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Strategy is about understanding the big picture. It is about taking an idea and exploring the options for it to become real. It is about the variations between brands, competitors, technology, industries, markets, regions, and many other factors.
Ultimately, it is about developing an actionable plan that empowers you and your company to succeed.
I specialize in helping Start-Ups and Small/Medium Businesses formulate effective strategies that work to strengthen performance. The right strategy is the difference between frustration and results. Without the right strategies in place, it is very difficult for a company to improve its performance and profitability. Ultimately, this greatly affects the business valuation, team synergy, and long term profits of any organization.
And, of course, the execution of a strategy in a timely manner is often crucial to business success.
4 Reason You Need A Business Consultant
1. SAVE TIME & MONEY
Are you still doing the taxes for your business? If so, does it make sense for you to spend your valuable time on such a complex task that also may be outside your area of expertise? Nearly half (45 percent) of financial executives polled for a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey don’t seem to think so: They said they look to financial consultants and project professionals to assist with business taxes.
What about other financial issues that small businesses typically grapple with, like controlling costs or increasing efficiency? A small business consultant can help you to develop strategies for making improvements on both fronts. And if your venture is on the fast track for growth, a skilled consultant can provide insight that can enable you to seize new opportunities while avoiding common pitfalls that could derail your success.
2. EXPERTISE ON DEMAND
Even if you would prefer to tackle all business matters personally, engaging an outside expert for complex or sensitive issues can ensure problems receive proper attention. It also can be useful to have an outside perspective on matters or an “extra set of eyes”.
You can also look to a small business consultant for help assessing and evaluating your competition, processes, management, logistics, and exposure to risk. And, because you may only need specialized expertise for a short period or intermittently, engaging a consultant is often one of the most efficient methods.
Keeping teams focused on getting today’s job done can often be difficult. But are you spending enough time thinking about the future? How do you get your teams motivated not just for the next product launch, but to be an active part of a creative and innovative culture.
Individual and group experiences to engage and teach Design Thinking, Innovation, and an agile approach to everything from product development to internal process can have a profound positive impact on every aspect of a business.
4. LOOK BEYOND THE SHORT/MID TERM
You want your business to grow for the long term, of course. But do you know where future growth will come from? Engaging a management consultant not only can help you determine the answer, but also get you pointed in the right direction.
The decisions you make everyday could limit or empower plans or products you want to implement in the future. Without a clear path to the future, profitability and success can be hindered.
Spearheaded efforts to expand product lines into Asia and Europe; opening and staffing offices in London and Tokyo.
Written or co-written countless Business Plans, Pitch Decks, and Investor Presentations.
Have been a part of teams that have raised more than $27mm in Angel and Venture financing. Additionally, I advised an Executive team as the company went through an IPO.
As both a Consultant and Creative Director, Innovation and Design Thinking sessions are second nature.