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Hive on beBee to learn how to start your own business. Here is where internal and external consultants, and also enterpreneurs are together sharing advices related with business starting from the experience.
  1. ProducerSteven Marshall

    Steven Marshall

    Could You Win the Healthcare Lottery?
    Could You Win the Healthcare Lottery?Editor's Note: My old college friend, Bud Hendershot, wrote the following and sent it to his local newspaper in Florida as a guest editorial. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at...
  2. ProducerSophie Consultorama
    A few tips for effective phone calls
    A few tips for effective phone callsYou place dozens of phone calls every day.  Nothing more ordinary at first sight but you'd better follow some simple guidelines to ensure you do it 'the professional way'. Click here to download the presentationStep 1: get prepared ...
  3. ProducerRebecca Liston

    Rebecca Liston

    Could Business Actually Be FUN?!?
    Could Business Actually Be FUN?!?Let’s play a bit today.The sun is shining here and it’s crazy-warm as I am writing to you today (outside, that is…inside they cranked the AC and I am wrapped in a blanket and wearing wool socks!) so that’s got me thinking…SUMMER.And when I think of...
  4. ProducerNatalia Hernández
    El Liderazgo como una Macro Competencia /Leadership as a macro-competence
    El Liderazgo como una Macro Competencia /Leadership as a macro-competenceMe causa un poco de gracia cuando leo en Descripciones de Puesto o vacantes de trabajo publicadas en bolsas que se requiere "Liderazgo"...Propongo que el Liderazgo no es una habilidad sino una MACRO habilidad o MACRO competencia ya que se constituye...
  5. Hilton Barbour

    Hilton Barbour

    Are Marketing and HR on a collison course? As employee engagement becomes critical for brands to differentiate, the desire for Marketing to take on more accountability will inevitably rise.
    Hilton Barbour
    HR versus Marketing - The Next C-Suite Confrontation
    www.linkedin.com This post originally appeared on Branding Strategy Insider As business has become more complex and more digitally-driven, the traditional roles...
  6. ProducerNatalia Hernández
    ¿Mentalidad de desarrollo o de habilidades limitadas?
    ¿Mentalidad de desarrollo o de habilidades limitadas?En días pasados comencé a leer el libro “Mindset – Changing the way you think to fulfill your potential” por la Dra. Carol S. Dweck, de hecho lo estoy escuchando en la aplicación Audible de Amazon (audible.com) y estoy fascinada.  Voy por el 13% de...
  7. ProducerNatalia Hernández
    Liderazgo y "lo sencillo"...
    Liderazgo y "lo sencillo"...El Liderazgo es un tema siempre fresco, siempre relevante porque el liderazgo siempre será necesario en la sociedad, aunque exista Inteligencia Artificial y reemplace los puestos de trabajo de mucha gente…  No puede reemplazarlos todos…El centro de...
  8. Andrew Ledford

    Andrew Ledford

    Building a Door-To-Door Canvassing Team Article – Are you thinking about doing door to door sales or marketing?
    Canvassing is a form of engagement marketing, this article will help those looking for door to door canvassing information as well as implementing a canvassing program.
    By studying the lessons of political canvassing we can develop better insight into door to door canvassing for business and sales.
    Andrew Ledford
    Building a Door-To-Door Canvassing Team - New Media Mingle
    newmediamingle.com Canvassing is a form of engagement marketing, this article will help those looking for door to door canvassing information and managing a...
  9. ProducerLori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    "Pick Your Brain" Can Pick Your Pockets
    "Pick Your Brain" Can Pick Your PocketsIn a great article written last year in Forbes— Here's What To Say When Someone Asks To 'Pick Your Brain' About Social Media Over Coffee — social media pro, Natalie Zfat, says that when it comes to business, social media is no longer an...


    Jerry Fletcher
    12/05/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Lori, I look at it a little differently. If someone asks to "pick my brain" I agree to meet over lunch or coffee at their choice. I view the meeting as a way to quickly sort out whether they are a potential client or not. If they are, I have a chance to gather solid information for a value based proposal. If not, I know I can give them strategic advice and that in most cases they will not be able to implement it.

