Consultants and Advisors

Entrepreneurs

A 3-Step Technique for Deciding Which Advice to Follow

Everyone has an opinion on how you should run your business. You have to decipher which advice to follow and what to ignore.
Entrepreneurs

5 Truths it Rarely Helps to Tell Your Client

Never tell a lie, but learn when to shut up about what's true.
Mentors

Yahoo's Chairman Reflects: 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.
Starting a Business

6 Popular Services to Sell as a Brand Consultant

These services each offer customers a look into their brand and how it performs against its competitors.
Social Media

7 Social Media Tips for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs

The two essentials for a winning social-media presence are getting started and staying at it.
Consultants and Advisors

Will the 'Real' Business Consultant Please Stand Up?

Becoming a consultant is the easy part. Remaining one is harder.
Mentors

10 Places to Find Mentors and Advisors for Entrepreneurs

What are the entrepreneur 'hot spots' in your area? Find them and use them.
Expertise

5 Steps to Establish Yourself as an Industry Expert

You don't need to be the single most knowledgeable person in your field, you just need to know what you're talking about and be good at explaining it.
Consultants and Advisors

5 Best Practices When Bringing on and Working With Advisors

Whether your business is just starting out or you are trying to take it to the next level, having a board can help.
Business Coaching

3 Ways to Find the Right Fit When Searching for a Coach

Zuckerberg, Buffett, Jordan and Gates wouldn't be where they are now without great coaches.
Consulting

6 Steps to Getting Your First Consulting Contract

Stop underestmating your expertise and start looking for people who could use it.
Marketing

3 Telltale Signs That Marketing Consultant Is a Waste of Money

The first thing to learn about consultants is the ones who don't know what they are doing cost about the same as the ones who do.
Decision Making

4 Ways to Get Your Gut to Shut Up and Your Brain to Speak Up When Making Decisions

Intuition is useful when it is based on facts, experience and analysis.
Consultants and Advisors

8 Keys to Providing Consulting Services to Startups

Businesses need outside experts who can do the work, as well as provide training on what needs to be done. That's called leading by example.
Business Coaching

5 Signs a Coach or Consultant Is a Waste of Money

Hiring someone legitimate who can teach you how to grow your business is a shrewd investment but there is a whole lot of snake oil being peddled online.