Investing in the expert advice and insight of consultants can help you boost your business to the next level, but it’s crucial to make the right decisions. The right consultants, with the right brief, can make a huge difference. The wrong people without a clear understanding of their task can make, at best, no difference at all – but you still get billed. At worst, they actually do substantial harm to your business and brand.
Today we’re helping you decide which consultants can help you the most by highlighting some different kinds of consulting.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your business is set goals – not just for next week, but for how you want your business to look next year, in five years, or ten years time. It doesn’t matter what those goals are – they’ll depend entirely on your own desires and ambitions. Remaining competitive in your home town over ten years is just as legitimate a goal as growing into a multinational goliath – the important thing is to have a clear idea of your direction of travel.
Once you’ve set those goals, the challenge becomes steering towards them. It’s hard to know how decisions you take today can affect your business a decade down the line, and that’s where Strategy Consulting can help. With their broad base of knowledge and specialism in strategy, they can help you come up with ways to put your plans into action, and turn long term goals into decisions you can take now.
If you’re interested in strategy consultants or growth consulting London is a hub of agencies of all scales, from individuals to huge teams, allowing you to find an option to fit your needs and resources.
It might not be the first thing you consider when you think about consultants, but getting some HR consulting can be a huge boon for your business especially, in its early days. Many start-ups work for years without either the team size or turnover to support a full (or even part-) time HR manager, and many people mistake this for not needing one. The functions of an HR expert are vital, though, in terms of tracking your team’s performance, ensuring they’re challenged and developed but not at risk of burnout and tracking (to either encourage or discourage) holiday and sickness.
An HR consultant can help you set up the systems that will protect your employees and your business, and ensure everyone is treated fairly (as a minimum standard) in the months or years before a full HR hire is justified. Doing without their input could be the worst false economy you make.