Happy New Year 2015!!!

Happy New Year from EJ Consulting Services.

We have many new and more exciting things in store, so check back weekly for updates on EJ Consulting Services, tips, and the newest industry trends.

Here at EJ Consulting Services, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy new year.

How to Have a Better Working Relationship

Everyone knows if you have employees, you have to keep them happy; if you don’t then you run the risk of not only having unhappy employees but unhappy customers.

Below are some tips for improving employee/employer relationships.

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You Are Your Brand, Guard it With Your Life

Remember the old saying, “Birds of a Feather, Flock Together?” Yeah well that saying can be applied to your business as well.  Basically, you are your brand, and if you don’t have any respect in the industry you work in, then neither will your business.  Below are some tips to remember when building your brand:

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Tips to Organizing your Home Office

Working from home can be fun, but if you aren’t organized properly, then it can be hell.

Below are some tips for organizing your home office.

Tip #1: Tools for organization

When I say tools, I don’t mean a screw driver and wrench.  I mean a few basic tools like an inbox where you can put assignments, bills, letters and other projects on your to-do list, a file rack (or a few) to hold current projects, a trash basket, recycling container and shredder, and a filing cabinet.  Day planner, wall calendar, white board should be considered to keep meetings, assignments and notes in order.

These basic tools are a must have because it not only keeps your office organized but it keeps you organized as well.

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Links to Consult

Graphic Designed by Elizabeth Jamey Consulting

Graphic Designed by Elizabeth Jamey Consulting

It really is quite amazing, that in this day and age, there are companies that don’t have client management tools.  Kaspersky.com

Another day, another company sued for false advertising.  What do you readers think?  Do you think advertisers have a duty to advertise properly.  ABC News

Good article about whether or not your public relations strategy is outdated.  Business Insider

Retirement planning is something everyone should do.  Especially small business owners.  Forbes

Is ‘Obamacare’ hurting small businesses?  Especially minority businesses?  Fox News Latino

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Top 20 Consulting Businesses

Picture Courtesy of www.euroson2009.org

Picture Courtesy of http://www.euroson2009.org

If you know what you are doing, consulting can be a very lucrative business, and it’s a great business to do from home.

Below are the top 20 consulting businesses around.

1. Accounting Consulting – If you are good with numbers, and got A’s in accounting class, then an accounting consultant might just be the business for you.  Accounting consultants help businesses with all of its financial needs.

2. Advertising Consulting – Creative types and individuals good with innovative campaign ideas find being an advertising consultant works best for them.

3. Auditing Consultant – This type of consultant can audit anything dealing with a business, from utility bills, all the way to telecommunications.

4. Business Consultant – Turning a profit is the name of this consultant’s game. If you are good at making money, this is definitely something you want to look into.

5. Business Writing Consultant – You’d be surprised how many companies don’t have a purchase order form or training manual, and that’s where a business writing consultant is needed.

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Essential Items for Women to Pack for a Business Trip

As women know, packing can be a pain in the butt, especially if you are packing for a business trip.  It can be hard to know what to bring, and what is just taking up space, so below are 5 essential items every women should back for a business trip.

 

Anne Klein Grey Suit Separates Collection (skirt suit)

 

Anne Klein Grey Suit Separates Collection (pants suit)

Anne Klein Grey Suit Separates Collection (pants suit)

www1.macys.com, Pants Suit – $102.99, Separate Skirt – $62.99
1. Classic Suit – Let’s be real, a carryon bag is not very big, so it’s not like you have a lot of space for a tons of clothes, that’s why the classic business suit is always the best way to go.  Not only is it invariably fashionable, but it also leaves room for the many other items you have to fit into your carryon bag.  Remember to look for a suit that is made of wrinkle-resistant materials (wool and synthetics are a safer bet than 100% cotton).

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