How to Work with Experts: The Value of Experts

How to Work with Experts: The Value of Experts

In our last episode, we discussed how to avoid hiring an expert steamroller. You know, someone who comes in, hijacks the project, and leaves you with something you didn’t even want in the first place. In this episode, we’re talking about the other side of the relationship, when the client steamrolls the expert. It’s important…

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How NOT to Hire an Expert: The Steamroller

How NOT to Hire an Expert: The Steamroller

Sometimes when we hire expert help, we don’t end up getting what we wanted and are left with something we don’t even know what to do with. This is fairly obvious when the expert is a personal stylist or decorator (anyone remember the straw wall on Trading Spaces?), but what about in your business? What…

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Ways to Work with an Expert

Ways to work with an expert

If you’ve ever wondered how to engage with someone to solve a problem, you’re not alone. Even with websites, it can be really unclear if you need a designer, developer, SEO expert, or something else entirely. That’s why it’s so important to know how to work with an expert to get the most out of…

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Preparing Your Organization to Work with an Expert

Prepping to work with an expert

Isn’t it great when things ARE as advertised? When you get the value from something you invested in? It is an incredible feeling. To get that feeling every time you work with an expert, you need to learn how to prep your organization to best work with an expert so you can more reliably get…

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How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Expert

How to avoid hiring the wrong expert

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or so the saying goes. In my experience, so are the efforts of the wrong expert hired to help your organization. But let’s face it: It’s almost impossible to really tell how a hire is going to go until you’re into it. That’s why there’s this…

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Which Expert Should You Hire?

Which Expert should you hire

When trying to make a decision, my son’s go-to tiebreaker is “eenie meenie minee mo.” While that can work for 8-year-old decisions like which Otter Pop flavor to have, it’s probably not as effective when you’re trying to determine which expert you should hire for your business. There are actually quite a few challenges in…

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The Benefits of Scorecards to Keep Score in Your Business

Keeping Score in Your Business

Often, the most effective “tricks” are the simplest ones. Today, we’re exploring one of the most basic—and most transformative—business hacks I’ve found: scorecards. I know what you’re thinking: “Seriously, Brandy? A scorecard? That’s not going to help me.” Or “Yeah, good luck getting that to work in my company. I’m never going to do that.…

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