August 6, 2008

Billable Hours

Working as a consultant for a firm is teaching me a whole new business concept - Billable Hours. When you work inside many companies there is little sense that time is money. Heck, there are many days when you just waste time to make the day pass.

When you work for yourself the concept does apply, however, so much of your time has to go into general operations and business development that billable hours are really just an ideal.

I have to say I, digging the concept. It is keeping me quick on my feet, focused and direct in meetings with clients and focused on getting to the point in my writing.

Perhaps at a later point it will feel different but for now it is giving me a business discipline that I much needed.
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