International Management Consulting Firms

Daniel asks…

Why Does Clinton Refuse to Renounce or Reject $upport from Firm Accused of Sexual Harrassment?

Sen. Hillary Clinton has declined to return $170,000 in campaign contributions from individuals at a company accused of widespread sexual harassment, and whose CEO is a disbarred lawyer with a criminal record, federal campaign records show.

The federal government has accused the Illinois management consulting firm, International Profit Associates (IPA) of a brazen pattern of sexual harassment including “sexual assaults,” “degrading anti-female language” and “obscene suggestions.”

What will the feminist Hillary supporters think of this?

Shouldn’t Hillary renounce and reject?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

This is renounce:

Main Entry: re·nounce
Pronunciation: ri-?nau?n(t)s
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·nounced; re·nounc·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French renuncer, from Latin renuntiare, from re- + nuntiare to report, from nuntius messenger
Date: 14th century
transitive verb
1 : to give up, refuse, or resign usually by formal declaration
2 : to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further : repudiate

Laura asks…

How to become a good corporate trainer? Is it a good career path? How to prepare my self to become one?

I am doing my MBA (majoring in Management) now and very much interested to become a Management Consultant in my near future. I have wide working experience in various fields even though my undergraduate was from IT background. Currently I am administering in an Examination Division in a private University. To achieve my aim, I have decided to involve my self in the corporate training and development field to gain more knowledge and experience mainly in the sector of management. Will this help me to reach my goal? What I could like to know is, how shall I go about to achieve my goal and aim to become a successful Management consultant? What are the areas that I should focus on? And also may I know, what are a Management Consultant’s actual duties or job functions are? I am seeking for a good guider to guide me to achieve my goal?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

The International Council of Management Consultant Institutes (ICMCI). The CMC enjoys global reciprocity, with consultants certified in one country being recognised in most other countries.

# Three or more (depending on country) years of experience in full-time consulting.
# Owner or employee of a firm in independent practice, or internal consultant in organization meeting Institute’s independence criteria.
# Demonstrated client satisfaction in challenging engagements.
# Interview by a panel of senior consultants on approaches to and competencies in a range of consulting disciplines.
# Written and oral ethics examinations and adherence to a rigorous code of ethics.

Corporate trainer in USA

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Business Cards Tomorrow Austin

George asks…

Do you think that Chris Benoit should have been on WWE’s top 50 list?

Yes or No-Why/Why not-Explain your answer
If you were to place him on the list,what number would you rank him?

WQ-Who do you expect to appear tomorrow night on RAW?
WQ2-Do you want Wade Barett to win the WWE championship?Yes/No and why
WQ3-Who do you want to win NXT season 3?
WQ4- Do you like Ric Flair’s fortune?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

As we can see from the answers above, most of us have either always separated Chris Benoit the wrestler from Chris Benoit the person, or have learned to separate the two. Vince can erase Benoit from WWE history if he wants, that’s his right as the owner of the company, but he can’t erase Benoit’s wrestling career from the minds of the fans.

Chris Benoit is the greatest in-ring performer I’ve ever seen. Nothing will ever change that…unless somebody actually better comes along, in which case Benoit will move down to number two.

But I wouldn’t put him in the top ten of the greatest “superstars” list. The top ten is reserved for that special breed who have changed the business (for the better) in some way or another. My top five “best of all-time”:

1. Ric Flair — the most complete all-around performer, inside the ring and out, the business has ever had. Flair had no weaknesses anywhere in his performances. It didn’t matter what the rest of the card was, if Flair was in the main event it was pretty much guaranteed a sell-out. And, very important, Flair made it cool to cheer for the heels that so many fans do today. Flair was the first “cool heel”, a decade before Stone Cold rose to the top of the WWF.

2. Hulk Hogan — Hogan did something no other wrestler before him (not even Flair) could, and that’s take pro wrestling global in the MAINSTREAM. Hogan made it cool (for any- and everybody) to be a wrestling fan.

3. Gorgeous George — completely shattered the mold for what is acceptable in a wrestling gimmick and made it possible for the Undertakers and the Goldusts and the *insert your favorite gimmick* to be not only possible, but acceptable to fans. George also helped to make the new invention, television, a roaring success, as millions of people bought TVs just to see George wrestle.

4. Lou Thesz — had the rock-solid credentials and legitimate wrestling skills to give the NWA World Title the credibility it needed to convince most fans that wrestlers aren’t just actors doing stunts. In the 40′s and 50′s Thesz unified many regional championships into one true “World” title, making the NWA the strongest alliance of promotions the business ever had, and ever will have, and the NWA World Title the most prestigious championship in wrestling history.

