12 results for tag: consulting


Pros & Cons of Independent Consulting

Many executives consider independent consulting. It's a natural destination for more senior executives who would like to use all the skills they've developed and essentially "hire themselves." What should be understood about going this route? In a special ...
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12 Steps to Keep Consultants and Consultations on Track

“I’m less concerned about what they’ll do for us than what they’ll do to us,” said a chief operating officer of an early-stage company expressing his concern about hiring consultants Many companies are reluctant to hire consultants because ...
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Want to Go Independent? Join the 17.8 Million Independent Workers in the US Today

When I was in the midst of my 18-year corporate career, corporate life was all I knew and all I focused on. While I saw other people in my life who were successful entrepreneurs and independent workers, somehow I thought I wouldn’t be capable of forging my ...
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The Big Advantages of Becoming Independent

According to the latest research, by 2018 close to 40 million people will be working as independent contractors or consultants in the United States. There’s no denying that the economy – and even more so, the current workforce – is changing, and ...
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The C-Word – AKA “Consultant”

I met with a prospective client a number of times over the past few weeks. When we first met, he expressed his concern over the "c-word," AKA "consultant," in my company's name. He explained that they had used consultants in the past with dismal results and ...
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Making the Leap into Consulting: Strategies to Build a Thriving Practice

The conventional wisdom says that to be successful as a consultant, all you have to do is “hang out a shingle and call yourself one.” That might be true, assuming you only want to work for your friends and family. If you want to grow a consult...
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Six-Figure Hotline: Considering Working for Myself

As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members submit the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that ...
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This Question Made Me $10,000 in 10 Seconds

Most professional salespeople know this trick, but many entrepreneurs don't. Many service providers agonize over how to price their services. If the number is too high, it might scare away potential clients; if it's too low, you're providing your services ...
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Marketing and Business Development for Independent Consultants

The biggest marketing mystery for independent professionals is how to attract high-paying clients on a regular and consistent basis. In this practical webinar, President and CEO of MBO Partners Gene Zaino will share his insight on how to quit wasting money ...
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Shades of Independence: You Can Be an Independent Consultant

The independent workforce is not just here, it is here to stay – and you can be a part of it. Overall, there are now an estimated 17.9 million "solopreneurs" – people working at least 15 hours a week outside of traditional jobs – and another ...
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How Much Could You Charge as an Independent Consultant?

It is clear that the trend toward self-employment is growing. To help you navigate this changing work landscape, MBO Partners President & CEO Gene Zaino is back to help you understand how much to charge for your services as an independent. While ...
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Looking for Flexibility and More Freedom in Your Next Job?

With the turning of the seasons, fall becomes a popular time to accelerate a job search: the leaves are changing; there's a slight bite in the air; kids have gone back to school. Since we were kids, fall has always been associated with new beginnings, so it's ...
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