You have spent a lot of time and effort getting your business to where it is today and while you may need to get some help or advice to take it to the next level you are not willing to take that advice from just anyone. So how do you go about finding the right person to help your business? How do you find the consultant that is the perfect match for you?

Simply put, there is no one right answer to this as businesses are as unique as individuals and each business has different needs to the next one, but there are three simple questions you can ask to find out if you are on the right track when it comes to engaging an external consultant:

1. Do you get along?

If you are going to engage a consultant to help you then it is always easier to work with someone you get along with. Spend time with any potential consultant before engaging them so you can work out if you would be happy to spend time with them in a professional setting.

2. Do they bring new things to the relationship?

If you are hiring a consultant to tell you what you are doing is great and they are just as confused as you are about why it is not working then you are simply wasting your money. You need someone who can offer a fresh point of view or someone who can help you realise the issues in the business and how to go about solving them.

3. Are you willing to listen to them?

This is the most important question to ask yourself. You are about to start paying someone to give you advice. If you don’t trust that advice or have confidence in the person then you why are you asking them to give you advice?

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