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.

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Why Your Meetings Are Frustrating and What to Do About It

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Ben Wolf, an EOS Implementer ® at Wolf’s Edge Consulting , believes you can change this by implementing three critical strategies based on the Entrepreneurial Operating System ® (EOS ® ) framework. LEADERSHIP OPERATIONS PEOPLE/STAFF Ben Wolf meetings Wolf’s Edge Consulting

[Tyto Care in HealthcareITNews] Bradford partners with TytoCare to provide virtual consultations for children with acute health conditions

OurCrowd

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

OurCrowd

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[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

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[WayUp in Business Insider Singapore.] The former consultant who launched the ‘Airbnb of yachts’ says she got her business idea after a taking a 6-month sabbatical — and watching her brothers struggle to sell their boats

OurCrowd

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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.

How Entrepreneurs Can Invest in Their Families

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As founder of The Vested Group, Joel has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting field. Joel was also a founder of Lucidity Consulting Group, an Oracle consulting and implementation firm.

Salon Owner Chelle Neff Talks Scaling, Sustainability and Success

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Pinterest has forever changed our consultation game. Nothing will ever replace an in-person, customized consultation where a professional can feel your hair, assess the damage and recommend the correct products for you to use.

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.

Soul Care for the Ecosystem Builder

Co Starters

She is both an entrepreneur herself, and also works as a consultant for the Kauffman Foundation supporting nonprofit ecosystem builders. Shining a light on burnout among entrepreneurs and the people who support them. Burnout is not a new topic for the business world.

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.

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 You a Leader or a Laggard?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Can a consultant or solution provider help you grow? Leaders believe in the value of partnerships , according to the study, and are enlisting outside help including business advisors, consultants, retail brokers and software providers to grow.

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.

The Curse That Causes Promotions to Fail

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The HR director brought in Disaster Avoidance Experts to consult on creating the leadership development program. Written for EO by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, disaster avoidance expert , speaker and author. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 4 Biggest Money Mistakes Startups Make — and How To Avoid Them

TechStars

Techstars alumni companies can receive 20% off Pilot Core bookkeeping for six months and a free consultation call for setting up their back office. .

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.”.

The Management Rights Letter

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

” These are typically the ability to attend board meetings, the ability to have access to financial reports on a regular basis, and the ability to advise and consult with the management of the company. A friend asked me over the weekend “why do VCs ask for a management rights letter when they make an investment?” ” A management rights letter is a short agreement between a company and an investor to allow them certain “management rights.”

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.

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.

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. .

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.

Three choices to make this International Anti-Corruption Day

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Grease payments,” “consulting fees,” “tokens of appreciation,” “advisory service fees,” “facilitation payments,” “tips” and “gifts” are all phrases that work to legitimize the practice of corruption. By Kaelyn Vitale .

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.

The Secret to Feeling Confident

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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

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Announcing the Startup School 2019 Grant Recipients

Y Combinator

It helps you create an effective skincare routine based on your goal, budget & lifestyle, just as in a consultation with a human cosmetic dermatologist. As part of our efforts to further support founders in Startup School , we awarded $15,000 in equity-free grants to the most promising companies to go through the course. The quality (and quantity!) of founders who participated in Startup School this past year made the grant selection process a tough one.

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.

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?” .

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.

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.

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.

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

SecureTech News Roundup

Dream It

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

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.

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.