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3 Start-Up Financing Strategies for Your Consultancy

Need start-up financing for your consulting firm? In this day and age, the terms ‘start-up financing’ and ‘start-up funding’ can be heard a lot. ...

Marketing Mix—What Freelance Consultants Can Learn From MBB

You are a freelance consultant working hard to close new projects? All those cold emails, warm emails, phone calls, and LinkedIn messages can truly ...

Have a Consulting Case Interview Soon? Read This First

You’re heading for a consulting case interview soon? Then you will probably feel excitement, mixed with a little, or sometimes a lot of anxiety. ...

SWOT Analysis: The Underestimated Business Tool

If you will ever have to do a business plan or marketing strategy, knowing what SWOT is will prove useful. In this article, we ...

Porter’s 5 Forces – The Explanation With Examples

What are Porter’s 5 forces? That is probably the question that brought you to this article, right? This old and renowned business strategy model ...

The History of Consulting: An Overview

Whether you’re already a consultant or thinking about becoming one, knowing the history of the consulting industry will surely make you feel proud. For ...
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What Makes You an Effective Leader?

A leader can make or break an organization. Also, there’s a big difference between being a leader and being an effective leader. So how ...

Consultants, Here’s How to Increase Your Productivity in 10 Minutes

If you google “best productivity hacks”, you will find over 9.5 million results. And if you, like most people, consider the second page of ...
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The Most Important Excel Functions for Management Consultants

Many might not be aware of the fact that Microsoft Excel has been around since 1985 and was first released as part of Steve ...

The Top Business Strategies to Use in 2022 (With Examples)

Does it feel like your business’s growth has reached a plateau? Are your current strategies not really working? This article will provide you with ...

What Is the Role of a Pharma Consultant And How to Become One

When was the last time you had to take medicine? Maybe you took a couple of painkillers after a strenuous workout recently, or you ...
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The 11 Consulting Podcasts You Should Listen to

Consuming consulting resources in the form of blogs or videos may require extra attention. This does not apply to podcasts! You can listen to ...

Storytelling With Data: What Is It? Why Is It Important? And How to Do It?

Ever since humans learned to communicate, storytelling has been popular. To this day, people who tell stories are given the highest place in our ...

Freelance Consultants! Here’s How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

You want to be a better public speaker. In fact, there are many professions in which one has to be a great public speaker ...
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Science-Based Motivation Tips and Hacks to Be More Productive at Work

How to be more productive at work? That’s probably the question that brought you to this article. Unlike most of the articles about this ...

5 Body Language Skills That Will Guarantee Success in Business

Imagine this: Your consulting client has paid you over $10,000 so far. And now, the day of presenting your analysis and recommendations has come. ...

The Best Freelance Platforms of 2022

Many Consultants are looking for good platforms to get freelance jobs. The good news is that, as the gig economy, work-from-home and freelancing have ...

EI: The Difference Between a Book Smart and Street Smart Consultant

Being the most clever person in the room isn’t nearly as clear cut as we once thought and most Silicon Valley dropouts have proven. ...

A Consultant’s Guide to New Technologies: Web3, Digital Currencies, NFTs

Digital currencies, blockchain projects and cryptocurrency consulting have disrupted businesses. Moreover, web3 consulting is the most dramatic shift for IT consultants. It is equally ...

A Guide to A Career in AI Consulting

No, robots have not taken over the consulting industry. But tech is playing a much bigger role in consultancy than we could’ve ever imagined.AI ...

Consultants, Here is How You Can Develop a Growth Mindset

To say that the consulting industry has been completely revolutionized in the last couple of years would be an understatement. Business consulting is no ...

4 Soft Skills to Master as a Consultant

What does it take to become a successful management consultant? Sure, analytical and problem solving skills, creative thinking, and knowledge of consulting frameworks are ...
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10 Things To Avoid During Virtual Consulting

Virtual consulting has become commonplace as a means of communication with clients. However, we’ve moved beyond adapting to remote work and figuring out how ...

Consultants, Here Are the Top 10 Productivity Tips for 2022!

If you clicked on this article, then it’s likely that you are a consultant who wants to be more productive. Welcome on board, you ...
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How to Achieve Quick Success in a New Long-Term Consulting Project

Few things are as daunting as starting in a new position or on a new project. It can be even more daunting for a ...

