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  1. ProducerSonal Bhadane

    Sonal Bhadane

    Is your smartness holding you back from progressing in your own company? 5 signs to look out for.
    Is your smartness holding you back from progressing in your own company? 5 signs to look out for.When the company hires you for your skills rather then experience, it is likely that you will be stuck in that position for a while.Oh, and just for your info, if you are of female gender then know that a study done by Mckinsey and company shows...
  2. ProducerDara Lin

    Dara Lin

    Label Vs Quality: The More-Effective-B2B-Lead-Generation Argument
    Label Vs Quality: The More-Effective-B2B-Lead-Generation ArgumentWhich do you think is a more effective strategy in generating B2B leads—making a good name in the industry or making the best products and services? While you might think that both are just as important for ensuring the radical growth of your...
  3. Andreas Laspadakis
    Thinking about social media and employees engagement at a corporate level.
    Andreas Laspadakis
    What about Social Media Engagement at a Corporate Level?
    www.linkedin.com The social media world is here ! A beautiful, interesting and growing world with lots of interactions, engagement and interesting content to...
  4. ProducerDonald Retreage

    Donald Retreage

    How Small Businesses Can Overcome Big Problems P1
    How Small Businesses Can Overcome Big Problems P1There are some large challenges experienced by small to medium sized business that should be minimized. The best way to do this is to focus on the best business practices that will prevent the obstacles from growing and scaling.Some of these common...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/01/2017 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Good advice @Donald Retreage..There is a business hive managed by @Phil Friedman, @Randy Keho and a couple others...Posting there will be great. Only the author can share there.
    As someone who has started a business, we tend not to exploit social media as much as we should... Thanks 😉
  5. ProducerAndreas Laspadakis
    The Greatest Energy Source
    The Greatest Energy SourceOne of my last posts, talking about the greatest energy source within organisations. The greatest energy source we’ve got in organizations is the combined effort, focus, goodwill, action and collaboration of all the people involved in.The more is...
  6. ProducerAnna Slyu

    Anna Slyu

    Why Free Consultations Don’t Attract New Clients
    Why Free Consultations Don’t Attract New ClientsThis article was originally published in Small Biz Club blog.  A complimentary half-an-hour or one-hour consultation is a marketing tool that many service providers implemented as part of their customer acquisition strategy long ago. While...
  7. ProducerDara Lin

    Dara Lin

    The Best Practices for B2B Business Calling for Consulting Businesses
    The Best Practices for B2B Business Calling for Consulting Businesses“What’s wrong with calling prospects and offering them solutions and options that would improve and benefit their business? “ Such rhetorical question connotes truth on some businesses that have become and remained pessimistic towards B2B...


    Kevin Baker
    09/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    When I was brokering in what became known as wheelestate. I cold called 100 apartments every morning. Tone and intention being the forefront brought results.
  8. Dara Lin

    Dara Lin

    If consultants are subject matter experts in their field who give professional advice, did they have to seek advice from others to start their business?
    Dara Lin
    Marketing Starter Kit for your Consulting Business in Singapore
    www.callbox.com.sg If consultants are subject matter experts in their field who give professional advice, did they have to seek advice from others to start their...


    Katrina Chua
    16/12/2016 #1 Katrina Chua
    By the sound of it, Consulting may be the easiest business to start with. You see, in this information and technology age, anyone can be a consultant. Come up with an effective strategy in starting up your Consulting Business with this killer marketing starter kit.
  9. Producerpaul wayne

    paul wayne

    How to Make the Most of Your Business
    How to Make the Most of Your Business The days of in-person networking are quickly being overpowered by connecting on the internet. In the past five years, connecting on social networking sites has rocketed from a niche activity into a phenomenon that engages tens of millions of...
  10. Judy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    Looking to grow your consulting business? Here are ways on how you find new leads & clients. #consultingservices #businessstrategy
    Judy Caroll
    6 Brilliant Ways in Finding New Clients for your Consulting Services
    goo.gl A consulting business sounds good, classy even. But few ever make it big time. The reason? A lack of a consistent and effective approach to...
  11. ProducerCharlene Burke

