Consulting Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Big Data Doesn’t Tell You About Customers … Customers Do

Recently, I was in the Midwest driving to one of our newest retail partners for our NewerTech product line. Normally, these trips are enjoyable. After all, it was a new sales opportunity, a new (what I hoped would be a) long/profitable relationship and a new way to meet consumers’ product needs. But it wasn’t fun. [...]

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Exit Planning for Privately Owned Businesses … The Beat Goes On (and On and On)

We admit we’ve been writing about exit and estate planning issues a lot recently.  But we’re passionate about it and one of our goals is to keep this topic in front of you.  Here’s why:  Based on a recent IRS study of estate tax returns that were filed (meaning that at the time of death [...]

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Managing Change In Organizations: Lessons From The Best

Creating successful change today in any organization is getting more difficult. However, making change successful is not a choice that we have. How is your organization going about changing systems and people? IBM’s Global Business Services survey, Making Change Work Study, asked more than 1,500 people involved with change management projects about their change management [...]

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Four Benefits Of Hiring An HR Consultant To Update Your Employee Handbook

Is it time to update your employee handbook or manual? Are you wondering if you should handle the task internally or hire a human resource management consultant to work with you on the project? While the matter of how much help you might need is a function of how much time and expertise that you [...]

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Five Tips For Selecting An HR Consultant

Are you thinking about enlisting the services of an HR consultant? Whether you need professional assistance creating an employee manual, if you are seeking guidance regarding how to handle the difficult employee issues that arise from time to time or if you are in need of some other type of employee relations assistance, it’s important [...]

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Workplace Coaching: Selecting A Coach

Workplace coaching can come in a variety of forms. It can exist to enhance technical, professional, business or leadership skills. Its purpose may be to help with immediate skill application in the employee’s current role, or it can be used to develop the employee for a future role. The latter purpose is more usually described [...]

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Team Building to Support Change Management

Purpose of Team Building Team building is necessary to support change in organizations. It is a collaborative effort between the employees who will carry out change initiatives and the managers and executives who provide leadership, guidance and vision for the proposed change.Team building is conducted for a number of reasons in organizations. It serves many [...]

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Should You Accept Feedback In Your Business?

This morning I received an email from a contact of mine. It went something along the lines of “Just listened to your new audio. I have some feedback if you are interested.” Oh dear, I thought. That doesn’t sound good.  I’m pretty sure that if the feedback was positive, the email would have sounded like another email [...]

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Franchise Consultants And Their Roles

If you wish to run your own business under a major brand name then you may want to become familiar with the term “franchise consultant”. Franchise consultants are essential in the business sector today because they play a proactive role in the franchising of businesses for franchisees and franchisors alike. They offer numerous advantages in [...]

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Career Change Lessons Learned from Laryngitis

I love my children and I know they love me.  In fact they love me so much they’ve been sharing all their germs with me. This time I’ve lost my voice and have an ear infection. This all came about during a recent trip out to LA to attend Ali Brown’s last ever Online Business [...]

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Pricing Your Consulting Services

In case you hadn’t noticed, people can react very differently when faced with the same price for a product or service. In fact in most cases, we’ll never actually know what is in their minds when they consider a price and then decide to respond to it in certain way. So what does that mean [...]

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CEO’s Need Coaching!

CEO’s have not been using a service that can provide them with great value. Historically CEO’s have relied on mentors and consultants for guidance and help learning the ropes of the lifestyle that is a CEO. After the ropes are understood there is no need for mentors or consultants, CEO’s are hired because they are [...]

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