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5 Must-Have Online Collaboration Tools for Consultants

By MBO Partners

Technological innovation has helped to lead this charge: the evolution of “Anytime, Anywhere” technology has opened the door for many independent professionals to be top tier collaborators and coordinators without the need for a single in-person interaction. While nothing compares to the value of “pressing the flesh,” the best consultants create the next best experience…

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The “2-Minute Rule” Pays Dividends If You Live By The “Time = Money” Mantra

By MBO Partners

Emails, phone calls, walk-by meetings, instant messages…things often have a way of, well, getting in the way of your work. How can help you prioritize, juggle, and check-off things from your ever-growing to-do list? The looming danger of procrastination is a reality all workers, independents and employees, tackle every day. Enter: The 2-Minute Rule. Simply…

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Six Business Books Independent Consultants Must Read

By MBO Partners

As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, but who. The same concept can be applied to professional development– it’s not only what you know, but who you present to your clients and the world by how you package your services, products or insights. Putting your best foot forward in the workplace can include topics as mundane as…

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5 Things You Should Never Say to a Client

By MBO Partners

As an independent you are out there on the front lines—especially when it comes to dealing with a client. Often there is no buffer between you and the person offering you the opportunity for a project. No manager, no HR, no accounting department—just two parties hashing out the details. Such close quarters can present many…

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Identifying and Avoiding Work From Home Scams

By MBO Partners

Working from home seems like an ideal setup for many employees, including new moms and retirees. However, there are often “work from home” opportunities floating around that end up being fraudulent. You may ultimately waste your time or, worse, your money. We’ve compiled a list of ways to identify work from home scams so you can…

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