Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What is Business Analysis and how can it help my business?


 a.  The IIBA uses the definition: "Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an enterprise by defining needs and recommending solutions that  deliver value to stakeholders"


 What does this mean? A Business Analyst has wears many hats. We are agents of change, problem-solvers, researchers, analysts, and coaches. We use research and analysis to problem solve and bring relevant change to improve business. Any business in any industry can benefit from business analysis.

Q. What is the difference between a Business Consultant and Business Analyst

a.  A business consultant is one who gives professional advice or services in the field of business. 

     A business Analyst is one who analyzes or is skilled in analysis. Check out the Business Consulting Page for more details. 

     To offer professional advice to your company we use analysis to determine the best options. We do use the terms interchangeably. 

Q. What is your definition of a small business? 

a. A Small Business is typically classified as being between 1 and 500 employees

What is Amy's business background?


 a. Amy spent ten years in retail management taking stores on the verge of closing and making them profitable. She has taken Master Level classes in multiple topics on Organizational Development. She is also a Certified Business Analyst through the IIBA and UC-Davis.

Check out the About section to learn more.

Q. Why does AMG Innovative Consultants have a Minnesota phone number but the company is based in Lake Elsinore, CA?

 a. Amy and her husband moved to California from Minnesota in 2018. She did not switch her phone number after the move. She is currently working on a plan to invest in a business phone with a California phone number.

Q.Why does AMG Innovative Consultants not meet with clients at the AMG office?


 a. AMG Innovative Consultants is a home-based business to reduce the cost of doing business. This savings is passed on to the clients. The City of Lake Elsinore prohibits home-based businesses to meet clients in the home.