1. Thou Shalt make a profit on every job. 2. Thou Shalt have a darn good reason, well in advance, for making a profit. 3. Thou Shalt Not prepare a project budget without a well-defined scope of work. 4. Thou Shalt Not change the scope of work without a corresponding change in the schedule and/or fee. 5. Thou Shalt get your invoices out on time. 6. Thou Shalt Not begin work without a signed contract—or a written authorization to proceed. 7. Thou Shalt Not allow time or reimbursable expenses to accumulate without invoicing. 8. Thou Shalt Not grovel and seek additional work from a client who has not paid the bill. 9. Thou Shalt Not continue to work on a project for a client who has not paid the bill. 10. Thou Shalt document everything.