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'2006 looks to be a breakout year for small businesses and independent consultants' says Cam Forbes

12-15-2005 10:09 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Opus One Ventures

He is referring to the expansion of small business consulting in 2006. Forbes started a consulting business in 1999 and has been coaching small business owners, consultants and sales people in starting their own businesses. He relates, “It’s never too late to start a consulting business but I've never seen the business environment in such great need of skilled consulting labor.”

Cam Forbes, founder and Managing Partner of Opus One Ventures ( has been speaking, training and coaching business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales people around the world. Now the consulting industry expert - whose website ( has attracted attention from media outlets such as Robb Report, and Fortune - is observing “the kind of growth we haven't seen since the late 90's.”

He's talking about growth in the consulting industry. High fuel costs and raw material price increases are putting tremendous pressure on businesses to improve their bottom line. This is leading to a reduction in capital spending and recruiting. The void left in the workplace is being filled by industry experts and consultants who have niche experience to execute strategic projects for these organizations.

Forbes says “We have seen limited growth over the prior four quarters, however the sustained growth within the consulting industry over the past two and a half years has provided evidence of the value consultants add, and the positive effect they are making on their clients' business, both in terms of improved productivity and increased revenues.”

“Unfortunately too many people believe their skills are a poor match for these businesses” explains Forbes. “The exact opposite is true. Individuals should analyze their skill set to determine if a move to consulting is right for them - many times it is. And with more capital flowing into the marketplace there is no better time to get started than right now.”

Forbes offers an aggressively priced package for entrepreneurs interested in getting started in the growing consulting marketplace. For only $49.95, customers receive:

· The Business Plan used to create his own Consulting business
· Professional consulting contracts
· Financial Statements
· A Client Presentation Helper
· Proposal Templates and Tools
· Qualified Market Research
…and much more.

For more information about Forbes' “Consulting Solution Toolkit” and how to get started in Consulting, visit or to receive his free report about getting started in consulting visit

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