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Saturday, June 03, 2006

IT Consulting Career: Making the Leap to Full-Time

How do you know when to make the transition from part-time moonlighting to full-time computer consulting firm? We've broken down the process into 21 steps that will take you about 3 months to complete.

Understand your Expenses

Consider how much you will need to live on before jumping out on your own. Also make sure you have enough money to cover any unexpected slow spots in business. You can also prepare for running your business so that if you were laid off unexpectedly, you could easily start your firm.

Focus on Getting Steady Clients

Steady clients are essential to starting your business. You must be able to support your family during the startup phase. You'll find that you may have to work a lot at first but eventually you will be able to find a steady pace. Also make sure that you charge reasonable rates that are comparable to those that your competitors are charging.

Learn more about going out on your own when you read the entire article (link above).

Added by Joshua Feinberg