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3 Ways Independent Contractors Can Help Your Business Rapidly Adjust to Market Trends

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors are a great way to be proactive when it comes to market fluctuations. More enterprises today are shifting to an agile workforce that is composed of a mix of full-time and independent talent. In fact, in a 2022 survey, companies reported that contingent labor made up 28% of their workforce. And two-thirds said…

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Which Creator Partnership Is Right for You?

By MBO Partners

Independent creators—individuals who earn money by creating and distributing digital content—number 8.1 million in the US, and the population is growing. The majority are under 40 and male. They are entrepreneurial, fiercely independent, and value flexibility in their lives. This is the Creator Economy, a rising force in the marketplace. Enterprise-creator partnerships can be mutually…

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Connecting with Creators for Business Benefit

By MBO Partners

The Creator Economy is a network of independent professionals, including the self-employed, solopreneurs, and freelancers, who earn money by creating and distributing digital content. An impressive 8.1 million creators in the U.S. were monetizing their content in 2022—a 14% jump from 6.9 million the previous year. In terms of the content produced, the Creator Economy…

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5 Things to Know About Independent Digital Content Creators

By MBO Partners

Independent creators are a fast-growing group of self-employed professionals who monetize their knowledge and skills by creating digital content online. The trend towards this type of work stems from a broader shift to independent work which was accelerated during the pandemic. Independent creators can pursue work they are creatively interested in while maintaining flexibility and…

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11 Tech Tools You Need as a Digital Nomad

By MBO Partners

Spring is here, and the urge to travel is upon many independent professionals. Joining the digital nomad population, even temporarily, can be exciting and adventurous. It can also be a challenge to make sure that you effectively deliver results to clients as you go. In addition to the tools and gadgets that help tourists travel…

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Reshaping Company Culture: The Gen Z Effect

By MBO Partners

Generation Z is a hot topic among employers today. With its oldest members currently representing 15% of the workforce and the youngest just entering their tweens, the first digital-native generation is set to make big waves in business in the coming decades. Companies seeking the skills that Gen Z brings to the table are finding…

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Webinar Recap: Life Goals – Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work

By MBO Partners

More and more, workers are leaving corporate America by choice. Rather than becoming independent due to job layoffs or other events, they choose independence for their lifestyles and life goals. It’s an intentional choice, and the number of people making it is accelerating. Company leaders across all business sectors are recognizing the need to shift…

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Plan for Uncertainty, Prepare for Success: Leveraging Military Frameworks to Accelerate Enterprise Future of Work Models

By Jonathan Shaffner

In the last few years, a health pandemic, supply chain challenges, geopolitical risks, inflation, and social unrest disrupted our economy in ways we had not felt in nearly a century. In a business sense, these disruptions do not drive destruction, they drive innovation. To adapt to this environment, businesses need to adopt a dynamic approach.  …

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11 Business Books to Read in 2023

By MBO Partners

Business books can be a great source of inspiration or much-needed guidance. Whether you’re just starting your independent career or you’re an experienced consultant, there is always something to learn. As you progress through this year, keep a book on hand for when you need to take a break, or tune into a podcast on…

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Why and How to Build a Business Case to Become a Digital Nomad

By MBO Partners

Have you ever dreamed of working from an exotic location in another country? Perhaps a sunny beach in Bali, the colorful streets of Portugal, or the skyscraping-city of Dubai. For many, this dream is a reality. From 2019 to 2022, the American workforce has seen a 131% increase in digital nomad growth. Digital Nomad Defined…

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