Our invitation to you: Work with us!

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, we would like to hear from you.

1. Are you looking to pick up some consulting or contracting project work based on your expertise?
2. Are you interested in becoming one of our trainers?
3. Do you already have some clients or projects but want to fill in the gaps?
4. Are you interested in getting started as a professional contractor or consultant?

Then here is how we can work together:

We’re constantly out networking and looking for new business. Over the past years we’ve built a network of hundreds of Business Developers, Sales, Marketing and Product Management professionals, and we keep in contact with them regularly. Oftentimes we’ll have someone call us who needs consulting or contracting help but we are already fully booked. Or, we’ll have clients who need a specific skill set or area of expertise that isn’t a good match for us. When this happens we place subcontractors to do the work. As a subcontractor with the Axentys we introduce you to the client to see if there is a fit, set up the contract, do all of the invoicing, send payments to you once we have been paid, get involved and oversee the project if necessary, and generally make sure that the client is happy with the work performed. As a finder’s fee and payment for doing all of this we charge the client a percentage over and above the fee that you are getting.

As an Axentys subcontractor we ask you:
  • Don’t solicit the client for business for at least one year after the initial introduction.
  • Don’t discuss your fees or rates with the client.

Our goal is to keep you consistently busy working for great clients while we do the work looking for new business. That way you can focus on doing what you love doing instead of investing time on business development and finding our own clients.

What we’re looking for:

When we choose our subcontractors we focus first and foremost on quality, not quantity. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with a handful of the best people in the business that are committed to consulting and contracting as a way to make a living. We aren’t interested in job hoppers or people who have declared themselves consultants because they can’t find any other work.

Rather than building a huge database full of thousands of consultants and contractors and contacting them occasionally when a potential contract comes up, our focus is on building a small number of relationships with people that we can keep busy with constant work.

To do subcontracting work for us you must:
  • Be an independent contractor (have your own equipment, place to work, multiple clients, etc.)
  • Be set up as a valid, legitimate business (Have a business license, pay quarterly taxes, etc.
  • Have a list of satisfied clients you have worked with in the past, (though we may consider a few select people who are new to the business.)
  • Be committed to seeing projects through and understand that if you cancel a contract you may incur a liability.
  • Understand and be comfortable with the fact that this is a subcontracting relationship – you won’t be an employee of Axentys, and won’t receive benefits, a regular paycheck or any of the other things that an employer would provide.
How to apply:

If you meet the criteria and are interested in doing subcontracting work for us, please provide us with full details about yourself by filling out the form below and answering ALL of the questions. After we receive your information we’ll review it and then contact you. If we have subcontracting work available for you and it looks like you would be a good addition to our team, the next steps are:

  • Find a client and assignment that fit with the information you provided in the form.
  • Have you sign a simple subcontracting agreement.
  • Check your references.
  • Get a copy of your business license and tax id info

How in demand are consultants?

The 21st century may just be a “golden age” for consulting careers. In a Axentys Management Resources survey of chief financial officers (CFOs), 55 percent said they will require consultants for general finance and accounting services in the coming year. Some plan to outsource more specialized work, such as taxation (45 percent) and risk, governance and compliance (50 percent). More than half of CFOs surveyed — 61 percent — said they plan to bring in outside help to improve overall performance and business systems, reflecting the increasing demand in particular for business system analysts.

Is consulting for me?

One of the big draws of consulting work — and an example of the flexibility it offers — is the variety of assignments you may see. Through consulting careers, professionals can gain exposure to many companies and industries. For many, that can be a refreshing change from working a familiar, if not predictable, full-time job. This exposure also allows you to build your network and client relationships, which can lead to repeat business — vital to most successful consulting careers.

Here are the benefits Axentys Management Resources consultants cited most frequently when asked why they like consulting:

One key decision to make if you plan to consult is whether you will work with a staffing firm that offers project consulting career services or attempt to strike out on your own and establish your own business. Flying solo can be rewarding, but it is also hard work, especially when you’re just starting out and have few, if any, clients.

Working with a well-established staffing firm is another way to take advantage of consulting’s flexibility. These firms give consulting candidates the ability to pick and choose their assignments. If the duration or timing of a project opportunity doesn’t suit your schedule or your desire to consult on a part-time basis, you’re under no obligation to accept the assignment. This may not be possible if you strike out on your own.

Other benefits of working with a reputable staffing firm include:

  1. Career path guidance — You can rely on experienced staffing experts to place you in roles best suited to your skills and experience as you transition to a consulting career.
  2. Fast placements — Just jumping into consulting is hard, but if you work with a staffing firm, you’re likely to have faster access to rewarding assignments with leading employers.
  3. Greater exposure — Large, reputable staffing firms can present you with opportunities to expand your career horizons by working on projects at companies or in industries you hadn’t previously considered.