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The Weekly Independent: July 31, 2017

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Gene Zaino, MBO’s CEO, outlines why compliance should be top of mind for all organizations that engage independent professionals in a…

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6 Factors to Consider Before Expanding Your Business Internationally

For independent professionals, building an international clientele is a great way to expand your business and broaden your expertise. However, there are several basic things to consider before beginning work with an international client that will help prevent minor glitches from turning into major problems. 1. Time Zones Working across time zones can pose challenges when trying…

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How to Take a Vacation as an Independent Professional

We all know that work-life balance is important, but managing a small business comes with big responsibility, and it’s not uncommon to have to put work before play. Summer can be a challenging time to find a moment to relax—kids are on vacation, family and friends are visiting, or you may be gearing up for a busy…

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4 Reasons Writing a Blog is Important for Your Small Business

A blog is more than something to update with your weekly experiences as an independent professional—it’s an opportunity to engage and grow your target audience. Blogging is a great way to showcase your expertise, bring in potential clients, and grow your personal brand. In fact, 53% of marketers say blog content creation is their top inbound marketing…

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The Weekly Independent: July 24, 2017

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. A newly proposed bill in the U.S. Senate could create a safe harbor for independent contractors who meet a set of…

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When and How Independent Professionals Should Offer Discounts

Many independent professionals looking for a way to boost business decide to offer a discount on their services. After all, what’s more enticing to customers than a good sale?  But when it comes down to it, is discounting really a smart way to bring in more clients? Unfortunately, unless you are a large, established company,…

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