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There are consultants in many fields, from digital and technology to management and HR.

But before you can start up as one you’ll need to have a basic level of business knowledge.

Tips for consultants and
small consultancy businesses

Key Fact:


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is the percentage of growth by the digital and technology consultancy sector in 2014*

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Key Fact:

£6 billion

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is the value of the UK management consultancy market in 2015*

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Key Fact:


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is the approximate starting salary for an entry level management consultant*

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Helpful tips for starting a consulting business

Consultants offer professional expertise in their field to individuals or organisations, in both the public and private sectors.

A consultant can specialise in anything from human resources consultants who advise companies on how to organise their workforce, all the way through to beauty consultants who help customers to choose the right cosmetic products for them.

If you are looking to set up a freelance business as a consultant, our Small Business Knowledge Centre is here to help you find everything you need to know to get started.

From your legal responsibilities of working with the public, to setting up a home office, we’re here to support you in your enterprise and help you find the right insurance for your business.

Take a look at the articles below to get started with setting up your business, or click here to find out more about our small business insurance options.

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