I am beginning the research effort at determining how to start an engineering consultancy after retiring from my current employer. I would love to make contact with others who have already made the jump and to find out how they started their business, how they made contact with clients and the type of work they are doing now. My emphasis in engineering has been in mechanical design, 3-D exclusively, linear and nonlinear FEA, research and development and practical plant project engineering over almost 30 years. I also have worked as an engineering manager and have had experience in implementing advance high speed, hard machining processes for my current employer. I look forward to hearing from anyone who might be willing to offer advice and counsel. Thanks!