NBIC consultants are service providers who have expertise in the fields relevant to small business ownership. Areas included are; marketing, sales, finance, and operations.

Serving as program volunteers, consultants donate up to ten hours on a specific project. This includes working one-on-one with NBIC clients. Terms of the relationship with Volunteers are spelled out in a Voluntary Engagement Contract. If, at the end of the contract, further assistance is needed, clients are encouraged to establish a paying relationship with the volunteer consultant. NBIC staff will work with consultants to establish common fees within industries.