Making and Keeping Happy Customers

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Without a doubt, satisfying your customers (or prospects) is the best way to grow your business. To accomplish this, some consultants focus on maximizing revenue and investment returns, while others focus on developing and nurturing customer relationships. Both are often necessary for success, but it’s difficult to find the appropriate balance of these seemingly opposing…

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Freelance Writers are Trendsetters: State of Freelance Work in the US

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In late June, 2015, the company MBO Partners–an expert on independent workers–released a mass amount of data on the state of freelancers (consultants, independent workers, etc.) in the US. The bottom line points to a “fundamentally transformed American labor market” wherein freelance workers not only have dramatically increased in overall amount, but have also wielded…

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Uber Driver is an Employee not Contractor, says California

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“These costs can be allocated across all parties involved in the work arrangement, from the employer to the worker to the consumer,” said Gene Zaino, CEO of MBO Partners, a management services company for independent professionals. “For Uber, it does not mean that its business model is invalid. It just needs a good system to…

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A Hot Month of May for All Things FMS – Topped-off by VMS Provider Beeline’s ‘Self-Sourcing’ Plug-In Announcement

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Not only might these “e-procurement” models deliver new transaction cost and on-demand types of efficiencies (provided compliance challenges can be addressed), but they also might mean a shift of talent acquisition and necessarily different procurement approaches (for example, as MBO Partners suggests, where organizations must transform themselves into independent professionals’ “Clients of Choice”). Whether you frame it…

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What a Job? Build it Yourself

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In the lingo, these workers are called ìsolopreneurs.î And their numbers are growing. Such workers now make up approximately 14 percent of the U.S. workforce, or 18 to 21 million people, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. Between 2011 and 2014 alone, there was a 12.5 percent increase in the number of solopreneurs,…

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Top Workforce Industry and Business Development Executive Joins MBO Partners

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Bob Lucas will drive growth in new business relationships as Senior Vice President of Business Development. HERNDON, VA–(Marketwired – June 2, 2015) – MBO Partners, the largest and most experienced provider of independent contractor engagement solutions, today announced the addition of Bob Lucas to the company’s executive team. In his new role as Senior Vice President of…

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