Business Management

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11 Ways to Build and Maintain Strong Client Relationships

By MBO Partners

Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients is important for sustainable business growth.  It is common for business owners to focus their resources on gaining new business. However, you don’t need to rely on gaining new clients to get new projects.  Continuing to work with existing clients can keep your project pipeline full and lead…

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How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business: 8 Steps

By MBO Partners

There is a lot of planning and preparation required to start your own business. One of the most important steps of this process is creating a business plan. Below, we review eight steps to help you create a simple business plan as you begin your small business. 1. Outline Your Offerings Focus your initial business…

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4 Learning Agility Skills that Will Help You Succeed

By MBO Partners

Apply the four key components of learning agility to continually grow and improve your business.

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How to Overcome Barriers to Landing New Work

By MBO Partners

One of the most challenging parts of running your own business is landing new opportunities. Referrals can be a great way to gain new work, but it’s up to you to find the right people in your network, create strong relationships, and connect with them to find out what’s happening and how you can get involved….

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Four Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

By MBO Partners

Independent professionals are often drawn to their career path because of the ability to work when and where they like, enjoy complete control over their work, and help their business reach its full potential. However, many independents who realize success will find that at a certain point taking their business to the next level will require more resources and…

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3 Ways to Build Small Business Credit

By MBO Partners

Build business credit for your small business by following these three essential steps.

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4 Ways to Create Long Term Value for Your Clients

By MBO Partners

Create long-term value for your clients by following these four steps.

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6 Steps to Successfully Onboard a New Client

By MBO Partners

You are ready to get to work on a new project: you’ve negotiated your contract and it is signed. But while a lot of the upfront hard work is over, don’t jump in too quickly! Taking the time to properly onboard a new client is a key part of the initial process that can easily…

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6 Habits of Successful Consultants

By MBO Partners

When you manage your own business, it can often feel like a full-time job in and of itself—and that’s before you’ve even started working on client projects. However, the most successful small business owners know that prioritizing the financial health of their company is a smart investment of their time. There are many fixed costs…

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8 Ways to Improve Focus and Concentration at Work

By MBO Partners

When you run your own business, your work is your responsibility alone—how it gets done, where it gets done, and when it gets done is completely up to you. That reality can be both liberating and intimidating. Knowing how to maintain focus and concentration throughout the day are essential skills when you run your own business. Follow…

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