Cash is the king today in the SME world. Getting financial assistance, in the right way, from the right sources, towards business funding for fortifying the various company missions and exponential growth, is explained here. It is information presented after extensive study, research, and analysis, done with commitment. Thanks to all the students, lecturers, researchers, consultants, copy writing assistants, data entry operators, editors, and everyone who helped me to come up with some solid and substantial information for SMEs to use in this financial manual. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076850/bk_acx0_076850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An action plan for working as a consultant Management consulting is a $250 billion industry and growing at a rate of over four percent annually. Many predict that more than 40 percent of the US workforce will soon be contingent, freelance, or consulting members of the workforce - making this book more relevant than ever. Individuals become independent consultants out of necessity or preference: necessity because they lost their job or the company offered an attractive exit package; preference because they want a career change, more control over their time, or an enriched, varied work situation. Consulting also appeals to the Millennial workforce who are searching for careers that offer a good salary, as well as meaningful work. The New Consultant´s Quick Start Guide:Serves as a companion to The New Business of Consulting Provides you with a place to plan your transition into consulting Helps you identify your niche, develop a business plan, charge what you´re worth, and create a marketing strategy to ensure a steady stream of clients Prepares you for changes you will encounter beyond your professional life, including social, family, and financial aspectsPLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003319/bk_gdan_003319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You or your company can be screwed if you are hiring consultants without a plan to manage their bid for the sale, statement of work, and overall engagement. Management consulting is supposed to be the practice of helping organizations improve their performance, processes, and efficiencies or to manage risk, mitigate financial threats, and leverage the latest and greatest in technology and human minds. Reality can be another story. Learn from a seasoned risk and compliance, fraud examiner, and process improvement consultant who has worked for over 12 years in three of the ´´Big Four´´ consultancies on how you and your company can mitigate corporate risk when bringing in paid advisors. This short, anecdotally-based instructional should be required reading for any new consultant company that is considering consulting options or who has consultants in place, project mangers, PPDs, and consulting firm owners. There are risks on both sides that, until now, no-one was talking about. Truths come out in non-disparaging ways, so both parties can better manage their projects. So no one gets screwed.Learn how to change your consulting engagement habits, manage your project management work more effectively, and guide inexperienced consultants to better productivity for greater success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Kahlenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146841/bk_acx0_146841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn what it takes to finance your business in 60 minutes of conversation and instruction. These are the basic subjects covered: Raising Initial Money from Those Close to You Raising Money from Angel Investors Secured Lending Choices Corporate Partners as Investors Know Your Deal to Sell Your Deal Your Customers as Follow-on Investors Understanding Other People Defining Who You Are by Who You Are Not 10 Important Skill Points Raising Money as a Changing Process Strategic Selling to Close Financings Six Tips about Hiring Financial People This product is part of the Simply Magazine Home and Office series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000006/bk_smag_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to manage a business, know the business, know how to plan, control spending, and set prices are constant daily concerns of every manager. It doesn´t matter if one manager is involved or many, the principle is the same; having financial organization is fundamental. The financial team will drive the success of a company or not. The manager makes decisions and views the actual financial situation of your business. Particularly in micro-enterprises, for example, the manager must have an idea about the accounting procedures in addition to all other financial matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070687/bk_acx0_070687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. This book goes beyond merely a definition of artificial intelligence, delving into a discussion of strategies, tools, vendors, and trends to ensure, as a consultant and/or business leader, you are competitive in 2019 and beyond. