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Aurion Business Consultants: Technology-driven business consulting firm launches multilingual website

Aurion Business Consulting
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Aurion Business Consultants celebrates 12 years of relentless service by launching a multilingual website, catering to global investors. This will help them easily understand information about business jurisdictions, company structures, company formation procedures, residence visa options and investment opportunities in the UAE.

Aurion follows a technology-driven business consulting approach to effectively serve clients. Aurion was the first to build a mobile app for easy information sharing with the clients. Also, Aurion has an in-house office management system to protect client information and keep track of all assignments handled. The cyber-secure system is compliant with international IT security standards and helps the firm tackle client requests proactively at any time.

ISO Certification Consulting Services is another specialised area where Aurion offers end-to-end assistance to its global clients. Its team of expert ISO consultants and lead auditors handle a range of ISO Standards, such as ISO

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Premium free zones and the UAE’s best business consultants: Paving your road to success

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director. HFZA
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Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director

What is HFZA doing to attract business from global players, especially in a post-COVID world?

We are following a well-thought-out strategy to attract new investments and investors. Understanding the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, we are fully utilising the digital media platforms in reaching out to new investors. We are continuously working to conclude many bilateral agreements with major countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America to attract more investors in various sectors, and I must emphasise here that HFZA has seen many large companies joining the group of successful firms operating in the free zone during the pandemic.

This indeed reflects our full commitment to developing, upgrading and improving our infrastructure, and highlights the increasing attractiveness and importance of the free zone, which has become a starting point for many

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How much consultants make at boutique firms like Mercer, AlixPartners

  • Employees at boutique consultancies, or firms that are more niche and smaller than giant advisories like McKinsey, Bain, and Deloitte, can also earn six-figure salaries. 
  • Some notable examples of boutique consulting firms include Oliver Wyman, AlixPartners, Alvarez & Marsal, and Putnam Associates. 
  • Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s 2019 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers.
  • Consultants made up to $80,000 at AlixPartners, $120,000 at Putnam Associates, and $165,000 at L.E.K. Consulting. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

You can still make a six-figure salary working at a boutique consulting firm. 

Unlike giant consultancies like McKinsey, Bain, or the so called “Big Four” firms, boutique consultancies tend to be smaller companies with a specialized practice area. Booz Allen Hamilton, for example, has more than 200,000 staffers but works extensively with government officials and federal agencies. While some firms like AlixPartners and Alvarez & Marsal

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Consultants charged for bribing Amazon Marketplace employees to game the platform

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted six individuals for allegedly issuing bribes to give Amazon Marketplace merchants competitive advantages. 

On Friday, US prosecutors named Ephraim Rosenberg, Joseph Nilsen, and Kristen Leccese, of New York; Georgia resident Hadis Nuhanovic, Rohit Kadimisetty, from California; and Nishad Kunji, based in Hyderabad, India, as suspects in the alleged fraud. 

According to the indictment, issued by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington, the six conspired to pay Amazon employees over $100,000 to secure an “unfair competitive advantage” on Amazon Marketplace. 

See also: CEO of cyber fraud startup NS8 arrested for defrauding investors in $123m scheme

The bribery bill is steep, but in return, the fraud carried a commercial worth and sales revenue of up to $100 million, the DoJ claims. 

Prosecutors allege that since at least 2017, the six acted as consultants to third-party sellers on Amazon, and two of

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Dropping demand forces consultants to slash fees by 30pc

Consultants are being forced to cut their fees by up to 30pc as demand drops and a pause in on site working during the pandemic allows more firms to compete for contracts regardless of their location.

The UK consulting sector could shrink by 16pc this year as businesses rush to cut variable costs in an effort to survive the economic crisis, new research shows.

The downturn is particularly acute in hard hit sectors such as retail where consulting revenue is expected to fall 29pc this year, according to Source Global Research, which analyses the professional services industry.

The rise in spending on consultants to help companies to upgrade their technology is also set to slow, with 26pc of companies surveyed globally saying they expect to increase their use of consultants for “digital transformation” projects, compared to 55pc at the end of 2019.

Companies that do press ahead with upgrades could

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Halo Labs Completes Issuance of Shares to Independent Consultants, Directors, Employees and Suppliers

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) today announced the issuance of 15,566,078 common shares of the Company to certain independent consultants, directors, employees, and suppliers of the Company, in lieu of cash consideration (the “Compensation Shares”) at a price of C$0.10 per Compensation Share, being the closing price of the common shares of the Company on September 4, 2020.

Kiran Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated “The willingness of our consultants, over the past 12 months, to satisfy certain of the Company’s obligations in shares has helped us conserve cash as we navigated the recent volatility in global markets. Following the launch of our at-the-market financing program and the recently announced promissory note that provides the Company with $14 million in available funds, we are now positioned to shift away from

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6 outside consultants have been indicted for bribing Amazon employees more than $100 million to help sellers gain an advantage over competitors

FILE PHOTO: Amazon workers perform their jobs inside of an Amazon fulfillment center on Cyber Monday in Robbinsville, New Jersey
  • Six marketplace consultants were indicted over a scheme to bribe Amazon employees in exchange for getting unfair advantage over competitors.
  • The indictment says they paid Amazon employees to get suspended products reinstated and gain access to confidential data about competitors, among other things.
  • It says “at least ten different Amazon employees and contractors” were involved in the scheme, which resulted in an unfair advantage worth over $100 million.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington has indicted six marketplace consultants over a scheme to bribe Amazon employees in exchange for gaining an unfair advantage in the company’s online marketplace.

The Justice Department announced on Friday that the six people, who served as consultants for third-party sellers on Amazon, allegedly paid

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Airbus Wins Lawsuit Over Payments to Consultants Linked to Scandal

(Bloomberg) — Airbus SE won a Paris lawsuit over its decision to halt payments to a Hong Kong consulting firm after an internal review suggested the contractor may have been connected to a larger bribery scandal at the planemaker.


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A Paris appeals court on Tuesday dismissed Samwell International Holdings Ltd.’s suit seeking 1.5 million euros ($1.8 million) in unpaid fees. The ruling backed a non-public decision last year by an arbitration court that had said there were “serious, precise and consistent presumptions” suggesting Airbus’s contracts with Samwell, which helped with helicopter sales, were “tainted with corruption” and should be invalidated.

The ruling opens a window into the behind-closed-doors arbitration disputes between Airbus and its intermediaries as it cut payments while facing global bribery investigations. Airbus agreed to a 3.6 billion-euro settlement in January to resolve allegations by French, American and British prosecutors that the company used middle men

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What Covid-19 And Remote Work Means For Teams, Consultants & Clients, From Accenture’s North America CEO Jimmy Etheredge

As part of our series on remote work and leading high-performing virtual teams, we recently interviewed Accenture’s North America CEO, Jimmy Etheredge. Find his comments here, then learn more about the factors that contribute to work-from-home success here.

Tell me what Accenture North America has gone through since work shifted in March.

I just completed my first year as CEO. When I accepted the role, I knew that we’d be doing a new operating model change during the year, and I thought that would be the most complex thing I was dealing with outside of running the business. Now that I’m trying to help us navigate through a public health crisis and

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