DevCon 2014: 0-60, Starting and Growing Your Business as an Independent Consultant - James Medema

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James Medema (Surefoot Database Consulting)


Session Code: BUS004


After nearly 20 years as a developer and consultant James started his own consulting company in 2009. His discovery process included a lot of research. Many sleepless nights and long hours of research resulted in some incredible successes as well as a few painful (and costly) lessons. In this nuts-and-bolts session, James will share the best of what he’s seen, read, and learned from his own experiences and from other colleagues. By sharing his journey, Jim hopes to provide attendees the information to make the leap to become an independent consultant.


What you should know

The only requirement is an interest in starting and growing your own business. This session covers some development practices, it is not a how-to program session.


What You Will Learn

  • Eight tips that will assist you in deciding if starting your own business is a wise choice for you
  • Essential steps to set up your business legally and optimized for success
  • Sales, lead generation, and best practices for getting business in the door
  • Managing all parts of your business beyond development



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