Consultants and Advisors

SEO

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.
Time Management

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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?
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
Starting a Business

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
Starting a Business

How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

Lonnie Helgerson has headed up Ident-A-Kid, Expetec and Computer Doctor, but he's also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Helgerson's latest company combines his knowledge of both worlds.
Starting a Business

Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Here's how to nab the right mentor and get the most out of the relationship. Plus, five resources to help you start your search.
Starting a Business

Expert Advice for Nothing

Two new websites are dedicated to getting new businesses off the ground--and they don't charge a dime.