From Dwayne Wright

This is part of my ongoing series of articles about setting up your own software publishing business (cause FileMaker is very good option for doing that). This was originally published by me in a guide called FileMaker Software Publishing back in 2002. .

This list includes legal help, insurance agents, accountants, electricians, cable installers and a host of other professional services. In many of these areas, you can do it yourself. For example, is a great source for do it yourself legal resources. There are a number of web sites and books available to handle basic accounting and network installation needs. However, if you don’t have the time or want to focus your time on what you are best at … look to word of mouth as your professional seeking guide. Talk to people, call these professionals and tell them who referred them.

Try not to offend any of the above as well. I’ve heard of people asking an insurance agent for a quote and then end the conversation by saying " I’m going to shop this around!" So, if you whittle this agent down to the lowest price, what level of service do you expect to get around claim time. I’m not saying to forgo competitive shopping. I’m simply saying that they are a fellow professional and treat them just they way you would like your clients to treat you.

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