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What is Workforce Optimization and Why You Need It

By MBO Partners

In response to this widespread challenge of COVID-19, today’s organizations are struggling to do more with less. Forward-thinking companies are leveraging new technologies and experimenting with modes of working, such as virtual meetings and remote work. This new paradigm has highlighted the vast chasm between the traditional business model and the emerging modern one.  One…

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Cost Savings of Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing helps companies easily access and seamlessly connect with top independent talent. With direct sourcing, managers can source talent internally, rather than relying on a third-party gate-keeper or intermediary such as a consulting or staffing company to fill talent needs. At MBO, we believe direct sourcing is key to the future of work. Our…

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5 Tips for Leading an Effective Project Kickoff Meeting

By MBO Partners

Starting your project with a project kickoff meeting is a great way to lay the foundation for success and reinforce your client’s decision to engage your services. Once the contracts are signed and the budget is approved, it is time to get to work! A project kickoff meeting is a chance for everyone who will…

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5 Time Management Strategies for Independent Consultants

5 Tips for Marketing Your Small Business

By MBO Partners

Marketing a small business means that you’re in charge of selling your services to the world. Marketing is a great way to grow your company. It gives your small business an identity and voice. It ensures that your services will be front and center when people search for the solution that you provide. Remember, the…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News June 2022

By MBO Partners

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. United States Supreme Court says Arbitration Agreements…

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4 Reasons to Turn Down a Project

By MBO Partners

Turning down a project may not be your first inclination, but it is sometimes the best choice. If you’re new to self-employment, it can be tempting to accept every potential project that comes your way. After all, clients and the projects they provide are your sources of income. But just because an opportunity is presented…

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How to Stay Motivated When You Work from Home

How to Stay Motivated When You Work from Home

By MBO Partners

Staying motivated can be hard if you work from home. Self-employment is many people’s dream come true. You get to set your own hours, work where you like, and be your own boss. But all that time spent alone can quickly take an emotional toll and it’s easy to lose motivation and energy when you…

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How to Eliminate Your Back-Office Burden as a Self-Employed Professional

By MBO Partners

Back-office management consists of all of the administrative and support tasks that need to be done to run your business. This includes filing paperwork, tracking expenses, filing taxes, and billing clients. In addition to your daily project work, business management tasks can take up a lot of your time. Luckily, there are many options available…

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5 Time Management Strategies for Small Business Owners

By MBO Partners

Managing your time while maintaining the freedom of setting your own schedule is a goal for anyone who is self-employed. After all, one of the biggest perks of independent work is the freedom from corporate nine-to-five days and the ability to create your own schedule. Without a set routine, however, time management can be challenging…

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6 Ways to Build a Virtual Talent Pool

By MBO Partners

Building a virtual talent pool is quickly becoming key to being a best-in-class organization.  A virtual bench is a pool of independent contractor talent you’ve identified, vetted, and developed relationships with over time. Independent contractors provide enterprises with access to specialized, industry-specific skills, and are a valuable alternative to investing in a full-time resource. Tap…

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