Every business needs resources in order to grow and succeed. Resources can take many shapes and forms; these include: talent, advice, capital, strategic alliances and a myriad of others.
Somewhat paradoxically, businesses that need resources the most—small businesses, for example—have the most difficulty in acquiring the resources they need to grow.
Getting a bank loan, developing an advisory board, getting access to senior decision-makers—these can all be difficult (and sometimes impossible) for small businesses to achieve.
That’s why many companies believe that consulting for small business is not an option; there are many reasons for this. Many business leaders might believe that:
All of these are simply false. The truth is that small business consultants do exist, and many of them are quite affordable, delivering real value to the clients they serve.
So what are the hallmarks of a good small business consultant? The best small business consultants are those that follow the same principles that larger firms follow; these include the following:
The best small business consultants, though, are those that take these principles one step further and cater to smaller businesses. Consulting for small business requires that the best small business consultants seek to:
At the expense of appearing self-serving, this is the exact approach we’ve taken at the Kabardian Group. Our StratMark growth program was designed with small businesses in mind and fits all of the criteria set above. For more information, you can check out our consulting for small business offering here: stratmark.kabardian.com.
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