Starting up your own business

METM 06, Barcelona
27-28 October 2006

Ben Young
Friday 27, 13:10-14:20, Ben Young, Room 2

The presentation will begin with a brief structured approach to starting up and running a freelance operation or company. Practical steps for establishing an infrastructure, legal basis, and billing and accounting procedures, as well as considerations for the management of time and workflow will be discussed. All language specialists who are considering or are new to the freelance option are welcome, and seasoned entrepreneurs are especially encouraged to join in and share their experience.

Ben Young, Young Medical Communications, Madrid, and former president of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA).