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50 Project Management Tools for Freelance Consultants

11/20/2014 03:05:21 AM

Freelance consultants have a lot of information, tasks, and responsibilities to juggle. Whether you work with a single client at a time or manage multiple client engagements and project simultaneously,...

Automotive Manufacturing: Standing Out from the Competition

11/17/2014 15:39:16 PM

According to Global Manufacturing Magazine, the automotive industry has become increasingly competitive as manufacturers battle for positions in local and international markets. As a result, automotive manufacturers must find new...

Inquiry Roundup- Printing Industry

11/14/2014 13:40:48 PM

Digital Production Printing We are looking to speak with sales executives at major printer OEMs who have expertise in digital production printers and laser printers. Topic areas would include growth...

How To Hire An Expert Witness: 21 Business Experts Reveal The #1 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring An Expert Witness

11/12/2014 09:40:26 AM

With great knowledge comes great responsibility, or so the famous saying goes, and this couldn’t be more applicable to any other type of individual than those who are experts in...

APEC Scientists Battle Food Pathogens

11/11/2014 15:21:34 PM

With food and waterborne pathogens one of the leading causes of illness and death in developing countries, food security is an important focus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). APEC is...

Medical Device May Diagnose Heart Disease

11/10/2014 15:29:59 PM

Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology with the potential of diagnosing heart disease. The latest issue of Scientific Reports includes a paper co-authored by...

“Apply a Rainmaking Strategy and Skills to Develop New Business”

11/06/2014 17:08:00 PM

Zintro Webinar Presented by Dr. John Brennan, President at Interpersonal Development, LLC & Senior Consultant at Shipley Associates. Presenter’s Note: “Many experts are frustrated with their inability to engage prospective clients...

Connection Between Dementia and TBI

11/05/2014 12:24:02 PM

A study published online October 27 in JAMA Neurology found that middle aged adults and older adults who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may be at increased risk for dementia....

Inquiry Roundup-Occupational Safety

10/31/2014 14:32:51 PM

OSHA We are in the commercial cleaning industry and would like assistance with are safety requirements as it relates to OSHA standards ,were located in New Jersey. View Inquiry Quality...

Success Story: Trivest Partners

10/30/2014 17:27:07 PM

Troy Templeton is the managing partner of Trivest Partners, L.P., the oldest private equity firm in the southeastern U.S. Trivest, headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, focuses on partnering with founder/family-owned...

“How You Can Consistently Attract (And Win) A Steadier Stream Of New Business” Presented by David A. Fields

10/29/2014 19:26:43 PM

Zintro Webinar Presented by David A. Fields, Managing Director at The Ascendant Consortium. Author, speaker and consultant specializing in maximizing the ROI from consulting engagements. Presenter’s Note: “This webinar is for...

Biogen Idec Foundation and ASTC Aim to Educate Students about Biotechnology

10/29/2014 18:15:06 PM

The Biogen Idec Foundation presented a $1.5 million grant to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to launch the World Biotech Tour. ASTC is an organization that represents almost 400...

U.S. Officials Push for Production of Promising Anti-Ebola Drug

10/28/2014 15:55:34 PM

U.S. officials are pushing biotechnology researchers at Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. to make more of ZMapp, which ran out in August. The drug is a promising experimental Ebola treatment. The Bill...

Groups Petition FDA for Food Packaging Chemical Ban

10/27/2014 15:29:34 PM

Nine consumer and environmental health groups recently petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arguing for a ban on some of the chemicals used in food packaging, especially pertchelorate and...

Inquiry Roundup –Metallurgical Processing

10/24/2014 18:00:11 PM

Metallurgical Process Removal of chromium oxide formed on the surfaces of heat treated ss 303/316 grade stainless steel components, the material removal should few microns and the surface should remain...

FDA Clarifies Medical Device Update Guidelines

10/23/2014 16:41:50 PM

The FDA recently made an attempt to clarify when a change in a medical device requires a recall or should be considered an “enhancement.” According to a notice published in...

