Every business, whether it’s brand new or long-established, needs to keep growing and getting stronger. This is especially true right now, when changes in the way we all work, in employee attitudes and expectations, and in the global financial situation in general have affected – and continue to affect – businesses in every niche.
One of the keys to meeting all these challenges – and more – is having the knowledge, expertise and confidence to meet them. And some sage, been there, done that expert advice helps too. Which is where Pearl Lemon Consultants, as transformational business consultants, come in.
Sometimes you may need specific advice on a single component of your day to day to business, and consider hiring a business consultant to help you with it. That’s great, and Pearl Lemon Consultants can almost certainly help you. But we find that what most of our clients really needed was a transformational business consultant, and that is where we excel.
When a business needs to make organisational or procedural changes to boost its success, business transformation consultants are the people they should turn to. Your business transformation consultant will assess your organization’s current state and devise a strategy for improving its performance and, as a result, transforming it into a more competitive one, not to mention more profitable.
Your Business Transformation consultant will help you in making policy and process changes that will improve the organization’s effectiveness, reputation, position in its niche and ultimately its bottom line. This could include improvements to recruitment, employee training, marketing, public relations, branding and more. Business transformation consulting is about making those big, sometimes even hard, changes that will bring about real, and lasting, positive change.
Even if you are an expert at running your business – and we’re sure you are if you’ve got this far – using the services of a transformational business consultant will provide you a significant edge. There are more great reasons to use the services of such people than we have room to detail here, but here’s a quick look at some of the most important:
Without expert guidance, it’s likely that you will be dependent on trial and error to get ahead if you don’t hire a business consultant. This can be an expensive way to learn, especially if you make costly errors. You could also be putting in a lot of time researching before making a business decision that could be better spent on other aspects of your business.
A transformational business consultant has the experience and skills to assist you in developing a strategic vision, making decisions, and growing your company. You stay in control, but a business consultant provides you with the expertise and insights you need, allowing you to concentrate on what you really do best: running the business you know and love.
Do you have the tools and strategies in place to recognize fresh opportunities and seize them before they disappear? Do you have a strategy in place to distribute your product or service to a significantly larger number of clients without jeopardizing your brand or cutting corners?
A transformational business consultant will help you in developing systems that will keep you alert to opportunities. They can also help you design strategies that you can implement right away to capitalize on new opportunities and unexpected growth.
Are you losing track of your long-term goals in the day-to-day running of the business? A business consultant will assist you in taking a step back and developing expansion and growth strategies for years to come, ensuring that you remain focused on the future. Because business consultants have worked with larger firms, they understand what it takes to advance.
Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. An old adage, but one that can be every true for business owners. You are so familiar with what you do, the products and/or services you offer and the way you have been running your business that considering how others see it, and what that might mean for your future success, can be very difficult to say the least.
Business consultants will provide you with an unbiased assessment of your operations and a third-party perspective on your company. This objective viewpoint will assist you in future planning, as well as identifying any mistakes or concerns that may be preventing you from achieving the real success your business deserves.
Pearl Lemon Consultants has gathered together some of the best in the business across a wide range of verticals. In growing the Pearl Lemon Group, we met a lot of experts, gained a lot of knowledge (often the hard way, which is what we want to save you from) and have combined all of this experience – and many of those experts – to create a group of business consultants who can help you with, well, almost anything.
That having been said, the majority of our expertise can be divided into basic categories:
These people will be well-versed in your industry’s best practices and will have a thorough awareness of your market. They can support you in expanding your market footprint, expanding your product offerings, reorganizing your operations for efficiency and cost savings, increasing your firm’s capabilities, or even buying out another company.
These experts concentrate on improving the quality and efficiency of your processes. You can use them to lay out existing processes, assess them, and get suggestions/advice on how to enhance quality, minimize steps or errors, raise margins, and lower costs.
Marketing is where a lot of businesses fall short, due to a lack of expertise, a lack of time or simply a lack of understanding of just how important effective, up-to-date marketing is to any business. Sales are increasingly a challenge for many businesses too, as the past few years have seen the sales process transformed in many ways, and it can be hard to keep up.
Pearl Lemon Consultants sales and marketing experts can produce marketing plans, collaborate on positioning statements, build a brand, launch ad campaigns, implement social media strategies, start or improve the sales process, or design and provide bespoke sales training and sales coaching.
When should you consider hiring a transformational business consultant? The answer to that question varies from company to company.
It can make sense to work with one right from the start, to help ensure that your brilliant idea is launched into the world in the best way possible. If your business isn’t growing in the way you expected, it would also make a lot of sense. And if it’s really struggling? Turning to expert consultants may be your last, best hope to get things back on track.
A business transformation consultant’s goal is to help you transform and grow your business. This means whether you want to improve retention, increase profits or change internal systems, a business transformation consultant can help you develop a plan to get you there.
The minimum qualifications you need to become a business transformation consultant include a bachelor's or master's degree in business administration or potentially economics or another related title.
You also need significant experience and a deep understanding of standard business practices.So, this is not a position for someone fresh out of college UNLESS you have had a pretty significant internship experience.
Organizational transformation is a business strategy for change management intended to move your organization from where it currently is to a desired future state.
The goal is to transform your organization in terms of your employee’s experience within the company.
Pearl Lemon Consulting can guide you so you can go from a caterpillar to a butterfly. Thrive…Grow….Change!
The best way to determine if transformational business consulting is something you need right now? Talk to some.
Contact us today and let’s discuss the challenges you are facing and how our transformational business consultants can help.