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Monday, June 05, 2006

Dealing with Limited Time in Computer Consulting

Finding the time to complete all your tasks in the computer consulting business can be challenging. Juggling the process of finding long-term computer consulting clients and doing all the work for existing clients, often 80 hours of it per week can seem impossible. The following ideas can help you find long-term clients and make your time more manageable.

COMPLETE A TIME STUDY

If you gauge where you spend most of your time, you can figure out whether or not there are items that can be delegated to others or eliminated entirely. You may be building PCs and putting in motherboards and power supplies 10 hours per week, a task that can be delegated to someone else. Simply sitting there minding your computer retail store is also something that could be given to another employee so you can spend your time on more technical or important things.

THE ART OF DELEGATION

You can determine what can be delegated based on the make-up of your current staff. By delegating time-consuming or simple tasks to others, you can give yourself an extra day to a day and a half to spend building relationships with potential computer consulting clients.

USING EXTRA TIME

Delegation can give you time to go out to networking events, plan, develop marketing campaigns, go out on sales calls or make follow-up phone calls.

If you are already working a ton of hours, you need to still find the time to build relationships and find new clients. Think clearly through how you manage your time and look at where you spend your time each week to find out if you can start engaging in the art of delegation and help develop your computer consulting business.

Added By: Computer Consulting 101