Professional fees/ pricing benchmarking in the following professional services spaces: hourly management consulting, customized team building, off the shelf team building, & training & development/ workshops.
Specifically for team building (2 hr team building and 1/2 day team building events) -- the low and the high range of standard/ off the shelf programs vs. customer specific customization programs. Include: are participant materials included in the program or extra cost? Are fees based on the number of people and/ or time based? Any additional data to ensure the results are clear so i can be sure to be comparing apples to apples -- not apples to oranges
Specifically for management consulting -- what are average rates (include low and high end ...and what defines the experience level of each end) for management consulting hourly consulting (e.g. vision/ mission statement work, 3rd party facilitator for executive meetings/ retreats, personnel/ team-based consulting, coaching)
Specifically for professional development training/ workshops ( 1/2 day and full day workshops) -- the low and the high range of standard/ off the shelf programs vs. customer specific / customized workshops.
I would like the results in a clearly organized document and/or spreadsheet: Type of work, low end (w/ low end defined) and high end (w/ high end defined) ...considering duration/ time, expertise, customization. Providing examples/ where the research came from is critical -- so can assess the quality of data to help us know what is just a guide vs. factual pricing (as well as gauge reputation in the market)
The need this should fill: My company is in the middle of a strategic planning and we want to understand where our current pricing strategy fits within the industry. e.g. are we priced too low? priced to high? Just right ..so we can either validate/ affirm our pricing strategy or update it as needed.
Some research might be able to be done on-line by visiting websites (Covey, Center for Creative Leadership, Maxwell, Birkman, Disc, Social Styles, Accenture, McKinsey, E&Y, etc) ...other maybe be small business research (as we are a small business) -- e.g. regional training companies. Other might be off the shelf team building like Afterburner, etc. Phone calls may be needed to inquire as if interested in engaging -- however companies may not be willing to share. Possibly leverage networks if have friends/ colleagues who hire these type of companies for their businesses (sales, marketing, national sales meetings, product launch meeting, human resources, training & development).
Let me know why you think you are right for this market research ...and how you might approach the project, as well as how long you think it may take you. What else do you need from me to feel equipped and to be successful in this project?
Thank you so very much!