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Systems Integrator ? How to Use Hourly Billing for Projects

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Systems integrator projects require a complete understanding of fee structures.  A systems integrator may choose to offer one fee on the completion of the project. 
Another option for the systems integrator is to use billable hours.  Analyze each project to determine which method is best.
How to Use Billable Hours
Using billable hours means that a systems [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/115/systems-integrator-4/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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A Small Business Network ? Why Is It Necessary?

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Small business network members understand the importance of professional relationships.  The growth of a business can be heavily dependent on a small business network.  A small business network is a necessity for every new entrepreneur.
The Necessity of a Small Business Network
A small business network is available to every kind of entrepreneur in every kind of [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/107/small-business-network-2/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Small Business Networking ? It?s Not What You Know, It?s Who You Know!

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Small business networking is the building of relationships with other small business individuals.  Small business networking should be beneficial to everyone involved.  After all, small business networking proves the old adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
The Importance of Small Business Networking
Small business networking first arose in the 1980’s when entrepreneurs needed [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/109/small-business-networking-1/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Small Business Networking ? How To Get Started

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Small business networking is an important first step in operating a business.  Successful small business networking requires forming strong relationships.  A few easy steps will set you on the right path to small business networking.
How to Start the Small Business Networking Process
Small business networking is a process that improves with time.  Knowing where to start [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/110/small-business-networking-4/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Computer Consulting: Don?t Market the 90?s Way

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

The 90’s was a time of certification for computer consulting businesses. Everyone touted what formal partnerships they had with what major corporations. “Hire us because we’re a Novell certified shop” or “Hire us because we’re an IBM business partner.”
Most consultants aren’t leading with that anymore because they don’t want to be perceived as an extension [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/111/computer-consulting-2-3/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Starting a Computer Business ? How To Be Properly Insured

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Be familiar with the kinds of general business coverage that are available to those starting a computer business.  An insurance expert can advise on the type of coverage that best suits the company’s needs.
General Insurance Coverage
Before starting a computer business, consider the different types of insurance coverage.  Liability, automobile, fire, and workers’ compensation are just [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/112/starting-a-computer-business-3/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Technology Consultant Project Management ? The 5 Stages of a Project

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Technology consultant work involves an understanding of project management.  The five stages of project management will assist a technology consultant in reaching their goals.
The technology consultant will find that the project runs more smoothly and efficiently if successfully managed.  A well-organized project is more likely to be completed on time, within budget, and up to [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/113/technology-consultant-2/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Systems Integrator Tasks ? Focusing on the Things that Aren?t Changing

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Systems integrator projects involve pulling together different software to build a complete computer system.  Many employees will not embrace the changes brought on by a systems integrator.  The systems integrator who turns his focus towards the unchanging needs of the employee will experience a smoother acceptance period.
Focusing On Stability
Every employee needs to be recognized.  A [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/114/systems-integrator-1/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Systems Integrator ? How to Use Hourly Billing for Projects

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Systems integrator projects require a complete understanding of fee structures.  A systems integrator may choose to offer one fee on the completion of the project. 
Another option for the systems integrator is to use billable hours.  Analyze each project to determine which method is best.
How to Use Billable Hours
Using billable hours means that a systems [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/115/systems-integrator-4/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Technology Assessment ? Selling Your Services

by smallbiztechtalk In reply to Small Biz Tech Talk Blog

Technology assessment involves face-to-face selling.  This can be a scary and daunting idea to many technology assessment consultants.  Consider a few basic selling techniques when selling your technology assessment services.
Finding Clients
This is the most important step in selling your technology assessment skills.  Sometimes, clients are referred to you. 
However, when first starting out, you will [...]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/blog/index.php/116/technology-assessment-3/">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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