Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory (CCOD)

Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory (CCOD) describes firms and individuals from the U.S. and Canada in the consulting services industry arranged in subject sections under 14 general fields of consulting activity ranging from agriculture to marketing. More than 400 specialties are represented, including finance, computers, fund-raising and others. Many firms maintain branch offices whose addresses and contact numbers are also provided, when available. Each organization is fully described in a clear and concise format and all listings have been carefully updated and indexed.

In Canada, the use of the term "consultant" is restricted. In CCOD the use of the word "consultant" does not necessarily imply that the firm has been granted the designation as a consultant. Please contact the firm in question for further information.

The remainder of this page is divided into the following sections:

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Section 1: Scope

Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory (CCOD) is designed to unite businesses, government agencies, institutions, and individuals with the experts who can aid them in the creation or maintenance of prosperous and competitive businesses by serving as a guide to more than 26,000 firms and individuals engaged in consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Each entry includes, as appropriate and available:

Section 2: Method of Compilation

Entries included in CCOD were prepared from questionnaires completed by consultants, by direct contact via phone/fax, and by Internet and online verification efforts. Some respondents chose to provide detailed information while others supplied only brief descriptions. The variation in length, therefore, does not reflect the relative importance or capabilities a firm may have.

Section 3: What You'll Find in a CCOD Entry and Searchable Fields

Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory (CCOD) provides detailed information on consulting firms and individual consultants in the U.S. and Canada. The main method used to store entries is by the name of the consulting organization or surname of the individual consultant; however, there many ways to find entries, including by Keyword, or by some other specific field of data using Advanced Search (refer to the Corresponding Advanced Search Index(es) column in the table below).

When you search for entries, your search results will show the main fields of data, enough to give you a brief view of the firm/individual profiled. The full entry can be viewed on the entry display page by selecting the entry name from your results list.

Tip: The table below lists the kinds of information you will find in the entries in this eDirectory. Note that not all fields are present in every entry.

The Corresponding Advanced Search Index(es) column lists which Advanced Search index to use to search that field.

Field of Information Description Corresponding Advanced Search Index(es)
Name of Consultant or Consulting Organization The name of the consulting firm or the independent consultant.

Name (ti)
Keyword (ke)

Address, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal Code, Country Contains the street address, city, state (or province), full zip code, and country code. You can search for consultants in a specific city, state/province, and/or zip code using Advanced Search.

City (cc)
State (sc)
Zip (zc)
Country (cn)

Phone Telephone number. The area code portion of the phone number can be searched using Advanced Search.

Area Code (ar)

Free Toll-free telephone number.  
Fax Fax number.  
Email E-mail address.  
Website URL for the web site of the firm or individual.  
Contact Primary officers, their titles, and personal e-mail addresses may be provided when available.

Officers (na)
Keyword (ke)

Variant Name If an organization has an alternate name, it is listed here  
Former Name(s) If the organization has changed its name, the former name will be listed here, when available  
Founded The year of the organization’s founding is given if provided by the organization

Year Founded (fd)

Employees The number of individuals employed by the organization is listed, when available

Employee Count (em)

Sales The most recent financial information available is listed, when available  
Seminars/Workshops Information on seminars and workshops offered by the consultant or consulting organization is listed when provided by the consultant or consulting organization  
Computer/Special Services Databases, computer software, or other special services are listed here if provided by the organization  
Description A description of the type of consulting activities and areas of specialization is provided

Description (de)
Keyword (ke)

Geographic Area(s) Served A description of the primary location(s) serviced by the organization or individual consultant is given, when available Description (de)
Recent Publications/Videos Information about recent publications and videos the consultancy produced Description (de)
Special Note Information about the organization’s status or type, or other descriptive details is provided, when applicable Description (de)
Branch(es) / Branch Note Full contact information for branch offices is provided when available Description (de)
Subject(s) Lists subject matter terms associated with the purpose and description of the consultancy. Keyword (ke)
Section Broad category into which the consultancy is grouped. The Sections in CCOD are:
  • Business and Finance (001)
  • Management (002)
  • Marketing and Sales (003)
  • Manufacturing/Industrial/Transportation Operations (004)
  • Computer Technology, Telecommunications, and Information Services (005)
  • Engineering, Science, and Technology (006)
  • Architecture, Construction, and Interior Design (007)
  • Art, Graphics, and Communications Media (008)
  • Environment, Geology, and Land Use (009)
  • Agriculture, Forestry, and Landscaping (010)
  • Politics and Social Issues (011)
  • Human Resources Development (012)
  • Education and Personal Development (013)
  • Health, Medicine, and Safety (014)

Section Heading (sh)
Section Number (sn)
Keyword (ke)

SIC Lists the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, which are a way of dividing industries into hierarchical categories. For example, in the SIC code 8742, the 87 refers to the major grouping of Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, and Related Services; the 4 corresponds to Management And Public Relations Services; and the and the 2 specifically refers to Management Consulting.

SIC Code (ss)
Keyword (ke)

Source Citation Bibliographic information, along with a How to Cite link.  
Gale Document Number Displays the document's unique identifying number.  

Section 4: Comments and Suggestions Welcome

We welcome any comments and suggestions that will help CCOD meet the continuing needs of users.

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