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Variable billing rate

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Sean Flanigan Jun 18, 2012. 1 Reply

Has anyone tried to offer variable hourly rates based on what you do: e.g. $50/hr when you do coding, and $100/hr when working on architecture, advanced design, and sales?

Flat fee vs. hourly billing

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Sean Flanigan Jun 18, 2012. 3 Replies

I like to write proposals that involve a flat fee for a project (with deliverable, milestones and deadlines), rather than an hourly rate. Feel free to share your experience (pros and cons). I have…Continue

Laptop vs. Desktop

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Diogo Taurinho Prado Feb 19, 2011. 5 Replies

I'm sure most us both have a laptop and a desktop. However, since 2006, I no longer work on desktop: I'm happy with just two laptops (one connected to an external large screen). I can process 100…Continue

Free lance consulting work from home

Started by Neetu Saraf Dec 17, 2010. 0 Replies

Looking for consulting jobs from home.. Currently I am working for a consulting firm from home. But out for more such free lance work. Based out of India.Continue

Boutique Analytics Consulting Firms Needed Now More Than Ever

Started by Benjamin Herold. Last reply by Jaime Fitzgerald Aug 26, 2010. 1 Reply

Exciting news!  New York City-based boutique consulting firm, Fitzgerald Analytics, has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in the country as…Continue

Help with writing a proposal for a client

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by John Crout Mar 30, 2010. 3 Replies

Which companies offer this type of services? Of course I'm talking about writing a proposals for analytical projects, ranging from $5,000 to one million. Should you hire someone- with analytic…Continue

Silicon Valley Data Mining Camp, Nov 1, Mountain View (free)

Started by Greg Makowski Oct 17, 2009. 0 Replies

Un-Conference, Free Event FOR SPONSORSLOGISTICS:• Date: Sunday, November 1• Time: 12:30 to 7:00 pm• Location:…Continue

Tags: clustering, computing, Netflix, collaborative, filtering

How to obtain a consulting gig with a government agency?

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Vincent Granville Jun 24, 2009. 2 Replies

... such as NSA or Homeland Security. I am an expert in fraud and botnet detection, but I am not a US citizen (green card), and I represent a small entity that do not have the time, experience and…Continue

Rates for consultants

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by David Bigger Jun 8, 2009. 2 Replies

What are the typical consulting hourly rates for an independent consultant (PhD, 10 years of experience, advanced web analytics aimed at ROI optimization)?

Tags: consultant, web mining, web analytics

Relationship in Consulting

Started by Parthasarathy. Last reply by Adam Hood May 28, 2009. 4 Replies

What importance would one give to relationship in consulting. Is getting projects form client depend a lot on relationships? Pl post your thoughts and opinions.

Request for Information (RFI) for vendor solutions and demonstrations for data mining services and the use of predictive analytics

Started by Vincent Granville Feb 24, 2009. 0 Replies

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) for vendor solutions and demonstrations for data mining services and the use of predictive analytics.…Continue

LCC or Sole Proprietor?

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Scott Terry Feb 12, 2009. 3 Replies

This is an interesting discussion discussing tax issues and liability, started in the Quant Entrepreneurs group.…Continue

Entrepreneurs: The Few, The Brave, The Mighty

Started by Vincent Granville Dec 29, 2008. 0 Replies

(From Gaebler Ventures)Stellar entrepreneurs manage, inspire and lead their teams to greatness. At Gaebler Ventures, we revere the entrepreneur and always do our best to support, assist and enable…Continue

Data Mining Business Proposal

Started by Atif Abdul-Rahman Aug 24, 2008. 0 Replies

What doe a typical data mining business proposal look like? Especially when it comes to costing a consulting assignment based in either SEMMA or CRISP-DM cycle? What are the most common project…Continue

Tags: business, proposal, mining, data

Consultant's Guide - Experiences from the field

Started by Vincent Granville Jul 31, 2008. 0 Replies

I was asked about leaving corp america and starting a consultingcareer. This is an oft-asked question on SAS-L and I thought I couldcreate a priority list that others can add to as needed.Alan's…Continue

15 Startup Commandments

Started by Vincent Granville Apr 12, 2008. 0 Replies

1. Your idea isn't new. Pick an idea; at least 50 other people have thought of it. Get over your stunning brilliance and realize that execution matters more.2. Stealth startups suck. You're not…Continue

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