Catalant Expert Network
About the Network - Catalant Expert Network is a technology platform that connects businesses with experts. Founded in 2013, Catalant was originally known as Hourly Nerd and focused on small and medium-sized businesses and recent graduates from top 40 schools. In 2016, the platform was rebranded under the name Catalant and operates services that focus primarily on enterprise-sized clients and more senior, full-time consultants.
Consultant Profile - Catalant serves independent consultants, business experts, boutique firms, and other teams. Catalant reviews all complete profiles and grants immediate bidding access to users whose backgrounds and expertise align with their clients’ needs.
How It Works - Clients post projects on their platform, detailing their project needs, desired expert qualifications, and estimated timeline and budget for services. Experts browse Catalant for active project postings and bid on projects they are interested in and well-suited to execute.
Clients review bids received and select experts to hire for the project.
In addition to experts discovering projects on their own, Catalant’s proprietary matching algorithm works to match experts with projects based on their profiles. When there is a match between a project and an expert, the expert will receive an invitation to place a bid for the project through the Catalant platform.
Opportunities - Projects range from a few hours to several months of work. Businesses leverage Catalant to find an affordable, flexible solution to almost any business challenge, including:
Financial Projections & Analysis
Marketing Analysis and Research
New Market Entry Plans
Performance Metrics & Benchmarks
Pricing Analysis and Advice
Social Media Advisory Services
How to sign-up - Experts seeking to join Catalant can apply online.
Payment - Experts set their own rates. Projects are fixed bid with payment released on the achievement of milestones. Payment is held in escrow until milestones are met.