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How to Become an Independent Contractor: 4 Questions to Ask

By Krista Everson

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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How to Become an Independent Contractor: 6 Tips to Plan for Success

By MBO Partners

Learn the 7 tools That’ll Help You Work Independently

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8 Business Startup Costs for Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Starting your own business is challenging, 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, we outline eight…

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4 Tips for Starting a Consulting Business After Retirement

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 64.6 million-strong workforce of…

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

By MBO Partners

Starting a consulting business and going independent 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 you begin a new business venture. By proactively learning about common mistakes and…

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Tips for Becoming an Independent Consultant as a Gen X Worker

By MBO Partners

If you’re considering making the transition from traditional employment to independent work as the next step in your career, you’re not alone. Many Gen X professionals have made the leap to solo work—representing 28% of the total independent workforce. Often characterized as the self-reliant generation, it is no surprise that so many choose to pursue independent…

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Top 7 Financial Considerations When Starting a Small Business

By MBO Partners

When starting a small business, there are many financial considerations to take into account. Yes, defining and marketing your services is a big piece of the puzzle but in order to make a sustainable income and operate compliantly, finances should be taken into account as well. Here are six financial management topics that you’ll want…

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