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Developing a Personal Code of Ethics for Consulting

Ethics are important for anyone in business. They're particularly important to consultants because of the high level of trust that organizations grant them and because of the access that many consultants [more…]

Billing for Your Consulting Services

How you bill your clients for your consulting work depends on your consulting contract or, in the absence of a written contract, any other agreements you may have made regarding billing and payment. If [more…]

Seeking Financial Foundation for Your Restaurant

Most people can't completely fund their own restaurants, so they need to look for outside investors. Investors can include partners (both silent and not-so-silent), people looking for a new investment, [more…]

Sorting Out Business Legal Structures

Business type and tax preparation and reporting go hand in hand. If you work as a bookkeeper for a small business, you need to know the business's legal structure before you can proceed with reporting [more…]

Problem-Solving for Consultants

In consulting, problem-solving is really where the rubber meets the road. While problem-solving, you review the data that you sliced, diced, and otherwise processed to develop a set of solutions, one or [more…]

Ethical Land Mines for Consultants

Consultants face ethical dilemmas every day of the week, and as a consultant, you may be tempted to stray to the wrong side of that ethical line. But remember that you have a choice: You can do business [more…]

How to Identify Your Target Market

Identify your business's target market so that you can best serve and advertise directly to your real customers. To identify your target market, you first need to answer these questions: [more…]

Direct-Selling Businesses

A business based on direct selling, well, sells consumer product or services in a face-to-face manner. Direct-selling businesses have taken the world by storm. [more…]

High-Tech and High-Touch Ways to Earn Your Living from Home

Whether you like working with the latest technology or you prefer working with people, you’re sure to find a home business opportunity that meets all your wants and needs. If you want to start a business [more…]

How to Avoid Work-at-Home Scams

Many companies hire home-based employees to sell goods or provide services for them. Although the vast majority of work-at-home opportunities are legitimate, plenty of them aren’t. For every opportunity [more…]

Critical Issues in Need of Social Entrepreneurial Action

If you feel like you need to do something to make the world a better place, but you aren’t sure what that should be, consider the following four areas. Each of these is a critical issue currently boiling [more…]

Translating Your Entrepreneurial Ideas and Passion to a Social Enterprise

You have the drive, you have the compassion to help the world — so how do you turn that energy into a successful for-profit or nonprofit enterprise? Here are five steps for transforming your vision into [more…]

Secrets to Becoming a Successful Social Entrepreneur

Each successful social entrepreneur is unique, and they all travel their own particular paths to success. However, research has uncovered many traits shared by most if not all of them. Cultivate these [more…]

Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You want to make a difference in the world, but you don't know where to start or feel overwhelmed by the amount of work to be done. Here you find a list of ideas for social enterprises — problems needing [more…]

Ten Secrets to Consulting Success

Many different ways exist to become a more efficient consultant, however, some are better than others. Incorporating the following methods into the way you do business will keep you way ahead of the consulting [more…]

Building Your Consulting Business with Current Clients

While you’re throwing money and time at marketing your consulting business don’t forget your current clients. They’re your best source for new consulting business because they know you and your quality [more…]

How to Build an Effective Consulting Web Site

When putting together a first-class Web site for your consulting business, your goal is to create a professional image, make the site easy to navigate and enhance client contact. Try these Web site building [more…]

How to Form Strong Relationships with Your Consulting Clients

As a consultant, the relationships you build with your clients are key to your success and they should be built on the strongest foundation of respect and honesty. Maintain the highest code of ethics and [more…]

Consulting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’ve decided to become a consultant, stay ahead of the competition using tested techniques. A professional Web site and a commitment to your clients will increase your chances of referrals and add [more…]

Network Marketing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re thinking about joining a network marketing company, ask some key questions to find the out if the company meets your standards and fulfills your expectations, and look for sure signs the network [more…]

Promote Yourself as a Freelancer or Consultant

One of the five common business models that most successful mom bloggers use to earn their revenue is promoting themselves as a freelancer or consultant. If you are a freelancer or consultant, then using [more…]

Promote Your Dog Photography Business Locally and Cheaply

Chances are you have a dog of your, and you’ve started a dog photography business, so why not put Sasquatch to work as well? Take him for an outing to your favorite dog park and let [more…]

Create a Business Plan and Set Goals for Your Dog Photography Business

If, after doing a bit of due diligence, you determine that the conditions are ripe to set up shop and photograph dogs for a living, your first major assignment is to create a business plan, which is basically [more…]

Legal Matters for Your Dog Photography Business

In order to be a legal and legit business, you need to file all kinds of paperwork and go through a few other steps. This isn’t necessarily the most fun part of starting the biz, but it’s the most necessary [more…]

Originality, Integrity, and Collegiality in Your Dog Photography Business

Pet photographers of all sorts are popping up like crazy. It’s a fast-growing industry, so chances are, you’re not the first one in your area to start this type of business. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t [more…]

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