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Making the most of a professional windfall

An opportunity to consult for a prestigious institution fell into my lap right as I've been trying to make a professional shift, how do I make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Nov 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Enough is more than likely enough, right?

I have a client that I essentially inherited from a previous job. I left that place, and they sought me out for my services. My partner and I are now working on two large projects for them, and have agreed to a retainer on a contingency basis. More than you ever wanted to know about some stranger's consulting business inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me be the best consultant I can be

I am in a great position (professionally speaking) and I don't know how to best take advantage of it. Please help? [more inside]
posted by Xany on Aug 22, 2012 - 7 answers

As a consultant-owner of a new US company, what do I need to know about doing business in Canada?

I just started a new (technology) consulting business. We are incorporated in the US (Inc, not LLC). One of my first clients is located in Canada. You aren't my lawyer. The client wants to start work next week. The engagement will last about a week. What do I need to know (visa?, taxes?) before heading to Canada next Monday? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Dec 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Wow, a job offer...to do the same job...and piss everyone off?

A consulting company that I work with would like to hire me away from my employer but then provide consulting services to them. Is this ever a good idea? What do I need to know/find out before moving forward? [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Dec 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Soon to be Big 3 if they hire me.

What's it like for a mid-career (35 years old) IT person to suddenly start working at a big 4 consulting firm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Things to know before taking a consulting position with extensive travel requirements?

Things to know before taking a consulting position with extensive travel requirements? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Should I doubt my awesomeness?

Okay, okay. I started sending out resumes. Now I need some help separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. All of these emails about consulting and contract positions - are they worthwhile, or just recruiter spam? [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Apr 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for women and minority candidates in software?

Where can I look to increase my pool of women and minority candidates for a software consulting position? [more inside]
posted by herda05 on Mar 30, 2011 - 16 answers

A friend in need

How to politely bring up money to a friend before I work for free? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Will Consult for Cappuccinos

Many of my friends work in digital media and advertising and I've often helped them brainstorm. But lately I'm receiving more and more requests from strangers who know me from my writing or various websites and want to get together to discuss whatever "big project" they are working on. [more inside]
posted by pinafore on Dec 29, 2010 - 8 answers

less work and more non-billable time makes me a dull consultant

I'm an entry-level billable employee at a consulting firm. Things are slow for me right now. I'm looking for advice on how to best use my free time and to stay on track when I'm not that busy. [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Oct 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Full time job to...no time job?

Third job interview - now I have to write a proposal...now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Soon to be college grad doing IT consulting? That's either a great idea or a terrible one, and I have no idea which.

How does somebody break into professional consulting, especially IT consulting? How do you get clients? Should I even do it? [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

I've got to go, but I know just the guy to help you out...

Have you, or someone you know, ever actually quit your job and convinced your employer to hire you back as a vendor or consultant, producing great happiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

word of.. oh look a shiney thing

How does one develop a thriving side-consulting gig in IT? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Sep 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Please, help me figure out how to find short-term work that fits a very narrow range of variables.

Please, help me figure out how to find short-term work that fits a very narrow range of variables. [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Mar 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Work for myself, or the man?

Should I go back to work for the huge corporation, or stick it out and try and work for myself? [more inside]
posted by splatta on Mar 12, 2008 - 8 answers

I need you for a consult

In follow up to my highly unsuccessful question from last week (which btw you are still very welcome to answer), what do you actually do when you work in "consulting" and how do you get there? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Nov 8, 2007 - 9 answers

What is required for "ethics consulting"?

I hear that sometimes businesses and other institutions hire "ethics consultants". Does anyone know anything about getting into ethics consulting or the actual day-to-day activities in ethics consulting? If not, has anyone seen an ethics consultant in action at a company? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Feb 12, 2007 - 4 answers

W-9 Form for Canadian Residents

Do I need to fill out a W-9 form if I live in Canada but do consulting work for an American company? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 6, 2006 - 3 answers

I have the power...now what do I want?

What's the best way for me to structure going from being a full-time, on site employee to a half-time, offsite one? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Apr 12, 2006 - 3 answers

AppleScript + Consulting = Profit?

I was laid off recently and want to use my knowledge of AppleScript to do some consulting. I have a meeting this week about automating tasks for a local newspaper, but am uncertain how to bill such a project. [more inside]
posted by the biscuit man on Jan 22, 2006 - 1 answer

Can I got back to school and have a life at the same time?

How can I cut my work hours in half and have my pay scale down accordingly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2005 - 10 answers

Hey programmers? Any experience on switching from full time to consulting?

After 5 years working my full time corporate programming day job I'm almost ready to give up the security to spend the majority of my time on exciting non-profit open source projects. But for various reasons I want to keep the corporate job on a consulting basis. Any advice on how to negotiate going from full time to part time? [more inside]
posted by lips on Mar 16, 2005 - 6 answers

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