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Monday, August 21, 2006

How to Find Clients That Will Pay You During the Start-Up Phase

As a person just starting a computer consulting firm with just simple desktop support tech skills, you need to get paying clients that fit within your initial level of expertise. You should start with home offices and extremely small businesses and companies that have simple P2P networks so you can build a base of paying clients and references.

ONE-SHOT DEALS ARE DOORWAYS TO GREATER OPPORTUNITIES

You can use emergency computer consulting work as a gateway to more long-term work, but you can’t let them run your business. Because your small business computer consulting firm is best built on recurring revenue, you need to eventually move towards offering advanced solutions.

NEVER STOP LEARNING

If you think low-level technical training is keeping you from reaching your full potential, set aside weekly time to train yourself in new skills, even just two-three hours per week. Look at tutorials, resource kits and install not-for-resale (NFR) software to get practice. Break the installation, troubleshoot a solution and reinstall applications until you are comfortable.

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