Last year, in my 7th year as a traditional consultant, I started to feel frustrated. My clients were getting tremendous value from our projects, yet we didn’t work together long enough to see a long-term impact. Unexpected issues would pop up that changed the scope of the project.
If only we could discuss those hidden problems before agreeing to work together, I thought.
Was there a way to get in front of potential problems instead of finding them out too late? How could I insure my clients get the maximum benefit — and also identify potential problems with a client engagement — BEFORE we signed a contract?
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Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) companies use a variety of tricks designed to lure unsuspecting people into “get rich quick” schemes. Want to know which ones are the most common?
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Although they sound alike, the terms “Entrepreneur” and “Business Owner” are very different. Whether you are an independent practitioner, contractor, or just curious about what these words mean, I want to explain why they are so different.
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There are many places to look for signs that something in your company needs to be adjusted.
In this post, I’ll share 20 different places where your business can look to avoid a potential catastrophe. I also explain how to evaluate these sources for vulnerabilities, and which questions to ask.
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Nobody wants to talk about it, but… should you quit?
In this episode, Grace explains the two ways to approach every business decision and 4 ways to face a difficult problem (based on a famous song by Kenny Rogers!)
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If you are facing a crossroads, this could be a great opportunity to create a better version of your business. This episode provides 9 ways you can adapt to market changes, including how to evaluate both emotions and useful data for making risk intelligent decisions.
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In addition to reviewing hard numbers (quantitative) and experiences (qualitative), the Mixed Method combines them both. This approach offers extremely valuable insights about what could be going wrong in a company.
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If you’re looking for practical ways to identify opportunities and threats in your business, don’t just “try harder.” Instead, consider two risk intelligent options: Adapt to a changing market, or Quit and move on to something else.
In this episode, Grace explains why she started this podcast and what you can expect in future episodes. You’ll also learn where to get visual graphics & articles related to each episode, and how to submit a question.
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Numbers alone don’t tell the whole story. In addition to Quantity, we also need to look at Quality such as feedback, interviews, case studies, and narrative analysis.
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Do you hate reviewing your business financials? If so, you’re not alone.
In this article, I’ll explain:
- the difference between quantitative and qualitative data,
- where to collect the data,
- an illustration that demonstrates which questions to ask, and
- how to use it to make risk intelligent decisions.
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