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How to be a smarter . . . computer consultant.

This story appears in the January 1998 issue of

With the entire nation going high-tech, it's no wonder computer consultants are in demand. But don't think it's an easy way to profit from the high-tech boom. It takes skill, hard work and even a little luck to make it in the computer consulting field.

One of the most critical concerns is determining the scope of your consulting services. Specialization is the way to go, according to Debbie L. Handler of the Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA). "You don't want to try to do everything; that spreads you too thin," she says. "Find a niche, and be the best at it."

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