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Windows 10 Upgrade – Communications

IT is going to change your life for the better! Any change in routine from one work day to another can be considered an enemy of my productivity so I feel for my users when my project will make a change, however small or great, in their everyday work life. With security increasingly an issue,…

Windows 10 Upgrade – Lockdown Considerations

In my experience, companies tend to either let their employees have all access all the time to their computer or lock it down so you need a help desk ticket to change the colors. Increasingly, because of cyber threats of hackers taking over PC’s, more and more firms are locking down their systems. This not…

Windows 10 Upgrade – How’d We Get Here

Recently hired for another Windows 10 project, the Windows marketplace remains true to its last minute upgrade reputation. Maybe it’s just humans, too many other tasks that are put in front, issues that are more critical than an End of Life for your operation systems, who knows. In the end, an urgent status is created…

The PM Business – Packaging Your Expertise

Everyone has a niche they consider routine but for someone somewhere, their knowledge is like gold. I mean from common to scientific, everyone can be of value to someone. Motherhood, you would agree is quite common.  One never having siblings might be able to figure out a diaper.  However, day-to-day newborn infant care, that’s not…

 The PM Business – Like Why?

Companies usually look for temporary labor for a certain task where they need to focus, and deadline, or a certain expertise.  Often, they have let a project slip and suddenly need it to be executed.  Using an existing employee to split up duties would not get the job done in the time they need.  More…

The PM Business – Client for my (PM) Business

Getting a client is not a difficult and in fact, you already do this when you look for a job.  In a sense, the employer or agency is your client. You may have been asked by some agencies “Are you B2B?“ or “Can you do a 1099?”.  You also may have seen some job listings…

The PM Business – Tax Tips – Part 1

Attend every “new business” or “startup workshop” you can.  Even if it is not in your field or for small or large companies, this will help you become familiar with the process and your responsibilities as a business owner. If what you are selling requires a lot of local fees and you are able to…

The PM Business – A Low Cost Start

Be aware that your venture in to proprietorship doesn’t have to be a $5,000 investment Government fees can range/add up from $10-200; they are known and some are yearly but many are one-time or every 5 years, like your business registration with your county. You don’t have to advertise rather, you can attend a lot…

 The PM Business – Permission to Business

Here in the US, depending on the city you live in, you need only to announce your intention to do business, sometimes pay a fee, and simply begin to advertise or solicit business. Part of this process requires a blurb in your local newspaper of your legal and business name.  This protects the community at…

The PM Business – Where to Start

So you keep hearing that if you could do a 1099 (US Record of payment for labor) you could be taking home more money for your jobs. This is true, but not without some effort.  I will be discussion in the next few posts on going from employee, to contractor, to vendor as a project…

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Over 10 years’ experience managing projects in technology, office properties, and education. Past Bachelor of Science teacher for project management courses for certification. Routinely manage discovery, phased requirements, unplanned, and crisis projects to a successful completion.