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Picture - Byrnes Consulting Invest in consultingLevels of assistance:

  • No help at all – do it on your own.
  • Read a book – self learning with no resource support.
  • Watch a webinar – set topics and little time to ask public questions.
  • Take a class –  cookie-cutter education for a semester, that may not be focused on your industry or business.
  • Hire a consultant – one who will learn your business and build a personal relationship to help you succeed.

 

The consultant “relationship”

  • Webster’s Dictionary’s definition of “consult”: “To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.”
  • To go farther, a good consultant doesn’t just preach.  Just like if you went to the doctor and he gave you a prescription before even hearing what was wrong, you probably wouldn’t get the help you needed.
  • Open dialogue with real listening is what makes for a good consultant relationship.

 

How much is a consultant worth?

  • The answer depends on how much your business can potentially improve.
    • Can just one idea from a consultant pay for the entire consulting engagement?
    • If a short-term decision is implemented to make your firm more successful, how much of a compounding return on investment will take place over the next 3, 5 and 10 years?
  • Compare the expense to what you would pay if you were to attend a university in your area.
    Note:  As of 2/12/10, Boston College’s MBA program costs over $68,000.  That is $3,660 per 3-credit class each semester.

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