Virtual Networking: How to Stay Connected in a Remote Work World

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Does virtual networking feel awkward to you? Does the thought of asking strangers for a favor make you cringe a little bit? You’re not alone! According to research, “Unlike personal networking in pursuit of emotional support or friendship… instrumental networking in pursuit of professional goals…


18 Video Interview Tips to Ace Your Next Client Call

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Video interviews are a crucial part of an independent professional’s career. Once you’ve worked to identify clients in need of your services, it’s time to begin interviewing so you can start building your project pipeline. However, client interviews can be nerve-wracking—even for the most confident…


Collaborating Effectively: How to Get Buy-In from Key Stakeholders

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Securing buy-in from key stakeholders is an art—and critical to ensuring a project’s success. Getting leaders with competing agendas and other consultants with conflicting schedules on the same page can be tricky. Pair those challenges with navigating an organization that’s already facing significant change and…


5 Common Mistakes New Consultants Make And How to Avoid Them

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Remote work has steadily been picking up traction over the past decade, but it reached a whole new level in 2020. Many companies were forced to lay off full-time employees and instead began relying on freelancers and independent consultants. If you’re thinking about starting your…


6 Financial Best Practices for New Consultants

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This general information is not legal, financial, or tax advice and is being provided for educational purposes only. You should talk to a licensed accountant, lawyer, or financial advisor to see what’s right for you. When you thought about starting your consulting business, there were…


Work and Wellness: How We Can Stay Healthy Together

We designated the month of September “Wellness Month” at Business Talent Group (BTG). One of the driving reasons for my joining BTG just about a year ago was the organization’s core values, which underpin our company culture. With wellbeing a top priority in our company,…


How to Handle a Tough Conversation With a Client

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No matter what type of consulting business you run, you will eventually have to face difficult client conversations. Even if you rarely make mistakes and deliver top-notch customer service, problems will occasionally arise in client relationships. A client might get upset because they aren’t happy…