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Guides for Independent Professionals

transition to self employed

How to Transition from FTE to Self Employed: 9 Steps

Learn how to decide if you are ready to be self employed and the steps to take to prepare yourself…

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reputation management

5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work

Learn how to create a reputation management strategy and how to manage your professional reputation efficiently.

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thought leadership

10 Ways to Build Thought Leadership as a Consultant

Learn how to enhance your reputation and elevate your independent consultancy by developing a thought leadership platform

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9 Steps to Building a Small Business Branding Strategy

To succeed in today’s market, independent consultants need to understand how to develop and market a strong brand. Your brand…

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business strategy

6 Business Strategy Frameworks for Small Business (Guide)

Understand six common businesss frameworks for consultants, self employed professionals, and contractors.

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How to Get Your First Consulting Client

How to Get Your First Consulting Client (Guide)

Discover the steps you can take to land your first consulting client.

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Guides for Enterprises

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How to Set Independent Talent Up for Success in 2023 (Guide)

This guide covers best practices for a company and its managers to set up their independent talent for success in 2023. These practices are part of building an optimized workforce. It also includes self-assessments that help determine what’s working and where improvement is needed.

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Worker Classification Tests: DOL, IRS, State Tests for Classifying Workers

Worker classification is a topic of increasing importance as the independent workforce continues to grow in number. Workers can be…

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misclassification audit

15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit

Learn the steps to take if your company is audited and 15 best practices to implement to avoid an audit.

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direct sourcing

When and How to Make Direct Sourcing Part of Your Contingent Talent Strategy (Guide and Checklist)

Key factors to consider when incorporating direct sourcing into a contingent talent strategy

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independent contractor engagement

3 Ways to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors (Guide)

Compare independent contractor engagement alternatives to find the one that works best for you.

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Direct and Indirect Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement Methods

How to Engage Independent Contractors (Guide): Costs and Methods

Learn how to engage contractors using best practices that reduce costs, attract top talent, and reduce misclassification risk.

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Research, Studies and White Papers

2022 State of Independence Report

MBO Partners State of Independence in America Report 2022

   DOWNLOADTHE REPORT Happier, Healthier & Wealthier Americans in greater numbers are opting for the flexibility, autonomy, control, and balance…

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2022 Digital Nomads Report

2022 Digital Nomads Report Shows 131% Growth Since 2019

Digital Nomads Working from the Road: The Aspirations and Reality for Digital Nomads Digital Nomads – people who embrace a…

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2022 Contingent Labor Report

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

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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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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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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

Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023

WEBINAR Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023 In this exclusive interactive event, independent consulting coach Melisa Liberman gave actionable…

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2022 State of Independence In America Deep Dive: Why These Data Points Matter To Your Business

WEBINAR 2022 State of Independence In America Deep Dive: Why These Data Points Matter To Your Business In a recent…

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Should an IC Hire a Coach Power More Revenue and Success

Should an IC Hire a Coach? Power More Revenue and Success

WEBINAR Should an IC Hire a Coach? Power More Revenue and Success Get inspired with a specific checklist of actions…

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The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference & Alliance Meeting)

WEBINAR The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference…

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Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

WEBINAR Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces In today’s Human Resource landscape, it is important to know the growing trends…

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Presenting a Proposal: Keys to Influencing Executives & Winning a Project

WEBINAR Presenting a Proposal: Keys to Influencing Executives & Winning a Project Growing your business can be done in many…

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