5. Stone Cold Steve Austin — THE defining character in the “Attitude Era” (encompassing the WWF, WCW, and ECW) which brought about a fundamental and enormous shift in the way the wrestling business presented itself. Hogan took the cartoon world of pro wrestling global. Austin (because of his popularity) forced it to “grow up”.

The next several on the list would be filled with the likes of Freddie Blassie, The Sheik, Dusty Rhodes, The Crusher, Bruno Sammartino, Bruiser Brody, etc. Wrestlers who either created or defined a gimmick that proved popular with millions of fans, and who consistently sold out arenas wherever they appeared for years and years.

Benoit would probably land about number 20 on my list.

WQ — The guys in the back (Steamboat, Arn Anderson, Slaughter, Rotundo, etc) at every show. Unfortunately Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan can’t be there, but I hope Jim Ross and Jesse Ventura will be. Perhaps the Iron Sheik, Hacksaw Duggan, and Doink, and a few others like them, will appear.

WQ2 — As much as I do not like Randy Orton, no. Barrett has not proven himself “worthy” of carrying either WWE world title. He rarely wrestles and needs help to win when he does get in the ring. The WWE Title has been passed around far too often the past few years as it is. Putting it on another “rookie” now…way too soon.

WQ3 — My favorite was Aksana, but I stopped following it when it moved to If she’s still in it, then she would still be my favorite.

WQ4 — yeah. I saw the birth of The Four Horsemen and every incarnation of the group. Fourtune is the best “knock-off” of the Horsemen I’ve ever seen. They do embody the spirit of the originals (Flair, Tully, Ole, and Arn) very well. Flair is nothing like JJ Dillon, though (he doesn’t need to be). Flair is Flair, and that’s great for Fourtune. I’d rather they not be part of Immortal (the original Horsemen never needed anybody but themselves and didn’t join other factions), and I hope someday soon they will separate themselves from Hogan and Bischoff and continue building their own legacy, separate from Hogan.

Linda asks…

Towing and Due Process?

Okay, so I am a 21 year old college student taking an introductory Business law Course so my legal principles are vague and apply to most situations without specification.
This question that I pose has to do with Towing, the policies tow companies impose, and the release of the vehicle.

First off, through my own research I have found that the majority of cases against tow companies are disputing the actual tow. Though technically I was right to park there I am NOT arguing the actual tow. The tow company had probable cause to tow my vehicle.
Moving on. What I plan on filing suit for is violation of 5th and 14th amendment rights to the deprivation of property without due process.
Currently, if you are towed by non-consent for trespassing, you are not notified in anyway and charged by the calender day for impound fees. By the time you figure out your car was towed, the first thought running through your mind was a stolen car. So you call 911 and they inform you of the tow. That is emotional distress!!! Anyways, the tow company holds your car until they receive full payment.
This means that they will deprive you of your car until you pay in full the amount without a hearing. You have to sign the documents they hand you and pay in cash or debit (no credit) before they release the car. It would be my understanding that the signing of these documents would be under duress, therefore voiding any contract you may have to agree to. This includes the receipt that you sign for your debit card and the paper agreeing to pay the amount.
Nevertheless, my point is that because they hold your car until full payment received and do not offer multiple payment options, or have state regulated prices (meaning they could charge $500 if they wanted to) that they are in violation of 5th and 14th amendment rights…
Someone PLEASE tell me why I am wrong on this so I can get over it…if not I will be filing suit tomorrow

The State is Texas, County of Travis, and City of Austin


AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Uh…due process will consist of a police officer exercising his legal right to have a vehicle towed that is in a space that the county has determined is subject to forcable removal for the good of the county.

Death of a parent is emotional distress. Too dumb to park legally is probably Darwinism.

Duress is a gun held to your head. Public transportation eliminates the “duress” as well.

File; the court can always use a good laugh.

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Business Efficiency Consultant Salary

Mark asks…

MBA vs Masters in Supply Chain – Industrial Engineer?

Hello everyone I am an Industrial Engineer … one who is concerned with improving processes via people and/or equipment. I either want to become an efficiency consultant or just move up the corporate ladder (probably on the production improvement side). Now the question …

MBA vs Masters in Supply Chain? Both would be from a highly regarded school.
Best example so that we can keep the bases equal:
MIT has an excellent MBA and Masters in logistics (and supply chain) program
Michigan Ross also has both programs and is a highly regarded school.

