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The 7 Biggest Challenges of Starting a Consulting Business

Larry Alton | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business
Larry Alton

For experienced professionals looking to break out of the traditional game, consulting has a lot of appeal; you can set your own hours, share your exp...

Self-Employed? Make Your Estimated Tax Payment!

Mark Steber | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Mark Steber

The first tax deadline of 2017 is rapidly approaching - January 17! Scared you, didn't I? Well, for independent contractors or self-employed folks tha...

Data Isn't Truth. It's Signal.

Kevin McDermott | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Kevin McDermott

When people are presented with disagreeable facts they tend to double down on their own truth.

How To Start A Consulting Business

Jon Westenberg | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

There is a lot of crap out there about consulting. A lot of crap from people who are going to promise you a 7 figure consulting income, and all you ha...

Which of these three types of business should you start?

Cat LeBlanc | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Cat LeBlanc

Entrepreneurship is sexy right now. The lure of quitting the 9-5 and being in charge of your own destiny is strong. The quote from Tony Gaskins "I...

Why a video company wrapped an entire home in wrapping paper

George Beall | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
George Beall

In the flooded world of marketing and creative companies, differentiation is challenging and near impossible. Marketers are faced with an increasing p...

The Risk of Risk Consultancy and the Need to Be Fully End-to-End Trust Management

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 08.24.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

The recent announcement by PwC to recruit 1000 Risk consultants (1) is typical where large factory oriented consultancies like PwC often recruit large numbers of people and there is often a high rate of change inside the organization as it chases the latest deals that are selling in the market.

Women in Business Q&A: Deb Henretta, Senior Advisor, SSA & Company

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Deb Henretta is Senior Advisor at SSA & Company, where she helps leaders better leverage big data and advanced analytics to drive strong, sustained to...

Dos and Don'ts when Hiring a Facebook Ads Manager

The Stacey Harris | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
The Stacey Harris

During one of my podcasts, Hit the Mic with The Stacey Harris, I was talking to my audience about hiring social media managers. Following that episode I received a lot of questions about specifically hiring someone to help with Facebook Ads

Consultation: Your Expertise Is Valuable

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I get emails all the time asking questions about how I started my own school, emails that I gladly answer, but usually end up going no further than an initial contact, for whatever reason. This weekend however, I had the pleasure of doing my first full on-site consultation, face to face, across state lines, which started out as an email.

Is there an Inflation of Coaches?

Consuela Dezso | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Consuela Dezso

I was in a Facebook group of entrepreneurs the other day and saw this question: "Can you be a business coach if you've never owned your own business?"...

The Career Differences Between Big Firms, Small Firms and Academia

Quora | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Quora

Over the course of your career, what have been the key take-aways from being in small firms vs. big firms vs. academia? originally appeared on Quora -...

Making Billions

Marc Prine | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Marc Prine

While artistic license is taken within the show, Billions puts psychology in the workplace front and center. One thing is clear, management sciences are here and based on the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the I-O psychology will see a 20 percent growth in the next decade.

8 Mindfulness Tips for Business Decision Makers

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

How great is it when a nice guy or girl finishes first? I was overjoyed to see on my LinkedIn feed that a former colleague, friend, and all-around goo...

3 Reasons Why Specialists Beat Generalists In Business

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

I've co-authored this article with Sam Ovens of Ovens Enterprises as a sequel to our article earlier this week about beginning your entrepreneurial ca...

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Start as Consultants

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

I've co-authored this article with my friend Sam Ovens of Ovens Enterprises after a conversation we had about how we both got our entrepreneurial star...

Creating a Clear Statement of Work: Avoid 'Scope Creep'

Janet Odgis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

For designers and clients, 'scope creep' is an all-too-common challenge. Whether or not requirements and goals are firmly established from the outset,...

What Makes A President Great Is That They Are There When You Need Them

Quora | Posted 03.18.2017 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

5 Teams That Need a Roadmap in 2016

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.17.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The roadmap is a key document for any business. It forces deep thinking, explains where teams are going, and helps everyone stay on track. These roadmaps reinforce that teams have a clear purpose and a "true north" to work towards.

Is Imposter Syndrome Holding you Back? (Part 2)

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business
Roxanne Hobbs

In 'Is Imposter Syndrome Holding you Back? (Part 1)' I shed some light on what is meant by Imposter Syndrome. Now I discuss how you can be aware of th...

Why Proposals Only Go to Buyers and How to Find Them

Curtis McHale | Posted 01.28.2017 | Business
Curtis McHale

Did you know that there are a whole bunch of people that you shouldn't be sending proposals to? In fact there is only one person in an organization that you should be sending a proposal to and it's likely that many times you're not even sending it to that right person.

How NOT to Select Your Service Provider: The High Cost of Low Price

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Have you ever gotten bids from three contractors or auto mechanics and presumed that they are all equally qualified and capable so you selected the lowest bid? How did that work out for you?

Independent Consulting Do's and Don'ts

Debra N. Diener | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Debra N. Diener

Drawing on my experiences, I've combined guidance that others had shared with me before I began along with ideas about what I wish I had known. I hope the following overview will help individuals thinking about working as an independent consultant or who may already be doing so.

The Joe Belinsky Factor

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Time is relative," explained Albert Einstein. "When you touch a hot stove for a second, it feels like eternity. When you sit with a pretty woman for ...

Turn the Climate Crisis Into a Liveable City Opportunity

Jens-Peter Saul | Posted 12.07.2016 | Green
Jens-Peter Saul

But the full potential of cities and experts around the world will only be unlocked if there is a clear, ambitious and stable global commitment from governments to fight climate change.