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How to Start a Small Business: Top 7 Legal Requirements

By MBO Partners

Make sure your small business operates legally with all of the required licenses and permits.

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5 Ways to Prepare for Self Employment

5 Ways to Prepare for Self Employment

By MBO Partners

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 Become an Independent Contractor: 6 Tips to Plan for Success

By Krista Everson

Learn the 7 tools That’ll Help You Work Independently

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Starting a Consulting Business 5 Common Mistakes

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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4 Ways to Find Independent Consulting Jobs

By MBO Partners

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, project frequency can ebb and flow, and it can sometimes be difficult to establish a steady stream of work. Luckily, there are many ways to keep…

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4 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients

By MBO Partners

Figuring out how to land your first clients is one of the most intimidating aspects of becoming an independent professional. Visions of cold calling and repeated rejection can quickly cloud your thoughts, and worries about being able to find any clients at all can feel paralyzing. These fears can sometimes scare potentially successful independent consultants away…

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How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business 8 Steps

How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business: 8 Steps

By MBO Partners

There is a lot of planning and preparation required to start your own business. One of the most important steps of this process is creating a business plan. Below, we review eight steps to help you create a simple business plan as you begin your small business. 1. Outline Your Offerings Focus your initial business…

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10 Self Employment Myths

By MBO Partners

Why is self-employment appealing? Being your own boss, working when and where you like, and turning your passion into a career are just a few of the perks. But people are often hesitant to make the leap due to concerns about job security, experience level needed, or income potential. However, many of these fears lack…

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How to Start a Small Business: Checklist

By MBO Partners

If you’re curious about starting your own business, there’s a lot to consider. When first starting out, it is important to take time and fully think thorough what running your own company actually entails. Testing out your idea while keeping your existing job is an ideal trial run, because it will give you time to…

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7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

By MBO Partners

As the demand for independent consultants surges, there are seven industries that are showing particularly high growth. If you’re considering going independent, and need to assess if your skills are in demand, consier these growing industries.  However, if your services don’t fall neatly into one of these categories—don’t worry. A unique skill or service offering, a…

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