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Productivity Apps to Help Consultants

​Consultants need to be the most productive people in the room.  Consider this: when you’re hired on as a consultant, you’re being hired to do a very specific job.  Maybe you are being pulled in to finish a project that no one else has been able to get done, maybe you’re being brought on to help manage a team or a division, or maybe you’re there because you have a specific set of skills that that company needs.  Either way –time is money.  Also, many consultants are working on multiple projects, jobs, or positions at once. Because of this, finding ways to be increasingly more productive are always a must.

  • 1 April 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1161
Why Running a Contest on Social Media is Good Marketing Strategy

​Social media marketing is all about getting people engaged.  What better way to get people talking and doing than running a contest or sweepstakes?  Social media allows for a whole new twist on running contests and it also allows for new perks to your business.  Running a contest on social media is a good marketing strategy.  Why? Let’s start with the basics.

The Recovery: Winning Customers Over After You Screw Up

Of course great customer service is key to gaining and retaining customers, but the real test is how you react when something goes wrong, when you screw something up so badly that it could make or break the relationship, that moment when you realize what happened was not a simple mistake but a monumental screw up…

That’s the truest test of your customer service.

  • 31 March 2016
  • Author: Anil Saxena
  • Number of views: 793
Takeaways from Apple’s “Let us loop you in” Event

​Apple’s had event this week has left many people talking, so let’s have a brief review.  It’s no secret that we are big fans of Apple around here.  The technology, the business, and the innovation are all things that we appreciate and take note of.  So, what did Apple discuss at their latest event?  There were a few topics of interest.

  • 24 March 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 826
Creating a Social Media Persona

​Often times, people forget about the ‘social’ aspect of ‘social’ media.  Social media platforms may be convenient for marketing your products and brand, but this isn’t the reason that they were created in the first place.  People use social media networks, like the Facebooks and the Twitters of the world, to interact.  To be social.  So, if you do happen to be a business that is on social media, you have to consider who this person or persona is that your customers will be interacting with.  How do you choose and create a social media persona?

The Next Revolution in AI: How it Impacts You

​We’ve talked a little about how the AI in our existing devices works and how it needs to improve moving forward in order to better assist us.  What is the next big move in AI though?  Well, many think it will be an artificial intelligence living right in your ear.  In fact, it seems that in-ear assistants similar to the one featured in the movie Her aren't science fiction at all; but rather an imminent reality.  There are obviously a million different implications if this fully comes to fruition.  But, specifically, what does this mean to you as a business person? How will this impact your working world?

  • 18 March 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1479
The 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Most Often

Failure to Delegate – You should use your skills to manage and grow the business, not to perform daily tasks that can be delegated.

Ignore your professionals – Stay in contact with each of them throughout the year.  The best time to solve or prevent problems is before they become larger (and more difficult to solve).  It is your duty to evaluate their performance.  But remember this, as the business owner, you may know your product/service BEST, but that doesn’t mean you know how to run all aspects of business.  Always be open to learning.

5 Reasons No One is Reading Your Blog

Maybe you’ve taken the leap.  Content marketing is huge right now.  You’ve read countless articles telling you, “If you build it, they will come.”  Unfortunately, “they” were wrong.  No one showed up to shower your blog with views and praise.  If your number of views is hovering around 10 (and that’s just the number of times you’ve come back to check on how many views you have), you might want to consider a few of these points.

1 Video: 7 Ways to Use It

“Video is the future of content marketing.” This statement is only a year old and holds even truer as time continues.  As we are bombarded by content given to us on multiple platforms, we expect to receive and absorb more information in less time.  There is no better way to do this effectively than through video; short, compelling and concise content.

  • 10 March 2016
  • Author: Lacey Foss
  • Number of views: 927
HootSuite vs TweetDeck

​Whether you’re managing social media campaigns for your own business or for multiple businesses as a consultant, the right tools are the keys to success.  There are several different platforms that you can use to schedule your tweets, keep up to date with accounts, and track activity.  Which is more valuable though? Which is a better fit for you?  Well, I’m here to help with that.

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How to “Manage Up” as a Consultant

When working as a consultant, there are sometimes instances where you have a new boss that comes onto a project that you’re working on.  This gives an interesting twist to the job because, although you’re not a permanent employee of the company, you’ve actually been working on the project for longer than the new boss has been on the job.  So, how do you handle the new leadership style without letting it get in the way of your consultant process?
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The Next Revolution in AI: How it Impacts You

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Productivity Apps to Help Consultants

​Consultants need to be the most productive people in the room.  Consider this: when you’re hired on as a consultant, you’re being hired to do a very specific job.  Maybe you are being pulled in to finish a project that no one else has been able to get done, maybe you’re being brought on to help manage a team or a division, or maybe you’re there because you have a specific set of skills that that company needs.  Either way –time is money.  Also, many consultants are working on multiple projects, jobs, or positions at once. Because of this, finding ways to be increasingly more productive are always a must.
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Why You Must Have an About Page

How often have you visited a website, explored the products or services, then looked for the About Us page only to discover there isn’t one? 
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Tesla Model 3 – Will Supply Meet Demand?

​It’s been over a week since Tesla Motors unveiled its $35,000 Model 3 electric car.  As of now, prospective owners have now put in orders for more than 325,000 cars.  This was a much larger response than even CEO Elon Musk and Tesla expected.  Musk sent out a tweet relaying that no one at Tesla thought the orders would be that high and that the response was two to four times higher than they expected it to be. This translates into a huge profit in sales –assuming supply can meet demand.
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