Consultants work in many ways. Deciding whether to work with consultants, and which one to use, is often a difficult question. There must be a good fit. We are a small company, and pride ourselves on our personal service. There's no "canned" approaches or "put-you-in-a-box" generic solutions here. Everything we do is tailored to the client and their needs.
While we have extensive experience in markets and marketing and in product and market development, and we utilize the services of other independent consultants (see "Who We Are" and go to bottom of page to "Associative Relationships") and firms worldwide to bring expertise to the projects we undertake. There are may be times where we might not be able to adequately do the job; we may not have the time, we may not feel we can do a sufficient job, there may be a conflict of interests, or it may not be in our fields of expertise. In those cases, we have no hesitation about referring you to others who might be able to help.
The people of ITA who work on your project are experienced and knowledgeable about the industry and their field of expertise. We are objective and know the right questions, the people to ask --- and, just as important, we know how to interpret the answers. We may not always tell you what you "want" to hear -- not all answers are easy or agree with one's own thinking -- but we will tell you what we feel you "need" to know. Substance is far more important to us than show.
We've been in business as consultants for over twenty six years -- a milestone for consultancy in this industry -- and are proud of the work we do for our clients. Our experience in the textile industry, particularly the high performance technical sector, goes well beyond that. We want to give you the information you need to decide whether to work with us. The links on this site should answer most of your questions. Let us know if you have questions or if we can be of assistance.
Two of the most important things working with a consultant are to: 1) make sure you know what you want -- be as specific as possible, to yourself and to the consultant, and 2) be realistic in your expectations (don't expect a $30,000 study in a couple of weeks and for $3000) - good work and valuable information takes expertise and time to develop.