I am a marine consultant with nearly a decade of experience. In my time, I have seen every client relationship hindered by this barrier between the consultant and the client. The consultant wants to keep their secrets and charge as much as possible. The client wants to get everything and pay as little as possible. That makes it hard to freely share honest information and opinions.
To help matters out, I created a series of YouTube videos: How to Hire a Marine Consultant. This is honest advice and general information covering everything from what a marine consultant does, to how you should evaluate your options. No sales pitch. No BS. Just straight advice. I cover the following topics.
[li][B]Why[/B] we need a marine consultant?[/li][li][B]What[/B] to expect from your consultant?[/li][li][B]When[/B] do you need to hire a consultant?[/li][li][B]Where[/B] to find a consultant?[/li][li][B]Comparing[/B] the different sources for a marine consultant.[/li][li][B]How[/B] to evaluate your options for a marine consultant?[/li][/ol]
I will publish a new video to this thread on Monday, every two weeks. Check back often to see the videos, and see what everyone has to add. As I say in my videos: this is my own advice, but I’m not a universal expert. Add your own expertise and opinions on this forum. There are plenty of people who can benefit from your knowledge.
To kick things off, think over the times your hired a marine consultant. Maybe it was general design support. Or a specialist. Maybe just project management. What are the top three things you liked about them? What makes you come back to your favorite marine consultant? Please share.