Top 10 Hacks to Perfect Your Meeting Plan

Sometimes business seems marked with one tedious meeting after another - whether meeting with clients or colleagues. In fact, there are times where it ...

What Type of Consultant Are You? – Find Your Niche!

If you’re reading this article, chances are, you have already decided that you don’t want to be a generalist. It is probable that you ...

How to Nail Top-Down Communication

One may think that a consultant's job revolves around data, insights, and analyses. Although it’s true, there’s one more key skill that will shape ...

How can Consultants Find Hidden Gem Projects and Win Them

Perhaps it’s a sign that you’ve made it when you can select only the management consulting projects you like! When you first set out, ...

The KPIs You Should Be Tracking As a Project Management Consultant

“It’s all about the money…” That's how the song goes. But in the world of project management consultants, it’s all about the metrics. Without ...

Consultants! Here’s How to Get Over “The Imposter Syndrome”

Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve the job position you’re in? Or maybe you feel like your salary is too high for ...

MBA and it’s Alternatives for Consulting

Are you thinking about doing an MBA to impress recruiters at top consulting firms? If yes, then you have landed on the right article. ...

How to Ensure that Consulting Implementation will Actually Take Place

It’s one thing to know that change is needed, it's another to actually implement it. Especially once the watchful eye of the consultant is ...
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Change Management: The ADKAR Model Explained With Examples

How would you feel if your employer called the whole team for a meeting and asserted that all of you will have to follow ...

Steps To Kickstart Your Project and Succeed Quickly

The fact is: management consulting projects can be a time-consuming affair. Consultants put in many hours to solve problems and take companies to their ...

The Consulting Pitch Deck Mistakes You Must Avoid

A consulting Pitch deck or consulting PowerPoint presentation is your pitch to a potential client. Unfortunately, presentation mistakes can cost you the business you ...

Joining an Existing Boutique Consulting Firm Vs. Starting Your Own

The global consulting market is one of the most well-established of all professional services. It is expected to grow to nearly $900 billion by ...

Top 5 Things to Avoid while Writing the Freelance Consultant Proposal

Creating a pitch or a proposal for a project is never easy. Unlike punting a product, you are your product. Yet, as a consultant ...

4 Quicks Tips to Improve Your Data Visualization

Data visualization is an integral part of consulting slide decks. As a consultant, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of numbers. ...

4 Practical Tips for a Better Consulting Work-Life Balance

Long working hours and frequent travels! Does that sound familiar? Working as a consultant is both challenging and rewarding. The rewards are obvious: a ...
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Consulting Presentation Checklist: Make Sure to Include These 7 Elements

Consulting presentations are different from the usual university presentations. If you make mistakes in school, you may get a lower grade and life would ...

4 Exciting Exit Opportunities as a Management Consultant

Consulting is a highly competitive industry with a strict hierarchy. Not only will you have to be better than other candidates during the interview, ...

Got a PhD or an Advanced Degree? Transition to Consulting

Studying to get a PhD or an advanced degree is not a walk in the park. To be an outstanding PhD student, you will ...

The 10 Consulting Practices for a Successful Client Partnership

In recent years we’ve seen many overnight consultants with no real training, skill or experience popping up, thinking that they can get paid for ...

How to Collaborate with Other Consultants to Create your Consulting Team

Be truthful about this: Does working as a solo freelance consultant get lonely sometimes? Do you ever feel like you’re carrying too much of ...

How to Win Consulting Projects That Make You Feel Like a Rockstar

“It’s too expensive, could you adjust your price, please?” “I don’t like this solution, it needs way more work.” “I don’t always respond to ...

The Red Ocean vs. Blue Ocean Strategy – Which One to Choose?

Business is not just about creating new products and services and selling them in the market. Strategy is also one of the very important ...

The MECE Principle: What Is It? And Why Should All Consultants Master It

MECE, pronounced as me-see, stands for Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive. As a consultant, you’ll probably hear this term thousands of times in your career. ...
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A Consultant’s Guide to Understanding Companies’ Internal Structures

A company structure can be a bewildering – and frustrating - aspect of starting a new client project. Yet, if you don’t have the ...

