Transparent Deal

Transparent Deal

The transparent deal is a way for independent contractors to increase earnings by reducing the vendor commissions and being clear on what the vendor is charging the client.


TopMavens has established the first and largest network of vendors who offer transparent rates.

How it works

Making more as a contractor has never been easier.

  • You have found your own contract and have been offered a job by a client or simply looking to switch vendors.
  • TopMavens connects you with a client approved vendor.
  • Vendor will process your contract based on the Transparent Deal terms.
  • Register My Transparent Deal - Fill out the form to the right of this box.

Independent contractors who are willing to setup their own business. (1099 DBA or Corporation) It's not complicated. TopMavens can help you with the process.

Any client willing to work with an approved vendor in our network is qualified. We have approved vendors with clients such as eBay, vmware, Symantec, Verizon, and many others.

Read the First Steps to Independence blog.

A 1099 DBA is an independent contractor operating as an unincorporated sole proprietor with a registered DBA business name (other than your birth name). DBA stands for Doing Business As. You register your DBA with the county or state in which your place of business resides. Along with your DBA, vendors also prefer that you obtain an EIN.

A corp-to-corp contractor (also referred to as “C2C”) is an independent contractor operating as a registered incorporated business entity such as an LLC or S-Corp. Vendors prefer corp-to-corp contractors to operate with an EIN.

Read the Contractor Types blog for more information.

There are many ways to get incorporated. Today, you can use online incorporation services such as legalzoom.com or incorporate.com. If you are unsure which business entity is right for you, then review sba.gov. The most common legal structures for independent contractors are LLC’s or S-Corps.

  • AEGIS INSURANCE
  • AIG
  • Amazon Web Services
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
  • BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
  • CALIX NETWORKS
  • CAPGEMINI
  • CIGNA
  • COLLABERA
  • CURRIER,MCCABE AND ASSOCIATES
  • EBAY
  • EXTRINSIC
  • FAIRFAX
  • GEICO
  • GOOGLE
  • GUY CARPENTER
  • HEWLETT-PACKARD
  • INTEGRITEAM INC
  • INTELLIGENT TEAM, INC.
  • INTUIT
  • JUNIPER NETWORKS
  • KEMPER INSURANCE
  • LOGITECH
  • MARSH
  • MERADOR, LLC
  • NETAPP
  • ORACLE
  • POWER INTEGRATIONS
  • PRO UNLIMITED INC
  • QUANTA
  • REDBACK NETWORKS (ERICSSON)
  • SEGULA TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • SELECTIVE
  • STUBHUB (EBAY)
  • SYMANTEC
  • THE GRAHAM COMPANY
  • TOARE
  • VERIZON
  • VMWARE