Business consulting is a vague and often misunderstood term. This doesn’t mean that a business strategist or coach can’t be valuable or impactful on the growth of your business however. A business consultant provides advice, guidance, and training in their area of expertise, and is a great solution for many business owners.
Business owners are facing greater challenges now more than ever, with business landscape seemingly changing on a daily basis. Advancements in technology, production and distribution, increasingly globalized markets, constantly moving regulatory requirements, competition for souring talent and increased hiring litigation are just a few of the hurdles that business owners may face.
For many, it probably seems like there is more to keep track of than your organisation is capable of, even if have a great management team in house. Below Mané Bailey of MB & Co. outlines a few reasons hiring a business strategist or coach is be the best thing you can do for your business.
First and foremost, the most value a business strategist can bring to the table is their expertise. Because consultants work with a variety of businesses, they may have a much broader and deeper knowledge of business trends, industry challenges, and new technologies and processes, than internal employees.
The role of a business consultant or coach revolves around staying on top of market trends, and to possess experience and knowledge in different areas of business. On top of this they have the skills to utilize these by creating out of the box strategies. Our sole job is to have the level of expertise that allows us to be able to advise and help business owners to make the best decisions for their business, in a way those within their organisations cannot.
Save Valuable Time
Running a successful business requires hard work, expertise, and most of all, a lot of time. Something many businesses cannot afford is to waste time on trailing different strategies. Hiring a business consultant not frees up time for business owners or their teams to work on other important organisational matters, but are able to put forth best practises to implement.
With a business strategist on hand, , there is no need for business owners to reinvent the wheel or lose valuable time on developing a solution through trial and error that can be completely by an expert contractor.
This is a benefit many business owners like to hear. Whilst you may have to fork out a sum to hire a business strategist, the benefits far outweigh the initial cost. An experienced business consultant will be able to apply a lean approach to viewing how your business could better operate. Streamlining certain areas or else removing operations that are completely unnecessary to your business may see you reducing further costs over time whilst experiencing a boost in your business’s profitability.
Every business owner has goals they would like to achieve. Whether the goals are financial in nature, product development, or achieving set KPIs or OKRs, a business strategist is trained to help businesses to accomplish their short- and long-term objectives.
The key responsibility of a strategic consultant is to help you get results that you aren’t likely to get without the outside help. Great and experienced strategic consultants have a clear view of their own role in your company, including how long they will need to be involved, how to set the right goals and milestones for progress, and the specific results that will equate to a successful outcome on your project.
Every business has strengths and weaknesses. What separates the successful business owners and entrepreneurs from the rest are those that seek outside help from those better qualified then they. If your business is struggling with any of the above, then it may be time for you to seek help from a qualified and experienced business strategist or coach.
From The Voice stage to building a multiple 6-figure business, Mané Bailey is a force to be reckoned with. Founder and CEO of MB & Co., Mané believes that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to business strategy. MB & Co., works with product and service-based businesses on strategy, branding and messaging, marketing (including social media), product line management, planning, financial projections, hiring, SOPs, and so much more. If you would like to get in contact with Mané, or work with her, click here.