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How Much Do Freelancers Really Make?

By MBO Partners

Today, more professionals are choosing the flexibility and independence of freelance work over a traditional 9-to-5 office setup.

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6 Ways to Stay Competitive as an Independent Contractor

By MBO Partners

In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, finding ways to stay competitive as an independent contractor is more important than ever. More than 72 million Americans report working independently—and companies are relying more on independent talent to fill strategic positions and build out project teams. Discovering your niche and differentiating the services you offer can help you…

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What Is Direct Sourcing? How to Start Recruiting Top Talent

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing is a process by which enterprises internally source independent talent rather than relying on a third party to find talent on their behalf. 3 Ways to Directly Source Talent There are three ways for companies to directly source talent that are more efficient, more cost-effective, and allow talent to get to work faster…

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How to Build Small Business Credit

By MBO Partners

Business credit can provide protection, value, and financial security for your company. Here’s what you need to know.

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Scope Creep: Definition, Causes and How to Prevent It

By MBO Partners

It is important to understand how scope creep occurs and how to avoid it to make sure that both parties agree which tasks are expected to be completed and which are considered outside of scope. What is scope creep? Scope creep occurs when a client adds new provisions, tasks, or deliverables to a project that…

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5 Reasons to Avoid Overselling Consulting Services

By MBO Partners

Overselling consulting services is an easy mistake to make—one that can put your business reputation at risk. As an independent professional, your drive and ambition are what make your business succeed. However, it is possible that the very ambition that helps you achieve your goals can become a detriment.   When selling your services to…

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6 Best Practices to Follow When Hiring Freelancers

By MBO Partners

Including freelancers in a company’s workforce is a key part of a successful project-based work environment. Many organizations are moving to a a blended model of high-value freelancers along with full-time employees. Freelancers offer many benefits to your company. They support workforce flexibility and add skills that might not be present in your current workforce…

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5 Tips for Staying Legally Compliant as a Small Business

By MBO Partners

When starting your own business, there are many factors to consider. There is so much going on that it can be easy to overlook compliance. Compliance can take many different forms, but in general it means making sure your business complies with relevant laws, policies, and regulations. As an independent professional it’s important to protect…

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5 Strategic Ways to Create a Scalable Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Though contingent labor has always been part of the workforce, at least to some extent, the Great Realization has spurred the engagement of contractors in larger numbers and in roles that were previously considered employee-only. Inclusion of contingent talent in a blended workforce is becoming the norm as corporations tap independent professionals to access critical…

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How to Emphasize Soft Skills in Today’s Dynamic Market

By MBO Partners

Not long ago, enterprise talent acquisition focused exclusively on technical expertise—what we call “hard skills” today. Candidate selection was based on level of knowledge in their subject areas, and independent professionals stressed technical experience in their marketing activities. Soft skills—the behaviors and competencies that foster teamwork and collaborative results—were downplayed or ignored. Things have changed….

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