Small Business Consulting Firms Chicago

Charles asks…

Can a computer engineer get a job easy ?

can a computer engineer certified get a job easy ?

-I was born Nov.12 1989

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

I hope so because i want to be one. I sa this information once on different type of cpu engineering and i would love to help you out

1 Software engineer
$80,500 AVERAGE PAY 46% 10-YEAR GROWTH 44,800 ANNUAL JOB OPENINGS STRESS B FLEXIBILITY B CREATIVITY A EASE OF ENTRY C

WHY IT’S GREAT Software engineers are needed in virtually every part of the economy, making this one of the fastest-growing job titles in the U.S. Even so, it’s not for everybody. Designing, developing and testing computer programs requires some pretty advanced math skills and creative problem-solving ability. If you’ve got them, though, you can work and live where you want: Telecommuting is quickly becoming widespread. The profession skews young–the up-all-night-coding thing gets tired–but consulting and management positions aren’t hard to come by once you’re experienced.

WHAT’S COOL Cutting-edge projects, like designing a new video game or tweaking that military laser. Extra cash from freelance gigs. Plus, nothing says cool like great prospects.

WHAT’S NOT Jobs at the biggest companies tend to be less creative (think Neo, pre-Matrix). Outsourcing is a worry. Eyestrain and back, hand and wrist problems are common.

TOP-PAYING JOB Release engineers, who are responsible for the final version of any software product, earn six figures.

EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree, but moving up the ladder often requires a master’s.

3 Financial adviser

$122,500 AVERAGE PAY 26% 10-YEAR GROWTH 6,100 ANNUAL JOB OPENINGS STRESS C FLEXIBILITY B CREATIVITY B EASE OF ENTRY B “Most people don’t know their goals. I know how helpless I felt years ago when my husband died young. It’s the best feeling to bring people from defining their goals to realizing them.” –DEBORAH FELDMAN, 55, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CHICAGO

WHY IT’S GREAT Twenty years ago, no one ever said, “I want to be a financial adviser when I grow up.” Now there are nearly 300 college programs for financial planning, and M.B.A.s, lawyers and accountants are jumping to this lucrative but more people-friendly profession. As company pensions die out and Americans increasingly have to manage their own retirement savings, financial planning is no longer just for the rich. And with Gen X-ers entering their peak earning years and boomers nearing retirement, business will get better still.

WHAT’S COOL If you have a knack for numbers and a way with people, you can use Wall Street skills without selling your soul. You can work for yourself, for a small shop or for a giant financial services firm.

WHAT’S NOT Compliance rules mean lots of paperwork. Stress? You have to build a practice from the ground up.

TOP-PAYING JOB Advisers who manage client portfolios earn $200,000-plus.

EDUCATION A college degree, plus certification and continuing education.

Market research analyst

$82,500 AVERAGE PAY 20% 10-YEAR GROWTH 16,000 ANNUAL JOB OPENINGS STRESS C FLEXIBILITY B CREATIVITY C EASE OF ENTRY B

WHY IT’S GREAT If you want to know what the next big thing is, this is your field. Before launching a product or service, companies turn to market research analysts who collect and evaluate data about consumer wants, needs and buying habits. You get to work on a huge variety of projects: In a single day you might run a taste test on a new vodka flavor, evaluate a rebranding campaign for a hot dog and analyze political polling data.

WHAT’S COOL Testing products before they hit the market. You talk to lots of people and get to ask them personal questions you wouldn’t dare pose at a party.

WHAT’S NOT Being mistaken for a telemarketer; deadlines; number crunching.

TOP-PAYING JOB A senior exec or partner in a consulting firm can earn more than $200,000.

EDUCATION B.A.; M.A. In statistics helps.

7 Computer/IT analyst

$83,500 AVERAGE PAY 36% 10-YEAR GROWTH 67,300 ANNUAL JOB OPENINGS STRESS C FLEXIBILITY C CREATIVITY D EASE OF ENTRY B

WHY IT’S GREAT Seems like the entire world is at the mercy of information technology folks, thanks to the rapid spread of computers and swell of the Internet. And all of these jobs pay well, from desktop support technician to Webmaster to database wonk. Entry-level analysts make $60,000 and above. Senior database specialists and IT managers command six-figure salaries and decent bonuses. A bachelor’s degree is enough to get started.

WHAT’S COOL Telecommuting and freelance gigs abound. Plus: e-mail snooping!

WHAT’S NOT Carpal tunnel syndrome; outsourcing will mean fewer entry-level and nonspecialized jobs.

TOP-PAYING JOB Network operations directors, who are responsible for a company’s intranet, earn $250,000-plus.

EDUCATION From a B.S. To a Ph.D.

Maria asks…

Is this a good company idea?

Hello. I would like to become super rich some day. I would like to start my own business/company. For the past few years i have been working at a mangement consulting firm which gave me experience and knowledge on how businesses and companies are run.

Here is my company idea.

It would be a board room/conference room/meeting room facility company. It would be where small businesses, business travelers, and other people could come to a facility which has board rooms equipped with needed pieces of technology (projectors, laptops), office space, a catering service onsite, a secretary service, and a lounge which serves drinks. The whole facility would have free internet access, free phones, etc. The business or person would rent out a board room for a specific date and time. They would boom ahead of time to make sure the time and location is available. On the time and day when they are at the facility, they will have access to everything inside the facility.

At first, I would start with one location in a business crazy city (NYC, Chicago, etc.). If the one location does well, my company would start expanding to multiple locations in a state, then to nation wide, and then, if possible, world wide.

Currently, there is not much competition other than hotels. A company called Regus does the same thing, except they focus more on office space than board room space. I think I could be super rich (10 plus million) with this idea. Do you?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Why would a company or corporation pay to use your facilities? Most companies have their own.

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