    Not long ago I met with a young man who had found me via my web site. His business was just moved into town and he had three months in savings to get it working after three months of no new business. I told him changes he could make in his website and suggested several potential Strategic Partners. But the most cogent advice I gave him was never to jump into a business without having at least 6 months of funds in the "Grouch Bag" to keep his family fed and under roof. He called me a week later. He had reworked his website and contacted two potential strategic partners and found a part-time job.

    He got a lot for a cup of coffee. But I'll get even more when I use him for a reference and put his testimonial on my web site.
    Lori Boxer
    12/05/2017 #5 Lori Boxer
    #1 Agree on all points. Thanks for stating it's clearly.
    Lori Boxer
    12/05/2017 #4 Lori Boxer
    #2 everyone's field of service is different and I of course respect the way anyone wants to conduct it. But I'm not going to sit with someone for an hour explaining how I would work with them, how much weight I think they have to lose and how much a program would cost them. If they don't want to join, that's fine, bit I am at least going to be paid for the 60-90 minutes I spend with them--formally, in my office for a consult, and not over coffee. If they don't think THEY are worth the cost of a consultation, that's OK.
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/05/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    This concept was explained to me many years ago, the open hand or closed fist. I agree many folks seek free advice and that is usually what they get in value. Everyone has to put in their 10,000 hours of achieving wisdom across a subject area. Free advice can never carry that burden.

    Yes i have went for coffee and given away free advice many times and most who got it called me back and said it didn't work. This was usually my opportunity to sell. Some never called back.

    The advice or the answer to the question they were looking for was backed by the 10,000 hours. They were trying to cheat the hours. A short cut if you will. We will always pay the price of experience. Either through putting in hours or hiring.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    12/05/2017 #2 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Good points Lori. Although usually some gratis work goes into winning nearly every client, I find. Not usually over coffee though - I wish.
    Phil Friedman
    12/05/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    Solid insight here, from LORI BOXER. Bravo.

    For some reason, many people on social media believe that "sharing" involves you turning over, gratis, information and expertise that you've built up over many years at an enormous cost to you in effort, time, and money. Even when that expertise is part of your core business.

    Would they walk into an electronics store, pick up a computer or TV and walk out, expecting not to pay for what they're getting?

    The Consultant's dilemma is always to give away sufficient to enable a potential client to see the value available, but not so much as to mean the potential client no longer needs to hire the Consultant.

    Brain-pickers, however, are never potential clients, but usually just intended freeloaders. Cheers!
  10. Manoj Trivedi, Business Mentor
    Taking your business towards more sustainable paradigm fueling growth, we help through our workshop deriving strategy for rational thinking at margin maximizing profit, Economically. Manoj Trivedi, Business Mentor
  11. ProducerSophie Consultorama
    Consultant : un vrai métier
    Consultant : un vrai métierLorsque l’on interroge de jeunes enfants sur le métier de leurs rêves, les pompiers, actrices, archéologues et sportifs de haut niveau sont légion ... mais pas un en général ne se voit devenir consultant. Et pourtant,  20 ans plus tard ils sont...


    Sophie Consultorama
    10/05/2017 #5 Sophie Consultorama
    #4 Effectivement! Nous en croisons malheureusement (trop) tous les jours. Merci pour votre commentaire et bonne journée
    Anaïs Pelletier
    10/05/2017 #4 Anaïs Pelletier
    Bon article, merci pour le partage. Des consultants fleurissent tous les jours dans le monde du travail sans forcément avoir un background suffisant. Je pense que beaucoup finissent par tomber de haut, on ne devient pas consultant du jour au lendemain, ça s'apprend.
    Sophie Consultorama
    10/05/2017 #3 Sophie Consultorama
    #2 Merci pour votre feedback, qui m'encourage à 'récidiver' :). Bonne journée à vous
    Sophie Perrin
    10/05/2017 #2 Sophie Perrin
    Bonjour @Sophie Consultorama et bienvenue sur beBee :) ! Je trouve votre article vraiment très intéressant et il m'a d'ailleurs bien fait sourire au moment du passage sur les naïfs. Vous avez tout à fait raison, consultant est un métier qui s'apprend et ne s'improvise pas comme certains pourraient le penser. Des connaissances solides et une expertise sont nécessaires pour réussir dans ce métier.
    Bonne journée et merci encore pour l'article
  12. Michael O'Dwyer

