Working IN your business means being a revenue-producing, product-fulfilling member of the team. Working ON your business means designing, planning, refining your business, but not directly producing revenue. Independent consultants typically work IN their business. When you’re a lone independent consultant or contractor, it’s easy to fall into the trap of spending all your time working IN your business. You find one or two good clients, and they’re willing to buy as much of your time as they can get. You work for them long hours, maybe 40-60 hours per week. Then one of them changes tacks, and doesn’t want…Read
You’re thinking about joining an existing partnership, and you’re wondering how the hookup works. WHEEL! OF! PARTNERSHIP! Ask these questions for starters: What are you bringing me into the partnership to do? What goals do I need to accomplish in order to earn my share? Over what time do I need to accomplish them? What ownership of the company will I earn for achieving those goals on time? Will the ownership be expressed in terms of equity, voting, profits, or a mix? Will I achieve my ownership all at once, or vested over time? After that time frame, do I…Read
Hi. I’m Brent.
I live in California with my wife Erika. I'm on an epic life quest to have fun and make a difference.
I co-founded Brent Ozar Unlimited to help make your SQL Server go faster. I also maintain sp_Blitz® and the open source First Responder Kit repo.