Although the programs cost the same, the masters in supply chain is half the time, so there is definitely a difference in opportunity cost.

Which one is better for my career path, can you still become an executive with only a masters in supply chain without an MBA? And anyone have information on their salaries?
Alyas … I want to get into supply chain and process improvement, I even recently got my green belt in six sigma and will soon begin my blackbelt. However, most of those jobs are asking for an MBA, although thats probably because MS in supply chain are rather new, and most people formally asking for them yet.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

It depends on your career objective. The MBA is a general business degree training students for top level management positions up to CEO or for those with entrepreneurial objectives of starting their own business. MBA students study accounting, finance, marketing, management, statistics, economics, strategy, policy, and other courses. Many MBA programs offer concentrations in these and many other fields, but that amounts to only 2-3 courses in your chosen field in the second year of study. Many students avoid a concentration and take a variety of elective subjects to gain a broader background. Most MBA programs prefer students with 2-3 years work experience after the first degree.

The Master of Science is a specialized degree in a particular field such as finance, chemistry, accounting, engineering, etc. Training students for top level staff and research positions who prefer not to get into general management. The MS typically requires an undergraduate education in the field in which you want the MS, or a closely related field. A finance major does not get an MS in chemistry, and a biology major does not get an MS in accounting. If you want to specialize in a particular field other than business administration, such as finance, marketing, operations management, human resource management, or a non-business field such as public health, or public administration, you should get an MS degree in that specialization. MS programs typically do not require work experience.

Before you decide on an MBA program explore the Internet for information on available programs. There is a lot of information available. Some sites are limited to specific countries, such as Germany, UK, or Australia. There is a comprehensive free public service with more than 2,000 MBA programs listed worldwide. The nice thing is that it allows you to find the program that best fits you. It allows you to search for programs by location (US, Europe, Far East, etc.), by concentration (finance, marketing, aviation management, health management, accounting, etc.), by type of program (full-time, distance learning, part-time, executive, and accelerated), and by listing your own criteria and preferences to get a list of universities that satisfy your needs. Schools report their accreditation status, tuition cost, number of students, class sizes, program length, and a lot of other data. Schools provide data on entrance requirements, program costs, program characteristics, joint degrees, and much more. You can use it to contact schools of your choice, examine their data, visit their web site, and send them pre applications. You can see lists of top 40 schools ranked by starting salaries of graduates, GMAT scores, and other criteria. Some of the other sites are less comprehensive, but all are useful.

Linda asks…

Do people create bureaucracy in order to make jobs for themselves in today’s economy?

It occurs to me that there are so many lofty jobs that people have which are basically irrelevant to anything really getting done in the USA.

What is a “Systems Analyst” and do they really do anything important?

Do “Efficiency Experts” really make a business more efficient, or are they just glorified head-choppers?

Why is a board of 32 officials + their personal assistants needed to run a team of 12 employees who deal with the public?

What the heck is an “advanced training and procedural engineer” and how could this person do anything worth earning a paycheck?

Why do most corporations give the biggest paychecks to those sons and daughters of CEO’s (with glorified titles of achievement) who have never set foot in one of their buildings?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

It’s not today’s economy. It has always been this way. They loot the companies with phony jobs for friends and relatives, probably for under the table kickbacks. In addition to the positions mentioned there are “consultants” who draw enormous salaries to do…………….nothing.

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Management Consulting Austin

James asks…

What Degree is More Beneficial?

I just started my second year of college at the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. I’m currently a MPA (Masters in Professional Accounting) major and I’m on pace for a Fall 2010 graduation for my masters. However, I’m considering switching my major to a BBA in finance and graduating Fall 2009.

I hope to get and internship and eventually work for Goldman Sachs (really hard, I know) as an analyst or go about the same path (internship then work) as a sales rep for IBM. Consulting is a third option.

I applied for the MPA program because it’s the #1 program in the nation and I figured it would give me a competitive advantage. However, the UT recruiter for Goldman Sachs was on a panel and during a discussion session she heavily downplayed the MPA degree and emphasized the MBA. She simply mentioned once that the MPA gives you a good foundation in accounting but didn’t mention any competitive advantage.

After the panel I felt like I would be wasting an extra year in school that I don’t need and I would have to come back for my MBA later on anyway. So I figured I should switch to finance to graduate earlier, work earlier, and ultimately gain my MBA earlier. But my MPA advisor said the MPA teaches you things about accounting that finance does not and it’s a huge advantage (I assumed it was half truth, half bias), something I failed to see during the panel discussion.

