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 What are the Economic Realities of Independent Consulting?
A. All businesses require an investment of time and money to start.
B. Can you really make more money as a consultant vs Employee?
C. Are you willing to be very flexible in your ways of earning a living: ie “Rent a body”, Employee, Independent Contractor?
D. Can you live with the risk of not getting paid? (ie slow / no pay)
E. Can you pay for your own health care?
F. Can you save part of your earnings for taxes?
G. Are you willing to pay the costs of incorporating? ($2K to $5K per year)
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.
MEETING COST AND SIZE LIMIT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org