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Thor Roundy

Small Business Training 101: Where Does Revenue Come From?

You have your own small business. I want to see you succeed. Let me start with the most fundamental question of all: What are your sources of revenue?

I help entrepreneurs. Many have great ideas. Many spend a lot of time networking. But at the end of the day, whether they succeed or fail depends...
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Are you a Leadership Consultant or a Management Consultant? (Why Consultants? Part IV)

I believe that coaches and consultants are vital to building a successful business. As I interact in social networks, I see so many businesses need the help of good consultants. As a result, I have developed a personal goal. I want to help coaches, consultants and other teachers succeed in what they are trying to...
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Expectations for Management Consultants (Why Consultants? Part III)

If you are a management consultant, then I would hire you to help me implement effective practices within my organization. My expectations for management consultants are very different. I don’t expect a management consultant to have his own ideas and tools. These are my expectations for a management consultant:

1. Follow the Leader.

When I...
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My Expectations for Leadership Consultants (Why Consultants? Part II)

If you are a leadership consultant, then the reason I would hire you would be to provide me or my organization with expertise. I expect the following from you:

1. Real Ideas.

When I want to learn something, I look for someone with knowledge or experience. If you have knowledge in a specific niche, advertise...
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The Value of Consultants (Why Consultants? Part I)

I am not a consultant. I am a CEO, and I am an attorney. I am the leader in the organizations I operate. So why do I recommend that companies employ consultants? And what do I expect consultants to do?

Part I: The Value of Consultants

My companies have several key employees. My key employees...
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Social Media Group Strategy : CLICK HERE (3LS)

This is an invitation.

This is the vision I introduced in Small Business Revolution. There are more than 1 billion people on Facebook and other social media platforms. But only a handful read your posts. To reach more potential clients, you need a core group with whom you interact.

By building an interactive group around...
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Business Relationships (3LS Illustration 2)

In personal relationships, people often find someone who really pushes their emotional buttons, and then spend the rest of their lives working out their issues. That pattern doesn't work well for business relationships.

Business relationships need to be productive. The Three-legged Stool analogy was really written for business relationships. In business we can focus on...
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Personal Relationships (3LS Illustration 1)

Warning: This is not a horoscope or a fortune cookie.

You are female, married 15 years with 3 children; your husband works too much; and your relationship has become more of an ongoing conflict than a peaceful place to turn to when you are having a rough day.

To be fair, here is the male...
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Relationships: The Three-legged Stool, Part 5

Imagine the best relationship that you have ever had; or imagine the most ideal relationship that you would like to have!

How do you feel about yourself in that perfect relationship? How do you feel about the other person? Perfect.

Now, what are you doing in that relationship? What would you like to be doing?...
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Relationships: The Three-legged Stool, Part 4

In Part 3, we began our discussion of leadership in relationships.

I know that there is a real need for leadership in relationships. As I suggested in my last post, two kinds of leadership are needed.

First, you DON'T KNOW what you don't know, and that keeps you from making progress.

Second, you DO KNOW...
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