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Interested in Being a Digital Nomad? What You Need to Know

By MBO Partners

Digital nomads have a passion for travel, a desire for adventure, and an interest in new cultures. Becoming a digital nomad has increased a dramatic 131% from 2019 to 2023. Our research found that more than 17 million American workers currently describe themselves as digital nomads. This kind lifestyle can be exciting and fulfilling–and challenging….

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3 Reasons to Consider Consulting After Retirement

By MBO Partners

Consulting after retirement is an attractive option for many reasons, but doesn’t returning to a grueling work schedule defeat the very purpose of retirement? If you have years of experience in the workforce, there should be a way for you to contribute your expertise while still making the most out of your retirement. Going independent…

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10 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients Fast

By MBO Partners

Landing clients is one of the most intimidating aspects of going independent and starting your own business. Even after you’ve gotten your first contract, you need to continue winning new business.  This can seem overwhelming and sometimes you may not know where to start.  The good news is that there are some ways to naturally…

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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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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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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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11 Financial Management Terms Small Business Owners Need to Know

By MBO Partners

Managing finances for your business can be intimidating at first, but understanding the basics of what’s going on when it comes to your income, profit, and expenses—even if you enlist outside help—is an important part of your job. Many independents feel that they can earn more money working on their own, but in order to…

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Top 7 Financial Considerations When Starting a Small Business

By MBO Partners

When starting a small business, there are many financial considerations to consider. Maintaining a consistent pipeline of work, marketing your services, and building your brand are big pieces of the puzzle, but to make a sustainable income and operate compliantly, you’ll need to think about your finances as well. Here are seven financial management topics…

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Help Solve the Challenges of Independence through Talent Marketplaces

By MBO Partners

Our State of Independence research defines independent workers as full and part-time workers of all ages, skills, and income levels. This includes consultants, freelancers, contractors, temporary or on-call workers, solopreneurs, gig workers, and others who work independently to build businesses, develop their careers, pursue passions, and/or supplement their incomes. According to independent workers who participated…

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Mastering the Art of The Side Hustle: Thriving in Full-Time Employment and Entrepreneurship Simultaneously

By Zanaba Hudson

In today’s fast-paced world, many ambitious individuals, myself included, are continuously seeking innovative ways to pursue our passions and financial goals. For those of us who are inherently creative, the idea of balancing a full-time job while simultaneously running a successful business is an enticing challenge. While it might initially appear as a daunting endeavor,…

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