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Read the second issue of the Advantage Consulting Quarterly and hear from top independent professionals who share their thoughts and perspectives on this quarter's theme of Authentic Value.

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How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business: 8 Steps

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How to Develop a Website Strategy to Meet Your Goals

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 19, 2021

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Filing Independent Contractor Taxes: 4 Best Practices

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5 Upselling Tips for Consultants to Generate More Revenue

Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: MBO Product Management Team Expands

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 12, 2021

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How Do 1099 Contractors Get Paid?

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5 Ways to Promote Your Consulting Business on Social Media

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How to Stay Productive and Avoid the Summer Slow-Down

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 6, 2021

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10 Self Employment Myths

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How to Get Government Contracts as a Consultant: 3 Steps

5 Ways Your Spending Habits Hinder Success as an Independent Consultant

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4 Learning Agility Skills that Will Help You Succeed

3 Ways Business Owners and Employees Deal Differently With Time (and How to Make the Most of Yours!)

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 28, 2021

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What is Net Income?

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How to Overcome Barriers to Landing New Work

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How to Get Client Referrals

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 21, 2021

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Checklist for Starting a Business

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What is a Scope of Work for Consulting Services?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 14, 2021

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Five Client Retention Strategies

Staff Spotlight: Q&A With Keaton Swett

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How to Build Strong Relationships with Clients

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 7, 2021

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How to Choose the Best Legal Business Structure

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Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 1, 2021

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How to Handle Common Client Challenges

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Four Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 24, 2021

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How to Take a Vacation as an Independent Professional

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Consulting Fees: How Much Should I Charge?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 17, 2021

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Tax Implications of Becoming an Independent Contractor: What You Need to Know

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9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

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4 Powerful Offline Marketing Strategies for Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 10, 2021

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7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

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How to Plan a Client Meeting: 5 Pro Tips

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 3, 2021

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How to Define and Communicate Your Expertise

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3 Ways to Build Small Business Credit

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 26, 2021

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4 Ways to Create Long Term Value for Your Clients

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 19, 2021

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6 Ways to Jump-Start Small Business Growth

Meet Tasha- Founder of Twenty39 and Speaker at the Women in IT Summit 2021 on Accelerated Tech Digital Adoption and Change

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 12, 2021

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5 Ways to Keep Your Knowledge and Skills Current

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How to Build Collaborative Teams of Independent Professionals

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The Impact of Women in the Independent Workforce

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 5, 2021

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5 Benefits of Professional Certifications

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 29, 2021

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5 Billing Tips for Contractor Invoicing

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6 Tips to Successfully Onboard a New Client

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 22, 2021

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Networking Tips to Boost Small Business Growth

Webinar Recap: Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 15, 2021

Webinar Recap: Should an IC Hire a Coach? Taking the Mystery Out of Executive Coaching and Why it Can Power Revenue and Success for Consultants

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6 Habits of Successful Consultants

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 8, 2021

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How to Set Up a Small Business Website: 5 Simple Steps

Meet Andrea Robinson, Co Founder of Agile in Color

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5 Benefits of an Enterprise Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

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How to Take Control of Your Personal Time as a Consultant

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 1, 2021

How A Tech Founder Tried to Pivot to Serve Sole Proprietors and Microbusinesses in the Pandemic with Easier PPP Loan Access

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Gross Margin vs. Net Margin

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9 Self-Employed Tax Deductions You May Overlooking

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 22, 2021

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8 Effective Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

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5 Ways to Attract More Clients to Your Consulting Business

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5 Project Planning Tips for Independent Contractors

Webinar Recap: Bringing Open Innovation to the Future of Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 15, 2021

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8 Business Startup Costs for Independent Professionals

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8 Ways to Improve Focus and Concentration at Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 8, 2020

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Starting a Consulting Business After Retirement: 4 Tips

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 2, 2020

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4 Reasons to Turn Down a Project

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7 Best Consulting Sales Tips

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 26, 2020

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6 Pros and Cons of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Future of Work in 2021

Webinar Recap: Roundtable: Key Trends for the Future of Work in 2021

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How to Repurpose Content

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 19, 2020

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7 Steps to Take Before Starting a Consulting Business

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Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 11, 2020

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Five Trends Driving Independent Workforce Growth

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6 Creative Ways to Get Client Testimonials that Build Your Brand

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How to Achieve Work Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 4, 2020

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Three Independent Workforce Trends in 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 28, 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 21, 2020

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10 Home Office Gifts for the Independent Professional

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4 Ways a Consultant Can Become an Industry Thought Leader

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The Enduring Growth and Resilience of Independent Work: A Look Into the 10th Annual State of Independence in America Report

New Data Shows Independent Work Is A ‘Force to Be Reckoned With​’

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Webinar Recap: Crowdsource Innovation, Serve Clients Project Needs and Unleash Residual Income with MindSumo

