Echo's Blog

Why Change is Hard & What to Do About It

It's never easy to start something new, even when you're open to change. As I reflect back on my first month with Echo Consulting, I can relate to the uncomfortable feeling that comes with entering the unknown and taking a leap. Prior to joining the Echo team, I spent many years coaching and training women business owners around navigating self-employment, guiding them through their fear and uncertainty so they could make smart decisions moving toward their future. When I joined Echo, I had a new, exciting opportunity to use my skills and practice what I teach, forcing me to step out

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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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Getting Started with Smartsheet

If you’ve never used a platform similar to Smartsheet before, we understand it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Whether your team is using Smartsheet for project management, a project management office (PMO), budget and resourcing, content management, and more - once you have a grasp of the system, Smartsheet will empower you and your team to move faster and achieve more with their powerful core capabilities and premium add-on products. Just like anything you learn, your best learning path will depend on your learning style to determine what suits you best. Here are some resources our team

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5 Tips for Successful Change Management

Every business must evolve and undergo organizational change to keep up with new technology, changing markets, and demands, etc but that doesn’t mean that change is easy or comes naturally. Change can solicit a multitude of emotional responses from members of your organization and if not addressed properly can have a negative impact on the success of the change initiative. While Change Management is a very in-depth topic – here are five of the top tips we’ve found for successful change management:

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