As we approach the New Year, here are a few areas of education and professional development that you can focus on to improve your consulting.
For many client and consultant relationships, the interaction is just that: a relationship. It starts off with neither one knowing the other very well, and pretty soon it advances to easy phone conversations, regular email correspondence, and an unspoken list of to-dos that one just knows the other needs. With the New Year approaching it’s time to analyze what’s working and what’s not, or maybe who. Here are a few signs it may be in the best interest of your business to get a new consultant.
Gratitude is a powerful thing. Research shows that expressing gratitude at work, whether to your clients, co-workers, or suppliers, produces less stress, improves physical health, brings happiness, and creates more satisfaction with work. A simple “thank you” can make a difference, but your clients deserve much more. And, by going the extra mile to express your appreciation, it’ll truly show how much you care. Let’s take a look at just five thoughtful ways you can express gratitude to your c...
You probably already know the root of every successful partnership is a strong foundation built on trust and respect. The interaction between Client and Consultant is no different. If you’re wondering how to make your relationships stronger in an effort to gain more clients and foster your business growth, look no further than adopting these three basic techniques.
The holidays are not only a busy time of year in your personal life, but also as a consultant. There may be many end-of-year quotas to fill, unaccomplished goals to reach, and last-minute changes to execute. Despite all that, it's possible to conquer this busy time of year and come out thriving and successful.
As a consultant you’ll probably find yourself working as an external evaluator to a business. A company will hire the services of a consultant to have an outside perspective on things such as how the business is performing, how the staff are interacting, whether the company is on target for projected revenue outcomes, or what the problems may be that are hindering any of these successes.
Ah, Daylight savings time. A blessing and a curse. For consultant’s, it’s an important hour to take advantage of. On November 4, 2018 when the clock falls an hour behind, we have sixty extra minutes to use as we please.
A major part of standing out as an independent consultant is learning how to effectively market your services. Don’t waste your money on ineffective campaigns and expensive pay-per-click ads. Here are the steps to building a powerful and cost-conscious marketing plan.