Looking for a top retail business consulting company?

Consulting firms provide expertise and strategic advice for any business regardless of their industry. Their key deliverables can change, but one thing remains constant — these firms are ready to provide solutions and help your business grow. Your consulting company can help you create a business strategy, manage organizational and operational processes, or provide technology consulting services.

Partnering with a consulting firm will put you on an advantageous path thanks to their knowledge and expertise. They are able to address your challenges so you can start delivering high-quality products and services to your clients. Consider hiring a consulting firm for your company and see what difference they can make.

Check out our directory of Retail consulting firms. Browse reviews and ratings and scan by industry or specialty to find the company that's the best fit for you. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Retail Business Consulting Companies

  • 1
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alpharetta GA

    Franchise Marketing Systems is a franchise developing and marketing firm that is based in Cumming, Ga. Founded in 2009, Franchise Marketing Systems' team of about 30 employees has nearly a decade of experience specializing in management consulting, direct marketing, and advertising.

    Clients
    Ford
    Baxter healthcare
    Anytime Fitnes
    Children's Miracle Networks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Franchise Marketing Systems partnered with an assisted living facility to establish and market a franchise. They built a legal model to walk the client through the franchising process, and they continue to provide marketing services. The client was appreciative of all the help that the team at Franchise Marketing Systems provided and credits the team with the project's success.

    "They helped us build a franchise model and setup the legal documentation around it. They coached and taught us, holding our hand through the process of getting our franchise up-and-running." —President, Assisted Living Facility 

  • Tell us about your project

    NEED HELP SELECTING A COMPANY?

    Based on your budget, timeline, and specifications we can help you build a shortlist of companies that perfectly matches your project needs. Schedule a free consultation with a Manifest Analyst.

  • 2
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    TechSci Research LLC is a marketing firm founded in 2008 with over 50 employees. They provide business consulting, market research, and marketing strategy solutions from their office in New York. They work with both small and medium-sized companies.

    Clients
    OLA
    Samsung
    IBEF
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TechSci Research LLC provided market research services for a consumer product. The research was needed for a seven-year forecast. TechSci Research LLC contributed to the success of the product’s website launch across multiple countries.

    “I discussed with many other companies owner and manager regarding this company, they gave good feedback.” - Sr. Manager, Consumer Product

  • 3
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Durham NC

    Clarkston Consulting, founded in 1991, is a global business consulting firm headquartered in Durham, N.C. The company has additional offices in Bridgewater, N.J.; Chicago; Atlanta; Roanoke, Va., and Novi, Mich. The company has more than 350 employees who specialize in ERP Consulting and SI, digital strategy, and IT strategy consulting. They mainly work with enterprise businesses, as well as some mid-market companies, in the consumer products & services, health care & medical, and retail industries.
     

    Clients
    L’OREAL
    Coca-Cola
    Pfizer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clarkston Consulting provided consulting services to a food distributor. The client needed help with a business transformation. The company provided advice and helped the client select a new ERP, which was SAP HANA. Additionally, they suggested areas of improvement for the client and helped complete some backlogged projects. The client was satisfied with Clarkston Consulting’s services. 

     “We accomplished our goals and selected the new ERP. They also gave us a report with all the business transformations and deliverables that we had expected.” — IT Manager, Food Distributor
     

  • 4
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    PixelPlex is a software and blockchain development company headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Minsk, Belarus. Founded in 2007, the team of 56 specializes in blockchain, custom software development, and mobile app development. They work mostly with enterprise and midmarket clients, primarily in the financial services industry. 

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Oracle
    BMW
    QTUM
    Industries
    Notable Project

    PixelPlex worked on smart contract consultation and development for a crowdfunding startup. They built the contract system and created backend processes to enhance communication between the GUI and contracts. The client was impressed with their ability to deliver throughout the project.

    “As for their effectiveness, PixelPlex delivered everything we asked of them on time with no major issues.” – CTO, Crowdfunding Startup 

  • 5
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Nanjad Advisory Services Inc. is a business agency founded in 2012 with no more than 10 employees. They provide business consulting and IT consulting solutions from their office in Calgary, Canada. They primarily work with enterprise-level clients.

    Clients
    Mount Royal University
    Corporate cultureSHIFT
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Nanjad Advisory Services Inc. developed a strategic growth plan for a university. The plan involved looking for developers to take part in one of their programs. The program has been successful thus far.

