Former CEO's, vice presidents, marketing managers and CPAs have a lot of expertise to share with those just starting out in business or those business owners who have hit a bit of a rough patch. However, just because they are experts in their field, doesn't mean they are experts at finding clients, invoicing and collecting funds owed them. That's where AdvisoryCloud comes in. AdvisoryCloud, founded in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay area, puts independent consultants in touch with those in need of their expertise via an online marketplace. The consultant (called an advisor on the platform) creates a profile, sets their rate and availability status and indicates what type of work they are open to (one-on-one telephone consulting, mentoring, project work or sitting on "virtual" or physical corporate boards or advisory councils). Prospective clients can search the AdvisoryCloud database and find consultants that best meet their requirements. AdvisoryCloud handles all the billing and collections. It's that easy. It's a business model that works. Currently, there are more than 12,000 advisors registered on the AdvisoryCloud platform. Best in the Biz awards named the company the "Fastest-Growing Company of the Year” in 2017. "San Francisco Business Times" ranked AdvisoryCloud the 11th fastest growing company in the Bay area in 2018. And, Comparably, a website dedicated to recognizing excellence in the workplace, gave AdvisoryCloud the "Best Company Outlook" award in 2019.
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