SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  The first online Free Consultation Hub,, officially unveiled itself today as a resource center where small businesses and consulting firms can get free, confidential consultations and advice from skilled experts.

"The global workplace is not nearly as flexible and adroit as it could be," remarks Joju Michael Mangalam, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of, named for the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule. "With a weak economy and many skilled workers currently unemployed or underemployed, this is a rare opportunity to rewrite the rules of business. intends to do just that." is using the power of feedback to elevate the profile of 20% of the top talent, enabling them to get consulting business. Unlike other human resources or question and answer (Q&A) websites, facilitates the connection between consultants and businesses through free, off-line consultations.

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The current economic downturn has displaced countless numbers of experienced, senior-level executives, many of whom do not want full-time employment. Instead, they are looking for flexible work schedules and the ability to do something that interests them. The market has not offered a way for these individuals to showcase their talent through consulting assignments and research indicates a high degree of acceptance of a service-based website such as

Current members include close to 12,000 full-time, part-time and retired professionals and consultants. The consulting work varies, from virtual, on location or both, based on a mutual agreement by the consultant and company. The two can enter into a paid engagement after a free consultation.

Companies post requests for a free consultation and consultants respond with their qualifications and availability. This gives them immediate access to experienced professionals -- typically, consultants or former business executives -- to help them solve a specific problem.

More details can be found at:'s Founder was founded by Joju Michael (JM) Mangalam, who also serves as its CEO. He has experience working in product and project management, business intelligence and consulting. Previously, Mangalam was a senior marketing manager at a major internet company, where his responsibilities included helping with budget allocation decisions exceeding $400 million and managing a targeted incentives program for the U.S. market.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Engineering from University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Founded in 2009, is a "Free Consultation Hub" where small businesses and consulting firms can get confidential consultations free of charge from skilled experts. Named for the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule, the privately held and self-funded site is designed to give companies immediate access to experienced professionals to help them solve a specific problem. Corporate headquarters are located at: 1459 18th Street, Suite 245, San Francisco, Calif., 94107. Telephone: (415) 717-9858. Email: Website: acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

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