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  • We all love apps that can help us be more organized, productive and enjoy some extra free time. But from the hundreds and thousands of free and paid apps that hit the market every month, it’s hard to choose sometimes. Whether you prefer a simple or more complicated app, here i...
    10 Hottest Productivity Apps
  • “One of the difficult challenges of being an independent consultant is managing the balance between servicing your current clientele without negatively impacting your ability to generate new clients,” said Helene Laffitte, CEO of Consulting Quest and former independent consultant...
    How Can Independent Consultants Win More Quality Projects?
  • A consulting firm is a dynamic organization that is vulnerable to the fluctuations of the business cycle. New projects come and go, and the people who staff your firm tend to change over time. While you may not have current problems with recruitment, finding the appropriate level...
    Why Maintaining Organizational Flexibility is the Key to Sustainable Growth for your Consultancy?
  • You’ve created the PowerPoint. You’ve written the speech. You’ve booked the room. It’s time to practice for that big presentation. But where to start? Firstly, you have to know yourself. How do you memorize content? How do you present the best version of yourself? You should be ...
    7 confidence building ways to practice for a big presentation
  •   The many common mistakes performed by consultants while preparing their proposals are not just inside their head. Mistakes often enter into proposals and presentations in the most awkward time and manner. The following is a list of many of the possible ways we have seen co...
    50 Ways to Ruin Your Proposal: The Problem is All Inside Your Head
  • Consulting Quest has just launched the Consulting Quest Global Directory, the world’s largest professionally-managed directory in the consulting industry. About it With more than 2000 Consulting firms profiled, the Directory lists consultancies with more than 8000 offices s...
    The Consulting Quest Global Directory The largest Worldwide curated database of Consulting Firms is now available online
  •  “One of the difficult challenges of being an independent consultant is managing the balance between servicing your current clientele without negatively impacting your ability to generate new clients. If you excel at what you do, Teambuil...
    How Can Independent Consultants Win More Quality Projects?
  • “We felt there was a demand for a more time and cost-efficient way to search for consulting talent”, says Helene Laffitte, CEO of Consulting Quest, “but there wasn’t one that served the Consulting Industry and its specific needs. This is a platform built for consultants by consul...
    Where Should You Look for Your Next Consulting Candidate?
  • A consulting firm is a dynamic organization that is vulnerable to the fluctuations of the business cycle. New projects come and go, and the people who staff your firm tend to change over time. While you may not have current problems with recruitment, finding the appropriate lev...
    What Is the Right Size for Your Consulting Team?
  • Most talented small and medium-size consulting firms are likely to have run up against the same type of frustrating conundrum while securing new work: staffing limits. No, this is not simply a matter of the number of colleagues on board. Instead, we are focusing here on other...
    Never Miss Another Opportunity with the Right Collaboration
  •   You are an expert in your field, have established a stellar professional reputation, and now you are ready to strike out on your own and start a consulting business. You may be itching to jump in and get started, but like any business, having a solid and well-though...
    A Practical Guide to Setting Up Your Consulting Business
  • In God we trust; all others must bring data: As consultants hammer home to their clients, the only way to prove that you are good is to bring the proof, the data. Paradoxically, however, they don’t apply that sound principle to their own shops. Management consulting has al...
    Should Management Consultants Measure Their Performance
  • Your proposal is ready. Your team has researched, brainstormed, written, and designed the proposal to perfection.  And you’re pretty sure that you can do an amazing job on the project you’re writing about. Once the client has read your proposal, they’ll see that you’re the co...
    7 Impactful Strategies For Pitching Your Team’s Proposal
  • The power of perceived value is a fascinating thing. And how one uses perceived value can be significant. Even recent scientific research agrees. In an essay for Forbes about behavioral economics, Mukul Patki asks the following question: "Are you more likely to admire a $5...
    Irrational Value Assessment: How Perceived Value Can Help Consultants
  • Have you ever submitted a business proposal or sent an email without proofreading it? Surely a typo here and there doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, right? Well, that approach might come back to haunt you. Typos and grammar errors can damage your reputation or e...
    The Most Expensive Grammar Mistakes in History