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Coronavirus and the Independent Workforce: Tips, Strategies & Tools for Successful Remote Work, Safety, and Preparedness

By McLean Robbins

MBO Partners recognizes the growing concern about the possible spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We’d like to take this time to address some additional risk mitigation activities that independent professionals can take to help prevent further spread of this and any virus, as well as to offer some proactive suggestions so that independents can remain as…

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How to Find the Right Consulting Project

By MBO Partners

As more people turn to independent work, there are an increasing number of resources available to find work. While it can be great to have a lot of options to browse through, it can also make it harder to find the project you’re looking for. Many career sites match skills to work, but just because…

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How to Sell Your Consulting Services

By MBO Partners

Selling your consulting services is a big part of your job as an independent professional. 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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Back Office Management Tips for Self Employed

By MBO Partners

On your journey to becoming an independent contractor, you’ll quickly learn that there’s a lot of planning involved. Initially, this planning will focus on choosing the services you will offer, finding and securing clients, and deciding where you will conduct your business. While these are all vital steps, they tend to fit into the category…

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5 Strategies for Managing a Small Business

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, successfully managing a small business begins and ends with you. There are many aspects to managing your own company, from back-office tasks like handling finances, paying the right taxes, and writing contracts, to staying organized and delivering quality work. If there’s a particular aspect of management that you feel is lacking…

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4 Ways AI Services Can Make Your Life Easier an Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been growing buzzword over the past few years. And, with its promises of a more innovative and growth-spurred future, it’ no wonder that so many people believe that AI will revolutionize the way we work. In fact, almost 30% of business leaders said that of new technologies, AI will have…

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8 Small Busines Productivity Apps for 2020

By MBO Partners

Each day as an independent professional is chock-full of things to do. From client meetings and project pitches to account management and brand marketing, it’s not always easy to know where to start. Luckily, apps can lend a helping hand and keep you on track. Here are eight apps to help you optimize time, meet…

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How to Start a Consulting Business in 2020

By MBO Partners

For many, the new year is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. This is true for freelancers and independent professionals as well—taking the opportunity to think back on successes and failures of the past year and the past and set goals and a vision for the coming year…

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How to Make Business Decisions as an Independent Contractor

By MBO Partners

In the majority of traditional jobs, managers have the final word when it comes to making important business decisions and there are always coworkers to bounce ideas off of or ask for opinions. Independent professionals, on the other hand, are relatively on their own when it comes to making choices that will affect their business….

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5 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

By MBO Partners

There are many paths to become a successful independent professional, but there are several key stepping stones that can put you on the path to success. Here are five habits to keep in mind if you are considering going independent, or if you feel like something is missing from your routine that’s keeping you from…

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