There are numerous external business advice benefits regardless of business size, industry or location. These services help to ensure that companies remain sustainable and profitable and provide business owners with peace of mind.
Why do I need advice if I have access to Google?
Living in the age of instant gratification affords us the ability to ‘Google’ any topic we want to and get instant answers on tap. The use of the Internet to stay on top of things is definitely a step in the right direction, but acquiring knowledge and having the skills to apply the knowledge are two very different things. In addition, one needs to be very careful of buying in to fake advice that has become so mainstream on the web today.
I have a small company, why would I need external advice?
In the case of a small business, there are often not enough people to manage every aspect of the business and certain aspects of running a successful business may prove difficult and daunting. With access to external consultants a small business owner can offload this burden by discussing whatever their needs with an individual who understands the business landscape and shares different perspectives gained from years of experience.
Not only can the help of external expertise benefit the business, but it can also prevent individuals suffering from burnout.
I have in-house expertise, why would I need external advice?
For larger firms who may have the in-house expertise, there may be other factors causing bias that negatively affects progress.
A room full of executives can sometimes prove challenging. Everyone wants to prove their worth and add value, and in many cases there are antagonistic relationships that stand in the way of effective problem solving or decision making.
In some instances, especially in companies where staff have been with an organisation for many years, people get stuck in the way things have always been done and can’t seem to innovate.
In situations where there may be a lack of respect for leadership or reluctance to buy in to a particular project, an external representative may carry more weight in getting buy-in from the team at large to move in a certain direction.
An external advisor brings a fresh and unbiased perspective bundled with up to date knowledge and will be able to deliver tangible and measurable results.
What are the costs?
Costs? Yes, you will need to pay for the experience you are getting, but the real question is how much it will cost you to proceed without the service? When you pay for external advice, you’re paying for:
- Fresh perspectives
- Latest, up to date knowledge in a particular field
If you’re looking for some advice, or simply a sounding board to help you resolve an issue or grow your business, why not give Prisisi a call and see how we can add value to you and your business?