This season is focusing on lessons learned from a consulting career.  A lot of the content can be found in the Develpreneur book.  However, we will go a little deeper into getting that side hustle going.  This episode kicks off the season by looking at some things to do in preparing for consulting or at least taking control of your career.

Preparing for Consulting or Your Career

It turns out that a lot of the work you need to do for a side hustle is just as crucial for your career.  The key steps are things that will help you create a productive workspace and then avoiding a search for common tools (pens, pencils, charger cables, etc.).  These are things you may already have laying around that just need to be organized, or you may need to buy some of these things over the years.  I will discuss some items, but you can build your list by keeping track of what you use on a typical day or week of work.

Common Items To Forget

If you start your career with an employer that is good at providing you with the tools you need, then it is easy to overlook essential items.  With that in mind here are some things you need to have available.

  • Phone
  • Printer
  • Paper and Ink/Toner for said printer
  • Reliable Internet Connection
  • Licenses for you needed software
  • Personal/Business email account
  • Stapler/Three-hole punch
  • Shredder
  • Accounting software/package

There is much more covered in the podcast to help you put together your list of tasks to complete.  These will help you avoid headaches as you launch that business.

Learn more in the book written for Develpreneurs at any stage in their progress:


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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences.In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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