Spring 2021 Newsletter (pdf)
By Joel Williams PATCA Senior Certified Professional Consultant Table of Contents includes: What a consultant does; Who are consultants; Is consulting for you?; Who hires consultants?; How much do consultants make?; How do consultants find assignments; Getting started; Business structures; Dealing with clients; PATCA added value; Contractor vs. Consultant; Access file here.
Looking for new opportunities? If you are considering consulting as a career learn about the practical realities of consulting. The recorded session below offers insights into what it takes to launch a consulting practice and persevere. This is intended for engineers and managers who are considering a change to consulting. The panel shares their personal […]
Russell Brand will share his experiences in creating better stories for early stage companies to enable them to attract funding & customers and how this is applied to consulting practice.This was the topic of the first chapter of Amazon Best Seller Turning Ideas Into Impact: Insights from 16 Silicon Valley Consultants. Russell Brand has founded […]
I often hear the question, “What should I post to LinkedIn?” Here are ten ideas that consultants might share on LinkedIn. Although LinkedIn isn’t the largest of all social media networks, it’s highly trusted and therefore it’s a big opportunity for you to bolster your standing as an expert in your field. LinkedIn is a […]
The IRS wants to make sure you pay your fair share of income taxes, and they would rather get it sooner than later. If you are classified as an employee, the employer must withhold taxes – and you may not be able to take the business expense deductions associated with your business that you are […]
Below are two sources where you can create an Independent Contractor Agreement. The INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT is an agreement between a Customer and a Service Provider, setting out the services to be provided and the terms of payment or compensation.” The links provided are for informational purposes only. LawDepot: Independent Contractor Agreement LegalZoom: Easy online […]
Download pdf by Perry West Automated Vision Systems, Inc. Presented at a PATCA meeting on January 8, 2015 Many consultants get along without any special consideration to how they write proposals. However, your ability to write an effective proposal can be one tool to demonstrate your professionalism, compete or shut out competition, build relationships, and […]
Carl Angotti on Strategies for Pricing Consulting Services Direct link to download “How to Decide How Much to Charge for Your Services” http://traffic.libsyn.com/skmurphy/AngottiPricing180912.mp3 Key approaches – High Level Summary Use the 1000 invoiced hours rule – To reach a desire target income, assume you can invoice 1000 out of the available 2000 working hours there […]
See the slide Presentation on this lively discussion from a recent PATCA meeting. Panelists were PATCA members: Walt Maclay, and Christopher Edington, and it was moderated by Paul Scott. Access file here.