When we started 10K in 2016, we saw demand for a new type of Salesforce partner. We had been working at one of the top consultancies within the Salesforce partner ecosystem, and saw two trends happening:
Customers were getting fed up with the same broken consulting practices from traditional software, which were now making their way into the Salesforce ecosystem. Tired of long sales cycles, multi-year contracts, and paying exorbitant rates for inexperienced “experts”, customers wanted to move faster, to iterate and evolve.
At the same time, many of our fellow Salesforce MVPs were leaving traditional employment for the flexibility and opportunity of being their own boss.
Fast forward and both trends are accelerating. There are now 1,200 Salesforce consulting companies listed on the AppExchange, 600 of these have fewer than 5 experts. That means lots of choices, but it’s easy to get lost and hard to be found in a market of this size.
We saw an opportunity to bring Salesforce Trailblazers together in a way that benefits the companies that rely on Salesforce, and the independent consultants who make Salesforce sing. Our model is simple. We work with customers to understand exactly what they need and help them get that work done in a way that fits their needs, not how it’s always been done. Pay for what you use. Scale up and down as needed. Trust the work you’re getting.
For our customers, this means you can focus on making an impact for your business instead of pouring your time into finding, vetting, and retaining hard-to-find experts.
For our experts, this means you can focus on doing great work and solving challenges with the Salesforce platform, not dealing with the headaches of managing business logistics.
To give people the freedom to excel at the work they love.
We want to make it easier – not harder – for people to do the work they want to do. Work that makes an impact. Work that is interesting. Work that has value. Work that doesn’t feel like work.
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