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How to successfully launch a consultancy business in challenging times

2020 has brought many challenges and fears of job security with thoughts about bringing in money to support ourselves and our family constantly on our minds. Why not be your own boss, decide what work you do and when, and follow your passion for engineering in a direction you enjoy?

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2020 has brought many challenges and fears of job security with thoughts about bringing in money to support ourselves and our family constantly on our minds. Why not be your own boss, decide what work you do and when, and follow your passion for engineering in a direction you enjoy?

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According to the Office for National Statistics, UK claimant count for job-seekers allowance and benefits increased 69% since April 2020, with engineering job losses set to increase, particularly with the end of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme. It can be difficult to know where to turn to for help and where to find your next job.  

In this highly practical webinar, Matthew Laskaj, Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering consultancy, Project Engineering Management Ltd, will take you through his experience of starting a business during an economic downturn.

With insights and lessons learnt as a business director, over 20 years in the engineering and business world, you will gain valuable tips and pointers for setting up your own business.  

If you want a fast, proven method to reduce the learning curve, this webinar is for you.

Join us to learn how to:

  • create your idea
  • develop a plan
  • take action
  • grow your business

as described in Matthew’s book ‘Start your business in 4 steps’.

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Who should attend?

Anyone who is worried about redundancy and looking for a backup plan or wants to start a business and become a consultant, coach, freelancer, sole trader, limited company, or sell products or services.

How will I benefit?

  • Learn from someone who has started their own business in challenging times
  • Discover a proven step by step process you can use to get started
  • Create and clarify your reason for launching a business and define your objectives
  • Gain an understanding of how you can develop your business strategy through innovative processes
  • Obtain helpful insights based on Matthew’s experience as a start up
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  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering and training consultancy. With more than 25 years experience in a variety of countries worldwide, he has worked in a range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, refining, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.

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