\u0026nbsp; \nFor HR consultants, especially those new to being on their own, the\u0026nbsp;administrative\u0026nbsp;side of the business can often be the most challenging. \nUnfortunately, general business administration is a necessary part of any business, and as a consultant’s practice grows, spending time on such mundane duties as scheduling appointments, scanning documents, etc., simply doesn\u0027t make sense. Following are some common administrative issues faced by HR consultants and how to successfully address them.\nTime Management\nAs any consultant—and anyone who has ever hired a consultant—knows, time is money. Every hour you can bill to a client puts extra money in your pocket. The implication, of course, is that every hour you spend engaged in general business management is an hour you aren’t billing. As Patti Johnson, CEO of PeopleResults in Irving, Texas, notes, “As an independent consultant or as a consultant for a small boutique firm, how you spend your time is essential to your success!