Sunday, August 26, 2012

Business Consulting - How Can it Sustain Your Business?


When small businesses are first starting out, one of the many difficulties they face in the early years is being able to resource skilled members of staff at particular times during the year. This article explains how you can use business consulting to your benefit to sustain your business whenever you have a requirement for a particular niche skill.

Key benefits

Hiring a business consultant can add tremendous value to your small business when you need it most. For example, if you have a specific project which you need help on, you can go out to the market and get issues resolved quickly and speedily. Using a consultant allows you to avoid the expense of a full-time employee in terms of employer's national insurance and fringe benefits. The business consultant wins because he/she is often invoicing the client via a limited company and is therefore in a much more tax advantageous position than if working as an employee.

Why and how you must define your business requirements?

One of the hardest things to do is to find the right consultant. At the end of the day, success is largely determined by how closely you match your business requirements with any prospective candidate. When you hire a business consultant, you must be absolutely sure that they have the requisite skills to undertake the tasks you have defined for them. Each task must have clearly defined set of deliverables and a date by which these must be completed. Remember, is it your money that is being spent here and daily rates are not cheap. Make sure you keep a tight control on your consultant once they are hired!


  1. I agree with Jenny. This is a very informative post. Consultants do give experience and technical foresight on the table, which, when tapped, can be very advantageous to the business owner.

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