With economic storm clouds gathering, many businesses are starting to reduce the amount they invest, with levels dropping by 0.2% in Q4 2022, according to the ONS.

If you’re a business owner, it might seem like a prudent idea to tighten the purse strings and reduce the amount of money you put into your company, it’s processes, product, and talent. But with so many others doing the same thing, continuing to invest could put you in a position to leapfrog competitors.

One avenue of investment open to leaders is business consultancy. But is it worth getting the advice of a business expert? Here are some of the key benefits.

New ideas and outside perspective

One of the main benefits of hiring a business consultancy with expertise in your niche, is that they can provide insights that you or employees simply wouldn’t be able to think of, given you are part of the company and its day to day operations.
This outside perspective and the new ideas it brings can be incredibly valuable, giving you an overarching insight over your place within your industry, niche, and the wider economy, the gaps in the competition you might exploit, and much more.


While some business consultancies have given the niche a bad name, working with an expert worth their salt might cost upfront, but overall will deliver great savings over the long haul. By solving business issues and making changes to become more effective, you can nip issues in the bud that might have cost you an amount far exceeding the consultant’s fee.

Industry expertise

A business consultant can give you immediate access to industry experience and expertise that you would otherwise only be able to get from laborious research or recruitment. This can be incredibly valuable, especially if you have a specific business problem you need to solve which wouldn’t usually necessitate the full-blown hiring of a new member of staff.

Profitability increase

Even the best businesses that think they are doing well have areas to improve their offering, approach and processes. By getting an outside expert in to help, you can learn what you need to do to reach your full potential, boosting profit overall.

New ideas

Even the best of us can find it hard to think outside the box after working in a sector for a long period of time. With a business consultant in your employ, you can get new and effective ideas which you – and likely your competitors – may not have thought of.

Do you think that business consultants are worth the investment? What have your experiences with consultants been in the past? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.