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Guides for Enterprises

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Calculate Your Worker Misclassification Risk

Independent Contractor Risk Assessment is Important Independent contractor misclassification is an important concept to grasp when engaging contingent workers. While…

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Launching Your Direct Sourcing Program

Find the tools that you need to plan and launch a direct sourcing program in your enterprise.

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Compliance Risk Assessment Tool for Independent Workforce Engagement

Because there is risk associated with hiring independent contractors, preparation is key. Often, misclassification can be unintentional because businesses simply do…

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15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit (Guide)

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

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How to Prevent Contractor Misclassification: Tips for Managing Gray Zone Workers (Guide)

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

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk and How to Avoid It (Guide)

Learn what causes independent contractor engagement risk and how to mitigate that risk.

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Guides for Independent Professionals

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How to Write and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Guide)

Learn how to write and deliver proposals as a consultant.

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6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)

How to overcome a common roadblock to independent consulting success

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Scope of Work Templates for Consultants: With Step by Step (Guide)

Find a step by step guide on creating a Scope of Work document that outlines the basic details of your…

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How to Transition from FTE to Self Employed (Guide)

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

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5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work (Guide)

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

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10 Ways to Become a Thought Leader as a Consultant (Guide)

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

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Research, Studies and White Papers

AI in the Future of Work Report

Exploring New Frontiers: How Independent Workers View and Use Generative AI This brief covers the results of an MBO Partners…

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Creator Economy Trends Report 2024

Creator Economy Creators Plateau, But Remain a Vibrant Independent Force Independent Creators Plateaued in 2023 The creator economy grew rapidly…

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Future of Work Report

2024 Future of Work Trends: The Macro Market and Workforce Realities

2024 Trends | Part 1 The Macro Market & Workplace Realities 2024 promises to be a year of new strategies…

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2024 Future of Work Trends: Positioning for the Future

2024 Trends    |    Part 2 Positioning for the Future of Work The future of work is here, and preparation is…

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MBO Partners State of Independence in America Report 2023

   DOWNLOADTHE REPORT Stronger Together Introduction: In 2023, the state of the independent worker is stronger. In 2023, these factors…

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State of Independence Report 2022

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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Case Studies

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How a Global Professional Services Corporation Tapped Open Innovation for Social Impact

How can a corporation that is serious about social responsibility launch the most effective campaigns in its focus areas?

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Quick Solve Challenges Prime the Innovation Pump for a Global Technology Company

Innovation comes in big and small sizes. Moonshots—those products and services that disrupt the status quo and create new realities—are…

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Big 4 Consulting Firm Saves 40% on Contingent Talent Recruiting

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 business saves £200 Million in liability through 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 Company Crowdsources 50% of 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 Uses Crowdsourcing for New Solution Ideas

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

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Webinars and Events

10 Steps to Launch a Predictable, Consistent, and Successful Solo Consulting Practice

10 Steps to Launch a Predictable, Consistent, and Successful Solo Consulting Practice

WEBINAR 10 Steps to Launch a Predictable, Consistent, and Successful Solo Consulting Practice Are you contemplating a shift to independent…

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SOI 2023

On Demand Webinar: Stronger Together: Insights from the 2023 State of Independence Report

WEBINAR Stronger Together: Insights from the 2023 State of Independence Report Dive into the insights gained at the recent panel…

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Life Goals: Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work

WEBINAR Life Goals: Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work In this interactive event, strategic HR leaders are expanding…

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Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023!

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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December 2022 SOI Webinar

2022 State of Independence In America: 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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