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Two days ago I had a milestone with this blog. I have been officially blogging for 16 years, and since this was my first official blog I want to acknowledge that. It wasn’t the first time I was writing online, but it was the first time I owned what I was writing on. So, I’m […]

One question that’s always out there for consultants and others who work for themselves, or even own small businesses, is how much should they charge for services. Truthfully, even seasoned consultants struggle with this question. Price point is a problem because all of us want to get work and close contracts, and we’re perpetually battling […]

Sometimes the world of consulting is seen like the world of insurance salespeople, and that’s not meant to denigrate them. When someone asks you what you do for a living and you say “consultant”, they look at you like they believe your job is to go into businesses and tell them everything they already know. […]

Happy Anniversary to me! Today marks 19 years of being self employed. The last few years haven’t been as great as the previous years were because I’m now also the sole caregiver for my mother, who has dementia. Still, I’m plugging away and still get a contract or two here and there, so something must […]

There are a lot of jobs that have been eliminated that just aren’t coming back. Manufacturing in America is dwindling, and there’s not going to be a renaissance for that either. We can’t compete with the pay rates that countries such as India and China are willing to accept. That, and not having to deal […]

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