    “From my perspective, I don’t think there’s anything they could improve.” - Associate Director, University

  • 6
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Fresh Squeezed Ideas is a global research consultancy headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Toronto. Since 2006, their team of 25 has been specializing in market research, marketing strategy, and branding for clients in the consumer products and healthcare field. 

    Clients
    Nestle
    McDonald's
    Kellogg's
    Coca-Cola
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fresh Squeezed Ideas conducted market research for a chocolate company. The work was to strengthen their position among specific brands. Stakeholders in the chocolate company responded very well to the work Fresh Squeezed Ideas completed.

    "The Fresh Squeezed team did a great job of distilling a number of different questions into their simplest form to make the research as impactful as possible." – Consumer Insights, Chocolate Company

  • 7
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    McKinney TX

    ScienceSoft is an IT consulting and software development company headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Since 1989, the company has helped Fortune 500 and mid-sized businesses across the world solve complex digital challenges. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified to assure the quality of the services provided and the safety of the customers’ data they access.  


    ScienceSoft specializes in end-to-end software development, QA and testing, data analytics, cybersecurity, platform-specific services (Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics 365, SharePoint, Magento, etc.), and help desk and support services. The company provides compliance with HIPAA, GAMP, FDA, PCI DSS, SOC 3, GDPR, and more.

     

    Clients
    Ford Motor Company
    Deloitte
    eBay
    Walmart
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ScienceSoft helped an IT services training and software company scale its operations through web, app, and software development. They started by building out the client's content delivery platform using PHP and MySQL and created native iOS and Android apps. They were then tapped to build out the client's main software product, for which they used a number of development frameworks. The client was impressed with the breadth of their skills. 

    " ScienceSoft's attention to detail in how everything is documented and communicated is by far the best of any agency that I've worked with. The communication and agreement process when starting a new project has been by far the easiest to handle and most professional I've seen. " – CTO, IT Services Training Company

     

  • 8
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Beyond Analysis is a marketing and advertising firm that has offices in Wimbledon, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2007, Beyond Analysis's team of just over 20 employees has over a decade of experience specializing in big data consulting/SI. The firm also offers artificial intelligence and marketing research services to its clients.   

    Clients
    DFS
    Travelport
    Mcdonalds
    Fleetcor
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Beyond Analysis provided strategic and analytical consulting services to a holiday company. The client wanted to use data to understand and draw insights about their organization's customers, so Beyond Analysis researched strategies such as target audience analysis and brand evaluation to best position the project. The firm also used strategies like data mining. Beyond Analysis successfully developed a model that met the client's needs. The client was impressed with Beyond Analysis's flexibility and organization throughout the project. 

    "They were very organized. There were no surprises, and they were flexible and adaptable. We work in a very agile way in the digital product development area, with full end-to-end continuous delivery. They really adapted to working with us in that space very well as they have an agile mindset."-IT Director, Holiday Company 

  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cincinnati OH

    BS LLC is a Strategy, Branding, and Marketing agency focused on helping clients discover their place in the world and build from purpose. 

    With science and art, we create timeless solutions for brands in transition. We help our clients grow from the inside out.

    Clients
    Kroger
    Rhinegeist Brewery
    Standard Textile
    Empower MFG
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BS LLC created an identity for a neighborhood on behalf of a commercial real estate company. They organized interviews and meetings with community leaders, business owners, and residents to guide and craft each branding materials they created. The neighborhood received $17 million in investment since BS LLC launched the new identity, and the client achieved 95% occupancy in the 17 buildings it owned.

    "From start to execution, they were no less than excellent." – Director of Commercial Development, Commercial Real Estate Company

  • 10
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Southampton United Kingdom

    Etch is a network of agencies, consultancies, and experts headquartered in Southampton, England, with offices in London and Cape Town. Since 2012, their team of over 50 professionals has offered business consulting, product design, and UX/UI design solutions primarily for mid-market firms, working in various industries such as consumer products, financial services, and hospitality.

    Clients
    AA
    BBC
    British Airways
    Equiniti
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Etch provided web training services for a nonprofit using Google Design Sprints. The training was then used by the nonprofit to support engagement with parents in nursery schools. This has allowed the nonprofit to work more efficiently than before.

