Congratulations Gord, to add to the many good suggestions:
* Small Business BC
has an excellent classes & materials. Their "Start Smart" series is really good. http://www.smallbusinessbc.ca/
* Billing Boss
, free invoicing to bill your clients and get paid: (other sites have a crippled version that's free, but charge $20/month for real access). Keeps accurate records, lets you get paid online and easily share your data with a bookkeeper. I'm part of the team that built it, right here in BC. http://www.billingboss.com
Chuck LeDuc D��az
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Gord Harris <[address removed]>
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
- contract wording
- book keeping
- 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.
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