For Independent Professionals

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5 Lead Generation Tips for Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Leads are an essential component to every independent professional’s business. Whether you find leads through referrals, online marketing, or even cold calling, they are necessary to keep your business healthy and growing. That said, not all leads are equal. If you’re able to find a wealth of potential clients but none of them end up being qualified,…

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Five Ways to Stay Agile and Embrace Change as a Small Business Owner

By MBO Partners

Staying agile is key to survival as an independent contractor in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. Embracing change can help you build a successful business when everything around you—client needs, trends, market demands, etc.—is changing. Here are five ways you can keep your business agile in the face of uncertainty. 1. Continuously Develop Skills Professional…

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9 Growth Strategies for Your Small Business

By MBO Partners

Owning a small business means a seemingly endless number of tasks. From maintaining a pipeline of projects, running your back office, and drafting proposals, to holding client meetings and managing finances, the life of an independent professional is both busy and exciting. The continued growth and development of your business is an important goal to…

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5 Key Tips for Business Blog Writing

By MBO Partners

Creating your own blog is a great way to interact with potential clients and draw in leads. As you build trust with your audience, a blog can help to position you as an expert within your field. Building awareness, providing education, and showcasing your knowledge can all be great assets for your business. As you…

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4 Ways to Find Independent Consulting Jobs

By MBO Partners

There are many ways to find consulting jobs—the secret is just knowing where and how to look for them. When you work as an independent professional, one of the biggest benefits is having the flexibility to follow your passion and choose the type of work you do. However, being smart and efficient in the way…

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3 Tips for Presenting a Winning Business Proposal

By MBO Partners

Presenting a business proposal to a new client or executive can be an intimidating task. As an independent contractor, you are constantly on the grind, looking for new business development opportunities. Often, this road to new business will take you through the C-suite and require a business proposal presentation. Here are three tips to help…

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3 Sales Tips for Consultants: How to Close the Deal

By MBO Partners

You’re an expert in your industry, so it should be easy to sell your services, right? Not necessarily. Just because you’re knowledgeable and produce excellent results, if you haven’t developed effective sales skills, you may struggle to close deals. The good news is that, if you lack these skills, there are many things you can…

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Are You Ready to be Self Employed? Take the Quiz

By MBO Partners

Making the leap to self-employment is an exciting career and life change. As an independent contractor, you call the shots. It’s up to you to decide when, where, and how you work. But independent work comes with many new responsibilities as well. When you run your own business, it’s up to you to prepare contracts,…

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

By MBO Partners

Starting a consulting business and going independent is an exciting transition. It’s a chance to be your own boss, pursue projects you’re passionate about, and control when and where you work. At the same time, there’s bound to be mistakes involved when you begin a new business venture. By proactively learning about common mistakes and…

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6 Consulting Frameworks for Small Business (Guide + Worksheets)

GUIDE | 10 MIN READ

6 Consulting Frameworks for Small Business (Guide + Worksheets)

By MBO Partners

Understand six common businesss frameworks for consultants, self employed professionals, and contractors.

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