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Running a small business means juggling the many different tasks of budgeting, pricing, building and maintaining a productive labor force and managing the hours in each work day.
Using a business consulting firm in running your small business can bring a fresh perspective to help you get the most out of what you have invested in to the operation.
But how do you know a consultant will be effective?
Steven Kim of Montero Business Consulting in southern California’s Inland Empire offers these tips.
“Does the person you’re speaking with come across as a potential trusted advisor?” asks Steven. “Or are they just trying to sell you a product or service?” He says the business owner should express a need or challenge and see how the consultant responds.
“Find out the policies of the consultant before the first meeting,” Steven advises. “Ask how long they need and what they plan to offer.”
Montero Business Consulting and Coaching works with small business owners from San Dimas and Ontario, California to the greater Riverside area. Steven Kim says their first step is having an initial discussion to build trust. There is no charge for the first meeting.
“The owner has to know if he or she can trust me looking at financial statements, making recommendations, and then implementing those solutions.”
If the first meeting goes well, then the next step is for the owner to have Montero Consulting do a full survey. This can take one or two business days and is the lowest cost in the industry.
After the survey, then a proposal is made to implement specific solutions for small business clients.
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