Monday, January 31, 2005

So you want to be a consultant...

Or: Why work 8 hours a day for someone else when you can work 16 hours/day for yourself? I've been a consultant of one form or another since 1985 when I started my old company, V-Systems, with a friend from college, and actually did bits and pieces of consulting as early as 1982. I have been asked often about the business, and I decided to write this up. Please note that I am providing observations from my own personal experience, but I am not providing tax or legal advice. You need to pay somebody for that, and I'm not qualified. Furthermore, I am not even attempting to make this a comprehensive guide for everything required by one in or contemplating the consulting business. I am purposely omitting whole areas, such as licensure, insurance, and negotiating - there are other books for that, and this isn't one of them.
Read more here. By the way, Steve describes our job first hand.

1 comment:

  1. LUC!

    Goede link. Moet ik nou toch overstappen naar een eigen bedrijf of niet? Dit artikel helpt me meer dan al die andere goedbedoelde boeken die ik in de boekwinkel heb doorgebladerd (en soms heb gekocht, ook dat nog). Toch maar eens naar de Kamer van Koophandel gaan...