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4 Ways to Make More Money as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

MIN 3 READ As an independent professional, it can be easy to get caught up in the cycle of finding a client, completing a project, getting paid, and then repeating the process. While constantly being on the lookout for new projects and new clients comes with the territory of being an independent, if you find yourself starting from…

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10 Podcasts for Independent Professionals

By Rian Ervin

MIN 4 READ The life of an independent professional is one of continuous learning. Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, there are seemingly endless opportunities to expand your knowledge. Whether you’re looking to deepen your industry expertise, optimize the way you run your business, or simply pick up a new hobby, the ability to choose what you…

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5 Steps to Restart, Recharge and Revive Your Marketing Right Now

By MBO Partners

MIN < 1 MIN READ Are you on track to meet your goals this year?  You don’t have to wait until the end of the year to assess your accomplishments and whether you are on track to meet your goals.  In this webinar, John Jantsch , marketing consultant, speaker and best selling author of Duct Tape Marketing, explained the 5 things you…

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Going Global: 6 Factors to Consider

By MBO Partners

MIN 3 READ For independent professionals, building an international clientele is a great way to expand your business and broaden your expertise. However, there are several basic things to consider before beginning work with an international client that will help prevent minor glitches from turning into major problems. 1. Time Zones Working across time zones can pose challenges when trying…

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5 Customer Experience Tips for Independent Contractors

By Matthew Small

MIN 5 READ In today’s constantly shifting marketplace, freelancers are more in demand than ever. But being sought after for your expertise is just one side of the coin. You also have to deliver quality work that meets or exceeds client expectations. Providing fantastic customer experience is a key component to maintaining a steady stream of work. As defined…

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5 Big Benefits to Developing Partnerships with Other Consultants

By MBO Partners

MIN 4 READ Although it can be easy view other independent professionals as competition—especially those within your industry—there are many benefits to developing relationships with your peers. Networking with other independents can lead to shared learning, collaboration, and referrals. While differentiating your business services can be a great way to stand out from the crowd, establishing strong relationships with those…

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3 Simple Ways to Find Your Ideal Bill Rate

By MBO Partners

MIN 4 READ Transcript: Today, we’ll learn a simple method for setting your bill rate as an independent consultant. Your bill rate is the amount you or a company charges per hour of work… before taxes, fees and discounts. The process of finding your cost-based rate is simple. First, we’ll show you how to calculate the costs associated…

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Selling the Way the Digital Buyer Wants to Buy

Selling the Way the Digital Buyer Wants to Buy

By MBO Partners

MIN < 1 MIN READ The buying process has changed completely in the last couple of years, thanks to mobile and Google. There is no funnel; that’s our sales process. What you need to map is your future client’s buying process, including how they want to buy from you and how to make it easy for them to hire you. Kristin…

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Webinar: Land Federal Government Projects As An Independent Consultant

By MBO Partners

MIN < 1 MIN READ Federal government contracting is complex, quirky, and hard to break into. For small and large businesses, it can sometimes take up to 24 months to win new work. This webinar will provide contractors with the simple steps you can take to grow your pipeline in a matter of weeks. The topics will include when and…

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10 Business Books to Read if You’re a Consultant

By MBO Partners

MIN 5 READ Professional development is all about making the right connections, but it’s important to achieve the right balance. Garnering the right attention to who you know while honing your craft and what you know is essential to properly packaging your expertise and services. Last fall, we shared Six Business Books Independent Consultants Must Read. This post continues to be one…

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