PMean: Business essentials for starting an independent consulting practice

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I’m giving a talk on Wednesday, August 22, titled “Business essentials for starting an independent consulting practice.” Here are a few details about this talk.

It is being sponsored by the Statistical Consulting Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA). You can register for it, if you hurry, at There is a fee for this webinar ($85) with a discount for ASA members and a further discount for ASA members who belong to the Statistical Consulting Section. Here’s the abstract for the talk:

“If you want to set up your own consulting business, you need to learn a few basic business skills. You need to set up an independent financial system for income and expenses. You need to decide between a sole proprietorship, a limited liability corporation, or an S/C Corporation. You need a system for invoicing. You need to examine insurance options. This webinar will explain why each of these is important. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, an accountant, or an insurance agent. Furthermore, there are no “one size fits all” solutions. This webinar will help you know what your options are, but you should discuss your particular situation with a qualified lawyer and accountant to choose what is best for you.”

I am working on the slides for this talk and will post them here when I have completed them.