How-to to run a software consulting business

Invest in Ongoing Learning

by shabda on October 10, 2011

Technology and especially software change very fast. As a software consultant you are expected to be on the cutting edge of everything. Ongoing learning and skill improvement is a critical area which you need to include both the budget and time for in your projections.

* Go to (and when possible speak at) industry events
* Read new books (and review them on your blog)
* If you are a visual learner (like me) take subscription to Video tutorial sites

For example I have a subscription to Peepcode, Thinkvitamin and I learn well with videos and these sites allow unlimited access to their videos to improve my skills.

For our team we have a book budget and everyone can request books (or e-books) they want. Have a generous learning budget. Money spent on skill up-gradation (for you and your team) is the best money consultants can spend.

Did I miss anything? Email us at [email protected]
Have you joined our newsletter yet

We cover Webdev, Django, SaaS, Mobile and cloud computing and
help you “Build amazing webapps”.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Turning customers to repeat customers

The best way to get business is by getting more work from an existing customer. New customers cost money to acquire. They need to be nurtured before they will get trust with you to let you work on the most... »

Turning customers to repeat customers

Moving up the value chain

  If you want to grow the business without growing headcount the only way is the provide higher end services or to sell products. Do you sell services which can be productized? Do you have technology which can be sold... »

Moving up the value chain

Keeping costs low

As you start to scale the business, the overhead costs start increasing. Eg. When you are self employed you maybe doing billable work 90% of the time. As your business grows, you will have to add admin staff, accountants and... »

Keeping costs low

Browse Agiliq

  • Home
  • About Agiliq

    We develop bespoke web applications using Django, the related Python technology stack and the Jquery javascript library. We primarily work with web development companies as technology partners.

    Copyright © 2009-2011, Agiliq. All rights reserved.