Business Management

5 Client Etiquette Rules to Follow When Working from Home

By MBO Partners

There are many factors that influence a productive home office environment. Creating a defined work space. Developing a daily routine that minimizes outside distractions. Finding ways to balance personal and work responsibilities. Experimenting with different virtual tools to find the ones that work best for your business—the list goes on. But one often overlooked and…

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Incorporating More Flexibility into Your Independent Lifestyle

By MBO Partners

The vast majority of independent professionals pursue their path because of the choice and control it offers them. In fact, the top reasons workers say they decided to become an independent are a desire to control their schedule, greater work/life flexibility, and being able to work on projects they like. But as you likely know…

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5 Reasons NOT to Hire An Executive Coach

By Melisa Liberman

In today’s post, Melisa Liberman, host of upcoming MBO webinar “Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Career Revenue”  and an executive coach specializing in tech leaders, offers actionable tips from her own experience as both a “coach” and a “coachee” to help independent professionals considering coaching for future career growth or career transition. Bill…

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How to Maintain Communication and Connection When Working from Home

By MBO Partners

Working remotely comes with many great benefits. It’s no wonder that 70 percent of the workforce operates out of a home office at least one day per week. When working from home, you have full control over where you work, how you work, and when your work gets done. But all of these positive aspects can…

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5 Tips for Managing a Small Business from a Home Office

By MBO Partners

Managing your independent business from a home office offers a lot of flexibility and the opportunity to save on many traditional costs. You’re able to scale up or down as needed, take advantage of certain tax breaks, work during ideal hours, and invest your time where you see fit. However, it can also be challenging…

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How to Stay Productive When Working Remotely

By MBO Partners

Flexibility in where and how you work is one of the major benefits of independent work, but it can also be a challenge. Even if you have a great home office setup, staying productive and motivated throughout the day doesn’t always come easily—especially if you are used to working in an office with more daily…

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How to Work with a Virtual Assistant

By MBO Partners

As a small business owner, you’ve likely encountered moments when you feel overworked, stressed, or struggle to stay on top of your workload. Trying to grow a business is hard work, but taking on too many projects can quickly result in burnout. A virtual assistant can be a useful way to alleviate this burden by…

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The CARES Act: What it Means for Self-Employed, Freelancers, Independent Workers

By MBO Partners

The information provided in the MBO Blog does not constitute legal, tax or financial advice. It does not take into account your particular circumstances, objectives, legal and financial situation or needs.  Before acting on any information in the MBO Blog you should consider the appropriateness of the information for your situation in consultation with a…

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5 Results an Executive Career Coach Can Help You Achieve

By Melisa Liberman

In today’s post, Melisa Liberman, host of upcoming MBO webinar “Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Career Revenue”  and an executive coach specializing in tech leaders, offers actionable tips from her own experience as both a “coach” and a “coachee” to help independent professionals considering coaching for future career growth or career transition. There…

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How to Boost the ROI of Your Client Meetings

By MBO Partners

As a self-employed professional, the right relationships can make or break your business. Not knowing where your next project or client is coming from can be a source of stress that takes the fun out of what you love to do. That’s why your relationships—the people you surround yourself with—are such an important part of building…

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