Consulting Conversations: Interviewing a Consultant

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Find out in the latest installment of Consulting Conversations from our Director of Consulting Hank Harris. Watch it now!Probably the biggest thing I think you want to ask is the consultant's experience. First of all, potentially with the kind of business that you happen to have. And secondly, if...
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Consulting Conversations: When to Hire a Consultant

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris answer the question in an installment of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!That's a great question. I think that if you consider why CEOs hire consultants -- because it seems somewhat improbable on many levels -- but what it boils down to is most CEOs of a...
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Consulting Conversations: Working with a Consultant

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris, addresses this question in the latest Consulting Conversations episode. Watch it now!The short answer to that question is you should expect that your condition or concerns are improved or alleviated. In other words, a consultant, you know, interaction with you...
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Consulting Conversations: The Value of a Company

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris answers the question in this episode of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!So, there are three generic approaches to evaluation, which is a very complicated topic. But typically, there's what's called the market approach, the second one is called the income...
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Consulting Conversations: Selling a Company vs ESOP

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris answers the question in this episode of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!Selling to an outside party versus doing an ESOP: First of all, ESOPs are not for every company. There are only some companies for whom that would make sense for. The same thing coul...
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Consulting Conversations: The Resources a Consultant will Need

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Hank Harris, Director of Consulting, answers the question in another episode of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!It really depends obviously on what you have the consultant doing, so let's assume that you're trying to have the consultant do something that involves gaining a fairly deep unde...
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Consulting Conversations: The Cost of a Consultant

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Hank Harris, Director of Consulting, answers the question in this installment of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!I'm tempted to say that in most cases the answer is always too much until someone decides there is a big enough gain to be made by employing a consultant. But to try to give you...
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Consulting Conversations: What a Consultant Brings to the Table

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Hank Harris, Director of Consulting, addresses this question in the latest Consulting Conversations installment. Watch it now!I think that depends on the nature of the assignment, but typically consultants probably one of the biggest resources they're going to bring to bear is the fact that they ...
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Consulting Conversations: The Time frame of a Project

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Get the answer in the next episode of Consulting Conversations from our Director of Consulting Hank Harris. Watch it now!Well, I think the uh the average project is probably a matter of months, and you can typically think of three stages to a project.So, the first stage is going to be some form o...
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Consulting Conversations: Common Closely-held Business Issues

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Find out in the latest installment of Consulting Conversations from our Director of Consulting Hank Harris. Watch it now!I would say that that a big challenge in any closely held business is that we get close to our problems. And, it can be really, really hard sometimes to look at your business o...
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