Small- and medium-sized business owners often experience extreme stress that can seem impossible to overcome. It’s challenging enough to start, take over, or learn to manage a firm, but these entrepreneurs frequently find themselves needing to simultaneously perform the tasks of VP Finance, Head of HR, Director of Sales, Marketing Specialist, and many other positions.
Small business owners can quickly exhaust their resources and mental stamina due to the many hats they must wear. According to Forbes Magazine, one of the biggest worries for small business owners the world over is not having enough time to “do it all.” But you probably don’t need them to tell you that, if you own and run an SMB you already know that. Which is where entry level business consulting services come in.
With diverse consultants specialized in different industries and areas, including strategy and management, operations, human resources, finances, funding prospects, IT, and sales and marketing, Pearl Lemon Consultants can offer experience and an unbiased eye to help steer a new organization both in the right direction and to previously unimagined new heights.
However, far too many small business owners think that consulting is something reserved for the big boys, and that they are a long way from the point where working with a consultant – or consultants – would make fiscal or business sense.
Pearl Lemon Consultants proves that’s far from the case every day, as we help small businesses reach their potential faster and more efficiently while growing their bottom line. And our entry level business consulting services can do the same for you and your business.
Our consultants collaborate closely with managers and small business owners to help them discover problems, provide guidance, and suggest workable solutions. You might compare our consultants to doctors who identify the ailment and recommend a treatment plan to reduce suffering. The following are some advantages of choosing Pearl Lemon Consultants entry level business consulting services:
Consultants are valued primarily for their expertise, specialized abilities, and influence. Consultants often have a far broader and deeper understanding of general and niche business trends, industry problems and difficulties, and new technology and processes than internal staff because they constantly work with a range of businesses and are always on top of the latest news (because they have to be!)
In reality, consultants play a key role in spreading innovation and fresh information inside their respective industries across the global business community, according to Harvard Business School. As the vast majority of growing businesses are also new businesses, and those considered small businesses, then our entry level business consulting services play a huge role in that development.
No small business can afford to waste money, which is one of the biggest reasons we hear that they balk at working with a consultant. The fact is that our entry level business consulting services will actually save you money.
When you work with a consultant, you only pay for the services you actually use. Compared to engaging a salaried employee with the same degree of skill to carry out equivalent duties, this can result in significant savings.
Additionally, consultants that specialize in a variety of fields, such as financial planning, proactive fundraising, lean manufacturing, etc., can help you find areas where you are currently overspending and provide cost-saving opportunities.
Since they are not as emotionally invested in corporate operations as business owners are, consultants can more quickly recognize and address issues, such as those related to integrating new technology or concluding a merger or acquisition.
In family-run enterprises, where dynamics may be emotional and basic problems more difficult to confront, the consultant’s objectivity might be particularly crucial to its success, but at Pearl Lemon Consultants we have found that any small business benefits from working with us.
Consultants have experience, therefore they are already familiar with best practices. A lean consultant, for instance, can look at a client’s manufacturing process and spot inefficiencies incredibly quickly.
With a consultant helping them review their business processes, business owners don’t have to waste time doing things that could be done by a skilled contractor or reinvent the wheel and waste money as well as time.
Although it is not always the case when working with consultants, at Pearl lemon Consultants we offer completely customised entry level business consulting services that are tailored to your specific concerns, needs and challenges, and no one else’s.
Because of this customisation, consulting services are far more effective than standard advisory services. A government grant consultant, for instance, can choose funding opportunities for which your company is unmistakably qualified and stands the best chance of success in attaining.
Despite the benefits of using business consulting services, some business owners can still be hesitant to do so.
Some business owners might believe that consultants can’t teach them anything new. If you are an expert in your field, that’s understandable to a certain extent, but very few business owners are experts in all the skills needed to build and run a successful business.
While they are indeed experts at the core competencies involved in creating and offering their products and services, there are lots of other areas that they really could use help with, because things like hiring, accounting, marketing and more are not within their areas of expertise. When you work with us, it’s these areas we will focus on, not trying to tell you how to do your own job!
Because they feel uncomfortable discussing their company’s difficulties with an outsider, other business owners and managers might reject consultants. Often a small business owner will keep going every day in the hope that something will get better soon, and that ignoring problems might make them go away. They won’t, and there is nothing wrong with getting help from a consultant, and our consulting teams will always ensure you never feel like there is!
The best way to determine if a consultant – and the services they offer – are right for your business and the challenges you are facing – is to reach out and explain them. At Pearl Lemon Consultants, our teams are always happy to listen and to explain how they can help. Why not get that conversation started today?
Interested in learning more?
Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to discuss just how, as a leading boutique consultancy London, Pearl Lemon Consulting can help you.