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8th Aug 2018

Before your board can maximise the value of their business, it is important to know what the business is currently worth. By looking at recent deals in your market and speaking to a trusted adviser, you should be...

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1st Aug 2018

Looking to take the next step with property?   So, you have taken the plunge into the world of contracting and things are going well.  Investing in property may seem an appealing way to secure a comfortable retirement. Following the PRA Buy-to-Let changes to...

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30th Jul 2018

As a Consultant, you’re often seen as one big problem-solving machine, and whilst you may be great at solving other peoples’ problems it’s easy to let your own fall to the wayside. As the landscape of winning...

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30th Jul 2018

Step 1: Preparing your board   The sale of a business is often the most important ‘transaction’ a business owner will make in their lifetime. Preparation and pre-sale planning can...

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26th Jul 2018

Winning consultancy contracts can be an arduous process - especially when first starting out. Once you have overcome the hurdle of securing an interview, it is essential that you are able to clearly outline your services and manage client...

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13th Jul 2018

Above typical work perks, when it comes to building strong client relationships, wellbeing schemes are fantastic add-ons that have been increasingly on the rise.  Why?  Because, simply put, a decent wellbeing...

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4th Jul 2018

You’ve been working in your current 9-5 job for what seems like forever and now you’re ready to branch off on your own and become a Consultant. Whilst freelancing offers a number of advantages over traditional employment, including both greater freedom and greater...

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2nd Jul 2018

To make it as a Consultant you need to have a high drive for success. Whether you’ve been recruited to provide your expertise and guidance on a large-scale project,, or simply as an extra pair of hands on a project - the end goals of success are...

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18th Jun 2018

Perhaps one of the most important steps in understanding the key points of what to expect as you embark on your portfolio career is to define it absolutely. The term itself has a few different interpretations available both on and offline, however, the most prevalent and...

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11th Jun 2018

So, you’ve taken the plunge and stepped out from predictable traditional employment to reap the benefits of the flexible and profitable contracting world. But does this mean you are going to struggle to be accepted for a mortgage by the major high street lenders?  You may...

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14th Jun 2018

There are many reasons why people choose to become a Contractor- it can bring a lot of benefits; flexibility in working hours, high day rates and, subsequently, a high income. Of...

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11th Jun 2018

In the past few years, more leading businesses have been acquiring the support and skills of Consultants. According to research conducted by Zeqr in 2017, UK businesses spent over £60...

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4th Jun 2018

The morning can be tough for even the best of us, so how can we go about setting ourselves up best for a productive day? Many CEOs and top-level professionals have shared their insights...

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31st May 2018

Keir Hopley became a member of TheConsultantHub.com and NonExecutiveDirectors.com following a recommendation from a friend. Since joining, Keir has secured a role as an ‘Independent Person’ with The London Borough of...

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24th May 2018

So far, 2018 has been a big year for the controversial tax law known as ‘IR35’. In fact, it’s only May and we’ve already seen two very different but highly publicised rulings on it, MDCM Ltd v...

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23rd May 2018

There’s just a couple of days to go until the new data protection laws of GDPR come into effect on 25th May 2018. As an individual leading their portfolio career, now is the time to make sure all your...

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8th May 2018

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is Europe’s largest business event. The most influential minds in the UK’s entrepreneurial world...

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4th May 2018

Whether you are an aspiring Consultant or a well-established Consultant looking to generate more leads and develop your portfolio career, building a personal brand that effectively sells the identity of your business has never been more important.  Having a brand that...

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2nd May 2018

Samantha Nicol is an active member of TheConsultantHub.com and WomenDirectors.com. Having recently completed the acclaimed Ahead of the Curve development programme, Samantha now feels more mentally...

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26th Apr 2018

It is becoming increasingly popular for professionals to reach a place in their career where they are enticed by the prospect of stepping back from full-time commitments and...

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26th Apr 2018

Aina Khan OBE is a world-renowned consultant solicitor in London, specialising in the field of International Family Law. She is a leading expert in Islamic and Asian issues.   In addition to her...

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GDPR - One Month To Go

InTouch Networks

26th Apr 2018

With the introduction and implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) officially one month away, you’re nearing the eleventh hour if you haven’t yet made any...

