Category Archives: Independent Consultants Tips & Trends

How To Decide How Much To Charge For Your Services

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How To Decide How Much To Charge For Your Services By Carl Angotti, Sr. PATCA Certified Consultant 4/10/18 This article is based on my years of working on the New Consultants Roundtable, and what I have heard from others regarding how to set the price you can charge for your services. If you are a […]

Advanced Development Tools for Software Development Consultants

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This article discusses selecting and configuring a flexible and effective development system which supports overlapping independent software development projects. A thriving software consultancy must be capable of supporting multiple clients over a given period of time. While separate computer systems can be used for each client project, in most cases this is an unnecessary capital […]

How PATCA Consultants Win With Video


by Paul Scott Information Research and Technical Writing (650) 400-5667 Video is the coming thing in web marketing, for solid, practical reasons. It helps with SEO: putting video on your site raises your Google page rank. Video helps you with the “know, like, trust” factors that are especially critical for consultants. A video can […]

Financial and Budget Planning for Independent Consultants

Slides are available from the panel on “Financial and Budget Planning for Independent Consultants”.  We looked at four different time frames that consultants may plan for: Managing cash flow on a project basis around the prospect-proposal-SOW-deliver-bill-paid (this may be 3 months to a year) Having an annual plan for the business A 3-5 year financial […]

Finding Financial Health in the Gig Economy

Finding financial health in the gig economy

So, you’re cruising down the highway with your latest fare, making money whenever you choose to turn on your engine. But that 1099 economy you’re so fond of should come with a warning: Steep Drop-off Ahead. Why? Because with the gig economy comes an entire set of income volatility issues — and if you’re not […]

Consultants: How To Make Sure You Get Paid

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If you’re a consultant, entrepreneur or reelancer, client payments are your lifeblood. Should clients neglect to pay, business operations grind to a halt. And, if you’re not getting paid, your bills will remain unpaid — which isn’t good for anybody. While the problem of deadbeat clients has been around from time immemorial, the “Freelancer Generation” […]

Entrepreneurs: Am I Making A Fool Of Myself?

Am I Making A Fool Of Myself? Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in 1 Idea Stage, 2 Open for Business Stage, 3 Early Customer Stage, checklist, Rules of Thumb, skmurphy One of the most common questions I hear in conversations with entrepreneurs at Bootstrapper Breakfasts, in Office Hours calls, with clients–and not infrequently from myself when […]

21 Keys To Maximize Your Website In 2016

21 Keys To Maximizing Your Site’s Visibility In 2016

21 keys to improve search rankings in 2016 Twenty years ago, the fact that you had a website was enough. People would come for the novelty. Ten years ago, it became tougher to attract visitors. But it was still easy if you knew how to build a mass of incoming links. Today, competition for visibility […]