• PATCA Management Consultants Networking Bkfst

    Black Bear Diner

    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). Our regular meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. These meetings will be at the Black Bear Diner, 415 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Tel:[masked]). 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

    Le Boulanger.

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

  • PATCA New Consultants' Roundtable Lunch

    Roundtable Pizza 4400

    $15.00

    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. 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 Assessing your tolerance for Economic risk in Independent Consulting A. How long can you be without a steady income? B. Do you have savings to last at least 6 months in the bank? C. Can you keep "plugging on" with trying new Marketing approaches, even if you are under pressure to get income? D. Are you willing to be very flexible as to what service you offer, and at what price? Can you set forth on a process to have alternate plans for income? These must include what might seem "unthinkable" or “undesirable” E. Have you considered it might take up to two years for you to achieve the income you are currently used to? 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 1:30 PM. MEETING COST AND SIZE LIMIT There will be a $15 fee for attending this meeting. If you pay at the door, the cost is $20 cash, so sign up online if you can. Fee includes the Roundtable Buffet of all you can eat of pizza and salad, and all the soda drinks you might wish for. 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]

  • Consulting in California: Understanding AB 5, and Keeping Your Independence

    ANNOUCEMENT ONLY! Signup must be done at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/consulting-in-california-understanding-ab-5-and-keeping-your-independence-tickets-75801870435 Consulting in California - The Rules have Changed The intent of the new AB 5 law was to codify the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision, which aimed to prevent companies from classifying employees as contractors to avoid paying benefits. Members of the “gig economy,” such as drivers for Uber and Lyft, were also supposed to benefit from the law. However, AB 5 impacts most Californians who work as consultants or independent contractors, including those in the IT fields. If certain conditions are not met, this new law could make it very difficult for many to continue working as independent consultants in California. The heart of AB 5 creates a three-part criteria for determining if someone is an independent contractor. Further, AB 5 provides a list of 12 conditions an entity needs to meet to qualify as a “Business Service Provider” (BSP). All of this is discussed in this IEEE-USA story, and the author of this story (IEEE-USA’s Russ Harrison) will be part of this event’s panel of speakers. How independent consultants should best deal with AB 5 in order to continue to maintain the independence that they have enjoyed for many years will be a critical aspect of the program. One of the conditions set forth in AB 5 is the need for consultants to advertise their services, and this is an area in which organizations such as PATCA and CNSV provide a very beneficial service by way of each member’s ability to design and maintain a webpage that describes their skillset. This is important not only for meeting this requirement of AB 5, but also for the need of any consultant to promote his or her services to those who may engage them for consulting work. Speakers: Brian A. Berg, Russell T. Harrison, Tom Coughlin, Giacomo Vacca, Walt Maclay

  • PATCA Management Consultants Networking Bkfst

    Black Bear Diner

    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). Our regular meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. These meetings will be at the Black Bear Diner, 415 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Tel:[masked]). 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

    Le Boulanger.

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

  • PATCA New Consultants' Roundtable Lunch

    Roundtable Pizza 4400

    $15.00

    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. 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 Assessing your tolerance for Economic risk in Independent Consulting A. How long can you be without a steady income? B. Do you have savings to last at least 6 months in the bank? C. Can you keep "plugging on" with trying new Marketing approaches, even if you are under pressure to get income? D. Are you willing to be very flexible as to what service you offer, and at what price? Can you set forth on a process to have alternate plans for income? These must include what might seem "unthinkable" or “undesirable” E. Have you considered it might take up to two years for you to achieve the income you are currently used to? 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 1:30 PM. MEETING COST AND SIZE LIMIT There will be a $15 fee for attending this meeting. If you pay at the door, the cost is $20 cash, so sign up online if you can. Fee includes the Roundtable Buffet of all you can eat of pizza and salad, and all the soda drinks you might wish for. 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]

  • PATCA Evening Networking & Discussion Meeting

    1159 Sonora Ct

    $35.00

    Detail of the evening meeting will be coming soon

  • PATCA Management Consultants Networking Bkfst

    Black Bear Diner

    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). Our regular meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. These meetings will be at the Black Bear Diner, 415 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Tel:[masked]). 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

    Le Boulanger.

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