    "Their sprint methodology has enabled us to compress many weeks’ worth of work into a single week. Sprints allow us to receive and act on user feedback early in the development process, thereby ensuring we reach our beneficiaries with solutions that truly respond to their core needs and to do this in a cost-effective manner." - Head of Innovation, Nonprofit

  • 11
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    The Joyce Group Inc. is a business consulting company based in Calgary, Canada. Founded in 1992, their team of fewer than 10 serves primarily small and midmarket businesses in a variety of industries. Additional services include market research, marketing strategy, and logistics and supply chain consulting. 

    Clients
    BWI Enterprise
    Central Alberta Access Prosperity
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Joyce Group Inc. provided business consulting services to an industrial bag company. The team guided the company through succession planning as well as other consulting services. They were extremely satisfied with their services, which helped them save costs. 

    "With their help, we were able to reduce our inventory holdings by approximately $100,000." — CEO, Industrial Bag Company

     

  • 12
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Winter Garden FL

    Experience Impact is a business agency founded in Winter Garden, Fla. in 2015. With no more than 10 employees, they offer business consulting and corporate training solutions to small and mid-market agencies in the fields of business services and consumer products.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Experience Impact provided strategic planning solutions for a management consultancy firm. The solutions included learning more about the industry and planning future steps to take. This contributed to the 8.5% sales increase that year. 

    “I was very impressed with how well they learned and understood our business and the depth of the research provided.” - Managing Director, Management Consultancy Firm

  • 13
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Pune India

    Headquartered in Pune, India; , United Arab Emirates; Bangalore, India and Kozhikode, India, Your Retail Coach is a business consulting company. The small firm was established in 2012. Their services include business consulting, digital strategy, IT strategy consulting, and warehousing & distribution.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Your Retail Coach provides consulting services for a retail e-commerce company. They help structure and build the organization’s systems and processes. They did training programs and inventory management.

    “They have a very honest approach to the reality of the business.”

  • 14
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cambridge MA

    Aciron Consulting, Inc. is a business technology and management consulting firm located in Cambridge, Mass. The company was founded in 2006 and their team of around 30 provides custom software and database development, Microsoft SharePoint consulting, IT strategy, project management, and website design and development for various companies.

    Clients
    Lockheed Martin
    Finnegan
    Henderson
    Farabow
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Aciron Consulting Inc. designed and built a scheduling tool and quoting software for a Construction Company to replace the latter's outdated custom quoting software. The engagement was so productive that Aciron Consulting was onboarded as an ongoing custom software development partner.

    "The CEO adds value to our business by bringing new ideas and suggestions to the table. That different perspective enhances the programs that we develop together." - President & CEO, Construction Company

     

  • 15
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    StoreMe is a small business consulting company. Established in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value], the team provides business consulting. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    135 Madison was hired to create a market-sensitive pitch deck for a process automation company. To do this, the team used the firm’s existing presentations, textual information, and relevant facts and figures. 

    “They adapted to my needs, and we finished the project.”

  • 16
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Richmond Hill Canada

    The Big Leaf is a management consulting company based in Richmond Hill, Canada. The company, founded in 2007, has a team of more than ten that provides, among others, business consulting, branding, and market research services to small and midmarket companies and institutions.  

    Clients
    Shoppers Drug Mart
    KHK Partners
    KnowQuest Inc.
    Handlers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A fashion startup hired The Big Leaf to provide marketing strategy consulting services, which include identifying its target market, helping write its supply chain, creating a financial process and determining how it works for the startup's business. The engagement helped the internal teams learn more about their industry and how their business can best thrive in it. 

    "Rahi’s knowledge and expertise allow us to . . . work quickly to figure out marketing and piece our efforts together." - Co-Owner, Fashion Startup

  • 17
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Amman Jordan

    Key Jordan is a human capital outsourcing and talent management company located in Amman, Jordan. They were founded in 2014. They have 17 employees who provide HR and business consulting services to predominately midmarket firms and enterprises in business services and IT as well as consumer products and services.

    Clients
    American Embassy
    Canadian Embassy
    UNHCR
    IOM
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Key Jordan provided HR outsourcing services HR to an airline. They developed an HR department including performance management systems, policies, and procedures. They directed recruitment initiatives, created job descriptions, and implemented administrative systems. They offered valuable services that achieved the engagement's goals.

