Business Consultant

Why Bring in a Business Consultant?

Pete Mowry – Atherton Management Consulting

Businesses can end up with some tough decisions to make.

Training, onboarding, hiring, firing, budget, and HR can combine into a difficult scenario for an employer.

Running a company is no simple task, and there’s no shame in enlisting some outside help.

When it comes to business decisions, a second opinion can be integral—and business consultants make it their job to provide the best advice to a company.

I’ve put together seven reasons to bring a business consultant into your business.

1. It can revitalize your business.

Redundant processes can grind work to a halt on occasion, and make onboarding new employees incredibly difficult. A consultant will be able to revisit your processes and analyze how best to revise them.

2. They have experience. 

Consultants who excels in their field and have established track record have seen what business models work and which ones don’t. This positions them perfectly to devise a business plan that works the first time. They will also be able to tell you how to stay competitive in your field, and teach processes integral to keeping an edge.

3. You can end up saving money. 

Not only can a consultant refine processes to make the workplace more efficient, a consultant can be hired when needed—rather than necessitating the hiring of a full-time employee.

4. A consultant will be honest with you. 

If something needs to change within the company, a consultant is both qualified and unafraid to mention it.

5. On that note, a consultant is an objective outsider. 

A Consultant can identify a problem that an employee might otherwise be too close to notice.

6. Consultants can make the hard decisions. 

Although it’s a difficult call to make, there comes a time when it is necessary to make cuts to staff, trim divisions, or reassign tasks. An impartial consultant has the experience it takes to make the call.

7. They can be crucial for new businesses. 

If there’s anyone who’ll know about how to start your business on the right track, it’s an official consultant. Hit the ground running and install processes from the start that foster a strong business model.

At Atherton & Associates, we make it our goal to both assess and assist your business.

We utilize a streamlined process to get to the bottom of your business needs.

Our process involves meeting with leadership to gather business and strategic objectives. From there, we interview key finance, accounting, IT, legal, HR, and business team members to understand the current processes and system usage. Then we analyze different solutions through conversations with vendors and research. Finally, we develop options for future state systems and roadmaps to guide successful execution.

Maybe it’s time to make your business more efficient.

Trust Atherton & Associates, LLP with your business consulting needs.

Contact pmowry@athertoncpas.com or our website at athertoncpas.com