10 Business Books to Read if You’re a Consultant


Professional development is all about making the right connections, but it’s important to achieve the right balance. Garnering the right attention to who you know while honing your craft and what you know is essential to properly packaging your expertise and services. Last fall, we shared Six Business Books Independent Consultants Must Read. This post continues to be one…

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How Too Many Independent Workers Squander Their Hidden Advantages

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Of the 16.9 million self-employed workers MBO Partners recently identified as actively working full time in the U.S., 63% want to stay independent, compared with the 22% who want to build a bigger business from their solo efforts. At the same time, only 3% call ourselves entrepreneurs.

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It’s Time To ‘Gig’-Start The Retail Economy

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Two statistics tell the story: In the U.S., there are currently nearly 40 million self-employed workers age 21 and over, according to the 2016 State of Independence report by MBO Partners. By 2021, the research firm predicts that just under half of the U.S. population (48%) will be independent or have tried independent work in…

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