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Re: [softwaredev-17] Becoming a contractor/self employed

From: Dragan M.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:51 PM
Hi Gord,

I'll (shamelessly :) ) recommend http://www.mhrj.c...­ --
they are doing accounting for my firm for a number of years. Ask them
what you need to know.


Dragan Marinkovic
Marisol Systems Inc.
email: [address removed]

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On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Gord Harris <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> During my 10 year career as a softare developer I have always been enaged in
> the role of a full-time, permanent employee. Now I am interested in learning
> about becoming a contractor and/or self-employed.
> I am comfortable that I have the skills and experience to handle most
> technical challenges. However, I can only guess at what I would need to
> learn about:
> - business licensing
> - taxes
> - contract wording
> - book keeping
> - promotion/marketing
> - everything else <grin>
> So, where do I start learning about all this kind of stuff?
> For a point of reference, there may be an opportunity for me to peform some
> technical implementation work for a non-technical friend who has a business
> idea. As with all my efforts, I have a strong desire to provide effective
> results, yet I am hesitant to venture into any such arrangement without the
> business savy. And yeah, I don't want to mess-up and screw the friendship
> either.
> Your input would be appreciated.
> Gord
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