Frequently Asked Questions
What Is An Administrative Consultant?
We are independent professionals who share our knowledge and expertise to help guide businesses to reach their goals and solve problems. Consultants derive their skills from a combination of learned techniques, natural personality traits and years of experience. Among other skills are logical reasoning, leadership, communication, ingenuity, the ability to work well with others and confidentiality.
WHAT IS STRATEGIC PLANNING?
Strategic Planning clarifies the overall purpose and desired results of a business and how these results will be achieved. It sets priorities and focus to strengthen business operations in an ever changing environment. It keeps the business aligned with its vision and mission ~ who it serves, what it does and why it does it.
How Do Administrative Consultants Work?
I work in a collaborative partnership with you. I start out with a free, in-depth consultation to get to know you and what your needs are. As a consultant, I am able to view the situation from a fresh perspective and because I am not bound to any particular business culture, co-worker scrutiny or morale, I can act as the catalyst for the change you need. Consultants are expected to provide advice, make recommendations and excel at problem solving. Consultants also help you brainstorm and map out new ideas.
Do I Need a Consultant?
There are various fields of expertise. Fixing or improving particular aspects of a client’s business is the broadest area for which a consultant is hired. In addition to these specific needs, a lot of consultants also have a niche, that area that they specialize in. Consultants are often hired prior to, and during the start-up of a business. They also may be hired to re-energize a business that is “stuck and doesn’t know which way to turn”. Consultants can also help you organize or reorganize. As with any consultant, their services are retained until the goal(s) have been met or you may wish to continue an on-going partnership.
How Long Does This Take?
The time can vary in length, depending on what your needs are and any unforeseen problems or additions to the project. This will be discussed with you during the consultation.
Why Aren’t Your Prices Listed?
Each client’s needs are different and may encompass several different elements. This is why I conduct an in-depth consultation to ascertain exactly what your needs are. Once this is completed I will submit a proposal for your review.