Taken from Wikipedia:
A consultant (from Latin: consultare "to deliberate") is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, education, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing (and public relations), finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields.
“I bring value to clients through an objective and trust based partnership. Having been an owner, I have faced and understand their challenges. I utilize my
industry expertise to customize solutions, business strategies, policies and processes that meet their business goals. Ones that enable them to leverage
their investment, increase their competitive advantage and their credibility. My driving goal is to provoke enthusiasm and action.”
With the benefit of over 11 years of "in the trenches" experience, Shaggy has established a comprehensive list of best practices that will provide clients with the competitive edge they need to navigate their business and be successful. There's an old saying, usually attributed to Confucius, that goes "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime." There's an important life lesson in that simple statement.
Some people translate it conceptually into something like "Education is the most important thing you
can give someone to better his circumstances." Shaggy is not sure that's really getting to the heart
of the matter, or always accurate for that matter — though it's probably close enough.
A translation, Shaggy likes a little more: Give a man the answer, and he'll only have a temporary
solution. Teach him the principles that led you to that answer, and he will be able to create his own
solutions in the future. If you refer to the difference between temporary solutions and
principles for solving problems, you may very well not only improve someone's standard of living,
but give that person the tools to improve himself (or herself, naturally).