Herndon, VA ñ May 5, 2009 ñ MBO Partners, the leading business operations platform for independent consultants and freelancers, will offer a complimentary one-hour online seminar today covering the basics of contracts and contract negotiation for independent contractors. The interactive session, titled "Contracts 101: Negotiating Agreements in Your Favor," will be presented by Dave Putt, Vice President of Client Services at MBO Partners.
ìWith more and more people choosing to operate as independent consultants and freelancers, we feel itís critical they prepare to be their own advocate in contract negotiations,î says Putt.
Dave Putt has been a leader in strategic business management, corporate development, and software for over 20 years, negotiating contracts with some of the nationís largest consulting firms on behalf of thousands of independent consultants and independent contractors. Currently, Putt serves on the advisory board for the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and is an active participant in the Contract Talent Research Practice Area at HCI.
This interactive session will include a review of sample independent contractor agreements and a walk-through of potential traps that independent consultants must be aware of including non-competes, intellectual property, non-disclosure agreements, and indemnification.
Participants will be given a sample contract and glossary of contracting terms. The event is part of an ongoing series of educational webcasts by MBO Partners offering essential business knowledge and tips for professionals interested in starting their own consulting businesses. MBO Partners provides the classes as a complimentary service to their large and growing community of independent consultants, contractors, and freelancers. The public is welcome and invited to attend.
About MBO Partners
MBO Partners makes it easy for independent consultants and their clients to work together. With their Portable Employer of Recordô service powered by MyBizOfficeô, MBO Partners is the preferred alternative to self-incorporation for consultants, freelancers, and independent contractors. For organizations that use contract talent, MBO Partners is the leading Independent Contractor Engagement Specialist (ICES) and the preferred provider of consolidated contractor payrolling, 1099 risk mitigation, and independent contractor compliance solutions. http://www.mbopartners.com