51.||IT Consulting: More Than Technical by Joshua Feinberg|
Although technical skills are essential for IT consultants, there are many other things you need to know when running your own business. Here is a list of a few of the most important things you need to learn when running your own business.
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52.||Business Startup Funding Readiness by Joshua Feinberg|
Business startup funding is a concern for most professionals starting their own businesses. Many wonder if they have enough money to begin and when they can quit their other jobs to focus entirely on the new business. The key to ...
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53.||Networking Steps in IT Consulting by Joshua Feinberg|
An IT consulting business start-up venture is dependent upon patience and perseverance. The most difficult part is getting new clients, and the following are some steps you can take to get started in the IT consulting business.
Create A Follow-Up Plan For Networking Contacts
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54.||Moonlighting Jobs for a Small Business Computer Consultant by Joshua Feinberg|
Finding good moonlighting jobs can be difficult for computer consultants working with small businesses because you are usually on duty when these companies are not. You need to be able to conduct moonlighting jobs in the evening and on weekends, and many small businesses will not respond ...
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55.||How To Fix or Establish Your Credit by Dennis Harnisch|
One way to Fix or Establish your credit is a procedure that should not take you too long!
Step 1 to Fix or Establish your credit:
Beg, borrow or steal a certain amount of ...
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56.||Computer Consulting Services is About Selling Peace of Mind by Joshua Feinberg|
For many small business clients, your computer consulting services will be an important part of an insurance policy. Your service agreement will tell them what is covered as part of this policy and what is not ...
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57.||IT Consulting Roads to Success by Joshua Feinberg|
You need to be ready for challenges before you start your IT consulting business. The following steps can help get you started.
Make A Database Of Contacts That Includes Everyone You Meet
When making an IT consulting prospect/contact database, use a preexisting package like ACT of Goldmine to ...
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58.||Small Business Networking: An Overview by Joshua Feinberg|
Small business networking is very important to success. You, the computer consultant, are entrenched in the professional services business, which revolves around relationships and thus networking with a large number of people.
You need to make small ...
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59.||Handling Customer Fears in the Computer Consulting Business by Joshua Feinberg|
Internet security is an important element in the computer consulting business. As a computer consulting professional, your clients will need you to explain Internet security by describing how your networking solution will work with firewall, antivirus and encryption techniques.
Acknowledge Client ...
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60.||Getting it right the first time – How to ensure retail store success by Eric Weinstein|
So you have decided to make the plunge. You have decided that the corporate world and the rat race of working for someone else have worn thin. You have decided to go into business ...
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61.||Spotting IT Consulting Sweet Spot Clients by Joshua Feinberg|
Having a sustainable IT consulting business is intricately linked to the sweet spot of small businesses. But where do you look for these small business clients, and how do you know they will actually be a source of lucrative recurring revenue?
Identifying A ...
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62.||A Good Website is Critical in the IT Consulting Business by Joshua Feinberg|
When you are just starting out in the IT consulting business, you need a website. Potential clients will know whether you are full time and in the IT consulting business for the long haul or just trying it on for ...
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63.||Discover Small Business Credit Card by Jeremy Biberdorf|
Small businesses can save money on gasoline with gas credit cards too! With the Discover Business Card your business could be saving 2% on gas and 5% on office supplies. Plus you also earn 1% cash back on other purchases.
You have to read the fine ...
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64.||IT Consulting: What Defines a Sweet Spot Client? by Joshua Feinberg|
While there is no set definition in IT consulting of a sweet spot client, there are some signs that will tell you whether a prospect is a candidate. Ask the following questions to determine which of your clients will be long-term relationship material:
1. Is the client's business expanding? ...
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65.||Extended Warranties and Notebook PCs by Joshua Feinberg|
Unlike with regular desktop PCs, you should think about recommending that your clients buy the maximum extended warranty coverage on any notebook PCs they purchase. The cost of replacing any item on notebook PCs can be extremely ...
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66.||IT Consultants Should Lead Customers to Small Business PC Hardware by Joshua Feinberg|
Most IT consultants know that in the early and mid-1990s, many leading vendors started to divide their product lines into two or three different levels in order to handle different types of consumers.
Both the domestic and global market demand ...
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67.||The IT Consultant Keeps Spare Parts Handy by Joshua Feinberg|
An IT consultant needs to be aware that PC vendors are typically very willing to cover inexpensive products like a mouse under standard warranties. But because as an IT consultant your client can probably buy a replacement part of that type for as little as $10, ...
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68.||IT Consulting is About Services, Not Products by Joshua Feinberg|
In the world of IT consulting, a successful business is focused on selling consulting services, not products.
