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Consulting Industry: Getting Started

Getting Started

Management consultants advise clients on the best methods to run their business in major practice areas. The industry is fragmented, consisting of a few large companies and many small boutique consultants, most privately-owned. The industry is sometimes referred to as the "professional services industry."

The consulting industry consists of various sectors - management consulting, environmental consulting, human resource consulting, manufacturing operations consulting, supply chain consulting, IT consulting, etc. This guide focuses on one segment of the industry - management consulting.

To help you form an effective research strategy, the business librarians have developed the following guide:

Business Planning

For resources on business planning, including sample business plans for businesses in this industry, please see the Entrepreneurship research guide.

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