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Farewell 2009

Posted by Marty Haught on Dec 31, 2009Comments

Tonight closes out 2009. In typical fashion I’ve been pondering the year and looking forward to 2010. 2009 was a strange year. Family and home life was very good but it was my work life that had the twists and turns.

My consulting practice went through a transformation. This is not surprising given the upheaval the rest of the economy went through. In 2009 I had several different clients which was in sharp contrast to my single client project from years past. I enjoyed having different clients and moving from project to project more so than the mega long two year engagement. One downside is that I found myself doing more non-billable hours as I talked to prospective clients before signing a contract and starting work for them. I actually don’t mind this but it makes it more challenging to maintain consistent billable hours when you can’t plan for this activity.

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