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Choosing A Minimally Viable Co-Founder

Choosing A Minimally Viable Co-Founder | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
If you're starting a company, one of the most important decisions you'll make early on is the selection of one (or more) co-founders. Some will advoc
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Expert etiquette tips for doing business in China - USA TODAY

Expert etiquette tips for doing business in China - USA TODAY | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Expert etiquette tips for doing business in China USA TODAY China has since begun to loosen the single-child rule, but Margolis of Coppell, Texas, and many other business travelers who have made an etiquette mistake in China may forever recall...
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Why a startup just published all of its employees’ salaries for the world to see

Why a startup just published all of its employees’ salaries for the world to see | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based social media startup Buffer just did something unprecedented: It published the salaries of every one of its employees online, available for the public to see.

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Universities have been doing this for years its called a pay spine.

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The Leadership Philosophy Of 3 P's: Passion, Purpose, People

The Leadership Philosophy Of 3 P's: Passion, Purpose, People | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
No matter how you look at it, no matter which field you are in, no matter how brilliant your ideas are, success is a team sport.

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Innovation and Personality Types

Innovation and Personality Types | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
How come that upper middle managers and entrepreneurs look at things in different ways? The answer lies partly in their personality types. It is known that certain personality types work better in certain situations than other.

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Why Hierarchies Must Sign Their Own Death Warrant To Survive

Why Hierarchies Must Sign Their Own Death Warrant To Survive | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Hierarchies must lead the charge to replace themselves with heterarchies or responsible autonomy. 


In politics the world has largely abandoned hierarchy for democracy. In family life, hierarchical patriarchy is no longer acceptable. In the book, The Three Ways of Getting Things Done (2005), the late Gerard Fairtlough asks: when will organizations get with it and abandon the practice of making key decisions based on authority rather than competence?


Hierarchy, it says, is not just a bad habit: it’s an addiction.


When will our organizations kick the addiction?


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I also suggest that you read this Wiki post about Three Ways of Getting Things Done.

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From the comments: "In a federated model, the need for nimbleness and capability-focused governance is even more urgent. It becomes harder to control the many pieces, and so more self-reliance is needed. But to ensure that the overall enterprise remains on a well-defined course, there must be a system for reconciling the competing interests of the many federations and for providing not merely polices but incentives for cooperation."

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Comment on Boost Your Small Business Social Media Results in 2014 by Lauren

Comment on Boost Your Small Business Social Media Results in 2014 by Lauren | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
I couldn't agree more. "transitioning an established offline reputation to an online presence is critical." and "finding you should be as simple as the click of a mouse." Social is only one piece of this though.
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Business Plan Outline - 23 Point Checklist For Success - Forbes

Business Plan Outline - 23 Point Checklist For Success - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Business Plan Outline - 23 Point Checklist For Success
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If you're looking for funding for a new or existing business, you need a business plan.
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How to grow a brand online

How to grow a brand online | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Two examples of companies who have got it spectacularly right are Apple and Google. The former’s reputation – fostered by the visionary genius of Steve Jobs – for an obsessive dedication to building cool products is a compelling one.
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3 Tips for Women Leaders in the Boardroom

3 Tips for Women Leaders in the Boardroom | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Despite the shrinking gender gap in business leadership, men do still dominate the playing field. Here are tips for women on thriving in the boardroom.
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Funding start-ups and growing small businesses

Funding start-ups and growing small businesses | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
If anything, the financial crisis has prompted many people to think outside the box and take the leap in setting up their own business.
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5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire - The Next Web

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire - The Next Web | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire
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Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a well-established venture.
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Innovation Overload | Angela Vithoulkas

Innovation Overload | Angela Vithoulkas | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
What if you are a regular business owner who didn’t re invent the wheel or discover a new strand of DNA? What if your ambitions don’t include world domination, just a good life for you and your family?
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How to pinpoint the best hire for each stage in the business life cycle

How to pinpoint the best hire for each stage in the business life cycle | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
A startup in the development stage needs to hire a very different type of person than does a growth company aiming for maturity. Here's how to match your next hire to your company's unique stage in the business life cycle.
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Can Good Leadership Skills Be a Bad Thing? - GovExec.com

Can Good Leadership Skills Be a Bad Thing? - GovExec.com | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Can Good Leadership Skills Be a Bad Thing?
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The end of the year is a great time for reflection. Many leaders and managers are taking some time to make plans and resolutions for how they want to change over the next year.
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The Project Champion: A Management Best Practice

The Project Champion: A Management Best Practice | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The true advocate for a project and the gatekeeper of a project's heroic success or dismal failure – is a Project Champion. Here's what one looks like.
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Also seems to work for a startup.

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Four Keys to Thinking About the Future

Four Keys to Thinking About the Future | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
A publishing company has discovered that one of its well-known authors has plagiarized. The publisher has pulled the title. But does the publisher’s responsibility end there? Does one disclose the transgression to the public?
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5 myths and realities of good teamwork

5 myths and realities of good teamwork | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
What do you actually really know about teamwork? In this article you can find 5 teamwork myths which you should avoid. Take a look!

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Lancaster University expertise supports economic growth in 16 cities across the | Lancaster University

Lancaster University expertise supports economic growth in 16 cities across the  | Lancaster University | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Lancaster University is taking a unique leading role in a £32 million Government programme to boost economic growth in cities across the country.
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Comment on Startups Should Hire PR Early by Shafiq Ul Hasan

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There is no doubt in the fact that PR plays the most vital role in boosting any company. For a startup it is a very good idea. Thanks for the great post!
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Write your post-mortem before your startup dies - VentureBeat

Write your post-mortem before your startup dies - VentureBeat | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Write your post-mortem before your startup dies
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My cousin David runs a startup called Wireless Environment.
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The True Costs Of Running A Startup [Infographic]

The True Costs Of Running A Startup [Infographic] | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
One of the great things about running a startup is that you can do it from pretty much wherever you want. With no boss telling you what to do or where to do it you have the ability to pick and choose, based on your company's needs.
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This is how entrepreneurs from around the world rank their country's startup ... - VentureBeat

This is how entrepreneurs from around the world rank their country's startup ... - VentureBeat | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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This is how entrepreneurs from around the world rank their country's startup ...
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A great idea and technical expertise will only get you so far with a startup if your government doesn't support entrepreneurship.
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Why Your Startup Org Chart Is Pointless

Why Your Startup Org Chart Is Pointless | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

The minute you start drawing lines and boxes, you're instituting an us versus them mentality. And that's the last thing you want at a start-up.


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How to Turn Around Nearly Anything

How to Turn Around Nearly Anything | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series championship will long be remembered as proof that you can turn around nearly anything.
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Works for projects too!
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