The consultant pier

Our mission is to contribute to the success of your payrolling and transition needs by being your secure port for serene navigation.

What’s your profile?

Employee with secondary activity
Active pensioner
Unemployed with mandate opportunities with unemployment reporting requirements
Spouse of an expatriate who wants to start a professional activity

Whether you feel close to one, some or even none of the above, keep reading or contact us!

We like challenges and we are dedicated to find the right solution to your unique situation.

Our payrolling offer

An employee status with The Business Harbour, combined with personalized support in your work as a freelance


We help you to negotiate and establish your mandates, we advise you on remuneration levels and contractual aspects


Thanks to our broad network, we help you develop yours


Thanks to our international and local experience, in a variety of industry sectors and at all levels, we understand your challenges and help you close complex mandates


We provide personalised solutions to your administrative questions (e.g. social insurances, pension fund etc. ) in Switzerland

Your privileged contact persons

Wanda Swetzer

Managing Partner

Michael Bender

Managing Partner

Nancy Ungarelli

Business & Client Relations Director

Cristina Burcus

Accounting and Operations Manager

Our transition management services

Do you find yourself in career transition? How to make sense of such a situation ? How to analyze the context in a simple and efficient way ? How to build on your strengths and harvest opportunities ? 

The Business Harbour’s transition program is 100% customized to your personal situation. We provide you with innovative tools for both an immediate and lasting impact


In Switzerland, being self-employed is not an easy task and you need an authorisation to do so legally. Requirements to become self-employed are intricately linked to the AVS system (social security system).

What if you don’t meet the criteria but you want to accept the mandate offered to you? What options do you have?
Perhaps you speak English and dealing with administration in French is close to a nightmare far from the more exciting daily business you wish to undertake.

What we propose is a safety net to reduce the risk as an entrepreneur. Because people rarely fit into a category, we suggest a third way of working.

Our mission is to allow you to work when you find mandates and help you focus on your core business.