Consultants and Advisors http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/consultants-and-advisors The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Consultants and Advisors en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT 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. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235888 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235888 Jonathan Segal Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies. 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. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235884 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235884 Joshua Conran Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results. 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. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234899 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234899 Tariq Farid An entrepreneur without a college degree gives his ingredients for overcoming hurdles and learning the skills to run a robust enterprise. 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. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235131 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235131 Kelsey Ramsden 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. 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. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235099 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235099 Karen Mishra The sharp eyes of a business class can enrich a company's bottom line. 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. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234886 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234886 Mike Bergelson Often new companies don’t offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead. 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. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234772 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234772 Maynard Webb Yahoo's chairman recalls the lessons of fairness, coaching and helping others gleaned from the other paternal figures in his life. 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. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234640 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234640 Lynn LeBlanc 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. Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company. Each partner should contribute to the business based on strengths. Rely on an advisor if needed and prepare for your relationship to evolve. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234582 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234582 Zeke Adkins Each partner should contribute to the business based on strengths. Rely on an advisor if needed and prepare for your relationship to evolve. Don't Pay a Consultant Before Chatting With Your Vendor Vendors have unique access and insight. Their perspective is typically available for the price of a friendly conversation. Thu, 22 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234046 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234046 Shaul Kuper Vendors have unique access and insight. Their perspective is typically available for the price of a friendly conversation. Practical Tips for Hiring an SEO Consultant If managing your site's SEO is beyond your capabilities, working an expert might be your best solution. Here are some important things to keep in mind when hiring a consultant. Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233902 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233902 Jason Fell If managing your site's SEO is beyond your capabilities, working an expert might be your best solution. Here are some important things to keep in mind when hiring a consultant. Buy Time by Buying Expertise Find out how seeking out the best available expert can help you concentrate on the highest and best use of your time. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229794 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229794 Dan S. Kennedy Find out how seeking out the best available expert can help you concentrate on the highest and best use of your time. Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It Too often, entrepreneurs hire the wrong advisors and don't realize until it's too late. Here are four ways to stop yourself from making this mistake. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227956 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227956 Debra Kaye Too often, entrepreneurs hire the wrong advisors and don't realize until it's too late. Here are four ways to stop yourself from making this mistake. 3 Online Resources for Getting Expert Startup Advice Can't afford to have an attorney on speed dial? Don't worry, help is just a click away. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225684 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225684 Cynthia Boris Can't afford to have an attorney on speed dial? Don't worry, help is just a click away. 5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225184 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225184 Joanna Lord Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success. Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success? Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225153 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225153 Carol Tice Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success? The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225147 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225147 Ed Frank When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom. The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 02:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224047 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224047 Carol Tice Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it. The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 02:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224047 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224047 Carol Tice Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it. A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223275 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223275 Martin Zwilling For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.