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How to Land a Consulting Contract with a Big Company

By MBO Partners

Tips on finding and landing a contract with a large enterprise, and what you can expect to encounter throughout the process.

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3 Benefits of Working with Big Clients as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

Why Consultants Work with Large Companies Big companies can afford to spend big money with small businesses, but pitching your services to a large enterprise can be daunting. However, if you know your market and have done your research, it is possible to refine your services to meet corporate demand. In fact, the number of…

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Pros and Cons of Businesss Partnerships and Teaming

By MBO Partners

As your career as a business owner progresses, you may find yourself taking on larger projects and managing a more extensive workload. As your business grows, it’s often helpful to team up with other independents as a way to manage more projects and continue to provide clients with a high level of quality. An official…

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Tips For a Successful Zoom Virtual Meeting: Chats, Polls & More!

By MBO Partners

Last week, in part 1 of our two-part article on Zoom meetings for independent professionals and small business owners, we shared how to schedule and personalize the settings for your upcoming Zoom meeting. This week, we’re sharing tips for using key Zoom functions – like chats and polls – that can increase engagement and feedback…

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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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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 Tips for Setting Up a Successful Zoom Meeting

By MBO Partners

You have your guest list, you have your agenda, and you’ve made your presentation. And, since meetings have gone virtual thanks to COVID-19, the ‘new’ conference room is the Zoom Room. Learning the in’s and out’s of a new application cannot only be frustrating, but it can take up a great amount of time. For…

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5 Ways to Find Your Ideal Client as a Small Business

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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6 Tips for Leading a Successful Client Meeting

By MBO Partners

Seeing your time and effort pay off by finding that perfect project feels good, but nothing is finalized until a contract is signed. Whether you’re meeting with an existing client to review opportunities for additional work or speaking to a potential prospect about a proposal, it is important to create a solid business case and present…

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5 Blogging Tips for Your Small Business

By MBO Partners

In order to successfully market the services you offer, you need to position yourself as an expert in your field or industry. An easy way to establish this credibility is to write and publish your own industry-related blog. Follow these five tips to make the most out of your blog. 1. Keep Content Simple A quick…

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