Capvision is China’s leading expert network provider, with several offices in key international markets. Capvision assists large, well-respected financial institutions, consulting companies, and multinational corporations to reach new professional heights by providing customized services like expert consultations, research, and conference services. The knowledge company offers industry experts a platform to create value through their expertise and professional knowledge.
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Capvision was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Shanghai. It also has bases in Beijing and Shenzhen. Hong Kong and New York City are also included in the company’s headquarters. Capvision connects its clients with industry professionals from a global network of experts for one-on-1 consultations.
“Capvision makes sharing the knowledge you already have through client consultations easier than ever. We handle all compliance, scheduling, and payment processes for our experts. All you need to do is decide which projects you want to accept.” Capvision
Raid on Capvision in May 2023
In May 2023 Chinese authorities raided Capvision’s offices in Shangai. It was showcased in a dramatic televised broadcast, serving as a stern message to foreign businesses and consultants: be cautious when sharing information with foreigners. The state media presented the national security investigation into Capvision as part of a coordinated effort to clean up the consulting industry in China. This clampdown, which includes recent raids on US firm Bain & Company and due diligence group Mintz, has made it increasingly challenging for foreign investors to access even basic information.
Setting Your Capvision Hourly Rate
Phone consultations with Capvision clients tend to be exciting and engaging, plus it’s rewarding to be considered an expert. But what’s even more exciting is the high hourly rate you can charge for sharing your expertise! Your insights will often help shape a multi-million dollar decision, so clients will gladly pay hundreds of dollars (or more) for an hour of your time.
How do Expert Networks operate?
New to expert networks? Here is a quick guide to 10 key steps networks take when matching experts with clients for ad-hoc phone consultations.
What’s your level of authority
The two key factors that go into finding your ideal Capvision rate are how much authority you are on the topic and how many other people you can find with similar expertise. For example, if the client wants to speak with a former senior finance executive of a specific company and you are the only person who fits that criteria, you’ll have significant leverage in setting your rate. However, suppose there are dozens or hundreds of people with similar expertise. In that case, experts with more affordable rates will generally have a leg up in being assigned to the project (and the associate will often steer them in that direction).
Setting your ideal consulting rate
If you’re new to Capvision or expert network consulting, it’s generally a good plan to put your rates towards the lower end of your target range to make landing your first few projects easier. If you’re earlier in your career or have knowledge that’s easily found, you’ll usually be steered towards $100 – $200 per hour; director-level or similar professionals can expect $200 – $300; very experienced professionals and senior executives often charge rates of $350 – $700. Some experts can land projects at $1,000 or more per hour, though these tend to be reserved for elite-level experts, such as Fortune 500 executives, specialized physicians, or former elected officials. Negotiating a higher rate with just a short track record is not hard.
Capvision provides surveys that provide qualitative and quantitative insights into companies, industry trends, and consumer behaviour. An expert survey team will objectively analyze clients’ requests and discuss the research strategy. Research teams collect data from experts and other resources to help our clients make informed business decisions. Capvision is a research partner throughout the project’s lifecycle, from questionnaire conception to final reporting and analysis.
Capvision’s professional research services collaborate with industry analysts and external experts. They provide clients with market research and corporate consulting services to help them assess the latest trends in their industries.
How to Join Capvision’s Expert Network
Step 1: Join Capvision’s Expert Network
Register on their webpage and provide your basic demographics and professional history.
Step 2: Receive & Accept Relevant Projects
Once your profile passes the background screening and you agree to terms and conditions, Capvision will notify you when a project matches your skills becomes open.
Step 3: Client Selection & Scheduling
Once you accept the project, your profile is sent to the client. The client will decide which candidate is the best.
Step 4: Consultation & Payment
Capvision will schedule a consultation with you and the client based on your availability. You will be paid according to the terms of the service agreement.
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