How Do You Choose the Right Consultant For You?

How do you choose the right consultant for your business needs? It’s simple, ask yourself these questions:

Meeting With Consultants

Meeting with Consultants

  • What do I really need a Consultant for?
  • Can she/he really help me ?
  • At what capacity and depth will they be involved?
  • Is this person dependable?
  • Is this person legitimate?

These are questions that one most ask before searching or calling a consultant to inquire about there services. Consultant helps point you in the right direction, some are with you through every process of starting a business, and even continue to be with you. If you are an entrepreneur who needs organization structure or business development services, than search for a consultant that can take your business to the next level. When you do ask the questions above. You don’t want to waste your time or money with this task. Remember, some consultants just guide, others maybe hands on in the process. ¬†Ask about their process and the services they offer, in detail.

Remember, you are building and making your dream become a reality. Realistically, this is now your income and how you cover your expenses, personally and financially.

To speak with our Consultants, contact us at http://www.peavyassociates.com or 678-667-7988. Inquire about our services!

Why Processes and Systematic Approach to Your Operations Are Helpful?

Process Diagram

You are all over the place, disorganized. You just want to get customers and work, this is the most cases for entrepreneurs and executives. You worry about the financing and operating activities, monetary, of the business, but not the actual operations of the business. You need to figure out how to provide new services to your customers,so you make up a team and leave them without direction to focus on attracting your customers, big mistake. When you finally check on your departments performance, you are not understanding the lag in time it takes to complete a task, yet you are too busy to address the issue. So what are the result now?

  • Key tasks are missed which probably could have helped gain a client or attain the revenue
  • Other tasks are yet to performed because the first was yet to be completed because of no guidance
  • The team you created are left in the wind without direction, scope, idea, and budget so your are over your limits (spending) and the project is not executed properly

Oh I can go on and on to the many problems that can happen without your insight and input as the leader. Processes and systems are beneficial to any business, small or large, because it helps solves many problems and enables an efficient workflow. As the Key Executive, you are the leader. Your team are looking for your guidance and vision of the company. When you are absent, many things can go wrong.

Standard Operating Procedures, Processes, and systems are implement under the company’s vision. These plans are put in place to give the company a sense of direction and how to proceed with work. If you implement a process in each department, tasks will be completed on time and new tasks can be performed. If you define the scope of the project with your team, take time to listen to all input, and develop a plan of action, from it; your team can then hit the floor executing the project.

Now with all this being said, this really means as the leader, lead, motivate, guide and you can go the rest of the day completing your very own tasks, because you have implemented processes and a plan of action!

Written by: Teleigha L. Peavy CSM, LSS (green belt) PMP candidate.

Operation and Business Consultant at Peavy and Associates’ Business Services, Inc.

The Fishbone Diagram: Why Every Team of Process Owners Should Use it

Fishbone Diagram

The Fishbone Diagram is a very powerful tool used in process improvement. It helps identify the cause and the effect, and sometimes a condition is established. Some of the reasons why this tools is effective because it:

– Study a problem/Issue to determine the root cause
– Study the potential reasons why a process/ product is having difficulties, problems, breakdowns, and failure
– Identify area for data and information facts collections
– To evaluate why a process is not performing properly or producing the desired results.
– It allow the team to capture everyone’s ideas & thoughts in a structured manner.

If you would like a copy of the diagram to use for your business, email me at peavy.teleigha@gmail.com. I have it in a Word format as well.

Courtesy of Albany Technical College: Quality Assurance Program:Process Improvements