5 Reasons Consultants Need a Website to Be Competitive

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If you take one look at our blog, you know that at MBO Partners we talk a lot about the value of being a leader in your field, as well as how you can brand yourself via tools like online networking, polished communication, and ongoing professional development. A professional website is a modern-day calling card; helping to…

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Working on the road: How digital nomads have the best of both worlds

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According to a 2021 report titled The Digital Nomad Search Continues, by independent workplace consultants MBO Partners, digital nomads are “people who choose to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the internet-connected world” and they are redefining the way we perceive the work-life balance.

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Working on the road: How digital nomads have the best of both worlds

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After the changes that disrupted the professional and corporate worlds, many people, armed with their luggage, passports, laptops, a good Wi-Fi connection and flexible work conditions, can now work from just about anywhere while travelling – they are called digital nomads. According to a 2021 report titled The Digital Nomad Search Continues, by independent workplace consultants MBO Partners,…

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6 Best Practices to Follow When Hiring Freelancers

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The future of work is increasingly project-based. And, as you already know, it’s mostly remote. And many enterprise organizations are moving to a new model of hiring to accommodate the changing tides. They’ve started to hire freelancers. These independent, project-based workers bring ultra specific skills to an organization’s workforce and help them maintain a competitive…

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Let’s Bring Great Business Education to Every Freelancer: Here’s How

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For new-to-freelancing professionals, it’s a challenge to build a thriving business. Would-be solopreneurs, eager to start their part- or full-time freelance career, succeed or fail on how well they recognize that freelancing is a small business like any other, and develop the skills necessary for success. Coaching programs are also operating or in the planning…

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David Weil: Wrong man, wrong place, wrong time

The Hill

With 4.5 million employees quitting their jobs and one of the lowest job participation rates in decades, employers are struggling to fill the over 10 million open jobs reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics earlier this month. Yet, two stealth developments at the Department of Labor are poised to make that struggle even worse. The independent…

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The Great Resignation & The Future of Work

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Author Connie Steele on How Employers and Employees are Reworking Work Together. The MBO Partners 2021 State of Independence report shows that 2021 was the first year that Millennials and Gen-Z made up the majority of the independent workforce, 34% and 17% respectively. These two generations also currently make up over half the population in…

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The Weekly Independent: January 17, 2022

The Weekly Independent

Being a successful independent contractor or a Client of Choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. A feature…

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Community Colleges as Professional Development Hubs for Gig Workers

New America

A new labor market survey by the business analytics firm MBO Partners found that the number of gig workers in the United States surged in 2021, from 38 million to 51 million workers—a 34 percent increase. While it is far from clear if that growth will continue once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, a slew of other recent…

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