In a time that there are greater business opportunities and confidence is on the improve, business owners are looking for advisors to assist in growth, strategies and financial management reporting. There are many businesses that are engaging business consultants or business advisors to assist business owners in this regard. In my experience, consultants are normally engaged for a specific task or project, whereas advisors act in a mental or guidance roll that would normally be for the longer term and advise across all areas of the business.
So what does a trusted advisor mean?
Obviously they need to be trustworthy, which by definition suggests human confidence in someone for dependable performance. In my experience, I believe a trusted advisor should encompass the following:
Ultimately, it is important when using a trusted advisor that there is a good fit and connection between each other. Your “gut feel” is normally the best way to go about choosing your trusted advisor and any concerns that you may have should be addressed upfront to ensure that there is appropriate planning monitoring and accountability.
We act as trusted advisors for many small to medium sized businesses, and importantly their owners.
If you are seeking someone to perhaps look at things differently, support you and or challenge you, it might be time to give us a call.