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5 Virtual Interview Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Job

By MBO Partners

MIN 6 READ 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

MIN 4 READ 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

MIN 4 READ 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

MIN 5 READ 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

MIN 4 READ 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

MIN 8 READ 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

MIN 4 READ 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

MIN 5 READ 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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How to Get My Consulting Business Past the Start Up Phase

By MBO Partners

MIN 4 READ Going through a startup phase is something all small businesses experience. The startup phase is an important point in business growth. It gives you the chance to develop an idea or passion into a functioning and viable career. There will come a point, however, when you outgrow this phase and long-term success means moving on…

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5 Upselling Tips for Consultants to Generate More Revenue

By MBO Partners

MIN 4 READ How to upsell your services as an independent professional.

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