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PATCA is a nonprofit professional association of independent consultants and principals who work in small consulting practices. Since its founding in 1975, PATCA members have been highly respected for their professionalism, integrity, objectivity and competence. They include experts in all aspects of business and technology, and serve clients in many industries, throughout the U.S. and the world. PATCA offers a free "Post a Project" referral service at www.patca.org for clients searching for an expert consultant, and provides leads, referrals, and consulting education to its consultant members, including monthly meetings in San Francisco Bay Area.

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PATCA New Consultants' Roundtable Lunch Online

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Are you thinking about becoming a consultant? Are you consulting now, and want to reposition your business. Then this is the Meetup for you. Learn how to enter the Consulting Business professionally. Two seasoned members of PATCA (The Professional and Technical Consultants Association) will be leading a monthly roundtable meeting to discuss ideas of interest to those just starting in Consulting or Independent Contracting. This will be an online meeting till meetings can be held in person. The Format is as follows: 1. First, there will be a quick round of introductions by those in attendance. 2. Next, there will be a 15 to 20 minute focused discussion around a specific topic related to starting an independent contractor business. o How to Make the Choice Between Brokers vs Independent Contractor Status A. Why is there a choice? B. Consultant Friendly Brokers -- Corp to Corp, Few 1099 C. Brokers that serve your specific community D. Don't learn to Market Yourself, or how to Contract, Collect Receivables E. Can't deduct "business expenses" if W2 F. Consider Sub-Contracting for 1099 - Triple Ring, M2M Consulting, Nuvation G. Work for your old company for a while H. Weaning Yourself Off Brokers I. Are there “Consultant Friendly” Brokers? 3. After the presentation, there will be a formal discussion on the presentation topic. Then the floor will be open to answer general questions on starting a consulting practice. So bring your questions. We will end promptly at 1:00 PM. MEETING COST AND SIZE LIMIT Currently, online meetings are free of cost. Attendance is limited to 15 persons, so sign up right away if you wish to attend. The Leaders of this Roundtable will be: Carl Angotti, President of Angotti Product Development, and long time Sr. Certified Professional Consultant member of PATCA and current Board member. He is also a former Chair and Board Member of the Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV). Larry Polyak, President of MSD Systems, and a long time Certified Professional Consultant Company member of PATCA. For further Information, please contact Carl Angotti at [masked]

More Clients, Less Marketing: How to Create More Leads and Income by Doing Less

Client generation is the lifeblood of your business. But with so many marketing options, how do you cut through the noise and find your best strategy for growth? The good news is that by strategically doing LESS, your marketing can be MORE effective. Referred to as “a coach approach to marketing,” Mary's engaging presentation quickly shows audiences how to get better results from their client-generation efforts while feeling more authentic and actually having fun! In a no-hype environment, participants get immediately implementable tools, including: The 6 key elements that keep you out of the feast-or-famine cycle of client generation How to stop wasting time and money on marketing that doesn’t work so you can attract clients consistently and get your nights and weekends back A client generation system that has a proven track record of helping both new and experienced business owners quickly generate more clients and increase their income by 50% or more. Excerpts from feedback: "Lovely, straightforward content that was effectively delivered on a typically complex and overwhelming subject." "Stellar process to discover your customized marketing formula in 10 minutes! A great approach to marketing - based on the 'who', building on what's working in a way that is empowering. She helped us shift from looking at client generation as something we 'should' do to something we're inspired to do." "I rate this presentation as Excellent (5). Amazing speaker and really relevant insights that are simple but practical and coaching-specific. Best marketing webinar I've ever attended as a coach." SPEAKER MARY CRAVETS Mary Cravets is a Client Generation Expert and International Speaker, who helps entrepreneurs significantly grow their businesses without working nights and weekends. Using her methods, the majority of her clients quickly increase their income by 50% or more. Mary’s clients include the former CFO of Microsoft North America, thought-leaders in the coaching industry and rising stars in a variety of other professions, including doctors, lawyers, consultants, and graphic designers. Mary is also an avid roller coaster enthusiast, obsessed with otters, and a member of her local NAACP branch.

PATCA Management Consultants Networking Bkfst - Online

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We are a group of experienced line, project and product management consultants that bring business questions and challenges to the group to share insights and solutions. The time is used to learn from one another, and share our experiences in a very congenial atmosphere. Our discussions often include getting and keeping satisfied clients, and other critical areas related to earning a living as a management consultant. Just to start things off this month, it might be interesting to consider the topic of combating the "Dilbert Effect" that is generated by the characterizations created about managers and management consultants in the cartoon strip "Dilbert". Our group is a joint meeting of PATCA (the Professional and Technical Consultant's Assoc) and the ABC (Area Breakfast for Consultants) of the South Bay. We are sponsored by PATCA and the ABC is Affiliated with the IMC (Institute of Management Consultants) Northern California Chapter. PATCA, is a leading Bay Area organization of Consultants (https://patca.org/). The IMC is the Premier Organization of Management Consultants in the U.S (http://imcusa.org). The meetings will be held on Zoom at: SEE LINK IN SIDEBAR. LINK WILL CHANGE FOR EACH MEETING! Our regular meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. But during this Shelter in Place, we will be meeting online from 8 AM till 9 AM. These meetings will return to the Black Bear Diner, 415 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Tel:[masked]) when the crisis is over. Cost is to order from the menu and join in on the conversation. Come join us. Please Respond via this meetup group: or just drop by. Carl Angotti [masked][masked]

Marketing Committee Planning Meeting

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Help us plan and execute our internal and external initiatives to promote and enhance PATCA.

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Marketing Committee Planning Meeting

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