Valuable Resources for Science and Engineering Consultants

Valuable Resources for Science and Engineering Consultants

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“Valuable Resources for Science and Engineering Consultants” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker John Newport, Partner at Chemventive LLC and ChemInnoLab LLC.


More scientific professionals are turning to consulting as a career. At the same time, more and more companies are hiring consultants as a cost effective business approach. But finding those key resources to build your consulting practice presents a challenge for many consultants. In this session, our presenter and a successful consultant John Newport, will share valuable tips on the many cost-effective resources available for consultants that can help you find your next project, market your technical expertise, be in legal compliance, and develop those necessary skills to sustain your consulting business.
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What You Will Learn

  • How to Build a Network that can Create Job Opportunities
  • What is Important in Marketing your Chemistry
  • Smart Practices that Keep the Business Going
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts

Dr. John Newport provides consulting and R&D services through Chemventive LLC and ChemInnoLab LLC, where he is a partner. Previously, he worked in the fibers, film, RIM, resins and paper businesses as a Senior Research Fellow at Hercules Incorporated.  His areas of expertise cover polymer chemistry, surface chemistry, rheology and transport phenomena.


Dr. Mike Bigwood, with Polymer Phases Inc., is a physical organic chemist with industrial research, research management and technical consulting experience relating to the design and development of polymeric materials. He has applied this knowledge to the development of novel products and processes in water and waste water treatment, chromatography, bioprocessing, catalysis and solid phase synthesis.

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This episode of ACS Webinars™ is co-produced with the Chemical Consultants Network. Learn more about resources for consultants at

The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


6 Responses to “Valuable Resources for Science and Engineering Consultants”

  1. Tom says:

    looking forward

  2. Vanessa says:

    This topic is very relevant to me; however, I have a prior commitment at this time. Might I get a copy of any materials or “handouts” for the webinar? Thank you most kindly

  3. admin says:

    Dear Vanessa: We will post slides from the presentation. Please check back on this site. Thank you.

  4. Karl says:

    For those starting out, strongly suggest contacting your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC; usually associated with a university) for pre-venture planning. Also, many universities and community colleges now have entrepreneurship centers which offer free or low-cost counseling and technical assistance.

  5. Gary Vardon says:

    Consulting can be a very profitable profession. I found it lucrative and have written a book on Consulting called Consulting For Profit published by I am a chemist.

  6. John Borchardt says:

    I think Dr. Newport’s presentation will be very useful to many attendees including me.

    Karl’s comment is an excellent one.

    I’ve found Herman Holtz’s book on consulting very useful as he describes many marketing and productivity tips that remain useful even though the book is somewhat old. The last time I checked, still sells this book.

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