Ohio Business Consultants
Leadership Excellence, Ltd., Ohio specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses grow and thrive by developing essential skills and overcoming obstacles.
Leadership Excellence is an organization offering Business Consultation and Coaching for entrepreneurs, business owners, and small-to-medium-sized businesses. We provide consulting services for those intending to launch new businesses and help startups make their companies prosper.
We also provide consulting and coaching services to help even the most well-managed businesses stay competitive. With our tailored business consulting services, we can help your company increase its valuation and profitability.
If you’re experiencing problems involving company culture, internal processes, or need a new business strategy that better reflects your wishes for the future, we are here to help.
Our advisors can help you find a solution to today’s competitive market trends and keep your firm’s operations running in the event of challenges. Configuring tools that offer effective remote work will allow you to minimize or avoid disruptions to your business activities.
We can successfully scale the solutions we provide to help with change efforts that encompass smaller-scale changes and vice versa. Our business consultants have extensive experience working in all types of industries as leaders, managers, and consultants who are customer-focused, delivery-excellence driven, and effective in resolving complexity and other obstacles.
We place a strong emphasis on paving the way for change and establishing platforms for continuous improvement. We aim to do this by integrating our business consulting, technology and industry practices to give help firm flourish.
If you aren’t sure what type of training would be best for your organization, feel free to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with Greg L. Thomas, our expert, and learn more about what would be most applicable for your organization. To get a free quote or more information on our business consulting services, click the button below.
Our Business Consulting Services
Strategic Leadership Training
Leadership Training & Development Program
Our program is designed to analyze your existing corporate leadership and the organizational culture it presently maintains. It discovers the “cause and effect” process that are now present and provides tangible management training solutions to improve the development of leadership in your corporation.
Sales Training Programs
Sales Training Programs
Our Effective Selling Strategies® program is one of the best sales training programs available. This six-week course will change the way you think about sales and how you sell. It covers the complete selling cycle from defining your market, to prospecting, to marketing and presentation, to overcoming stalls and objections, to closing the sale.
Small Business Consulting
Common Business Challenges
- Lack of business agility with staff, technologies, and/or processes
- A misaligned or non-existent vision or strategy
- Trouble pivoting or innovating to adapt to the changing marketplace
- Doing business in an uncertain market
- Poorly executed strategies
- Toxic workplace environment
- Inability to hire and retain good team members
- A complacent workplace culture / change fatigue
- Not understanding business and customer insights
Successfully navigating these multifaceted business obstacles means being prepared to dig deep inside your company and industry to acquire clarity on issues and opportunities. Then, you’ll be ready to set a captivating and inspiring vision, develop world-class skills, build a tradition of agility, and deliver value quickly, efficiently.
The good news is that you don’t have to face these challenges alone! At Leadership Excellence, our Ohio business consultants partner with you to help you improve your processes, grow your team, and adapt to today’s ever-changing business environment.
Ohio Business Consulting FAQs
The difference between a business consultant and a business coach is that a business consultant is more attuned to working with an organization’s problems, like executive staff, human resources, and the like. A business coach works more on a 1:1 level with one or two people, typically.
Many business owners wonder how to choose a business consultant. Word of mouth is a great way to find a good business consultant, so ask other business owners who have had a good experience. Internet searches can also yield good results. Check their google reviews and other reviews to see what others are saying. Once you have narrowed down the business consultants you are interested in working with, ask for a free consultation to see if they are a good fit.
They can work either at their homes or offices. They can also work within companies depending on the needs and desires of the organization. They exist across all sectors, and work with small business owners from one entrepreneur to 100 employees generally. Business consultants can be in financial, healthcare, manufacturer, services industries, technology, and other sectors.
Most consultants are considered independent contractors and are paid an hourly rate. They are responsible for all their own expenses and not eligible for employee benefits. Most companies don’t want the additional expense of an on-site consultant. When a business consultant becomes a part of an organization, they can soon lose their impartiality and be embedded in the existing culture.
Business Consultants work to meet the needs of the individual owner. Sometimes the best course of action is for them to work out of their own office, and other times it is better for them to come to the business owner’s facility. For example, some organizations are content with online training for their employees. Other organizations may desire the consultant to come on-site and do training. For Leadership Excellence, most training can be done online including communication training, productivity and time management training, personal leadership training, sales training, and pre-employment assessments. Also 1:1 business consulting or coaching can be done virtually or in person.
