June 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM
June 25, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Independent Consulting 101 – Going Out on Your Own
Intrigued by the idea of becoming an independent? Controlling your own destiny and schedule? No more office politics? No more commuting (maybe)? It sounds good, and it can be, but what’s the reality? Do you have the temperament for it? The backing? The discipline? The drive?
In this webinar we will discuss key issues in deciding whether to go independent and how to make it work. We will not discuss issues like insurance and incorporation – there’s plenty of information to be found about those issues. Instead, the presentation focuses on the psychological issues.
Even if you don’t plan to go independent, many of the topics, such as career flexibility, branding, and staying current are likely to apply to you.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Neil Perlin is an internationally-known online content consultant for companies from startups to F100. He created and ran the Bleeding Edge at the STC Summit for 15 years, was an Intercom columnist for15 years, and is a 2010 STC Fellow. He has spoken at STC conferences, Lavacon, MadWorld, TCUK, and more since 1992. He is the author of eight books on computing and three courses on Flare and RoboHelp for Lynda.com. He writes the Beyond the Bleeding Edge technology blog. Neil is MadCap-certified in Flare and Mimic, Adobe-certified in RoboHelp, and Viziapps-certified for the Viziapps Studio app development platform. He offers training, consulting, and development for online help, mobile apps, mobile readiness, CSS, and related areas through Hyper/Word Services. In his spare time, he designs and builds telescopes, cooks southern BBQ, and uses simulators to relive a lost career as a U.S. Navy carrier pilot.
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