What would you do if you were in my situation? Would you stay with the MPA and graduate a year later than a BBA in finance? Sorry for the long life story, I had to explain the situation.

Thanks for all of the help.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Hi there, hopefully I can help out a little with your situation. And for reference I’m a double major graduate in Finance and Management.

If I was in your situation I would go with your gut is telling you, especially if you want to work at financial institutions like Goldman Sachs. I like your idea about graduating sooner with the Finance degree, that way you can start working earlier and start getting that much needed work experience going, then you can work towards finishing your MBA too, all towards that eventual goal of getting into Goldman Sachs soon enough.

Work experience plus scholastic experience is what really counts if you want to get into those kind of fields. Very rarely will those major institutions hire somebody fresh out of school (unless it’s an Ivy league) because that will mean they’ll have to train someone from scratch. It’s funny how in a way I’m kind of doing the exact same thing as you. I too want to be in corporate financing (specifically the banking sector), but in doing my research I found that the usual requirement for those positions is at least 5 years of qualified experience at a financial institution and an MBA. So because of that, as soon as I graduated with my Finance portion about three years ago (just wrapped up my Management portion this year) I started my banking career right away and have been there since. Then by next fall I plan on starting my MBA, that way by the time I finish that I’ll just be wrapping up the 5 year work experience mark too, then it’s onto corporate financing.

And about your MPA question I honestly don’t know much about that program, but I kind of agree with what the Goldman Sachs recruiter said about going with the MBA rather than the MPA advisor. Even if the MPA is more suited, the MBA is just so much more recognized. With no disrespect at all towards your MPA advisor, I’d also rather go with the advice of someone coming from the real business world rather than someone in a field who advises it.

But please don’t just take my opinions alone either. I’d recommend getting in touch with some of the McCombs Finance professors, specifically ones who have real world experience in the matter, as you might want to avoid finance professors who have simply taught their whole lives. You need specific advice from professors who have been “in the trenches” so to speak, people who have worked with real-world Finance companies either now and/or in the past, because they’ll provide great help on the matter. During school I specifically asked for guidance from three great Finance professors of mine, people who teach now because they’ve already had decades of nice work within the Finance world, and it is from their guidance that I came to my own plan described above.

Hope this helps out and good luck.

Sharon asks…

List of each Candidate’s Contributors: Are these figures correct?


Goldman Sachs $367,200
Credit Suisse Group $203,750
Morgan Stanley $199,800
HIG Capital $186,500
Barclays $157,750
Kirkland & Ellis $132,100
Bank of America $126,500
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $118,250
EMC Corp $117,300
JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250
The Villages $97,500
Vivint Inc $80,750
Marriott International $79,837
Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250
Bain Capital $74,500
UBS AG $73,750
Wells Fargo $61,500
Blackstone Group $59,800
Citigroup Inc $57,050
Bain & Co $52,500


US Army $24,503
US Air Force $23,335
US Navy $17,432
Mason Capital Management $14,000
Microsoft Corp $13,398
Boeing Co $10,620
Google Inc $10,390
Overland Sheepskin $10,350
IBM Corp $8,294
US Government $7,756
DUNN Capital Management $7,500
Corriente Advisors $7,500
Greenstreet Co $7,500
Northrop Grumman $7,272
Lockheed Martin $7,208
Intel Corp $6,855
US Dept of Defense $6,524
United Technologies $6,316
Federal Express Corp $6,255
Entergy Corp $5,950


Rock-Tenn Co $27,500
Poet LLC $20,000
First Fiscal Fund $15,000
Pull-A-Part Inc $15,000
Amway/Alticor Inc $10,000
State Mutual Insurance $10,000
American Fruits & Flavors $10,000
Streck Inc $10,000
Windway Capital $9,600
Wirco Inc $8,500
McKenna, Long & Aldridge $7,500
Blackstone Group $7,000
Richardson Properties $7,000
Wells Fargo $5,900
American General Corp $5,000
American Solutions PAC $5,000
J Smith Lanier & Co $5,000
Woody’s Smokehouse $5,000
AFLAC Inc $5,000
Clark Consulting $5,000


Blue Cross/Blue Shield $18,000
Universal Health Services $17,250
Kimber Manufacturing $12,300
El Dorado Holdings $10,000
Achristavest $10,000
CONSOL Energy $8,500
Diamond Manufacturing $8,000
Northwestern Mutual Life $7,650
Pride Mobility Products $6,000
Gleason Agency $5,250
NetApp $5,250
Conestoga Wood Specialties $5,250
Shinn & Co $5,000
Group Fox Inc $5,000
Newsome Eye Clinic $5,000
Citizens United $5,000
Energy Alchemy $5,000
Neal Communities $5,000
Medallion Enterprises $5,000
Mako Global $5,000


