Most startups can’t afford the cost of even boutique consulting firms, let alone blue chip firms like McKinsey. Many can not even afford to hire an MBA-holding employee Yet they often face very complex business problems around pricing or supply chain management.
What’s a startup team to do if they lack in-house business expertise? The answer is emerging from the startup ecology. Here are three firms where you can rent MBA consulting talent on project basis: HourlyNerd, MBA & Company, and Toptal Business.
For Smaller Projects, Try Renting an M.B.A.
Job Sites Match Business-School Grads, Short-Term Work
Got a small project and a small budget? For some companies nowadays, the solution is simple: Rent an M.B.A. to do the work.
A new breed of job sites has cropped up to match M.B.A.s and business-school students with companies seeking short-term help and project work.
Why Hire an MBA When You Can Rent One?
New marketplaces allow startups to hire professionals by the hour
A growing number of companies are using freelance MBAs to access the same brain power they might find at a top-tier consulting firm. The demand has given rise to online marketplaces that are a cross between executive search agencies and freelance job sites—where the featured contractors are skilled at financial modeling, competitive analysis, and marketing.