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CNET Meeting: Consultants Series Part 1 - Beginning Consulting

  • 02 Sep 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • TBD - Andover Area and Zoom


Topic:  Consultants Series Part 1 - Beginning Consulting - How to Become a Consultant

Consultant:  Mark Fitzgerald

Date: May TBD, 2023

Location: Hybrid - Onsite TBD in Andover, MA area and Zoom

Light snacks and refreshments provided

Meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Open to the public.  Networking from 6:30PM - 7 PM. 

Your registration confirmation email contains the zoom link - Please read the email confirmation completely.

Event Description:

IEEE CNET Consultant Mark Fitzgerald will discuss how to be an effective consultant and run a consulting business.  Topics: becoming a consultant, diversification of your consulting business and keeping a steady cash flow, whether to incorporate your business and have direct clients (C2C) or go W2 through an agency, issues that are common to the consulting business, , types of business and liability insurance, among other topics.  We also welcome your questions.

This talk covers information that engineers may find useful in a career choice of whether to become a consultant and run a consulting business.

Speaker Biographies:

Mark Fitzgerald:

Mark Fitzgerald has been a consultant since 1993.  Mark established Silver Bullet Engineering, Inc. providing electronics design in both hardware and software, and project management / Agile ScrumMaster, specializing in medical devices (IEC-62304), safety standard designs (IEC-61508).  Networking and Control Systems are also a specialty. Silver Bullet Engineering, Inc. is a C2C provider and insured. Mark has several patents and has published several technical manuals. He is an IEEE and CNET member. Website reference: