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Strategy: Meet Monkey Wrench

Humans. We’re always getting in the way of our own success.  Even after defining your unique and successful strategy, human variables frequently enter into the equation and can derail strategy in three major circumstances: 1) When you compete to be “the best.” Competing to be the best is not nearly as effective as aiming to … Continue reading Strategy: Meet Monkey Wrench

Building a Marketing Strategy that Works with the Help of Small Business Consulting Services

Is there ever a time when a company doesn’t benefit from the help of small business consulting services? The short answer—no. Social media giant Facebook recently provided a great example of how businesses of any size benefit from ongoing assistance when it comes to strategy. Despite its historic success, Facebook was not doing so great … Continue reading Building a Marketing Strategy that Works with the Help of Small Business Consulting Services

Business Consulting Firms Help Companies Learn the Benefits of Delegation

Business consulting firms often work with clients who feel overworked and stressed because they feel the need to take on a multitude of responsibilities alone. Delegating, the act of giving up control and allowing someone else to take the reins, is tough for some managers. An example of delegation occurred at the end of September … Continue reading Business Consulting Firms Help Companies Learn the Benefits of Delegation

A Small Business Consulting Firm Can Teach New Managers Essential Skills

Any small business consulting firm will tell you that a company is only as strong as its leaders. A recent story in the Standard-Examiner reports that an audit revealed that the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) is in big financial trouble due to poor management and a lack of planning. Poor oversight of the … Continue reading A Small Business Consulting Firm Can Teach New Managers Essential Skills

Small Business Consulting Firm’s Expert Offers Advice in the ‘Philadelphia Business Journal’

Markios Consulting’s very own Rip Tilden offered his small business consulting expertise to the business world as a guest columnist for the Philadelphia Business Journal. In his article, “The Elephant in the Room,” Tilden offers a no-nonsense approach to tackling your hardest business challenges, particularly management or leadership issues, in the face of any economic … Continue reading Small Business Consulting Firm’s Expert Offers Advice in the ‘Philadelphia Business Journal’

Learn to Ask Effective Questions and Be a Better Communicator with the Help of Business Consulting Firms

One of the most powerful tools in a leader’s communication toolbox is the question. The effective use of questions is essential to communication. According to business consulting firms, when worded poorly, questions can be confusing and may not result in the answers you seek. Take Maryland voting ballots, for example. According to local news station ABC2News, the … Continue reading Learn to Ask Effective Questions and Be a Better Communicator with the Help of Business Consulting Firms