Ever feel like you have no clue how to solve a problem or that there has to be an answer out there, you just don’t know it? Do you google randomly trying to figure it out, only to not be satisfied with the results? Or (if you are like me), do you just want someone to freaking deal with it and tell you what to do in this circumstance? Do you feel like you know it’s important, but there are a ton of things that you’d rather be doing or should focus on?
As you plan for 2019, be thinking about what expertise you need in the new year. What will help move your business forward and, more importantly, grow your profit? What is worthy of your time and what isn’t? When do you play it safe with an outside opinion? (answer: Anything with a ton of money on the line or employee issues – call the expert!).
Here’s a short list of items that folks waste time on by doing it themselves instead of calling an expert to save a ton of time and in the right circumstances, a ton of money:
- Affirmative Action Plans
- GSA Schedules
- Employee handbooks
- Policies and Procedures (to start)
- CMMI/ISO certification
- Office Space/Office Moves
- FAR Compliance
- Proposal Price/Cost Volume development and Analysis
- Indirect Rates development and Analysis
- Strategic Pricing/Price to Win Analysis
- M&A (when you don’t have a shop of your own)
- Website development
- Complex IT Challenges
- Graphic Design
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of getting crap off your plate. Budget for using an expert in one or more of these areas next year. Reclaim your time!
If you need a referral or recommendation to anyone providing these services, just give us a shout.