The 18 Core Topics Businesses Need to Evaluate and Refine

Working with 400+ consulting clients involves handling various recurring problems and pain points. Some of the 6-7-figure businesses I have been consulting on generate $750K to $50M in annual revenue (I charge $6K - $20K for 4-12 weeks of advisory.), and having been immersed in actual work as a corporate business advisor, I know first-hand that most of the business problems are around the following: navigating recruitment managing technical teams handling operations running successful agencies building distributed teams employer branding (to name a few). scaling their operations automating processes growing digital presence Producing high-quality content  In particular, these are the… Continue Reading

11 Questions to Ask a Business Consultant

There are several reasons why large corporations, small businesses, or even a solopreneur would hire a business consultant.  Hiring a business consultant can be very expensive, but highly rewarding. Consultants provide invaluable services that include the following:  Providing expert advisory, mentoring and assistance in a specific market Assessing risks and identifying problems Providing leadership or support to existing staff Planning on new initiatives Providing objectivity in decision-making Training employees Refining the organizational model Developing a feasible business plan Networking with potential clients and influencers It’s easy to find a business consultant. There are more than 600,000 management consultants in the… Continue Reading

15 Types of Small Business Advisors

Management consulting is a $329-billion industry and it continues to grow with small and medium-sized businesses increasingly seeking diverse expertise to navigate the challenges of scaling in the ever-evolving business landscape. But while the Fortune 500s can afford to splurge tens of millions of dollars for contracts assigned to Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture and the other market leaders, SMEs still need strategic guidance and support in the face of a business advisor. If you want to address the most pressing business challenges in 2024, here's a list of the most relevant types of business advisors to consult in times of need.… Continue Reading

18 Ways to Receive Maximum Value From Consulting and Mentoring Sessions

There are so many different situations where you may have a chance to receive valuable information from top consultants and mentors all over the world. This may be your usual consultant that you hired on retainer, a speaker that you met at a conference, or a mentor you applied to over the internet. In all cases, what I've gathered over time is that lots of people are not prepared to receive the right piece of advice all the time, not ready to execute on it, or generally not maximizing the value they get from certain sessions.  This is why after… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Consultant for Business Growth

Consultants “can” be instrumental to a business. But since consultancy is broadly irregulated, everyone can update their LinkedIn headline and start a consulting career out of nowhere. There are lots of people who try to offer consulting without really knowing what they consult on. Navigating through the consulting landscape is extremely challenging without a reliable reference or enough budget for a top industry peer and hiring a random person on the Internet to help your business is just as reliable as hiring a freelancer or finding a plumber through Yellow Pages. Many business owners find themselves needing a helping hand… Continue Reading

Mentorship – Invaluable Advice From Competitors

"Mentorship" is a vague term. Great mentors are successful industry leaders who are your indirect competitors (or at least a few years ahead of time). Someone may pick their own mentor when they are a public figure and consume every bit of information they produce. If you choose a mentor who is only a few years your senior in the same industry, the rewards can be just as significant. Their advice is more relatable and immediately applicable because they've just overcome the issues you're presently facing. Plus, their insights are contemporary, making them highly relevant. Virtual Mentors On mentorship by… Continue Reading

12 Key Differences Between Coaching and Consulting I Didn’t Expect

The past 20 years have uncovered a myriad of professions or titles that are loosely defined, or not immediately related to a clear connotation. A great example of this is depicted by one of my most popular posts which is about non-programmers called "developers" and the different technical titles. It made it to HackerNews years ago, and still shuffles around Twitter feeds I get looped into (including this morning). The difference between coaching and consulting has caused confusion among those who want to offer business coaching and consulting services. No matter if you’re a client looking for consulting or coaching… Continue Reading

The “Work For Myself” Myth

There is a common myth that working as a freelancer, consultant or a company owner means "working for myself". In my opinion that's often a wrong perspective for people who are tired of working the wrong jobs for the wrong managers, trying to find an escape from this by running their own business and finding the holy grail. Let's revise several work scenarios in the WordPress development world. Junior developer - managed by the other devs in the team, fully dependent on everyone else Senior developer - with a team leader or a software architect laying out the foundations of the project,… Continue Reading

Clarity Calls – The Ultimate Consulting Solution

I value my time a lot, and I would rarely spend it on boring stuff. I don't browse YouTube at all, nor do I watch animated gifs all over the Internet, since I'm quite passionate about the WordPress community and building successful businesses. I found Matt and Chris on Clarity through their social media accounts and blogs, and I find the service to be incredible. I joined Matt's mentoring program last year, I do consulting through this blog and DevriX, and I teach classes on different subjects, so coaching is a specialty I'm passionate about. One of the people behind… Continue Reading