Microsoft Corp $171,573
Comcast Corp $113,800
University of California $107,501
Harvard University $99,975
Google Inc $95,066
DLA Piper $75,375
Skadden, Arps et al $69,374
Chopper Trading $64,815
Stanford University $62,928
Time Warner $62,600
Ballard, Spahr et al $62,300
National Amusements Inc $62,100
Arnold & Porter $54,700
Goldman Sachs $50,124
Columbia University $49,347
Latham & Watkins $49,082
Exelon Corp $48,625
US Dept of State $48,077
Mayer Brown LLP $47,700
Sidley Austin LLP $44,825
The Beat: Yeah. I’m not sure why he gets so many donations from individual Soldiers.
Coldfuse: How can you tell these came from employees? Is it the font?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Those look more like the contributions from employees of the various organizations, rather than direct contributions from the organizations themselves.

The numbers will change dramatically, as they did in 2008, once the apparent nominees for each party become self-evident.

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Great Consulting Business Websites

Joseph asks…

How can i start a flower shop on the internet?

I read somewhere that there was a women who has an online flower shop but it is strictly online. She has nothing to do with the actual flowers, like people order the flowers from her website but they dont come from her they come from a supplier somewhere. I REALLY want to know how this is possible.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

People make alliances… Sometimes people are really good at making products, but they suck at ads. They rely on people like this “woman” who are good at advertising, business management, and web design. They get into a deal (either fix monthly payments, or percentage of the share).

It works great for people who are “too busy” making their products (like old people making pretty flowers), or if they really aren’t sure on how to handle a web site online.

This woman needs to create an account, associated with paypal, or credit cards, that would allow her to make transactions from customers, to her, to the owners.

For this kind of stuff, you should go and check with bank (several indeed), to see how exactly that transactions work.

The woman must pay fees for the upkeep of the website, for the account, and for each transaction performed. But if the actual business sales good amounts, then it pays off… It won’t pay off if the business is not well known, or advertised… So you gotta get to know where are you getting into.

For the actual website, there are places you can find online that offer you (for a monthly fee) a page in which people can find you (for that add the account you made with the bank you consulted) and then you got your business running and online.

Susan asks…

What careers/job opportunities are available with a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology?

It seems like a very fascinating multidisciplinary field and I am highly considering it for doctoral graduate school. Anybody have any knowledge or ideas relating to the careers, future of this profession, etc?? Any advice would be great, thanks!

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Many jobs available….working with large corporations that are in product development. I retired from IBM after working in their confidential labs, then into management, and consulting out of IBM to other corporations and government. The work is always changing, and many challenges….very good pay. You need to be strong in research, design and working with a multidisciplinary team. I/O psychologists also work with business re-engineerings/HR issues….both in demand as technology changes. Got to above website…lots of into. Good Luck….get your Ph.D. (psychologist)

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Business Consulting Group

Sandra asks…

what is business consulting group?

what is business consulting group all about?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

BCG is the company who design the matrix for analyse the company’s product whether it is in the status of cash cow, star, problem child or dog.
The criteria to specify this is market share and market growth.
If the market growth for the industry is high
– and the product has the high market share : star –> invest and reap the sales volume and profit
– but the product has low market share : problem child –> try to do marketing promotion
If the market growth for the industry is low
- but the product has the high market share : cash cow. –> harvest
- and the product has the low market share : dog –> divest

Joseph asks…

Do employers nowadays value type of work experience nowadays instead of just tenure?

I know a friend who interned with 3 different companies while in College and is now working for the Boston Consulting group. In his internships, he did entirely different work experiences.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Varied experience is certainly one of the elements that is highly valued by employers. As companies do more with less, the breadth and flexibility of skills and experience that an employee brings becomes increasingly important. Tenure alone is not enough. In your friend’s case, he was fortunate to have interned with 3 different companies as it provided him with exposure to 3 varied corporate cultures while learning about different businesses and having different experiences. This is great prep for consulting work.

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Austin Tx Airport

Chris asks…

Where do you go to pick up your rental car at the Austin, TX airport?