    Charlene Burke

    5 Reasons Why a Mastermind Group Might Be Right For You
    5 Reasons Why a Mastermind Group Might Be Right For YouNapoleon Hill wrote about the mastermind group principle as: “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”The mastermind groups that I facilitate are designed to help...
  12. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    Understanding (Ability to Learn)
    Understanding (Ability to Learn)Article from Freedom To succeed in Business is all about one’s Mindset.  One’s Mindset will mold their heart, which will create their words, making their actions, thus ending in their Results.  When someone does not like what their results...


    debasish majumder
    30/11/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Preston Vander Ven! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  13. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?
    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?Undoubtedly the matter of how we make a living now is quite different compared to even a decade ago. Consider this also: intelligent machines may well prompt a 30% loss of current jobs over the next twenty years. Is this a bad thing? Only, if you...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    26/11/2016 #14 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    WOW, @Ron Goddard, great post of the day by another outstanding Bee!! I agree 100% with your 10 attributes & please do more honey here. Best regards, BillStankiewicz@SavannahSupplyChain.com, 1-404-750-3200, Bill Stankiewicz.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    26/11/2016 #13 Deb🐝 Lange
    #2 I agree with your 10 attributes - Creativity, Social Intelligence and Global Knowledge were identified by IBM as the 3 top 3 capabilities by 2020. These are different capabilities that require being with uncertainty, not knowing, seeing new patterns emerging in complexity. The old style Consultant, had known knowledge they shared with someone who didn't have access to that knowledge. The new Consultant is a co-creator and a collaborative problem solver who works with the present state and what emerges.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #9 Irene, I agree, as well, that we are in the midst of a growing transition away from the historical model of long-term, full-time employment toward one of limited-term contractual employment. However, I think it a mistake to conflate the situation in respect of upper-level execs cast out of FT employment with that of middle and lower level people joining the ranks of unemployed. Highly paid top level execs often have the option of joining the ranks of business owners and entrepreneurs (not the same thing, BTW) whereas middle and lower level people will be seeking to reinvent themselves as consultants and contract workers. I submit that it is important to recognize and understand the differences and nuances. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/tips-for-successful-consulting ) Thank you, Irene for expanding this important conversation. And thank you, Ron for initiating the discussion. Cheers!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    24/11/2016 #11 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Very nice perspective in an ever changing world @Ron Goddard
    Brian McKenzie
    24/11/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    As long as people continue to kill each other - I will have a job. I see no danger of peace breaking out.
    debasish majumder
    24/11/2016 #8 debasish majumder
    Great share @Ron Goddard! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    You touch on an important topic here, and in so doing will hopefully encourage further conversation. I am somewhat confused to your reference to now as 2015. Perhaps a typo? And I do not see how the "FTEs" of whom you speak are going to transition to being instantiatins of your recommended model, which really amounts to being entrepreneurs with top executive authority and responsibility, including the provision of what you call "angel investment".

    I personally believe that the major transition will be from FTE to limited term contract employee -- which is not the same as being a consultant. Thank you for opening an important conversation. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ron Goddard. I appreciate the timely focus of your buzz, the information you provide and the strategies you offer.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great precepts for a fantastic change!
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/11/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    I would say that the biggest change that has happened over the last fifty years is information float. From days or even months, information is now nearly instantaneous. This will pressure your "5th should". I would think that any leader seeking coaching, consulting or input from an outside source is probably wrestling with information overload. Your points give focus to an otherwise difficult process. I would say though that these points would work internally as leaders work through change management in their own organizations. Great insights, @Ron Goddard.
    Melinda Brain
    24/11/2016 #2 Melinda Brain
    I also believe that the Organisational Psychologist will become more in demand (think toxic cultures) and also highly qualified consultants will become important. I think there's plenty of charlatans out there, all talk and no action. By the way, great post
    Paul Burge
    24/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing this @Ron Goddard. A really interesting read and a great 10-point plan!
  14. Dave Bookbinder

    Dave Bookbinder

    Dave Bookbinder
    What Is My Business Worth?
    www.linkedin.com That's one I get a lot... "Give me a rough idea - back of the envelope."   And as an old mentor of mine known as 'Dr. Value' would say:  "It Depends." Most people don't wake up one morning and...
  15. ProducerJim Moodie

    Jim Moodie

    How the focus on inclusion creates division
    How the focus on inclusion creates divisionI wrote this as a general piece; however, the concept is easily applied to business elements from staff to clients. Humans have a basic need to belong to groups…. from family to communities to countries, we all seek to be part of a group. So...
  16. Judy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    When there’s a serious problem within the organization, and worse, nobody from the organic staff can seem to solve it. Who do you call?

