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10 Ways Digital Nomads Work Effectively from Anywhere

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional with your own business, you make a lot of decisions about how to work, where to work, when to work, and if it’s working. If you shift your business into digital nomad mode, these are still the decisions you must make. The difference is in the answers, and those answers are…

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Setting Client Expectations as a Digital Nomad

By MBO Partners

The number of American workers who describe themselves as digital nomads has steadily risen, from 7.3 million in 2019 to 16.9 million in 2022. That’s 131% growth over three years, and growth is expected to continue, though perhaps not in such impressive numbers. The steady addition of more digital nomads in the workforce logically means…

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10 Ways to Become a Thought Leader as a Consultant (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Learn how to enhance your reputation and elevate your business by developing a thought leadership platform

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5 Small Business Certifications to Consider

By MBO Partners

Small business certifications can help differentiate your company and provide access to federal contracts, specialized funding, and new networking opportunities. Here are five certifications to consider pursuing.

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6 Ways to Save Time and Money as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

No matter what line of work you are in, time is valuable.  To an independent consultant, time is money.  Finding creative ways to save time can add up—a few minutes here and there can accumulate into hours of time saved and can reduce stress.  Being efficient keeps you on top of your game, and in…

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3 Difficult Subjects You May Need to Discuss with Clients

By MBO Partners

The key to a successful independent contractor-client relationship is communication. Both parties need to be able to freely discuss thoughts, ideas, needs, and changes related to the project at hand. However, some topics can be difficult or uncomfortable to bring up. Here is our advice on how to address three touchy subjects with clients. 1. Money Money…

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10 Ways Independent Consultants Can Wow Their Clients

By MBO Partners

Every interaction you have with your clients slowly informs and builds your relationship. In order to create the positive experiences needed to be successful in your field, you must provide great service and be a great communicator as well. We sat down with the MBO Partners Customer Experience team—the team responsible for making sure independents…

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How to Develop Learning Agility as an Independent Professional

By George Hallenbeck

Learning agility is an essential skill for independent professionals. Learn the core behaviors of this skill and how to apply it to your business.

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3 Billing Challenges Consultants Face and How to Overcome Them

By MBO Partners

Billing clients is an important part of your job as an independent professional. Without a good system in place to track your hours and bill your clients, the financial side of your business can quickly get messy and stressful. If you’re just starting out, you’ll want to ensure you are charging the right amount for…

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5 Ways to Stay Competitive as a Small Business

By MBO Partners

In order to set yourself apart and remain competitive in your industry, it’s important to keep your skills and knowledge current. Expanding your education and expertise can help you can land new clients and build lasting relationships with current clients. Go beyond the basics and gain a professional advantage with these five ways to stay sharp…

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