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Guides for Independent Professionals

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How to Create a Small Business Growth Strategy

What is the ideal time to grow your business? It can be hard to tell. There are many internal and…

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How to Give a Great Business Presentation

Most of us have sat through a bad presentation – from an overlong presentation to cringe-worthy slides. The messages may have been important, but they were most likely lost or diluted because of a poor delivery. Presentations affect professional reputation, so the ability to effectively communicate ideas is vital to the strength of any independent consultancy.

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3 Ways to Build Thought Leadership as a Consultant

Learn how to become a thought leader in your field with this MBO Partners guide.

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How to Write a Consulting Agreement: Guide and Templates

Learn how to write and negotiate the right independent consulting agreement. Learn the key ingredients of a contract, different types of contracts, and mistakes to avoid.

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How to Get Your First Consulting Client: 6 Steps

Get your consulting business off to a good start by learning the best strategies for finding and getting clients.

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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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Guides for Enterprises

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15 Best Practices for Classifying Workers and Avoiding an Audit

Worker misclassification may often seem like a far-off concept—something that only happens to very large companies that you read about…

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

When we consider the multitude of complications that were anticipated as a result of the COVID pandemic, few professionals would…

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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

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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Research, Studies and White Papers

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MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2020

A New Version of the American Dream Dive into the report, our interactive look at 10 trends that matter, listen…

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COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad

COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad In 2020, the U.S. and the entire world witnessed a seismic shift…

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Workforce Optimization and the Era of the Agile Enterprise

Workforce Optimization: Transform the Way Work Gets Done A Targeted Consulting Engagement Talent Optimization is Within Your Reach MBO Partners,…

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Building an Agile Workforce in a Post COVID World

The world today is in a near-constant state of change. While we are not yet in full post-COVID-19 territory, organizations…

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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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Webinars and Events

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

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

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

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

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

In our August 20th webinar, Think Like a Recruiter: What You Need to Know to Get the Attention of Big…

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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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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 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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