Consulting Market Trends

Consulting Market Trends Global consulting industry revenues (including HR, IT, strategy, operations, management and business advisory services) will be about $431 billion in 2014, according to Plunkett Research estimates. This represents reasonable growth from $415 billion during the previous year. However, in recent years, corporate profits in general grew dramatically, meaning that executives are now more…

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Business Strategy – Staying on top

Business Strategy – Staying on top Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. By A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin. Harvard Business Review Press; 272 pages; $27 and £17.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk BOSSES fail for many different reasons. Some are just unlucky. Some are sunk by their lack of ambition. As Alan Lafley and Roger…

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How to Promote Your Consulting Business

How to Promote Your Consulting Business  BY Lou Dubois@lou_dubois But how do you stand out from the other thousands of consultants out there? It’s all about relationships, networking and word-of mouth. In this guide, we’ll explore how best to capitalize on those existing traits, why advertising may harm more than help your consulting business, and…

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What to Consider When Becoming a Consultant

What to Consider When Becoming a Consultant Consulting is, in its simplest form, exactly what the name implies. A consultant is a valuable asset to a business because of their ability to—take a guess—consult. While there are a variety of things that consultant actually does, the simplest overall definition would be, “Most consultants are experts in…

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How to find a profitable niche for your consulting business

How to find a profitable niche for your consulting business #1:  Competition is good One of the easiest ways to see that a niche is profitable is by finding potential competitors.  If others are in a niche, it’s likely that there’s money to be made in it.  Competitors demonstrate that there’s an existing market for…

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Innovation – The Secret To Unleashing Genius

Innovation – The Secret To Unleashing Genius Amazon isn’t an easy place to work. Its managers set steep goals, scrimp on budgets and expect long hours. But there aren’t many better places to be employed if you like the messy work of coming up with new ideas, because its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, has made…

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How to find clients

  How to Find Clients:  4 Powerful Ways to Find New Clients There are many ways you can go about generating new business leads or finding consulting clients. I’ll cover some of these in a moment. What separates the most successful consultants from those living pay check to pay check is often one thing –…

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Need clients?

Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business In Start Your Own Consulting Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen Figure Sandlin explain how you can start a profitable consulting business, no matter whether your consulting business will focus on HR placement, computer troubleshooting, or anything else you can dream…

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Finding New Customers

Finding New Customers – The Fastest Way to Find New Customers If you’re a startup, the fastest way to get the cash registers ringing is a little-used method that involves forming “host-beneficiary” relationships with established businesses that cater to a target audience similar to yours. Then you promote yourself to their database with a special…

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Why You NEED to Disagree With Clients

Why You NEED to Disagree With Clients If you want to win the trust of your clients , disagree with them. Tom Denari, in his article on Ad Age , says “After two decades in this business, I’ve come to conclude that one of the most important pillars of a productive client-agency relationship — or,…

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