Setting Up and Running a Successful Consultancy

Due to the current economic climate, the nature of business is changing. Employees are increasingly setting up as consultants, highlighting many issues that they were previously unaware of. As a lone consultant, or as a partner in a small practice, activities that would be handled by entire departments in large organisations fall on your shoulders, eg accountancy, book-keeping, taxation, VAT and marketing. There are also specific issues faced by consultants, such as what to charge, agreeing suitable terms with clients and Professional Indemnity insurance.

This seminar will address these considerations, as well as provide valuable networking opportunities to give you the chance to share experiences and best practice with other delegates. Attending this event will help you: * Recognise legal responsibilities and liability issues * Understand the role of Professional Indemnity insurance in mitigating financial harm * Meet, greet and network with key industry figures Technical Advantages * Develop your knowledge of consultancy * Gain an understanding of legal issues * Learn how to price and sell your skills * Examine accountancy issues * Understand taxation rules * Receive practical advice from experienced practitioners * Develop contacts through structured networking Who should attend Engineers considering consultancy as a career, lone consultants and those in small practices wishing to update on various issues If you have a product or service to promote you can enhance brand awareness through our range of exciting sponsorship / exhibition opportunities. For details of how we can tailor a package to suit your needs, contact Aman Duggal on: telephone: +44 (0)20 7973 1309 email: Location: Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1 Birdcage Walk London SW1H 9JJ United Kingdom