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9 Ways to Build a Personal Brand for Your Consulting Business

By MBO Partners

Building a personal brand is one of the major keys to business success. Follow these 9 steps to create your personal brand and build public visibility.

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Social Media Marketing for Small Business: Do’s and Don’ts

By MBO Partners

For independent professionals, social media is an incredibly valuable tool for both networking and marketing. As with any business tool, its success relies on knowing how to use it. Below are some do’s and don’ts we suggest following to help you realize the potential that social media marketing can offer to you and your business. DO:…

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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile if You’re Self-Employed

By Rian Ervin

LinkedIn is an effective social networking platform to display expertise, build connections, and promote your services. Your profile sets the stage for your first contact with potential new clients, displaying your work history, client recommendations, and skillset. Because the profile template is geared towards a more traditional employment background, it can be tricky to figure out…

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9 Things a Small Business ‘About Us’ Page Should Include

By Robyn Kimble

A professional website should be part of every company’s marketing plan—especially if you’re working as a self-employed professional or small business. The Internet is usually the first place potential clients will look to find a solution to a problem or to verify your credentials. While it is a good idea to include a list of your…

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5 Questions to Ask When Creating a Personal Brand

By MBO Partners

Brand is an important part of the identity of any self-employed professional. Your brand is a representation of your business—it is how the public, and future clients, know and recognize you. A strong brand establishes who you are, explains what you do, and embodies what sets you apart from your competition. Whether you’re just getting started or…

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Copywriting Tips for Your Independent Consulting Job Marketplace Profile

By MBO Partners

As using online job marketplaces as a place to find new projects becomes more common, having an optimized profile can give you a leg up on the competition and help you stand out among other independent professionals. Follow these five copywriting tips as you build your profile to craft a well-written picture of your skills, expertise,…

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5 Ways Successful Small Businessses Use LinkedIn

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, LinkedIn is a great resource on which to promote and market your business. LinkedIn can offer a number of benefits to help you build your brand and promote your consultancy. Here are five tips for a business of one to keep in mind to succeed on LinkedIn. 1. Have a Complete…

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Five Marketing Tips from John Jantsch

By MBO Partners

Marketing consultant, speaker, and best-selling author John Jantsch, founded the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network to train and license small business marketing consultants around the world. Jantsch acknowledges that marketing can be challenging for independent professionals, who are often working with limited time and resources. Nevertheless, he is confident that independents can successfully…

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5 Ways to Get Back on Track with Your Marketing Goals

By John Jantsch

With the New Year just around the corner, it got me thinking about the goals I had for the year and where I stand with them today. I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one with this on my mind, so let me ask, are you on track to meet your marketing goals this year?…

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5 Tips for Writing Small Business Content on Facebook

By MBO Partners

Social media networks offer numerous benefits for independent consultants. These platforms provide an effective and economical way to help you reach hundreds or even thousands of valuable users, from current and prospective clients to industry leaders and invaluable networking contacts. However, writing for social media is unlike more traditional forms of marketing writing; it’s more…

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