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Monday, May 15, 2006

Computer Consultant Startup: What’s The First Step?

If you're like most people who are wanting to become a computer consultant, you're probably currently working as a LAN administrator or in a PC support job for a large company. Let's take a minute to talk about what you'll need to know to make the transition from your current position to working as your own boss.

Why?

Before you become a computer consultant, you need to decide why you want to open a computer consulting firm. Running your own business is a huge commitment, so you need to decide exactly why you want to do it. These "why's" will keep you going even when things get rough.

Declaring Your Independence

Right now, pull out a piece of paper and a pen and begin declaring your independence by writing "The Top Five Reasons Why I Have To, Need To and Want to Become a Computer Consultant." This is your first big step to going out on your own.

Set a Deadline

Deciding you want to do something and doing it are two different things. Set a deadline so that you actually put your dreams into action. Pull out your calendar, take a look, and write down the date by which you'll make your dreams happen. You might have to change this later to meet the numbers that you'll be calculating later, but at least you'll have a basic plan.

Learn more about starting out on your own in the full article (link above).

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