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Guides for Independent Professionals

Which bill rate is right for you?

3 Ways to Calculate Your Bill Rate for Consulting Services

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

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How to Transition from Full Time Worker to Self Employed: 9 Steps

Why Become Self-Employed? Work today looks very different than it did just a few years ago. There are many options…

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How to Write a Consulting Proposal: Template and Guide

Starting a new business or landing a new client often begins with writing a proposal. Mastering the details of how…

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6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients

As an independent professional you have a lot of additional responsibilities; not only must you deliver quality work, you have…

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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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Guides for Enterprises

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

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

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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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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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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