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3 Most Common Reasons You’re Undercharging as an Independent Consultant (and How to Overcome Them)

By Melisa Liberman

If you’re an independent consultant, chances are, you’re undercharging in some way. It’s a common issue among independent consultants, and it can be tough to overcome. I work directly with independent business owners, helping them increase their revenue while working less. When working with my clients, we almost always find: pockets of their business where…

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How to Maintain Communication and Connection When Working from Home

By MBO Partners

Working remotely comes with many great benefits. It’s no wonder that 70 percent of the workforce operates out of a home office at least one day per week. When working from home, you have full control over where you work, how you work, and when your work gets done. But all of these positive aspects can…

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5 Tips for Managing a Small Business from a Home Office

By MBO Partners

Managing your independent business from a home office offers a lot of flexibility and the opportunity to save on many traditional costs. You’re able to scale up or down as needed, take advantage of certain tax breaks, work during ideal hours, and invest your time where you see fit. However, it can also be challenging…

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5 Ways to Stay Productive When Working Remotely

By MBO Partners

Flexibility in where and how you work is one of the major benefits of independent work, but it can also be a challenge. Even if you have a great home office setup, staying productive and motivated throughout the day doesn’t always come easily—especially if you are used to working in an office with more daily…

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5 Ways Professional Certifications Add Value

By MBO Partners

Professional certifications are important for personal growth and add credibility to your expertise. A continuous thirst for knowledge is a key element in building a growing, thriving business. And although continuing education and certification programs can be an investment of time and resources, they help provide recognition for your specialized knowledge or skill set, which…

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5 Ways to Communicate Effectively with Big Clients

By MBO Partners

When you work with a big client, there’s the potential for higher-value contracts, name recognition, and steady work. Once you land that coveted contract, client relationship management will become a part of your daily routine. You’ll quickly learn that consistent, thorough, and open communication is the key to project success. By prioritizing communication with clients,…

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How to Network Effectively as an Independent Consultant

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, you have the opportunity to pursue your passion, be your own boss, and set your own goals. But as successful independents know, businesses are built on strong networks and lasting relationships. Taking an intentional approach to networking can help you turn your passion project into a full-time endeavor. In her webinar, Six…

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How to Onboard a New Client: 6 Steps

By MBO Partners

You are ready to get to work on a new project: you’ve negotiated your contract and it is signed. But while a lot of the upfront hard work is over, don’t jump in too quickly! Taking the time to properly onboard a new client is a key part of the initial process that can easily…

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How To Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like Working

By MBO Partners

Every independent professional out there has experienced it at one time or another: there are simply some days when you don’t feel like working. But forcing yourself to try and be productive on a day when you’re facing a creative block can actually backfire—tasks that you can normally complete in a short time may take…

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ThinkLikeABoss: 6 Questions To Determine If You’re Undercharging as an Independent Consultant

By MBO Partners

Do you already know you’re undercharging as an independent consultant? Most consultants do 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 as an independent consultant. With this knowledge,…

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