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June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

It seems that my two posts on “Writing Good Meeting Minutes” and “Writing Good Meeting Minutes Revisited” have been very popular (the first post is receiving the second highest amount of hits after the homepage). So, I thought I’d point you in the direction of two other meeting resources that will be of interest to […] … Read More »

Project Management

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Quoting for a job can be quite a tricky business and it’s all too easy to under or over estimate the true cost. Under-estimate and you’ll be out of pocket, over-estimate and you’ll be out of a job! So, how do we go about creating a reasonable quote that doesn’t break the client’s bank or […] … Read More »

Project Management

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Before I start this entry I’d just like to stick in the following disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, anything you read here is general advice only and I’d strongly recommend getting a good contract lawyer to draw up your contract(s) for you. Right, now that’s the legal bit out of the way we’ll get […] … Read More »

Business

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ve recently taken over a secretary of my Village Hall Committee and it’s actually quite surprising how much work is involvedĀ  for such a little organisation. One of my tasks is to write and distribute the minutes of our monthly meetings, a job that I have to admit I wasn’t looking forward too. I’d never […] … Read More »

Project Management

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the first in a series of posts I will be writing about managing the full life-cycle of web projects. I am really interested in any feedback you may have so please feel free to comment or email me. For the first step in this series I mindmapped all of the parts of web […] … Read More »

Project Management

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the second post in the “Managing Web Projects” series, following on from “Managing Web Projects #1 – The Brainstorm“. I have taken the initial mindmap and worked it into what I see is the optimal flow for a web project. It is currently set up to include database integration, but obviously this step […] … Read More »

Project Management

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the third post in the “”Managing Web Projects”” series, you can find the second post “Managing Web Projects #2 – The Workflow” here. So, you’ve been invited to pitch your website idea to a client. This could be your big break and put you on the road to website “”superstardom””. But how do […] … Read More »

Business

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Off the back of my last post, Christopher Hawkins has some interesting Guidelines regarding meetings, here’s my favourite: Christopher’s Meeting Guideline #3: No chairs. This one drives people crazy. I can hear you already – “No chairs?!? Have you lost your mind?!? What about pregnant people? What about the crippled? What about employees who wheelchair […] … Read More »

Business

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting article over on About.com on how to calculate your hourly freelance rate. I think I want to buy too much stuff….   … Read More »

Business

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting post by Bob Lewis over at Advice Line about how to cope with Office Backstabbers. I don’t know of a more challenging situation than being on the wrong end of an adept corporate backstabber. I checked my favorite reference for this kind of thing, It Takes More than a Carrot and a […] … Read More »

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