Wake up and smell the fresh roses!

Let’s face the music, folks, if we haven’t already : The world of IT, and the world of business consulting (for small or large scale businesses alike), are exploding ; in fact, they already have, and what we are feeling now are but the aftershocks and tremors leading to the next “great quake” that’s about to hit. No joke. And IT + consulting (aka, IT Consulting) is now the next thing hitting the market. And any business that’s serious about its internal or external approach, in all sectors, ought to consider utilizing it…..

IT consulting is intensely lucrative, as well, and that’s probably an understatement. But you get the point. To further add, recent business revenues, in the U.S. alone, have further attested a projection of “growth explosion” into the $500 billion range sometime by 2022 alone. Wowser!!!!

But that’s not all, or even the best part : If you truly wish to get in on the very best, then NOW is probably the best time to have your small business start offering or using IT consulting!

Think about it. Get an early jump in the game, and by 2022, you could be far ahead of the competition. Simple, right? Even small healthcare businesses, are certainly taking advantage of their opportunity. Why shouldn’t you?

Is a consultant truly “needed”, though?

Don’t let the question scare you. It’s simply one of many more you’ll need to assess. You might also want to ask yourself or your team if it fits well within the current business plan and its structure, your overall budget, and a few other factors…..

How to find the very best consultant(s) in the game?

The first thing you’ll want to do is brainstorm to locate the most effective mediums by which your business can benefit, and afford to keep on, an IT consultant or team of IT consultants, respectively. This may take a little legwork, on your part, first discovering what exactly your small business’s IT needs may entail, at length…..

A bit about IT outsourcing consultants : Consulting vs. outsourcing, and more…..

Getting some outsourced IT consultants can be a great strategy, as well, if you can’t find local talent you’d like to onboard. Consider whether you’d like to do the consulting directly ---- given you have the staff and the means --- or if you’d like to outsource your needs to a remote or foreign group that specializes in this. It’s up to you, but whatever you decide on, keep in mind that there are potential benefits, as well as hazards, that can come with both options. But for more on this specifically, check out this amazing discussion post by Techrepublic, which “nails it to a T”, in my opinion. It goes into perfect further detail on the matter.