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Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FSU Entrepreneur Innovation Center 860 Worcester Road Framingham, MA 01701

    Along with death and the common cold, taxes are one of life’s few certainties, and for a business these can be complicated. This event is for every small business owner who wants to learn how to take care of 2019 tax obligations and will cover

    • General Information
    • Tax Reporting
    • Tax Preparation
    • Reporting Issues for Independent Consultants
    • What to Look for in a CPA or Professional Tax Preparer
    • What Not to Look For
    • Tax Tips
    • Tax Pitfalls

    Presented by Thomas Babian

    Tom Babaian has over 25 years experience in public and industry accounting. Tom spent time in healthcare and manufacturing accounting early in his career. Tom spent many years working for several Boston area based CPA firms before starting his own practice in 2001. Tom enjoys working with smaller businesses and assisting entrepreneurs in achieving their goals.

    Tom is a graduate of Temple University (1987 & 1992) and a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants and the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.

    PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is open to the public. No charge for Consultants Network members or FSU Entrepreneur Innovation Center members; $5 entrance fee for all others. Casual dress.

    Networking starts at 6:30 PM, announcements are at 7:00 PM immediately followed by the speaker. The meeting will take place at FSU’s Entrepreneur Innovation Center, 860 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Please note: the building is situated on the eastbound side of Rte 9.

    A no host, PRE-MEETING DINNER will take place at 5:15 PM (sharp) Sichuan Gourmet, 271 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701 (Route 9 Westbound just before the Route 126 Exit).

    Driving Directions to FSU’s Entrepreneur Innovation Center

    Located just off of Route 9 and about 1.5 miles from Mass Pike exit 12, take Route 9 EASTBOUND to MAIN STREET, go right heading South. Proceed 200 yards taking first LEFT onto GRANITE STREET (ONE WAY). The CENTER is on the left just before reaching Route 9. Be careful not to go too far and miss the building. Just after going too far GRANITE STREET curves right with Route 9
    EASTBOUND on the left.

Past events

19 Nov 2019 CNET election
01 Oct 2019 How to Find, Select, and Build Your Co-Founding Team - Co-Sponsored by ENET
24 Sep 2019 People Skills and Strategies for Engineers
23 Apr 2019 Everything You Wanted To Know About Consulting But Were Afraid To Ask
26 Feb 2019 Tools to Publish What You Write
15 Jan 2019 From Life Science/Tech Ideas to Profits - Co-Sponsored by ENET
27 Nov 2018 CNET election
23 Oct 2018 Decision Modeling for Success!
25 Sep 2018 RTFM: Publish for yourself and your clients
26 Jun 2018 Messaging is a Verb: How to Speak Artfully
22 May 2018 Building Your Business Through Referrals
24 Apr 2018 Everything You Wanted To Know About Consulting But Were Afraid To Ask
27 Mar 2018 Building a Successful Consulting Practice: What Does Success Mean to You?
27 Feb 2018 Consultant Techology Cornucopia
23 Jan 2018 Tax Strategies
28 Nov 2017 Election of Officers for 2018
24 Oct 2017 Coriandolo Radio: An open-source protocol for “drive-by” sensor-logger data collection
26 Sep 2017 The Professional Engineer License - Why You Should Want It
27 Jun 2017 Collection Strategies for Professionals
23 May 2017 Engage with Clients Emotionally to Gain New and Follow-on Work
25 Apr 2017 Everything You Wanted To Know About Consulting But Were Afraid To Ask
28 Mar 2017 How Changing Your Belief System Allows New Solutions to Enter Your Consciousness
28 Feb 2017 Is Networking & Speaking Bringing You Lots of New Business? If Not, Stop Leaving $$$ on the Table!
24 Jan 2017 Tax reporting for 2016
03 Jan 2017 Product Development in the Life Science & Hight Tech Startups
27 Sep 2016 Using Real-Time Spectral Analysis to Visualize, Measure, and Troubleshoot EMI Signals in a Completely Different Way
14 Jul 2016 14th Annual Sunset Cruise and Networking Evening on Boston Harbor
22 Jun 2016 Using Empathy for Enhancing Client Relationships and Motivating New Ones
25 May 2016 Business Networking for Engineers Who Kind of Hate Networking
27 Apr 2016 Everything You Wanted To Know About Consulting But Were Afraid To ask
23 Mar 2016 Don't Tell Your Customers to Read the F'ing Manual
24 Feb 2016 The Impact of Thermal Management in Electronics Design from Wearable Electronics, IoT to Data Centers
27 Jan 2016 Tax Information and Pitfalls for 2015 Reporting - Brad Capland
05 Jan 2016 Product Development in Life Science and High Tech Startups
23 Nov 2015 Engineering Consultants in the Medical Device Field
26 Oct 2015 How to Achieve Peak Performance in your Consulting Practice
28 Sep 2015 Leadership for Consultants
22 Jun 2015 June Meeting
18 May 2015 Creative Avoidance: Why We Spend Time Doing Other Things Instead of Actively Growing Our Business
27 Apr 2015 Consultants Panel
23 Mar 2015 How You Surrendered Your Power to Your Prospects - and How You Can Stop Doing It
23 Feb 2015 Tax Information and Tax Pits for 2014
26 Jan 2015 Networking...For People Who Kind of Hate Networking
06 Jan 2015 Joint with ENET - Bootstrapping a Lean Start Up
17 Nov 2014 Protecting Your IP in a Client-Centered Scenario
27 Oct 2014 Building and Maintaining a Successful Consulting Career
22 Sep 2014 September Meeting
25 Jun 2014 Branding a Consulting Practice
28 May 2014 The Networking Pyramid
23 Apr 2014 CNET Panel Discussion
26 Mar 2014 Taxes and Reporting for Consultants
26 Feb 2014 Contract Issues for Consultants and Clients
22 Jan 2014 Whose Reality Is it? Seeing Ourselves As Others See Us
07 Jan 2014 Strategic Partnering, Licensing and IP Strategies - Co-sponsored by ENET
20 Nov 2013 Sales Skills for Consultants
23 Oct 2013 The Bilingual Advantage: Improving Performance By Speaking Manager And Consulting Engineer
25 Sep 2013 8 Steps to Obtaining Speaking Engagements for Business Development, Personal Branding, and Thought Leadership
26 Jun 2013 Negotiating: Your Nine Tips for Success
22 May 2013 Presentation Skills - Learn to Perfect your Marketing Pitch
24 Apr 2013 Panel Discussion - Everything you wanted to know about consulting but were afraid to ask.
27 Mar 2013 Tax and Financial Planning for Growing Consultancies
27 Feb 2013 An Insider's Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice
23 Jan 2013 Six Things You Should Know BEFORE Becoming a Technical Consultant
04 Dec 2012 Legal and Patent Strategies for Entrepreneurs
14 Nov 2012 3D Printing: How It May Impact You
24 Oct 2012 “Thought Leadership: The Art of Separating Yourself from the Rest of the Pack”
09 Oct 2012 “Informal Networking Dinner”
27 Sep 2012 “Social Media for Consultants”
28 Jun 2012 “Working with Contract Agencies”
24 May 2012 Consultants - How to make sure you get paid for your work
22 Mar 2012 Financial Guidance for Consultants