Young entrepreneur Karen Hartline is the CEO of Reinventing Events, an events production company that offers unique solutions to clients.
Following are some tips for efficiently and securely switching from one bank to another.
There are many free tools and services out there to help you run your small business, but what business owner has time to find them? So we did the digging for you and unearthed the 10 great resources.
Making appropriate IT investments to manage the desired growth of your company is a challenge for all business owners.
As with many things nowadays, if you need to find a value-added reseller (VAR) or consultant, you can do it on the Web. A couple of organizations that specifically target this market: Network Professional Association. The NPA’s membership consists of network computing professionals, which may include some resellers and consultants who consider themselves network professionals. VARBusiness. A leading trade magazine, VARBusiness f
It is a mistake to look at technology first and then try to apply it to your business. Learn how to determine your business needs before you buy, and then find the solution that works best.
Trying to pin down how much it costs to a use a value-added reseller (VAR) or a consultant isn’t easy. Typically you pay for work on a per-hour basis plus the cost of any hardware and software. Large consulting firms charge anywhere from $200 to $400 per hour. Individual consultants and VARs are likely to charge in the $100 to $200 per-hour range, according to the experience level of their employees. Depending on your project, you may be on the low end or the high end of the range. You also need
Make sure that all the IT projects in your company’s portfolio are relevant to your plans over the next three to five years.
I’ve hired independent consultants to write my business plan, but I’m not sure how to communicate the proper information to them. Any ideas? No one should just write a business plan. A plan needs to reflect and create a carefully thought-out business strategy for growth and profitability. To that end your business-plan consultant needs to work with you to develop and refine your business strategy. They need to be a sounding board and play devil’s advocate. They need to meet with you several tim
IT consultants are usually hired to help with business-critical projects, so it’s important to find the right expert for the job.