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How to Give a Great Business Presentation

By MBO Partners

Most of us have sat through a bad presentation – from an overlong presentation to cringe-worthy slides. The messages may have been important, but they were most likely lost or diluted because of a poor delivery. Presentations affect professional reputation, so the ability to effectively communicate ideas is vital to the strength of any independent consultancy.

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Think Like a Recruiter: What You Need to Know to Get the Attention of Big Brands

By MBO Partners

Join Chief Talent Officer Amy O’Donnell and special guest Vincent Valle, KPMG’s Associate Director of Independent Contractor Recruiting, in a Q&A style event where they will share insights about what recruiters are really looking for, as well as the best ways to find projects and utilize a marketplace.

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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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Webinar Recap: Boost Your Consulting Revenue with an Executive Coach

By MBO Partners

Our May 19 webinar, Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate your Independent Consulting Revenue, offered numerous tips and insights on how, when, and why an executive coach might help you grow your independent business. Coaching is a valuable tool for independent professionals, business owners, and anyone looking to expand their career and increase their earnings….

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Business Negotiation Tips for Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, one of the most essential skills you can develop is the ability to negotiate business deals. If handled correctly, negotiations can solidify client relationships, set your project up for success, and help you grow your business. If handled incorrectly, you may compromise on something that is ultimately bad for your business, fail…

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10 Ways to Take Advantage of Down Time as a Small Business Owner or Independent Consultant

By MBO Partners

While the goal of any small business owner is a full project pipeline with continuous work, sometimes you may have a little more time on your hands.  Staying productive when you’re not working on a project may be frustrating and seem purposeless, and those who have found their pipeline changed as a result of circumstances…

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3 Mistakes an Executive Coach Can Help You Avoid

By Melisa Liberman

In today’s post, Melisa Liberman, host of upcoming MBO webinar “Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Career Revenue”  and an executive coach specializing in tech leaders, offers actionable tips from her own experience as both a “coach” and a “coachee” to help independent professionals considering coaching for future career growth or career transition. Despite the…

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Webinar Recap: Boost ROI, Create a Financially Independent Business & Unleash Your Inner Tiger

By McLean Robbins

Our recent webinar, Full Impact: Unleash the Tiger, may feel appropriate in the title given the recent buzz around Tiger King, but the content within was anything but salacious. Hosted by Dr. Simmie Adams, change management expert, the hour-long webinar helped independent business owners understand their inner positions of strength (their “tiger”) and how to…

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3 Signs an Executive Coach Can Benefit Your Independent Business

By Melisa Liberman

In today’s post, Melisa Liberman, host of upcoming MBO webinar “Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Career Revenue”  and an executive coach specializing in tech leaders, offers actionable tips from her own experience as both a “coach” and a “coachee” to help independent professionals considering coaching for future career growth or career transition.    When…

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5 Lead Generation Tips for Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Leads are an essential component to every independent professional’s business. Whether you find leads through referrals, online marketing, or even cold calling, they are necessary to keep your business healthy and growing. That said, not all leads are equal. If you’re able to find a wealth of potential clients but none of them end up being qualified,…

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