    A consultant.

    Well, here are the non-negotiables when choosing the right one for you:

    - Value
    - Specific Traits
    - Recent accomplishments
    - References

    Judy Caroll
    Looking for a Consultant? Here’s the Ultimate Checklist
    goo.gl When there’s a serious problem within the organization, and worse, nobody from the organic staff can seem to solve it. Who do you call? A...
  17. Gabriel Gheorghiu
    Comprehensive list of #ERP resources: #socialmedia lists, hashtags, websites, online communities, and influencers http://bit.ly/2eFl6QpGabriel Gheorghiu
  18. Ameer Ahmad

    Ameer Ahmad

    We contact and qualify each prospect before we deliver them to you as warm financial leads. Talk to our Marketing Consultant Call us +60 3.2772.7370 for more info. Visit the link : https://goo.gl/grWvng Ameer Ahmad
  19. Ameer Ahmad

    Ameer Ahmad

    Our earlier treat for you! Visit and subscribe to our newsletter to get "New and Improved Ultimate Lead Generation Kit to Jump-start your Business",for FREE!
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    Ameer Ahmad
    The Savvy Marketer - Singapore B2B Lead Generation Company
    www.callbox.com.sg The Savvy Marketer - Singapore B2B Lead Generation...
  20. Ameer Ahmad

    Ameer Ahmad

    Some wannabes survive the tough competition by possessing characteristics that make them become popular. Here's how to become an instant Marketing Superstar.
    Ameer Ahmad
    From a Wanna Be, How can you be the Marketing Superstar in Asia
    www.callbox.com.my Some wannabes survive the tough competition by possessing characteristics that make them become popular.Here's how to become an instant Marketing...
  21. shane kluiter

    shane kluiter

    shane kluiter
    The Advantages of Cloud Based Accounting
    www.smb-squared.com The world of accounting has kept up with the times. From ledgers to spreadsheets. From spreadsheets to desktop software and ERP systems. Now in 2016 Cloud based accounting in a SAAS (Software As A...
  22. Ameer Ahmad

    Ameer Ahmad

    It’s time for you to change your old habits. Start cleaning your list and stop wasting money and resources on your old dirty marketing list. Practice data cleansing because having an accurate data is more effective for all your sales and marketing efforts.
    Ameer Ahmad
    Are you Wasting Resources on Dirty Marketing List?
    www.callbox.com.my Let’s talk dirty! And find out if you are wasting resources on your dirty marketing...
  23. ProducerRebecca Liston

    Rebecca Liston

    If I Could Wave My Magic Wand
    If I Could Wave My Magic WandI always like to draw inspiration for my articles from what’s happening around me.(No, don’t worry…not going to draw ANYTHING from the U.S. election madness!)And what’s around me today? Signs of Witchery, Wizardry, and other Delightful Magic.It’s...


    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    18/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Inspiring post, @Rebecca Liston!

    Some of your magic that best resonates with me:
    "putting it into the context of something Magical means you can release the guilt or fear or worry that might otherwise accompany that desire."
    “If I could wave my magic wand, what is it that I would like to see changed in this world as a result of my work?”

    My cocktail-party question: "What makes you happy during the day?!" ;)

    I've been dwelling on something my life coach asked: 'When are those moments you feel totally inspired, passionate and really excited?!'

    LOVE your passion AND feelin' the Magic... (ah yeah, I signed up for your newsletter ;)
  24. Ameer Ahmad

    Ameer Ahmad

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  25. ProducerJim Moodie

    Jim Moodie

    The Great [Human] Depression
    The Great [Human] DepressionWith World Mental Health Day there have been a string of articles on mental depression and its impact. Most of these articles focus on what can be done to “treat” depression, but ignore the underlying question of “why is depression on the...


