Top Business Consulting Franchises

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Providing consulting services to businesses can be a lucrative opportunity. If you're interested in becoming a consultant but don't know where to start, then you're in luck. Nationwide, there are consulting franchises available to assist you with everything from basic training to sales to marketing and advertising support.

One of the big advantages of buying into a consulting franchise is that it will afford you access to established support services and industry-specific proprietary tools. While franchising comes with a price tag, the initial start-up costs and ongoing royalty fees are typically modest. You'll also experience a fair amount of savings because consulting franchises can usually be run from a home office, as opposed to the overhead costs you'd otherwise incur to rent office space.

Additional Cost Savings

Using a professional consulting service can also save additional overhead costs (from staff to a custodial crew) and prevent typical startup mistakes and losses. With a proven business model and name recognition, you can hit the ground running and begin making money. 

Do Your Homework

With all of that in mind, be sure to research each option on your own and make sure you understand the contracts and royalty fees. By going into the deal with plenty of knowledge, you'll be able to make a smart decision and minimize the risk of losing money. And, no matter how savvy a businessperson you are, don't ever enter into a contractual agreement without your attorney reviewing the paperwork.

These top business consulting franchise list has something for everyone:

Coaching and Business Management Consulting Franchises

Financial and Investment Consulting Franchises

  • Blue Coast Financial
  • Business Advisers International
    • Provides consulting, mentoring, facilitation, and training services for large and small businesses
    • www.ibadvisors.com
  • Century Small Business Solutions
  • Padgett Business Services
    • Financial/accounting, payroll, and tax consultation, as well as general business consulting for small businesses
    • www.smallbizpros.com

    Franchising Consulting Service

    Marketing Consulting Franchises

    Property and Management Consulting Franchises

    • Bridge Business and Property Brokers Inc.
      • Business/commercial brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, as well as financial consulting services for businesses
      • www.bridgebrokers.com
    • Commercial Property Consultants (CPC)

    Sales and Training Consulting Franchises

    Technology Consulting Franchises

    • AIS Media, Inc.
      • Certified provider of high-demand e-commerce and Internet solutions for large and small businesses
      • www.aismedia.com
    • Expetec Technology Services
      • Provides technology-focused consulting services including mobile, on-site, and high-level technology products, primarily in the small to medium B2B sector
      • www.expetec.com/franchise