While you might end up being a dealer for someone or an authorized solution for another to help yourself in the IT ...
[Added: 12 Sep 2006 Hits: 371 Words: 349]
69.||Computer Service Business: Resources for Recruiting Personnel by Joshua Feinberg|
You will need to recruit computer service business personnel not only at the start of a business but continuously after that. There are many resources available to those in the computer service business looking to hire employees, and a computer service business manager able to think creatively will attract ...
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70.||Using Recruiting Resources in the Computer Service Business by Joshua Feinberg|
In the computer service business you will have to recruit employees both at the business start-up and throughout the life of the business. There are many available recruiting resources available to computer service business managers, and the manager able to get creative with these ...
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71.||IT Consultation: Do You Have the Required Business Skills? by Joshua Feinberg|
In the IT consultation world, there are many business skills you need beyond computer skills to succeed. Before you start your own IT consultation firm, you need to become aware of the following required business skills: marketing skills; networking skills; financial skills; ...
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72.||Partnering and the Prospecting List by Joshua Feinberg|
Creating a partner prospecting list will help you with your partnering goal. A prospecting list can be created quite easily. Simply write down the next 12 months on a piece of paper, starting with the current month. For each month, write down the following:
1. The ...
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73.||IT Consultation and Essential Skills: Do You Have the Right Tools? by Joshua Feinberg|
In order to be involved in IT consultation, you need to have essential process skills. These tools of the trade are far more important to IT consultation than simply having technical abilities. A consultant needs to have interviewing skills, group skills and negotiation skills. A good consultant ...
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74.||Do You Have the Personality for IT Consultation? by Joshua Feinberg|
The industry of IT consultation is very competitive and requires very specific personality traits of its professionals. Before you begin a new IT consultation career, you need to make sure your personality fits the trade. A good consultant is a risk-taker with strong people skills. He can handle ...
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75.||Partnering: Extending Your Network by Joshua Feinberg|
In partnering, you can look beyond other technicians for opportunities. Many times non-IT business providers like management consultants have the dilemma of needing to refer their clients to other professionals. This can either be done as a favor to a client, or set up as a form of ...
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76.||Defining Terms of IT Service Agreements by Joshua Feinberg|
In order to gain the trust of your customers, you need to plan in advance for IT service agreements. Important items such as clear benefits and prices will help you sell IT service agreements to future clients. ...
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77.||IT Service and Prepaid Time Block Management by Joshua Feinberg|
A prepaid time block is not the same thing as an IT service agreement. The agreement will give specific details about things you will accomplish for a client such as maintenance, upgrades and others, whereas ...
[Added: 31 Aug 2006 Hits: 254 Words: 360]
78.||Measuring Success as an IT Consultant by Joshua Feinberg|
IT consultants are highly coveted these days, and it is easy for an IT consultant to believe that simply having a great number of profitable jobs will guarantee success. Succeeding as an IT consultant is about more than money, and involves several other categories, including ...
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79.||Tips for Succeeding as an IT Consultant by Joshua Feinberg|
Technological advances have made IT consultant work a viable option for many with computer skills. Though starting a life as an IT consultant, like making any other business move involves risks, it has many benefits. As an IT consultant ...
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80.||Computer Service Company Motivational Tips by Joshua Feinberg|
Praise is very important to master for computer service company managers. When it is not used in the right way, it can be detrimental to a computer service company. There are five tips to help managers effectively deliver praise: use praise sparingly; be ...
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81.||Computer Service Company Perks: Employee Extras by Joshua Feinberg|
Computer service company perks are much different from company benefits. Perks are extras for employees that help remind them the computer service company cares about their job satisfaction and is giving them something for free. Perks can include items like company cars, childcare, ...
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82.||IT Consulting Firms: Places to Find Clients by Joshua Feinberg|
IT consulting firms need to have a special expertise or service, and consultants need to find this niche by figuring out the kinds of jobs people will pay IT consulting firms to accomplish. Finding your specific market will help bring more clients to your business. The four major markets ...
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83.||Business Equipment Leasing Financing Company California by Amit|
Syndicated Leasing has a decade of leasing experience and we specialize in helping you attach maximum growth in your business. We've worked with all sizes of companies, from a company of one, small businesses and growing mid-size businesses to large corporations.
We pay attention to your needs and ...
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84.||Your Reputation Is Priceless, The Time To Defend It Is Before It Is Damaged.... by Scott Lorenz|
Does your legal strategy include media relations? If not consider this.
During the Ronald Regan Presidency, Former Secretary of the US Department of Labor, Ray Donovan, was forced to resign his post to defend himself in ...
