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Monday, June 26, 2006

IT Consulting: 3 Steps to Success

When you are starting up your IT consulting firm, there are 31 steps you'll need to take in order to create a successful business. Steps seven, eight, and nine will help you make further progress toward your ultimate goal.

Step Seven: Arrange Your Telecom Services

You immediately want to set up telephone service, whether it's a land line or a mobile number, so that you can answer your business phone professionally all the time. You'll also want to get a fax number or use an eFax number.

At the same time, make sure that you have a domain name. It's really best to do this when you choose your company name to make sure that you get the best possible domain. You'll also need to decide which address to use, but be sure to check your local zoning laws for home-based business rules.

Step Eight: Order Your Business Cards

Stick with two or four color business cards as you start out. You'll probably want to budget about $60 to $80 for 1,000 of them. Check out Vistaprint.com as they offer great deals on business cards. Don't order too many, though, or you'll just be stuck with them if your logo or address changes.

Step Nine: Set Up Your Sales Tax

If you will be reselling products, you'll need to get a sales tax certificate or sales tax collection receipt from your province or state.

Learn more about starting your business when you read the entire article (link above).

Submitted by Computer Consulting 101