“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
― Peter F. Drucker
Having a successful business means making decisions on a regular basis; some decisions will be big and some decisions will be small. The size and impact of the decision is relative to the business. For a sole proprietor, a big decision could be whether to hire an employee. For a larger company, a big decision could be whether to sell off an unprofitable location. I have assisted clients with these two specific situations and many of the other examples provided below.
There are many scenarios in which business owners seek consulting advice . Some of these include:
A business owner’s choice to seek business consulting advice before making a decision could be prompted by any of these factors:
Important to note is that business consulting advice rendered is based upon the quality of information provided by the owner and/or others relevant in the process. If you believe you need assistance with a business decision, my firm would be glad to help.
In today’s business environment, oftentimes, clients request a phone call or Zoom session seeking business advice on specific concepts. While I am happy to provide advice in the manner the client wishes, there is a necessary fact-finding process before consulting advice can be rendered. It is most helpful for these facts to be provided in written or electronic form. It is also most productive for me to provide a deliverable to the client in electronic format, generally a spreadsheet, memo, PowerPoint, other document, or a combination of these. At that point, a follow-up discussion via phone call or Skype can be useful.
The firm currently charges a rate of $175 per hour for business consulting services. Depending on the size of the business, the advice sought, and other factors, an estimate of time will be determined, for which a retainer will be required before services are rendered. The retainer will be billed against as work is completed. An accounting for this retainer will be provided to the client upon completion of the delivered product.