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8 Metrics For Consulting Businesses: What To Track (And Why)

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What metrics for consulting businesses should you track if you want to grow? You’ve heard it before: what gets measured gets managed. But if you don’t even know what to measure, how are you supposed to manage (or improve) it?

The Science of Building Trust with Clients for Consultants with Sandra Sucher: Podcast #207

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Trust is the foundation of any relationship. This is exceptionally true when it comes to business. You need to establish trust within your team, clients, and customers to grow. So how do you build that trust?

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How the Founders of Consulting Success Use Values to Supercharge Consulting Businesses: Podcast #200

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Most business owners tend not to see the importance of establishing values. However, business values are the compass that ensures your organization aligns with whatever vision you have for the company.

How To Sell Consulting Services (Like Lemonade)

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Wondering how to sell consulting services? Last Friday evening, I got a call from one of our neighbors inviting my daughter to join them to sell lemonade. My daughters are six years old and three years old, and they were thrilled to get this invitation.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

8 Powerful Value Proposition Examples (& How To Write Yours)

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Are you looking for value proposition examples to help you create your own compelling message? Your value proposition is what gets your potential customers and clients to take notice. It’s your brand’s first impression.

How to Keep Your Consulting Business Safe & Secure with Gary Peace: Podcast #199

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With everything online, it’s easy to be paranoid over privacy. It’s important to secure your business. You’ll never know if someone is watching you online. Maybe you opened a malicious email and you get hacked.

How to Hire and Optimize Your Consulting Team with Ex-Olympic Coach Mike Zani: Podcast #201

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Having the right consulting team is critical to establishing a strong and stable organization and, ultimately, a successful business. Today’s guest is Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that helps businesses build high-performing teams and cultures.

Consulting for Creatives: How to Build a Creative Consulting Business with Bobby Gillespie: Podcast #198

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What is the first step to building a creative consulting business? Learn how to find motivation within yourself. Michael Zipursky’s guest in this episode is Bobby Gillespie, founder and President of The PROPR Design.

From Side Hustle to Consulting Business Owner with Heather Younger: Podcast #191

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When we say side hustle, the word “hustle” in it is real. This is a story of how a side hustle grew into a full-blown, sought-after consulting business. Michael Zipursky’s guest today is Heather Younger, a keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO and Founder of Employee Fanatix.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How to Build Predictable Systems & Process for Your Consulting Business with David Allara: Podcast #197

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Building predictable systems for your consulting business is a must. When you follow the right systems, you’ll be blown away by the results. Michael Zipursky’s guest today is David Allara, the Managing Director of konnectus.

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Choosing Consulting Projects That Give You Energy with Cy Wakeman: Podcast #190

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Look at your calendar and cross out the things that you don’t enjoy doing. You could do ten other things that you enjoy over one thing that you hate. It’s all about choosing the energy.

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How to Become the Trusted Advisor to Consulting Clients with Charles Green: Podcast #196

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Strategic consultants help the company thrive and achieve marketing goals through identifying and analyzing business processes. That’s why this expertise is in demand in every business.

Statement Of Work Template (Consulting): Use This For Managing Projects

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Do you need a statement of work template for your consulting business? You just won a consulting project. Now, the real work begins. Either your client requested a statement of work and wants to review it before the project starts — or you want to create one to make managing the project easier.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Business Storytelling: How to Tell Your Consulting Story with Janine Kurnoff: Podcast #195

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People in business are turned off by storytelling because they think it takes too much work. But storytelling is a very important tool to have so that you can build your audience. You don’t have to be super personal in your story; you just need to humanize it.

Consulting Workshop: Master The Consulting Proposal

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years"> Consulting Workshop: Master The Consulting Proposal Learn how to win high-value consulting business with easy-to-write proposals you can create in 1 hour or less. Register Now Starts August 31, 2021 at 11am Pacific Only 20 spots available.

