For Independent Professionals

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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)

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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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3 Benefits of Working with Big Clients as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

Why Consultants Work with Large Companies Big companies can afford to spend big money with small businesses, but pitching your services to a large enterprise can be daunting. However, if you know your market and have done your research, it is possible to refine your services to meet corporate demand. In fact, the number of…

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6 Things to Include in a Project SOW

By MBO Partners

Writing and delivering a Scope of Work (SOW) can at first seem like a daunting task. However, once you understand what goes into the various parts of the document, it becomes much more manageable and can be a useful tool to help you get organized before a project begins. A project Scope of Work is…

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6 Actionable Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Self Employed

By MBO Partners

When you are self-employed, you’ll quickly learn that putting in long hours without seeing immediate payoff is normal. But the pressure of doing it all yourself can be a lot, and it can be easy to lose steam. Find inspiration, keep on task throughout the day, and maintain focus on your goals by following these…

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What is Net Salary: Definition and How to Calculate

By MBO Partners

Knowing how to calculate your net salary is important when it comes to managing finances as an independent contractor. If you’re considering starting a small business, you are probably encountering many new financial terms as you begin to set your bill rate and put systems in place for tracking your time and collecting invoices. Understanding…

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