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Consulting is a funny business. You have to remain relevant, so you have a tendency to follow the hype and follow the crowd.
April 8, 2011, 7:30 PM PDT Takeaway: Chip Camden discusses three areas in which consultants might be able to do more homework about prospective clients before accepting an engagement.
With the advance of today???
Takeaway: IT consulting is a tough, competitive field, and there are ample opportunities to mishandle the job. Erik Eckel offers some cautionary advice for IT consultants who are just starting out.
November 26, 2010, 11:16 PM PST Takeaway: Chip Camden answers a reader’s question about whether their consultancy should have a document for clients to sign that acknowledges the risks when they decline a best practices proposal. A reader sent me an email with the following question:
Takeaway: Mixing business and friendship can have its benefits — if you set appropriate limits.
Takeaway: Chip Camden presents his standard consulting contract, along with explanations about each section. See if you can modify his contract to fit your needs. In the discussion about my recent post on growing your IT consulting business with your friends’ help , TechRepublic member patrick asked how to word a canned contract to save time when proposing small jobs.
Takeaway: Chip Camden runs through a number of important questions and points IT consultants need to consider about income tax, sales tax, and property tax. Most of us would rather not think about taxation.
March 9, 2010, 1:19 PM PST
This blog entry is also available as a PDF from the TechRepublic download library . Let’s be honest. No one wants to write about it, read about it, or actually have to do it.
October 14, 2010, 7:55 AM PDT Takeaway: Chip Camden lists three benefits of creating thorough documentation for your clients. He also identifies what sorts of things you should document.
September 21, 2010, 12:51 PM PDT