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Guides for Independent Professionals

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7 Business Strategy Frameworks for Consulting and Small Business

What is a business strategy framework? Business strategy frameworks are useful tools that help you analyze the issue, structure your…

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5 Strategies for Managing a Small Business

Consulting Fees: How Much Should I Charge?

Deciding what you should charge for your consulting services is an important step for all independent professionals. Learn how to calculate a cost-based bill rate with this video tutorial.

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Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

How to create and optimize a website that promotes your business and generates leads

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Business Insurance Requirements for Independent Consultants

5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work

When it comes to consulting, your reputation can be everything—so why risk it? Here’s how to keep your record clean and your clients satisfied.

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3 Ways to Calculate Your Billing Rate for Consulting Services

3 Ways to Calculate Your Billing Rate for Consulting Services

Calculate your billing rate and find tips to help you evaluate and maintain your consultant salary.

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

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

Why Become Self-Employed? Work today looks very different than it did just a few years ago. There are many options…

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Guides for Enterprises

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How to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors

Learn three approaches to independent contractor engagement and tips for how to best manage your independent workforce.

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9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

Is your company aware of the risks that independent contractor misclassification can pose? Find out what exactly they are and how to avoid them.

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk

What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk?

Realize the competitive advantage of making independent talent part of your workforce strategy by creating a compliance program that manages legal risk and brings top talent to your doorstep.

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Independent Contractor vs Employee: Which Should I Hire?

Learn how to define and when to hire a 1099 independent contractor, temp or full time employee in order to avoid misclassification risks.

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10 Strategies to Reduce Contractor Compliance Risk

Understanding how to properly engage and manage independent contractors is critical for the modern business. If you suspect that your…

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The Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement

The Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement

Learn about the costs associated with different independent contractor engagement methods and review a case study to see cost savings in action.

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Research, Studies and White Papers

Contingent Labor Report

2022 Contingent Labor Report

  The Contingent Labor Imperative:   How Agile Enterprises Succeed in a Modern Workforce Model August 2022 How Agile Enterprises…

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Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads: The 2021 Workforce Trend

WORKFORCE TRENDS Digital Nomads: Advancing the Next Way of Working READ THE RESEARCH BRIEF DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL NOMADS RESEARCH…

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Corporate Use of Branded Talent Marketplaces

RESEARCH BRIEF Contingent Labor Trends: Corporate Use of Branded Talent Marketplaces CONTACT US Enterprises today are having to adapt to…

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2021 State of Independence Report

MBO Partners State of Independence in America Report 2021

11TH ANNUAL STATE OF INDEPENDENCE The Great Realization In our 2021 report, we look at how Americans are rethinking what…

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Digital Nomads: How COVID-19 Impacted Digital Nomads

COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad The 2020 report covers how COVID-19 led to a marked increase in…

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Building an Agile Workforce in a Post COVID World

Building an Agile Workforce in a Post-COVID World Shift to a strategic mindset through workforce optimization Download the white paper…

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Case Studies

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A Big 4 Consulting Firm Outsources Independent Talent Recruitment to Build a Successful Direct Sourcing Program

Outsourcing talent recruitment provides a big 4 consulting firm with a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed…

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Global IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions business brings controls and processes into IR35 compliance

The risks and responsibilities of the new IR35 legislation created some challenges for the global IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions…

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Case Study: National Home Products Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its New Product Ideas

National Home Products Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its New Product Ideas

A home products manufacturer needed a way to rapidly generate 20-25 new product ideas per month working within a tight…

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Fortune 500 Consulting Firm Gets Better Ideas and Faster Turnaround for Client Using Crowdsourcing

A major global consulting firm was looking for a fast solution to handle the ideation component of its client engagements….

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Major Global Industrial Manufacturer Crowdsources Novel R&D Concepts and Identifies Top Candidates for Technical Positions

A major global industrial manufacturer needed a way to think outside the box for ideas on how to improve on…

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Fortune 500 CPG Company Uses MindSumo to Crowdsource Names for a New Line of Products

A global CPG company was launching a new product line in an entirely new market segment. The company wanted a…

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Webinars and Events

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the Workforce

Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work

WEBINAR Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work The independent workforce is growing rapidly and may soon…

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Bringing Open Innovation to the Future Work

WEBINAR Bringing Open Innovation to the Future Work MBO’s Future of Work roundtable series is a monthly panel-style discussion amongst…

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Key Trends for the Future of Work in 2021

Key Trends for the Future Work in 2021

WEBINAR Key Trends for the Future Work in 2021 MBO’s Future of Work roundtable series is a monthly panel-style discussion…

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

WEBINAR Crowdsource Innovation, Serve Clients Project Needs, and Unleash Residual Income with MindSumo Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular way to…

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

WEBINAR Stand Out From the Crowd: Insights from Expert Recruiters to Get Noticed for Projects The evolution in recruiting has…

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Direct Sourcing to Access Top Talent in the Future of Work

Direct Sourcing to Access Top Talent in the Future of Work

WEBINAR Direct Sourcing to Access Top Talent in the Future of Work MBO’s Future of Work roundtable series is a…

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