[Added: 14 Aug 2006 Hits: 397 Words: 369]
85.||Great CEOs Knife the Competion. With Killer Strategy. by Joseph Plazo|
Have you just been promoted CEO/Director or General Manager? Congratulations and welcome to the world of strategizing! Now you can doze early, wake late, play golf, cancel meetings and go to Bahamas. On company time!
But I bet you're nervous. While your old job focuses ...
[Added: 11 Aug 2006 Hits: 307 Words: 379]
86.||Small Home Based Businesses Should Focus On Targeted Customer Service by Wycliffe Williams|
Question? How many small home based business owners feel that they have to fight hard to keep their heads above water?
The further on you read, you'll begin to understand that for the small home based business today, it's not so important how hard you fight to stay ...
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87.||Work from home Online by Krsta Stoyanovic|
If want to Work from home online , there are some important things to take into consideration before doing so in order to determine if it is right for you. There are numerous Work from home ...
[Added: 07 Aug 2006 Hits: 218 Words: 552]
88.||Small Business Development: A Must For IT Consultants by Joshua Feinberg|
Small business development is a make or break activity when starting out as an IT consultant. You need to get your name out there as much as you can. Business won't drop into your lap - you need to use proactive small business development techniques ...
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89.||Find the best Shipping Cases by Anna Josephs|
A shipping case encompasses on all types of bags, boxes, totes, barrels, ISO containers, crates, trunks and other vessels used for transporting materials from one particular place to another area.
Shipping cases ensure maximum protection to any scientific, ...
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90.||Shipping and Packaging Supplies by Anna Josephs|
Looking for good shipping supplies? A modern shipping supply now has changed the way to move good from one place to place. The right shipping tools and processes can make all the difference to your business success.
Generally, packaging supplies include boxes, bags, anti-static ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2006 Hits: 496 Words: 401]
91.||When I couldn't find tall trousers to fit me, I set up my own fashion business by Justin Edison|
There's been one question that's lived with me for years. Why aren't there more trousers for tall, slim men available? Finding trousers I've both liked and actually fit me has been a struggle since my teens.
The answer, of course is that tall men are a ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2006 Hits: 995 Words: 636]
92.||Small Business Advice - Dos and Don'ts for Small Business by Joshua Feinberg|
Small business advice from people who have been there, done that is invaluable. Here is some small business advice we have gathered over the years:
Do not invest in fancy stationery or letterhead or envelopes. You are much better off just picking up a good box of ...
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93.||The Importance of a Small Business Credit Card by Jeremy Biberdorf|
Small business plays a vital role in today's economy. It is now easier than ever to establish a new business. According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses pay over 45% of the US private ...
[Added: 14 Jul 2006 Hits: 269 Words: 585]
94.||Small Business Startup - The 90/10 Rule by Joshua Feinberg|
Small business startups require a lot of work. You might however, be surprised by what type of work should be taking up the majority of your time. Computer consultants, when they contemplate small business startups, tend to focus on the technical aspects of the ...
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95.||How to obtain a Small Business Administration Loan by David Ruiz & Ulas Neftci|
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans. An introduction to SBA loans
As a new entrepreneur looking for capital, one of your first options for a loan will be the SBA, or to be exact, asking for an SBA-backed loan. SBA loan applications are made through a bank. ...
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96.||Strategies Large Corporations Use Against Small Businesses & Their Countermeasures by Daniel Lowery|
Time and again we have heard the story: a small business is doing well then a huge corporation moves in and takes over their trade. Does it have to be this way? Is there some way the little guy ...
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97.||Managing Stress In A Small Business by Jennifer Valente|
I spotted a van on the interstate with "Too Blessed to Be Stressed" emblazoned across its back windshield. How appropriate that the driver divined that this mantra might be relevant for others to meditate upon while they navigate the freeways.
Stress is considered an occupational hazard for entrepreneurs. Having ...
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98.||Web Hosting For Small Businesses by Alex Hamilton|
Since 1997, SiteSell.com books, courses and software have delivered "E-commerce For the Rest of Us." Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses outperform larger, well-financed competitors.
Clients tell us what they need to succeed. We listen. The result? ...
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99.||Health Insurance Options for Small Business by Audrey Hoffman|
How many times have you heard potential entrepreneurs who are unwilling to give up their day jobs and take the plunge, "because I'd lose my benefits"? That wimpy cop-out just doesn't look at the big picture, and by spending the rest of your life working for other people, ...
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100.||IT Consulting in Micro Small Businesses by Joshua Feinberg|
Small business is a hot market for IT consulting. There are different sizes of small businesses and they all have different IT consulting needs. In this article you'll learn some items you should be familiar with in order to provide IT consulting to these businesses.
Micro Small Businesses ...
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