9 Ways to Increase Productivity When You’re Self Employed

MIN 5 READ Staying productive can be tough as an independent contractor. Besides the usual distractions of a chirping inbox or the siren’s call of social media, there’s the added layer of working remotely— where there’s always something else vying for your attention. Minimizing distractions, lowering your stress levels, and staying organized will go far in boosting your…

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Staff Spotlight: Nicole Cieslicki: Sr. Director of International Services

MIN 7 READ Meet Nicole Sieslicki, Senior Director of International Services for MBO Partners. Nicole helps MBO continue allowing our clients to do the work they love, the way they want, each and every day. Read our exclusive interview with Nicole to learn more about how she always works with integrity and towards goals she believes have meaning and purpose.

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5 Rights of Independent Contractors

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MIN 4 READ It is important to understand your rights and how to protect your interests when you run your own business. As an independent contractor, you dictate when, where, and how you work. You can perform work for multiple clients, and have expertise in your particular industry. Some clients you work with will be familiar with independent…

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Barriers to Building an Effective Independent Workforce Engagement Program

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MIN 4 READ Independent contractors provide businesses today with needed skills, specialized expertise, and on-demand talent. Building a centralized program that is designed to manage the engagement and compliance processes for independent contractors is an important part of incorporating contingent workers. An independent contractor engagement program helps minimize a company’s exposure to misclassification liability, and provides processes for…

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3 Most Common Reasons You’re Undercharging as an Independent Consultant (and How to Overcome Them)

MIN 8 READ If you’re an independent consultant, chances are, you’re undercharging in some way. It’s a common issue among independent consultants, and it can be tough to overcome. I work directly with independent business owners, helping them increase their revenue while working less. When working with my clients, we almost always find: pockets of their business where…

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How to Build Strong Relationships When Managing Remote Workers

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MIN 4 READ Remote work is common for most independent professionals—it’s part of the appeal of pursuing an independent career. But managing remote workers isn’t always easy to do. Tracking deliverables, building teams, and forming relationships online can be complicated. It’s hard to get to know coworkers on a meaningful level through a screen or a phone call.…

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