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The IEEE Consultants Network of Long Island (historically called the LICN), is a non-profit professional organization affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The LICN consists of electrical, electronic, software and mechanical engineers -- each with their own independent consulting practice.

We meet on the first Thursday (formerly the first Wednesday) of the month to discuss either a technical or consulting related topic. Some technical topics qualify for continuing education credits for Professional Engineers.

We are a friendly bunch and are always willing to help members with questions about starting a consulting practice. Our meetings are open to the general public, but you must meet certain eligibility requirements to become a voting member. For more information, go to http://www.licn.org .

Upcoming events (1)

Small Business Roundtable, Part 3

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This meeting will be a continuation of last October's meeting on the business side of running a small consulting business. We will invite seasoned members of the audience to tell about the tips and tricks that worked for them. This might include topics such as: • Dealing with subcontractors and government contractors • Contract issues and contractual risk reduction • Brain sucking -- and how to avoid it • Useful hardware/software publication resources and tools • Advice to people just starting a business We will also discuss what worked and what didn’t in our own businesses: • Starting the business: Our motivations and initial steps • Working with partners and/or mentors • Key factors responsible for our success • Obstacles we had to overcome • Memorable projects 6:30 PM: Network with others over delicious food and soft drinks. We will be having deli heroes plus coleslaw, macaroni and potato salads. So, bring your appetite. 7:00 PM: Introductions, LICN announcements and presentation Between our normal non-Meetup crowd and those on this Meetup list, we expect to have a good 40 or so people attending, so bring your business cards to share when networking. More info about the LICN can be found at www.licn.org. Read our blog at licn.typepad.com.

Past events (44)

Circuit Studies, Living Analog, Part 7

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