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If you’re a business owner, have you thought about what your business is going to need in the coming year? Is it all down to you and your staff or could you use some extra help from a business adviser?

You might be asking yourself –

  1. What exactly is a business adviser?
  2. What could a business adviser or consultant do for me?
  3. When would they be of most help to me or my business?

What exactly is a business adviser?

A business adviser is an independent consultant and not an employee. Coming into your business with a fresh pair of eyes, they can often see your business from a totally different perspective because they’re not tackling the day to day issues or getting involved in any office politics. Many are specialists in their field and so will be up to date with the latest legislation and they can help you navigate through those sometime tricky waters.

The specialist adviser is usually project or task orientated so if there’s something you need doing in an impossibly tight time-frame, there’s the opportunity to bring in additional, expert resource only when you need it to deliver a specific outcome.

There may also be grants available to fund projects and that would cover the business advice and your adviser can help you access funds locally or nationally. There are grants for rural diversification, manufacturing growth, for embracing digital technology and for innovation so it’s worth exploring. You’re likely to need to part-fund any external support and a business adviser can help you explore what’s available, help you apply and deliver the project to kick start your 2020 growth plan.

What could a business adviser do for me?

Develop your sales strategy, train your sales team, help you acquire new customers, gain quality accreditation, recruit and build a better performing team or a plan a PR and marketing campaign to take your company into new markets – the list is endless…

Ask yourself – what are the must-have skills or know-how I need to grow my business?

When would a business adviser be of most help?

As a business owner, you make the final decision about the help you need but what can be helpful is having an initial, informal meeting with an adviser to talk through your thinking. An adviser can carry out quick business health check with you to help identify your priorities.

If you’re planning to take your business to a new level but you’re not sure where to start, call Accredited ibd-uk adviser Helen Willson today on 0116 259 5367.

Helen Willson

Helen Willson is a Marketing & PR Consultant and Business Adviser working with private & public sector organisations and businesses from SME's to large global corporates, across a range of different sectors and industries, supporting them to create successful strategies, raise their profile, attract new customers and win awards.