Your Work Environment

5 Books for Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

If you’re one of the many independent professionals who work remotely, you know how great the flexibility can be. The ability to personalize your work space, take ownership over how you complete your work, and finding routines that work for you are great perks. But all benefits aside, it can still be a challenge to…

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6 Pros and Cons of Being a Female Entrepreneur

By MBO Partners

If you’re considering pursuing a career as an independent professional, you’re probably already aware of the many benefits: the flexibility to work your own hours, the ability to pursue projects you’re passionate about, and the freedom to learn new skills, just to name a few. It’s therefore no surprise that there are more than 38…

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10 Home Office Gifts for the Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

Many freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners call their home office—or wherever their workplace may be—their sanctuary. An office is a place that should generate creativity, promote health and well-being, and offer both a comfortable and efficient environment. This holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of our top home office gifts that are perfect for…

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7 Predictions for the Future of Work

By MBO Partners

Founder Gene Zaino shares 7 insights for the future of work and a new chapter for the book The End of Jobs.

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How to Be More Productive Working from Home

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, you have the major benefit of the ability to conduct business from your own home. By eliminating a daily office commute, you not only save gas money and help the environment, but your work schedule is suddenly much more flexible as well. However, as you may have already discovered, the one…

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3 Benefits of Coworking for Self Employed Professionals

By MBO Partners

As your own boss, you get to choose your clients, manage your work hours, and direct your company’s directions and goals. Leaving the traditional office environment, however, is not without its challenges. Among the many choices you face as an independent consultant, deciding where to work can have one of the biggest impacts on your daily life….

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How To Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like Working

By MBO Partners

Every independent professional out there has experienced it at one time or another: there are simply some days when you don’t feel like working. But forcing yourself to try and be productive on a day when you’re facing a creative block can actually backfire—tasks that you can normally complete in a short time may take…

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Create a Home Office with These 10 Tips

By MBO Partners

Successful independent professionals are passionate and dedicated to their work, which often means spending long hours in the office. Luckily, unlike a cubicle, a home office is yours to customize, so those long hours can be spent in a work environment that is tailored to your needs. With a few simple tips, you can create a home…

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5 Alternatives to Working From Home for Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

While working from home may be convenient for some, it can be isolating and distracting for others. Here are 5 alternatives to a home office, along with benefits and drawbacks so you can make an informed decision. 1. Coworking Space Pros: While most coworking spaces do charge membership fees, they are relatively inexpensive and generally…

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7 Travel Tips for Road Warrior Independents

By MBO Partners

The life of the self-employed “road warrior” has many twists and turns. How one navigates the travel-heavy lifestyle is not just a skill, but a necessity. In this post, we highlight some of the best ways to lighten your baggage—both physical and emotional—in your business travels. Footing the Bill As an independent consultant, you have…

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