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Does my business need a Consultant?

There comes a point in every business when the owner realises they need advice and asks the question,

“Should I hire a consultant?”

Whether you’re growing an existing business or starting a new company, hiring the right business consultant can be a cost-effective way for your small business to access specialised knowledge.  

A business consultant is simply an outside expert you hire to solve an internal business problem. A good consultant is a great source of specialised knowledge. A great consultant brings knowledge, experience, skills and processes to improve your business.

Small business owners hire consultants as a cost-effective way to bridge a gap in knowledge and skills within their company, or as a way to bring a fresh, objective, and professional perspective to the company.

Here are the three most common reasons why our clients turn to us for business help:

Troubleshoot: Your business may be showing some problematic “symptoms”, such as cash flow issues or a drop in sales, and internal management in unable to pinpoint the source of the problem. In this case, a consultant can come in observe the symptoms within your operations, conduct some tests and research, and determine the root of the problem.

Problem solve: Sometimes employees are too close to a problem to be able to identify it or you may have a goal that you can’t achieve internally either because there is a skills gap or because it is simply not within your company’s core competency. Hiring a good consultant can save time and money, and ultimately achieve a better result.

Optimisation: In some cases, your company may have grown very quickly and know there are lots of things you could be doing better, but you don’t even know where to start. A consultant can come in and bring in some fresh perspective, evaluate any or all areas of your business, and determine the processes and procedures to increase productivity levels.

At Breslins our consultants can help your business with expansion and improvements, marketing and sales development, as well as expert guidance on the execution of our ideas and recommendations.

If you would like to see how Breslins consulting can help you please get in touch for a no obligation chat, contact us today to find out more send an email to info@breslins.co.uk or give us a call on 0121 233 0456, or come and have an informal coffee and a chat in our offices located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.