Consulting Invoice Template (& 10 Invoicing Best Practices)

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Do you have a consulting invoice template that enables you to create and send professional invoices quickly? We see many consultants who are successful and generating good levels of revenue. But on the financial side, they are slow to invoice. They aren’t on top of their finances.

Why Systems Equal Freedom for Consultants (& How to Start Systemizing Your Business) with David Jenyns: Podcast #208

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Many business owners and entrepreneurs often can’t be bothered to put in a system. This is a mistake, David Jenyns believes, and in this episode, he discusses why you need to start systematizing your business.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

How to Set & Achieve Strategic Goals as a Consultant with Dave McKeown: Podcast #205

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What are strategic goals? How do they impact your business? What do you need to do to hit these goals? Our guest in this episode knows the answers to these questions and will gladly share it with everyone.

The 6 Essential Consulting Skills (Clients Want These)

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Do you possess the consulting skills that make clients want to hire you? Your core expertise — like environmental or sales consulting — form the basis of your consulting business However, you’ll also need to cultivate a broad range of consulting skills.

Proven Consulting Process: 4 Steps To Successful Projects

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Do you have a reliable consulting process? In this post, you’ll learn how to develop a consulting process that makes your projects smooth, successful, stress-free — and create greater results for your clients.

Consulting with Love (Instead of Fear) with Renée Smith: Podcast #203

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What do you think is the most important job of a leader? It’s to eliminate fear from the workplace and fill it with love. Michael Zipursky’s guest today is Renée Smith, the Founder and CEO at A Human Workplace.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Creating A Harmonious Work-Life Integration in Your Consulting Business with Michele Benton: Podcast #202

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A business owner’s success is typically measured by their revenue growth, the number of followers, and overall reputation. However, one important element is usually ignored: a proper work-life balance. Michael Zipursky delves into this topic with Michele Benton, President of lime, LLC.

How To Start A Consulting Business In 2021 (6 Steps)

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This is the ultimate guide on how to start a consulting business in 2021. By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to turn your skills and expertise into a profitable and successful consulting business. Let’s dive right in.

Consultant Vs Contractor: What’s the Difference?

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What’s the difference between a consultant vs contractor? A consultant can function as a contractor which means they are brought in to do specific work for that client. But, in most cases, they are only working with one client at a time.

How To Run The Perfect Virtual Meeting With Your Clients

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Do you groan when you think of having another virtual meeting? Do you feel burn-out sitting in front of your camera all day? What if virtual meetings didn’t leave you with “Zoom fatigue” — but instead, you left your meetings feeling energized and excited?

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

The Mindset You Need to Succeed in Consulting with Dan Burgos: Podcast #204

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Starting your own consulting business isn’t easy. You need a couple of key mindsets if you want to succeed. Danilo “Dan” Burgos is the President and CEO of Alphanova Consulting. He started his business by being a good and effective leader—a leader that empowers and supports his people.

What Music Can Teach You About Consulting with Gerald J. Leonard: Podcast #183

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Sometimes, one’s love for music will give you more than entertainment. For Gerald J. Leonard of Principles of Execution, this put him on a path toward success in the realm of consulting.

Independent Consultant Resume: Do You Need One? (Template & Example)

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If you want to get consulting clients, an independent consultant resume WON’T help you as much as you think. Does the following scenario sound familiar? You’re talking to a potential client, and they’re showing some interest in you. Excitedly, you start telling them about your services.

The Truth about Sales & Selling in Consulting with Chris Filipiak: Podcast #188

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Through everyday transactions whether online or in-store, making sales and selling to people is a concept that is familiar to a lot of us. However, from a business standpoint, it is a practice that consulting businesses should be well aware of.

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The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

The Consultant’s Guide to Growth Marketing with Jim Huffman #159

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Even if you have the best product available, it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have an equivalent marketing strategy in place. The CEO of GrowthHit, Jim Huffman, takes this time to share his expertise and experience when it comes to growth marketing.