Success Story: MDB Capital Group

10/21/2014 17:16:46 PM

MDB Capital Group, LLC, a VC firm based in Dallas and Santa Monica, was the first company to conduct a search for a senior level hire through crowdsourcing on the...

Inquiry Roundup – Automobile Industry

10/17/2014 16:57:33 PM

Automotive PPAP Looking for a testifying expert in a piece of litigation regarding PPAP standards and procedures. Issue involves a dispute between a Tier I automotive supplier and a Tier...

Comcast Battles Netflix and Discovery Communications

10/16/2014 16:52:46 PM

Comcast Corp. has received criticism by companies like Netflix and Discovery Communications Inc. for its $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. last February. Netlix has opposed the deal...

Study Questions FDA Decisions for Medical Devices

10/14/2014 16:47:37 PM

Last month Zintro experts discussed a drive within the medical devices industry to develop consumer-friendly heart devices for the aging population. One example is the Reveal Linq, a $5,000 device...

Blackberry Releases Passport for Professionals Part 2

10/13/2014 16:55:08 PM

We recently discussed the release of Blackberry’s new square-screened Passport phone with Zintro experts in the industry. The Passport is the first major device introduced globally by the company since...

“Why Most Consultants Bite!” Presented by David A. Fields

10/13/2014 12:35:38 PM

Zintro Webinar Presented by David A. Fields, Managing Director at The Ascendant Consortium. Author, speaker and consultant specializing in maximizing the ROI from consulting engagements. Presenter’s Note: “Don’t waste another dime... ...

Inquiry Roundup – Food Science

10/10/2014 17:01:42 PM

Food Science Hello, I was wondering if you could answer the following questions: 1) What are ALL of the unlearned (innate) factors that produce pleasure affects when a human eats...

Norway Tops List of Foreign Commercial Real Estate Buyers

10/09/2014 17:00:41 PM

Bloomberg.com recently posted an article stating that Norway, with its $870 billion sovereign-wealth fund, is at the top of the list of foreign U.S. commercial real estate buyers. According to...

College Enrollment Down for Second Year- Part 2

10/08/2014 16:55:53 PM

In a previous post, Zintro experts weighed in on the U.S. Census Bureau announcement that total college enrollment dropped 2.3 percent in 2013– a decline of 463,000 students. We received...

Success Story: Jon Mackney

10/07/2014 16:27:03 PM

Jon Mackney is a fleet sales professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. His experience spans from directly managing a 2000 unit mixed fleet to delivering against...

College Enrollment Down for Second Year

10/06/2014 16:24:02 PM

Student enrollment at colleges and universities in the U.S. declined in 2013 for the second year in a row. The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that total enrollment dropped...

Inquiry Roundup – Automation

10/03/2014 17:45:46 PM

Automation Engineering  Automation Engineer – Bergen County NJ – Pharmaceutical Experience!! ** US CITIZENS ONLY ** Essential Job Function: 1. The ability to develop (not modify), test, and commission Allen...

Blackberry Releases Passport for Professionals

10/01/2014 15:31:54 PM

Last week Blackberry introduced the square-screened Passport phone, the first major new device introduced globally by the company since John Chen was named Chief Executive Officer in November. The Passport,...

CDC Study Finds Abdominal Obesity Increasing in Americans: Part 2

09/30/2014 17:14:39 PM

In Part 1 of this two-part series, Zintro experts responded to the study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that...

CDC Study Finds Abdominal Obesity Increasing in Americans: Part 1

09/29/2014 14:41:44 PM

According to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week, the average waist size in the U.S....

Governor Richardson Takes on Climate Change in California

09/26/2014 17:38:37 PM

California Governor Jerry Brown has pledged to lead in the fight against climate change. His goal is to put 1.5 million zero-emission cars on the roads of his state over...

Fracking Study Blames Faulty Wells for Water Contamination

09/24/2014 17:18:34 PM

According to a recent study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Texas community can expect to see water contamination conditions worsen because of nearby gas production. The...

