We’re excited to host our first guest blog post from Gene Marks. Gene is an active consultant for growing businesses. He’s an expert in process and technology. And, he’s a columnist for Inc. Magazine, Forbes and Entrepreneur.com (among other things). While we have tons of firms who use BigTime’s fixed-fee billing capabilities, Gene reminds us that value-billing isn’t for everyone. He’s an expert on helping small businesses grow. Maybe you should hear him out. Fixed fee billing is just dumb if you’re an IT consultancy as I am. Here are three reasons why. big data, information age. They want to know details before they pay.