PATCA New Consultants’ Roundtable Lunch Online

Are you thinking about becoming a consultant? Are you consulting now, and want to reposition your business. Then this is the Meetup for you. Learn how to enter the Consulting Business professionally.

Two seasoned members of PATCA (The Professional and Technical Consultants Association) will be leading a monthly roundtable meeting to discuss ideas of interest to those just starting in Consulting or Independent Contracting.

This will be an online meeting till meetings can be held in person.

The Format is as follows:

1. First, there will be a quick round of introductions by those in attendance.

2. Next, there will be a 15 to 20 minute focused discussion around a specific topic related to starting an independent contractor business.

o How to Make the Choice Between Brokers vs Independent Contractor Status

A. Why is there a choice?
B. Consultant Friendly Brokers — Corp to Corp, Few 1099
C. Brokers that serve your specific community
D. Don’t learn to Market Yourself, or how to Contract, Collect Receivables
E. Can’t deduct “business expenses” if W2
F. Consider Sub-Contracting for 1099 – Triple Ring, M2M Consulting, Nuvation
G. Work for your old company for a while
H. Weaning Yourself Off Brokers
I. Are there “Consultant Friendly” Brokers?

3. After the presentation, there will be a formal discussion on the presentation topic. Then the floor will be open to answer general questions on starting a consulting practice. So bring your questions. We will end promptly at 1:00 PM.


Currently, online meetings are free of cost.

Attendance is limited to 15 persons, so sign up right away if you wish to attend.

The Leaders of this Roundtable will be:

Carl Angotti, President of Angotti Product Development, and long time Sr. Certified Professional Consultant member of PATCA and current Board member. He is also a former Chair and Board Member of the Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV).

Larry Polyak, President of MSD Systems, and a long time Certified Professional Consultant Company member of PATCA.

For further Information, please contact Carl Angotti at