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Eric Butts
My daughter says I'm a good fixer, and my consulting clients do too.
My daughter says I'm a good fixer, and my consulting clients do too.
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I've noticed that even some of the most business savvy entrepreneurs mishandle client retainers.

What kind of retainer agreements do you have and how do you track them?
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As much as people want to move away from Excel as a bookkeeping tool, it can do some magical things.
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Still looking for the right mentor?
Here are ten different perspectives on how you can change that this year.
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Do you like to work on your own or collaborate when it's time to create a deliverable or presentation?

Sources (read: my first hand experiences) say getting feedback early and often produces a better result.

Try the iterative approach and watch what happens.
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7 Tips for Building Relationships Every Business Person Should Know
Everybody knows how important a relationship with the CEO can be, but success depends just as much, if not more, on those on the front line of the business. You need to be flexible enough to talk to anyone, from the mailroom staff to the chefs to the executives.

It's not just common decency - it's good business.
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12 Habits of Highly Successful Consultants
Have you ever considered becoming a consultant? There are some things you need to get used to doing http://ericpbutts.com/consulting-habits/
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In the management consulting world, you go to a lot of meetings. The most important thing you can do coming into consulting (or any other career) is making sure you know how to take notes. In the consulting world, it's not uncommon to have multiple…
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Are you burning bridges without knowing it?

Something happened last week that got me thinking about burning bridges. I debated whether or not to share the, but then I came across this article about superstar investor, Chris Sacca. First, let me say I found the article pinned to Sacca’s Twitter…
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Consulting was different back in the day. It used to be about selling some solution you developed to a prospective client because you knew it worked. After all, you spent countless hours developing pristine PowerPoint presentations to showcase how great a…
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So you've made it through the three steps to becoming a management consultant, nailed the interview, and accepted the job offer. Now your journey as a management consultant begins. Because the truth is a lot of people who start in consulting don't last…
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