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5 Basic Startup Costs for Independent Consultants

By MBO Partners

Startup costs for a new business are an important consideration. One of the biggest hurdles you will cross when going independent is truly making sure you are ready for self-employment. 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…

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These Attributes Make a Successful Open Innovation Solver 

By Keaton Swett

The world of open innovation is ready for more solvers to join in. If you have wondered if this is a world where you can be successful, here are some of the attributes that can lead to wins. With input directly from some of the top solvers in open innovation, they break into two categories:…

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10 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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7 Best Practices for Becoming a Successful Consultant

By MBO Partners

Whether you’re a new member of the independent professional workforce or a seasoned veteran, operating a successful solo business can be an ongoing challenge. In the beginning the challenge might be securing clients and generating revenues, while later down the line it might be adjusting your services to meet market changes, and, of course, securing…

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10 Things to Love About Being Self Employed

By MBO Partners

There are endless benefits to working as a self-employed professional: freedom, flexibility, control over your work, the ability to pursue your passion, and the ability work from anywhere in the world, just to name a few. In 2022, 64.6 million people worked as independent professionals in the US, and that number is only expected to rise…

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4 Partnerships Every Small Business Needs

By MBO Partners

If you’re considering starting your own business, you probably have done some research and have a checklist of what you need to have in place to start off on the right foot. That list might include a business plan, marketing strategy, financial goals, or a host of other things that are key to building a…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Becoming Self Employed

By MBO Partners

If you’re considering self-employment, there has never been a better time to make the leap to independence. Today, many individuals are pursuing an independent careers and companies are increasingly engaging independent talent. That’s not too surprising as self-employment offers many advantages such as the ability to pursue your passion, control your own schedule, and be…

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10 Independent Consulting Myths

By MBO Partners

The ability to work when and where you like, be your own boss, and turn your passion into a career make independent work broadly appealing, but that doesn’t mean it is for everyone. Running your own business can be stressful and it will require more than a few long hours. Nevertheless, people are often hesitant…

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GUIDE | 15 MIN READ

10 Steps to Succeed at Your First Consulting Project (Guide)

By MBO Partners

After landing your first consulting project, take these 10 steps to set yourself up for success.

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GUIDE | 10 MIN READ

Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business

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