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Growth Vouchers programme: choosing and managing business advice consultants

A project brief template and guide for participants of the Growth Voucher programme on choosing and managing their business adviser.

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Participants of the Growth Vouchers programme can use the ‘Strategic business advice brief’ template to help find a consultant (business adviser) and agree the business advice required.

The guide advises participants on how to get the most from the adviser, including:

  • defining the task by:
    • identifying the business need or problem and identifying what a successful outcome would be
    • creating a project brief using the template
  • recruiting the consultant
  • contracts, terms and conditions
  • managing the relationship
  • monitoring progress
  • when the consultant has finished
  • if things go wrong
Published 27 January 2014
Last updated 26 August 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance and a new template for the business advice project brief.
  2. First published.