As a small business consultant for the last 10 years this is usually my client’s opening question. How can a consultant run my business better than me?
First to begin, the majority of my clients are professionals (i.e. Doctors, Lawyers, CPA, etc.) each and every one of these individuals are intelligent, well read and have made a tremendous commitment to their professional careers.
One thing for sure you want a start a group home in maryland that gets results. It is best to go with one that has a track record that can be easily verified. It is not unreasonable to expect the consultant’s work to bring in 3-5 times what you spent on them.
Although you don’t need to be a polished writer your copy must be easy to read and understand, It should be exciting, filled with lots of bits of information.
Yes, I WORK at a coffee shop nearby. They have high speed network lines for my laptop. I also wear my Logo hat, my business name pin on my chest, and have a large name and business card taped to my computer lid, so that it can be easily read from a distance as I work. I also make a couple of phone calls a day to those in related businesses, such as my friend the home designer.
Lack of Family Discipline: When you work at home you can also tend to family and that is great. I love it. However, it also allows for magnified interruptions. Child care can easily consume more than an entire day, if you don’t learn to discipline your children in an effective and nurturing way. If you just yell “Be quiet I’m working.” They will find a way to get your attention – no matter what – and it will often be at just the wrong time – like when Mr. Big is on the phone, or when you have procrastinated and the deadline is NOW.
Practice makes perfect. Get an objective third party who can help you while you are practicing. This person can act as your client and can give you a problem that you need to solve. After each session, ask for feedback to easily figure out the things that you need to improve on.