4 steps to easily hire a business consultant

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Written by Cat Dunn on August 11, 2023

How do I hire a business consultant?

Finding the right business consultant may feel like you’re plunging into the dark, twisted plot of a horror movie when you’d rather be watching a comedy.

Fear not! I know a thing or two about embracing the unconventional and I’m here to guide you through the treacherous terrain to easily hire a business consultant.

So lower that cushion from your face and let’s dive into how to hire a biz consultant.


Define your biz needs

Before you jump into a Google search, think about your objective. What is it you want from a business consultant? From a biz POV, is your marketing not turning into sales or your financials are in chaos or your operations are messier than the cords at the back of your computer desk?


Research and shortlisting

Now you can start looking for consultants. Try searching on LinkedIn, posting in Facebook Groups, and asking your biz networks.

When you find a few you like, check out their profiles. What expertise do they have? Do they have client reviews?  Are they taking on new clients?


It’s time to interview

Jump on a call with them, preferably a Zoom so you can see how you both vibe. Ask them all the questions you have about them and their biz and how they can help you. You can also ask if they’ve worked with similar clients or industries and what challenges and successes they had.

Don’t shy away from asking about the fee, payment terms, contract details, and their onboarding process. It’s important that you’re clear on these details before you make your decision on who to work with.


Hire and onboard

Pick the business consultant to hire based on who aligns with your values, supports your vision, and who fits within your budget.

When you onboard with your business consultant, set up a structure for your first 90 day (or as agreed) goals, agree how you’ll communicate, and provide them with the relevant access and passwords they’ll need.

Is hiring a business consultant worth it?

It can be a time consuming and overwhelming task but remember there’s a business consultant out there who matches your vibe and is worth the transformation you and your biz will see over the next few months.

Cat Dunn, previously an Australian virtual assistant, holding her head with both hands and smiling.

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