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Free Job Posting and Resume Services for IT Consulting Firms and consultants

You are running your own small IT consulting firm. You have 10s of IT consultants on bench and must be assigned to their next project as soon as possible.

You have always been wondering that, if email services are free, if online disk storage services are free, then why on earth an IT job portal is not available free?

Your prayers are answered. http://Hireahire.com, a completely free IT job portal, is here to allow you to not only market your own consultants but also if you have a job opening for your own client you can post them too.

It has nifty way of posting and managing job and resume both. It also protects your consultants from being contacted directly. Anybody interested in hiring your consultant must go through you.

http://Hireahire.com is still in growing phase and with time it will be powerful online tools for small IT consulting firms.

Consulting Basics

Starting your own consulting or freelance business requires planning and preparation. That includes having to make many decisions before your doors are even open for business, like deciding when or if you should leave your full-time job, what type of legal structure is best for your business, how to find clients and what rates to charge. These resources will help make sure you have covered the basics required to start a successful consulting or freelance business, whether you are just starting your business or you are still considering the best time to become self-employed.

Deciding to Start a Consulting/Freelance Business

Are you a consultant or a freelancer? Should you buy a franchise or start your own consulting firm? Could your hobby be turned into a full-time career as a freelancer? These are among the essential questions that must be answered before starting your own business. From common concerns with finding your first client to setting up an efficient home office, these resources explain the basics of getting started as a consultant/freelancer.

Working With Clients

A key element in starting a consulting business or being self employed as a freelancer is learning to develop client relationships. Identifying prospective customers is only the beginning. If the 80/20 rule holds true, then a small number of clients will account for a large amount of your business. That means you need to know how to find new clients, take care of their needs and handle concerns successfully. These resources explain how to develop client relationships.

Developing Rates and Policies

As a self-employed professional you are responsible for all aspects of managing a business. This includes establishing the policies and procedures necessary to run your own business. Setting hourly rates, determining project-based or retainer fees, establishing guidelines for your work and terms for your contracts is all part of running a competitive consultant/freelancing business.

Original Article: http://consulting.about.com/od/gettingstarted/u/CF_UserPathTab_StartUp.htm 

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