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“I got BURNED by another Consulting Company”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this story. I’m going to be brutally honest here. Some colleagues have told me not to address this issue. Some have told me to focus on Hardesty Hackett & Partners, not other companies. “They say “There’s no need to cry over spilled milk.“”

Well, I will never say anything bad about another company. In fact, I have a great deal of respect for every consulting company out there as they all ultimately start with the best of intentions.

Most small/medium sized business (SMB) consulting today is done INCORRECTLY, from start to finish. I hear this “I’ve been burned” phrase so often from small business owners. I’ve seen the look of guilt, anger and defense that comes across their faces when they revisit these experiences with one of these firms and it upsets me. I was mentored from a very young age by entrepreneurs so I know what they’ve been through.