    Michael O'Dwyer

    My latest post on Ipswitch.com. Hope you like it.
    Michael O'Dwyer
    Business Associate Agreement Under HIPAA Could Apply to You
    blog.ipswitch.com The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights recently sued a small healthcare practice. Turns out they didn't have a BAA in...
  13. ProducerAbhishek Tripathi
    CEO's obsessed about Black Attire…but more like a waiter.
    CEO's obsessed about Black Attire…but more like a waiter.Most men will flinch upon the phrase ‘black tie attire’, mainly because they are unaware of the actual tricks of the trade when dressing up to this code. Many end up wearing a regular black jacket over a white shirt with a black bow tie, ending up...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala for tagging me to this buzz.
    @Abhishek Tripathi- you know your business and how to dress man in "words and suits". As long as we behave like CEOs by serving our companies as a great waiter serves the dinner table of great CEOs. We are all serving each other at the end.It is great to dress up to the occasion; greater if we dress up to the value of our position to serve others.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/05/2017 #2 Tausif Mundrawala
    I would like to invite @Javier 🐝 beBee,@John White, MBA,@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee,@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood to share their views on this wonderful buzz.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/05/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    Again you conjured up the stitching and dressing of a complete gentleman. Swirling through those threads with gifted hands of a creator of an attire and placing those crisp buttons to their correct place would surely fulfills your desire to dress someone exquisitely. Your buzz made me totally immersed in it and I was spell bounded by those magnificent rules. You are truly a great professional my friend,@Abhishek Tripathi
  14. Hilton Barbour

    Hilton Barbour

    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AT L'OREAL - How does a 108-year-old organization act like a start-up? By leveraging the elegance of the entrepreneurial culture. #5 in an ongoing series on Culture & Digital Transformation in today's business. #digitaltransformation #culture #loreal
    Hilton Barbour
    L’Oréal Canada uses Culture to drive their Digital Transformation
    www.hiltonbarbour.com L’Oréal Canada has been able to become a digital leader by using their entrepreneurial culture to drive change and...
  15. Hilton Barbour

    Hilton Barbour

    THE FUTURE OF WORK - A rich/deep read from Pew Research that polls international experts on Automation, AI, The Future of Work and the Future of Education. This is a sweeping read with optimists and fatalists weighing-in. An important read if you're a business leader, a parent or a carbon-based life form. ?
    Hilton Barbour
    The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training
    www.pewinternet.org As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new...
  16. ProducerAbhishek Tripathi
    Five effects that say the suit suits you.
    Five effects that say the suit suits you. Getting that new bespoke suit in Mumbai could make you out of your budget for the expenses. Now wearing that should make you feel rich and important. Many of us do not understand the quality factor and end up going for the overrated brands...


    Tausif Mundrawala
    03/05/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    Your explanation of the entire concept of custom made suit was par excellence. I have seen folks wearing suits which either hang from their shoulder or they try to fit in that suit by suppressing their built. An excellent buzz to start your journey here. I am looking ahead to more such buzzes.

