From Serf to Surfer: Becoming a Network Consultant

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You're experienced, you're skilled, you're certified -- and you're stuck flying a desk and babysitting servers for a company that doesn't understand your value. Why not break out of the 9-to-5 grind and become a network consultant, leveraging your skills and knowledge to let yourself work less and make more money? This book shows you how to transition from working in a traditional, regular-paycheck world to running your own business; how to put together business plans that make sense; how to build an image and market yourself; how to set pricing and write contracts; how to get clients -- and keep them. Includes coverage of the legal issues you need to understand to succeed. Get ready to walk out on your boss!

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Concerning Consulting
Can You Consult?
The Remains of the Day

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About the author (1999)

Matthew Strebe is the best-selling author of numerous books, including Firewalls: 24seven from Sybex. He is the Chief Technology Officer of Connetic, an IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Diego, and wastes his scant spare time writing Matt's long history of networking includes installing the US Navy's first fiber-optic local area network on a ship.

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