It is no secret that start-ups are a chaotic adventure – you’re bursting with ideas and can’t wait to get stuck in, yet you seem to be spending way too much time administering admin, predicting profit margins and setting up your social media.
From day-to-day tasks to fail-safe strategy and advice, here we outline some reasons why hiring a business consultant could be the beneficial boost your business needs.
Save time, money, and your sanity
With anyone setting up in business for the first time, it can sometimes be difficult to admit that you need a helping hand. Chances are the dream of your start-up was fuelled by the love and expertise in your prefered industry, (or a Friday night drinking session) – an enthusiasm that can sometimes be lost in and amongst the multi-tasking nature of an expanding enterprise.
From maintaining your website is up-to-date and secure, to making sure your bills are paid on time and let alone researching digital content optimisation (DCO), it is better to seek specialised expertise for these various areas of your business that really are not your forte.
If you’re a designer, design, if you love data, data yourself up, if you’re into niche marketing, niche it to me.
I took one look at my first tax bill and felt nauseous. Immediately, I went on the search for an account. I regularly hear a lot of people saying the can’t afford an account or want to do it themselves, but, then spend a whole day, or two, each month on the task, time better spent bringing in bacon (to help pay off the massive tax bill!).
The point being, do best what you do best, and leave the rest to the rest.
We all make mistakes, mistakes make us all
An experienced business consultant should, by now, have the well worn t-shirt.
As a business owner, you will make the same mistakes as everyone else so why not learn from someone who has already fallen into the mousetrap and survived.
Their experience could be a catalyst for changing direction towards a profit rather than an expenditure. While you and your employees are often too close to a problem to recognise it, an external eye can offer a different perspective or angle, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your business from a fresh point of view.
Just spent £5k on a business plan? Why?
Now, that’s a point!
Being the engine in your business, you sometimes miss other areas where you can expand or simply offer a different service to your competitors.
If you’re selling a product, how about offering after-sales support, an add-on or even hooking up with someone else to offer a complimentary service.
We do a lot of white label work for design agencies who need developers.
We also need designers, so reciprocate often.
This also helps us all take on bigger, more prestigious projects, together.
Your customers will come to you for convenience, make them want to convene again.
Procrastination is best given a swift kicking by productivity, productivity is best fed by being accountable.
A quality business consultant will take notice of how much you set, and managed, to get done this week, as well as being a sounding board for brainstorms, testing new ideas and then harnessing these into goals and action.
If all your current ideas are ‘in a minute’ and you need a to-do list for your to-do list then congratulations, your business is at that point when you need to find a business shoulder to lean on and external help.
So, if you’re ready to grow and expand, taking on the demanding challenges of new clients, new products or even recruitment, get in touch with Point and Stare today to see how we can take your business to the next level – without jeopardising the quality of your existing services.