There’s a huge difference between being a service provider and a trusted advisor. Competency is non negotiable and there are value added qualities that will make who you hire a better fit for your small business.
Spare yourself the agony of wasted of time, money and energy by asking yourself these these few questions before making that important decision
#1 Does this person understand and care about your big picture?
An atomistic minded service provider can initially come across as an expert in their field however a trusted advisor will trump them and add more value to you by thinking and approaching every problem solving interaction holistically.
A comprehensive or holistic approach means that the advisor understands how their recommendations affect other areas of your life and business so an understanding of the big picture ensures a higher level of compatibility with your overall goals and objectives.
#2 Will they show me all my options ?...