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Second Opinion

Can a consultant boost your business? Yes, if you follow these tips.

This story appears in the June 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Need an expert's advice to identify your target market? Trim your operating budget? Or figure out how your small business stacks up against the competition?

Hire a consultant. The right outside specialist can give you an unbiased view of your business, identify problem areas and recommend strategies to keep your business on track. You can hire a consultant for almost any business need, from accounting, management and marketing to better business writing and even phone etiquette.

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