New Heart Monitor the Size of a Paperclip

09/23/2014 16:15:28 PM

There is currently a drive within the medical devices industry to develop consumer-friendly heart devices for the aging population. These image-conscious boomers are not interested in wearing electric wires and...

Success Story: Sokol Bojaj

09/22/2014 17:50:28 PM

Sokol Bojaj is a senior executive with over 20 years of Financial and Operational experience in both distressed and high growth companies. His experience includes working capital initiative, corporate solvency,...

Inquiry Round Up- Tyre Industry

09/19/2014 17:01:43 PM

Tyre Recycling I need assistance in terms of securing scrap Tyre from dealers, transportation firms, governmental departments, fleet management firms and fitting services. I want experts to close these disposal...

Study Questions Benefit of Some Dementia Drugs

09/18/2014 17:31:55 PM

A study published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found more than half of patients with advanced dementia are given drugs of questionable benefit on a regular basis. In addition,...

US CDC: Children Eat Too Much Salt

09/17/2014 14:55:27 PM

A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that just 10 foods account for almost half the sodium children consume. Dietary guidelines recommend that children ages...

“Strategy and Preparation of an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Application” Presented by Susanne T. Smith

09/16/2014 13:37:04 PM

Medical Device Insights & Innovation Webinar Series – Session 2 Presented by Susanne T. Smith  About: Susanne has over 30 years of medical device industry experience from small start-ups to...

Inquiry Roundup- Laboratory Management Industry

09/12/2014 17:19:27 PM

Laboratory Animal Facility We need a Specific Pathogen Free laboratory mouse holding facility. It will be operated and built for accreditation . We have a proposed location on an existing...

ABC Deals with Poor Economic Growth

09/11/2014 16:45:22 PM

Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. has set aside additional money to cover future bad loans, amid the country’s economic  slowdown. The lender has more retail customers than the entire population...

Climate Change and Global Warming Part 2

09/09/2014 17:12:51 PM

Yesterday’s post focused on a leaked draft of a United Nations Report obtained by Bloomberg.com The document claims that humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet if...

Climate Change and Global Warming Part 1

09/08/2014 16:50:13 PM

A leaked draft of a United Nations report  obtained by Bloomberg.com claims humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless something is done quickly to limit fossil...

The Future of EV Vehicles in China- Part 2

09/05/2014 16:54:46 PM

Last week, we posted the first of two blogs about electric-vehicles in China. Bloomberg recently reported that the government in China may give as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion)...

The Effects of Fracking on Newborn Babies

09/03/2014 16:55:54 PM

A recent study by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health, and published in Environmental Health Perspectives, examined the effects fracking on babies born near wells. Fracking, or hydraulic...

Corn Output Up in the U.S.

09/02/2014 15:40:26 PM

The thousands of field inspections that took place last week during the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour found corn output in the U.S. will be 0.4 percent over the government’s...

Inquiry Roundup – Poultry Indsutry

08/29/2014 15:04:57 PM

Poultry Feed Formulation I’m co-owner and co-founder of a US based ***** selling a patented and FDA compliant nutritional supplement in the US, Canada, Australia, North Korea and Chez Republic....

The Future for EV Vehicles in China

08/28/2014 17:15:09 PM

Bloomberg reports that the government in China may give as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in funding to build electric-vehicle charging facilities with the hope of spurring demand...

How To Hire An Expert: Tips & Tools for Hiring Great Freelance Consultants

08/28/2014 11:30:01 AM

In helping thousands of companies hire consultants for a wide array of projects, we’ve found that businesses often have trouble identifying the exact right expert for their specific job (particularly...

AAP Wants Later School Start Time for Teens

08/27/2014 16:54:38 PM

Concerned about the lack of sleep among teenagers in the U.S., the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called for secondary schools to begin later, not starting until at least...

Hackers Target Sony Entertainment

08/25/2014 16:54:45 PM

Service for the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment was interrupted yesterday, according to a Twitter post from the official Sony PlayStation Twitter account. Hackers overwhelmed the system with such a...

