Consulting Conversations: What a Consultant Brings to the Table

Author: Hank Harris

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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

Author: Hank Harris

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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

Author: Hank Harris

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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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January 28 Webinar: Planning, Choosing, and Assembling - A Tale of Business Succession

Author: Hank Harris

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Hank Harris, Director of Consulting, along with Ward and Smith attorneys Merrill Jones, Matt Thompson, and Hayley Wells will talk through many real-life issues that business owners face during the planning, choosing, and assembling phases of a business succession plan. Moderator Steve Stephenson ...
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How To Maintain A Positive Company Culture During COVID

Author: Will Oden

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast, or so we've been told by Mr. Drucker and others. Coincidentally, I wholeheartedly agree. So, how does leadership maintain, let alone improve, its company culture in the face of the first pandemic of its size in the last one hundred-plus years?Of course, it wil...
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Media Mention: Business Adaptability During COVID-19

Author: Hank Harris

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The Wilmington Business Journal recently asked corporate and securities attorney Ken Bart and Director of Consulting for Ward and Smith Business Consulting, Hank Harris, how businesses can strategize for a post-pandemic environment. Their comments appeared in the latest "Insightful Discussion."CO...
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9 Tips for Better Public-Private Development Agreements

Author: Jeff Bandini

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Effective development agreements start with robust business term sheets. Too often, development partners begin drafting legal agreements before business terms are fully vetted. Investing early effort on a well-considered term sheet helps the business team chart the project's course and saves time...
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Succession – Not the TV Series!

Author: Hank Harris

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Management consultants tend to labor in obscurity. Having been one for over 35 years, that always suited me just fine. Our issues, after all, focus exclusively on the business world and are typically not much engaged by "pop culture." So, it has been a real kick to see one of the issues I have de...
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Will Oden and Hank Harris Appear on the "Objection to the Form" Podcast

Author: Brian Broderick

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It's a podcast, hosted by Justin Humphries of The Humphries Law Firm in Wilmington, covering a wide range of topics. In this episode, you can learn more about Ward and Smith Business Consulting and how it can help businesses with strategic planning, human resources, and organizational development...
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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Author: Will Oden

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Is your interview process identifying the best candidate, or are you just filling seats and hoping for the best? For many small-business owners, the hiring process is complicated, stressful, and exhausting. You make countless important decisions every day, but no decision has the potential to imp...
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