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Out-sourcing and Risk Management

A recent project was a real learning experience about the risks associated with out-sourcing. Not that it would stop me from out sourcing any other work, but rather it taught me how to manage the risks of using someone outside your company. The project began with everyone positive and upbeat, but then things began ton […]

Time Management and Procrastination

This article is based on a presentation I gave at Freelance Camp TO on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Hi, my name is Elie Kochman, and for the last four years, I’ve been working as a freelancer. When Rachel asked me to present this session, I was amused. I had, after all, missed the deadline for […]

Managing Multiple Projects

In recent weeks, the number of projects I’ve been involved with has rapidly grown, from the few constants and a couple small projects, to several large projects, a few smaller projects, and a constant turn-over of hourly projects. When I sat down one day to work, and realized that I had 8 active projects to […]

I Missed It

I just got back from a trip to Israel a few days ago. Knowing that my internet access while away would be limited, I wrote the articles to be published while I was away before leaving. Prepared for jet lag on my return, I also wrote a couple articles for the days after my return. […]

A Balancing Act

Look at a typical business, and you will see that they have multiple clients active at any point in time. This is nothing unusual – few jobs allow you the dedication to focus completely on a single client or project for any length of time. When you’re working for yourself, though, you need to be […]

For the Right Price

I was having lunch the other day with an old friend discussing the consulting that I do. He asked me how I come up with prices to quote potential clients, specifically when the work is being done on a project basis, not hourly. After explaining my system to him, I realized that other people likely […]

Changes for 2010

This site is changing (just a bit) in the upcoming year. Here’s the plan…