    "Their ability to meet the goals was very high and consistent." — Key Account Executive, Airline 

  • 18
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Campton Hills IL

    Retail solutions agency, Retailbound has a team of more than two based in St. Charles, Ill. They have offered business consulting, marketing strategy, and other marketing solutions to various clients since their founding in 2008.

    Clients
    CUJO
    UpRight
    EVEN
    Chirp
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Retailbound developed an e-commerce platform for a consumer electronics company. The client faced challenges with selling their products through multiple distributors. Retailbound helped smooth the process in deals between many distributors.

    “The Retailbound team are excellent communicators.” – President, Consumer Electronics Company

  • 19
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Seoul South Korea

    KOISRA Co., Ltd is a business development, consulting and outsourcing firm based in Seoul, South Korea; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Taipei, Taiwan. Founded in 2009, they comprise 13 employees experienced with business solutions to help start-ups, multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, and government entities enter the South Korean market. Services include locating partners, business management, negotiating, recruitment, HR, legal support, and visa and relocation support.

    Clients
    Volo Mobile Marketing
    IDE Technologies
    eTeacher Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    KOISRA Co., Ltd set up an e-learning company in Korea, handling marketing and PR for appealing to the Korean market. They translated campaigns, created copy, and sold and provided the actual service. Thanks to KOISRA Co., Ltd, the client was able to establish the company and a fully-functional office in Korea.

    “We felt that we were in good hands the whole time with KOISRA Co., Ltd and they helped us establish a functioning office in Korea. They advised us and gave us what we needed, acting independently from us and doing things that we wouldn’t normally do in order to better grasp the Korean market.” – Vice President of Sales, E-Learning Company

  • 20
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    18 Coffees was founded in 2014 and is located in Chicago. Their team of 41 employees provides business consulting, digital strategy, and marketing strategy services.

    Clients
    United Way Worldwide
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    Fordham Law School
    Bose Corporation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    18 Coffees has developed and tested an overarching digital strategy for an immigration nonprofit. The campaign targets lawful permanent residents (LPR) to convert them into US citizens. They taught the client valuable information and insights to build upon.

    "We learned valuable information about what worked to target LPRs, including messaging and technology insights, which we built on for a second phase." –Director of Programs, Immigration Nonprofit

  • 21
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Berlin Germany

    New Horizons Global Partners is a PEO and recruiting agency based in Shanghai, China. Founded in 2018, their team of around 25 employees specializes in business consulting, HR, and tax preparation.

    Clients
    Hometogo
    Cpa Global
    TFWA
    XGSiences
    Industries
    Notable Project

    New Horizons Global Partners provided HR services for a food exporter. The team was responsible for sourcing and hiring a multi-lingual sales manager.

    "Their quick growth shows their achievements." – Asia Pacific Sales Manager, Food Exporter

  • 22
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Auburn ME

    Chasse & Company is an accounting firm based in Auburn, Maine. They also provide IT and business consulting services. 

    Clients
    Anchour
    St. Laurent & Sons Excavation, Inc.
    Gendron Real Estate Holdings
    Agren
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chasse & Company provides ongoing financial accounting and consulting services to a branding and marketing agency. As a result of their support, the client is able to focus more on the core of their business, even during tax season. 

    "Chasse & Company takes a proactive approach and lets us know what to expect in the future." – President, Marketing Agency 

  • 23
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Detroit MI

    IRC Sales Solutions is a business agency based in Chicago with more than two employees. They are experts in marketing strategy, business consulting, and logistics and supply chain consulting services for small and mid-market businesses alike.

    Clients
    Indeed
    Fr8 Network
    Chaccra
    Mobile Yogi
    Industries
    Notable Project

    IRC Sales Solutions created a sales strategy for a web design agency. The agency was in need of a sales process that was to be used by their agents all over the U.S. This helped the agency successfully enter the U.S. market.

    “Very effective.” - CEO, Web Design Agency

  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Poznań Poland

    eVolpe Consulting Group is an IT consulting company based in Poznań, Poland. With more than 10 members, they have offered business consulting, CRM consulting, and custom software development services since their founding in 2009. They work with startups and enterprises alike.

