#1. Save time and money – since professional consultants have years of business experience, many of the problems and/or decisions a business owner may be facing on any given day, a consultant has faced many times. Instead of several sleepless nights thinking about the problem or decision, spending an hour with an experienced consultant can help go through the options and help the owner get the problem resolved. The owner of any business will be much more productive while running their business instead of being preoccupied with some problem.
#2. Experience when needed, as needed – when a business owner hires a consultant on an hourly basis, they can get experience immediately. Using a consultant for an hour, a week or even a month is much more economical than going to the time and trouble of hiring and training a new employee for the same job.
#3. Compliment business owner’s natural strengths – not everyone can be good at everything. Utilizing a consultant to help in areas of the business that the owner either is not as good at and/or is not as interested in, makes good economic sense.
#4. Hiring 50 years of experience, by the hour – speaks for itself. What is “been there and done that” worth?