6 Consulting Frameworks Each Freelance Consultant Should Master

Frankly, ask yourself: “What consulting-related topics do I thoroughly remember from my bachelor degree?” Well, it’s true that you generally need to go to ...

North Star Metric: Why Should Every Consultant Know This Term

Even if you’ve only been a consultant for just a month, you’re probably aware of various consulting KPIs and know how business growth is ...

An Essential Skill for Consultants: How to say no to clients

Whether it’s a request to go above and beyond the agreed-upon project scope or an offer for a new project, you, as a consultant, ...
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Top Tips for Starting a Booming Consulting Business

When it comes to starting a business, consulting can seem like one of the simplest roads to venture down. Presumably, you have the knowledge ...

How to Build and Maintain Great Client-Consultant Relationships

Why is building strong relationship with your clients important? Well, the consultants who are good at client consultant relationship building are the ones who ...

How a PPC Consultant Will Maximize Your Business Performance

For many, it took a global pandemic to realise the importance of digital. It is an actual modern psychological phenomenon; if it’s not online, ...

How to invoice your client for travel expenses as a Freelancer in Germany

What's up, freelance consultants? Have you ever wondered if you can have your clients pay for your travel expenses? And if yes, then how ...

Top Habits Every Consultant Should Develop

Isn’t it incredible that when we hear the word “habits” associated with success or effectiveness, we immediately think of Steven Covey and The 7 ...
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Consulting Resources and Tips for the Ones Branching Out

Yes, working hard is an essential key to success. However, it is also important to work smart. We live in an age of information ...

How to Handle Contracts, Pricing & Payment as a Freelance Consultant

A few decades ago, the term “freelancing” was not used much often. In fact, most people wouldn’t even consider it as a viable career ...

The Five Noteworthy Habits of Successful Consultants

To be ahead of the game as a professional, it’s worth analyzing the habits of successful people. As a matter of fact, what one ...

Prospecting 101: How to Find the Clients as an Independent Consultant

As a consultant employed by a consulting firm, you wouldn’t need to worry about prospecting or closing sales. But when you’re an independent consultant, ...

How to Become a Consultant Who Gets High-Paying Projects

When you become a consultant who works independently, you have a lot of freedom and flexibility in your career. Also, you could earn way ...

How to Raise Your Freelance Consulting Rates with Existing Clients

Raising rates on existing clients may seem a bit off-putting to most consultants. First of all, you will need to have the nerve to ...

How to Build a Personal Brand as a Consultant

There are so many blogs and articles about personal brands – personal brand examples, personal brands on social media, or tips for building a ...

Here’s Why, Every Freelance Consultant Should Use a Consulting Platform

Are you a freelance consultant? If yes, then do you have a catchy LinkedIn profile and a well-designed independent consulting website? If yes, then ...

What do Digital Consultants need to do to succeed?

It’s a competitive world out there. Whether it’s management consulting or digital consulting, businesses now have more options than ever. Moreover, finding the right ...

The Best Software You Should Be Using as a Consultant

Smart consultants use consulting software to make their job easier. Fortunately, we are living in the age of apps and software. Developers, innovators, and ...

4 Certifications for Consultants to Impress Your Clients

There are several reasons to consider certifications for consultants – and impressing your clients may be one of them! Reasons for Certifications The problem ...

Top 22 Consulting Books You Should Read – and Why

An online search will display multiple lists of “best consulting books.” They may all have merit, but there are so many on the market ...

5 Examples of Great Top-Tier Consulting Advertisements

Advertisements - some people like them, some people don’t, but they most certainly work. Advertisements used by big consulting firms have helped them stay ...

A Starter Guide to LinkedIn Social Selling for Consultants

Did you know that you could use LinkedIn to find more clients? Unlike other social media platforms that focus more on entertainment and news, ...

5 Types of Digital Tools Every Consultant Should Use

Tool (noun): A device or implement used to carry out a particular function. That’s the dictionary definition of a tool. In short, tools make ...

How to Use Consulting Platforms to Find Lucrative Freelance Projects

The consulting industry is not what it used to be before. The way consultants work and the way businesses hire consultants have changed. You ...

