Lessons Learned Consulting

5 Lessons Learned as a Consultant

Consulting is hard work, especially when you’re an independent consultant. Perseverance is vital for success with your business.

In my post Why Quitting Should Never Be An Option, I touched on a few obstacles one may face as a new consultant and business owner.

Whether it’s your first year or you’re just starting out, it never hurts to learn from the mistakes of other business owners and open up to advice.

Here are five tips for what I’ve learned to stay on course with growing my consulting business:

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Is Mixing Business With Personal Damaging Your Business

Is Mixing Business and Personal a Bad Practice?

Many people regularly interact on one or more social platforms. This interaction makes it very easy, or often tempting, to blur the line between business and personal comments.

For some, having one social account for both business and personal interaction may, at first, be OK. But in the long-run, is merging both personal and business content damaging or undermining the company’s reputation?

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Are you Sabotaging Your Business on Social Media

Are You Sabotaging Your Social Media Accounts?

Social media is a part of every industry today, and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Business owners recognize the benefit of social media marketing and capturing new leads because potential customers are all over Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and even LinkedIn.

There are currently over 1,500 billion accounts on Facebook alone and over 300 million accounts on Twitter. You are missing out on a huge market by not maintaining a visible and active presence on social media platforms.

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5 Best Personal Practices of a Business Owner

5 Personal Best Practices of a Business Owner

As a business owner, new or established, you’ve probably heard a lot of best practices for maintaining a successful business.

Be personable and approachable. Build trust with your staff and customers. Keep accurate sales, expenses and payroll records. Grow your regular customer base. Network, network, network.

We’ve heard at least one, if not all, of these phrased in one way or another.

But what about self-improvement tips for a business owner? Personal best practices don’t receive the same attention at networking conferences or even from our mentors.

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