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How to Network with Your Peers

By MBO Partners

Networking with your peers may sound too easy to be good advice, but there are many advantages: hearing a new perspective, gaining industry advice, or obtaining an outside opinion about an idea you have, just to name a few. It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind of running your own…

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Independent Business Owner Advice Based On Your Enneagram

By MBO Partners

For more than 25 years, MBO has led the charge to keep the independent economy moving forward. And now we are thrilled to give you advice based specifically on your enneagram type. Unsure what your number is? Take the quiz from the Enneagram Institute and discover your strengths and weaknesses. As an Independent Business owner,…

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9 Ways to Increase Productivity When You’re Self Employed

By MBO Partners

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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6 Tips to Successfully Manage a Consulting Business

By MBO Partners

When you start a new business you have to take on many new responsibilities, including administrative duties. As an independent consultant, you’ve chosen a field or industry where you have experience and expertise. While much of your time and energy will be spent working on projects for your clients, there is also  a fair amount…

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6 Questions to Determine If You’re Undercharging as an Independent Consultant

By Melisa Liberman

Do you have a hunch that you’re undercharging? Most independent consultants know they could be undercharging, but aren’t sure how to pinpoint the exact ways and amounts they’re undercharging. In today’s post, I share the six questions you can ask to figure out if you’re undercharging for your work. With this knowledge, you’ll be able…

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7 Tips That’ll Help You As An Independent Business Owner

By MBO Partners

Get MBO’s New Years Resolution Guide to kick start your path to achieving your 2022 goals.

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How to Get My Consulting Business Past the Start Up Phase

By MBO Partners

Going through a startup phase is something all small businesses experience. The startup phase is an important point in business growth. It gives you the chance to develop an idea or passion into a functioning and viable career. There will come a point, however, when you outgrow this phase and long-term success means moving on…

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5 Upselling Tips for Consultants to Generate More Revenue

By MBO Partners

How to upsell your services as an independent professional.

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6 Tips to Manage and Avoid Scope Creep

By MBO Partners

When running an efficient business, it is important to manage and avoid scope creep. While it’s not uncommon for a client to request additions or changes to a project, and saying ‘yes’ can be an automatic reaction, that extra work can quickly add up and lead your project into the scope creep. What is scope…

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3 Tips for Presenting a Winning Business Proposal

By MBO Partners

Independent consultants are constantly on the grind, looking for business development—and often the road to new business goes through the C-suite. Presenting business proposals to a new client or to an executive of a large company is unlike presenting to peers. Here are three tips to help you develop your content and approach and present…

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