As the mother of a 22-month old, I found myself the authority on all things ‘baby’ last weekend. Upon request, I helped my cousin and her husband navigate through a local baby superstore. We spent a few hours walking up and down every aisle, I told them what they needed, pointed out which products work best, warned against which ones they would think they’ll need but won’t, and which products were totally useless. Those few hours definitely saved them a lot of hassle, money, and time.
Consulting someone with more experience when you are just starting out is one of the best decisions you can make. Why make mistakes yourself when you can learn from other people’s missteps? I have always looked to other people whom I respect for business advice, guidance, and support, and it has served me well. When starting a business, the best investment you can make is in coaches, consultants, and experts. They have seen success and failure, they can give you great advice and push you in the right direction. All businesses have problems, and having someone on call to help you resolve problems – and help you expect problems and be ready with solutions – will pay for itself ten fold.
If you find yourself in need of a local business expert, I recommend Michael Craine. He is a great local Santa Clarita business consultant we have called upon and utilized repeatedly.