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 7, 2020

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10 Great Holiday Gifts Independent Professionals Can Give to Their Clients

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5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work

Jim Rabon

A Q&A With Jim Rabon: Seasoned Veteran Entrepreneur, Independent Business Owner and Professor

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 30, 2020

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Using Marketing To Adapt And Respond To Change within the Era of COVID-19

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

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 23, 2020

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4 Reasons to Start a Blog for Your Small Business

Webinar Recap: Stand Out From the Crowd: Insights from Expert Recruiters to Get Noticed for Projects

Meet Stacy Pilgreen: A Veteran Small Business Owner in the National Security Industry – Special Operations and Intelligence

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How To Give Back on a Budget when You’re Self Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 16, 2020

Meet Eddie Dunn: From Ground Zero to New Heights as a Veteran Business Owner

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What is Gross Pay vs. Net Pay and How to Calculate

Meet Robert Casper – U.S. Navy Commander to Independent Veteran Business Owner

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 10, 2020

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Independent Workforce Platform MBO Partners® Expands to the United Kingdom and Ireland via Acquisition

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What is Net Salary: Definition and How to Calculate

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How Introverts Can Succeed in Consulting

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 2, 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 26, 2020

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6 Legal Rights of Independent Contractors

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7 Legal Requirements to Start a Small Business

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5 Ways to Build a Personal Brand for Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 19, 2020

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How to Create a Self Employed Resume

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3 Benefits of Working with Big Clients as a Consultant

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 12, 2020

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How to Create a Contingent Workforce Management Program

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 5, 2020

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Challenges Independent Contractors Face: Planning for Retirement

Tips For a Successful Zoom Virtual Meeting: Chats, Polls & More!

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MBO Partners® Acquires Open Innovation Platform MindSumo, Inc.

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 28, 2020

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10 Ways Independent Consultants Can Wow Their Clients

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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Small Business in 2020?

Which bill rate is right for you?

3 Ways to Calculate Your Billing Rate for Consulting Services

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How to Transition from Full Time Worker to Self Employed: 9 Steps

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10 Low Cost Small Business Marketing Strategies that Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 21, 2020

5 Tips for Setting Up a Successful Zoom Meeting

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Challenges Independent Contractors Face and How to Overcome Them: Billing

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 14, 2020

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5 Tips for Creating Sustainable Business Growth

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Consulting Proposal Template and Guide

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 7, 2020

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15 Best Practices for Classifying Workers and Avoiding an Audit

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Independent Contractor vs Employee: Which Should I Hire?

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6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients

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How to Create a Small Business Growth Strategy

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Background Checks for Independent Contractors in the Wake of COVID-19: 4 Areas to Consider Moving Forward

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 31, 2020

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How to Improve Your Client Retention Strategy

Think like a recruiter - Amy O'Donnell

Webinar Recap: Think Like a Recruiter: What You Need to Know to Get the Attention of Big Brands

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How to Deal With Difficult Clients

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 24, 2020

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How to Give a Great Business Presentation

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The Difference Between Customer Loyalty and Customer Retention

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S Corp Advantages and Disadvantages for Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 17, 2020

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Tax Implications of Becoming an Independent Contractor: What You Need to Know

Think Like a Recruiter: What You Need to Know to Get the Attention of Big Brands

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Planning for Parental Leave as an Independent Contractor

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 10, 2020

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4 Marketing Strategies to Build a Small Business Brand

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 3, 2020

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Masterclass Recap: James Rosebush & the Art of Public Speaking

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10 Strategies to Reduce Contractor Compliance Risk

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3 Ways to Build Thought Leadership as a Consultant

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3 Consulting Agreement Templates and Contracts Guide

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How to Communicate Effectively with Clients

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5 Tips for Effectively Marketing Your Small Business on Twitter

Growing Beyond Your Network

Webinar Recap: Growing Beyond Your Network – Marketing Your Skills and Brand as an Independent Consultant

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How to Get Your First Consulting Client: 6 Steps

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How to Become a Self Employed Consultant: 5 Steps to Starting Right

Women in Career Transitions

Top 10 Tips for Career Transition in The Time of Covid-19

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Retirement Planning Tips For Self Employed Professionals

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How to Break Away from the Corporate Employment Model as an Independent Professional

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The Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement

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When and How Independent Professionals Should Offer Discounts

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5 Key Tips for Blog Writing on Social Media

Self-Care and the Independent Consultant

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7 Predictions for the Future of Work

10 Things to Love about Being Independent

10 Things to Love About Being an Independent Professional

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Setting a Budget for Small Busines: Saving vs Spending

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Solo 401k for Self Employed and Small Businesses

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How to Give Yourself a Performance Review

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5 Tips to Write Like a Marketer and Build Your Business

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Webinar Recap: Building an Agile Workforce in a Post-COVID World