Start a Small Business

How to Get Your First Consulting Client

How to Get Your First Consulting Client (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Discover the steps you can take to land your first consulting client.

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How to Start a Part Time Consulting Business

4 Ways to Start a Consulting Business on the Side

By MBO Partners

There are many benefits to starting a consulting business: flexible hours, unlimited earning potential, the freedom to choose your own clients and projects, and more. These benefits have made this career choice increasingly popular. However, not everyone who is drawn to the prospect of independent consulting may be able, or ready, to dive in with…

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7 Common Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business

By MBO Partners

Make sure your small business operates legally with all of the required licenses and permits.

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5 Ways to Prepare for Self Employment

5 Ways to Prepare for Self Employment

By MBO Partners

Deciding to go out on your own and start a business is both an exciting and scary time. Going independent is a big shift from a career, financial, and mental perspective. As your own boss, you get to decide when, where, and how you work. You have the chance to build a career out of…

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How to Become an Independent Contractor: 4 Questions to Ask

By Krista Everson

Get MBO’s New Years Resolution Guide to kick start your path to achieving your 2022 goals.

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How to Sell Your Consulting Services

How to Sell Your Consulting Services

By MBO Partners

As a self-employed professional, a big part of your job is selling your consulting services. If that sounds like something that doesn’t come naturally to you, don’t worry. Finding work often comes down to the planning and effort you put into it. If you’ve already committed to building your own business, you have what it…

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How to Become an Independent Contractor: 6 Tips to Plan for Success

By Krista Everson

Learn the 7 tools That’ll Help You Work Independently

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Starting a Consulting Business 5 Common Mistakes

Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

By MBO Partners

Starting a consulting business and going independent is an exciting transition. It’s a chance to be your own boss, pursue projects you’re passionate about, and control when and where you work. At the same time, there’s bound to be mistakes involved when you begin a new business venture. By proactively learning about common mistakes and…

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4 Ways to Find Independent Consulting Jobs

By MBO Partners

When you work as an independent professional, one of the biggest benefits is having the flexibility to follow your passion and choose the type of work you do. However, project frequency can ebb and flow, and it can sometimes be difficult to establish a steady stream of work. Luckily, there are many ways to keep…

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Business Startup Costs for Skilled Independents

By MBO Partners

If you want to start your own business and already know the skills and services you want to offer to clients, congratulations—a big part of your upfront work is already done! One of the most important hurdles you will cross when going independent is truly making sure you are ready for self-employment. If you are…

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