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RE: [Bulk] RE: consultancy- starting a new business

Subject: RE: [Bulk] RE: consultancy- starting a new business
From: Mark Hinsley
Date: Feb 08 2012 17:18:15
Exactly right Scott

Mark Hinsley

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Cullen [mailto:dscottcul@xxxx.net] 
Sent: 08 February 2012 16:53
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: [Bulk] RE: consultancy- starting a new business


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Liam McKarry 
  To: UK Tree Care 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 9:03 AM
  Subject: [Bulk] RE: consultancy- starting a new business



  Not sure I agree with that.

  Other professions charge for every hour spent on a subject including any
  and all research required to deal with the matter. If it is something
  outside of the normal then I believe it is perfectly legitimate to
  charge for researching the information - obviously it would be taking
  the mick to charge for reading BS docs or other day to day info.

  SC I think there are two sorts of research.  1) into the facts and
specifics of an assignment and 2) basics of the craft.

  SC  If a case involves diagnosis of some plant problem then research on
that particular problem seems reasonably billable.  That's type 1.  My
teaching myself how to do diagnosis because all I've ever done is tree
planting and harvesting does not seem reasonably billable.  That's type 2.

  SC I sometimes find I'm doing type 2 research about something I should
know if I'm charging for the service.  And I don't bill (or bill a reduced
rate) for that part.  Say it takes me 3 hours that should only take me 1.
Sometimes I include another expert on the team who can in fact do it in 1 or
consider that as an adjustment factor. 


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