Hire a consultant; ignore the advice.

Berkonomics

At one time or another, most all businesses use consultants to fill the gaps in knowledge or to provide guidance for management. Consultants are good in that you can sample their work with short projects, change to other consultants quickly, and stop using them when a project is completed.

7 Tips for Incorporating New Business Development into Your Busy Schedule

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Caryn Kopp, an EO New Jersey member and Chief Door Opener of Kopp Consulting. A version of this article originally appeared on the website of Kopp Consulting. . Caryn Kopp is the Managing Director and Chief Door Opener of Kopp Consulting, LLC.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Consultancy-Middle East] Virgin Hyperloop One project fast-tracked in Saudi Arabia

OurCrowd

The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Consultancy-Middle East] Virgin Hyperloop One project fast-tracked in Saudi Arabia appeared first on OurCrowd.

[OurCrowd Qure in Globes] AI genetic consultancy co iGentify raises $10.5m

OurCrowd

The post [OurCrowd Qure in Globes] AI genetic consultancy co iGentify raises $10.5m Israeli AI genetics analysis company iGentify has completed a $10.5 million financing round led by life sciences venture fund aMoon and Jerusalem-based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. Read more here.

[Tyto Care in HIT Consultant] Telehealth Platform Tyto Care Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace

OurCrowd

The post [Tyto Care in HIT Consultant] Telehealth Platform Tyto Care Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Tyto Care in HIT Consultant] Best Buy Expands TytoCare’s On-Demand Medical Exam to Select Stores in CA, OH, ND, SD

OurCrowd

The post [Tyto Care in HIT Consultant] Best Buy Expands TytoCare’s On-Demand Medical Exam to Select Stores in CA, OH, ND, SD appeared first on OurCrowd.

Consultants are only as good as the advice you take.

Berkonomics

At one time or another, most all businesses use consultants to fill the gaps in knowledge or to provide guidance for management. Consultants are good in that you can sample their work with short projects, change to other consultants quickly, and stop using them when a project is completed. I have a partner in a consulting practice that specializes in the travel industry. Not all consultants give advice worth taking, of course.

Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million

500

Felix Rodriguez is the founder and CEO of Back Office, a human-assisted AI platform and bookkeeping service for companies and consultants. In an interview with Nathan Beckord on Foundersuite’s “How I Raised It” podcast he shared how 500 Startups was instrumental in the early growth of BackOffice. Below is an excerpt of his interview. I believe founders have superpowers.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Miranda Naiman, accidental entrepreneur, motivational speaker, member of the EO Tanzania chapter and founder of Empower Limited , a Tanzanian human capital consultancy firm.

How to Use a Ghostwriter to Build Your Authority and Generate Sales

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Nico Prins, a communications consultant who specializes in internet marketing. . Nico Prins is a business consultant and the founder of Launch Space.

Bridging the Rural Opportunity Gap

Co Starters

Dunne offers one final lesson: Work deliberately to engage all parts of the community, not just consulting them but collaborating with them to plan the work. Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 3.

UC Students Gain New Resources, Opportunities Through Expanded Entrepreneurship Program

TechStars

This program has been operating at UCLA since 2014, reaching more than 8,000 students, serving 800-plus startup ventures and facilitating more than 3,000 startup consulting meetings. Reposted from the University of California Press Room.

3 Top-Paying MBA Concentrations in 2018

Startup Grind

Strategy In large part, strategy is such a financially rewarding focus of study in the United States because the most prestigious consulting firms are actively seeking candidates who have expertise in this specialization.

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Energy consultancy, Geo Green Power , says they have seen a surge in businesses making the move to more sustainable energy options. The number of businesses contacting us for energy consultancy is growing year on year. Written by Annie Button. .

Follow Your Curiosity and Success Will Follow

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Michael Weitz is a speaker coach and co-founder of Virtuozo , a boutique training and consulting company that specializes in bringing out people’s unique presence and enhancing their impact as communicators and leaders.

Including the 50+: Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 1

Co Starters

Before going through the program, her plan was to launch a corporate marketing consultancy building on her professional background. By Rich Bailey. This article is the first in a three-part series covering sometimes overlooked aspects of inclusion in entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

Should Entpreneurs Trust Their Gut?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is CEO of the training, coaching, and consulting firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, empowers entrepreneurs to avoid business disasters by addressing potential threats, maximizing unexpected opportunities, and resolving persistent personnel problems.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

Co Starters

Sometimes this process looks like consulting, but more often it means exchanging value in the form of relationships. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

Janet Bannister on human-centered investing

TechStars

If I can be in a place and have a role where my job revolves around helping entrepreneurs and doing so in a consulting, advising, mentoring capacity, where really my mandate is to help entrepreneurs be more successful—What could be better?” .

What kind of leader are you?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Just like no one leadership style fits everyone and suits all situations, it is important to encourage, address and consult with your employees on matters related to integrity in a variety of different ways.

GAN Partner, Chargebee, on How to Tackle Office Hours with an Investor

GAN

If you need a boost to your executive team, take advantage of investors’ large networks, either for consulting or full-time engagement. I work for Chargebee, the recurring billing and subscription management product used by thousands of customers in more than 53 countries and a proud GAN Partner. In my role, I head up one of our strategic initiatives, called “ Chargebee for Entrepreneurs ,” where we work with 100 accelerators and incubators to identify high-potential startups globally.

How to Pick Advisors

Guy Kawasaki

Should we pay consultants with stock options? Answer you’re looking for: “No, stock options are for long-term employees, not short-term consultants. If you can’t afford consultants, do the work yourself.”.

