Tips on how to choose a consultant
Resume vs. Reputation vs. Recommendations
Of course the reputation of a consultant is a major factor for selecting a consultant. Logically, if a consultant has had a real job in the company of some kind, then it is likely to be able to help your company as well.
Nevertheless, such as tips from Seth Godin, the resume of someone actually often trap. This system is his weakness. In fact, resume or reputation is anything that’s been done a professional in the past, but not the potential in the future. So, actually the factor is not less important in selecting a consultant, in the context of a start-up is a recommendation. If there are professional colleagues in an industry are recommending a consultant, even though he doesn’t have a Resume or a brilliant Reputation, then he could you consider to be your business consultant.
Business consulting provider companies usually take the form of Firm or partnership. At the time of the initial meeting, usually a consulting firm will send its best staff. But, keep in mind that the hiring of a consultant is employing its people, not just his strategy. So, it is important to ensure, before signing the contract, who is going to execute him later. Is it the best staff, partners in the firm, or other staff. This will help you to know with whom you are working together on an important part of managing business, implementing the planned strategy.