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When and why should you hire and pay a consultant:
This is the obvious of course. When the business is going downhill, we try everything to drive it back to a good direction.
However, the common opinion about hiring a consultant at that point is: “I can’t afford a consultant now, that the business is not making money”.
So you try to solve internally what was broken internally. With the same people who broke it or witnessed it get broken with little or no intervention. You try to go through the crisis with the same ideas, same policies that drove you to that point in the first place.
There is quote online that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing yet expecting different results.” Although it has been attributed to several great minds, it is actually not known where the quote comes from. Nevertheless, this doesn’t make it less true.
Allow me to put the issue differently: “What costs you more: the money you are losing on the problem or the money you are investing to solve it on the long run (and which will ultimately bring you a return)?”
Hiring a consultant from the outside will shed a different light on the problems, and it doesn’t necessarily cost you a fortune. Having someone who is not emotionally invested in your business look at it from a different perspective can make all the difference in the future. The firefighting you can do by yourself, but keep in mind that you can’t operate in an emergency mode, to put out fires forever. Sooner or later, it’s important to find out what causes them and prevent the problems.
What I can do for you:
What is controlling and how can it help your business?
Accounting is not enough to see the big picture of your financial situation. Accounting is focusing on the past transactions. You see how you performed in the past, which is useful, of course, perhaps even analyze a bit the numbers.
You might find things that worked well in the past and also things that went wrong and cost you money. Because you see that after the fact, there is nothing much you can change about he situation.
What if I can tell you that there are tools to help you estimate the future performance of your business? What if you can intervene before the huge mess happens?
The controlling function can do just that.
Learn to measure your business through different indicators defined and designed after your needs to fit your own unique business on different areas: finance and cash-flow, productivity, human resources
- Financial controlling: budgets, follow ups, short term, and long-term forecasts
- KPI’s: translating the processes in your company into measurable figures and indicators
Keeping a strong control over your indicators will allow you:
Let the figures be your best ally!
You can choose the path that serves you best:
- get yourself or your employees trained then design and implement a controlling system yourself
- We can asses you business’s needs together, create a system that you then implement on your own
- Get the full package: I assist you in designing and implementing the controlling system and train all personnel who will work with it.