Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business, part 1

Before starting your own consulting business I advise you establish yourself as a knowledgeable, trusted, reputable professional in your field. It goes without saying that consumers are more informed than ever, and as such, potential clients should understand the value you may provide.

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Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business, part 1

I recently read an article titled Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business written by Jennifer Merritt from Entrepreneur.com. As the title denotes, the author shares three great tips to consider when considering to start your own consulting business. I have taken the liberty to share some additional suggestions you may benefit from.

1. Establish your reputation before striking out on your own

Before starting your own consulting business I advise you establish yourself as a knowledgeable, trusted, reputable professional in your field. It goes without saying that consumers are more informed than ever, and as such, potential clients should understand the value you may provide. Here are some tips: Continue reading “Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business, part 1”

Setting Business Goals for the New Year, in 6 Steps

Tips for Creating Effective Business Goals for The New Year

“More than 80 percent of the 300 small business owners surveyed in the recent 4th Annual Staples National Small Business Survey said that they don’t keep track of their business goals, and 77 percent have yet to achieve their vision for their company.” –Peter Vanden Bos, Inc.com
As we bring in the New Year it is important to take a step back, look at the big picture, and assess the direction your business is taking. Take a moment to celebrate your previous year’s accomplishments, both big and small. Often times we get trapped with tunnel vision and overlook just the amount of success we’ve attained. Whether it was starting your first social media campaign, launching a new product, hiring an employee, earning your first order, or taking active steps towards beginning your new business or venture. Doubt ends more careers than failure ever does.

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Government Property: The Parable of the Benevolent Uncle

Story Written By Mr. Art Reed

Once upon a time there were three industrious young brothers who were blessed with a benevolent Uncle.

Each of the three young men had his own successful business. One built planes, one built trucks, and one built boats.

One reason they were so successful was that their benevolent Uncle bought many of their planes, trucks and boats.

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