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
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See the future of electronic circuit fabrication at your desktop with the new line of PCB Printers. Just like a 3D Printer, the small circuit printers allows you to prototype in minutes instead of days. Roy Perez from Voltera host a show and tell session for our members – prototyping on your desktop.
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.
Wearable devices are rapidly becoming widely accepted. Learn about the sensors that do physiological sensing and their challenges and limitations. Also learn about battery limitations in wearable devices and how to overcome them. Learn about the many options for wireless communication at very low power. Mr. Walt Maclay, President and founder of Voler Systems, is […]
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 […]
Cameras – we all have them. They used to be for taking pictures. Now, they are all around us and not just for taking pictures anymore. The actual and the forecasted growth in number of cameras is phenomenal. Most of the growth will be for uses we do not think about. This on-line presentation discusses […]
If you remember Smokey and the Bandit, you might be thinking of: “That’s a 10-4 good buddy. Come back.”, or similar trucker CB radio talk. According to the FCC, “CBRS” is an acronym for: The Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) — a private, two-way, short-distance voice communications service for personal or business activities of the general […]
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 […]
In the video below, Marc Albin shares his view of the current conditions for engineering teams in Silicon Valley. He provides an update on what he sees for companies and projects. He forecast upcoming demand for consultants and how soon business and projects will be picking up. Marc Albin is the founder of Albin Engineering […]