Consulting: The consulting period typically includes a discovery phase, research, and often a final presentation of recommendations
Post-Consulting: Evaluate how to move on with implementation.
Snapshot of a typical consulting process:
Pre-Consulting: Agree about the scope of the work, set out the terms and parameters.
What does a business consultant do and why hire a consultant?
A business consultant is simply an outside expert a business would hire to solve an internal business problem. A good consultant brings knowledge, skills, experience, and process to solve the client’s problem. Business owners hire consultants as a cost-effective way to bridge a gap in knowledge and skills within their company, find overlooked possibilities, under-performing activities/efforts, or as a way to bring an objective and professional perspective to the company. A consultant can help with marketing and sales development, business optimization and if needed with execution of recommendations.
Three most common reasons why business turn RBN Consulting for help:
To find problems: A small business may be exhibiting problematic "indicators", such as a decrease in sales, or cash-flow issues, and be unable to pinpoint the source of the problem. In this case, we can come in to observe your operations, to conduct some tests and research, and to determine the root of the problem.
To optimize operations: Often, a small business may have grown very quickly and know there are lots of things it could be doing better, but not have the time or knowledge as to where to start. We can bring in some fresh perspective, evaluate any or all business areas, and determine the processes and procedures to increase productivity levels.