Business Management

7 Ways To Cut Expenses When You’re Self Employed

By MBO Partners

There’s never a bad time to check your spending and reassess your expenses. While any business budget can benefit from a little belt-tightening, as an independent contractor you deal with smaller profit margins than large companies. That means the need to keep expenses to a minimum is more pressing. We’ve assembled a list of 7…

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6 Thought Leadership Strategies for Consultants

By MBO Partners

Apply these six strategies to your consulting business to establish yourself as a thought leader.

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How to Keep Business Booming During the Holidays

By MBO Partners

Avoid a slump in business by using these tips to keep new projects coming in over the holidays.

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5 Small Business Certifications to Consider

By MBO Partners

Small business certifications can help differentiate your company and provide access to federal contracts, specialized funding, and new networking opportunities. Here are five certifications to consider pursuing.

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6 Ways to Save Time and Money as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

No matter what line of work you are in, time is valuable.  To an independent consultant, time is money.  Finding creative ways to save time can add up—a few minutes here and there can accumulate into hours of time saved and can reduce stress.  Being efficient keeps you on top of your game, and in…

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How to Develop Learning Agility as an Independent Professional

By George Hallenbeck

Learning agility is an essential skill for independent professionals. Learn the core behaviors of this skill and how to apply it to your business.

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What is Scope Creep: Top Causes and How to Avoid It

By MBO Partners

What is scope creep? Scope creep occurs when new provisions, tasks, or unexpected deliverables outside of an existing scope of work are added to a project. In an effort to make a good impression on clients, it can be easy to say yes to small requests that fall outside of your original agreement. After all,…

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How to Network Effectively as an Independent Consultant

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, you have the opportunity to pursue your passion, be your own boss, and set your own goals. But as successful independents know, businesses are built on strong networks and lasting relationships. Taking an intentional approach to networking can help you turn your passion project into a full-time endeavor. In her webinar, Six…

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How To Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like Working

By MBO Partners

Every independent professional out there has experienced it at one time or another: there are simply some days when you don’t feel like working. But forcing yourself to try and be productive on a day when you’re facing a creative block can actually backfire—tasks that you can normally complete in a short time may take…

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How to Write a Consulting Contract: 6 Best Practices

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, contracts are an important part of your business. Not only are they important to define your work agreement, but they also provide protection to clients and help them avoid misclassification. Contract negotiation can be a difficult obstacle to beginning a new project, but establishing a legal framework will help protect you in…

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