Consulting Conversations: Outgrowing an Employee

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris explains in this latest edition of Consulting Conversations.If you have a growing business, you should expect that's going to happen. The classic example is somebody who starts a small business; they have a bookkeeper. Ten to 15 years later, they have a very suc...
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Consulting Conversations: Picking the Wrong Successor

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the question in the latest installment of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!We want to think that everybody that gets picked as a successor will be the right answer and successful in what they do, but there are times when it doesn't work out that wa...
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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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Consulting Conversations: Adopting a Strategic Plan - What's Next?

Author:Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the questions in this episode of Consulting Conversations.I would say, normally, the answer to that is quarterly. You could make the argument that you don't want the strategic plan to exist in a parallel universe to running your business, so you want to ...
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Consulting Conversations: Updating a Strategic Plan

Author:Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris explains in this latest edition of Consulting Conversations.I would say, normally, the answer to that is quarterly. You could make the argument that you don't want the strategic plan to exist in a parallel universe to running your business, so you want to try to...
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Consulting Conversations: Consultant Certifications

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Are there any certifications you have to have to be a consultant?In this latest episode of Consulting Conversations, Director of Consulting Hank Harris explainsI don't believe there are any certifications that have to be had to be a consultant. Consultants are a broad term. I came up in managemen...
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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: A Code of Ethics in Consulting

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the question in this installment of Consulting Conversations.There have been a couple of associations that have put out um codes methods for consulting. One of them was called the Association for Management Consulting Firms, which actually is no longer a...
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Consulting Conversations: The Strategic Planning Process

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the question in this installment of Consulting Conversations.The strategic planning process for most companies,...you might think of it in three phases.The first phase is going to be what's commonly called a situationalanalysis and sometimes people boil ...
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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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