The Consultants’ Pier

Our mission is to contribute to the success of your transitions and professional endeavors by being your secure base for a serene navigation


Transition management

Executive Learning

What’s your profile?



Employee with secondary activity

Active pensioner


Unemployed with mandate oportunities with “Gain intermédiaire”

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!

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 negociate 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 personalized solutions to your administrative questions (e.g. social insurances, pension fund etc. ) in Switzerland

Your privileged interlocutors

Gina Empson


Marco Mancesti

Business Development Director

Nancy Ungarelli

Associate, Client & Employee Relationships

Cristina Burcus

Accounting and Operations Manager

Our Transition management services

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

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

Your privileged interlocutor

Marco Mancesti

Business Development Director

Our Executive trainings

Whether we like it or not, we have entered since a few years in a world called VUCA, Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous.

It is an environment in which it becomes increasingly difficult to “make sense” of what is happening.

The factors that have an impact on our personal or company goal are more numerous, interlinked, some appear, others disappear, those who were catalysts of success one day may suddenly become inhibitors.

In such context, continuing to learn in order to remain agile is a necessity. Accompanied by Marco Mancesti, The Business Harbour, offers you a series of training specifically designed to give you the key to your own success.

The Next Path Program

A one-week long senior management course. An in-depth individual and collective exploration into self-leadership in turbulent times, in order to help you find your path into present and future opportunities

Course – Career Strategies

The VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) landscape forces us to constantly adapt. How to integrate this new reality into your career path, how to become and remain agile ?

Course – Presence & Impact

How to ensure maximum impact in front of an audience or an important stakeholder? How to best use the four drivers of successful communication?

Course – Stakeholder Management

How to precisely identify the real impact of stakeholders in the realization of your objectives. How to use your network at best? How to act in a way to make your context more favorable, your goals less vulnerable?

Course – The art of Decision Making

How to react when faced with crucial decisions? What are the biases that prevent you from seeing clearly what is going on? How to address critical decisions in a systematic way?

Your privileged interlocutor

Marco Mancesti

Business Development Director


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).

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.

You want the best of both worlds -you appreciate the social comfort of the employees but you wish to have your own business? What if you could have that freedom, take your own decisions and have someone else to take care of that burdensome administrative part?

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.