They are the people who help the business to take strategic decisions. These strategic decisions could be changing the business model, expanding the business, lowering the cost, maximizing the profits and so on. They work in tandem with the clients and work according to the requirement of the clients. Abraham Zaiderman founder of Abraham Zaiderman consulting is in this business for more than thirty years.
What did they do?
In the simpler term they analyse the need for their clients. Then, they dig deep into the problem area. Do in-depth research sometimes with the client, sometimes independently. With their finding they gave suggestions. They can also be part of the implemention process. They are usually expert in their chosen field. Example, Abraham Zaiderman was in the restaurant business and now as a consultant, he is helping restaurants in overall growth.
How is business consultant beneficial to your business?
It’s good to have a second opinion. A business consultant might give you an insight which you might be missing because you are too attached to your business. Also, there are areas where you might not have the expertise, let’s say digital marketing or financial knowledge. Further, if you want to take tough decisions like making a drastic change in resources; then these consultants can also do your unpleasant work.
The traits of a good business consultant:
The most crucial trait is getting aligned with clients need. A consultant could suggest right or wrong but his sole agenda is to fulfil the goal of the client. He should have a good experience in the chosen field. A mechanical engineer cannot consult a restaurant business and vice versa. The consultant needs to be thorough, whether its analysis, research or implementation he should be meticulous in his work. Apart from these traits, Abraham Zaiderman believes that hard work, putting others before yourself and interpersonal relations makes one the best consultant.