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Guides for Independent Professionals

Is Consulting Right for You? 9 Questions to Ask

Is independent consulting right for you? Use this information to gauge whether or not you are ready for self-employment.

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7 Business Strategy Frameworks for Consulting

What is a business framework? As an independent consultant, clients ultimately hire you to solve a problem or pain point….

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6 Ways to Get More Consulting Clients

Independent workers bear additional responsibility; they not only must perform their work, but find work as well. Winning new contracts…

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Project Scope of Work Template

What is a Scope of Work? Before starting a new project, independent professionals are often asked to prepare a Scope of…

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How to Create a Reputation Management Strategy as a Small Business

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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6 Steps to Personal Branding

Why is personal branding important? Marketing is the engine that drives a steady flow of opportunities into an independent professional’s…

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Guides for Enterprises

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

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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How to Manage Independent Contractors: 3 Approaches

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

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Scope of Work SOW Template for Consulting Services

Learn the critical components to creating a Scope of Work (SOW) document to properly plan and manage your projects.

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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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Research, Studies and White Papers

Four Forces Driving the New World of Work

If asked what their most strategic asset is, almost any business leader will respond in the same way: “our people.”…

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Attract and Retain Top Talent by Becoming a Client of Choice

A Look Into the 4th Annual Client of Choice Report The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt keenly…

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Digital Nomads: Leading the Shift to Remote and Distributed Work

Digital Nomads: Leading the Shift to Remote and Distributed Work Who are digital nomads and what is their outlook? In…

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MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2019

A Look Into the 9th Annual State of Independence in America Report The 2019 MBO Partners State of Independence in…

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10 Predictions for the Future of Work

We stand on the precipice of a new way of working. In today’s project-driven economy, more businesses than ever before…

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Elevate: The Enterprise Blueprint for Becoming a Client of Choice

As today’s 41-million strong independent workforce continues to grow and evolve, recruitment and engagement methods must shift to align with worker needs….

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Webinars and Events

Masterclass Recap: James Rosebush & the Art of Public Speaking

In our July 30 Masterclass, Winning Your Audience: Expert Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking, eminent leader, advisor and best-selling…

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James Rosebush

July 30 Masterclass: Winning Your Audience – Expert Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking

On Thursday, July 30, join James Rosebush, eminent leader, advisor, and speaker, in a fast-paced masterclass to improve your public speaking…

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Growing Beyond Your Network

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

In our July 16 webinar, Growing Beyond Your Network: Marketing Your Skills and Brand as an Independent Consultant, MBO’s Chief…

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Webinar Preview: Grow Your Network and Market Your Skills / Brand

Once you’ve established a successful online presence; the next challenge is making yourself visible to your target market – those…

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Amy Webinar

Webinar Recap: Developing and Marketing Your Online Presence as an Independent Consultant

In our June 11 webinar, Developing and Marketing Your Online Presence, MBO’s own Amy O’Donnell shared tips and tricks on…

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Webinar Recap: Boost Your Consulting Revenue with an Executive Coach

Our May 19 webinar, Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate your Independent Consulting Revenue, offered numerous tips and insights on…

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