Today is my first day of full-time self-employment. Here are some of the questions people have been asking. Note that my answers are my answers as of today and subject to change.
Do you have health insurance?
Are you staying in Houston?
Will you be working from home?
I’ll be traveling more but commuting less. I’ll either walk to my study or fly out of town. No more spending 2-3 hours on freeways driving to work and back.
Will you come work for us as a salaried employee?
No thank you. Maybe we could discuss a retainer arrangement instead.
Will you be hiring other consultants?
I will be partnering with other consultants — trading favors, sharing leads, subcontracting, etc. — but I do not want to have employees at this time.
What kind of work will you be doing?
Anything I can do well that pays well.
Will you be doing mostly medical statistics?
I’m doing some medical statistics, but most of my consulting lately has been in other sectors: software, manufacturing, legal, etc. Applied math cuts across industry sectors.