How Much Do VARs and Consultants Charge?

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

Working with a Business Planning Consultant

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

Globalize Your Web Site

The Web may bring the world to your storefront, but you won’t get much global action if your entire site is geared toward residents of Terre Haute, Indiana. If you’re serious about doing business outside of the U.S., you need to provide suitable content for those specific cultures — and in the local languages.