What is a business consultant?
A business consultant is an independent professional who, for a fee, helps a business owner and/or its management, to define and to achieve goals through better utilization of resources. Business consultants are “change-agents ” who not only propose change, but also implement it as well.
How can I tell if I need a consultant?
There are no hard or fast rules for deciding, if or when, a business consultant should be engaged to solve a problem. There are, however, a few common situations which suggest that a consultant may be necessary:
Why use a business consultant?
The most common reasons that businesses seek a consultant are:
Why do I need a business consultant? Why can’t I just do it myself?
Business owners hire business consultants for any or all of the following reasons:
How does Paradigm Strategies charge for their services?
We base our fees on a per-diem rate, and we bill out-of-pocket expenses separately. Our client engagements vary. The engagement may be for a short-term specific project, or the engagement may be for an indefinite period of time in which Paradigm Strategies provide advice and direction on a continual basis.
How much do Paradigm Strategies’ services cost?
It varies and depends on the scope of work to be performed. The actual scope of work can only be determined after we personally discuss the particular issues and challenges the client and his/her business is presently facing. After these preliminary discussions have occurred, we submit a written proposal that clearly defines the item(s) that make up the scope of work and detail our fee structure, expenses, and payment schedule.
How does Paradigm Strategies handle confidentiality?
Paradigm Strategies considers the detailed knowledge we obtain concerning our client’s operations and staff to be highly confidential. Such information is not to be discussed with, nor disclosed to a third party without the client’s express permission. We sign and submit a Confidentiality Agreement to the client before any work begins.
Can I use Paradigm Strategies if I am located outside of Boston, MA?
Yes, most definitely. Paradigm Strategies consults with clients who are located all over the United States. We communicate by telephone, e-mail, courier, and fax. We find this arrangement works well for our out-of-town clients.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by either email via the form below or you can call us at 617-787-8000.