Old 07-30-2016, 05:58 AM
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Your concerns about going out on your own are well founded. I would suggest looking at opportunities with consulting firms that offer similar services. That would include big firms like Accenture, Sapient, E & Y, as well as smaller, boutique firms.

I work for a small (140 people) national project management consulting company. My total compensation is a bit less than I could make on my own as an independent consultant during a strong economy. However, the company is well established and very well run with a deep pipeline and these are the important elements in the event of an economic downturn.

I'm 50 with 2 sons in college, so my situation may be a bit different than yours. At this stage of life, I am more concerned with stability and minimizing risk than I am in the potential of a big - but uncertain - payday.