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5 Reasons to Hire A Roofing Business Consultant

Even when your business is prospering, it is crucial to hire a business consultant. 2020 has brought new obstacles and uncharted territory to our roofing industry. Whether your business is small or large, you should consider investing in consulting services. We have compiled five reasons you should hire a roofing business consultant.

#1 Reason A consultant’s job is to guide a business on problem-solving, strategizing, and planning. Since your business consultant has expertise in your industry, they will be able to give you fresh input and help with identifying issues. They can provide you with solutions to your day-to-day business challenges. A consultant will pinpoint areas that you can improve, design a custom action plan for your business, and assist you with setting attainable goals.

#2 Reason A consultant can be your “Channel for Change.” If your company is having challenges with new advancements in the industry, let a consultant help you to adopt new practices. You can rely on your consultant to assist when introducing your team to new procedures, alleviating stress, and promoting transformation. The consultant’s job is to be knowledgeable about new developments and be able to educate your team on how to start implementing them. Helping prepare for the future is essential to a business consultant, as it also should be to the business owner. The goal is to develop the company and ensure they are up to date with the latest trends and technologies.

#3 Reason Your business consultant will offer an unbiased and honest opinion of your business. It is necessary to get a perspective from the outside looking in. Since consultants have experience with companies similar to yours, they will be able to help you to understand common problems within your field and even get ahead of your competitors. Business consultants spend the time to research the industry and gain insight on current trends, so they can assist you in overcoming issues.

#4 Reason Roofing Industry Expertise is crucial to keep your business operating at maximum efficacy. Your roofing business consultant should be an expert in the following areas: Strategy, Human Resources, Operations, Risk and Compliance, and finally, Financial Advice. Are you entering a new sales market, or are you adding a new line of business or service department? Is your team wanting to launch new social media campaigns but don’t know how or who will do it? Then now is the time to hire a roofing specific business consultant that can help walk you through the process with ease!

#5 Reason Time management and cost savings. Does your business depend on trial and error techniques to find success? This can be a costly and very tiresome process that could leave you in muddy water. Time is money, and paving your way can be both expensive and risky. Often, roofing companies lack the time or ability to examine their core operations critically. Unfortunately, in most cases, the owner of the company is learning of his company’s deficiencies only when something tragic occurs.

Unlike other “business” consultants, Cotney has 65+ years’ experience solving the problems of roofing companies. With real expertise running 8-figure, multi-million-dollar companies, our consultants did not learn about business consulting from a book — we have experienced the same problems that you have, solved them, and moved on to create a storied history of success. We can share our experiences with you and help you achieve success.

To schedule your free consultation, reach out to cotneyconsulting.com or call (866) 303-5868 for more information.

John Kenney has over 45 years’ experience in the roofing industry. John started his career by working as a roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast to operating multiple Top 100 Roofing Contractors. As Chief Operating Officer, John is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing production, estimating, and operations. During his tenure in the industry, John ran business units associated with delivering great workmanship and unparalleled customer service while ensuring strong net profits for his company before joining Cotney Consulting Group. If you would like any further information on this or another subject, you can contact John at jkenney@cotneyconsulting.com

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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