My wife and I are flying into the Austin, TX airport at the end of February. We have rented a car from National and are wondering where we have to go to pick up the car after you have checked it out at the counter. Thanks.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

The rental car places have their reception desks all together on the bottom level of the airport. Once you check in with them, they’ll direct you to the upper level of the parking garage where they all keep their vehicles; in that same area there is also a series of little booths where each company has an employee to give you keys and the inspection sheet.

Just look for the rental car desks on the bottom level, though, and they can give you directions to where you need to go in the garage.

Hope that helps!

Daniel asks…

Does anyone know about the Austin airport baggage claim?

I will be flying out of the Austin, TX airport and it is in the Code Orange status. I am not entirely sure what that means. And I have also not flown in 14 years, so Im sure the rules about what I can and cannot carry in my bag have changed. Can anyone possible provide me with a website and maybe a list of what I can and cant bring with me? Thanks!! =)

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Here’s a link to the TSA website with a list of what you can and can not take on the plane with you. You can also follow other links on the site to see what the new security procedures are and what to expect when you go to the airport. Http://

Have fun.

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Global Strategic Business Consultancy

Mark asks…

Help me fulfil my wish – get me work that helps me travel all over, in India and abroad.?

I wish I had work (not necessarily a job) that took me to places all over India and abroad. Not just the commercial hubs like London, Singapore, New York etc. but also beyond.

I am ok to make decent money but should have enough opportunity to travel. Not really looking for a corporate “up in the air” job but something where I can interact with people outside boardrooms too.

Such a work could be in the form of a long-term project, a full-time employment, on-n-off but steady consultancy, etc. Could be with global companies, not-for-profit organisations, developmental agencies etc.

I have 15 years of experience in global conglomerates, financial services firms, technology companies, dotcoms, and research institutions.

I have worked in general management, strategic and techno-business roles.

I am good at conceptualising things strategic and creative, starting new things from scratch, working with small teams and have result-oriented inter personnel skills.

I have a keen interest in knowing about people, cultures, and environment.

Can anyone suggest me anything?? At least, where to start looking?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Establishing a research that ranges to international information, tourism director, international business administration, government agencies for international relations in business, company directors, university professors doing research.

Robert asks…

What can you tell me about INDEPENDET FINANCIAL CONSULTANCY in India?

Hallo, this is Giuditta.
I am working in the financial sector.
I need information about Indian financial system and Indian financial products delivery system with attention to the INDEPENDENT CONSULTANCY. Are there independent consultants? Who can I ask for?

But what is most important is: who can provide financial services independently in India and where to find them?

Note: for INDEPENDET, I mean without CONFLICT OF INTEREST (they work for the client and are paid by the client and he doesn’t take money for the product-sell).

Please, if you have information about it, contact me by e-mail or answer to my message, I need it for my job! Thank you…

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Here is the one
Bharath Balakrishnan, currently employed as Group Finance Manager (Business Planning & Corporate Finance) with Specvision Group of companies, USA based out of laison office in Bangalore, India. I’m also actively working towards my CPA (Certified Public Accountants) from the United States and would be moving to USA on a long-term project starting December 2006.

I have prior experience working in US Real Estate/Mortgage Banking / Asset Management / Third Party Loan Servicing at US and from INDIA for a Financial Corporation at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA and in ING (4th Largest Financial services provider in the world) as the Manager Finance (Planning, Budgeting, MIS).

My freelance portfolio includes:
• Equity Research / Stock advisory report for an internet firm in Europe
• Provide backend accounting and analytical support for customers
• Create business plans for companies
• Perform Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling & Financial Research for Consultant / Prof of Stern School of Business, NY Univ
• Provide Strategic Planning & Biz. Intelligence services to Chinese consulting firm
• Working with a EU consultant in finding prospective investors for software company sale
• Strategic Planning & Financial Management for a Nevada registered Software Company.
• Strategic Business Planning for UK Corporate (* Ex-Directors – Gartner Global)

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Headhunters Austin

Charles asks…

i want to become an accountant for a big firm in NYC/LA…but?

i’ll be transferring to a new university as a sophomore. i wanted to transfer to UT, but my GPA isn’t high enough. so i’ll be transferring to St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX). this school is not recognized nationally, so will it be close to impossible to become an accountant in NYC or LA, or any major big cities.
so will it be close to impossible to become an accountant in NYC or LA, or any major big cities, with the school i’m going to ?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Being an accountant at a big firm isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. As an associate they will work you to the bone. During tax and audit season you’ll have long hours, cramped environments, really heavy workloads, and you won’t even have a place to call home (you’re mostly out in clients’ offices).

