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Subscription service: how to price it? What to avoid?

I have an opportunity to develop a CMS-type web service for a franchise where I will charge ongoing monthly subscriptions instead of an upfront development fee. They have been burned by two failed projects already; I have no interest in selling my hourly labor beyond my day job; hence the subscription idea. I am excited about this opportunity (yay residuals!) but I want to be really careful not to bite off more than I can chew. [more inside]
posted by rada on Feb 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Management consultants of metafilter - tell me about your work day!

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]
posted by Kurichina on Jan 31, 2013 - 4 answers

This isn't "lobbying," is it?

One off my clients wants the government as (his or her) customer. Does my client need a lobbyist? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Nov 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Sales as a bridge to other careers?

Is a job in sales a good way to jump from academia to the corporate world? [more inside]
posted by MouseOfHouseofAnony on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Social media: Here's how you doitright.

How can I locate someone to provide a day of social media / online presence consulting to a non-profit in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Sep 19, 2012 - 4 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

What's a reasonable hourly rate for private consulting?

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]
posted by Beardman on Aug 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Where does experience come from?

What projects could I work on and tactics could I employ to make myself a compelling internship candidate in consulting? I have little relevant experience but significant passion and interest. [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Aug 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Looking for a new name for the company.

Need help naming a small HR development business [more inside]
posted by brappi on Jul 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Make my husband overpaid and never around

What career background is necessary to be hired as a (non-entry-level) consultant with McKinsey or Boston Consulting Group? [more inside]
posted by brambory on Jul 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Likert? I don't even know 'er!

I'm narrowing down the services I could offer when I become self-employed. Is survey design and analysis a viable service for a one-person business to offer, or do clients only trust big research firms with that sort of thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2012 - 7 answers

First IT Contract, what is procedure for extension

Should I ask my immediate boss for his opinion on a contract extension? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Jun 8, 2012 - 1 answer

I'm burnt out, but still need to work.

Consultants/Advisors/Strategists/etc: How do you keep doing a good job for your clients when you're burnt out and do not give a shit about the outcome of your work? I feel mentally "done" with my career, but because i don't yet know what my next step should be, I need to stick at it for a while. And i need to not suck so much, even though i can barely interest myself in completing the work. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jun 8, 2012 - 5 answers

What to charge as a communications consultant

What to charge as a communications consultant working with scientists?... [more inside]
posted by Verdant on May 25, 2012 - 8 answers

How do you rebuild a professional network?

Please help me rebuild my professional network. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on May 16, 2012 - 4 answers

How to deduct expenses when consulting abroad?

received 1099-misc. i earned this income over 8 months while consulting for an american company abroad.any special deductions for me?easy way to deduct daily expenses?advice? [more inside]
posted by calm down on May 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Where do I go from a psychology BA career- and education-wise?

Any advice on turning on turning a psychology BA into a research-related, but non-academic and non-clinical career? [more inside]
posted by H4D11 on Apr 24, 2012 - 6 answers

I've stumbled into a fairly successful business. What's next?

How to be the best digital content consulting guy I can be: taxes, subcontracting, incorporation, fees, etc. Your thoughts on freelancing business stuff? [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Apr 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Choose your own job title.

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]
posted by French Fry on Apr 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Consulting Filter: How do I justify leaving my first project significantly earlier then completion?

Consulting Filter: How do I justify leaving my first project significantly earlier then completion? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Mar 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Afterhours consulting for former employer?

I just put in my 2 weeks notice to my current employer. I am their IT department. Should I offer after-hours consulting? What would that really even entail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 - 19 answers

What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant?

What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant? [more inside]
posted by libertypie on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

What do I charge my new clients?

How much do I charge for Server and Desktop Support? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Educational training--web marketing examples?

What are some successful, small organizations (with websites) that offer training to colleges and school districts in the U.S.? Looking for marketing inspiration, nothing specific subject-wise. [more inside]
posted by circular on Jan 12, 2012 - 2 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

Is it worth forming a single person LLC for moonlighting and other tips for LLCs?

