helped manage the different objectives and agendas to drive the products toward a single, cohesive, and successful end result. That requires a tremendous amount of both attention to detail and patience, which can be hard to find in a single individual and that Jayne has in abundance. Jayne would be a great asset to any company needing someone that can step in and drive projects to successful completion.” Program Manager NetIQ position, Wes, Dev Lead • Intellectual Curiosity – The continued learning and certifications in various topics can evidence my desire to learn and grow. Some certifications I have attained include a Project Management and System Design from Cornell, a SCRUM Master Certification from ScrumStudy, a Regulatory Compliance Certification from the University of Pennsylvania, and Blockchain Revolution Certification from INSEAD. This attribute leads me to ask the right questions during a project to uncover potential pitfalls, allowing teams ample time to identify and mitigate risks. My varied experience in Project Management, Training, Instructional Design, and Sales brings a depth of information to your organization. Some of the industries and clients I have worked in include high-tech (both software and hardware development), cyber-security, e-commerce (both transactional sales and subscriptions), oil and gas, tax consulting, manufacturing, and education industries that bring a lot to the table. In addition to various industries, I have worked in startup environments, global teams, and reporting to managers at all levels locally and in other locations. Methodologies I am well versed in include Agile, Waterfall, and Stage-Gate using PMI methodologies. Additionally, I have taught college-level Government, World Cultures, Psychology, and Project Management skills using multiple applications in Education. Lastly, I have years of discovering risks, mitigating them, and completing projects on time and under budget while delivering high customer satisfaction. These skills I hope to bring to your programs and projects. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you in the near future.
  • $100 hourly
    Jordan C.
    Business Consultant
    • 5.0
    • (4 jobs)
    Seattle, WA
    vsuc_fltilesrefresh_TrophyIcon Business Consulting
    Startup Consulting
    Venture Capital Consulting
    Business Development
    Investment Research
    Business Plan
    Currently working Pro Bono on legislation for legalization in the kingdom of eSwatini and mentoring future cannabis entrepreneur while increasing experienced indigenous growers knowledges. Jordan Curl is a cannabis entrepreneur, a United States Marine Corps combat veteran , and an international educator. Jordan is a practitioner and proponent of medical cannabis as a therapeutic treatment for PTSD and other ailments, and a cannabis advocate who has been part of the effort to legalize cannabis since 2004. At age 17 Jordan enlisted in the Marine Corps infantry and was deployed to Helmand province Afghanistan for two combat tours as a fire-team leader, and an instructor and advisor to the Afghan National Army and Jordanian Armed Forces. Jordan’s military career also took him to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait for joint combat and training operations with their respective militaries. Jordan has worked in the medical and recreational cannabis industry in California, Oregon, and Washington since 2010, and has acquired a high degree of experience within the many modalities of cannabis: cultivation, extraction, processing, and formulations, across a diverse group of products such as vape cartridges, topicals and edibles that he has helped bring to market. He has a deep knowledge of hydrocarbon distillation, chromatography extractions,solventless extractions, and a range of cultivation methods, including indoor, outdoor, greenhouse, mixed lighting and vertical for both soil and hydroponics. In 2012, Jordan co-founded Vulcan Mountain Herbal in Seattle to address the future needs of the still budding cannabis market. VMH is a veteran owned and operated medical marijuana patient cooperative that specializes in indoor growing and vertically integrated processing, extraction and distribution of medical cannabis to its patient network. Many innovative solutions and products that were created by VMH and its partners have now been adopted by the cannabis industry. In 2014, Jordan and his VMH business partners incorporated VMH into a recreational cannabis company called Vulcan Mountain Farms, the second company in the state of Washington to receive a recreational grow licenses for a 20,000 Square foot Tier 2 outdoor production facility. Through Jordan carefully cultivated cannabis network, he was responsible for the collection of over 100 different strains of mother plants and 200 different types of seed genetics for VMFs genetics library, as well as establishing the training and education program for cultivation and extractions. Notably, the company was one of the first in Seattle to accept cryptocurrency. In 2016, Jordan became the acquisitions manager for Seattle Bubble Works, an Artisan producer of water extracted bubble hash and prerolls, his role there included visiting and assessing licensed production facilities on their ability to grow cannabis and produce finished product to be used for the company as extraction material. At this time Jordan also started his consulting agency for the medical cannabis sector in Washington and Oregon, called Growers Without Borders, to assist medical patients conducting small grows for themselves or other patients, this work as flowed over to other countries such as Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, Poland and South Africa. Jordan continues to co-own a medical cannabis delivery service and extraction facility in Seattle. And in 2017 he established a veterans training program, focused on growing and extraction education, called Warriors to Weed. He has consulted on multiple operations throughout the West Coast cannabis markets as well as internationally. Jordan is currently the senior cultivation and extraction associate for iCAN serve, a division of iCAN that provides a range of services to cannabis companies on every continent but Antarctica. Currently he acts as a European representative for iCAN, focusing on creating deal flow, scouting IP for the companies incubator and investment arm, and providing on the ground, qualitative research and analysis for the retail and industry markets for clients focusing on the European sector.
