Seeking the right business consultant
November 5, 2012 8:22 AM Subscribe
Our company is successful. We (the three founders) are realizing that we need to add more structure and middle management. And we're looking for the right consultant to help us do that.
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We have a great company and we love what we do. It's grown to a size where we, the founders, spend more time dealing with small details and managing lower level employees than focusing on the big picture vision stuff, so we've realized we need to add more middle management and structure to the company.
We tried working with a business consultant last year to help us in this transition and it wasn't a great experience: she didn't "get" us/our quirkiness/the things that make us special and mostly seemed to want to offer us advice as to how we could become bigger/more successful, without helping us figure out the structure/management stuff.
We're not a very small company but we're not a big company either. I think this also has hampered our search for the right consultant: it seems they either cater to mom-and-pop operations or huge companies.
We'd like to find a consultant in the Seattle area, though we're open to Skype/phone/email sessions with the right person if they're outside of our area.