Consulting Terms that You Need to Know

Many articles take a lighthearted look at consulting terms, giving advice about learning “consultant talk” and fitting in at a consulting firm. This article ...

How to Generate a Passive Income as a Consultant

2020 has taught us that having only one source of income may put us in a difficult situation financially. However, the economy is slowly ...

The Independent Consultant’s Essential Guide to Virtual Communication

The changes to how we communicate with clients have been extraordinary over the past year. They might have been forced on us by lock-down ...

5 Qualities a Consultant Should NOT have

You’ll find a lot of articles on the internet about the strengths of a consultant, but today, let’s discuss some weaknesses that could affect ...

Are You a Consultant? Here’s How You Can Use LinkedIn Better

Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn can help you skyrocket your career if you know what you’re doing. It’s a shame that not every ...

The Art of Great Meetings: How to Wow Clients and Earn Their Respect

“Well, this meeting should have been an email.” Sounds familiar? If you scroll through your LinkedIn feed, chances are, you will come across posts ...

Post-COVID: 4 Tips to Succeed as a Freelance Management Consultant

We are very fortunate to be using the term ‘post-COVID’ these days. Before, it was just COVID, and it was very frustrating. Although COVID-19 ...

Things You Can Learn From Management Consulting

Management consulting is one of the most prestigious and rewarding professions in the world. Most importantly, the management consulting skills are usually very sought-after. ...

What makes you stand out as a ‘Digital Consultant’?

Despite the growing number of digital consultant platforms, I was surprised to see how little understanding there seems to be of what a digital ...

How to Use the ‘Chill Pill’ to Become a Successful Consultant

Chill pill: (noun) an imaginary medicinal pill with a calming, relaxing effect. That’s the Collins Dictionary definition of the term ‘chill pill’. A chill ...

How to Find Management Consulting Work

The economy is like waves of an ocean. Sometimes, it’s easy and manageable, but sometimes, things get out of anyone's control and all one ...

6 Growth Hacks for Great Consultants. Do you have what it takes?

The best management consultants know that being busy every day is not necessarily a sign of business growth. In fact, it might be a ...

How to Join the League of the Best Digital Consultants

Are you ready to become one of the best digital consultants out there? In recent years, more and more businesses have been relying on ...

How to Raise Your Consulting Fees the Right Way

Hello!? Are you still quoting your age-old beginner rates to new clients? Well, then for this new year, let one of your resolutions be ...
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10 Questions to Ask Yourself before Starting your Consulting Project

There are more freelance consulting projects available than we might have believed possible just a short while ago. To a large extent, the COVID-19 ...

Is Making Millions as a Freelance Consultant Possible?

Is it conceivable to make an enormous income as a freelance management consultant? Like hundreds of thousands of dollars, or maybe even a million. ...

Five Keys to Driving Successful Initiatives as a Digital Expert

Anyone who has been consulting for any length of time will know that recommending changes is one thing. But, to make the change happen ...

Are You Charging the Right Amount for Your Consulting Work?

Let’s talk about money. Wait, let’s be more specific. Let’s talk about the money that freelance consultants make for their freelance consulting work. If ...

Behind the Scenes: Mindsets of Top Management Consultants

What is it that sets the best management consultants apart from the rest? In essence, all consultants do the same thing – they provide ...

Let’s Be Honest – Should You Become an Independent Consultant?

Maybe I feel jaundiced, or perhaps I’d been in the consulting game for too long? But the somewhat breathless promises about the benefits of ...

3 Powerful Insider Tips to a New Freelance Consultant

Hello to my favorite New Freelance Consultant. You’re about to embark on the exciting journey of independent consulting. You have completed your studies and ...

3 Issues You Must Accept to Win Consulting Projects in Uncertain Times

It won’t be news to you that the work environment has changed a lot since coronavirus kicked in. Not only has the world of ...

How Top Consultants Effectively Apply the “Less is More” Approach

The motto “Less Is More” was adopted by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to describe his minimalist aesthetic. However, the concept is one ...

How to Make Your Client Love You

Keeping clients happy is a huge part of what makes a good consultant. As you move from business to business, the chances are that ...

The Essential Consulting Skills that Every Consultant Should Develop

How much time do you spend developing your consulting skills? As a freelance management consultant, it can be tempting to focus your attention on ...
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