The Challenges and Benefits of Being an Independent Engineering Consultant

Originally delivered Jul 19, 2017
Source: AIChE
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Thinking about becoming an independent engineering consultant? Find out if you’ve got what it takes from someone who’s done it.    

In 60 minutes, learn if being an independent engineering consult might be a good fit for you. Learn what it takes to start, develop and maintain an independent engineering consulting business. Starting your own business can be difficult, but staying in business is often more difficult, because it requires constant effort. Learn the practical challenges of working independently. Get a handle on how much effort you’ll need to put into doing everything and doing it well. By the end of this webinar, you’ll have a good idea if you have what it takes to be independent and responsible for everything - not just the technical side of your business, but also the marketing, accounting, technology and other essentials in a successful consulting business.

Take a look at your agenda:

  • What you need to know to succeed as an engineering consultant
  • Working independently—what’s it really like?
  • Beyond technical skills: Can you handle the accounting, marketing, technology?
  • Deciding if independent consulting fits your situation, interests and capabilities

David Dickey

David Dickey started MixTech, Inc. in 1998 to provide engineering consulting for mixing processes and equipment. He worked through the start-up processes and developed an ongoing consulting business. The consulting work has given him opportunities to apply his engineering knowledge and experience to a variety of interesting and challenging industrial problems. He has taught continuing education courses and published practical articles to maintain and expand his business opportunities.Read more

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