LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2021 / As businesses recover from the impact of the pandemic, many business owners and investors will be looking to diversify their portfolios in order to minimize the risk of banking it all on one industry and one source of income, which can be wiped out by a crisis - be it viral, environmental, or manmade - at any time and without warning. While companies like Zoom thrived during the pandemic, many struggled to stay afloat; big-name brands like J. Crew, J.C. Penney, Hertz, and even energy giants like Whiting Petroleum almost lost it all during the pandemic. According to experienced business consultant Jeffrey Harrell of Avant-Garde Strategies, "A diverse portfolio can protect investors and their families from unexpected changes to any one industry affecting their overall security." However, building this portfolio can be a complex, time-consuming process that many people simply don't have time for; this is where a business consulting firm can help those struggling to find opportunities and choose the right path.
The Avant-Garde Approach to Business Consulting
Jeff Harrell is the Managing Director of Avant-Garde Strategies, a relatively new business consulting firm based in Jefferson, North Carolina, that is already making waves in the consulting field. They're a small team of only around twenty employees, but according to Jeff, this is what allows them to forge such a close connection with the companies they serve. "We aren't some huge faceless entity; we're a close-knit team of creative, hardworking people that you can actually approach and talk to." The team specializes in business development across a wide range of professional sectors, including (but not limited to): healthcare, customer service, finance, real estate, marketing, and government project management.
Avant-Garde Strategies: Finding Opportunities and Guiding Businesses
Avant-Garde Strategies has developed a two-pronged approach to business advising. Both of these channels generate separate and significant revenue streams for the company. The first of these is business opportunity identification. They work with people and organizations looking to find a business opportunity to diversify their portfolio or find alternative revenue streams, whether it be passive or active income. They locate opportunities based on the client's past education, business experience, or the resources they have available. They have a multitude of subject matter experts that contribute to helping us identify opportunities across a wide spectrum of business categories, from real estate to medical, from warehousing to e-commerce, and many more.
The second of their primary revenue streams is active business consulting. This arm of the business was built to serve established companies that want to grow their business, maximize their revenue, decrease costs, reduce turnover, increase the efficiency of their hiring process, and identify candidates with experience and personality traits that more closely align with those of the client's company.
The Consulting Industry (As It Is and Will Be)
The team feels that the consulting industry has great potential for growth in the post-COVID era. With many people out of a job and small business owners struggling to keep their businesses afloat, Avant-Garde still sees hope on the horizon. "Many of those that left the workforce are subject matter experts that could really help businesses through this time. They can think outside the box and see problems from a different angle, helping companies to cut costs, increase profits, and run more efficiently. People running businesses are stretched too thin these days; they don't have time to analyze what they could be doing better or how best to grow their business." This commitment to outside-the-box solutions is how Avant-Garde Strategies got its name. They look ahead to the future for solutions, working backwards from new ideas and end goals to "reverse engineer" a clear path to success. Then, they perform a mock implementation with the team to identify any potential issues before putting their unique and innovative plans into action. The team believes in the efficacy of their methods, and they think that other firms will begin to utilize similar techniques in the near future.
Avant-Garde's Strategy for the Future
As for the future, the team plans to continue growing the business in size while trying to maintain their core group of services: traditional business operations, growth consulting, and commercial growth operations for people who are new to the sector, or for those that have started but need a little guidance or a "tightening up" of their process. Over the next few years, Jeff hopes to expand the company's workforce and to secure a steady revenue stream and a strong referral base of both new and repeat clients. With many satisfied customers returning to grow their businesses even further, it seems Avant-Garde Strategies is well on their way to achieving their goals.
SOURCE: Avant-Garde Strategies
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