Start a Small Business

Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

By MBO Partners

Deciding to go independent and start your own business 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 starting a new business venture. Avoid the growing pains of self-employment by…

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Jim Rabon

A Q&A With Jim Rabon: Seasoned Veteran Entrepreneur, Independent Business Owner and Professor

By Krista Everson

As part of our series on veteran entrepreneurs we spoke to a successful long-time independent consulting growth practice owner, Jim Rabon. Today, Jim has entered a new life stage: When he’s not tending to his horses, he spends time teaching on the subject of strategy and operations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also finds time to advise and counsel those earlier in their independent work journey.   In addition to his long…

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Meet Stacy Pilgreen: A Veteran Small Business Owner in the National Security Industry – Special Operations and Intelligence

By Krista Everson

Learn more about Robert Casper and how he is using the skills he learned in the military to offer services as a skilled, experienced independent professional.

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Meet Eddie Dunn: From Ground Zero to New Heights as a Veteran Business Owner

By Krista Everson

Learn more about Eddie Dunn and how he is using the skills he learned in the military to offer services as a skilled, experienced independent professional.

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Meet Robert Casper – U.S. Navy Commander to Independent Veteran Business Owner

By Krista Everson

Learn more about Robert Casper and how he is using the skills he learned in the military to offer services as a skilled, experienced independent professional.

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6 Legal Rights of 1099 Contractors

By MBO Partners

A guide to the rights you have as an independent contractor.

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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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How to Create a Self Employed Resume

By Rian Ervin

Update your independent consulting resume to boost your professional credibility, track your accomplishments, and build your personal brand.

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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Consulting Business?

By MBO Partners

Whether you’re tired of a corporate work environment, eager to launch an innovative business venture, or simply ready to be your own boss, there are many attractive benefits to starting your own company. However, launching a successful consulting business requires both financial preparation as well as a solid business plan. We’ve compiled four tips to…

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How to Transition from Full Time Worker to Self Employed: 9 Steps

By MBO Partners

Why Become Self-Employed? Work today looks very different than it did just a few years ago. There are many options for pursuing your passion, work is often completed in defined projects, and for many businesses it is cost and resource efficient to outsource work. This shift has intersected with the underlying revolution of American workers…

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