Cash Flow Relief for Independent Consultants: the CARES Act & Other Ideas

Successful Independent Consulting

We’re in an unprecedented situation because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the economic fallout has been drastic for many business sectors, such as travel and restaurants. An accounting firm has published a good comparison chart of the two loan programs here.

I’m the boss now! Top tips for new managers to make a successful transition into management

The Management Centre

The result of these mixed messages can lead to two common management mishaps – being inappropriately friendly and time travelling. The time traveller. We’ve probably all heard managers making unflattering comparisons with their predecessors between past, present and future.

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The Growth of the Consulting Industry in the Nordics


Most consultants in the Nordics are willing to travel 1-2 hours to and from work every day. This may seem like an excessive amount, but a whole 6% said they would willingly travel more than 4 hours. This allows for comparison between the Danish market and the 3 other Nordic countries.

Consulting or Banking

Tom Spencer

This post provides you with a high level comparison of management consulting and investment banking. Travel: Bankers sometimes do roadshows to drum up support from investors, but will typically spend 90% of their time in the office. (Source: Google Images).

It’s Counter-Intuitive – Buy the Company and Lower Prices

Martinka Consulting

They’ll get people in the stores because now they’re competitive on the things we always buy (the Seattle Times just did a comparison on prices for common and not-so-common items between Whole Foods and other stores). Once their people will buy other things because it’s easier and cheaper to pay a little more versus traveling somewhere else to save 43¢ per pound. The news has been filled with stories about Amazon buying Whole Foods, what might happen, and what did happen.

4 Steps to a Strong Conclusion in Your Case Interview (Part I)

Tom Spencer

Highlighting this number is a next-level insight because it sets up comparisons for the client about how they are able to compete in another market and whether 6% sounds feasible to them. He’s also an avid traveller with passion for FinTech, marathon, and blogging.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Wearable Technology in Healthcare

Tom Spencer

A secondary, yet important, difference is the detailed safety and regulatory standards that must be adhered to for all medical wearables in comparison to their consumer counterparts. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter.

Student consulting – it does more than deliver

Tom Spencer

This results in a misplaced comparison between the abilities of an experienced consultant and that of a student one. The comparison is misplaced because nobody would expect a student to work at, or even remotely near, the same level as a professional because they are students.

Steen Jakobsen: US Credit Cycle Peaked, Zero Growth Coming to Europe, Gold 1425 by Year End


Average Annual Inflation by Decade We need to stop talking deflation and using 1930s comparison on Fed hike. I have been traveling like a mad man: France, UK, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech and Netherlands.

Fool Me Once Or Fool Me All The Time

Martinka Consulting

First, five points from the article I found interesting and then some comparisons to other areas of business. Owner “perks” like cell phone, car, travel to conferences, etc. (as On June 2, 2018 Jason Zweig’s article in the Wall Street Journal was titled, “ The Fanciful Alphabet Soup Companies Use to Fool You.”

Doubling a $400,000 Revenue Model With Business Trainer Blair Enns: Podcast #22

Consulting Success

People are willing to travel for expertise, but they’re not willing to travel to hire a consultant from the other side of the world or the other part of the continent if they can get the same thing down the street.

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10 Ways Lazy Stupid Coworkers Can Help Boost Your Career

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

You’ll look better in comparison : First and foremost, a lazy coworker makes it easy for you to look good. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, January 30, 2008. 10 Ways Lazy Stupid Coworkers Can Help Boost Your Career. Sent by an alert reader who also runs a blog.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

Transportation & Travel. Summer Associates are given the opportunity to travel as they will be stationed both at client sites and in the office. As a comparison, Bain is collegial, but the work is not as intense and you will not be on the client site as much. You have to be prepared for Sunday – Friday travel, which is the flip-side of client exposure – you get to meet and collaborate with the client, but you are NEVER at home.

"Selfie" Fashion Trends: Cheap Dresses and "Rentabag"; Mish Handbag Tips


I'm not but, but in my travels I see lots of it. For comparison purposes, who wouldn't want this " beautiful " Valentino Leopard Calf Hair Rockstud Trapeze Bag, bargain-basement priced at $3,995?

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Although it started as a tiny group, paling in comparison to the bohemoth revenues of the firm’s hardware sales, this group is now known as IBM Global Services (IGS) which is responsible for 50% of IBM’s revenue globally. Travel and Transportation.

Why I Never Wanted to Be a Consultant: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

This is Part 2 of a 12-part “Transparency” series, tracing Jenny Rae’s slightly crazy life from her early (5-year-old) roots in business to her travels and then to Bain and beyond. I even traveled to interview 2 traditional healers in their rural village huts, which was a slightly terrifying but incredible academic experience. Plus, they expressed a preference for her to take a traveling companion – but they didn’t offer to pay for the buddy.

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How a Story Captured our Strengths Based Work

Leadership Vision Consulting

Naming the countries where we’ve traveled or introducing the amazing individuals with whom we’ve connected, it seems that my words don’t do the work justice. As strengths consultants, we often receive questions like; What does a day look like in the life of a strengths based consultant?

Zero-Based Budgeting Is Not a Wonder Diet for Companies

Harvard Business

Rather, the most visible outcomes of many ZBB efforts are burdensome policies (such as travel cost restrictions) that fail to address the underlying fundamentals (such as who needs to travel, why, and when).

London School of Economics Postgrad Talks About Life At Deloitte

Management Consulted

From conversations with him and hearing about life there in terms of what he was able to do, the travel and the work that he was doing with several different clients, I slowly became interested in consulting. The atmosphere itself, and the interview itself was very, very different in the fact that the big four in the UK in comparison to the MBB over here really focus a lot less on the case study.

