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creating a proposal

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How to Write a Consulting Proposal: Template Included

By MBO Partners

Learn how to write and deliver proposals as a consultant.

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Scope of Work

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How to Write a Project Scope of Work (Guide and Templates)

By MBO Partners

Find a step by step guide on creating a document that outlines the basic details of your project with a client, as well as highlights key terms, such as payments, revisions, and key deadlines.

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Consulting Contracts 101

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How to Write a Consulting Contract (Guide): Types and Terms to Include

By MBO Partners

The modern independent consultant must be adaptable to their surroundings, particularly when client organizations change rapidly.

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How to Negotiate a Consulting Contract: 5 Steps

By MBO Partners

In any business agreement, it is highly recommended to use a well-written contract, and the terms of the contract are often the result of negotiation between the parties involved. Contracts provide clarity, establish a relationship, and offer protection to all parties involved. For these reasons, many independent professionals wisely insist on using written contracts for…

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How to Write a Consulting Contract: 6 Best Practices

By MBO Partners

Writing contracts is an important part of your business as an independent professional. A contract defines the work you agree to do for a client, and it also provides you with legal protection.  Contract negotiation can be an intimidating part of starting a new project but setting up this legal framework will help protect you…

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Top 5 Common Contract Mistakes to Avoid

By MBO Partners

Contracts are an important part of starting a new project. They provide legal protection, discuss services to be performed, and include payment terms and conditions. If you’re new to the process, you may find that drafting a contract is a complicated task, requiring specific key terms, provisions, legal obligations, and ultimately, client agreement.  As a…

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The Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement

SOW Template (Scope of Work) for Consulting Services

By MBO Partners

Learn the critical components to creating a Scope of Work (SOW) document to properly plan and manage your projects.

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Do I Need an Independent Contractor Agreement for Consulting?

By MBO Partners

Independent contractor agreements are a written record of the agreement between consultant and client. Not only do they provide legal protection, but they also create a sense of professionalism, encourage communication, and ensure an efficient and streamlined process to complete the project. Contracts can be as long or as short as you need. Taking the…

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How to Bid on Consulting Projects and Win

By MBO Partners

If you run your own independent business, you likely know that writing proposals and bidding on projects is an integral part of your job. However, the formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process can be filled with tedious details that can feel overwhelming. Due to the complexity of this process, it’s important to understand how to best assess…

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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Consulting Business

5 Basic Startup Costs for Indpendent Consultants

By MBO Partners

If you want to start your own business and already know the skills and services you want to offer to clients, congratulations—a big part of your upfront work is already done! One of the most important hurdles you will cross when going independent is truly making sure you are ready for self-employment. If you are…

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