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To make new/authentic connections, advocate your brand and enjoy the support of experienced consultants join at www.patca.org. 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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Marketing Committee Planning Meeting

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

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?

  1. After the presentation, there will be a formal discussion on the presentation topic. Then the floor will be open to answering general questions on starting a consulting practice. So bring your questions. We will end promptly at 1:00 PM.


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]

PATCA Monthly Webinar

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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 what good management books you have read, or talks you have attended.

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 MAY CHANGE FOR EACH MEETING!

Our non-online 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]

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