    Thank you for sharing this with us, @Abhishek Tripathi
  17. ProducerDara Lin

    Dara Lin

    Selecting the Right Marketing Agency for Your Consulting Firm
    Selecting the Right Marketing Agency for Your Consulting FirmWhether your consulting firm focuses on financial issues, troubleshooting IT problems and HR employment, you need to find new clients for your business. But for a company with one or more experts that provides professional advice to their...
  18. Philip Calvert

    Philip Calvert

    Should you take a holiday from social media?
    Philip Calvert
    Why it's healthy to take a break from social media
    www.netdoctor.co.uk Is life passing you by while you stare at your phone...
  19. ProducerRebecca Liston

    Rebecca Liston

    Turns Out That I Am A Beaver. Are You?
    Turns Out That I Am A Beaver. Are You?Sometimes the very best inspiration comes out of seemingly nowhere.This last weekend, I hosted three of my dearest colleagues at my home in London. We have dreamed up a new collaboration — all the better to serve you with  — and were putting the...


    Phil Friedman
    01/05/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    For the geography-challenged Yanks, that's London, Ontario. About midway along the 401 between Detroit/Windsor and Toronto. A magnificent little city with tree-lined streets such as you find in Evanston, IL, and several marvelous parks. Not to mention the University of Western Ontario. Cheers!
  20. ProducerAbhishek Tripathi
    Decoding Workplace Attire – The importance of your workplace attire
    Decoding Workplace Attire – The importance of your workplace attireBusiness attire has changed significantly over the years, especially in the last 20 years. Too many people have forgotten why proper business attire is important.Some companies prefer to allow and even encourage employees to dress freely or casually...
  21. ProducerAbhishek Tripathi
    Custom made suits are back in fashion.
    Custom made suits are back in fashion.The bespoke suit or the custom made suits had once been the ardor for the wealthy. But the new class of professionals does not mind going that extra mile for the suit that goes with their personality. These are no more the retro style of clothing....
  22. ProducerAbhishek Tripathi
    3 REASONS WHY CUSTOM TAILORING IS BETTER THAN MADE TO MEASUREWhen it comes to being a cut above the rest, the right fit is a huge factor. If something fits you in all the right ways, the battle for great style is already halfway won. We’ve all had the experience of wearing clothes that were too large, too...


    José Ramón 🐝 López
    02/05/2017 #1 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Great post @Abhishek Tripathi. You have a nice profession. I remember of my father; he was a good tailor too.
  23. ProducerAbhishek Tripathi
    Bespoke Custom made Suits- to your measurements
    Bespoke Custom made Suits- to your measurementsSharp business suit is essential when wanting to make a good impression. A well cut suit in a colour and cut that is flattering to the wearer makes all the difference, and here at Alexandra Wood we know how to take your look to the next level. There...
  24. ProducerChristopher Dube
    What's Stopping Business Leaders From Realizing Unfathomable Growth?
    What's Stopping Business Leaders From Realizing Unfathomable Growth?Google Image Search: Entrepreneur.com      3 Parts of the Whole:  Human Connectivity, Timely Content & Turn-key ValueBusiness leaders, now more than ever, are faced with the unrelenting responsibility of generating revenue, increasing profits,...


    Harriet (Honey) Smith
    27/04/2017 #1 Harriet (Honey) Smith
    Thankyou.It is a precarious place.trust over the internet platform.That is all changing especially with secure payment methods.There are a few things going on.1.people shying away from themselves.2.privacy 3change in behavior is an option.4trust.It takes trust to welcome the new" system of things.Example, I am shy of just "creating videos in real time" I dont need to attract people to me.meaning attraction..straight attraction 2.privacy and trust.example, exactly where i am each moment.I see a shift..yet s l o w l y in people.Quickly in the info.hiway.as this unfolds some will, some won't yet there is a "so" what..The very quality abd bonded ethics will be missed out on a collective level..relationship wise, business wise.. I do believe mastermind weekends and summit leadership gatherings will help bring synergy.This is an incredible shift in history. Socially and economically.I enjoyed your article.
  25. Philip Calvert

    Philip Calvert

    Social media gets a bad press, but it was a lifeline for me
    Philip Calvert
    Social media gets a bad press, but it was a lifeline for me | Grace Holliday
    www.theguardian.com Research shows that young people’s self-esteem can suffer with too much exposure to social media, yet it can be a powerful antidote to physical...
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