Work-Life Integration

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

By Rian Ervin

When you run your own business, you’ll quickly learn that putting in long hours without seeing immediate payoff is pretty normal. 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…

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How Technology is Changing Workforce Management

Self-Care and the Independent Consultant

By MBO Partners

A 6-Part Health and Well-Being Check for 2020 This July 4th holiday weekend is unlike any other we have seen in the past century. The health and wellness of our workforce are being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are facing a global environment of fear and uncertainty. For our nation’s workers, worry is…

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End of Jobs

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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10 Things to Love about Being Independent

10 Things to Love About Being an Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

There are plenty of perks to working as an independent professional: freedom, flexibility, control over your work, the ability to pursue your passion, and the option to work from anywhere in the world, just to name a few. Here are our top 10 reasons to fall in love with self-employment. 1. Boost Your Income Did…

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How to Stay Motivated When You Work from Home

By MBO Partners

Striking out on your own and going independent is many people’s dream come true. You get to set your own hours, work where you like, and be your own boss. However, all that time spent alone can quickly take an emotional toll and it’s easy to lose motivation and energy when you start to feel lonely….

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Five Time Management Strategies for Small Business Owners

By MBO Partners

As a small business owner, time management is a factor in your daily life. But spending your time efficiently and effectively is often more easily said than done, especially if you work remotely. It can be hard to focus when working from home and distractions seem to lie around every corner. Likewise, if you spend…

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4 Self-Care Tips to Practice When Working Remotely

By MBO Partners

While there are many benefits to working from home—minimal cost of setup, no commute to the office, a flexible daily schedule—it doesn’t come without its challenges. There are distractions around every corner, it can be hard to shut down and stop working at the end of the day, and it can be lonely. If you…

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Incorporating More Flexibility into Your Independent Lifestyle

By MBO Partners

The vast majority of independent professionals pursue their path because of the choice and control it offers them. In fact, the top reasons workers say they decided to become an independent are a desire to control their schedule, greater work/life flexibility, and being able to work on projects they like. But as you likely know…

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How to Maintain Communication and Connection When Working from Home

By MBO Partners

Working remotely comes with many great benefits. It’s no wonder that 70 percent of the workforce operates out of a home office at least one day per week. When working from home, you have full control over where you work, how you work, and when your work gets done. But all of these positive aspects can…

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5 Tips for Managing a Small Business from a Home Office

By MBO Partners

Managing your independent business from a home office offers a lot of flexibility and the opportunity to save on many traditional costs. You’re able to scale up or down as needed, take advantage of certain tax breaks, work during ideal hours, and invest your time where you see fit. However, it can also be challenging…

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