Lately I've been thinking about starting a consulting business based on programming and some other technical skills I have (engineering, industrial automation). I was wondering, how many of you work for a company? How many of you work for yourself (contracting/consulting)? I'm sure a thread like this has been done before, but I'm also sure it's been a while, so why not have one.
Right now I work for a small company doing basically everything technical (industrial/mechanical/electrical engineering, PLC/HMI/SCADA programming, etc). As I mentioned, I'd like to change or complement that by consulting on my own.