Work-Life Integration

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6 Actionable Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Self Employed

By MBO Partners

When you are self-employed, you’ll quickly learn that putting in long hours without seeing immediate payoff is normal. But the pressure of doing it all yourself can be a lot, and it can be easy to lose steam. Find inspiration, keep on task throughout the day, and maintain focus on your goals by following these…

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Time Management Hacks for Independent Contractors: Balancing Work and Personal Life

By MBO Partners

As an independent contractor, finding ways to effectively manage your time can be a constant challenge. Many people decide to go independent for greater control over their work and personal life. They enjoy being their own boss, setting their own hours, and deciding who they work for and when. Maintaining this balance can take some…

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Balancing Act: Growing Your Side Hustle While Maintaining Your Full-Time Job

By Zanaba Hudson

In the dynamic world of today’s workforce, I decided to delve into the realm of side hustles for a multitude of personal reasons. Economic considerations have been a driving force for me, pushing me to explore additional income sources as a safety net amidst the uncertainties of a rapidly changing job market.  Beyond the financial…

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Working From Home: Pros and Cons for the Independent Contractor

By MBO Partners

Working from a home office is common for independent contractors, especially when you’re first starting your business. While working from home comes with great perks like flexibility and zero commute time, it also requires organization, self-discipline, and focus. While there are many work from home alternatives for the home office skeptic, it’s worth seeing what this low-cost…

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6 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 6 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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Why Independents Are Living Their Best Lives

By MBO Partners

American workers’ top three life goals are: Spending enough time with their family Leading a fulfilling life Getting the most out of life. More U.S. independent workers reported achieving these three goals than the overall U.S. workforce. More independents also reported achieving continued personal growth and helping others. In essence, independent professionals are living their…

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10 Things to Love About Being Self Employed

By MBO Partners

There are endless benefits to working as a self-employed professional: freedom, flexibility, control over your work, the ability to pursue your passion, and the ability work from anywhere in the world, just to name a few. In 2022, 64.6 million people worked as independent professionals in the US, and that number is only expected to rise…

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Why and How to Build a Business Case to Become a Digital Nomad

By MBO Partners

Have you ever dreamed of working from an exotic location in another country? Perhaps a sunny beach in Bali, the colorful streets of Portugal, or the skyscraping-city of Dubai. For many, this dream is a reality. From 2019 to 2022, the American workforce has seen a 131% increase in digital nomad growth. Digital Nomad Defined…

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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. We’ve compiled a list of our top home office gifts that are perfect for your wish list…

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Consulting After Retirement: Advice from John Frazier Glenn

By MBO Partners

Independent consultant Dr. John Frazier Glenn shares his journey to self-employment.

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