So, You Want To Be an Independent Consultant?
A Panel Discussion on the Nuts & Bolts
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
5:30-8:00 pm; registration and networking from 5:30-6:00 pm
Wieboldt Hall, 340 E. Superior Street, Room 440, Chicago, IL 60611
Many alumni, longing to be their own bosses, have considered becoming independent consultants. The benefits, shown above, can be very appealing. But, what about the potential pitfalls, and how best to avoid them? Our panel of independent consultants will discuss the nuts and bolts of launching and running an independent consulting practice. Topics include:
- Finding and maintaining clients
- Creating a website and other marketing materials
- Balancing business development and execution
- Getting insurance and paying taxes
- Billing and creating contracts
- Leveraging social media
Rob Engelman, KSM ’93, Engleman Management Group
Heidi Foreman, KSM ’82, Foreman Consulting, Inc.
Susan Silver, KSM’94, Argentum Strategy Group
Guy Summers, Farrell Group LLC
Moderated by Karie Davis, Kellogg Alumni Career Coach.
Cost: $25 including beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Register online by Friday, March 2, 2012.
For more information, please contact Lin-Wei Bonney at L-Bonney@kellogg.northwestern.edu or 847-467-1928.