When you need to seek professional advice
I’ve seen many business owners and managers struggle with a problem that could be quickly fixed by speaking to the right professional. At some point in the life of your business, you will run into a situation where you will need professional advice. It might be a business adviser, mentor, lawyer, accountant, financial adviser, banker or insurer that you need. It will depend on the circumstances of the issue at hand.
Small business owners and managers are often hesitant to call in a professional. Sometimes this is due to the expense or not wanting to admit they need help with their business.
One example was a company that opened a branch in Brittan. The managers were struggling with a challenging employee. The company’s head office managers were well versed in dealing with employees in Canada and the USA but were unable to understand or deal with the issues the employee presented. After much struggle, the managers retained a human resources expert in Britain to give them advice. The expert was quickly able to discern the problem and officer a solution.
The above example is typical of where a professional was able to fix a problem that the managers were dealing with. Recognizing the value of a professional at the right time can save your company considerable time, effort and money.
Contact Arbutus Management Consulting when you need advice for your business.