Entrepreneurship

June 17, 2020 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

Reaching Agreement in Client-Consultant Relationships

These 13 questions will help you navigate difficulties and disagreements 

Clients and consultants sometimes encounter difficulties when they don’t share a common understanding of how to improve a situation. They may not have a clear handle on the goals. The client might have a better understanding of their business than …

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  • May 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

    Managing Risk in Your SME

    You’re never too small to be at risk

    Many people think that risk management is only relevant to major organizations with big budgets who run mega-projects or who work in a regulated or safety-critical industry sector. Those of us who own or manage a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) might …

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  • March 12, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    The State of the Gig Economy

    The changing gig landscape includes new regulations

    There are many reasons why people choose to work in the gig economy. In a 2018 study by Gianpiero Petriglieri, Susan Ashford, and Amy Wrzesniewski, the people interviewed valued the independence that came with being an independent contractor working gigs …

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  • February 19, 2020 | Knowledge | Amanda Finn

    4 Ways Freelancers Can Find New Work

    Smart strategies to find opportunities, outside of gig sites

    The toughest part of freelancing is, arguably, finding new work. When it comes to paying the bills, freelancers know the hustle life better than most, but gig sites aren’t always the answer. Especially now that places like Upwork cost freelancers money without …

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  • February 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    Building Effective Client-Consultant Relationships

    these 14 questions will help you assess the strength of the relationship

    Developing a partnership with your client—one built on mutual trust and understanding—is essential for establishing a long-term working relationship. If you aren’t trusted, your advice won’t be trusted. If you don’t understand the client as a person, you won’t know …

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  • January 8, 2020 | Knowledge | Amanda Finn

    4 Tips for finding Freelance Work on Gig Sites

    Advice from gig sites on landing opportunities

    When it comes to applying for jobs on Upwork or similar gig sites, sometimes it feels like throwing your resume into the wind. Is anyone even going to see it? What makes me different from the other 1000+ freelancers who …

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  • December 11, 2019 | Knowledge | Amanda Finn

    4 Ways to Best Utilize Time in a Slow Season

    Take advantage of that extra time to build up or maintain your business

    Whether the slow season in your business is the holidays or mid-year, there is often a slow season in every business sector. Days that aren’t full of meetings, projects, and other time-sensitive work can be the perfect time to get things …

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  • November 18, 2019 | Interviews

    Sarah Kessler on the Gig Economy’s Pitfalls and Complexities

    Gig work offers flexibility, but the bigger story might be what it’s missing

    There was a time not so long ago when gig work was seen as a panacea for the various perceived faults of the old-fashioned world of work. Where the traditional job was weighed down by a long, rigid work week, …

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  • November 7, 2019 | Knowledge | Amanda Finn

    8 Reasons Why Creativity Will Boost Your Gig Work

    Being creative can help you get and keep gig opportunities

    In a gig economy it can feel impossible to differentiate yourself from your gig competitors when pitching for a job. Whether it’s a mundane task you’ve done a thousand times or something you’re trying for the very first time, gig …

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  • October 3, 2019 | Insights | Dr. David Hillson

    Capturing Opportunities – Are You Ready?

    How to optimize success for your projects and business

    A few months ago, my wife and I were on a sunrise game drive in South Africa. None of the animals seemed to be awake yet, and all was quiet. I sat on the edge of the vehicle, my camera …

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  • August 21, 2019 | Insights | Denise Gifford

    Independent Consulting: Is the Gig Economy for you?

    6 questions would-be solopreneurs must ask themselves

    Recent business trends have made it possible to start independent work more easily, and with more possibilities, than ever before. There is strong support in the business world for hiring expertise on an as-needed basis, and as a result, the …

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  • July 10, 2019 | Interviews

    Ellen Ruppel Shell on Jobs and Work in the Twenty-First Century

    A deep dive into the future of work with The Atlantic correspondent Ellen Ruppel Shell

    We’ve all been hearing a lot lately about the economy: unemployment is near a record low, the stock market is at a record high, and job creation numbers have been relatively steady. Yet behind these reassuring numbers lurks a troubling …

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