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GUIDE | 15 MIN READ

10 Steps to Succeed at Your First Consulting Project (Guide)

By MBO Partners

After landing your first consulting project, take these 10 steps to set yourself up for success.

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GUIDE | 10 MIN READ

Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business

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GUIDE | 10 MIN READ

How to Transition from FTE to Self Employed: 9 Steps

By MBO Partners

Learn how to decide if you are ready to be self employed and the steps to take to prepare yourself to transition from full time worker to self employed.

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How to Get Your First Consulting Client

GUIDE | 7 MIN READ

How to Get Your First Consulting Client (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Discover the steps you can take to land your first consulting client.

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How to Start a Part Time Consulting Business

4 Ways to Start a Consulting Business on the Side

By MBO Partners

If you are not ready to make the transition to full time self-employment, a good way to get started and test the waters is to start a consulting business on the side. This will give you an opportunity to not only see if working for yourself is something you enjoy but where gaps in skills…

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10 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients

By MBO Partners

Landing your first client is one of the most intimidating aspects of going independent and starting your own business. 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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10 Legal Rights of Contractors and 1099 Employees

By MBO Partners

Understanding your legal rights as an independent contractor or 1099 employee is important. This knowledge can help you build a positive—and legally compliant—relationship with your clients.   How are independent contractor rights determined?  When a company engages someone as an independent contractor, they are responsible for ensuring that person is properly classified. The Internal Revenue…

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When to Transition to Independent Consulting from a Full Time Job

By MBO Partners

If you are considering quitting full-time employment for a career as an independent consultant, here are several key factors that can help you determine if (and when) this transition is right for you. 1. You are financially ready There’s no magic number needed to quit one’s job and make the leap to self-employment, but typically…

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How to Get Your Small Business Set Up on LinkedIn

By MBO Partners

While LinkedIn is well known as the largest social media network for professionals, it’s not just for creating personal pages. Currently, more than 58 million companies have a company page on LinkedIn. A company page on LinkedIn can be a great way for independent consultant to promote their services and network with clients and industry peers. Add Your…

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How to Overcome Client Doubts about Hiring an Independent Consultant

By MBO Partners

Oftentimes a client is nervous when considering hiring their first independent consultant, this nervousness stems from fears about the quality of the final product, productive use of time and resources, and the trust necessary for an independent consultant to be successful. They may wonder how they can trust someone they’ve never worked with before with…

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