Problem Solving: The Skill Every Consultant Should Have

Consultants enter brand new situations every day. As a consultant, you may be coming into a company you’ve never dealt with before, you may be dealing with a specific problem or set of obstacles you haven’t encountered before, or you may be the fresh eyes and perspective that this client needs. Whatever the circumstances, you have to consider all options and opportunities for improvement and then dive in and decide how you’re going to approach and conquer that specific task.

  • 17 February 2017
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 647
Working as a Consultant: Finding a Development Rhythm

People like knowing what's coming and what to expect next in most situations. This no different in a work environment.  When you’re working as a consultant, and entering into a business or project as a new asset, finding a development rhythm is extremely important to the process.  

  • 25 November 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1548
Give Your Brand a Social Facelift

Whether you're building a brand or maintaining a brand, you have to remember that it is multi-faceted.  It's like getting a job: you had a great interview, you scored the job, and now it's time to show up for your first day.  Are you going to roll out of bed and run in with the same clothes you had on the night before?  Or, are you going to put a little effort into your appearance?  Probably the latter.  Otherwise, it must have been a phone interview...  My point here is that appearance matters to your brand.  If you want customers to find you, you have to be accessible.  If you want customers to stick around after they've found you, you have to put a little effort into the appearance of your brand.  

  • 11 February 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1588
Software and Web Design: Put Yourself in Your Customer's Customer's Place

Recently, we had a client come to us in trouble.  Long story short, this was a customer who had come to us previously asking us to build her a website.  We talked over what she wanted, drummed up a proposal, and sent it over to her.  Great, fine, totally on board.  However, then she started talking to another company who promised to do the same job for much cheaper.  She went with them, the site was designed and up and running, and she was not happy with it.  She came back to us needing help.

  • 31 December 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2639
Getting My Feet Wet in Paid Advertising

Alright, I promised I’d be back Monday with the results I’ve had so far with my Twitter and Facebook paid advertising campaigns.  Well, here I am.  Let’s lay it out by social network and start at the beginning.

2013 Year in Review
Well, 2013 is winding to an end and it’s been a big one here at J&S Tech Designs. We’ve been working hard to try to engage our customers and deliver information that you care about. Speaking of which, our blog has taken off this year and here are the top ten blog articles that our readers have viewed the most.
  • 11 December 2013
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1774

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«July 2017»

Consultants: The Importance of Being an Expert

​As a consultant, you’ll run into situations nearly daily where you are meeting new people who want to hear about what you do. I get questions regularly on topics that I consult on. Many times these conversations come up on the spot and out of a normal business environment.  So, what do you do when you’re approached, totally unprepared, and you have to talk about your business out of the blue? Do you know your business well enough that you can stop whatever you’re doing and come up with an intelligent informed conversation? As a consultant, this is a must.
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