As a business owner, you may be considering hiring a consultant to help you with a specific project or goal. But what exactly do consulting services involve?
Here's a quick overview of what you can expect from a consultant:
Analysis of your business and available grants: The consultant will closely study your business and operations to determine which grants you are eligible for.
Business advice before selecting a grant: Once the consultant has identified potential grant opportunities, they will provide advice on which ones make the most sense for your business.
Project creation for EU funds: The consultant will then create a project proposal for you, taking into account all the requirements of the grant program.
Creating a business plan: In order for your project to be approved, you will need to have a detailed business plan. A consultant can help you create this plan.
Submitting the project to the appropriate authority: Once the project is completed, the consultant will submit it to the appropriate granting authority.
Grant status tracking and reporting: A consultant will monitor the progress of your application and provide updates as needed.
Consultation during the procurement process: If you are awarded a grant, a consultant can provide you with guidance on how to best use the funds.
Making a request for payment: Upon completion of work on the project, the consultant will prepare all necessary documentation for compensation.
Periodic reports on project progress against grant requests: The consultant will provide regular reports on the status of the project, ensuring that it is progressing as planned.
Preparation of the final project report: Upon completion of the project, the consultant will prepare a final report documenting all aspects of the work.
When working with a consultant, you will sign an internal contract in which all obligations and responsibilities on both sides are clearly stated. This contract will determine the tasks, deadlines and price of the services provided.