    Clients
    MAN Truck & Bus Polska
    OKECHAMP
    NASK
    Wisła Kraków
    Industries
    Notable Project

    eVolpe Consulting Group provided CRM development services for a commercial vehicle manufacturer. The goal was to create a local CRM system to replace the manufacturer’s outdated system. eVolpe Consulting Group has improved the operations of the manufacturer.

    “We’re very happy overall with the collaboration with eVolpe Consulting Group.” - CRM Coordinator, Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer

  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chennai India

    Kriate Consultants is a business company based in Chennai, India, and founded in 2010. Their team of over 10 members offers business consulting, corporate training, and HR services for mid-market and enterprise-level businesses alike.

    Clients
    Apache Footwear
    Archean Group
    Arkema Peroxides
    BigTapp Analytics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kriate Consultants provided HR consulting services for a chemical company. The company lacked their own HR unit and needed HR consulting. Kriate Consultants helped make changes to their operations based on suggestions.

    “They were friendly and they met the timelines they agreed to.” - President, Chemical Company

  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SMBHD is a business digital solutions company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2010, has more than 20 employees and provides CRM consulting & SI, IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, cybersecurity to various companies.

    Clients
    Guidepost
    Agile Secure Data Exchange
    TopGolf
    3 Digital
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An education management company hired SMBHD to set up their entire custom Salesforce configuration and to provide managed IT services. Because of this engagement, the company was able to transition to remote work, reduce client onboarding time by 35%, and take on more clients because of the improved efficiency of the sales team.

    "The Managed IT services team helped us become a tech enabled organization." - VP of Operations, Education Management Company

  • 27
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Milano Italy

    Fifth Beat is a software company based in Milano, Italy, and founded in 2014. With more than 10 employees, they offer UX/UI design, business consulting, and mobile app development solutions for clients ranging from startups to large firms.

    Clients
    ECMWF
    World Food Programme
    Silversea
    Teamsystem
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fifth Beat designed UX/UI solutions for a property management hub. The main hub of the site was tested over 40 times. The designs resulted in a large uptick in conversions.

    “They reported what tests were being planned, executed, and closed, and what the results were.” - Former General Manager of Growth, Property Management Hub

  • 28
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Edmonton Canada

    Pontem Innovations is a process and data analytics company based in Edmonton, Canada. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of around ten that provides BI & big data consulting & SI, and business consulting services to midmarket and other-sized companies and institutions in various industries that include energy & natural resources, business services, and education.

    Clients
    McNish Steel
    CSF Asset Management
    Tier 1 Energy Solutions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An independent debt-buying firm hired Pontem Innovations to assist in the coagulation, organization, and use of data of all of their underlying assets. In line with this, Pontem Innovations helped them develop reporting metrics, make strategic decisions based on data and information, and organize and catalog their data. Pontem Innovations has completed project after project with the firm and has provided excellent service in each one.

    "They broke our data down into digestible formats, which is key for us since we have so much data and need to know how to use it. They’ve helped make sense of a huge amount of information." - Founder, Independent Debt-Buying Firm

  • 29
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Antonio TX
    Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and New York, New York, Atlas Start is a small business consulting company. Launched in 2015, the team focuses on business consulting, marketing strategy, digital strategy, market research, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Atlas Start implemented an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) database for a holistic gynecologist. The team provided training and content services, too. They continue to manage their client’s insurance billing.

    "Atlas Start’s work helped us onboard more clients.”

  • 30
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Minneapolis MN

    Agency Squid is a marketing and advertising firm that is based in Minneapolis. Founded in 2015, Agency Squid's team of 3 employees specialize in digital strategy, advertising, and branding. The firm primarily works with small businesses but has experience working with mid-market sizes businesses as well. 

    Clients
    Mike's Hard Lemonade
    White Claw Hard Seltzer
    Hard Rock
    FitVine Wine
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Agency Squid was tasked with redesigning an outdated website for a water purification company. Using WordPress, the team at Agency Squid equipped this new website with photographs, new web copy, and a redesigned logo. The client was very impressed with the team at Agency Squid. 

    "Their [Agency Squid's] attention to detail, knowledge of our industry, and almost immediate understanding of our needs as a client was highly impressive." – Sales and Operations Lead, Water Purification Company 

Tell us about your project
NEED HELP SELECTING A COMPANY?

Based on your budget, timeline, and specifications we can help you build a shortlist of companies that perfectly matches your project needs. Schedule a free consultation with a Manifest Analyst.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT