At some point all organizations need an expert on their team. However, hiring a full-time, permanent expert can be a cost a lot of businesses aren’t willing or able to manage.
A consultant is a temporary expert that you can bring into your business to fill an internal knowledge or skill gap that could be standing in your way to a better tomorrow.
Often clients come to us because they need just that – a temporary expert. Someone to implement something new, evaluate something existing or review a strategy with fresh eyes.
Streamline Your Processes
Your outsourced resource is able to streamline processes including:
- Human resources tasks including policy reviews, labour standards & compliance, employee manuals, onboarding & terminations, and general coaching
- Payroll implementation, employee training and support
- Implementation of time-tracking systems
- Accounting support at month and year-end
- Customized reporting, analysis and integrity testing
- Tracking clients, referral sources and monitoring the revenue generated
- Business process and in-house bookkeeping training
Why a Consultant?
We all need experts on our team, however, hiring a full-time, permanent expert can be a cost a lot of small businesses aren’t willing or able to manage (not to mention it’s often unnecessary). An onsite consultant is a temporary expert that you can bring into your business to fill an internal knowledge or skill gap that could be standing in your way to a better tomorrow.
We have clients come to us in all kinds of situations related to their internal processes and procedures, here are a few examples:
Often after a few years of being in business you may start to feel that the growth you are experiencing is causing systems that used to work to fail. A consultant can provide a fresh perspective to review and restructure existing processes and systems in more efficient way, giving you a more streamlined operation with more room to grow. Time lost because of inefficient internal processes is costly and can impact your bottom line and your internal culture / staff morale. We aim to make your business work better for you and your employees.
“You can’t read the label from inside the jar.” Many business owners and managers see the symptoms of the problem and manage them the best they can, the problem is managing the symptoms doesn’t solve the issue and actually takes a lot of time and energy away from your business goals. A consultant can take the time to identify the root cause (or causes) of the issue and work to implement a solution. By bringing many years of experience from various industries and circumstances to the table, this is often the most time and cost effective solution. Outside perspective and a clear set of eyes can work wonders.
Also, by bringing in someone external their judgement will not be clouded by how things have always been done, or any politics surrounding the problems.
Consultants are problem solvers, this part of our business is built around solving complicated business issues and implementing the solutions that can optimize your business (and allow for more growth and expansion). We focus on solutions that are based on your specific needs and goals, working with your existing programs and people to find the right solutions that can make a world of difference to you and your team.
Simply put, you’re great at what you do, but some internal processes require a specific skill set and a lot of time you don’t have. Not all consultants are created equally, just as not all businesses are created equal. You need to find the right consultant, one that you ‘click’ with, one that wants to know and understand your business and your team. When it all comes together you may just find yourself breathing a sigh of relief.
Our clients are able to focus on building their businesses with a group of experts that is ready to assist with most of the growing pains.
(All the while not losing time dealing with the bookkeeping, payroll, tax and CRA.)