Consulting services

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by stevelsc1, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. stevelsc1

    stevelsc1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Has anyone used any consulting services?

    If so What has benn your results?
  2. B. Phagan

    B. Phagan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Hi Steve,

    Looks like no one has used a consultant?

    Well, I are one!

    What's your question?
  3. mowing king

    mowing king LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 85

    we use Monroe Porter of Proofman. he writes a monthly article for Pro mag.

    What kind of help are you looking for?
  4. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,488

    We've used consultants - and the results are mixed.
  5. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Depends on what you are looking for. One guy in particular, that sells alot of books, I would highly not recommend.
  6. B. Phagan

    B. Phagan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    A suggestion on getting a consultant.....make sure you get one that can "walk the walk and talk the talk", has been in the trenches, understands the total business operation, scheduling, estimating, billing/collections, sales/marketing, etc.

    Consultants come in different shapes and sizes with various backgrounds.....some finance, some construction, etc., knows hort and all other aspects of the profession.

    Lots of guys think figuring out the financial aspects is all there is to it but your business should be understood by the consultant from A-Z starting with marketing through the billing process.

    You can be the financial wizard and bringing in lots of bucks but doesn't mean much if you just turn around and pay it all out due to a lack of operational knowledge.

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