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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bradford
In her opinion, I should have one with the idea being that I apparently know the exact position where I would like to end up and, in her words, "be able to look back in 20-years and know that I've built something."

I can understand your wife's (legitimate) desire, but in today's economic climate nobody knows where he/she will be 20 years down the road. Stability was totally sacrified to globalization and service oriented economy.
With that in mind, your frequent moves probably make her nervous, so why not stay longer in your next place?
post #17 of 20
If you can do fundraising well, I think you'll never lack for work. Why not be a free-lancer?
Hire top quality phone people and start off with your current employer as your first client. Most successful independent people I know got there start when an employer became a client.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
If you can do fundraising well, I think you'll never lack for work. Why not be a free-lancer?
Hire top quality phone people and start off with your current employer as your first client. Most successful independent people I know got there start when an employer became a client.


most people I know who got into independent consulting did something similar - offer an employer a sweet deal, if they agree that you take on other clients, and leverage the working capital from this first client to get others.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
most people I know who got into independent consulting did something similar - offer an employer a sweet deal, if they agree that you take on other clients, and leverage the working capital from this first client to get others.

The best thing is that you can essentially undercut yourself with your current employer because they won't be chipping in for Medicare/Soc Sec/Unemployment/health care, so you just quote your current salary back to them as a contractor, then you pay your bills with that contract, and search for other companies to contract with.
post #20 of 20
I don't know if this would be of any use to Bradford or anyone else, but I accidentally stumbled upon this ad on craigslist while looking for volunteer opportunities. This guy is apparently offering free consultation services to small startups on the weekends. He's based in NYC, but I suppose it would be easy to communicate by phone and/or email.

I don't know him (her?) and have no clue what his credentials or experience are aside from what s/he states. Might be worth an inquiry...
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