You have more than a few business challenges in front of you, and you’re not sure who to trust to get them successfully resolved. You’re not alone. That’s why legions of professionals hire subject
area experts. Rather than a sign of weakness or inefficiency, knowing when to bring in outside help is the hallmark of an executive that knows how to get things done.
If you’re not sure when the timing is right to invest in Black Mountain services, here are a few situations in which an expert can help in overcoming a business issue:
• Expertise is needed. Does the consultant possess knowledge or skills that don’t exist inside your organization? If you have access to internal resources, it could be better to use them rather than pay someone else who doesn’t know your business as well, to give you advice - unless…
• You need an objective view. You might already have a strong opinion about what track you should take. Whether your assessment is based on facts or gut feel, sometimes you need an objective third-party expert to validate your assumptions. This can be useful when you are planning on expending big resources, need board approval or customer buy-in for the path you plan to pursue.
• Speed or scale is an issue. It’s possible that your organization has all the talent you need. You could do the project, but should you? Is it a good use of your internal resources? Maybe it’s better to keep your team on task, and bring in a consultant to provide focus (no competing priorities), scale (more people) or speed (doing in a month what would take your team 6 months to complete).
• It’s time to shake things up. No matter how experienced you are, sometimes an outsider can see things you can’t. Whether you need to reassess the make-up of your marketing or sales leadership teams, reinvigorate your strategy, or add to your product portfolio, a Black Mountain expert may help.
We offer a 1-Hour Telephone Consultation with an Expert in the Practice Area you need, for a nominal fee. You may want to find a quick answer to a technical question, or to get a better perspective on a strategy where our expert can offer assistance. Black Mountain project quotes are always free.