QUICK START GUIDE TO BECOMING A CONSULTANT
Chris Owens – OppNex
Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM
Please join us for a "Soup-to-Nuts" perspective on how to set up, organize, and operate your consulting practice, including techniques to sustain business, mitigate risks, and ensure delivery/payment.
The latest tools and strategies being covered:
- Incorporation & Insurance
- Risk & Liability
- Contracts & Legal Concerns
- Outsourced Help
- Sub-contracting (Your Services & Other's)
- Website & Marketing
- Business Development / Networking
- Navigating the Client's Marketplace
- Getting Paid...
Have you ever considered becoming a professional consultant? It can be a seemingly daunting and frightening endeavor to set out on your own - as an independent consultant or the principal of a small practice. Luckily, in today's "GIG" economy and with an entrepreneurial revolution taking place, there are plenty of tools, services, and systems to support your startup as a consultant. In this presentation we will discuss what you need to know and what to consider when becoming a professional consultant. We will also talk about ways to find support in tackling both the business and operational aspects of owning a consultancy.
Chris Owens started his career as a process engineer in the biopharmaceutical industry, which led to his later role as a business development executive, serving a wide range of manufacturing industries including food, foundries, chemicals, defense electronics and pharmaceutical. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at Drexel University. Mr. Owens is now president of OppNex, a firm that helps clients bring products and technology to their markets by using multidiscipline, problem-solving teams and owner representatives to implement manufacturing projects.
Location: The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Map Directions
Reservation: Use this page to register online to attend the event, or e-mail CCNReservations@aol.com or call the CCN phone number at (267) 666-0949 and leave a message. Fee, including food and beverages (wine, beer & sodas), is $30 by reservation/cancellation deadline: Saturday, Sept 8th.
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