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Showcase and Sell Your Expertise Online Like a Pro with POPexpert

Showcase and Sell Your Expertise Online Like a Pro with POPexpert | BUSINESS and more |

Via Robin Good
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It seems that this platform is more interesting than others in the same range. I asked for an invitation. I can not wait to test.


Robin Good's comment, March 4, 2013 12:03 PM
yes Martin, this is much better than what I have seen so far. I am quite impressed.
Martin Gysler's comment, March 4, 2013 12:10 PM
Me too, after the short video. It seems to be very user friendly.
Joakim Baage's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:59 AM

Interesting platform, I like the model

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Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business

Three Tips to Start a Consulting Business | BUSINESS and more |

Starting a consulting business is one way of drawing on your expertise and creatively making use of problem-solving skills. It’s a popular – and potentially lucrative -- avenue for aspiring business owners. The consulting industry in the U.S. generates nearly $100 billion in revenues each year, according to a Harvard Business School analysis conducted in 2007. And it's an industry where one can earn upwards of $400 per hour depending on the work and location, according to the Association of Management Consulting Firms, a New York-based organization.


"People come into consulting from all different routes," says Andrea Coutu, a Vancouver-based marketing consultant and founder of the blog Consultant Journal.


If you're ready to hang your own consulting shingle, consider these three strategies to get started...

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Eight reasons why you shouldn't be scared to go freelance

Eight reasons why you shouldn't be scared to go freelance | BUSINESS and more |

Too afraid to break out and become a cultural consultant or start your own arts business? Katy Cowan dispels some of the more common fears.

"You shouldn’t be afraid to work for yourself", says Katy Cowan. 

It's laughable the amount of times I've heard people say to me: "I wish I had the guts like you to go freelance!" These people are usually employed by someone else and are stuck in jobs they don't enjoy, dreaming of the day they can start their own business.

So what's stopping them? Well there are plenty of reasons: they might be afraid of the unknown; they might lack confidence and think they're not good enough; they could prefer the job security of their present full-time position, thinking that freelancing is far too risky.

If you're stuck in a job you don't like and want to work for yourself, what's keeping you from living the dream? Are you making similar excuses? Are you too afraid to break out and start your own business? Well, it's time to stop procrastinating and start making a name for yourself. Here are the top eight fears of going freelance and why you shouldn't be afraid to work for yourself.

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Tom George's comment, January 26, 2012 3:50 PM
Hey Martin,
Everything should be running smoothly now on IB. We have a much better server set up now so that's a plus right. Anyway have a great evening.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 27, 2012 4:34 AM
Hey Tom, thank you for the information, great, a better service is always a good thing :-)