Business consultants are often accused of being hired to tell you what you just told them. In a certain sense, this is true. A good analyst will learn your business model and come to know it as well as or better than you do. Your aims and priorities will be documented and shared with your whole leadership team, developing a common vision for the future. But more than that, you will be given a plan to make your vision come true. That is what you should expect from your business analyst.