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Many IT professionals reach a stage in their careers where they consider starting their own IT consulting business. Making the leap from conventional employment to owning your own business can seem to be a daunting, risky and difficult career move at the time.

The COVID pandemic may have resulted in you losing your job, and starting your own consulting business may be your way back in. Alternatively, you may have reached the stage in your career where the company you are in is stifling your abilities or ambitions. This meeting is titled “Getting into Business and Consultancy” and is intended to explore what a person (early-career, mid-career, late-career) would need to consider and prepare for if they wished to take the step into business and/or consultancy in the IT field, e.g. any training, skills set, contact gathering, etc. necessary and what pitfalls to look out for and avoid.

Colin made that change over 25 years ago and has offered to share his experiences of starting his own business with the intention of helping those considering this career path to understand better what they might be letting themselves in for.

About the speaker

Colin Butcher, BCS Consultancy specialist group

Colin is a long-term contributor to several BCS groups and is an international speaker on a range of IT topics, both business and technical. Colin graduated as an engineer and pursued a successful career as a systems design engineer in the industry and then as an IT systems architect in several companies. He then started his own specialist IT consultancy (XDelta Limited) which he successfully ran for 25 years.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Coventry branch

Webinar: Getting into Business and Consultancy - Coventry branch
Date and time
Wednesday 16 March, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This event is sold out