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How to Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By engaging independent professional talent on a project-basis business today can realize significant cost savings as well as increased output and efficiency. Nearly 64% of senior executives say their external workforce is important or very important in increasing organizational agility, according to research from Deloitte. However, while independent professionals can play a vital role in…

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4 Steps to Become an Enterprise-Ready Freelancer

As an independent professional, there are many benefits to working with large enterprises. Higher-value contracts, bigger budgets, and the opportunity to gain credibility with a recognizable name, just to name a few. However, in order to be attractive to big organizations, independent professionals must first ensure they have a reliable, trustworthy business in place. Follow…

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Make the Most of your Transportation Tax Deduction in 2020

Beyond the daily hustle and bustle of grocery store trips and errand runs, many independent consultants depend on their car as a means to get from project to project, or client to client. When the family van becomes the corporate car, it’s time to take advantage of deductions for business-related mileage. Here’s what you need…

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The Weekly Independent: November 11, 2019

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. • How…

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3 Ways to Analyze Small Business Performance

Every decision, whether large or small, plays a role in determining the future of your business and its level of success. To help ensure you’re making the right decisions for your business, it’s important to not only set initial goals in your business plan, but to take the time to periodically reevaluate them. Here are three…

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Top 10 Content Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Effectively marketing your business is important to create a brand identity, drive a steady flow of projects, and spread the word about your services. As a small business owner, not only do you have to do great work, but you have to find it as well. Keeping your brand visible and relevant in the marketplace may…

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2019 Dreamforce Conference

November 19-22, 2019 San Francisco, CA Session: Code-Free, Component-Based Architecture with Skuid Speaker: John Dahlberg, VP of Solutions Design In this session, MBO Partners’ VP of Solutions Design, John Dahlberg, will instruct attendees on how to build scalable applications with high levels of reusability, quality, and flexibility through component-based architecture. The compound effects of this…

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GigCon 2019

November 21-22, 2019 Virtual  Session: Proven Tips, Tricks, & Techniques for Landing a Freelance Gig with Big Businesses Speaker: McLean Robbins, Sr. Director, Marketing In this Q&A style session, gain tips, tricks and techniques to successfully land projects with Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. From how to scale and grow your business at any stage…

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Why Attracting Independent Talent is Different Than Recruiting Employees

The independent workforce is a different pool of talent than traditional employees. In order to successfully attract, retain, and re-engage independent workers, companies must focus on building a recruiting strategy that is specifically designed to meet the needs of this group of talent. How Independent Contractors Work ‘Independent contractor’ is a legal term for workers…

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