Is it worth forming a single person LLC for moonlighting and other tips for LLCs? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Dec 17, 2011 - 15 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

McKinsey for the Right-Brainers?

McKinsey for the creative type - Are there firms which do 'creative consulting'? [more inside]
posted by vastopenspaces on Dec 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Have my job search and eat it, too.

How to look for a full-time job while my consultancy also tries to place me? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me get back into the workforce

How should I handle leaving a job due to illness (and a subsequent extended absence) when reapplying to jobs in finance and consulting? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Nov 10, 2011 - 13 answers

How does one support themselves financially while starting to work as an independent consultant?

How does one support themselves financially while starting to work as an independent consultant? How do I make ends meet at first? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Nov 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Can you help us find an available domain name?

Some friends and I are creating a small creative consulting group. Our skills are pretty diverse- environmental, web development, musical transcription/composition. We are trying to come up with an easy to remember name that is vague enough to cover all of what we do (with available .com URL) and drawing blanks. Any suggestions of names? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 - 18 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

Non-traditional library careers

(1) What are some non-traditional careers out there for MLIS graduates? (2) Also, I've heard a little bit about consulting and information architecture, but how does one get started in these fields? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Oct 26, 2011 - 8 answers

What services are worth £500 an hour?

Are there any skillsets for which a consultant in the UK could charge £500 an hour? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Oct 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Clueless Consultant

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]
posted by peachtree on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

What is a case study interview (and other questions about consulting firms)?

What is a case study interview (and other questions about consulting firms)? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Oct 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me decide how to get this job!

I think I'm interested in a job as a "field consultant" with a specific franchise tutoring company. Is my plan feasible/reasonable? This is the first job posting I've seen in months that has gotten me excited. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Corp-to-Corp computer consulting in CA- what's the deal?

Corp-to-Corp computer consulting in CA- what's the deal? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Sep 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Hints, tricks, or hacks for moonlighting, freelancing, or consulting work?

Hints, tricks, or hacks for moonlighting, freelancing, or consulting especially in regards to setting up a LLC and setting fees? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Sep 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Lawyer recommendation for a small IT consulting company?

Can anyone recommend an attorney for a small IT consulting company in the Chicago/North Shore area? My husband hopes to embark on a new contract with a Big Firm, and it's time to revisit some legal aspects involved in this type of adventure. Many thanks in advance.
posted by onepot on Aug 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Is consulting for me?

Management consulting for lawyers. Is there any path for early mid-career lawyers (5-10 years out) in management consulting? Is management consulting for me? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Aug 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I apply to this position in another team or just let it go and try new company?

Should I apply to this position in another team or just let it go and try new company? Please suggest. [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on Aug 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Need Management Consulting Help

I'm currently a rising senior at Harvard University thinking about applying to management consulting positions among others. I was wondering if the MeFi community had any advice or tips regarding what to do to prepare for the interview and what Management Consulting firms look for in an applicant. Any help or advice would be much appreciated; our career service center simply does not offer enough information. Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Too safe to go, too poor to stay - to open a private consulting business or not?

Has anyone ever regretted leaving a stable IT job with a pension and good benefits to consult in private industry? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Aug 4, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I stop my city government from outsourcing the decision to outsource government services?

I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;) [more inside]
posted by copystar on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Clock in, clock out, clock back in

I’m a systems analyst who just started consulting. What are the expectations for my weekly hours? Not the expectations in the contract, the real ones. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jul 28, 2011 - 10 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

It's not stealing if...

An etiquette/ethical question about consulting contracts and dealing with recruiters. The question is: would this be considered stealing a contract? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jun 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Got my "Ghost Hunter" business card, now what?

How do off-the-wall, one-person operations get their professional start? [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on May 28, 2011 - 7 answers

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