There are many good reasons why hire a consultant, but here are three extremely darn good reason really why you need to hire professional consultants on any project. These three reasons are: fees, expertise and objectivity. A good consultant (or consulting firm) will be able to match your requirements to their offer and work extremely well with you to bring your project forward. Professional consultants, or even part timers, are able to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table; so much so that once everything is completed you’ll wonder how you could have completed this without them.
There are varying levels of consultants so you won’t always be paying an arm and a leg, and the best ‘fit’ of a consultant will be a bargain price to you (in terms of return on investment) while he/she thinks they are getting paid very well. Also, consultants also don’t have to be full blown professional consultants, they can be just about anyone brought in to give advice, help around and offer their knowledge and expertise!
Let’s talk about the purple elephant in the room first: fees.