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  • Business Trends for the New Year - Consultants 2 Go
    Instagram Twitter and Pinterest are all accounts primarily used by businesses as marketing tools To manage all these accounts at once Hootsuite provides social media management that allows the user to manage and measure their media presence without spending much time In simple terms it allows the business manager to manage multiple channels all on one network 2 Create an App or App Integration The use of an app can simplify group projects and help team communication allowing better organization With the use of an app a business owner can delegate tasks and monitor progress without the need of constant check ins It allows seamless collaboration and provides a quicker method to implement strategy With the creation of an app a business can market its product to a larger audience and can directly resolve issues without going through a third party Although it will depend on the need for the app as a whole it will be a significant benefit 3 Education Although there is a lot that can be done to improve the efficiency of the business small business owners must constantly improve skill sets to stay ahead of the competitive curve Certification renewals and further study in accounting marketing and other business areas will help an owner make confident strategy decisions More education can also improve the professional network while developing new skill sets relevant to the business These are only a few of the tips that you can use to kick off your 2016 to a great start Feel free to add other quick and convenient tools to your portfolio to lighten your tasks as a small business owner app Domain education social media Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Leave a reply Cancel reply Your

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  • Advantages of Consulting - Consultants 2 Go
    Job Security Gone are the days of fearing that you might get fired or receive a poor performance appraisal As a consultant as long as you continue to effectively market your skills and deliver on projects you ll continue to have work Consulting allows you to reap your own rewards once you build a client base and achieve a steady income your future is in your hands Flexibility Consulting opportunities offer flexibility in your schedule to allow for caring for your family and or travel As a consultant you may even work seven days a week for a month then save enough to take the next month and travel In essence consulting allows you to achieve a greater work life balance Diversity Consulting allows you to diversify your work Diversity of work keeps you motivated and gives you exposure to different methods strategies and people You can also select assignments that are fun teaches a new skill set introduce you to a new industry or work at different fee levels If you re looking to get away from the monotony of a typical 9 5 job then consulting is an option worth exploring Consulting allows you to build your professional portfolio while also adding to your personal brand and skill set all while achieving a healthy work life balance balance consulting Economy jobs work life balance Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Leave a reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Prev Post Next Post Categories Analytics Corporate Economy Guest Blogger Health HR Marketing Newsletters Pharma Recruitment Sales Small Business Uncategorized Videos Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July

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  • The Big Impact of Small Business on Our Economy - Consultants 2 Go
    to establish themselves near their local community continuing to support economic prosperity Mapping the Future One of the major ways that small businesses contribute to local economies is by inducing innovation and growth They tend to harbor the entrepreneurial spirit by attracting individuals who invent new products or have ideas on how to improve pre existing products This can be seen within the computer and tech industries especially Many tech giants literally grew out of garages including Microsoft Giving Back Generally Americans view small businesses as positive influences on the community as well as the country When consumers choose to visit small businesses they are giving back to their local communities Successful local businesses support the community by paying taxes including local taxes These taxes in turn support schools and local government offices as well as police and fire departments Smaller businesses typically possess the ability to adapt to changing climates at a much quicker pace due to their high level of customer orientation In turn it is likely that customers will continue to support local businesses even during times of economic stress Because of this many small businesses are able to remain afloat during economic crises continuing to support local communities When we consider how many small businesses surround us in our communities it is incredible to think about the amount of time commitment and labor these individuals contribute to make their businesses thrive Small businesses are a huge part of what makes this country great and it s easy to see the immense impact that they can have on the community and so much more Be sure to show your support by paying a visit to your local small businesses communtiy Economy entrepreneur growth small business Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail

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  • What Future Market Conditions Mean For You - Consultants 2 Go
    in the fourth Save while your income is coming in that way should you be included in downsizing or layoffs you will be prepared for a period without income Advance Your Career Positions are opening up Maybe now is the time to make your next move Most people worry about just having a job but take the opportunity to advance Hire People Why not create a position that decreases your administrative work Creating new positions is a benefit to you and the economy Now you can focus on the work for which your company wants to utilize your thoughts and leadership Depending on the nature of the work hire an entry level person to assist you Some fields however will need an experienced administrative assistant to aid in the execution work Utilize Freelancers If the job forecast remains constant hire available temporary or freelance workers instead of creating a permanent position Your project might only require a few months of work to replace an employee on maternity or sick leave Your company s success and diligence contributes to the employment rate Your employed consultant or freelancer leads to confidence in increased employment while your company covers its absent resources The statistics above are all projections nothing is definite Not all industries are experiencing universal growth Importers for example may lose sales based on the stronger US dollar Remember to be conservative with your personal funds be on the lookout for jobs in your field even if you like your job and keep up with current events in order to maintain your professional and financial security Patrick Coughlin is a Marketing Analyst at Consultants 2 Go career development consultant Economic Forecast freelancer GDP Kiplinger s opportunities Save statistics US Dollar Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E

