Growing My Business

4 Steps to Double Your Consulting Revenue in 2023

By MBO Partners

Increasing revenue is a common goal for many independent consultants. Having a stable base of monthly income is great but building on that success to truly achieve your financial goals is even better. In February, executive coach Melisa Liberman hosted a webinar where she outlined four steps to double your consulting revenue. Check out the…

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At a Career Crossroad? Be a Solution Solver 

By MBO Partners

Volatility has become the norm in global markets and economies. In the U.S., the Federal Reserve is addressing inflation for the first time in over 20 years. The pandemic, war, and supply chain issues are some of the other factors keeping things in flux. In the workplace, companies and workers are responding in their own…

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Build Your Independent Business through Teaming

By MBO Partners

Whether as an ongoing business model or for a specific project, independent professionals are forming teams. Our 2022 State of Independence report notes this growing trend: Over the past year 26% of Full-Time independents said they had teamed up with other independent workers or micro businesses, up from 19% in 2020 In the next year…

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10 Ways to Make More Money as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

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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Scope Creep: Definition, Causes and How to Prevent It

By MBO Partners

Scope creep can occur during a project when a client adds tasks outside of the scope of your agreement. It is important to understand how scope creep occurs and how to avoid it to make sure that both parties agree which tasks are expected to be completed and which are considered outside of scope. What…

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10 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients Fast

By MBO Partners

Landing your first client is one of the most intimidating aspects of going independent and starting your own business. However, even after you are working on your first contract, you need to continue to attract new clients and win new business.  This task can seem overwhelming and sometimes you may not know where to start. …

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5 Ways to Get More Clients in 2023

By MBO Partners

When you run your own business, finding new clients is an often less-than-exciting part of the job. Patience and self-promotion are important parts of the process, and each can come with a lot of frustration before you get to that coveted contract. In the past, most independent contractors found new work through word-of-mouth, but in…

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5 Ways to Market Yourself on a Job Search Website

By MBO Partners

When you create an online profile as a self-employed professional, it is important to put your best foot forward and show prospective clients who you are and what you have to offer. While it’s important to fill out all of the information that’s typically required like your education and work history, there are a few…

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5 Steps to Jump-Start Small Business Growth in 2023

By MBO Partners

The end of 2022 is steadily approaching. Soon we will be in January with post-holiday activities revving up across the business world. Planning for the future is an important part of business management, but it’s a task that can often get pushed to the end of the list as an “I’ll do it later” item….

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3 Ways to Find Ideal Consulting Clients

By MBO Partners

When you’re just starting out your independent career, there’s an initial push to land as many clients as you can to jump start your business. While it is of course important to make sure you can pay the bills, there comes a time when your strategy should shift to finding the clients who are truly…

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