  • $75 hourly
    Alek D.
    Business Consultant
    • 5.0
    • (59 jobs)
    Big Bear Lake, CA
    vsuc_fltilesrefresh_TrophyIcon Business Consulting
    Critical Thinking Skills
    Change Management
    Cross Functional Team Leadership
    Strategic Planning
    Social Media Management
    Digital Marketing Management
    HR System Management
    HR & Recruiting Software
    Marketing Operations & Workflow
    Project Management
    Project Plans
    Project Workflows
    Project Management Professional
    🦄 𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒆🦄 🎓 Certified Scrum Master (CSM) 🎓 PMP 🎓 HubSpot Certified 🎓 ClickUp Power User 🎓EOS 🎤 Native English 💎 Client Facing 🤹🏼Cross-functional Team Leader About me: - INTEGRITY IN EXCELLENCE above all things: Excellent work, on time, every time. I only take on projects I'm certain I can knock out of the park. - I'm a PMP, CSM, and I'm considered "Top Talent" here on Upwork. - Over 20 years of experience assisting firms with strategic planning, streamlining processes, and using technology to automate. 🌟 The businesses I work with are looking for success that scales. I help them crush it: Day-to-day Marketing & Operations Management (I'm looking at you busy CEOs) Operations Analysis & Management / Business Auditing Process Improvement & Operations Optimization Automations & Workflows SOP Writing & Technical Implementation Cross-functional Team Management (Marketing, Sales, HR, Success, Service, & IT) Marketing Funnels Lead Management (via Hubspot, Salesforce, ActiveCampaign, Keap / Infusionsoft) Account Management / Project Management Task Organization & Management Problem Solving and Strategic Planning KPI's and Analytics Email Marketing Web Analytics ⚡︎I cannot help everybody, but we may be a great fit if you are thinking: ● "There's millions on the line and I want the BEST" ● "I know how to run my business, but maybe I'm too close to it" ● "I'm NOT an expert, and I don't have time to mess around with the day to day!" ● "There's a part of my business that's embarrassing - Something needs to change..." ● "I need a solution that I KNOW 100% will get it RIGHT" Working with me, you will ★ Stop worrying about your business - I handle the detailed work, analytics, scope, research, and schedule. ★ Start having a pulse on the business and start sleeping soundly knowing the right work is being accomplished! ★ Know what's coming in the next months and quarters with accurate forecasting! ★ Uncover rocks to find what truly is and isn't working. ★ Reduce churn, grow, and automate to do less. My clients have a LOT to say about me: ✅ "𝑨𝒍𝒆𝒌 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍. 𝑯𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓, 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒔𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒕. 𝑾𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒍𝒚." ✅ "𝑨𝒍𝒆𝒌 𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒉-𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔. 𝑯𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒍𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅!" ✅ "𝑨𝒍𝒆𝒌 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓. 𝑯𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆. 𝑯𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒇𝒖𝒍. 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏'𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆, 𝑨𝒍𝒆𝒌!" ✅ "𝑨𝒍𝒆𝒌 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒋𝒐𝒃 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕. 𝑯𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚." Not every business is my client, though. Some signs we might not be a good fit include: ✗ The company is struggling to pay salaries - can’t do that in good conscience ✗ ”Respect for others” is not a core value - I love working with awesome people I respect What I look for in a new client: ● Open mind, relaxed attitude ● Values integrity & relationships ● Focused on improving, lets their actions speak louder than words ● Knows our minimum scope, and wants the BEST Discount for US military veterans, active service military, first responders and founders w/full-sleeve tattoos Sound like a fit? Next steps: 📺 Reach out to me for a consultation! ~ OR ~ 🟢 Press '...' button then ‘Send Message’ button in the top right-hand corner 💬 Write me a personalized note including why you think we’re a good fit to work together Expertise: 💵 HubSpot 💵 ActiveCampaign 💵 Salesforce 💵 🗂 ClickUp 🗂Trello 🗂 Asana 🗂 Jira 🗂 Confluence 🗂 🗂Zoho 📫 LinkedIn Sales Navigator 📫 📫 Phantombuster 📫 Woodpecker 📫Drip 📫 MailChimp 📫 ZoomInfo 📫 Lusha 📫 Google Sheets 📫Klaviyo 🔎 Facebook 🔎 LinkedIn 🔎 Google 🔎 Instagram 🔎 LinkedIn 📞 Slack 📞 Microsoft Teams 📞 Zoom 💡 Zapier 💡 Make 💡 📊 Google Analytics 4 📊 AppsFlyer 📊 Mixpanel 📊 OneSignal 📊Magento
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