Starting or growing your business is not an easy task and can sometimes seem very overwhelming.
How can I help YOU to develop your business further?
You may need a Consultant to come into your business and help you to develop those documents you have put into the ‘too hard basket’ but are important for business growth or improve your processes that don’t seem to be working the way they should.
When you reach a record high in your production or sales, your perspective and projections for the future should be bright. This is what your organisation has been striving to achieve. For some businesses, however, the key to maximising their performance comes with a little bit of help from an outside source.
Consultants are third-party entities who come into your business to gain an understanding of how your operations work and offer strategies to further improve upon what you’ve set up. Rather than assigning an employee with the task of streamlining your current operations or processes, consultants offer specialised help to optimise your business.
As a business owner, hiring a consultant could be the move that is needed to transform your it into one that is even more efficient, prosperous, and lean.
What Consultants Do
Growth is the goal for every business owner, regardless of industry. Achieving sustainable growth can be more difficult due to several factors in and around your industry. Often, the problem with growing a business is because innovation can be slow and risky.
Here is when hiring a consultant pays off. When you become aware of your limitations and you have clear goals, but don’t necessarily know how to implement a proper strategy to promote growth, a consultant should be able to offer a sound solution.
To foster growth, a consultant may use a variety of tactics to help your business innovate strategies or processes, while limiting the risks and reducing costs.
Implement Lean Operations
Consultants aim to cut the waste in several areas while streamlining business processes. In short, you and your consultant should work together so you both have a clear understanding of what your business need and the steps that need to be taken to deliver results with the least amount of wasted effort.
Get an Outside Take on Your Operations
Sometimes all it takes to see the trees through the forest is an outside perspective. Rather than trying to improve processes from the inside out, having an outsider offer their view of your current state of business may clear things up as to how to achieve growth and improve overall efficiency.
It Costs Less than Hiring a New Employee
Hiring an employee rather than a consultant can get costly with having to pay for benefits, work space, technology and more. Plus, consultants are often hired to tackle a project within a specific time frame. With that said, you will have to pay that consultant far less than if you were to hire a brand new full-time employee. Of course, the rates depend on the type of consultant you hire and the scale of the project.
How I can help YOU!
I have more than 35 years of administrative experience and have worked in positions such as executive assistant, and office manager/supervisor. For 10 years, I also owned and managed a busy small business.
Let me be your Consultant and help you and your business with the following tasks (but not limited to):
making your processes and procedures more efficient and effective,
help with your document control procedures and processes,
give administrative and secretarial services support,
set up email and letter templates
help you with the development and production of newsletters, agendas, minutes, and other publications.
give minor technical help with Microsoft Office programs,
do your general accounting and book-keeping,
review or re-write your procedure manuals,
help with writing your Business Plan,
help with your training guidelines and procedures
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