Having been any independent consultant since I first started working at the age of 16 (some 12 years ago), I’ve looked into a wide variety of services and products that help make an independent consultant more productive, professional, and profitable.  So recently I decided that I should write up a short guide to the key services that I use.

Communications

As an independent consultant, a good communications infrastructure is key.  This falls into two categories – phone and email.

For phone, I use a service called RingCentral (http://www.ringcentral.com), which provides an automated attendant service that is excellent for the independent consultant.  In my More >