There are many Reasons Why we need Professional VAT Consultants for Your Start-Up:
Availability and flexibility
If an SME wants to seize its chance and take advantage of new opportunities, it must often act in a rush. To do this, we must have the human resources and capacity, elements not always present in the SME. Here too, the external consultant can offer an adequate solution because he can at any time find it opportune to help.
The consultant has this external perspective that allows him to have a different vision of the SME then the entrepreneur. What makes him unique is his accumulated experience over the years in various businesses and fields. In this way, he was able to gain experience and develop skills that he can share with other SMEs. Most of the time, the employees of the entrepreneur do not have this experience and are too often the head on the handlebar, which does not allow them to get high to find the appropriate solutions.
Reflection and evaluation
An outside consultant is an ideal person to allow the entrepreneur to have contact with whom to talk about his problems, debate, discuss the business and the evolution of the SME. He can gauge, evaluate, report and deliver recommendations most objectively.
The intervention of an external consultant, who brings a new perspective, objectivity, and experience, also gives the necessary credibility to the SME with its external environment such as financial organizations for example.
Lever and engine of change
Changes introduced by the external consultant often have a catalytic effect. Working with new, more efficient methods in a specific area will, in turn, have a beneficial effect in other areas not directly concerned. A consultant contributes to the company’s development objectives by advocating practices that he or she has mastered and has experienced in other contexts. It also helps the company to open up to recognized techniques, but also facilitates the task of the business leader by bringing his experience, his decline, and thus saves him valuable time.
Ability to react to complicated situations
The external consultant works with companies with different horizons, different sectors of activity and facing various problems. Moreover, companies often rely on the external consultant when they are going through difficult times (a crisis or because they do not have the skills immediately available to carry out a project). The consultant is exposed to more complex and varied situations than the employee of the company. He has a greater propensity to handle stress and is, therefore, more able to get out of difficult situations, to react quickly and well.
The outside consultant may advise in internal/external conflict resolution. As a third party, it may also serve as a conciliator in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other structural changes in the organization of the SME.
Access to information
The external consultant has developed a network of active and diverse contacts over the years; this gives him access to many sources that allow him to have important and recent information. The entrepreneur does not have the same access to information.
The external council is still limited to advice and assistance, the entrepreneur remains the decision-maker.
The external consultant’s responsibility is to guarantee the quality and integrity of his recommendations. The entrepreneur remains the only “owner” of the problem and the implementation of the decision.
External consulting is not synonymous with miracles
It is wrong to think that the external consultant brings the SME’s business leader the solution on a silver platter. In addition to the knowledge and skills of the external consultant, it is imperative that there be a climate of trust, mutual respect and a real collaboration between the consultant and the entrepreneur who will have to actively participate, decide and make a sure application. The achievement of objectives and the achievement of results imperatively require the respect of these essential conditions for success.