Easy mistakes catch the best of us off guard. After 15 years as a consultant, I’ve seen it all – and done it all. Fortunately, I’d like to think most of my mistakes were in the early years and that I have at least moved on to mistakes that take experience to make. Ha! So I’m in a great position to point out six easy mistakes many people make with their consulting businesses.
Interns – should they get paid for the work they do? While some fields seem to hold unpaid internships in high regard, those same internships may be blocking people from ever entering the field.
Average IT consulting rates may be part of doing your due diligence. If you’re looking for average IT consulting rates, you have to first identify your goals in seeking it.
Dear Consultant Journal: I’ve been running my consulting business for a few years now. I have established a network and I get a lot of leads. And sometimes I’m working on project teams where I know that, if I was in the lead, I could be managing some of the vendors. How do you know …
Knowing what to charge for consulting can be tricky if you haven’t got a plan. But, with a little research and planning, you’ll be able to work out what to charge for consuting fees — and say it with confidence.
Working on retainer is a popular way of setting consulting fees. When you’re working on retainer, you’re dealing with a contract that requires your client to pay you a flat rate for a certain amount of time. In turn, you keep that amount of time available for the client, so that they don’t have to …