Inquiry Roundup – Apparel Industry

08/22/2014 16:03:45 PM

Sports Apparel Manufacturing We are attempting to launch a new outdoors fishing/boat/ocean wear line of shirts with our own proprietary logo. Logo is already copyrighted. We are looking for some...

Renewables Infrastructure Group Buys Three U.K. Solar Farms

08/21/2014 16:59:34 PM

The Renewables Infrastructure Group has agreed to buy three U.K. solar farms from a venture between British Solar Renewables Ltd. and Banco Santander SA. The photovoltaic farms total 56.6 megawatts...

Success Story: William Walker

08/20/2014 17:23:58 PM

William Walker is an acknowledged expert in International Standards (ISO). He has been a Register Lead Auditor over 16 years and has approved for Registration over 400 companies in 20...

Hacking on the Rise: How Worried Should We Be?

08/19/2014 16:46:53 PM

The New York Times reported that one billion usernames and passwords were stolen by the Russian cyber-crime gang. According to Jordan Robertson on Bloomberg.com, the numbers probably won’t translate “into...

Success Story: Chris Dane

08/18/2014 16:36:45 PM

Chris Dane, President of HRG/Executive Travel Associates, has been in the travel industry for over 35 years. HRG/ETA’s parent company is the third largest travel management company in the world....

Success Story: Aaron Kapp

08/14/2014 16:34:03 PM

Zintro expert Aaron Kapp is the founding partner, CFO, and COO of a number of successful startups. He is currently the partner and the EVP of Business Development for Integrated...

Rosetta Completes 10-Year Trip into Deep Space

08/14/2014 11:48:51 AM

The European spacecraft Rosetta reached its final destination on a 10-year trip into deep space. According to the European Space Agency, they launched the probe in 2004 to orbit the...

Apple Tries New Marketing Strategy in India

08/12/2014 16:54:27 PM

The high cost of new iPhones has made it difficult for Apple Inc. to succeed in emerging markets. For example, an iPhone 5s can cost as much as 53,500 rupies...

Best Tools for Screening and Hiring Freelance Consultants

08/12/2014 06:27:43 AM

When it comes to screening and hiring freelance consultants, you could be inundated with submissions and emails and reference contacts. By the very nature of the freelance business, your applicants...

Success Story: Tim Brophy

08/11/2014 16:38:17 PM

Zintro expert Tim Brophy is an Underground Mining Tire & Wheel Specialist. He has over 35 years of experience in sales, service, field engineering, and design of tires, wheels, and...

Another Look at United Nations Environmental Assembly

08/11/2014 16:22:46 PM

Last month we spoke with Zintro expert Rick Rybeck about the first United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) taking place in Kenya. The Associate Press described it as a weeklong event...

Inquiry Roundup – Medical Devices

08/08/2014 16:54:44 PM

FDA 510K  Hello, I’m looking for a consultant to assist with an FDA 510k submission for a: Class II Ophthalmic Medical Device If you have expertise in this area, please...

Success Story: Tom Kirkland

08/05/2014 16:34:34 PM

Zintro expert Tom Kirkland is an engineer with extensive experience in thermoplastics joining, particularly ultrasonic, vibration, hot plate, thermal stake/insert, spin weld and laser weld. He shares his experience working...

Success Story: Karl Leinsing

08/04/2014 14:41:23 PM

Karl Leinsing has over 25 years of experience in design and project management, and has been in the Medical Product Device Design and Development industry since 1992. His areas of...

Inquiry Roundup- Recycling Industry

08/01/2014 18:13:05 PM

Namibia Green Technologies Looking for expert to help promotion of green technologies and low carbon development in Namibia its government project and funded by  government.Renewable energy,Water efficiency and recycling,Sustainable water. ...

Researchers Discover New Polymers

07/30/2014 16:48:42 PM

Humans have been creating synthetic polymers for decades. These polymers are found in everything from computers to polyester. However, new polymer-forming chemical reactions are rare. That is why the discovery...

