Grow a Small Business

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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Why Consultants Should Network with Peers

By MBO Partners

Networking is an important part of your job as an independent professional. When you run your own business and are responsible for securing your own work, the more high-quality connections you can establish the better.   When thinking about how to build out your network, your first inclination might be to reach out to people in…

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5 Ways to Find Your Ideal Client

By MBO Partners

Finding new clients isn’t easy, and if a new client doesn’t quite fit the profile of who you want to work with it can take away from the enjoyment you find in your work. In order to grow your business with minimal headaches and frustration, it’s important to find clients who align well with both…

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10 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients

By MBO Partners

Landing your first client is one of the most intimidating aspects of going independent and starting your own business. Visions of cold calling and repeated rejection can quickly cloud your thoughts and worries about being able to find any clients at all can feel paralyzing.   These fears can sometimes scare potentially successful independent consultants away…

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Expanding Your Independent Business

How to Expand Your Independent Consulting Business: When and How to Grow (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Learn how to decide if it’s time to grow your business, what to consider, and how to develop a growth strategy.

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5 Reasons to Avoid Overselling Consulting Services

By MBO Partners

Overselling 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 a client, there…

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6 Upselling Tips for Consultants to Generate More Revenue

By MBO Partners

How to upsell your services as an independent professional.

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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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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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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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