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  • Preparing for a Layoff - Consultants 2 Go
    While you are working squirrel away money if you can Small amounts here and there adds up Knowing this day will happen allows you to take charge of your finances well in advance Start to live as if you are already in layoff mode Put your family on alert that saving will become a part of your routine so that you will have emergency fund dollars if you receive a pink slip The traditional six months is now too small an amount since it is taking the average unemployed person six to twelve months to find new employment even in times of higher employment rates Streamline your life Keeping layoffs in mind plan your vacations or time off around a holiday or weekend so that you use the least amount of working days This habit will hold up when you move to a layoff status Taking smaller vacations allows you to maximize the enjoyment in the least amount Better yet plan staycations Also frequent discount outlets such as TJ Maxx Marshalls and Kohl s where you can get quality classic clothing for a fraction of the price Network The best time to meet new people is while you are still working You are able to attend networking events on behalf of your company Speaking engagements trade shows and client meetings are all opportunities to showcase and build your brand without the desperation of having to find a job You will not have the motive or pressure of being nice just to land an interview Upgrade your education If you ve ever wanted to take a class in a particular field of study do so while you are still working Your job might contribute to the course payment This will also show on your resume that you have continued to educate

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  • The Mindset to Build a Winning Resume - Consultants 2 Go
    and write your resume Your resume will be full of present tense verbs If you didn t already keep your resume up to date take some time before sitting down to write Anger The anger phase can last for years You are angry if your language is one of hurt and sounds like this After all I ve done for this company I cannot believe that they let me go I hope that project fails without me You should not go near a computer to write a resume Bargaining In the bargaining phase you simply want a job You ve tried everything and nothing is working so you create a resume that shows that you can do everything and an expert in nothing You are hoping one of the jobs you have will hit a chord with your interviewer Depression You cannot fathom even going near a computer to yet again update a resume that will not be noticed among the thousands that are submitted Why bother In this mindset your resume will reflect your attitude with common spelling and grammatical errors because you haven t taken the time to spellcheck or sentences are unfinished Acceptance You understand that there are budgetary reasons why you were let go or your salary is too high or you were the last person hired whatever It financially impacts you but you don t take it personally You can now start to look at being unemployed as an opportunity to try a new industry go back to school or post for another position within the same company Your resume will show results that are targeted to the specific job description You use keywords from the job description to ensure your resume has a high likelihood of being selected from among the applicants In what

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  • Conscious Capitalism - Consultants 2 Go
    because he looks for people with talent and a passion for teaming up with others to get the job done He pays his salespeople 50 100 percent higher than the average retail store because he appreciates the job that they do and they are the closest to the customer He is not a believer in commissioned sales because if people are paid at the right price point they will be happy and work hard Communication is Leadership Kip wants every employee to know everything so he practices transparency Every employee is expected to participate in consistent reliable effective and courteous communication with each other as well as with the customer Intuition Does Not Come to an Unprepared Mind You Need to Train Before It Happens SM Training is the key to a great organization Kip gives all full time employees almost 300 hours of training in their first year vs the retail industry s average of 8 hours Consistent training throughout their career keeps them at the top of their game Because they receive maximum training they each become experts on the customer and can easily speak to them and understand their needs Small business owners struggle every day with these tips because we are always looking to keep our costs down and payroll is usually a big portion of our costs We know there is merit to what Kip is saying but putting these tips into practice will be the test of whether or not we will be able to grow our businesses utilizing Conscious Capitalism communication Inc Business Council intuition Kip Tindell leadership Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Improve Company Culture May 4 2014 Landing Face Time with a Tough Client January 12 2014 Attracting Talent

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  • Leaning In To My Own Light - Consultants 2 Go
    overachiever mode I wanted more I was about to turn 40 and thought I wasn t getting any younger my younger son was going to full day Kindergarten so I thought it was the perfect time to go back to work in the city at an ad agency I landed a great job through a referral and was super excited to start my new role Five months into it I told my boyfriend who is now my husband that I needed to stick it out for two years at my level Five months in and I was miserable but I stuck it out for 2 years 3 months and 6 days I stayed that long because I couldn t admit that I wasn t cut out for it I wasn t being true to myself I read an article recently about Amy Poheler s book Yes Please and she says that your career can t always be that light inside you that drives you I can tell you that I was not in a situation that let the real me shine through and that was my own fault I learned so much in that role and worked on things I never thought I d work on i e one of the biggest media client wins in advertising history but the toll it was taking on me physically and emotionally were too great a price to pay What I learned about myself will stay with me forever and I am sharing the three top things with you I m not built to be away from my kids for 60 hours per week I had always kept in touch with Sandi and Peggy and I reached out asking to meet with them to discuss my potentially coming back to C2G Work hard contribute high I ve been back now for 6 months and I finally feel like I m back to being me I work hard contribute at a high level but I have balance in my life too The balance tips from day to day but it s there when I need it The environment at C2G is one where it s ok to tell Peggy or Sandi that you have to go to a school event in the middle of the day because they never make you feel like it s not ok Making a change is not impossible For anyone contemplating making that change please don t think it s impossible I am proof that you can nurture your career without killing yourself and your family as its sacrifice I am off the blood pressure medicine I had been on since 2000 because I can now have better perspective on what s truly stressful vs what isn t worth the increased heart rate I get regular exercise that was impossible as a single mom commuting to the city every day I eat dinner with my family most nights something that I grew up doing and was killing me not

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