Business consulting or consulting cover the same idea. It is an external expertise of an adviser, a consultant, an experienced professional, former managers or confirmed executives with the objective of optimizing the performance of a company.
The mission takes place in a few essential steps:
- Perform a preliminary analysis
- Advocate in a specific way
- Accompany the induced change
- Establish a report explaining the results of the consulting mission
What are the areas that need business advice or consulting
If the objective of business consulting or consulting is to improve the performance of a company, the missions concern several areas.
Among the most recurring:
– human resources
– the information system, etc.
Each problem encountered at the company level corresponds to an area of expertise for which the mission of business advice or consulting could be required.
Why use consulting?
Managers resort to consulting in particular to compensate for a lack of internal resources, to reduce costs, to solve problems more efficiently thanks to the availability, responsiveness and objectivity of external experts.
Business consulting or consulting is also an independent entity. This position allows him the hindsight to properly analyze a situation and make informed recommendations while respecting confidentiality.
The availability and responsiveness of consultants are also real assets for managers. The solution of a problem depends, among other things, on the speed of diagnosis and timely decision-making.
Business advice or consulting: now accessible to VSEs
More and more VSEs are using consulting. The life of companies, whatever their size, has become more complex with the emergence of new technologies: (internet, IT, etc.), the necessary digital transformation (dematerialization, e-marketing, etc.), administrative complexity, etc.