the idea called profit consultant was picked-up while visiting a local bookseller. His father sold books from a barn and the son has taken the biz over by selling the books online (in addition to the barn retail sales). He invited me to his barn store when I responded to an old style ad. that was in newspaper -saying that they were searching for profit advisor. and they used the response kind of marketing of long draft with big headline, too! I was a real sucker for those ads. because I believed that the rest of the world is negatively driven(most jobs are - right?). I spent three days with him by advising them on all aspects of biz. He and his wife played - good guy and bad guy routine(I am sorry to this website for my gut statements, here!). Truth. Anyway, this man kind-of was my Andrew Carnegie fellow in giving me three days and an idea to boot. Why not become a profit consultant? Let me give you a suggestion - if you focus on problems in the biz - you are building culture and training automatically. and i don`t mean that you should keep reminding yourself of the problems - just be aware of the challenge(problem) and look for solutions. Being a profit consultant is the same thing but you do it for profit - and let me add to that - you don`t get paid until your client makes money(this was part to the book sellers philosphy, that I should NOT be paid unless they make more money).
hope that answers the question. just one quick warning - dont go advising people unless you are able to stomach the legal ends. Any other ideas?
I am no longer posting on this forum. A fellow citizen here suggested that I should Think before I add commitary to my postings. I thought he was wrong, but I am mistaked(not everyone digs Mr.Wicks) E