I’m an accountant at a hedge fund in NYC and I’ve worked with a bunch of people that used to be at public firms. They all left within a few years because they were sick of being treated like dirt. I had a friend who was working at a big 4 firm, passed her CPA exam with flying colors … And left it all to be a headhunter because it was far less stressful.

If you’re serious about your accounting career, don’t discount working at a private company.

Susan asks…

Need contacts of full service HEADHUNTERS/RECRUITERS in Dalls-Fortworth, Texas?

Need contacts of full service HEADHUNTERS/RECRUITERS in Dalls-Fortworth, Texas. Recruiters who are willing to work with a foreign finance professional to find an entry/mid level placement in Health Care industry of Dalls-FortWorth-Austin area in Texas.
I’m a Healthcare Finance Professional with 2 years of experience and an MBA in Finance. Working towards getting my CRCR and CHFP certification. Moving in to Dallas sometime this summer.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

While you can use your experience in a finance position such as cost accounting to help you transfer into a similar role at a large healthcare company, it’s simpler to make the jump early in your career, when you’re “at a level that doesn’t require the judgment needed in analysis and forecasting.

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Sandy asks…

I’m Italian and I have a degree in economics. Where do you suggest to look for a job in UK?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

It very much depends on what you want to do with your knowledge of economics.

Economists work in government and public sector organisations (such as the Bank of England, the Government Economic Service and local authorities); in investment banks and other financial institutions, in manufacturing and utility companies and in consultancy firms. They research and analyse economic issues and data and provide advice for use in forming policy or strategy.

Accountants may work in firms, carrying out audits and providing clients with advice on all areas of business such as taxation, corporate finance and business planning; or within a commercial, manufacturing or public sector organisation where they manage their employer’s finances by monitoring, planning and analysing the organisation’s financial and business affairs.

Banking recruits graduates into a number of areas including corporate finance, trading, fund management, customer services, but also non-financial fields such as marketing and human resources.

Market researchers plan and manage the collection of data for social, business, financial and consumer research. They evaluate the data once obtained; prepare reports and present their findings to clients.

# lphametrics Provides worldwide consultancy services and software tools for the organisation and presentation of economic information

# Bank of England Recruit undergraduate and postgraduate economists to work on the collection, analysis and interpretation of a wide range of financial and economic data. Vacation work experience and sponsorship for undergraduates

# IMS Consulting The Pricing and Reimbursement Practice of IMS Consulting (formerly Cambridge Pharma) specialises in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

# Catalyst Health Economics Consultants Independent health outcomes consultancy which undertakes research projects on an international basis, particularly in relations to pharmaceuticals and diseases

# CEBR , London Independent economics and business research consultancy

# CRA International “We have a limited number of positions for applicants with a strong undergraduate degree in economics, but no further qualifications”

# Dun & Bradstreet Economic Analysis Group, High Wycombe , Assesses country risk in over 130 countries

# Foreign & Commonwealth Office Recruits economists for the Diplomatic Service, to supply the economic policy element of foreign policy issues

# Government Economic Service, London SW1P 3AG The UK ‘s largest employer of economists, providing economic advice to policy divisions of government departments and agencies in order to formulate and execute policy.

# HM Treasury , London SW1E 5EB Direct recruitment of graduates as Policy Analysts and Economic Assistants

# Institute for Fiscal Studies , WC1E 7AE Independent research institute specialising in the economic analysis of public policy, especially fiscal policy. Offers summer vacation work as well as graduate programmes

# London Economics Provides strategic advice to large multinationals, small high-growth businesses, government and non-governmental organisations. Recruit “from the best economics postgraduate schools” and also experienced economists from consultancy, academia or the public sector.

# National Institute of Economic and Social Research , London Conducts and publishes research which aims to increase knowledge of the social and economic conditions of contemporary society

# NERA Economic Consulting International firm of economists providing economic analysis and advice to corporations, governments, law firms, regulatory agencies, trade associations and international agencies.

# New Economics Foundation London , SE11 5NH ” An independent think-and-do tank that aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues”. Advertised in May 2005 for a researcher in International Finance/Development – 3-5 years experience

# The New Policy Institute London E1 7NJ Independent think tank. Runs an internship programme for students and recent graduates.

# NTC Economics , London and Oxfordshire Produces reports, online information services and other publications for businesses and financial institutions

# OECD , Paris Young Professionals Programme offers two years of paid work experience in preparation for permanent administrative or research positions at the end of the programme. Most participants have a PhD in an economics or development related subject.

