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A consultant invoice is a form sent to a client as a payment request for consulting services provided. A consultant is someone who has extensive knowledge and experience in a specific industry or field of study. The consultant uses this past experience to assist any individual, company, or organization in exchange for a fee.

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What is a Consultant?

A consultant is a hired professional that specializes in a particular field or niche and who can give expert advice. Consultant work ranges far across all types of professions. When issuing an invoice for consulting, it most likely means that work was outsourced to a consulting company hired as an independent contractor. Consultants can be hired on a per hour, per job or on a full-time basis.

What does a Consultant do?

A consultant can play many roles in helping a business achieve their client’s end goal, whether that’s helping a new business owner get up and running (for example, a new fast-food franchise) or helping a business owner pinpoint a problem from within their company. Consultants with proven track records and who are experts within their fields are highly coveted. As an overview, consultants generally:

  • Give expertise, fresh advice, and strategy to a business;
  • Identify not-so-obvious internal issues;
  • To be the “bad guy” such as hire and fire employees;
  • Make changes to a company without having to worry about company politics;

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