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4 Qualities to Look for in a Business Adviser

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Many business owners don’t understand the benefits of hiring a business adviser. Running your own business isn’t easy, it takes a lot of time and energy, but there are people out there who are ready to lend a helping hand. An experienced business adviser can support you through difficult times, they can help with numerous other situations such as expansion and insolvency.

Here are 4 qualities to look for when speaking to a business adviser.

  1. Planning for the Future

Looking back at past experiences is all well and good, but you can miss out on huge opportunities if you fail to look ahead. If you want your company to grow and delve into new markets, hire a business adviser who has one eye firmly fixed on the future of your company. If you are looking for a business consultant to help you with company formations in Vanuatu, choose a firm who uses techniques that allow your business to expand in the local market.

  1. Achieving Your Goals

A great financial advisor will do everything in their power to make sure you achieve both your personal and professional goals. They’ll have a strategic mind which is designed to evaluate your current position and help you plan key objectives which guarantee you work towards your final goals. A first-class business adviser will use KPI’s (key performance indicators) to ensure you succeed and achieve exactly what you set out.

  1. Expert Services

You’ll find when speaking to business advisers, most of them specialise in a specific area. Some firms offer a range of services to their clients, they each have an adviser who specialises in certain aspects of the company. So, you’ll find organisations who offer expert guidance and recommendations in areas such as:

  • Corporate Ventures
  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Immigration & Citizenship
  • Business Insolvency
  • Trust Services

When accountants specialise in a specific area, they usually have plenty of experience in that industry. This makes them a reliable partner when navigating your way through new local markets or corporate ventures.

  1. Quality Communication & Recommendations

It is important to find a business adviser who constantly keeps you in the loop, they’ll be in touch on a regular basis, letting you know where you stand. The key to having a great relationship with your consultant is excellent communication, if your company is investing in a new product, your adviser will tell you if it is a good move to make.

In addition to having great communication skills, they should also have a strong brand and referrals. A first-class business adviser will have multiple contacts in the industry, making it easier for your business to flourish.

Operating your own business is never easy, there are many hurdles to overcome and most of the time they can’t be tackled alone. A good business adviser is like a first-class partner, they’ll support you during the good times and help when things get rough. When choosing a consultant, consider the points mentioned in this article to help with your selection.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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