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Alicia Dara

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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How to Start a Successful Consulting Business

By MBO Partners

More than 64.4 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,…

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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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5 Business Start Up Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs

By MBO Partners

Independence is a great career option for Millennials. Rather than competing for a traditional job, you can build a project-based business with multiple clients. Working as an independent can be one of the best ways to enjoy a flexible schedule, personal freedom, comfortable income, and a fun, rewarding career. Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as…

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How to Set Your Small Business up for Success

By MBO Partners

Embarking on a career as an independent professional can be equal parts excitement and nerves. Starting your own business requires a lot of planning and forethought—and those requirements do not necessarily diminish as you move forward. In order for your business to be successful, it’s important to constantly be thinking ahead and setting goals for…

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3 Reasons to Consider Consulting After Retirement

By MBO Partners

Continuing to work after you retire is an attractive option for many reasons, but doesn’t returning to a grueling work schedule defeat the very purpose of retirement? If you have years of experience in the workforce, there should be a way for you to contribute your expertise while still making the most out of your…

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How to Become an Independent Contractor: 4 Questions to Ask

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 Effectively 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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Do I Have an Entrepreneur Mindset?

By MBO Partners

“The biggest mistake that you can ever make is to ever think that you work for anyone but yourself. From the time you take your first job until the time you retire you are always self-employed.”– Brian Tracy, Business and Professional Development Coach The quote above can be a game-changer for many people considering self-employment. Realizing…

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6 Reasons to Choose a 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 Corp? 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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