So we know now that things are tough and we must manage our business as best we can.
What does that mean? How do we manage our business as best we can?
Maybe we should hire a consultant.
No, don’t do that…yet.
There are allot of consultants out there and in tough economic times like these, there are a million consultants claiming to know what is best for your business.
Recently, I noticed a television commercial of a consulting company that professes bringing successful results to it clients over the years.
I am personally familiar with this consulting company and know for a fact they only hire kids out of college to send on project where the veterans of their business are more focused on bringing on new clients. This is very similar to what attorneys at big law firms do, bring in new clients.
So, how do all these so called consultants help? How do you determine who is the best consultant?
That is a tough one, where I would say your first and primary consideration is a consultant’s success record. Call references and find out exactly what the consultant has helped other businesses with.
Personally, I don’t trust any consultant that is not me. I’m really not impressed with which school a consultant might have graduated from because the real proof of a consultant’s ability is in his ability to provide superior references of his/her work.
I have a list of things to look for when hiring a consultant from the Institute of Management Consultants USA I can email you if you like and I also have a list of superior references if you need our help.
When considering getting help for you business, think hard and take it seriously. The macroeconomic environment will not get better over night, where we have to manage our way through these tough times.
Thanks George W. Great job!