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Slow down — business consulting firms can show you how to make better decisions by slowing the process for decision making

A bad business decision can go a long way toward alienating allies and making enemies. In recent news, Argentina’s seemingly hasty decision to attempt to reclaim the energy company YPF has tarnished its image as a business-friendly country. Good, effective decisions are logical, creative and defendable. Business consulting firms can help you slow down your … Continue reading Slow down — business consulting firms can show you how to make better decisions by slowing the process for decision making

Business Consulting Firms—Removing Barriers to Effective Communication

In the business world, a communication blunder can cost you customers, hurt your relationships with key suppliers and your employees. Citigroup, Inc. recently lost an important shareholder vote, and board chair Richard Parsons blamed poor communication for the company’s failure to secure shareholder approval. With the assistance of business consulting firms, companies can prevent communication … Continue reading Business Consulting Firms—Removing Barriers to Effective Communication

Crisis Management: How to Calmly Lead Your Team

BP, Tiger Woods, Chilean miners and Goldman Sachs have something in common—they’ve endured a crisis that made headlines. While your company may not be in the spotlight, it’s never too small to face a crisis that can affect your business results, your customer relationships and the effectiveness of your team. Whether you are facing an … Continue reading Crisis Management: How to Calmly Lead Your Team

How Business Consulting Firms Can Help You Build Your Company’s Vision

Ogilvy & Mather recently announced the vision for its software company SAP, demonstrating that a vision is vital to the lasting power of an organization. The secret to the greatest company visions ever dreamed are the business consulting firms that assisted in their development and implementation. Why a Vision Matters Having a clear company vision … Continue reading How Business Consulting Firms Can Help You Build Your Company’s Vision

The Many Benefits of Small Business Consulting

Leading a small business can be incredibly challenging, but there are tools in place to help you level the playing field. While no small business will ever truly have the full set of tools that large corporations have at their disposal, there are steps that any small business owner can take to set their venture … Continue reading The Many Benefits of Small Business Consulting

Popping the Question

A prospect recently asked me the grandaddy of all challenges: “How can you help us if you don’t know our business?” It’s a reasonable and frequent question and I answered it as I always do: I don’t presume to understand your business better than you do, but I have helped many companies struggling with similar … Continue reading Popping the Question