When you do not have the skills or know-how to grow your business in the way that you would like, you decide to hire a consultant to fill in that gap or build that capability. What should go into that hiring decision though? A post at All About Consulting discusses the answers.
First, you should get clear on your business priorities, which will serve as a compass for what types of consultants to look for during hiring. Consider whether you need a generalist or specialist consultant. If you preside over just a small business, maybe a generalist will be useful in helping you across the board. But in most cases, you will want a specialist to deliver exceptional results in the one specific space where help is really needed.
Regardless, consultants should be expert analysts and experts in their industry. They should also be friendly! Meet with consultants in person and gauge their personalities. Do they seem bright, diligent, and generally people with whom you would feel comfortable working? These are basic but important questions that you need to be able to answer confidently.
You can view the full post here: http://edughanaconsult.com/2017/12/03/6-tips-to-consider-when-hiring-a-good-business-consultant/