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by Marc S. Bragg,Steven T. Klovanish,Matthew Strebe
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Networking & Cloud Computing
  • Author:
    Marc S. Bragg,Steven T. Klovanish,Matthew Strebe
  • ISBN:
    0782126618
  • ISBN13:
    978-0782126617
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  • Publisher:
    Sybex Inc; 1st edition (April 15, 2000)
  • Pages:
    307 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Networking & Cloud Computing
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    4.2
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Why not break out of the 9-to-5 grind and become a network consultant, leveraging your skills and knowledge to let yourself work less and make more money? This book shows you how to transition from working in a traditional, regular-paycheck world to running your own business; how t. .

Why not break out of the 9-to-5 grind and become a network consultant, leveraging your skills and knowledge to let yourself work less and make more money? This book shows you how to transition from working in a traditional, regular-paycheck world to running your own business; how to put together business plans that make sense; how to build an image and market yourself; how to set pricing and write contracts; how to get clients-and how to keep them. Includes coverage of the legal issues you need to understand. Get ready to walk out on your boss! Скачать (pdf, . 4 Mb) Читать.

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From Serf to Surfer-Becoming a Network Consultant Matthew Strebe with Marc S. Bragg, Esquire and Steven T. Klovanish, .

Establishing a network consultancy frequently has more to do with happenstance than with any sort of coherent business plan. People typically develop competencies, do favors here and small jobs there, and then break with the day job when they realize that the independent work is a job unto itself. Knowing this, Matthew Strebe and his contributors on From Serf to Surfer have refrained from presenting any sort of recipe for success as a consultant. Instead, Strebe has mixed tales of his personal consulting career with universal truths about freelancing.

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Knowing this, Matthew Strebe and his contributors on From Serf to Surfer have refrained from presenting any sort of recipe for success as a consultant. The result is a fantastic book that is both entertaining and informative, and which belongs in the backpack of every technical consultant. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. San Francisco On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book From serf to surfer : : becoming a network consultant, Matthew Strebe ; with Marc S. Bragg and Steven T. Klovanish.

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This book provides for all MIS guys like myself a better understanding of the life of a consultant. Published by Thriftbooks

This book provides for all MIS guys like myself a better understanding of the life of a consultant. The author gives a solid view of "a day in the life of a consultant. This insight was invaluable to me in helping me make a decision to become a consultant and easing my fears about being able to break the 9-5 job chain. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. If your not currently an independent Network Consultant and you have ever dreamed of breaking those 9-5 chains, this book is for you. If you have already broken those chains and are looking for additional good advice, this too is a great book for you! Matthew Strebe obviously speaks from experience.

Why not break out of the 9-to-5 grind and become a network consultant, leveraging your skills and knowledge to let yourself work less and make more money? This book shows you how to transition from working in a traditional, regular-paycheck world to running your own business; how to put together business plans that make sense; how to build an image and market yourself; how to set pricing and write contracts; how to get clients - and keep them. Includes coverage of the legal issues you need to understand to succeed.

You're experienced, you're skilled, you're certified -- and you're stuck flying a desk and babysitting servers for a company that doesn't understand your value. Why not break out of the 9-to-5 grind and become a network consultant, leveraging your skills and knowledge to let yourself work less and make more money? This book shows you how to transition from working in a traditional, regular-paycheck world to running your own business; how to put together business plans that make sense; how to build an image and market yourself; how to set pricing and write contracts; how to get clients -- and keep them. Includes coverage of the legal issues you need to understand to succeed. Get ready to walk out on your boss!

Thiama
Like some other reviews I read, there are not really many books written on going out on your own to be an IT consultant. This book is a bit dated on the references as to what type of systems the author set up but still revelent with the aspect of business related issues and making sure about having built up your networking contacts before saying 'I want to go to business for myself'. The author also mentions that you should be really prepared to weather any type of financial storm (i.e. lack of financial income due to no current projects) and have your household finances in order before setting your new sail. What he doesn't mention is that as a former banker is that if you are going into business with other IT guys (your friends) you really need to find out if your friends/partners also aren't going to be a financial liability to your new business in the sense of having a poor credit history. If you and your friend are 50/50 owners and you have good/great credit and your friend has a poor credit history, your company will not get financed for anything. So do your due diligence like how you are trained to do and be sure to ask probing questions about your partner's financial credit history.
Fordredor
This book provides for all MIS guys like myself a better understanding of the life of a consultant. The author gives a solid view of "a day in the life of a consultant." This insight was invaluable to me in helping me make a decision to become a consultant and easing my fears about being able to break the 9-5 job chain.

I assume that this is what many people are looking for, which is, to overcome fears and feelings of insecurity that are natural when striking out on your own.

Although maintaining a steady job is quite reassuring, your own success is continually being redefined and no longer lies with how effective you are at climbing the corporate ladder but instead with your own "personal success". Breaking your fears of uncertainty is probably the toughest thing about becoming a consultant.
Fearlessdweller
Like a lot of underpaid, underappreciated network admins, I'm looking at going out on my own as a consultant. This is one of the few books available on network or computer consulting, but it's the best one I've read so far. I've bounced the ideas off of relatives and friends that are small business owners, and they generally agree with Matt.
My biggest question is: How do you evaluate the competance of subcontractors?
When you're just starting out, picking a bad subcontractor can torpedo your business before it gets off the ground. How does he work around that problem?
I would also like to see more information on the web hosting/e-commerce field from the small business perspective.
Those two questions are the only reasons that I've downgraded this book from five stars. Aside from that, I highly recommend it.
Iraraeal
Since the author is [was] involved at the time in network consulting, he writes about doing network consulting the right way; learn from his experience and mistakes. The technology discussed is outdated [10mbit hubs and frame relay leased lines] but the business advice is rock solid. I recd my copy today and have already read past the first 100 pages; easy to read and he gets the point across without being pedantic.

This book not only guides in the right direction but helps to avoid alot of the pitfalls for anyone starying out in this industry!
Inertedub
I know this book might be a bit outdated but the principles always apply. This book is not only a Networking book but one of the best books I have read on how to setup a computer business. I am a programmer and this book helped me get my business going. Matthew gives very practical, easy-to-follow examples of how to run your networking or software business.
Beabandis
Matthew Strebe is a professional consultant so he knows what he's talking about. Book is full of practical, detailed advice about running your own business. He tells you about taxes, incorporation, deductions,etc. Also a very good section on marketing. He tells you about his experiences with mailers, ads, etc.

Smart. To the point.

Money well spent.
Dammy
Found this Ebook for i think $2.99. Every penny was worth it. This book is not only geared towards network consultants, but every consultant, really great read.
Very good