Consultants and Advisors The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Consultants and Advisors en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMT 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. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMT Diana Kander MBAs for Hire, By the Hour A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT Gwen Moran 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. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT Edith G. Tolchin 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 Jonathan Segal 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 Joshua Conran 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 Tariq Farid 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 Kelsey Ramsden 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 Karen Mishra 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 Mike Bergelson 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 Maynard Webb 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 Lynn LeBlanc 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 Zeke Adkins 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 Shaul Kuper 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 Jason Fell 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 Dan S. Kennedy 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 Debra Kaye 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 Cynthia Boris 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 Joanna Lord 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 Carol Tice 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 Ed Frank