You are capable of so much in your business! Once you have a clear direction of where you are headed, the sky’s the limit.

When I first started my business almost three years ago, there was simply so much that I did not know. Therefore, I invested in a lot of ‘solutions’ for personal development and mastered many skills. Skills that I was told were ‘important for success’. It was not until I found a business mentor, that I realized that I could have saved a lot of time, money and energy had I went a different route. That mentor was a business consultant that was able to push me to think outside of the box. Therefore, I know without a shadow of a doubt, I am building a business that will hit the six-figure mark in 2019.

Business consultants are strong assets for business owners because they hold the owner accountable for their own progress. They offer different perspectives to problems, they offer guidance as well as challenges, and they observe objectively how a business operates and what can be improved. Not to mention the business consultants that understand the creative thinking involved with building a business with small kids. Hiring someone who understands that side of your business needs, is a much-needed benefit.

Productivity is more than just performing your daily tasks. A business consultant will improve your productivity in all aspects of your business life. Here are some examples.

  1. You will step out of your comfort zone. Performing tasks that make you uncomfortable are often tasks that will push your business into forward momentum, such as real-life networking or presenting to your local Chamber of Commerce. Performing these tasks will get easier with practice and will allow you to develop real-life relationships with other businesses. If you gain new customers in the process, that’s quicker productivity than if you stayed in your online bubble.

  2. Your consultant will correct you as needed. Your business consultant doesn’t want to take over your business; she wants YOU to become stronger in your ability to drive the business forward and she won’t be afraid to correct you if she sees a misstep. If you listen to your consultant’s advice, you will become more effective in your leadership skills as well as your business skills.

  3. Your company’s operations will run more smoothly. Your business consultant will see through her objective third party lens where your operations can use improvement. That may mean automating certain aspects or hiring a virtual assistant to handle certain tasks. When your business runs effectively, clients are happy and you’ll keep your overhead costs down. Effective operations also allow your assistants or employees to be more productive because they have the proper tools to complete their jobs.

  4. You’ll learn how to transform your ideas into reality. Instead of keeping all your service ideas stuck in your head, unable to decide which one to develop, a business consultant will help analyze your ideas and ask questions about the viability and effectiveness of each service. She will also guide you through the production process to complete the format of your service quickly and cost-effectively.

Smart business owners know they can’t know everything about every subject, especially if they have no experience in running a business that continues to scale quarterly. This is where a smart business consultant can become the business’ top asset, guiding you to financial success. Do you have a financial plan to lead you into building a successful business in 2019? Comment your income goal down below.

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