"Quit your day job. Start your own company. Build your dream." Check out these element14 Community exclusive series from The Business of Engineering.
#1 The element14 Interviews
An Interview with Jeri Ellsworth
Elecia White on the Life and Times of a Consulting Engineer--The element14 Interview
Kat Scott is building a desktop Pick and Place! The element14 Interview
Chris Gammell: The element14 Interview
Interview with Zach Kaplan - Inventables' Easel and CNC milling
Reverse engineering a Blu-Ray disc drive, Fadecandy and LED light art, Micah Elizabeth Scott, the element14 Interview
Garrett Mace- macetech's LED control hardware / software, the element14 interview
Making PCBs affordable: OSH Park's James (Laen) Neal
#2 Dev FAILS
....And the kitchen sink!
How bad business decisions killed my project
A Project Failure Due to Short Sighted Financial Considerations
A project failure due to technical reasons - a supercapacitor problem
A Project Failure Due to Lack of Planning and Time Management
#3 Adventures of a Freelance Engineer
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 1: So You Want To Be A Consultant
Engineers as Consultants Pt 2: How Do Engineers Find Consulting Gigs?
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 3: How To Price Consulting Services?
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 4: How To Keep A Client
Engineers as Consultants Pt 5: Finding the Best Client Mix
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 6: How To Turn Down A Client's Job
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 7: How to Write a Client Acceptance Clause in a Consulting Contract
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 8: Business Structures
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 9: Taxes, Write-offs, and Accounting
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 10: When A Subcontractor Doesn't Deliver
Engineers As Consultants Pt. 11: When A Client Turns Into A Deadbeat
Engineers as Consultants Pt. 12: Getting Paid With Company Stock
Engineers as Consultants Pt. 13: How to Assign IP Ownership in a Contract
Engineers as Consultants Pt. 14: The Annual Review