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Creating a Business from a Project
Many software services companies are not able to turn their individual project successes into a line of business that brings in additional revenue streams. At

developing effective project proposals  following criteria useful in developing their portfolio of offerings. Credibility : Your offerings should be positioned consistently with your company's size and brand image. A midsize, no-name company has very little chance of selling a rapid application development (RAD) platform that promises to change the way software is written. Likewise, when you have been doing a PeopleSoft support project for a midsized company for two years, your claim of being able to offer end-to-end implementation services

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