# OHAL International consultancy specialising in using economics for marketing and media planning with blue-chip clients

# Oxford Economics One of the leading economic consultancies, providing analysis and advice on a wide range of macro and micro issues to international institutions, governments and blue-chip companies. Recruits junior economists with Masters degrees to assist in the production of global macro and sectoral forecasts; prepare briefing articles on topical economic issues; and assist senior economists on a variety of consultancy projects. Offices in Oxford , London , Belfast , Paris and Philadelphia .

# Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme recruits young, high-calibre economists to work for two years in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

# Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Centre for advanced research into the social science aspects of energy specialising in the economic and political aspects of the energy industries and markets and the economic development of energy exporting countries

# Petroleum Economics , London EC3N 3DS One of the longest-established practices in the energy forecasting and consultancy sector

# Robert Huggins Associates RResearch-based economics consultancy and think-tank, with head office in Pontypridd

# Shared Intelligence consultancy working with local authorities, private companies and other organisations to promote economic regeneration

# SQW Ltd, Cambridge Economic development consultants specialising in public policy, programme development and review. Clients include UK Government departments, the EU, multilateral agencies, regional development agencies, local authorities/economic partnerships, universities and businesses.

# The World Bank, Washington , DC The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for careers in the World Bank Group, designed for highly qualified and motivated young people skilled in areas relevant to Bank’s operations. About 40 vacancies per year: candidates must have at least a Master’s degree. Internships and scholarships also available

Susan asks…

Travisa travel agency in London?

+447 024 0146 86

Type: Electronic Visa Processing (EVP)

Dear Applicant,

Our Office has received your mail :

TRAVISA TRAVELS Management wishes to thank you for contacting us regarding the arrangement of your Traveling Documents to the U.K. We promise to Offer you the best.

You will be needing a UK NON-SETTLEMENT(WORKING)Visa and work permit to be able to work in the United Kingdom, we assure you of getting one under 12 working days once you comply with our instruction. To proceed, Do get back to us with the details below.

Here are the details needed from you:


Also Kindly answer the questions below and get back to us:



Also,the only Document we would be needing from you is Your Scanned International Passport,Scanned Passport Photograph.Other pertinent Document such as Bank Statement of Account,Invitation Letter,Reference Letter and Tax Clearance would be provided by your Employer here.

All Documents will be processed and arranged here in our Office after which it would be forwarded to the British High Commission in your country excluding your Flight Ticket. Also,some Copies of this Document(s) will also be sent to you.

We will begin in earnest once we receive all necessary Details.






About Us

Growth through networks
Dear colleagues, shareholders, customers and other readers,
2008—the tenth year of Travisa travels existence—will see us enter the second phase of our “Focus on Networks” strategy in excellent shape: strengthening the core of our portfolio and further growing profitable activities in our emerging platforms. Profitable growth will continue to be an important theme for Travisa travels in the years to come, which is why together with this annual report you will find a brochure called New Growth with the testimonies of some of our colleagues in two exciting growth markets: China and Brazil. They tell us what growth means to them, to their work, their careers and their personal lives.
Growing our networks means we can extend the spread of our services for existing and new customers. And, of course, a growing business means more chances for our employees to develop their careers and grow as well. Share buy-backs have allowed us to deliver extra growth in earnings per share and return on equity for our shareholders. Finally, last year saw the start of our Planet Me CO2 reduction programming, which will allow us to mitigate the impact of our growth on our planet in the short term, with a vision to becoming a carbon neutral company in the longer term.
Shareholder value growth
As a company we aim to grow shareholder value by using our financial resources to invest in our business.
Looking at our performance, we can conclude that 2007 was a good year, with favorable developments in most of our activities and overall a realization of our result expectations. Profit from continuing operations came in at €783 million after taking a €110 million provision for part of the restructuring in Mail Netherlands in the coming years. Corrected for the impact of these future costs the underlying profit from continuing operations grew by a healthy 4.5%. Profit attributable to the shareholders came in at a record level, aided by a book gain on the sale of our Freight Management business.
Our Express division produced good results in 2007. Operating revenue growth was especially strong outside Europe (43.0%), partly as a result of the inclusion of revenue figures from the

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

This is a long running scam — DO NOT respond or send any documents or money. There is no job waiting, there is no visa to pay for. Don’t fall for it. This scam is run out of Nigeria, not the UK. You can tell by the use of the +447 0 phone number

Thom Luijben has already been reported as a scammer on the Fraudwatchers site back in 2008 – scroll down to 16 December 2008

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