Umbrella contracting 

Umbrella contractor, freelancer, sole trader, running your own thing – whatever you call yourself and in what shape or form you choose to form your business – theres still one thing that is true for all. It is yours. Being your own boss might seem like a jungle. We’ve sorted out what’s what for you.

What it means to be a contractor

Contracting can be regarded as a third form of employment and lies between self-employment and employment. As a contractor, you are employed by Cool Company, but manage your jobs as if you had your own company. You find your own customers, determine your own fee, payment terms and how fast you want your money.

As an employee of Cool Company – we take care of employer responsibility. We handle accounting as well as handle taxes, fees and ensure that they are paid in time so that you can focus all your time on your assignments and customers.

Cool Company’s services are perfect for contractors that wants to get started quickly without starting their own business.

Reasons to be an Umbrella Contractor


Working as an umbrella contract give you flexibility that is either a requirement or a personal choice. Our platform allows you to work when you want without having o keep the books.

Minimize the risk of being a contractor

Starting in contracting comes with risks and commitments. As an umbrella contractor you can have the liberty of being an employee, while choosing where you work and who you work for.

Get started in a heartbeat

It’s super quick to start invoicing through Cool Company. Just start an account and begin right away. Easy, safe and convenient.

Storslagna idéer är inget som skrämmer entreprenören. Ju galnare desto bättre!

Contractors & work life

You’ve probably figured this out already – but there’s no typical day-at-the-office for contractors. Full time, part time, whatever-you-want-time is the deal and you set the boundaries for what you want your schedule to look like. By letting us take care of your financial admin, you’ll have more time for your work, and can maintain a better work/life balance.

Will a flexible working life suit me?

Only you know what matters to you in terms of your work situation. We have umbrella contractors working within many sectors ranging from engineering, construction to IT-consultants, and project managers. If you wish for a more independent life, where you can focus fully on what you’re good at, this could be what you’ve been searching for.

Storslagna idéer är inget som skrämmer entreprenören. Ju galnare desto bättre!
Storslagna idéer är inget som skrämmer entreprenören. Ju galnare desto bättre!

How does contracting differ from being employed?

As a contractor you work as a consultant with your own clients – but when you invoice you’re considered one of Cool Company employees. This means that Cool Company is responsible for ensuring that taxes and fees are paid as they should, taking the stress and admin away from you.

Want even more information?

In our FAQ section you can learn everything about our services, being a contractor and running a business.