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How to Start a Small Business: 7 Basic Legal Requirements

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 Consider

By MBO Partners

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 MBO Partners

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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How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business 8 Steps

How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business: 8 Steps

By MBO Partners

There is a lot of planning and preparation required to start your own business. One of the most important steps of this process is creating a business plan. Below, we review eight steps to help you create a simple business plan as you begin your small business. 1. Outline Your Offerings Focus your initial business…

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10 Self Employment Myths

By MBO Partners

Why is self-employment appealing? Being your own boss, working when and where you like, and turning your passion into a career are just a few of the perks. But people are often hesitant to make the leap due to concerns about job security, experience level needed, or income potential. However, many of these fears lack…

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