How to Deal With Colleagues in Denial

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With over 20 years of experience as CEO of the training, coaching, and consulting firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, he also spent over 15 years in academia as a cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist.

Why Every Startup Needs to Shift Its Focus From the Checkbook to Cash Flow

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He and partner Steve Denny launched the business in 2014 to perform business valuations, help people buy and sell companies, and provide exit planning and consulting. Written for EO by Terry Lammers , certified valuation analyst and managing member of Innovative Business Advisors. .

What I’ve Learned From 20 Years as an EO Member

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Randy Nelson is currently the CEO of Gold Dolphins LLC, a coaching, writing, speaking and consulting firm for entrepreneurs and leaders. In 1988, Randy Nelson was one of the founding members of the Raleigh-Durham chapter of EO.

Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He is the managing director of RetailCare and spends much of his time as an accomplished consultant and mentor to the retail industry. . Carlo G. Santoro attended the 2019 Startup Grind Global as an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ambassador and mentor.

Startup Business Funding: 5 Business-Breaking Misconceptions

Dream It

The company then evolved into Saborstudio, a digital marketing consulting agency. I've been an alum of Dreamit twice. The first time, back in 2012, I joined as part of a mobile gaming company.

Forging Ahead: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Foundation Investing Activities

Surdna Foundation

Click here to read the full report from the The Giving Practice, the national consulting team of Philanthropy Northwest. Can the money that is at the heart of the foundation business model be responsive to a foundation’s important values of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)? The answer is yes. This report includes interviews with executives at eight large foundations that have embraced organization-wide DEI efforts.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan

TechStars

We are bringing Startup Week to Thimphu because the proven opportunities and successes that stem from SW will propel our growing startup community in the right direction” said Kitso Pelmo Wangdi, Research Analyst from event sponsor QED Consulting Group and one of the local organizers. “We

Get Help Faster: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight on My Wellbeing, a Therapist-Client Matching Service

TechStars

Within 24 hours, My Wellbeing sends a match and encourages them to schedule a free phone consultation with the therapist. Highlights of student-led ventures participating in the LaunchPad Lift Cohort , part of the Blackstone LaunchPad® powered by Techstars® entrepreneurship program.

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Build a Better Tribe, Build a Better World

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Intercon International trading and consulting was a force to be reckoned with—that “young blonde woman” traveling all over the world, on the cover of business magazines and doing deals all day on my five-pound car phone.

Startup Communities – Where to Find Them and How to Get Involved

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Service providers (consulting, accounting, legal, etc.). An entrepreneur needs a network of supportive people and resources to maximize his or her chances of success, because there will always be fires to put out.

Should You Fear Outsourcing Your Software Development?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Whether it’s a member of your team or a consultant, be sure to have a qualified individual assess the potential partner’s work. But only if you are not clear on how to make the correct partner selection.

SecureTech News Roundup

Dream It

based company that sells managed detection and response and cybersecurity consulting services, has raised $9.6

Growth Is Great. But Don't Take On More Than You Can Handle. Scaling Your Company.

Smart Hustle Magazine

SBDC - free and fee based help from local consultants. Suhaib Zaheer built a thriving business brokerage business and grew it from 3 offices to many more multiple offices with a staff of 75 people. This was GREAT, until it wasn't.

Instagram influencer marketing strategies -10 ways to drive sales for ecommerce

Startup Grind

Well I talked to an eCommerce Instagram consultant, Sean Kelly , who started a custom sports jersey company called Jersey Champs , and has managed to gain over over 1.6

CRM: Your Small Biz Can’t Live Without It

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray caught up with Melissa Shepard, Chief Architect, President and CEO at Lizzard Tech Consulting , a Salesforce silver consulting partner based in the USA at the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network in Singapore.

Resources for Angels Considering Deep Tech

propel(x)

Cayenne Consulting’s Valuation Calculator : Ever wondered what the company you’re considering is worth? There are several reasons angel investors may consider adding deep technology to their investment portfolio. However, it is also a potentially risky endeavor.

Accelerate2030 brings innovative solutions to scale

Impact Hub

week of activities in Geneva from 4-11 of October, benefitting from a set of services and support offered by UNDP, Impact Hub, International Trade Centre, Pfizer, Amazon Web Services, UNAIDS, Boston Consulting Group and other program partners. [GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 17 September 2019].

Finalists in $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest Announced!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

A free consult on applying for federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership. DUBOIS, PA – D ozens of people located in North Central Pennsylvania recently applied to Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.

YOUR BIG IDEA COULD BE WORTH BIG BUCKS!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

A free consult on applying for federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership. DUBOIS, PA – There’s up to $50,000 on the line! You don’t need to be an inventor, scientist, or historic statesmen like Ben Franklin in order to win this year’s BIG IDEA contest.

GCUC Welcomes New UK Producer Tim Devitt

GCUC

With a background in client relationship management and international business consultancy, Devitt comes to GCUC from the diamond industry, where he spent the last 25 years developing businesses all around the world. “I GCUC Welcomes New UK Producer Tim Devitt.

Press Release: Accelerate2030 Brings Innovative Solutions To Scale

Impact Hub

Key partners include Pfizer, International Trade Centre, Amazon Web Services, Boston Consulting Group and others. Impact Hub and UNDP launch the third edition of Accelerate2030 , an international scaling program for high-impact entrepreneurs tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).