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Consultants Must Play on Their Strengths to be Successful

Fri, 30 May 2014 14:32:09 +00002014-05-30T14:32:09Z

(image) As an independent business consultant, have you ever had a business or consulting task or procedure that seemed simple or easy to do while others around you floundered at the same task ?

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Consulting Business Best practices for Profitable Success

Fri, 30 May 2014 12:09:01 +00002014-05-30T12:09:01Z

(image) When you begin your journey, consistent application of best practices in business is ultimately necessary for any form of consistent revenue and success to show up as an independent business consultant. Especially if your business is home-based, you can't afford to be further distracted by shotgun style business procedures and processes that change from day to day.

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Marketing Your Independent Consulting Business

Thu, 29 May 2014 12:26:03 +00002014-05-29T12:26:03Z

(image) In some ways, marketing your consulting business is much like marketing any other business. It requires a level of "pre-marketing" setup as well as a healthy dose of bravado that enables you to toot your own horn.

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Having the Confidence to Charge What Your Worth

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:59:07 +00002014-04-30T16:59:07Z

(image) When it comes to struggling with what your ideal consulting fees should be, you're not alone. Over 70% of consultants say that their biggest consulting business hurdle is that they are not making enough income to be a full-time professional consultant.

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The Foundations of Profitable Consulting

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:49:46 +00002014-04-29T13:49:46Z

(image) If you've ever sat and watched concrete dry, you'll know it is right up there with watching paint dry and grass grow. However, the difference between concrete, paint, and grass is that once the labor of hauling, mixing, pouring and waiting is done, concrete provides a solid foundation for you to build greater things.

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How Much Should You Charge?

Fri, 06 May 2011 11:04:05 +00002011-05-06T11:04:05Z

An important step in getting your new consulting business off the ground is to figure out what your rate sheet is going to look like. Sure, you want to help people with your expertise, but the work is also about growing a business and making money, right?

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The Book Consultants Will Not Buy

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 08:02:58 +00002008-07-29T08:02:58Z

Given the tumultuous economy and rocky business environment, the timing of Donald R. Keough's new book is pretty good. The retired Coca-Cola executive just published, "The Ten Commandments for Business ...

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Freelancers Get Boost as Regular Wages Dip

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 22:48:04 +00002008-07-15T22:48:04Z

The workload for independent contractors is on the rise as companies continue looking for ways to cut costs while maintaining productivity levels. The good news for freelancers comes at the ...

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Freelancers Lose Copyright Battle

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 11:59:13 +00002008-07-07T11:59:13Z

A new ruling favoring the National Geographic Society has left freelancers on the losing end of a battle over copyrights and future earnings. A federal appellate court in New York ...

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Consultant Tapped for SBA; Is it the Right One?

Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:18:26 +00002008-06-30T14:18:26Z

Sandy Baruah has been named by President Bush to head the Small Business Administration (SBA). Despite Baruah's stint as a corporate consultant, the reactions to his nomination have been mixed ...

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