As employers and managers have to do more with less money and fewer people, the opportunities are ripe for technical communicators who yearn to escape the corporate environment and launch their own businesses, while the challenging economy and corporate cutbacks mean that more tech writers and editors want or need to strike out on their own. Doing so is not easy, though. Get a head start with the live Web seminar Launching Your Tech Comm Business: The Company Perspective, presented by Judith Shenouda on Wednesday, 5 September, from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4).
Attendees will find out what it takes to launch a successful technical communication business, either as a one-person shop or a company. Learn about the personality needed to function as a freelancer or business owner/boss, how to find projects, whether to incorporate, resources to help you manage your freelance business or company more effectively, finding/hiring employees, and more. The speaker will provide the answers to the hard questions about running a successful business in either mode.