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How to Create a Professional Profile for a Job Marketplace

By MBO Partners

When you run a small business, it’s important to maintain a pipeline of project opportunities. And growing your business with these new projects requires networking, marketing, and salesmanship. That sounds like a lot of work, but here’s some good news. The hustle is digital, which makes your job easier. Online marketplaces for independent professionals offer…

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Webinar Recap: Boost Your Consulting Revenue with an Executive Coach

By MBO Partners

Our May 19 webinar, Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate your Independent Consulting Revenue, offered numerous tips and insights on how, when, and why an executive coach might help you grow your independent business. Coaching is a valuable tool for independent professionals, business owners, and anyone looking to expand their career and increase their earnings….

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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

Why Hire an Executive Career Coach: 5 Benefits

By Melisa Liberman

There are so many types of coaches and coaching models out there, it can often be confusing to know why you would want to hire a coach and to understand what results you can achieve. This comes from personal experience, both as a coach and as a coachee (meaning I have my own coaches…. yes,…

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

By MBO Partners

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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8 Small Busines Productivity Apps for 2020

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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5 Reasons to Join the Gig Economy in 2020 and Beyond

5 Reasons to Join the Gig Economy in 2020 and Beyond

By MBO Partners

The United States currently boasts 41.1 million independent workers—a tally that is expected to rise despite record low unemployment and some of the strongest jobs numbers in more than nearly two decades. 2020 may also be a tipping point. With roughly one-third of the private U.S. workforce already working as independent professionals combined with the…

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How to Start a High-Revenue One Person Business

How to Start a High-Revenue One Person Business

By MBO Partners

Starting your own business is an exciting prospect; you have the chance to bring your ideas to life, be your own boss, and make more money. But what skills do you need to get started and what’s the secret to building a thriving company? In her webinar, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlined pathways…

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Five Ways Independent Contractors Can Benefit From Putting Their Business in the Cloud

By MBO Partners

One thing almost all independent contractors have in common is mobility. Whether you’re meeting with prospective or current clients, at a networking event, or running your business from a co-working facility, having immediate access to files and data is important. In the last five years, cloud adoption across the nation has increased from less than 20%…

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