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How to Start a Small Business: Checklist

By MBO Partners

If you’re curious about starting your own business, there’s a lot to consider. When first starting out, it is important to take time and fully think thorough what running your own company actually entails. Testing out your idea while keeping your existing job is an ideal trial run, because it will give you time to…

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Are You Ready to be Self Employed? Take the Quiz

By MBO Partners

Making the leap to self-employment is an exciting career and life change. As an independent contractor, you call the shots. It’s up to you to decide when, where, and how you work. But independent work comes with many new responsibilities as well. When you run your own business, it’s up to you to prepare contracts,…

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7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

By MBO Partners

As the demand for independent consultants surges, there are seven industries that are showing particularly high growth. If you’re considering going independent, and need to assess if your skills are in demand, consier these growing industries.  However, if your services don’t fall neatly into one of these categories—don’t worry. A unique skill or service offering, a…

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6 Advantages of C Corporations for Small Business

6 Advantages of C Corporation for Small Business

By MBO Partners

When choosing a business structure for a small business, an increasingly popular option is C corporation status, which makes owners shareholders. What is a C Corporation? A C corporation is the same status that Fortune 500 businesses hold—they are corporate entities separate from their owners. In the case of an individually owned C corp, you…

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8 Business Startup Costs for Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Starting your own business is both exciting and scary. But the more you prepare, the higher your likelihood of success will be. There’s a lot to consider when you go out on your own, from determining the services you’ll offer to how you’ll incorporate your business, where you’ll work, and how you’ll find clients. Below,…

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Starting a Consulting Business After Retirement: 4 Tips

By MBO Partners

A big career change like retirement can unsettle even the most accomplished professionals. But if you’re like many people who still feel like they have great work to do, you can use your transition to retirement as an opportunity to launch a profitable and fulfilling career as an independent professional, joining a 38 million-strong workforce of talented workers….

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6 Pros and Cons of Being a Female Entrepreneur

6 Pros and Cons of Being a Female Entrepreneur

By MBO Partners

If you’re considering pursuing a career as an independent professional, you’re probably already aware of the many benefits: the flexibility to work your own hours, the ability to pursue projects you’re passionate about, and the freedom to learn new skills, just to name a few. It’s therefore no surprise that there are more than 38…

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7 Steps to Start a Consulting Business

7 Steps to Start a Consulting Business

By MBO Partners

Before starting a consulting business, there are several preparation steps that need to be taken to make ensure your success. While you may be confident in your ability to deliver great services and results to clients, it’s important to take a step back and first work through some strategic planning to make sure you start…

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

By Krista Everson

Learn about veteran entrepreneurs in this Q&A With Jim Rabon: Seasoned Veteran Entrepreneur, Independent Business Owner and Professor

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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 how Stacy Pilgreen made a succesful transition from military veteran to independent business owner.

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