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Everything You Wanted To Know About Consulting But Were Afraid To Ask

  • 23 Apr 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Constant Contact, Great Room South, 3rd Floor, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451


This meeting will feature our annual panel discussion with five independent consultants who will share their experience and ideas on how start and build a consulting practice.  Topics covered will include:

  • Should you be a consultant?  Pros & cons.  Skills, experience, technology, personal preferences
  • Business prospecting:  sourcing leads;  the value of networking
  • Proposals, pricing, payment schedule
  • On site or off?
  • Your tools vs. client’s tools
  • Finalizing a contract
  • Record keeping
  • Subcontracting through job shops
  • Business structure:  Incorporation, sole proprietorship, partnership
  • Payment choices:  1099, Corp to Corp, or W2
  • Business finances:  funding, salaries, operating expenses, benefits, health insurance, retirement
  • Pitfalls to avoid.

Panel Members:

  • Heinz Bachmann, CustomRF, Inc.
  • Craig Goldman, CoAutomation, Inc.
  • Larry Nelson, Nelson Research
  • Saad Thabit, DRF Engineering Services, LLC

Moderator:  Frederick Beihold, Black Oak Shop, LLC

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is open to the public. No charge for Consultants Network members or employees of Constant Contact; $5 entrance fee for all others. Casual dress.

The Consultants Network meeting starts at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will take place at Constant Contact, Reservoir Place - 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451, in the Great Room on the third floor.

A no host, PRE-MEETING DINNER will take place at 5:15 PM (sharp) at Bertucci's, 475 Winter Street, Waltham, MA (exit 27B, Rte. 128)

Driving Directions to Constant Contact

Follow I-95/route 128 to Trapelo Rd in North Waltham, Waltham. Take exit 28 from I-95/route 128.(

Consultants Network meetings generally take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, but are not held during the summer months. 

For more information, e-mail or contact the chairman Frederick Beihold, at 508-405-0499.