Aug. 15, 2018
A new website facilitates a link between independent consultants, consulting firms and businesses who want to work with each other.
50000Foot.com is a just-released, niche community of practice portal, connecting independent consultants, consulting firms and business.
Using 50000Foot.com, it’s easier now for independent consultants to search for short-term projects, while small and medium consultancy firms can post opportunities, in order to find the right people to fulfill projects.
“The site is a solution for a consultant to help them build their business, to maintain sustainability, to stay consultants longer, to network, and find larger opportunities,” says Trent Poplar, President and Co-Founder of Fifty Thousand Foot Inc.
“With just a few clicks, you can find the right professional you’re looking for, and connect with them instantly. No one else is focused on helping the consultant community become more connected, or more successful.”
50000Foot.com prides itself on supporting independent consultants in different stages of their career:
- A professional who has now decided to go independent
- individuals who want to network and grow within their communities
- established brands
- and retirees
Also called “statement of work talent”, “contingent workforce” or “temporary talent”, independent consultants can come from a variety of industries, including finance, management consulting, HR management, change management, strategic consultant, project management, or IT.
“What wows consultants is that there’s finally a tool and service to help them grow their business,” added Trevor Poplar, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Fifty Thousand Foot Inc.
“Our members are ecstatic that, in such a short amount of time, they’re already finding consultant partners and going to market. The most common response is from members, is ‘this is what my business has been looking for.’
50000Foot.com is filling a much-increasing void for those who are self-employed. Nearly two million Canadians work independently, including consultants; and in two years, nearly half of workers in the country will be freelance.
ABOUT 50000Foot.com’s FOUNDERS
Trent Poplar is the President and Co-Founder of Fifty Thousand Foot Inc. He has worked for nearly two decades as an independent and within small to medium sized firms. He has completed dozens of large-scale projects, resulting in millions in savings and billions in revenue for clients. Trent’s clients have included: CIBC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Manulife, HBC, Sears, Canadian Tire, Toronto Hydro and many others.
Trent Poplar is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Fifty Thousand Foot Inc. He has an extensive background in sales leadership and strategic partnerships. For seven years he worked for CIBC, providing Imperial Service clients with detailed financial advice. For 12 years he worked at ADP Canada, where he established the Financial Institution Partnership channel. He then moved to First Data as VP of Sales and Partnerships.