Consultants and Advisors

Consultants and Advisors

It's hard to make it on your own. Most successful entrepreneurs have a many consultants, advisors, and mentors along the way. These articles will tell you want to look for to make sure that you find the right people and get the most out of the relationships.

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Why This Is the Season for Generosity Marketing
Marketing Strategies

Why This Is the Season for Generosity Marketing

While everyone is in the spirit of giving, consider offering customers your best content, product or service for free.
Kelsey Humphreys
The 5 Essentials of Choosing a Consultant
Business Circle

The 5 Essentials of Choosing a Consultant

These outside advisers can create tremendous value for your business, but it's important the person your contract checks off these items.
Doug and Polly White
8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis
Leadership

8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis

Your worst nightmare has struck. Learn to deftly maneuver and persevere, no matter what's flaring at your young startup.
Jacqueline Whitmore
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5 Ways I Used a Reverse Book Club to Write a Bestseller
Writing

5 Ways I Used a Reverse Book Club to Write a Bestseller

An entrepreneur explains how she assembled a group of friends to meet every two weeks and help her write her volume.
Diana Kander
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MBAs for Hire, By the Hour
Business Unusual

MBAs for Hire, By the Hour

A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
Gwen Moran
Be a Better Client to a Consultant With These 3 Tips
Consultants and Advisors

Be a Better Client to a Consultant With These 3 Tips

Following this advice should save you time and money when working with a service provider.
Edith G. Tolchin
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What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
Legal Issues

What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Jonathan Segal
Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.
Consultants and Advisors

Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results.
Joshua Conran
Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity
Leadership

Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity

An entrepreneur without a college degree gives his ingredients for overcoming hurdles and learning the skills to run a robust enterprise.
Tariq Farid
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How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success
Leadership

How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success

Whether you need a cheerleader, someone to vent to or a person with specific skill sets, here are tips for approaching your search for the perfect guide.
Kelsey Ramsden
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MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce
Consultants and Advisors

MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce

The sharp eyes of a business class can enrich a company's bottom line.
Karen Mishra
Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads
Mentoring

Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Often new companies don't offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead.
Mike Bergelson
What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business
Leadership

What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business

Yahoo's chairman recalls the lessons of fairness, coaching and helping others gleaned from the other paternal figures in his life.
Maynard Webb
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4 Steps to Securing a Rock-Star Advisory Board
Advisory Boards

4 Steps to Securing a Rock-Star Advisory Board

Startups are a dime a dozen. The ones that rise about the competition not only have a stellar product but also a stellar advisory board.
Lynn LeBlanc