If you are an IEEE member and a consultant or considering becoming a consultant of engineering services – in simpler terms, a private practitioner – you could benefit from associating with other like-minded consultants.
Where do you go?
If there is an IEEE Consultants Network (CN) in your area, join it. There are active Consultants’ Networks across the United States and others are in the formative stages. An IEEE Consultants Network is an invaluable resource for consulting information. You will meet experienced practitioners as well as others new to consulting. Speakers discuss broad range of topics, such as taxes, marketing, finances, fee setting, software and liability insurance. The network is also a source of potential clients. If no Consultants Network exists in your area, consider forming one. Organizing a network can be exciting and rewarding.
How do I start a CN in my area?
The following guide, developed by the Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC), is designed to help IEEE members who are independent consultants launch a new consultants network, if none currently exists in their respective areas.
You may also contact your local IEEE chairman or the editor of the local IEEE newsletter or the IEEE-USA office for more information.
Starting a Consultants Network