    Harvey Lloyd
    12/10/2016 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    #8 I have enjoyed our dialogue on this subject. I do agree that accountability is always difficult to watch exacted on anyone. The C-Suite is full of folks who signed on to be the leader. With this came rewards matching the responsibility they have been charged with. I see a large corporation as providing jobs, and security for lots of people. When the C-Suite bets these jobs for personal gain or to satisfy some financial need then they should be held accountable.

    I hold myself accountable to my employees. They work hard to meet the needs of the business and i need to lead well. My responsibility is not just to my own financial success, but includes their success.

    Justice with mercy is all that we have to hold folks accountable @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. When CEO's decide to ignore bad habits because they are profitable or initiate bad policy then they are taking a risk. Hiding behind the corporate veil is not acceptable. The cycle of influence going on in Washington with Wall Street is a major issue. But this influence is being perpetrated by our congress, Presidents and the C-Suite executives. Not corporations and DC. I wish we had a way to hold folks accountable without destroying their lives. I would guess that many folks took bets on choices to advance their families. I compare this to those that take the house payment and bet it at the track. Our young people today are watching a society that allows us to hide from our values behind corporations, political parties and other non human entities. Its time we showed these young people that honor in action is a worthy goal by calling these folks from behind the shield.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/10/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 Ranting is useful when it comes to expressing emotion. Especially when it helps others to see things in a new way. I don't participate in the news, so I cannot add anything to what specifically happened in this case, but I do worry about how to apply accountability. Could it ever be possible to discover person-zero - the person who initially caught the virus or in this case began unethical business processes? Many good people undoubtedly had to decide to do objectionable things to keep roofs over their heads and food in their kids mouths. I could never, ever feel comfortable knowing exactly what I would do at any given moment in my life depending on the surrounding circumstances. Much of the edifice of Hollywood is built around giving humanity a chance to role-play through "Sophie's Choices"

    I find judging after the fact to be something I can't participate it. What I can do is point out the fundamental flaw - the absence of a "do no harm" clause built into the foundation of incorporation. If you want a chance to reap untold fortunes you SHOULD be held to a standard of ethical conduct, insofar as humanity, nature, and our planet are sacrosanct and each action taken for profit should be evaluated for potential harm alongside, if not before a duty to shareholders. It is a simple check and balance that won't solve every situation but having it as an active criteria - not completely absent as it is now - will help shape our futures for the better.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/10/2016 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I agree with your statements. But it's an apples oranges discussion. No corporation exists that humans do not run. C-Suite, Advisors, Investors are all humans. Each has their responsibility to be human and a good citizen. So my discussion was to point out that Corporation bashing serves no purpose. We are bashing an entity not the people who run the corporations. Real names real people who make decisions. We have a human problem not a corporation problem. Corporations and the media want us all to think that the FEIN number is a bad thing, get mad at it, write about it, but leave the people alone. Corporations are having huge regulation heaped on them that stifle growth, all because a human in the past made his or her money and stuck the employees with the regulations. Regulating corporations only hurts employees. Regulating bad acts of people keeps the government where it is suppose to be, within the judicial branch.

    The corporation bashing is a shell game that lobbyists and government use to appear concerned about middle America while still collecting the money.

    Someone at Wells Fargo needs to go to jail for the acts of invasion of privacy, falsified records and credit rating tampering. Each of the C-Suite individuals should be called before a judge and stripped of their perspective bonuses for the years that this fraud was perpetrated. Wells Fargo, Inc. didnt do this. The people running it did. Wells fargo is a stage coach with pretty ponies on it. How can i be mad at that? Sorry for the rant.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/10/2016 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Corporations are the gun and they are organizations that are expressly built to ensure that gun making occurs - hence an incredible conflict of interest. @Harvey Lloyd there is truth that media defines a corporation, but they are far more than tax and risk shelters. They are inorganic beings that direct people to keep them viable at all costs, even when decisions are patently anti-human and even directly against the welfare of people within the corporation and often very puzzlingly against their very customers. The owning of seed and the business practices of Monsanto in this area are catastrophic on many levels, and they are waging war against anyone speaking up as to the harm of their practices.

