Make Use of the Written Word

Another thing to think about when you are hiring a business consultant is to ask them whether or not they have written anything that deals with the issues that your company is facing.

Published works can be an invaluable tool to reference from time to time, when the contract with your consultant is finished or even when they are still working for you.

If the consultant has indeed written something, be aware that the published work can be blunt and difficult to read. But its a great way to get into the mind of a consultant and see the world of business through their eyes.

Often times, consultants will say more in a published work than they might not say in person.

There is another advantage to turning to the published works of people who know business. They can be a wealth of knowledge for those in business, and offer much information that wouldn’t be attainable any other way.

For example, take someone like Donald Trump. Most people think of him as someone who knows his business. But you couldn’t very well call up Donald Trump and ask him for business advice. But he has written plenty of books that are available for anyone to purchase.

Don’t discount the use of books simply because you have a business consultant, because you will be may be giving up a great cache of information that you may very well find useful. It’s always a good idea to use as many resources as possible.

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