The answer to this is quite simple. There is never a wrong time for your startup to hire for business efficiency consulting services. Even if you are in the early stages of your startup, it can be helpful to have someone come in and assess how your business runs. You may not be aware of inefficient processes that are costing you time and money.
A business efficiency consultant can help you streamline your operations, save you money, and improve your bottom line. In many cases, the sooner you bring in a consultant, the better.
They can help you avoid costly mistakes and get your business on track for long-term success. Like how you are the expert your customers seek help with, you’re most likely not the expert on streamlining a business to be more efficient; leave those to the operations experts! The more efficient your business is from the start, the more it will save you costly time down the line trying to fix things that would have likely been caught by an expert early on.
If you are thinking about hiring a business efficiency consultant, now is the time to do it. Don’t wait until your startup is struggling to make changes – by then it may be too late. Invest in efficiency now and reap the rewards for years to come. We have put together three instances when business efficiency consulting services are vital for the success of your business.
scenario 1. You're launching a new product or service
Launching a new product or service can be a chaotic and hectic time for any business. A business efficiency consultant is proactive and has the future of your business front of mind. They are able to help streamline the process of launching a new product or service in a way that ensures everything runs smoothly right out of the gate. When it comes to launching new products or services being proactive will ensure your business won’t break and buckle under the stress of incoming orders or more clients. Having an expert determine what systems and processes may become stressed or even break when you launch a new product or service in the future will not only give peace of mind to you but also builds confidence in your team.
Check out How An Operations-First Approach Allowed the Center For Healing Racial Trauma To Expand Globally With Ease with the help of Business Laid Bare as an example of their organization launching new services.
Scenario 2. When your startup is experiencing rapid growth (or about to)
Rapid growth can be both exciting and challenging for businesses. This is when most businesses see their faults and where they are falling short when it comes to efficiency and more specifically their operations. A business efficiency consultant can help you evaluate your current business model and how your growth can be managed effectively by ensuring that your business operations and processes can keep up with the demand. What their central focus will likely be is your capacity.
If you’re “secretly crying on the inside” when you experience growth instead of excitement, it’s absolutely an operations issue.
Ask yourself a few of these questions:
- Could your business handle 50x the work or would your business break?
- How much MORE can you currently do with what you have in place right now?
- If you needed to hire staff do you have an onboarding process that will support them?
In addition to helping you streamline your business operations, they can also help you with ways to support your employees during your growth. This can include but isn’t limited to an efficient team onboarding process, knowledge management, and streamlined project management. The success of your business depends on the efficiency of all its operations, including the ones you manage directly and those that are managed by other departments or outsourced to consultants or suppliers.
Processes are often defined as series of actions that have to be performed in a specific way in order to achieve a particular goal. If every process starts with you then your capacity is limiting your growth. If your goal is to grow it is better to have the operations to support your growth vs. trying to come up with a way to get you through your growth.
Check out How ALX Creatives Increased Their Client Capacity By 30% And Improved The Quality Of Their Work With Less Effort And Team Oversight with the help of Business Laid Bare as they were rapidly growing.
Scenario 3. When you are looking to improve your overall businesses efficiency and support future growth
Hiring business efficiency consulting services into your already established business can help the entire organization. At this point, it may be more focused on how you can better the business instead of trying to fix things that are broken or in need of repair. Going through your business with a fine toothcomb to brush out all the kinks and knots will ultimately strengthen your business overall. The stronger your business’ operational foundations are, the more resilient it is to change and more capable of growing exponentially without strain.
When you hire business efficiency consulting services they are also able to look at your business from 10,000 ft and tell you where it may be chafing. Many people within an organization will not realize there are weak points because they are in the thick of it every day and too close to the business to realize. Having an outside, unbiased perspective on your business and the ways it can improve is a priceless investment for any business.
Check out How The Labz’s Revamped Operations Increased Efficiency And Client Capacity to support their SaaS future growth.
If your startup is in any of the above situations and you are looking to hire business efficiency consulting services Business Laid Bare has a proven track record of success. Not only will we be able to create smooth, streamlined operations for your business but we do it in a way that will support your business now and in the future.
Book a consult call to see if Business Laid Bare can help you make your organization more efficient.