Most business consultants are paid an hourly rate and require payment up front for a certain number of hours to begin their services. If you are an individual within an organization interested in fine-tuning your personal leadership skills, communication skills, time management and productivity skills, or other job-related skills, your employer will often cover the costs for you.
It varies by the company. It can be as short as a couple of conversations/discussions to an ongoing relationship that may last for years, depending on the need or problem that exists. For example, a human resource consultant may be hired initially for communication training, but in the process the small business owner realizes the need to hire people with different skillsets. The business consultant can then provide pre-employment screenings and employment assessments to help the business owner in hiring the most qualified team members. Employment assessments can include a pre-employment test to better understand the mental acuity and personality traits of a proposed candidate. Other employment assessments can be used to coach existing employees and perhaps determine the best candidate for a promotion within an organization.
There is a saying that is so true for business owners and executives: “It’s lonely at the top.” Sometimes a small business owner simply needs an independent advisor (not a part of the company) to discuss problems and confidentially voice frustrations or challenges to a trusted source. A business consultant can act as a sounding board to help you pinpoint the specific issues your company is facing and determine a plan to solve your challenges. Because an independent business consultant has no ties to your company, he or she will be able to confidentially and objectively determine the issues and how to fix them.
Is a business consultant worth it? The short answer is yes! Professional business consultants quickly demonstrate the value of their services. Usually, the ROI is anywhere between a few weeks to a few months. The long-term benefits are the elimination of roadblocks that are hindering the growth of the business, resulting in greater profits and business expansion.
A business strategy consultant is an individual that provides a service based on improving the strategy or strategic plan of a small business. It usually begins with an analysis of every aspect of the existing business. The consultant then provides a plan with proposed solutions to improve the strategy. Sometimes a new strategy will be implemented for a certain aspect of the business.
Business owners sometimes wonder why business consulting is important. This is because small business owners can’t know everything. Like all humans, they have strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, issues and problems will arise where they don’t have the skills to solve the problems. A business consultant can provide the advice and counsel to meet those needs.
Business management consulting involves and individual or business that provides advice on how to manage your business more effectively. For example, if you have a sales team that isn’t performing, a business management consultant would do an analysis, and provide advice and a plan to improve your sales team’s performance. This can include sales training, replacing personnel, or an improved marketing focus, to give a couple of examples.
Larger organizations usually have the resources to have people within the organization resolve issues that arise internally. Smaller businesses usually need outside help to provide the knowledge and understanding to tackle specific issues. For example, if you staff needs training, a larger company usually has staff for that, whereas a smaller business will typically use a consultant to provide training as needed. It saves small business owners money when they can outsource leadership training, human resource development, sales training, productivity training, or employment screenings on an as-needed basis.
A business consultant can help you pinpoint any root cause and issue in your company, and provide workable solutions to solve the problem and monitor your progress. Consulting is a relationship between the business owner or department manager and the consultant.
They do not wave magic wands. The better business consultants know how to teach the owner/team how to inspire motivate individuals in their company. Consultants cannot change your organizational culture, they help you do it. The more you work as a team, the better the result.
The best consultants are specialists in particular areas. Some are very good at financial focus. Others on human resource development. Other specialize in sales training and marketing. Look for a consultant that specializes in your particular needs. Leadership Excellence focuses best on people development. Training people, employment assessments, management development, leadership development, etc.
Business consulting fees will vary depending on the consultant and the complexity of the need. Generally, the range is $75 to $250 per hour, plus travel costs.
Business consulting services are businesses that advise and provide leadership in needed areas of expertise. Those areas would include anything from financial guidance and human resources to sales and marketing, accounting, communication skills training, and much more!
From the start, the consultant asks a series of questions to determine the business owners’ needs and helps them to clarify their particular needs to come up with solutions. Then the advisor assists the owner in implementing the solutions to meet the needs of the business.
Typically, one issue is tackled at a time. It is important for the consultant to help the business owner understand the root cause of the issues and not just deal with the effects. For example, high employee turnover is simply the effect of a greater root cause within the organization’s culture.
Yes, they are considered part of basic business expenses. It is a legitimate business expense, and you can show it as an expense like any other. Your company can benefit from business consulting services and write them off at the end of the year– it’s a win-win!
We provide Ohio business consulting in person or virtually, but we also service businesses across the country virtually.