How to Be Your Own Boss Without Going Broke or Crazy - Part 2

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

12:00-1:00p.m. (PDT) | Link to register.

Come hear from independent consultants and small business owners about their experience starting their business, with a focus on key administrative steps and considerations (e.g., necessary permits, selecting insurance, setting billing rates). VTA’s Office of Business Diversity Programs will also share more about state and local small business certification programs. We look forward to discussing your questions as part of an interactive Q&A session.

Panelists include:

  • Diana Dorinson, Founder and Principal, Transportation Analytics
  • Danielle Stanislaus, President, Emergent Transportation Concepts
  • Jennifer Mena, Business Diversity Programs Analyst, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

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Costs: $5 for members, $15 for non-members, and free for students (funds are used to support the WTS scholarship fund).

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Tentative Dates of Upcoming Events in the Series

Part 3: Getting Work - Building Your Client Base & Winning Contracts


Thursday, April 26, 2022

12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m. (PT)

Diana Dorinson, Danielle Stanislaus, and Jennifer Mena

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