Consulting Questions


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Dealing with clients that start consulting project later than scheduled?

I sometimes provide on-site ruby on rails consulting that clients book in advance.How do I deal with clients that commit to a time slot and when that time comes, they want to reschedule it for a...

asked Mar 12 '14 at 23:37
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Marjorie Cowie
30 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
1.31K Views
Freelancer team up, how to do it?

My friend and myself are both software developer freelancer with our own clients. We have different skills, and the idea came to team up together so we could complete each other, and growth our...

asked Mar 8 '16 at 15:22
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Francis L
33 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
511 Views
How to establish a network when just starting out in a service-based business?

I am venturing to start a consulting firm that does social media marketing and content creation. Starting with nothing except my knowledge about the field, how do I create a network and establish...


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0 Answers
482 Views
Why is there a huge difference between the hourly rates of tech consultants and other professions like lawyers and doctors?

Considering the value that each profession provides to it's customers, why is there such a huge gap between software consultants and professions like lawyers and doctors?Law firms often charge...

asked Jul 10 '14 at 20:56
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Barry Ramsey
6 points

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Outreach to potential customers in order to pitch consulting services?

I'm just getting started with a consulting business and don't have any clients or personal network I can tap into to get the ball rolling.Is it ok to cold-reach potential customers that fit my...


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2 Answers
1.46K Views
Burnt-out startup founder: How can I find freelance clients?

I have been doing startups for the last 6 years and have had mostly failures, and a single success. I was able to sell the one startup that succeeded for about a year's salary that I would get...

asked Jun 15 '15 at 15:58
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George Kopp
12 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
1.55K Views
Getting projects for a software development company

We have formed our company (that is, incorporation is in progress) this November (2012). Our company focuses on IT service management (ITSM) solutions and have very skilled professionals in the...

asked Nov 21 '12 at 00:19
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Rajagopal S
11 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
635 Views
Using open source projects to get more clients?

We are a new development consulting shop and figuring out how to get new clients. There is a lot of blog posts and talk about contributing to open source and it attracts potential clients.Has...

asked Jun 1 '14 at 15:25
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Bette Miller
14 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
590 Views
Consulting firms: should you NOT target startups as clients?

Should web development consulting firms try to avoid targeting startups as clients? One of the key issues with startups is funding (most don't have any) and the ones that have raised a small seed,...

asked May 30 '14 at 13:14
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Arthur Baxter
7 points

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430 Views
Sourcing clients for new consultancy?

From your personal experience, what has been the best way to get clients for your consulting business? Here is what I have brainstormed till now, but can't do everything: Sites like Freelancer and...

asked May 27 '14 at 18:29
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Robert Mc Lain
2 points

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1 Answers
770 Views
Strategies to "cold email" prospective clients?

I run a small mobile app consulting shop and filling the pipeline has become very hard. Even though the media talks about a shortage of good app developers and a high demand, I'm having a tough...

asked May 19 '14 at 20:26
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Jonathan Pulley
11 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
857 Views
How to find your first consulting clients?

If you don't have a network which you can get referrals from, how do you find your first consulting clients for a one-person development firm?

asked May 12 '14 at 17:55
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Robert Sheehan
7 points

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497 Views
Are there any large scale applications build on Python?

The other two larger alternatives, PHP and Rails, have had large scale startups built upon it. Facebook with PHP. Twitter with Rails. Does a company this level been built on Python? Is there a...

asked May 10 '14 at 14:45
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Edward Morin
2 points

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Do businesses still create eCommerce sites from scratch or just use SquareSpace or Shopify?

We're a small development firm trying to figure out our niche. Instead of trying to be a generic development shop, we want to cater to a specific segment of customer needs.eCommerce is one niche...


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Best ways to create value in service based businesses?

I provide design and UX consulting for startups. What are some ways to provide value so that the clients keep coming back with more business?My work is of high quality -- I'm looking for secondary...

asked Apr 28 '14 at 14:27
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1 Answers
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I'm a software engineer who gets approached by too many startups. How do I evaluate which one to work with?

I'm a Ruby on Rails software consultant who gets approached by far too many startups that I can possibly service.How do I pick which startups to work with? What criteria would you recommend for a...

asked Apr 19 '14 at 16:59
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Jennifer Slade
7 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
615 Views
How easy / hard is it to get consulting jobs for Ruby on Rails?

I work as a full time and want to supplement my income (and later do freelance or my own product full time down the line) by offering my ruby on rails skills as a consultant.How long does it...

asked Apr 4 '14 at 13:13
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Robert Boyd
9 points

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1 Answers
517 Views
Can you do some consulting on the side if you raise money from angels?

I'm looking to raise money from angel investors and would be focused on the startup 110%.I do, however, have some prior commitments that I had made for some short term consulting.I will easily be...

asked Mar 21 '14 at 13:28
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Shane Benningfield
65 points

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302 Views
Lessons learned for new freelance photographers?

What are some things I should look out for when starting my freelance photography business? Pitfalls to avoid, etc.

asked Mar 11 '14 at 20:14
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Tammy Garcia
30 points

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369 Views
What's it like being a management consultant at McKinsey & Company?

I am curious what the job entails working as a business management consultant. The salaries appear to quite higher compared to other consultancies.

asked Mar 12 '14 at 01:53
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Anthony Pressman
5 points