Some of the most successful business consultants in the world are often those that have no background in the industry in which they are assigned to work their magic. A fresh pair of eyes usually brings with it a lack of prejudice or jaundiced views that are more typically associated with the hardened campaigners who have a long track record in a particular industry or sectorof business.
One top consultant I know in the UK held senior posts with a leading high street retail brand for a large part of his corporate career. This has never prevented him being able to generate very significant increases in profit growth to medium and large businesses, even those in sectors that are far removed from his own retail background and even where the business model differs radically from his past experiences. Needless to say, my friend charges a large four figure sum per day for his services and to his clients he is worth every penny.
It’s natural that some people will be concerned about how much knowledge of their particular industry / sector an outsourced service provider may bring to the table. In any endeavour, it’s the ability of the outsourced service provider to get results that are of value to the business that must come before any concerns about sector-specific knowledge.
In many cases, research in agreed, defined areas is conducted by the service provider to establish the best way to get results for their clients. It’s no different here at NikkiPilkington.com. Serving businesses in sectors as diverse as office cleaning, telemarketing, healthcare, childrens clothing, fashion accessories, personal finance, publishing, hospitality and industrial coatings to name but a few, is second nature. Moreover, it indicates that deep knowledge of a particular sector is no pre-requisite to getting results.
If the results you want include getting a greater number of relevant inquiries through your Facebook page, Twitter account, website or blog then of course we can help you to achieve that. Similarly, if you’d like to be positioned as an expert in your industry we can help you to do that as well. If you’re looking for a mentor to assist you with the direction of your online activities we’d be delighted to hear from you. We have access to other professionals in areas such as web design and Virtual Assistant (VA) services if you want recommendations for these.
Apart from the aforementioned areas of expertise, while your questions are certainly welcome, for most other things we’ll be unable to help (such as walking your dog for you, teaching you yoga, or your child how to swim… 🙂
This was a guest post from @shaungisbourne, an expert in telemarketing for a number of companies, now turning his hand to language training and writing the odd blog for me 😉