Echo's Blog

Radical transparency and flexibility with accountability.

At Echo Consulting, LLC we believe in radical transparency and flexibility with accountability. What is radical transparency and how do we practice it? 1. All team members are aware of all other team member’s salaries and profit share bonuses. 2. All team member’s goals are shared with the entire team. 3. When a team member is struggling with one of their goals or role expectations, it is shared on our CRAID log as a risk or issue so team members can help and offer support. 4. Company financials are shared with the entire team quarterly and any team member may request a cashflow update at any time. 5. All business development

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The Beauty of a Label

Labels in project management enable teams to discover, filter, manage and report on project progress leading to its success. With this level of organization, teams can learn to easily recognize the labels, their meaning and next steps. All contributing to the projects’ success.  

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Support Local this Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is almost upon us and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, it can be easy to forget the small local businesses that keep our community thriving. We are so lucky in Vermont to have so many wonderful local businesses to meet anyone’s shopping list – what’s better than being able to support our local economy and buy thoughtful gifts that will light up everyone's faces on your list? Gift Basket with Local Vermont Favorites When you think of quality, local Vermont products the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is maple syrup, cheese, and

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Two Years as a Small Business Owner - Assumptions Wrong, Decision Right

Two years ago, when I made the leap to start “working for myself” I made a LOT of assumptions. Two years in, I can confidently say every single assumption I made was wrong – and yet my decision to start Echo Consulting was right. Assumption # 1: I thought I was going to “work for myself” Reality #1: As a small business owner I work for my clients and community much more intimately than I ever did as an employee. I am more connected, empathetic, and aware of the amazing ecosystem that supports me, and my need to give back and empower others

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