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On these pages, we’ll be exploring the complex and rapidly evolving business and regulatory conditions surrounding the use or independent contractors, consultants, and 1099s. Companies of all sizes that engage independent contractors are subject to myriad risks and responsibilities for using 1099s.

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How To Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like Working

by MBO Partners

Every single independent professional out there has experienced it at one time or another. There are simply some days when you just do not feel like working.

Tips For The Self-Employed: How To Recover When Business Is Slow

by MBO Partners

For an independent professional, the stream of work can sometimes flow in peaks and valleys. One month you’re swamped, and the next, things are much slower. So what can independent professionals do to recover from those slow times, and get their businesses booming again as quickly as possible? We’ve assembled a list of 6 tips for making a quick recovery when business is slow.

How To Start Your Career As An Independent Professional

by MBO Partners

So, you’ve decided it’s finally time to take the reins of your career in your own hands, and become an independent professional. Becoming a freelancer is definitely exhilarating, as you experience the thrill of venturing out on your own.

Consulting on the Side? MBO Makes It Easy

by Emily Stringer
Emily Stringer, a Consultant Services Advisor for MBO Partners, tells the story of a lawyer that saw an opportunity to consult on the side, and how MBO was able to help him get right to work - minus the administrative tasks.
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Ways Independent Professionals Can Generate Higher Quality Leads

by MBO Partners

Leads are the lifeblood of any independent professional’s business. Whether they are found through referrals, online inbound marketing, or even through cold calling, leads are necessary to keep your business healthy and growing.

5 Reasons Why Cloud Computing Is Ideal For Independent Professionals

by MBO Partners

What defines an independent professional? There are as many definitions as there are independent professionals, but there is one thing that just about all of them have in common - and that one thing is mobility.

The Top 7 Apps For The Self-Employed

by MBO Partners

Some apps allow people to whittle away the time with a game, launching birds at unstable structures or decorating virtual cupcakes with virtual sprinkles. Some help people become more savvy shoppers, alerting them to deals or allowing them to easily compare different products. And some apps help people get work done, facilitating collaboration or putting important information at their fingertips.

Getting Ready for a Stress-Free Tax Season

by MBO Partners

Whether you go it alone, hire a tax preparation professional, or take advantage of the tax preparation and filing assistance benefits available to consultants who run their business through MBO Partners, tax season doesn’t have to be daunting.

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Tips For The Self-Employed: How To Ensure Clients Pay On Time

by MBO Partners

For an independent professional, there’s nothing worse than a client who doesn’t pay their invoice on time.

Meet The Webinar Speaker: Denise Brosseau, CEO & Author, Thought Leadership Lab

by MBO Partners

Independent professionals, be sure to set aside the time this Thursday, March 20, to attend our upcoming webinar, Take Charge of Your Vertical: How to Be a Thought Leader.  

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