As a new or small business owner what consulting services (aside from marketing) would be most helpful to you.

Michael Laffey

Innovative and experienced attorney, entrepreneur and business consultant

In general, I would say Business Process consulting and the type of operational and strategic planning assistance that you’d get from an incubator. Most new businesses miss a lot of opportunities and efficiencies because they simply don’t recognize them. It’s not until they start hitting walls that they recognize a need to take a good hard look at what they’re doing, how they’re doing it and why.

Unfortunately, most new and small businesses wouldn’t see a need for it, so you’d have to aggressively market the services. Surprisingly, a lot of large corporations have the same issues, but they’re less obvious because the issues are “just the way we do things” and the companies succeed in spite of them. (no pain=no need to change)

I’ve always thought that it would be fun to pull together a group of experts and innovators and have them do “business makeovers” like they do with homes on those reality TV shows. Anyone have a link to Mark Burnett? 🙂