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5 Time Management Strategies for Independent Consultants

5 Tips for Marketing Your Small Business

By MBO Partners

Marketing a small business means that you’re in charge of selling your services to the world. Marketing is a great way to grow your company. It gives your small business an identity and voice. It ensures that your services will be front and center when people search for the solution that you provide. Remember, the…

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How to Eliminate Your Back-Office Burden as a Self-Employed Professional

By MBO Partners

Back-office management consists of all of the administrative and support tasks that need to be done to run your business. This includes filing paperwork, tracking expenses, filing taxes, and billing clients. In addition to your daily project work, business management tasks can take up a lot of your time. Luckily, there are many options available…

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5 Virtual Interview Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Job

By Krista Everson

Let’s face it, job interviews rank as one of the most stressful moments in a person’s life. Many of us have had that nerve-wracking feeling the morning of our upcoming interview. Our thoughts circle around possible answers we have to general interview questions, what we are going to wear, how hard we are going to…

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How to Network with Your Peers

By MBO Partners

Networking with your peers may sound too easy to be good advice, but there are many advantages: hearing a new perspective, gaining industry advice, or obtaining an outside opinion about an idea you have, just to name a few. It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind of running your own…

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How to Determine Your Target Clients as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

Getting consulting clients is a big part of your job when you run your own business. Identifying a target audience is a great strategy to help achieve this goal. Many independent consultants can benefit from revisiting their target clients. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refocus the target market for your business, defining…

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9 Ways to Increase Productivity When You’re Self Employed

By MBO Partners

Staying productive can be tough as an independent contractor. Besides the usual distractions of a chirping inbox or the siren’s call of social media, there’s the added layer of working remotely— where there’s always something else vying for your attention. Minimizing distractions, lowering your stress levels, and staying organized will go far in boosting your…

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5 Rights of Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

It is important to understand your rights and how to protect your interests when you run your own business. As an independent contractor, you dictate when, where, and how you work. You can perform work for multiple clients, and have expertise in your particular industry. Some clients you work with will be familiar with independent…

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3 Most Common Reasons You’re Undercharging as an Independent Consultant (and How to Overcome Them)

By Melisa Liberman

If you’re an independent consultant, chances are, you’re undercharging in some way. It’s a common issue among independent consultants, and it can be tough to overcome. I work directly with independent business owners, helping them increase their revenue while working less. When working with my clients, we almost always find: pockets of their business where…

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6 Tips to Successfully Manage a Consulting Business

By MBO Partners

When you start a new business you have to take on many new responsibilities, including administrative duties. As an independent consultant, you’ve chosen a field or industry where you have experience and expertise. While much of your time and energy will be spent working on projects for your clients, there is also  a fair amount…

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5 Ways to Prepare for Self Employment

5 Ways to Prepare for Self Employment

By MBO Partners

Deciding to go out on your own and start a business is both an exciting and scary time. Going independent is a big shift from a career, financial, and mental perspective. As your own boss, you get to decide when, where, and how you work. You have the chance to build a career out of…

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