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How to Become an Independent Contractor

How to Become an Independent Contractor

Frustrated with the longer time it can take them to find new jobs, many older workers are thinking about setting themselves up as independent consultants . However, they don’t all realize that involves more than technical smarts: A lack of business and marketing acumen will doom even the most […] Click to view full article

Handling Late Paying Clients

Leonard Sklar, author of the book, “The Check Is NOT In The Mail” covers how to get paid more readily in full, on time, at less cost, with less stress, and without losing good customers and clients. Len has spoken on this topic in over 200 cities in all 50 states. Two key points he […]

PATCA Webinar: Handling Late Paying Clients

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PATCA webinar will host Leonard Sklar, author of the book, “The Check Is NOT In The Mail“. He will cover how to get paid more readily in full, on time, at less cost, with less stress, and without losing good customers and clients. Len has spoken on this topic in over 200 cities in all […]

Featured Embedded and Electronic Design Engineer: Aaron Needles

Aaron Needles

Aaron Needles is an engineering consultant specializing in the design of embedded software and hardware. He has over 25 years of experience developing hand-held devices, networking switches, robotic manipulator and vehicle controls, motor controls and distributed control systems for his clients. Recent projects include a Bluetooth-enabled device for breath analysis, a Gamma-ray probe for Potassium […]

Congratulations to our new board members

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Chris Hansen, President Chris Hansen, PhD is newly elected PATCA President and founder of Covariant Corporation. He is a wireless communications and networking expert who consults in signal processing and physical layer design. Keith Riordan, Treasurer Keith Riordan, a long-time PATCA member, has served PATCA in many roles including past President. Keith is an embedded […]

Carl Angotti on Strategies for Pricing Consulting Services

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

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 […]