10 Soft Skills that Make a Consultant Great

10 Soft Skills that Make a Consultant Great

Business consultants help organizations to solve issues, create value, maximize growth and improve business performance. Whether its in IT, finance, legal, or PR, they use their business skills to provide objective advice and expertise and help an organization to develop any specialist skills that it may be lacking.Consultants are primarily be concerned with the strategy, structure, management and operations of a company, working to identify options for the organization and suggest recommendatio...

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Scope Creep is Real; Deal with it with these 5 tips

Scope Creep is Real; Deal with it with these 5 tips

5 Tips to Deal with Scope CreepIn the event that you’re building a consultancy practice, at some point you'll all around likely be working in a venture based condition – pitching for and leading hopefully long-term ventures. You have to truly sharpen your project management skills if you're going to make an accomplishment of it.Overseeing venture scope is one of those precarious issues that will in general keep consultants up at night. What's more, a key part of this is dealing with your client’...

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Step Up Your Independent Consulting Game with These Hot Skills

Step Up Your Independent Consulting Game with These Hot Skills

3 Tools to Help Independent Consultants Step Up Their GameAs an Independent Consultant, you’ll find yourself working as mission critical client support. Organizations will hire you to gain perspective on the health of their business, likely expecting you to to deep dive into process or technological solutions at a granular level. Clients will also utilize you to supplement the talent required to build a highly efficient team that drives company initiatives beyond defined outcomes.With millions o...

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Marketing Yourself as a Consultant

Marketing Yourself as a Consultant

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:Map out your territory.We’ve said this before, but the foundation of your marketing plan as an independent consultant should always be a tailored definition of your area of expertise. Not only will this distinguish you from other co...

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​Learn How to be the Best Team Player in a Client Consultant Relationship

​Learn How to be the Best Team Player in a Client Consultant Relationship

Learn How to be the Best Team Player in a Client Consultant RelationshipYou probably already know the root of every successful partnership is a 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.Treat Your Client as an IndividualAs an Independent, the work you de...

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Level Up Your Consulting Strategy in 2020 with these catalysts

Level Up Your Consulting Strategy in 2020 with these catalysts

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:Practice Case StudiesWhile learning from experience is important and valuable, it is hard when you are counting on your experience to bring you money. Entering into a client-consultant relationship without prior experience and practice in the area where you will be helping your client, may not end well for you – or them – leaving you in a position where you...

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3 Signs it's time to hire new help

3 Signs it's time to hire new help

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.Inno...

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3 Signs it's time to hire new help

3 Signs it's time to hire new help

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.Inno...

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