If you are a business owner you may be considering hiring a business consultant. A business consultant will analyse your company and help you improve performance and efficiency.
The consultant will normal look in depth at all aspect of the business to access cost vs profit and how effective it currently is. Some of the areas include:
Staff: they will analyse your current staff levels including pay / performance / moral / skills and any out sourcing you do. From this they will make proactive suggestions on how to improve the efficient of your staff and if possible how you could save money.
Materials: in depth look into how much you spend on supplies and if you could cut your costs without compromising on quality. They may also recommend trying to increase your payment terms with suppliers to keep the money in your bank as long as possible.
A good consultant should more than cover the costs they are charging for their advice and expertises.