    Corporate hegemony is an extremely false, unsustainable, and harmful game. Right now, they have to show profit increases every 90 days, quarter after quarter and this pressure - that could rather easily be removed - is causing a tension that will not abate until we realize that having fiduciary responsibility for an organization is not license to set aside moral and ethical responsibilities to real, live human beings.

    Why should corporations not be built to allow that they might not always increase revenue in the short term - but that building a better product, or investing in a long term solutions, or keeping people employed might be better markers of truly viable, sustainable companies.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/10/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    #4 I liked the gun reference and think it represents the symbiotic relationships we have with "corporations". I dislike the adjectives of "wall street" "main street" and others that group non entities into something we can like or dislike. These adjectives describe where our families work and grow their children. Real people with real ambitions. Corporations as we see them is defined by the media, when in reality they are tax and risk shelters. They are merely companies who produce something of value and hirer my children and grandchildren. Media has performed a good job at separating the employee from the employer in utilizing these methods. I remember the 60/70's there was a group of people that fell under adjectives that we could dislike the group but like the individual.

    We are afraid to speak truth to our youth. Not to inhibit them but rather to guide. We are comfortable in allowing the world to educate our children. Our values and systems of family seem to be on the altar of success. You are correct, along the road to market we have encountered something that changes us from where we came from. I believe this to be our values. Values require that we consider others in our choices. But values also require a measure of faith. We have to believe that if we didn't get the raise, promotion or credit...that it will come. Or we can sacrifice the values to have it now.

    Thanks for your follow up comments and, this dialogue needs to continue across many spectrums of media, @Jim Moodie.
    Jim Moodie
    11/10/2016 #4 Jim Moodie
    #3 Harvey I think a couple of things are at work.

    First as you mentioned many of yesterday's employees are today's corporate leaders so we need to ask what in there past (personal and employment) taught them how to behave as they do? Where did they learn the "dog eat dog" lesson or is it they never were taught the price of that lesson?

    Second is the media. Youth learns from experience and example, a quick look at the content changes over the past 20 years may hold some answers. Many of today's shows, movies and music focus on "getting the other guy" or "advancing at all costs". Decades ago the underdog would rise up to win by gaining friends through their actions, today they win be being sneakier than those around them.

    Last, I think the messages we send out about "you can do anything you want if you try hard enough" adds to the problem by creating false expectations. There are limits to everything, a blind person couldn't be a field medic for example, but we don't teach people to accept the limits... we teach them to fight and push the limits. In many cases this leads to a full or partial failure to succeed at doing what they were taught they should. Many of these cases are what justify the job hoping since obviously the company is "holding them back".

    So while not strictly the act of corporations, if society pulls the trigger... the corporations are the gun.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/10/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    The world is getting depressed @Jim Moodie. I agree that "corporations" could become leaders in better understanding the society of customers that are also their employees. I find it odd though that when we look at our younger generations and how they are being advised to change jobs and find new and exciting experiences. I don't believe we got here strictly by acts of corporations, i believe employees have had some inputs. The chicken or the egg discussion may apply. One of the odd discussions that i would see as effective, the corporate leaders of today were the employees of yesterday, what happened?
    Jim Moodie
    10/10/2016 #2 Jim Moodie
    #1 Yes Deb, somewhere along the way the "human" side of business was pushed aside for the financial side... we need to return where our actions are driven by helping those around us, and ourselves by extension, grow and succeed rather than being driven by the "how much can I get out of it at any cost" mentality.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Business has a responsibility to their shareholders but first and foremost should have a responsibility to society if for no other reason than society consists of their clients! "

    I find this to be an extremely important element that is truly missing from the discussion, @Jim Moodie. Why is depression happening so widely? It is because we have built a society that functions on money and it is very hard to live a life of integrity if you do not have the minimum amount necessary to provide for basic needs. Then furthermore, we are now raised to see a great deal of self-worth in careers, rather than in how we treat our fellow travelers.

    We worry a lot about AI and machines ruling humanity, but why don't we speak up against corporations who have been devaluing human worth for quite some time? It is time to really open our eyes and call for oversight that corporations need to be held to a "do no harm" statute in their pursuit of profits.
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