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13th Apr 2018

Regardless of your professional background and confidence in your abilities, moving into a new boardroom as a Non-Executive Director or taking the leap to become your own boss as a Consultant can be an overwhelming experience. Even C-suite executives making the transition from a...

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12th Apr 2018

It's been over 100 years since the concept of consulting came into being, and the profession remains as popular as ever. Thousands of aspiring Consultants begin the journey each year...

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6th Apr 2018

In Touch Networks has received further recognition as a specialist group of transformative online networks; having quickly built momentum in the business world by connecting elite professionals and employers, the firm has now been awarded...

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28th Mar 2018

Whether you’re a finance and tax consultant - or on the flipside, a freelancer or company looking for the services of such a consultant - we pride ourselves on eliminating the...

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22nd Mar 2018

This month we interviewed Phil Birch, a highly engaged member of TheConsultantHub.com to discuss his successes as a member. He has completed his profile, engaged with our free CPD online training, attended an event, joined our development programme and landed himself a...

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21st Mar 2018

It’s been a long time in the making, but ISO 45001 has now landed.  This is an exciting time for ISO consultants, as the new standard brings opportunities for business. If you provide ISO management system consulting, ISO 45001 should soon become an important part of your...

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15th Mar 2018

With competition to land your next role at an all-time high, having a CV that sets you apart is vital, especially when you are at director level. Therefore, it is no surprise that people invest in a professionally...

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8th Mar 2018

The world is changing fast. With the automation of so many jobs and the shackles of corporate life, it's only logical for skilled individuals to consider a way to cultivate their own income and employment...

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9th Feb 2018

“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.”   - John C. Maxwell In all my...

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26th Jan 2018

  What is continuous improvement?   Continuous improvement embodies culture, discipline and performance. For an organisation to continuously find opportunity in innovation, the staff need a free-thinking work environment. This allows for the status...

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18th Jan 2018

Why become a Consultant? For anyone interested in becoming a Consultant, one question immediately comes to mind: Why do you want to become a Consultant? This seemingly simple question goes beyond the practical, ‘What...

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17th Jan 2018

The recent liquidation of British multinational Carillion - with the subsequent threat of the loss of 20,000 people’s livelihoods in the UK - demonstrates the stark reality of an...

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11th Jan 2018

Consultants exist across a variety of industries with different areas of expertise. From an IT Consultant who specialises in digital transformation, to a Marketing Consultant that may be brought in to a...

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5th Jan 2018

As the new year gets underway, it’s a good time to consider how you will make 2018 your best year ever. Here are our three top tips for Consultants in any field to start and maintain a productive year: 1. Decide how to invest in yourself – it’s in making the decision...

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2nd Jan 2018

On the 13th November 2017, In Touch Networks hosted its first annual conference, ‘Winning in the Boardroom,’ at the Royal Institute in Mayfair,...

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20th Dec 2017

For our December success story, we interviewed Rico Gusman, a member of Non-Executive Directors and The Consultant Hub to hear why he originally joined the networks and his delight at securing a role which offers more...

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8th Nov 2017

The way in which professionals apply for roles and serve businesses has evolved. Staying in one position for decades, if not the majority of your career, is no longer the norm. Remote working...

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19th Jun 2018

One of the challenges of deciding to take a career in a different direction is that it can be hard to reinvent yourself. Your reputation is likely a large part of your career, and people know you for who you are and what you have done. They probably don't have insight of your...

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12th Sep 2017

Long gone are the days of working for the same organisation for decades at a time. Traditional employment models are rapidly being turned on their head, making way for a more flexible and dynamic workforce. In the...

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7th Sep 2017

Becoming a consultant and ensuring business success should probably be all about playing to your strengths. After all, you may well have become a consultant so that you can share your expertise with clients who find themselves with a skill gap at a critical time. They are looking for...

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The Power of Motivation

In Touch Networks

6th Sep 2017

You may have a strong skill set and all the advantages of career successes alongside plenty of people eager to help and support you in your quest for change, but motivation remains a door locked from the inside. No one can want you into doing something other than yourself. If...

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6th Sep 2017

Often we slip into habits with our language patterns. We have tendancies to use the same vocabulary and repetitive phrases every day - sometimes potentially resulting in reaching the status of...

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