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A Guide To Working With A Business Consultant

Hiring a consultant will improve business performance and give business owners the tools to make necessary changes to achieve success.

What do consultants do?

  • Provide expertise

  • Identify problems

  • Provide/create resources

  • Initiate change

  • Share objectivity

  • Teach/train employees

  • Do the"dirty work," like eliminate staff or announce budget cuts

  • Provide emotional support to the owner

What's the hard part?

Business owners have a tendency to be extremely emotional about their business. It's important to remember consultant's are hired to provide constructive criticism. The owner should not take this criticism personally, as the business consultant brings objectivity and a fresh viewpoint. If the business owner is unwilling to accept constructive criticism, it will be an obstacle to the potential growth and change.

Owners must be ready to revise and refresh. In other words, there must be a willingness to accept reality and create a plan for the future. At Koinonia Training and Consulting, we emphasize the importance of a client/consultant relationship. Businesses are like babies - they require nurturing and attention. Moreover, owners can develop unhealthy attachments to their "babies" as well as be in denial of the problems that their "babies" are experiencing.

To ensure that objectivity is the priority, we work with clients on a term basis. Clients can choose from two terms: (3 month term or a 6 month term). At the end of the term, the client will receive an in-depth business analysis which includes professional recommendations.

Are business consultants expensive?

Business consultants are a considerable expense, but their feedback and planning can help you increase business and boost profits while eliminating problems and identifying opportunities to ensure future success. To offset the expense of a business consultant, ensure that there is an ROI.

According to a consultant fee study by Consulting Success, below are the standard fee methods and the percentages of consultants who favor them:

  • Per project – 34.2%

  • Hourly – 27.3%

  • Monthly retainer – 15.1%

  • Daily rate – 14.1%

  • Other - 9.3%

At Koinonia Training and Consulting, we utilize the following fee methods: per project, monthly retainer and daily rate.

What areas do Koinonia Training and Consulting specialize in?

  • Ecclesial leadership

  • Project Management

  • Brand Development

and much more!

If you are interested in working with us, please click here. Schedule a clarity consultation with us so that we discuss your options and plan for the future of your business.


Dr. Dee Evans

CEO, Koinonia Training and Consulting

CEO, The Dee Evans Group



Dr. Dee Evans is an internationally recognized consultant and celebrity life coach. She has been awarded several leadership awards and she is a respected educator and Christian leader. She is the author of several books, which include: "God, I'm Disappointed, Procrastination: A Kingdom Perspective on the Theology of Work". Connect with Dr. Dee Evans by visiting the links below.

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