|Getting Started as a Translator
Are you considering a career as a freelance translator? Are you already working in translation but looking for tips on how to become more successful? In this half-day workshop, Michael Schubert shares his experience from fifteen years as a full-time, independent translator:
• What are the core skills you need to become successful?
• How can you best market yourself and find clients?
• How do you set your prices and escape the bottom of the market?
• Once you establish your translation empire, how do you keep it thriving?
Workshop attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in the discussion! There will be a 15-minute break with refreshments.
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|The Dos and Don’ts of Running a Small Business
This half-day workshop is aimed at independent contractors (freelance translators or interpreters) and will cover topics such as:
– What is an independent contractor?
– Setting up and starting your own business:
o Setting up and maintaining separate bank accounts and credit cards
o Getting a business license
o Maintaining business records
o Keeping financial records (Quickbooks, Peachtree, MS Money and Quicken)
– Self-employment and tax implications
o What is self-employment tax?
o What is Schedule C?
o Deductible expenses (vehicle expenses, business use of home, self-employment health care deduction, other deductible expenses)
– Tax planning
o Estimated taxes
o Retirement savings options: SEPS, small 401(k) plans, IRAs (Roth & traditional)
o Business forms: sole proprietorship vs. LLC, S-Corp, etc. and their tax/fee implications in California
There will be also be a question-and-answer period at the end of the workshop.
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Registration closes 2/10/2016 or sooner if maximum numbers are reached.
Early-bird discount ends 1/30/2016
Member early-bird rate: $50 through Jan. 30
Non-members early-bird rate: $80 through Jan. 30
Please note: places on NCTA workshops are not confirmed until full payment is received.