Chief Alchemist - Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach
Share ChiefAlchemist.com. RSS 2.0 feed for ChiefAlchemist.com. Sign up for the mailing list. Follow Chief Alchemist on Twitter. 'Like' the Chief Alchemist's page on Facebook. See what Chief Alchemist has been Q&A'ing on Quora. Chief Alchemist bookmarks & highlights on Diigo.com. Follow the Chief Alchemist on Digg.com. Chief Alchemist channel on Last.fm. Chief Alchemist on Flickr. Mark 'Chief Alchemist' Simchock on LinkedIn. Free Initial Consultation. Email Chief Alchemist. Phone Chief Alchemist.
  • Mark ‘Chief Alchemist’ Simchock
  • 'Email me.Email => ca .at. ChiefAlchemist .dot. com
  • 'Phone me.Alchemy United => 732 997-0028
  •  
  • Free initial consultation.Free => Initial Consultation
  • Please be sure to subscribe to your communication channels of choice.
  • Click To Close => The small green (consultation), red (email) or blue (phone) icons in the top upper right.
CURRENT “TOP 10” TOPICS TOOLS CLIENTS & PROJECTS SOURCES SEARCH HIDE
Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach

Topic: Consulting

In the 21st Century proper “Consulting” should really be rebranded Enabling, eh?

RSS feed for ChiefAlchemist.comSubscribe to the RSS feed for Topic: Consulting
Share this page for   Topic:  Consulting Share the link/page for Topic: Consulting

The Moment of Clarity

Consumed => “Heidegger’s Marketing Secrets: What German Philosophers Know About Selling TVs” by Drake Bennett on Businessweek.

It’s not WordPress’ fault

Consumed => “Never Say WordPress When Selling a Web Design Project” by Brent Weave on Speckyboy Design Magazine.

Just say no (to unrealistic expectations)

Consumed => “Destined to Fail: How To Spot Terrible Client Business Ideas?” by Addison Duvall on Speckyboy Design Magazine.

It’s not easy being right

Answered => “Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?” on Quora.

Doubt is the #1 deal breaker

Consumed => “The Art of Creating Proposals your Clients will not Refuse” by Pavel Gorenitsyn on SpeckyBoy.

So you want to be a consultant…

Answered => “If you were teaching a “Consulting 101″ class, what would be the most important lesson for students to grasp?” on Linkedin (Consulting Magazine’s Forum).

The same thing but different?

Answered => “When should I hire a design firm vs. freelancer(s) for web/ui/ux design?” on Quora.

The good, the bad & the hosted e-commerce ugly

FYI => I’ve been doing some pre-sales discovery on hosted e-commerce platforms. This came my way a couple weeks ago and with the follow-up meeting on the horizon I figured I’d share a bit on what I’ve found so far.

Know thy client

Consumed => “10 things you should know about your clients (but probably don’t)” by Jack Wallen on TechRepublic.

The message is the medium

Answered => “What should we do to convince the client to pay higher than the prevalent “dirt-cheap” market rates?” on Quora.

When your goals are mine and mine yours

Consumed => “The Best Health Club Programs Are Those That Help Members Reach Their Goals” by Phil Wendel and Christine Thalwitz on Club Industry.

Dr. Art and Mr. Strategy

Consumed => “The Art and Science of Strategy” by J. Michael Barrett, Michael Cadenazzi and Ryan Braden on Consulting Magazine.

How to be an ideal client

Consumed => “How to be a proactive task-handler” by Paul Glen on ComputerWorld.

Be capable and be trustworthy

Consumed => “Q&A: What Do You Think? Answering the Question All Clients Ask” with author Brad Smith on Consulting Magazine.

My knowledge. You’re empowered.

Consumed =>”The curious case of the non-paying client and how to solve it” by Natalie Sisson on Womanz World.

Sometimes it’s best to just walk away

Consumed => “How To Attract Your Ideal Red Carpet Client” by Natalie Sisson on Forbes.

Define the battle before you fight

Blogged => AU => “Conquering Business Superstition”

Avoiding PM PM (Project Management Project Madness)

Consumed => “10 red flags that shout ‘Stay away from this project!'” by Justin James on TechRepublic.com.

Defining Expectation. Setting Boundaries.

Bookmarked => “5 Free to Use Freelance Design Contract Templates” on SpeckyBoy.com.

It’s About Defining Business Needs

Consumed => “Business Cases Aren’t A Waste of Time” by Bart Perkins on ComputerWorld.com.