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How to Create a Self Employed Resume

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

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

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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How to Get Your First Consulting Client 6 Steps

How to Get Your First Consulting Client: 6 Steps

By MBO Partners

Get your consulting business off to a good start by learning the best strategies for finding and getting clients.

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How to Become a Self Employed Consultant 5 Steps to Starting Right

How to Become a Self Employed Consultant: 5 Steps to Starting Right

By MBO Partners

Is going independent and starting your own business a dream of yours? While becoming an independent contractor may sound great, you might not feel 100% ready just quite yet. Being confident in your decision is important, and luckily there’s a lot you can do to prepare for self-employment so you feel completely informed in your…

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Women in Career Transitions

Top 10 Tips for Career Transition in The Time of Covid-19

By MBO Partners

In these challenging times executives are suddenly being forced to prepare for an unwanted career transition. Others have been planning a departure to retirement, or second career self-employment, for years. The recent DC/Baltimore Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications Zoom webinar, an online webinar for women in career transitions, showcased some of the best practices,…

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How to Break Away from the Corporate Employment Model as an Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

Going out on your own and starting a solo business can be both intimidating and daunting. When transitioning to self-employment, you’re leaving behind the safety net you had as an employee—healthcare and retirement benefits, a boss who directs your work, and an employer who pays half of your Social Security and Medicare taxes. But as…

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10 Things to Love about Being Independent

10 Things to Love About Being an Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

There are plenty of perks to working as an independent professional: freedom, flexibility, control over your work, the ability to pursue your passion, and the option to work from anywhere in the world, just to name a few. Here are our top 10 reasons to fall in love with self-employment. 1. Boost Your Income Did…

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Finding True Motivation: Consultant Alicia Dara’s Independent Success Story

By MBO Partners

Alicia Dara never thought she’d be where she is today: a public speech and presentation coach with almost 25 years of experience in business for herself. She started out studying musical theater and singing, hoping to turn her vocal talent into a lifelong profession. But she soon realized her dream might not really be what…

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5 Business Start Up Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs

How to Start a Successful Consulting Business

By MBO Partners

More than 41 million Americans work independently as consultants, freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, and more. If you’re working independently and are thinking of pursuing your endeavor fulltime, you’re not alone. Full-time self-employment continues to be a viable and attractive option for many professionals, especially those with in-demand skills. Any career change marks a major moment, but the decision…

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