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Consulting firms in Indonesia is not so prevalent as in neighboring countries. However the role of consulting firms, consultants, marketing and business consultants are now increasingly feels the importance with increasing competition in the business world. Anything noteworthy to choose business consultant, marketing consultant for your company?
In General, existing business consultants are those who are academically trained and lacking experience as a businessman. Although there are arguments that the consultant is reliable is not always used to be a successful businessman, but you need to consider. Coach basketball success in the NBA, a professional basketball league in America, giant football clubs Club coaches on the continent of Europe, is a former professional football and basketball player. They have experienced a bitter become professional players, so it can guide the professional players of their orphanage. It is worthy of you as businesses consider, whether you want to receive a briefing from them claiming to be professional, but less experience or even never do business, let alone become a successful businessman.
Consulting firms or consultants that have already become marketing entrepreneur or business people, and most have never successfully manages his company, would be an asset for your business. If they haven’t been doing business, or even once a businessman who failed, what they can contribute to the effort and your business?
If you only want to hear the business theory theory, which mostly just giving you homework and the chart table and the form you have to fill in, it might be more efficient for the price, if you buy a book like the Pocket MBA guide MBA and so on. The choice is in your hands. Many consulting firms, marketing or business that is well known, but not necessarily they have what you need to become more successful.
Consulting firms that can actually help You are those who understand the theory and practice of business practices comprehensively, both theory and its application on the road. Large companies such as Unilever, even require prospective top executive works starting from the bottom and never done canvasing on the market traditional market
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.
Creative business owners who are just starting, assumed the role of consultants are often not important. Or the reason is “the consultant is expensive”. In fact, if a businessman thinking of employing a consultant in economical, start-up company you instead many cost-saving. What costs can be saved? The cost of failure and ignorance.
A good business consultant, will share his knowledge of managing the business with you. That is, you are helped gone through some critical stages of entrepreneurial without having to actually get through. Because one of the roles of the entrepreneurial consultant is primarily to advise and tips on how to manage the company to get through these times.
There are several pros and cons to hire consultants, as follows:
Creative entrepreneurs establish businesses according to what she liked. As a photographer, then he will set up a business that deals with photography. With the hiring of consultants, the entrepreneur can focus on the field of photography is preferred, photography. In the meantime, the problems of business operations, can be submitted on business consultant.
Pros: Cost Effective
Hiring a consultant is relatively cheaper than hiring employees remain. A professional in the field of management, usually will require relatively high salaries, even if your business is a start-up. In addition, the attractiveness of a professional is hired to want to work allowance. In the meantime, contractual consultant contract normally off. You don’t need to spend the cost benefits are high. In addition, as a freelancer, consultant fees so flexible.
Each consultant has a background job specialties of each. If the consultant has worked in the field of Human Resource, then he will use the approach of Human Resource. And so on. Rarely has the knowledge of general management, if it is, a lot of knowledge in particular only half-half.
Now many companies engaged in the field of business consulting has been a lot of change economic the way individuals think world even about stuff at the moment. The consultants are experts in specific fields, so can them in the fields in the handle.
There are tips and tricks how to deepen business consultant who is successful according to Vince Lombardi i.e. Focus because the focus is our commitment and will be creating a very capable of being the expert in its own field, always trying to steer towards better results, never satisfied on achieving that already work and efficient as well as integrity. They nor should of wills over solutions offered, have a good knowledge, be able to ask the right questions that can lead to a make problem and a long-term solution.
A wide variety of tasks and types of Business Consultants
1. Business Consultants in the field of Marketing.
If a company has a problem in the marketing and realize that they need outside opinions different from a broader perspective, then the company will hire a consultant marketing.
2. Business Consultant in the fields of Culinary Restaurants and food.
For company toothbrushes food and want to annulment how we manage the restaurant is capable of saving herbs and raw materials without changing the menu and cooking recipes or want to fix the system service on the consumer
3. Business Consultants in the field of human resources.
Human Resources (HR) Consulting or human resource consultants is a consultant focusing on efforts to homemaking the value of HR in a company by placing the right person in the right position and the right line of work by doing caraway or open job vacancies so that the company’s success can be achieved with the support of a solid employee.
4. Business Consultant in the fields of strategy and planning.
Bain & Company, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and McKinsey & Company is a great company that moves in the field consulting strategic consulting or business strategy.
5. Business Consultants from the field of information technology.
American Management Systems, Accenture, Cambridge Technology Partners, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Electronic Data Systems (EDS) is the example of company IT consulting or consultant of information technology is a great
6. Business consultants in the field of Internet and Programming.
E-Consulting is a consulting deal with problems pertaining to e-business and e-commerce in a broad scale
Some examples of consultants working in other fields is the Charles River Associates (consultants who focus on economics and litigation services)