Well I got paid for our first consulting engagement. We also have our small business incorporated and ready to go. I can now claim to be part of the backbone of the American economy, the creator of jobs, the much celebrated "small business man". Unlike other small business men featured on FOX TV, I will not be burning an effigy of Barack Obama in my front yard, protesting about taxes and over regulation, and wearing a funny hat with tea bags hanging from it.
I do need to get out and sell our services. It turns out that a lot of consulting is really selling, trying to find someone who needs your services. Then there is the bidding cycle where you need to exchange lots of information, then, if you are lucky, you close the deal and get to work.
P.S. The guy in the middle looks like one of my neighbors.
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