About Business Consulting
TRADITIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTING FIRMS
The last 50 years has not seen a great deal of innovation in business consulting. Ibarra Enterprises believes the time has come for a new approach.
Most businesses can be broken down into three separate departments: Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. Although most business consultants will specialize in only one of these areas, it’s important for you to know what your strengths and weaknesses are first in order to maximize the potential from an outside consultant.
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A BUSINESS CONSULTANT?
Some of the most important questions you need to address are: How well do we communicate with one another? Can this person articulate the problems in a language that is clearly understandable? This is where personal characteristics such as trust and sincerity will outweigh technical expertise. You must feel very comfortable with this person since you are about to trust them with what could be your most prized possession – your company. Other determining factors should include costs that are involved, how and when they will be paid out, and what type of measurable results can be anticipated and when. A good consultant should be able to provide professional expertise, an objective or fresh approach on how your business is doing and possess the vision to help your business reach its full potential for success.
Additionally, the skills and expertise that a consultant provides should be transferable so that you do not become totally dependent on the consultant. With most situations, the goal of a good consultant should be to work himself or herself out of a job.
BUSINESS CONSULTING TECHNOLOGY
Ibarra Enterprises bridges the gaps between older business philosophies and modern technology to bring the power of innovative and professional consulting to Small and Medium size Businesses at reasonable prices. Modern technology is an untapped resource not yet understood by most consultants. This is a particular area of expertise for us. It is a new era and businesses need to implement the changes now in order to ride the wave of abundant new business now and tomorrow.
ARE SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT NEEDS LONG-TERM?
Most consulting firms suggest you view their consulting as a long-term answer to management support. While the very notion of a long-term relationship with a consulting firm is a typical one, it doesn’t make sense when the focus is on dependency of the consultant. The approach used by Ibarra Enterprises works for Small and Medium size businesses because we not only implement we educate you on how to maintain the focus on strategy, goals and targets. We at Ibarra Enterprises will put a reporting and monitoring system in place that tracks performance against these targets without the need to use our service long-term. If your specific situation requires addition services we can always do an addendum for an extension of services.
REASONABLE COST FOR BUSINESS CONSULTING
Cut out much of the philosophies that are not working because of our down turn economy and consulting becomes affordable.