A contract consultant who has been working for my business just submitted invoices and expenses that are very, very overdue. He submitted hours incurred 4-6 months ago and expenses that stretch back to 2013. With this latest bill, my business partner expressed his frustration and asked me what we should do. Has anyone else had to deal with such a situation? [more inside]
Calling all business consultants, designers, life coaches, etc! Have you ever had a client who wanted things to be different (more revenue, a larger client base, a new look for their branding, etc) but was unwilling to make the changes necessary for that to happen? Or had a client involved in a brainstorming process where their rigidity of thinking held up the entire group? [more inside]
This is extremely basic, I know, but I can't seem to find a good answer on this: I'm transitioning out of my full-time job to working on freelance gigs. The only problem: I'm starting to put together invoices, and it seems like you might need a company name to do so. Is that correct? Does one need a registered company/incorporation to freelance? [more inside]
No snowflake details on this. other than I'm in a salaried job. I'm just interested in getting up to speed on this front. A search of the archives (at least for the past couple of years) doesn't disclose any list of good books/articles, so this could be a good resource for others. Thanks for your help!
Last October, I started a charity that since April I have won some good grants, grown over the last three months from 10 to 54 clients. Well enough, I am happy to continue working on it as a volunteer and board member. But, it doesn't need full-time employees. I have got some consulting work beginning in November. I would like to find a full-time job. Explaining "I did this, it is going well, now I need some money" is difficult. I am trying to find a non-profit or NGO career consultant in England or the EU to help sort this all out. Can you help?
I would like to do some consulting in the area of software development for Engineering firms. I would also like to develop my own software products and sell them. How do I go about this from a legal standpoint? I plan to alert all my potential customers that I am also working on my own products and that any software I build for them can either remain proprietary for their company (assuming of course it is not the exact same thing as what I plan to create and sell on my own) , or that we can enter an agreement where if I sell the software developed on their dime we would split the profits - assuming they don't want to keep it proprietary which will be the most likely scenario. YANAL, but is there a way to draft this in legal terms? S uch that if obvious small classes or libraries appear both in my product and the product I develop for them - and any programmer knows there are only that many ways to skin a code and overlap is inevitable - I won't get sued.
I'm in the early stages of exploring a career shift into management consulting. I've spoken to a few people in one company, but I'm interested in hearing from people who do not have to speak for their employer as well. [more inside]
I need to know how much to charge a non-profit organization to set up and maintain a DB, having never done it before....and I need to give an amount before tonight! :-/ [more inside]
Our company is successful. We (the three founders) are realizing that we need to add more structure and middle management. And we're looking for the right consultant to help us do that. [more inside]
I'm a temp/consultant at a Fortune 100 company. My project is ending soon and I to find another one. How do I do so? [more inside]
How much should I charge for consulting, when it's about something (grad school admissions) where consulting is uncommon? I've never done this, so I'm not sure what a reasonable hourly rate would be. [more inside]
What are the skills I need to acquire in order to become an analyst or consultant in the non-profit world? [more inside]
I'm seeking recommendations for tax consultants in the UK, or in the US, or maybe both, to figure out where I need to pay taxes. [more inside]
I've got a special-snowflake immigrations issue that leads me to believe I no longer know enough to handle the problem. I need to meet with an immigrations lawyer/consultant. But how do I choose? (Location filter: Montreal) [more inside]
What to charge as a communications consultant working with scientists?... [more inside]
Please help me rebuild my professional network. [more inside]
I need a new job title... and I get to make it up. Help me come up with something both awesome and professional. [more inside]
Can you recommend free or very inexpensive software for Windows that will pop up at pre-determined intervals (e.g., every 20 minutes) and remind me to fill out my timesheet? [more inside]
Affordable, multi-currency small business/accounting software for dummies? [more inside]
Becoming a Consultant: After being an employee of a major consumer goods company for over six years, and climbing up the ladder very quickly, I am leaving my job to be with my fiance halfway around the world. I have a job offer to do the same as I was before, except as a consultant. What's the difference between being a consultant and a regular company full time employee? [more inside]
Freelance consultant: Any ideas on how I can change my negotiating strategy to land more projects? [more inside]
[Hypothetical Employment Legal Filter] In the following hypothetical employment situation, is the law being broken? If so where? Is it legally worth pursuing this and putting a hypothetical person’s business prospects in jeopardy? [more inside]
Neighbor is hot to start a business with me. What precautions do I take? [more inside]
I am looking for a generic client contract that I can use as an IT consultant. Lawyer recommendations in NYC who specialize in contracts for freelancers / independent workers would also be great. [more inside]
My wife is interested in developing a private practice as a lactation consultant. Business advice needed. [more inside]
I'm being asked to travel to a 3-hour meeting as part of a freelance project I'm working on. How much time should I be compensated for? [more inside]
What's the going rate for a software architect in the San Francisco area? [more inside]
I'm interested in becoming a restaurant consultant. What books should I read?
Should I become a consultant? Please help me decide! Please let me know where I can find more information. I am really clueless about legal aspects of consulting. [more inside]
My rather large yard needs help. More inside. [more inside]
I am working on setting up a website for a very small management consultancy. I am thinking of some really interesting content to differentiate from the mundane. Metabrain please help. [more inside]
How do I claim taxes working as a salaried IT consultant? I have a client in another state that I travel to on a weekly basis. [more inside]
I have some upcoming consulting work (report preparation, technical writing, some systems architecture -- all for work related to a planning grant), and a large research university is handling the contract. In filling out the institution's "supplier information form," they requested information about liability insurance. I don't quite know where to start in following up on this, so I suppose I'm looking for recommendations about affordable options from currently insured independent consultants doing similar work. [more inside]
I want to open a coffee shop but I have no experience in the industry. Where do I start? [more inside]
Third job interview - now I have to write a proposal...now what? [more inside]
Can I include past consulting clients on a resume, even if I haven't actually been employed by them? [more inside]
Does anyone have tips (or specific recommendations) for someone to help with an O1 visa, that is not crazy expensive?
Does anyone have tips (or specific recommendations) for someone to help with an O1 visa, that is not crazy expensive? [more inside]
Resume Hell: How to cite a consultant position when you can't name the client? (Less inside: identifying details smudged.) [more inside]
Ex consultant wants to go it alone. What are the rules governing the use in my marketing materials of past projects that I've managed or worked on as an employee? [more inside]
Does anyone know any good econometricians/statistical consultants who can help with high-level academic work? I am pretty good, but not good enough to solve a fairly hairy statistical issue. [more inside]
Consultant legal filter: Over-broad non-compete + me jumping to a client firm + angry former boss = well, what exactly? [more inside]
Enough people suggested it that I have started to do strategic management consulting on my weekends. My clients now are pro-bono until I see a horizon for costs. What are some resources on fees and what should I have them sign so that I can better manage the consultancy?
Who is the best person to give me information on the housing market? [more inside]
How would I go about developing a recipe for artisanal bread as well as a menu for a Bakery (ie many types of bread)? I lack a "culinary school" education (I do have a college degree and currently work in a different field). I have researched many many books on the subject of hearth baking.....however i would like to develop a style with a professional. Is there a bakery consultant I can hire to work with me??
How can I find a good sartorial consultant for a female lawyer in Chicago? [more inside]
What's it like to be a user experience consultant? [more inside]
Help me figure out a CRM/Sync solution! I'm going crazy trying to figure out a good solution for a small firm; need to sync contacts, more inside... [more inside]
Book Filter: Help me identify the book about a con man or hustler that my friend's husband heard about on the radio recently [more inside]
Looking for a IT consultant for a largish-church in NYC - please help? [more inside]
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