When people hear the word “consulting,” they often think of Harvard MBAs advising enterprise businesses on corporate strategy.

They think that being a consultant means obtaining difficult degrees and certifications from prestigious universities in order to land a competitive job at a top consulting firm.

They envision a fancy office with thousands of impeccably dressed staff members, each with a packed suitcase ready for yet another international flight.

But in reality, this isn’t an accurate picture of consulting.

Not even close.

The true picture of modern consulting is a lot closer to home, and you probably know someone right now making great money as a consultant. 36% of the US workforce is currently engaged in some form of independent consulting and contract work, and out of this group, nearly 20% of those working full-time are earning north of six figures.

In this guide, we’ll discuss the definition of consulting, explore

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Snoop Dogg is joining Def Jam as a strategic consultant.

The ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ hitmaker will be working at the record label in a newly-created role as Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant, which will see him work across their executive team and artist roster, with an “immediate focus” on A&R and creative development.

Snoop is thrilled to have been offered the chance to work with the label, who he hailed as the “holy grail of hip-hop”.

He said in a video announcement: “Now, you may wonder why, so late in my career, would I wanna work for Def Jam Records.

“Well lemme tell ya, as a young rapper, Def Jam was the holy grail of hip-hop.”

After reflecting on the label’s legacy of great music as clips of artists including Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and Ludcaris played, Snoop has vowed to give their current roster the benefit

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Marks Sattin Executive Search is exclusively working with a PE Backed Consultancy business who are looking for a high calibre Chief Financial Officer to be based in London.

As CFO you’ll be a key player in the strategic financial insight of the business along with developing KPIs and building cash management. As the right hand to the CEO with full responsibility for leading the finance function and a broad operational remit, you will be professionalising, leading and implementing all controls, processes and procedures to drive growth for the business and oversee their effective buy & build strategy. Culture is an important focus for this business which is people focused. You’ll be working alongside an impressive CEO to achieve the joint commercial growth for the business.

The ideal candidate:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA), preferably chartered
  • Has extensive experience in working as a CFO in a PE Backed Managed Services,
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Many businesses may have gone under during the pandemic, but many more have been created and have zero intention of closing up shop once restrictions are lifted.

This is according to a new report from The Accountancy Partnership, an online accounting service for UK businesses, which states that there were a “record number” of new businesses started in 2020.

These businesses will create thousands of jobs in the coming years, including IT consultancies, in which industry one in four new firms plan to hire at least one person. 

The report states that a quarter of new IT consultancies (some 2,200 of them) will be hiring more people in the coming years, expanding employment opportunities for UK workers.

Almost three-quarters (71 percent) of retail entrepreneurs who set up shop during the pandemic want to grow their consultancy’s revenue, with almost half (46 percent) wanting these companies to become their only source

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England coach Eddie Jones. (Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

England head coach Eddie Jones said on Wednesday he has nothing to apologise over for using some of his holidays in April to fulfil a consultancy role with Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath.

The 61-year-old Australian attracted some criticism for the stint, including from former England coach Clive Woodward after Jones’ side finished second from bottom in the Six Nations, their joint worst performance.

They also finished fifth in 2018 under Jones.

However, Jones has held a consultancy role with Suntory for more than two decades and went there with the blessing of the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

“For 25 years I have always practiced coaching and I had to use my holidays to practice coaching because I love it,” Jones said.

“I get the opportunity to do a little bit of coaching at Suntory and I get the

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MIAMI: LLYC has acquired performance and digital marketing consulting firm Apache, which specializes in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients’ businesses.

This deal allows LLYC to extend the services of its Deep Digital Business unit, which develops data analytics, deep learning and influence and digital marketing “to help clients harness the disruption caused by exponential technologies in the field of communications,” LLYC said in a statement. 

The three founding partners of Apache, Jesus Moradillo, David Martin and Luis Manuel Nuñez, will continue to run the agency’s business. They will work with LLYC chief strategy and innovation officer Adolfo Corujo and his team to incorporate their services into the firm’s evolving value proposition, which involves using innovations in corporate communications, public affairs and marketing in all its operations.

Apache will work independently for a time, maintaining its brand but identifying as part of LLYC. The long-term vision is

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Anand Sahay, CEO, Xebia
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Appcino is a low-code consulting and technology firm with almost a decade of experience in delivering business applications on low-code platforms enabling effective and accelerated digital transformation. Appcino is an Appian Trusted & Elite solutions partner and Salesforce Silver Consulting partner.

Appcino has delivered more than 600 enterprise apps across 100+ customers worldwide and has created multiple solution accelerators on these platforms to fast-track the overall transformation journey.

Appcino delivers business applications and automation initiatives using its substantial intellectual capital built with deep domain, technical wisdom, strong human capital, and industry leading low-code platforms.

Xebia Group is a fast-growing digital leader known for helping companies worldwide digitally transform themselves by offering high-quality cloud, data, AI, Agile, DevOps, and software consultancy. Xebia Group has successfully launched several brands and continues to expand in line with its ‘buy and build’ strategy: partnering with thought leaders

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Oxfam in its fight against poverty and suffering works with suppliers and service providers considering them as Oxfam partners given the interdependent relationship between Oxfam and its suppliers/service providers.

Suppliers and service providers are individuals (suppliers, consultants, freelancers, etc.), firms or companies that provide Oxfam with goods, services or works partnering with Oxfam to save lives, help overcome poverty and sufferings, fight social injustice, and; to work towards having a just world without poverty. It is important for us that all people connected to our work is keeping with the organization’s beliefs, values, and aims.

Oxfam focuses its activities on providing a comprehensive humanitarian response to poverty, working cohesively in the four areas that constitute its identity: development cooperation, humanitarian action, fair trade, social mobilization, campaigns, and education for global citizenship. 

Oxfam, in order to achieve its objectives, is conducting tender processes within Nigeria and invites your submission of a

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Mary Shaffran, Jennifer Stone join ARDX



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Mary Shaffran (left) and Jennifer Stone
Mary Shaffran (left) and Jennifer Stone

Norfolk-based government health care management and IT consulting firm ARDX announced last week it has hired Mary Shaffran as vice president of service delivery and Jennifer Stone as vice president of business development.

With more than 20 years of experience, Shaffran has held leadership positions with Northrop Grumman Corp., ASRC, ProSphere, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and most recently served as vice president of federal civilian solutions at IntelliDyne. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Converse College and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia.

Stone, who has more than 21 years of experience, has previously worked with General Dynamics Corp., IBM, Accenture and Gartner. She most recently served as vice president of growth, military and veterans health with GovernmentCIO. Stone earned her bachelor’s

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