When it comes time to hire a consultant for your business, intentions and expectations are high. The business need is great and the consulting firm is solid, but in the end, the results are unsuccessful and unsatisfying. How did hiring a consultant go bad?
We have been working with a client in the GTA for more than a year, and then one of the partners was asked by a friend who owns a mid-sized company to recommend a Consultant as he needed to solve some important problems.
As companies grow and experience some success they start to hit volume levels that require more people and, more importantly, a higher degree of expertise. Typically the expanded roles are usually a higher degree of sophistication in Accounting/Finance, the adding of Human Resource talent, additional Marketing expertise and others.
In a number of small to medium sized businesses it is not unusual for the owner/president to be doing everything; personally overseeing every detail of his/her company. The common retort when asked why they are involved in everything tends to be something like …
We, at Plutus Consulting Group, have invested in a number of Diagnostic Tools that enables us to clearly understand the road blocks you are experiencing, the challenges you are facing in moving your business forward and where your company is in its evolution.
This business has been around for 14 years and up until 2011 had static or no growth. The owners are very competent and have developed real expertise in their niche but struggled with leveraging their skills to achieve sustained growth.
Every year we all approach the idea of New Year resolutions with a mix of enthusiasm, cynicism, opposition, or apathy. We all know that many personal goals don’t make it past the first weekend (stop smoking, cut back on the extra glass of wine, go to the gym 3 times a week), and others have staying power but after 5 or 6 months we have stopped thinking about them.
Any mid-size company president or business owner knows that with growth comes complexity. In the early stages of a growing enterprise, it is reassuring and gratifying to be busy, handling multiple tasks every day.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a safe, healthy and Merry Christmas; and all the very best for 2016! All of us at this time of year are focused towards family and friends with wishes of health and happiness paramount.
Business owners typically dedicate their efforts towards serving their clients, making sure that their product or service satisfies the customers. But often we are so focused on the industries or markets that we are in, that we lose sight of opportunities elsewhere.