2021

What the Very Best Clients Do [Consulting Firm Checklist]

David A Fields

One key to running a successful consulting firm is choosing the right clients. Your consulting firm probably signs good clients overall. Maybe a dud here or there, balanced by the occasional, outstanding client. Your consulting firm’s very best clients deserve Rock Star status.

Ten Factors to Consider Before Jumping into Independent Consulting

Successful Independent Consulting

Being a self-employed consultant or “solopreneur” isn’t for everyone. Sure, it sounds fabulous – be selective about which jobs you take, have a flexible schedule, escape office politics, make really good money – but it definitely has some drawbacks.

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The 6 Essential Consulting Skills (Clients Want These)

Consulting Success

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.

How to Find the Exact Words that Attract Your Clients (and Gets them Excited to Work with You)

Consulting Matters

One of my favorite things to write and talk about is copywriting. Which for most of my clients - it's their absolute least favorite thing. Most of these consultants and coaches love what they do. But they hate the struggle of trying to find the words to describe what they do and write about it.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Now is the Best Time to Raise Your Billing Rate

Successful Independent Consulting

Photo 50727473 / Piggy Bank © David Franklin | Dreamstime.com. The easiest time to raise your rate is on the cusp of something new — a new year, a new project, a new client. With the new year just around the corner, now is an excellent time to inform your clients.

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How to Be an Effective Consultant While Working Remotely

Successful Independent Consulting

Photo by Euan Cameron on Unsplash. As independent consultants, we’ve all probably worked remotely to some extent but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it appears that working virtually will like be part of the “new normal.”

Proven Consulting Process: 4 Steps To Successful Projects

Consulting Success

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.

Too Big? The Correct Way to Tell if a Project is Right for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Wouldn’t it be great to land a massive, game-changing new project for your consulting firm? Maybe. However, huge assignments have equally huge downsides, and there’s a better way to grow your consulting firm.

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

Consulting Success

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?

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Why Having More Meetings Is Not The Answer

Markovitz Consulting

One of the participants in my Conclusion Trap class was grappling with a persistent problem at her company: their website regularly crashed after upgrades. She believed that one of the primary drivers of the problem was poor communication between two teams.

Are your consultancy proposals letting you down?

Jacq Hackett Consulting

If you’ve recently left your senior position to establish a solo consultancy business, you’ll be regularly pitching for business.

Behavioral Science Casebook Project

Steve Shu Consulting

In my free time I have been developing a course, tentatively called Applied Behavioral Science in the Digital Age to be taught to business school students at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

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5 Key Tips for a Deloitte Federal Case Interview

Management Consulted

A Deloitte Federal case interview is given to candidates applying to the firm’s public sector-focused practice area, known as Deloitte Federal Government Services.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

7 Key Decisions for Starting Your Consulting or Coaching Business Right

Consulting Matters

Let's be real - you don't want to grow your OWN consulting or coaching business for the money. If you were in it for the money, you'd stay in corporate.

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The Magic of Warm Outreach

The Fearless Marketer

Gauging from last week’s article on Color-Coded Persuasion, I was reminded once again that the topic of communication and persuasion is central to attracting new clients. My definition of marketing for self-employed professionals is simple: “Clearly communicating the value of your services.”.

Buying a Business? Don’t Overlook the Soft-Skills

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

Because of the ‘shake-out’ that’s occurred with our economy over the past year, there are more companies than ever looking to sell, and therefore, more opportunities to buy. If you’re like a few of my clients, smart acquisitions are part of your strategic plan.

Boost Your Professionalism with a Business Logo

Successful Independent Consulting

Photo: Getty Images. As a an independent consultant you probably set your own rates. The more professional you are, the more likely you’ll be able to charge more for your expertise and services. Having a logo for your business will help you look like “the real deal” so why not get one?

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The CV That Gets You to the Interview Phase

Tom Spencer

When you apply for consulting roles, your CV will be the first thing that the recruiters see. According to a 2018 study conducted by Ladders, recruiters spend an average of 7.4 seconds looking at the CV that might have taken you weeks to perfect.

How Your Consulting Firm Can Benefit from My Experiment with Outreach

David A Fields

There are people you’ve not talked with in years, and it’s a shame. They’re good people, you enjoyed your relationship with them, plus, reconnecting could help generate business for your consulting firm.

7 Signs You Should Become An Independent Consultant

Consulting Success

What is an independent consultant? Consulting is providing your expertise to help a person or organization solve problems or reach their goals more efficiently and effectively. Independent consulting is when you do consulting by yourself instead of with or for a consulting company.

Pay Attention to the Trenches, Not the Stars

Markovitz Consulting

Prior to the Super Bowl last Sunday, you couldn’t pick up a sports section without reading about the duel between Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all time, and Patrick Mahomes, the best quarterback in the game today. But it turns out that the battle between the two big name quarterbacks was much less important than the battle between the Chiefs’ offensive line and the Buccaneers’ defense.

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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.

What are your consulting mistakes costing you?

Jacq Hackett Consulting

As a consultant, time is money. When you’re just starting out, there are all sorts of aspects of the consultant role that you may not have mastered.

Things a Consultant Can Do to Increase the Chances of Their Recommendations Being Implemented Successfully by a Client

Steve Shu Consulting

This post is based on a question that was posed to me on Quora. Here are a few things to consider for this type of situation: See if you can get a resource assigned within the company to take the lead on program managing changes into the organization.

Case Study Samples: Video Examples With Answers

Management Consulted

Looking for sample case study interviews with answers? Look no further! In this article, we’re walking you through some of the best case study samples on the web. These case studies simulate the virtual case interview environment and represent cases… Read Article.

The ONE THING You Need to Make a Successful Leap Into Consulting or Coaching

Consulting Matters

If you are interested in leaving your current job for the potential of running your own consulting or coaching practice, there is only one thing you need. You may think you need a lot of money in the bank and a "rolodex" of potential clients and referrals.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, 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!

Color-Coded Persuasion

The Fearless Marketer

Persuasion is a language art. That is, words and ideas are what persuade, more than anything else. The problem is, we communicate without noticing if we are expressing features or benefits in our messages. Features are what WE DO. Benefits are what THEY GET.

Omicron Variant — A Framework for Decision-Making

CaseInterview.com

Two weeks ago, I heard about the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Based on the news headlines and video feeds, news of the Omicron variant went viral (so to speak) within 24 hours. Travelers from certain African countries were immediately banned from traveling.

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Why Your Prospect Pipeline Dries Up

Successful Independent Consulting

The most successful independent consultants find their own work by building a pipeline of leads through their own outreach efforts. Using a customer relationship management tool (CRM) can make this so much easier.

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