Stuck for a leadership coach? How to find someone you trust to help grow your business

Red tape is a massive bugbear for entrepreneurs, but there’s one area in Australian business that is pretty much completely unregulated: business coaching. Anyone can claim to be a consultant, professional mentor or coach. The trick is knowing which ones will actually deliver benefits for your business. While few founders would claim you can grow your … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

Service 7 : Seven principles to help your professional service business deliver experiences clients will love (book)

Author: Pete Bowman Get ready to transform the way you think about marketing your professional service business with Service 7. Product marketing principles continue to fail when they are applied to service businesses. Service marketing challenges require service marketing solutions. Service 7 is an essential read for every professional advisor, consultant and professional services manager … Read more

The Speaker’s Edge : The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Locating and Landing Lots of Speaking Gigs (ebook)

Authors: Ken Lizotte and Alan Weiss Speakers for business and nonprofit events are sought out every day by meeting planners and program directors. Those who get the call are typically those who fill a specific need and can boast appropriate credentials and experience. The Speaker’s Edge shows you how to land these speaking engagements, especially … Read more

The executive’s guide to consultants : how to find, hire, and get great results from outside experts (book)

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Author: David A. Fields Research shows a high proportion of consultants fail to deliver results on time, on budget, and on target. Rare is the project that exceeds your expectations. But help is here. The Executive’s Guide to Consultants explains how to ensure that every project delivers measurable benefits every time. This book will help … Read more

Business partnering : a practical handbook (book)

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Author: Steven Swientozielskyj A Business Partner is a professional who supports and advises strategic and operational decision-making through insights that drive better business performance. Often as a result of external changes, business partners must respond quickly to map out the future strategic development, keep the firm competitive and ensure all objectives and legal requirements are … Read more

The profitable consultant : starting, growing, and selling your expertise (book)

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Author: Jay Niblick Selling can be uncomfortable for professional business consultants and executive coaches. The two biggest problems are generating more qualified leads, and turning those leads into actual paying clients. Taking traditional beliefs about how best to “sell” and turning them completely upside down, author Jay Niblick rewrites the sales playbook for the consulting … Read more