Consultants and Advisors

5 Ways Fiverr Jump-Started My Life as an Entrepreneur
Consultants and Advisors

5 Ways Fiverr Jump-Started My Life as an Entrepreneur

A digital branding specialist explains how her explorations on this online marketplace led her to create a consulting business.
Te-Erika Patterson
Sometimes Your Expertise Might Be Exactly What's Holding You Back
Entrepreneur Mindset

Sometimes Your Expertise Might Be Exactly What's Holding You Back

It's hard to see your business and its potential in an entirely new way when you are certain you already know everything there is to know about it.
Dixie Gillaspie
Should You Consider Hiring a Crowdfunding Consultant?
Crowdfunding

Should You Consider Hiring a Crowdfunding Consultant?

These advisers can be invaluable members of your team, or a complete waste of money. Ask these questions before making a decision.
Kendall Almerico
Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points
Consultants and Advisors

Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points

Apply the same vigorous checking process you would use for full-time hires.
Rob Biederman
How Much Should You Give Away for Free During a Coffee Meeting?
Control What You Can

How Much Should You Give Away for Free During a Coffee Meeting?

It is important to remember that your time is money. Your time and expertise are valuable commodities that you should monitor carefully.
Deborah Mitchell
Evaluate New Vendors That Will Help the Business Expand
Expansion

Evaluate New Vendors That Will Help the Business Expand

Working with others is all about building relationships, and the process of selecting service providers should be focused on finding those who will connect with executives and the company as a whole and stick around for the long haul.
Adi Vaxman
5 Behaviors of a Successful and Trustworthy Consultant
Consultants and Advisors

5 Behaviors of a Successful and Trustworthy Consultant

For a successful business relationship to get off the ground and thrive, both sides need to trust and respect each other.
Mel Carson
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
Consultants and Advisors

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
Control What You Can

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
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
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
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