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Guides for Independent Professionals

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 Consultant Contract (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 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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How to Start a Successful Consulting Business

More than 41 million Americans work independently as consultants, freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, and more. If you’re working independently and are…

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Which bill rate is right for you?

How Much to Charge as a Consultant?

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

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Transition to Self-Employment: 9 Steps

Why become self-employed? There has never been a better time to become self employed. In fact, more than 32 million…

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Guides for Enterprises

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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Independent Contractor Tests and Guidelines: DOL, IRS, State

Questions and concerns around employee misclassification continue to grow as the independent workforce rises in number. Misclassification can lead to decreased…

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Compliance Risk Assessment Tool for Independent Workforce Engagement

Because there is risk associated with hiring independent contractors, preparation is key.  There are many factors to consider and many…

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Calculate Your Worker Misclassification Risk

Why a Risk Assessment is Important Discussion of independent contractor misclassification seems to be everywhere nowadays. And while most now acknowledge…

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15 Best Practices for Classifying Workers and Avoiding an Audit

Independent contractor misclassification may seem like a far-off idea—something that only happens to very large companies, like FedEx or Citigroup….

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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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