Six months and counting

Somewhere between signing my second and third contractor agreement, I didn’t realize that I had been in business on my own for six months already. I guess since things are on the upswing, I wasn’t really paying attention. Six months later, and still in the black. Not a bad spot to be in. Not bad at all.


  1. Sara on September 19, 2006 at 5:19 am

    So how’s it going now?

  2. Mike on September 19, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    Quite well actually. Almost too well. I’ve had to turn away several months worth of work over the past couple of months. The fact is that most of the work I’ve turned away will simply be queued up, but that’s no good from a customer satisfaction point of view.

    I’ve been working on trying to hire someone to help with the workload, but I’m on the road quite a bit for the next several weeks, so even if I find a resume that I like, I couldn’t interview them back in my office anyway. Phone screens are fine to start with, but face to face interviews are something of a necessity.

    I’m coming up on the one year anniversary of going independent, so I’ll be writing an article on the one year anniversary and on the goals that I set forth at the beginning of the year.

  3. Sara on September 22, 2006 at 8:58 am

    That’s awesome, congrats. I’d love to read it. I have had a part-time business you could say for the past three years all the while working fulltime as a gvmt contractor. I have just relocated from the States to Belgiu though (husband is Army) and I think now is my opportunity to sink or swim.

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