Success Factors for a Consulting Practice in Chemistry

Success Factors for a Consulting Practice in Chemistry

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Thinking about being a consultant? Independent scientific/technical consulting is a fast growing career option undertaken by many chemical professionals. But do you know what it takes to build a successful consulting practice? To be a successful consultant, you need to know who needs your expertise, how to sell your expertise, and what legal constraints you may encounter along the way. Join us as our speaker shares his two decades of experience building a successful scientific consulting career.

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“Success Factors for a Consulting Practice in Chemistry” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker William Golton, VP (ret.) of The CECON Group, and a founder and the first Chairman of the Chemical Consultants Network.


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What You Will Learn

  • What chemical consultants do and who hires chemical consultants.
  • Do you have the skills? Defining your expertise.
  • Building your resume and marketing your services.
  • Can you sustain your business? Fees and other financial implications.
  • The hidden factor – Legal and tax considerations every consultant should know.
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


About The Presenter

Dr. William Golton retired from DuPont in 1994 prior to becoming a successful consultant. While at DuPont, Bill managed a large analytical and physical measurement group. He also started and managed the quality program for a $2 billion business. Later, Bill moved to the pharmaceutical business to run a highly visible corporate LIMS project. After DuPont, he joined The CECON Group, a broker for independent consultants in science and engineering, where he recently retired as Vice President of the company. Bill is a founder and the first Chairman of the Chemical Consultants Network, a volunteer organization supported by the Philadelphia Section of ACS, and by American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Bill holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry.


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One Response to “Success Factors for a Consulting Practice in Chemistry”

  1. C S says:

    pretty good information about the consulting business and startup. information on taxes and schedule C off target though

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