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Guides for Enterprises

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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)

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)

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)

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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How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

The landscape of work has been in flux for some time as technologies and societal shifts have influenced how companies…

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Guides for Independent Professionals

How to Build a Small Business Marketing Strategy (Guide)

How to Build a Small Business Marketing Strategy (Guide)

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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How to Get Your First Consulting Client (Guide)

How to Get Your First Consulting Client (Guide)

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

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How to Give a Great Business Presentation (Guide)

How to Give a Great Business Presentation (Guide)

Approach your presentation from a storytelling perspective. Stories are a powerful communication tool that engage your audience and create a…

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How Much Should I Charge as a Consultant? (Guide)

Use these techniques to understand how much you should charge as a consultant. Make sure you are not under or…

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What to Include in a Consultant Scope of Work

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

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Research, Studies and White Papers

AI in the Future of Work Report 2024

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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2024 Creator Economy Report

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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2024 Future of Work Trends: Macro Market

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

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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2023 State of Independence Report

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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Unleashing the Power of Direct Sourcing: Report and Roadmap for Success

Unleash the Power of Direct Sourcing: Pave Your Pathway to Workforce Optimization Download the Report Take Your Talent Sourcing to…

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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

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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