Today businesses are demanding specialized professionalsh having the ability to detect problems, to help them discover new ways to adapt and be able to identify opportunities amid the crisis. These people are called business consultants or coaches, so it is not surprising for example that only exist in Spain about 200 thousand consultants who move about 13 million euros to year.
If you want to become a successful business consultant and be part of this attractive market, pay attention to the following tips.
1. Recognize what area you have more knowledge and experience to become a successful business consultant.
We all have an area of knowledge where we have experiences that we can share, for example, if you drive well the finance area and has had several years experience working on it, you can think about being a Financial Consultant. If your area is perhaps the accounting and have had good experiences, you handle the latest methods and information about the area accounting, you can be a consultant in this area. Think about what area you can provide consulting, perhaps in marketing, business creation, sales or technology. So the first thing is to identify what area you can develop yourself to become a successful business consultant.
2. Develop your profile as consulting
If you already have a career and have worked in your field of study, you already possess knowledge and experience, but to be a business consultant you must acquire a very specific profile, so that you succeed in this market. For that you must take specialized studies, to take away the knowledge you acquired at a university to the field of business consulting. Further in several countries to be a consultant, you must be certified, so it is vital you make important studies that certify you as a business consultant.
The courses will form you as a coach or consultant, will give you skills communicator, neurolinguistic programming and emotional intelligence for conflict management. You will be able to listen actively, you will have a high level of objectivity, you can present guidelines to convert weaknesses strengths and generally you will learn everything you need to become an effective consultant for companies.
3. Form a team with specialists, if is necessary.
Another thing to consider when you decide to become a consultant, is that counseling can include many business aspects: legal, legal, contract, salary, advertising, productivity, among others, and for that you could associate with a team of specialists in each of the branches most requested, to offer comprehensive solutions to your customers.
4. Need to have vocation
Believe it or not important, you need to marry with the profession for be successful, therefore it needs vocation or at least learn to develop skills such as:
● Be tolerant when listening
● Avoid subjectivities and show an impartial stance
● Be a good communicator
● Be flexible
● Be Structured
● Be versatile
If you develop these skills and you like solving problems others or teach them to see things from a more efficient perspective, surely have the vocation needed to be a consultant to companies in a specific area.
5. Promote and advertice by yourself
Since you're on the road to becoming a business consultant you must draw a plan to promote yourself and get a good customer base, for it uses social networks, create a blog where you can write weekly on issues in your area, writes for a regional newspaper, offers events and conferences in universities, radio interviews, and especially makes your job supremely well, this means exceed expectations who hires you, this premise will bring more customers by direct recommendation of the companies to which you have given the service.