Web-Based Lectures

Title: Business Essentials for Starting an Independent Consulting Practice
Presenter: Steve Simon
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern time
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Consulting

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 20, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

If you want to set up your own consulting business, you need to learn a few basic business skills. You need to set up an independent financial system for income and expenses. You need to decide between a sole proprietorship, a limited liability corporation, or an S/C Corporation. You need a system for invoicing. You need to examine insurance options. This webinar will explain why each of these is important. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, an accountant, or an insurance agent. Furthermore, there are no “one size fits all” solutions. This webinar will help you know what your options are, but you should discuss your particular situation with a qualified lawyer and accountant to choose what is best for you.

Bio: Steve Simon received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Iowa in 1982. He currently runs P.Mean Consulting as a sole proprietorship. He is also a part-time faculty member in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has over 90 peer-reviewed publications, four of which have won major awards. He has written one book, Statistical Evidence in Medical Trials, and a book chapter, R for Big Data Analysis, in Big Data Analysis for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Discoveries. He is also the author of a major website about Statistics, Research Design, and Evidence Based Medicine, www.pmean.com. One of his current areas of interest is using Bayesian models to forecast patient accrual in clinical trials.

Registration Fees:
Member of the Section on Statistical Consulting: $20
ASA Member: $65
Nonmember: $85

Each registration is allowed one web connection and one audio connection. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).


Access Information
Registered persons will be sent an email the afternoon of Monday, August 20, with the access information to join the webinar and the link to download and print a copy of the presentation slides.