Zintro Webinar Series – Medical Device Insights & Innovation Session 1

07/29/2014 17:20:11 PM

“The Global Orthopaedic Market” Presented by Galvin Mould. Do you have a suggestion for a webinar topic or presenter? Let us know Would you like to discuss an idea with...

Success Story: Nicolas Takashima

07/29/2014 15:58:34 PM

Nicolas Takashima an agricultural engineer. He has 10 years of experience working in different areas, including marketing, CRM, commercial unit, new business, biofuel, commercial channel and agrochemicals: For my first...

Inquiry Roundup – Oil & Gas Industry

07/25/2014 16:39:47 PM

Oil And Gas Data Analytic And Modeling Job Description data analytics and modeling in an upstream Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) operations environment The job involves building a performance management...

NY State and GE Partner for New Manufacturing Initiative

07/23/2014 17:17:22 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo and General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced that the state of New York is partnering with GE and other companies for a $500 million initiative to spur...

Microsoft Kinect: Potential Uses in the Medical Device Industry

07/22/2014 13:56:53 PM

The second version of Microsoft Kinect is on the market, and with it comes the potential for use in the mainstream medical device industry. The Kinect is a motion capturing...

A Second Look at Insecticide Resistance in GM Crops

07/17/2014 16:41:39 PM

Last month Zintro spoke with George Vassiliou, a Professor of Pesticides and Ecotoxicology , about corn farmers’ concerns that some insects are resistant to genetically modified versions of crops. Vassiliou, who...

Success Story: Michael Janas

07/16/2014 17:00:44 PM

As a global HR executive with over 25 years of experience, Michael Janas has been able to find great success with the Zintro platform. His work with Fortune 100 and...

Follow Up: Federal Government Agency Moves to the Cloud

07/15/2014 17:25:02 PM

There was such a great response to last week’s post about the General Services Administration (GSA) that we decided to continue the conversation this week. The GSA is in the...

Success Story: Dinesh Seksaria

07/14/2014 16:31:29 PM

Zintro expert Dinesh Seksaria is a consultant to vehicle manufacturers and tier suppliers. He has over 40 years of experience as a licensed mechanical engineer, which has involved  problem solving...

Inquiry Roundup – Renewable Resources

07/11/2014 16:30:47 PM

Green Building Convergence of renewable energy and energy efficiency and building performance…. View inquiry Hydroelectricity Russian strategic consulting co is looking for international expert(s) in hydroelectric industry with profound ...

Federal Government Agency Moves to the Cloud

07/10/2014 13:10:07 PM

The General Services Administration is in the middle of a multiyear initiative to move core federal government agency systems to the cloud—a network of Internet-hosted remote services—to manage and process...

Success Story: Frederic Hollister

07/09/2014 16:00:44 PM

Zintro expert Frederic Hollister has over 20 years of successful experience in all aspects of income property finance, small business real estate purchases, and many types of real estate loans....

42 Business Experts & Freelance Consultants Reveal The #1 Mistake People New To Freelance Consulting Make When Starting Out

07/08/2014 10:37:45 AM

One of the most exciting and empowering business ventures an entrepreneur can undertake is starting their own freelance consulting business. Not only can a freelance business be a very lucrative...

Orion Scheduled for December Test

07/07/2014 16:56:56 PM

Although NASA’s Orion capsule will not have its first flight test for six more months, agency engineers are getting excited about what they will learn. They designed the spacecraft to...

Zintro Webinar Series – Chemical Industry Insights & Innovation Session 1

07/02/2014 23:29:42 PM

“Evolving Coatings Industry, Emerging Technology-A look ahead…A glimpse at the past!” Presented by David A. Hurwitz Do you have a suggestion for a webinar topic or presenter? Let us know...

Success Story: Dr. Peter Valenzuela

07/02/2014 17:09:04 PM

Zintro expert Dr. Peter Valenzuela is a nationally-recognized physician executive, and currently working as the Chief Medical Officer of Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods. He is responsible for the...

