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Getting People to Use Structured Thinking Disciplines Is Easier Than You Think

So many of our clients and friends who work in consulting firms tell us that they are unhappy with the clarity of the thinking that their team members deliver in their internal recommendations and client reports. They worry that clients do not receive the full value from their teams’ efforts and that their clients are […]

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Cultivate Your LinkedIn Network, Here’s Step One.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 225 million members. It’s a great–and probably the best–source to cultivate your professional network. LinkedIn is swimming with potential clients, business partners, subject matter experts, employers, and employees. The question is, are you taking advantage of it? One of the best ways to begin developing your network […]

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Consultants and Consultancies Are Going Online for New Sources of Income

Business professional and business firm alike, many are exploring new, sustainable sources of income.  And, for many, this exploration has led them online to Flevy, the marketplace for premium business documents. In recent months, we have noticed a number of consultants and consultancies have joined Flevy to sell their business documents.  These documents take the […]

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The Business Strategy that Makes Competition Irrelevant, Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy is growth strategy framework focused on the idea of creating an uncontested market space–i.e. a “blue ocean.” This framework is very innovative, as its principles challenge the conventional business strategy principles of fighting competitors head-on. The Blue Ocean Strategy framework evolved from a framework called Value Innovation developed by Gemini Consulting (now Capgemini […]

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The Economics of Consulting – Which Marketing Channels Work Best? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business Consulting Buzz recently surveyed 10,000 independent consultants, asking them how they market their consulting services.  Interesting, insightful questions include: Which marketing channels have made you the most money? What is your annual income? How much do you spend on marketing? What is the average value of a new project? What is the main reason […]

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Tips from a Consultant: Some Not-so-Obvious PowerPoint Shortcuts

Creating PowerPoint slides can be a very time consuming process.  When I first started working in consulting, some slides would take me several hours to create.  Hundreds of slides later, I can produce the same quality and complexity of slides in a matter of minutes. How do we become much more productive?  Partly, it’s just […]

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Free Document Download – Strategy Development Discussion Deck

For a limited time, Flevy is offering a FREE download of the Strategy Development Discussion Deck.  To download this document, just go here: https://flevy.com/share This is a discussion deck template for a corporate strategy development session. In this discussion, we go through a 2-prong approach to growth and evaluate the merits of various growth drivers. […]

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