We all want to be self-sufficient, but there comes a time when we have to admit that we need outside help. For businesses when we have that realization it's time to call in a consultant. The thought of hiring a consultant gives many managers the heebee jeebees. Why?
No one wants to be the person who hires a consultant who then proves to be a dud. On the other hand, if you've hit a wall, how will you get over it and back into growth mode? The answer is you have to set your criteria for a consultant BEFORE you start interviewing anyone.