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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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Meet the Webinar Speaker: Business Thought Leader & Financier Judy Robinett

by MBO Partners

In our upcoming webinar, “Three Expert Tips for Superconnecting: How to Build the Relationships That Build Business," business thought leader and financier Judy Robinett will share her expertise and knowledge to help you understand how to make the professional connections that form a powerful and effective business network.

Dos and Don’ts: Networking and Marketing Your Consultancy on Social Media

by MBO Partners

As social media becomes an increasingly prevalent part of our society, its benefits for businesses are quickly becoming apparent. For independent consultants, social media can be a valuable tool for both networking and for marketing their consultancy. As with any business tool, its success relies on knowing how to use it.

Common Networking Mistakes, And How to Avoid Them

by MBO Marketing Team

They say that in business, it’s not about what you know – it’s about who you know. As an independent consultant, however, it’s about both; expertise in your field is essential, but a strong and effective network of contacts can give you the extra edge you need to succeed.

Meet the Webinar Speaker: B2B Consulting Lead Generation Expert Bret Smith

by MBO Marketing Team

Have you been searching for a way to expand your network of prospective clients, opening doors to new business and more success?

Webinar Wrap-Up: Five Keys to Succeeding on LinkedIn as a Business of One

by MBO Marketing Team

Last week we held a webinar on “LinkedIn for Independent Consultants.” The popularity of this webinar led us to believe that understanding how to leverage LinkedIn is top of mind for our audience.

3 Top Ways to Gain Value from LinkedIn for Independent Consultants

by MBO Marketing Team

When many people hear the term “social media,” they think of an online network for people to stay in touch with family members, share vacation photos, or discuss pop culture with friends. LinkedIn is different; LinkedIn is designed for professionals, giving you a way to make connections that can enhance your business and career.

How to Get Your Company Set Up on LinkedIn

by MBO Marketing Team

While LinkedIn is well known as the largest social media network for professionals, it’s not just for creating personal pages. Currently, more than 2 million companies have a Company Page on LinkedIn.

4 Ways an Up-To-Date LinkedIn Profile Can Help You Land More Clients

by MBO Marketing Team

LinkedIn is quickly establishing itself as the go-to social network for professionals. As of March 2012, the site boasted 161 million members from around the world. Independent consultants in nearly every field are successfully using LinkedIn to expand their networks, make new connections, and gain new clients. What many may not realize, however, is how much potential business they are leaving on the table by not maintaining and updating their online profiles.

Common Sense Networking Tips for Independent Consultants and Contractors

by MBO Marketing Team

consultant networkingIn the business world, who you know can be equally as important as what you know. To ensure you have a steady flow of projects, you need to build and maintain a strong circle of business contacts that can refer this work to you – after all, word of mouth can be one of your most powerful marketing tools.