U.S. Government Launches Local Food, Local Places

06/30/2014 16:56:06 PM

Rising consumer interest in locally grown food has turned it into a $7 billion industry. Truck farming, or small-scale fresh fruit and vegetable production, has led to over 8100 U.S....

Inquiry Roundup – Alcohol

06/27/2014 16:57:04 PM

Beer Formulation I would like to link with experts in with beer formulation I would like to bring to the market a new lager beer brand of 4.8 percent alcohol...

First Successful Missile Intercept Test Since 2008

06/26/2014 16:51:02 PM

This week marked the U.S.-missile defense system’s first successful intercept test since 2008. Five of the past eight attempts had failed. According to the U.S. Defense Department, the system, which...

The Best Tools to Market Yourself as a Freelance Consultant

06/25/2014 09:28:44 AM

One of the most common challenges cited by freelance consultants is the need to continuously market their services, especially if sales and marketing aren’t your areas of expertise. You should...

United Nations Environmental Assembly Meets in Kenya

06/24/2014 16:15:47 PM

Areas such as climate change, pollution, land degradation and access to water effect people all over the world, regardless of their country. The first United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in...

Success Story: Michelle Dunn

06/23/2014 17:00:26 PM

Zintro expert Michelle Dunn is an authority on collecting money as well as an award-winning author and columnist. Michelle has worked in credit and collections for over 27 years. She...

Inquiry Roundup – Medical Imaging

06/20/2014 17:18:51 PM

CT Scan Equipment I need an expert witness to testify about the workings of a Siemens Sensations 16 Cat Scan machine. View Inquiry Gastrointestinal Endoscopy I am doing market Research...

Success Story: Marc Estrella

06/19/2014 16:04:39 PM

Zintro expert Marc Estrella is an insurance consultant with over 17 years of interdisciplinary experience in the insurance industry. Marc is a chartered property casualty underwriter and certified insurance data...

Pesticide Use Increasing Among U.S. Corn Farmers

06/18/2014 16:41:20 PM

Corn farmers are becoming increasingly concerned that some insects are resistant to genetically modified versions of crops. As a result, the use of pesticides among U.S. farmers is surging. When...

Success Story: Charles Intrieri

06/16/2014 17:30:34 PM

Zintro expert Charles Intrieri is a Supply Chain Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Warehousing Consultant. In addition to helping companies find the optimum 3PL, Mr. Intrieri assists them with...

Inquiry Roundup – Coatings Industry

06/13/2014 16:37:08 PM

Aluminum Extrusion We want to establish a new plant for Aluminum Profile Extrusion with capacity of 2500 Ton/month. which will include extrusion machines , aging, anodizing , powder coating, wooding...

Researchers Discover Way to Lower Cholesterol with Single Injection

06/12/2014 16:56:50 PM

Scientists have developed a way to lower cholesterol with just one injection. By altering the way a liver gene works, it would eliminate the need for a daily pill to...

Lockheed Martin Awarded $915 USAF Contract

06/10/2014 16:45:49 PM

The U.S. Air Force awarded a $915 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to build a radar system to detect small space debris. The ‘space junk’ is orbiting waste that...

Featured Expert: John Sorrell

06/09/2014 16:55:59 PM

Zintro expert John Sorrell has more than 30 years of experience in Property/Casualty Risk Management and Insurance. He has held both senior management and operational roles in underwriting, claims management,...

Inquiry Roundup – Food Industry

06/06/2014 16:54:09 PM

Food Technology I would like to consult on making the above subject. I have the formulation dialed down when it comes to taste. I wanted to make this sauce with...

Could Medicare Save $3 Billion Per Year?

06/05/2014 17:18:14 PM

According to a study in the journal Health Affairs, the U.S. could save approximately $3 billion per year if Medicare patients were prescribed Avastin instead of Lucentis to treat two...

Astra Zeneca Expects 75 Percent Revenue Growth by 2023

06/04/2014 16:55:26 PM

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot says that the company is on board for making $45 billion in revenue by 2023, which is 75 percent higher than 2013 sales. The reason for...