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations for Business Leaders & Consultants illustrates how to successfully embed artificial intelligence in yours or your client´s organization through a simple view of a complex topic to enabling listeners to leverage AI for competitive advantage. The goal of AI shouldn´t be to replace human interaction but to improve human interaction and take human capabilities to the next level. The best way organizations can equip themselves for the accelerating onslaught of AI and machine learning systems is to learn to partner with them. And that´s what Artificial Intelligence: Foundations for Business Leaders & Consultants teaches.As an executive in a top 10 North American financial institution, I witnessed the evolution of artificial intelligence within a large corporate environment. In our case, we were addressing the ever-increasing challenge of cybercrime through the analysis of big data, machine learning, and fraud identification techniques. Each of these is a component of the artificial intelligence world. From the first approaches to artificial intelligence by Alan Turing and contemporaries in the 1950s, through a series of so-called ´´AI winters´´, to today´s world of robotics, availability of data, efficient algorithms, adequate computing power, and availability of funding, company leaders have watched the evolution; today businesses of all sizes can take advantage of artificial intelligence. The challenge today for organizations is not simply awareness of technology changes including AI; it´s that the pace of the change is accelerating exponentially. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations for Business Leaders & Consultants will direct your effo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Thomas Lenahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156095/bk_acx0_156095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Without question, IT consultancy is one of the smartest jobs for the money, time, and flexibility it allows. For this reason, people qualified and yet to be qualified aspire to enter the IT consulting space. It then becomes a question of what is required, how to set up, get clients, and dominate competition. How to Start and Run IT Consultancy Business provides you with proven answers to these how´s as well as the educational requirements, and the financial outlay for starting an IT firm. Authored by an accomplished IT consultant, entrepreneur, and investor, How to Start and Run IT Consultancy Business contains all the information you need to hit the ground running in your IT consulting career. It is for anyone who desires to someday be reckoned as a competent IT consultant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Slydell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067281/bk_acx0_067281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In case you wonder if you have what it takes to be a consultant, without knowing you, I would say you may have it in you. But if you have doubt, then maybe it is time to do some self-evaluation and realization and see if you really have it in you. Listen on and I will tell you what you need to find within yourself to know if you can do this job or not. I coauthored this book with Jim because I was motivated and inspired by him; he showed me that everyone has something in them that can help others. The very first day we met, he told me, ´´As long as you know a little more than the next guy, you are an expert on that topic.´´ Later he told me it was Tim Ferris who said that originally. I never thought I had any skills to be a consultant, but he did convince me otherwise, took me under his wing and taught me everything I know, and here I am. Before you listen to the book, have an open mind - do not doubt yourself in advance. Remember, the very first thing you need in this field is confidence, then you need some expertise on the subject. But confidence is what can make or break you. Looking back at my own life, I never thought I could be a marketing consultant; I don´t have the education nor do I have the skills for it. But he taught me it is not the education that makes you a great consultant. If that were the case, then every PhD in marketing would take our job. It is the mix of confidence, knowledge, and willingness to learn and adopt that makes someone a great and successful consultant. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063491/bk_acx0_063491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unlike most public speaking audiobooks, Public Speaking to Get Business doesn´t tell you how to become a better speaker, build your stage presence and confidence, prepare a stellar presentation, or the like. There are already a ton of good guides out there on those topics. What´s missing from those guides is a discussion of how speaking gigs are actually booked where you can practice your skills, demonstrate your expertise, and attract followers and customers to you. Without the chance to get in front of real audiences, in person or online, it doesn´t matter how great a speaker you are. What you´ll discover are the types of speaking opportunities that are out there, along with suggestions for handling challenging situations before, during, and after your presentations that can eat up your time, energy, and money. Here´s a preview of what´s discussed: Who hires public speakers? Why you don´t want to be a ´´professional´´ speaker. What should you talk about? Does public speaking help you sell books? And can your book help you get speaking gigs? How many sales leads can you really get from public speaking? How to evaluate public speaking opportunities. Dealing with unwanted post-presentation consultation requests. Twenty questions to ask your event host or organizer. This audiobook is made by business speaker, author, and blogger Dr. Heidi Thorne MBA/DBA, who has more than 25 years in sales, marketing, advertising, and publishing. You´ll learn from her real-world insight and experience from speaking to small business and association audiences throughout her career. If you´ve been curious about what it´s really like to speak to promote yourself and your business, this audiobook is worth a listen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heidi Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121428/bk_acx0_121428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.