Entrepreneurship

November 23, 2020 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

Building Project Management Experience in a Down Market      

How to find opportunity when the job market is unpredictable   

This is a down market. Jobs are hard to come by, competition is fierce, and even while some jobs are opening up again, there are far fewer than before the slump. So how do you keep your focus and build …

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  • November 8, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Are Gig Workers Employees or Contractors?

    our models of employment don’t work like they used to

    In the decades before the gig worker boom, labor law concerned itself almost exclusively with people working either as employees or independent contractors. Those categories define how workers are regulated, taxed, what protections apply to them and the products of …

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  • October 21, 2020 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    14 Questions Consultants Ask to Improve Client Relations

    It’s all about communication

    Consultants work with their clients to provide advice and support. Whether it’s just a short-term project or a consulting engagement lasting over many years, the best consultants know how to add value to the client relationship. They understand that the …

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  • August 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    13 Strategies Consultants Use to Guide Change

    Change can be difficult. Here are ways to make it happen.   

    One of the challenges of being a consultant is helping your client make needed or desired changes. Consultants can identify the required change, but they don’t have direct control over its implementation. They need to work with their clients as …

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  • 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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