Wow, I can’t believe that it has been a full week since I starting working from home and really building my business, ABlake Enterprises, Social Media Management and Consulting. Since I’ve announced this change I have been inundated with well wishes from family and friends as well as requests for meetings and conference calls. The month of April is booked solid and I am loving it because it is all very beneficial to the growth of my business.
Wednesday, I had a wonderful conference call with Laura Burford, owner of of LAD Enterprizes, whom I had met when I presented Social Media Marketing for Business a NAWBO event. She is a consultant who assists other consultants in growing their business and during our conversation she offered some great advice. There were, however, three questions that really struck a chord with me.
- Who is your ideal client?
- What is your client’s focus?
- What results will your clients receive from you?
As an Ambassador of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and member of the Fortune Referral Group, every other week, I am giving an elevator pitch about my business, however, these three questions made me think about that pitch in a different light.
Fortunately, I was able to quickly respond to each of Laura’s three questions, however, I realized that I needed to become a bit more focused and precise with my answers.
How about you, have you ever met with a business consultant, or even perhaps thought about becoming one? I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had never met with one but felt Laura would be able to assist me in my journey.
Oftentimes, when people hear the word “consultant,” they think of a Harvard graduate with a MBA advising staff in large corporations and that can be intimidating, However, that is not always the case, as a matter of fact, many people you probably know are consultants and they are doing quite well advising and assisting small business owners like myself.
Consulting simply means engaging in the business of giving expert advice to people working in a specific field and there are many who can provide this expert advice without having an MBA from Harvard.
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Let’s Chat > Have you ever received advice from a business consultant and if so, what three questions were you asked?