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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

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

By MBO Partners

In order to build a successful business, you not only need to have great service offerings, you also have to find and maintain a consistent pipeline of work. If you’re considering going independent, one big question you should ask is: are my skills in demand? Below, we take a look at seven popular industries for independents….

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8 Business Startup Costs for Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Starting your own business is both exciting and scary. But the more you prepare, the higher your likelihood of success will be. There’s a lot to consider when you go out on your own, from determining the services you’ll offer to how you’ll incorporate your business, where you’ll work, and how you’ll find clients. Below,…

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7 Steps to Start a Consulting Business

By MBO Partners

Before starting a consulting business, there are several preparation steps that need to be taken to make ensure your success. While you may be confident in your ability to deliver great services and results to clients, it’s important to take a step back and first work through some strategic planning to make sure you start…

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

By MBO Partners

Deciding to go independent and start your own business 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 starting a new business venture. Avoid the growing pains of self-employment by…

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6 Legal Rights of 1099 Contractors

By MBO Partners

A guide to the rights you have as an independent contractor.

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