October, 2020

How To Build A Community Of Clients In Your Consulting Business

Consulting Success

If you had a problem with a product 20 years ago, what would you do? You’d call customer support. But now, what do people do when they have a problem with a product? They go online. The internet has changed the way businesses interact with their customers.

How to make Yourself and Your Consulting Firm SUPER Productive

David A Fields

Puff your chest out and strike a superhero pose. You’re Super Productivity Person! Sigh, that’s not very catchy is it? Also, to be fair, probably neither you nor your consulting firm are achieving legendary productivity day in and day out. You could, though, using the approach outlined below.

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What is the value of digital currency?

Tom Spencer

Reading Time: 6 minutes. In the previous article, we explored the question ‘ what is digital currency? ’ In this article, we will examine the value of digital currency. Why would anyone want to use one? What benefits do they bring? Digital currency derives its value primarily from confidence.

These eight charts show how COVID-19 has changed B2B sales forever

McKinsey

New analysis makes it clear: For B2B sales, digital is the wave of the future. Marketing & Sales Insights

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Accenture Federal Services

Management Consulted

Accenture Federal Services may be unfamiliar to you even if you think you know Accenture up and down. Founded in 1989, Accenture has become one of the largest consulting firms in the world. The firm has annual revenues of over… Read Article.

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1-Page Business Plan For Consultants (Template Included)

Consulting Success

In 2018, Laura Posey received the worst news you could imagine. Her partner was diagnosed with cancer. She could no longer run her company, Simple Success Plans, because her new full-time position was taking care of her partner.

4 Signs the Information Your Consulting Firm Provides is Hurting Sales

David A Fields

Jordan Jamswiper, COO of the “My Toast” empire of breakfast products, revealed to you one of the company’s most vexing issues. Then Jordan asked for an overview of how your consulting firm could solve the challenge. Sounds sweet as syrup so far.

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What is digital currency?

Tom Spencer

Reading Time: 6 minutes. Since the advent of Bitcoin in 2008, digital currency has been a growing trend and a growing area of interest for consultants, businesses, fintech investors, central banks, and governments.

How COVID-19 has pushed companies over the technology tipping point—and transformed business forever

McKinsey

A new survey finds that responses to COVID-19 have speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years—and that many of these changes could be here for the long haul. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

3 Main Types of Fit Interview Questions

Management Consulted

The fit interview is like a behavioral interview for the consulting industry. Within that, there are distinct fit interview question types a candidate should be aware of. Today, we’re sharing about 3 types of fit interview questions. The direct questions,… Read Article.

COVID-19 Mortality Update - October 2020

Ed Kless

The Chart This chart compares the total number of people who have died from ANY cause for this and the previous six years using data from the CDC. The X-axis is the week of the year. Week 1 ended January 4, 2020; Week 11 ended March 7, 2020, Week 33 ended August 15).

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Million-Dollar Financial Strategies For Consultants With Dan Cuprill: Podcast #157

Consulting Success

Leaving your corporate job to start your own business can be quite risky. Yet, Dan Cuprill did it and succeeded at that!

Are You Setting the Right Trajectory?

Markovitz Consulting

Books devoted to problem-solving emphasize the importance of deeply understanding the problem before implementing countermeasures. Many of them (including mine !) cite Charles Kettering’s maxim that “A problem well-framed is a problem half-solved.” But what, precisely, is a “well-framed” problem? I’ve written before about some of the obvious errors to avoid—couching a solution in the form of a problem, and relying in generalities instead of specifics.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

The Mistakes of Junior Consultants

Tom Spencer

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Everyone was new once. For many of you, that first day is still to come. In this blog post, we will focus on three things that young analysts need to be aware of. Some mistakes are avoidable if you can get your head around them.

How to be great at people analytics

McKinsey

Advanced analytics is transforming the HR landscape. Interviews with leading people analytics teams reveal how. Insights on Organization

Mergers and Acquisitions Case Walkthrough: McKinsey Style- Restaurant Acquisition

Management Consulted

When you think about case interview prep, you must be ready for all types of cases. Generally there are 6 types of case interviews. They are: profitability cases, mergers & acquisitions cases, brain teaser cases, consulting math cases, market sizing… Read Article.

Think Like Amazon with John Rossman (Live)

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

On October 14th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern, join us for a live conversation with former Amazon Director John Rossman. Leadership technology culture strategy

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

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

Consulting Success

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.

Fearless Women Leading Protests And Shattering Stereotypes

On the Brink

Photo courtesy of EPA, via Shutterstock. Smashing another myth again!

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3 Ways to Track KPIs to Optimize Remote Work

Tom Spencer

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Over the past few years, the popularity of hiring remote teams has been growing rapidly. However, many employers were skeptical, and considered remote workers as less valuable. Fast forward to 2020, with COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, and remote work is now essential.

The journey to agile: How companies can become faster, more productive, and more responsive

McKinsey

Agile operating models are characterized by rapid learning and decision-making cycles. Here’s how organizations can use agile practices to transform their organizations. Insights on Organization

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

One Step At A Time

Alan Weiss

Focus your buyer. If there is “overwhelm” or chaos, or simply too many priorities, just suggest: “Here’s what I think we should do first. Then we’ll see about the rest.” ” Business of Consulting

13 Things a Prospect Must Know About Your Service Before They Buy

The More Clients Blog

Let’s say you have a professional service that is very powerful, it really delivers the results your clients are looking for. And you have a prospective client who desperately needs those results but they can’t seem to get those results on their own.

How To 10X Your Personal Performance In Consulting With Patty Carl: Podcast #158

Consulting Success

Being in the consulting business is not something to be taken lightly, especially if you’re just starting and wearing all hats in your business.

238: Simon Roberts—Do You Know Why We Need The Power Of Not Thinking?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear why anthropology should be part of your business plan! It was an honor to speak with Simon Roberts on our On the Brink with Andi Simon podcast.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.