Research: Hiring Managers Are Biased Against People with Longer Commutes

Harvard Business

But the comparison at least provides a benchmark. Likewise, frequently changing work schedules may disrupt precarious travel arrangements for otherwise productive workers. shanghaiface/Getty Images.

Why consulting?

Management Consulted

“I am competitive in nature and always give the best in whatever I do and my passions include photography, travelling and embracing new cultures and languages. The perks were fantastic – travel to new locations, work in different industries, client pays for the travel.

Russia Has Upper Hand in Ukraine, No Meaningful Sanctions Coming


The answer is no, and a comparison to Iran will show why. The document said Britain should: • "Not support, for now, trade sanctions … or close London''s financial centre to Russians." • Be prepared to join other EU countries in imposing "visa restrictions/travel bans" on Russian officials. Will there be any meaningful sanctions against Russia for invading Crimea? It was easy enough to impose sanctions on Iran because there was no meaningful trade with Iran other than oil.

Swiss Peg Removal: Did Anyone Win?


like restaurants, travel and hotels. Comparison to Gold and Silver The above is essentially the same setup as with gold and silver futures.

A New Way for Entrepreneurs to Think About IT

Harvard Business

Need travel information or services? By empowering renters and seekers with relevant data conveniently delivered through the smartphone, Airbnb is disrupting the entire travel industry. A/B testing allows for rapid comparison of alternative features and functions.

Why Uber and Airbnb Needed a Different Kind of CEO

Harvard Business

Since their founding less than a decade ago, Uber and Airbnb have wrangled with regulators, challenged the taxi and hotel industries, earned extraordinary valuations from venture capital investors — and fundamentally transformed the way people think about urban transportation and travel. By comparison, Chesky and Kalanick feel smaller, and their ambitions seem less world-changing.

How disruptive is the 'Sharing Economy'?


Expansion of stock reaching new audiences – It was originally thought that Airbnb operated in a different part of the market to hotels and so wouldn't feel the competition i.e. that it was a new form of couch surfing that only the cheapest of travellers would ever use. But there is no doubt that people want to use the service and care less about government regulation in comparison to peer regulation which 64% of consumers consider more important.

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

Harvard Business

I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. To share a rough comparison, on a day when I write between meetings, I’ll produce maybe 500 words a day. I wrote a new 50,000 word memoir, wrote and launched a new 60-minute keynote speech, drafted book proposals for my next three books, and completely planned and began recording my new podcast — all while traveling and giving more speeches than I ever had before.

Research: Perhaps Market Forces Do Work in Health Care After All

Harvard Business

This fact is reiterated by our finding that even for emergency conditions, Medicare patients are willing to travel to higher-performing hospitals to receive better care. For heart attacks, patients studied were willing to travel 1.8 The comparison of health care to concrete may initially strike some as nonsensical, but as we discovered, the contrast is more informative than meets the eye.

Is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel a Friend of Taxpayers or Businesses? Or is Chicago Like France?


No time-and-distance pricing Perhaps the proposal’s worst feature is that it would prohibit Uber and Lyft cars from charging passengers based on “a combination of distance travelled and time elapsed during service,” which is how they charge customers now. For sake of comparison, please consider the New Law in France : Limos Must Wait 15 Minutes Minimum Before Picking Up Rides To explicitly answer my lead question, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is no Friend of Taxpayers.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Reshape Retail

Harvard Business

One customer might try on shirts without having to travel to the store. By comparison, AR overlays virtual elements onto the real world as seen through a smartphone or tablet. Your camping trip is coming up. You and a friend go shopping for a tent. Spotting one you like, you both crawl inside to check the capacity. But there’s something unusual about this scenario: You’re in Boston. Your buddy is in Houston. And neither of you is anywhere near a sporting goods store.

How to Successfully Work Across Countries, Languages, and Cultures

Harvard Business

In comparison, the U.S., Travel, living in a new country, and the opportunities for career advancement that may come with working for a multinational firm were all reasons that dual expats gave for their global career aspirations. Photo by Christine Roy. According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report , the number of people in the global labor force will reach 3.5 billion by 2030 — and yet there will still be a shortage of skilled workers.

Bubble Valuation Blues; GMO 7-Year Outlook for U.S. Stocks is Negative


Our present expectations are rather conservative by comparison. Stay an extra day and golf or travel. Value investor Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (GMO) now estimates US stocks are poised for annualized losses for the next seven years.

Are You Accurately Measuring Your Company’s Digital Strength?

Harvard Business

Some, but not all, of this disparity is related to Southwest’s refusal to sell through online travel agencies such as Priceline and Orbitz. By comparison, the revenues of those in the bottom decile fell by 8.2%. There are few business leaders around the world not thinking about digital transformation in some shape or form.

Do Soda Taxes Work? Not Unless Retailers Raise Prices

Harvard Business

A city soda tax is easy to avoid if consumers can readily purchase soda outside the city, as they can in Berkeley, where most workers travel outside the city for their jobs. These studies relied on comparisons to nearby stores that may have been affected by the tax. Annabelle Breakey/Getty Images.

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Harvard Business

Here’s a personal example: Reading the work of writers who are better than I am is useful for improving my skills, but it triggers envy and social comparison. Something that helps me is travel, especially taking flights alone. Bich Tran/pexels. Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone.

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

Harvard Business

That “human versus machine” comparison doesn’t get tripped up by missing labels for defendants the judges jailed but the algorithm wants to release, because we are only asking the algorithm to recommend additional detentions (not releases). It’s a comparison that relies only on labels we already have in the data, and it confirms that the algorithm’s predictions do indeed lead to better outcomes than those of the judges. It’s Sunday night.

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