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Guides for Independent Professionals

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10 Steps to Succeed at Your First Consulting Project (Guide)

After landing your first consulting project, take these 10 steps to set yourself up for success.

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Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)

Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business

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How to Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

Learn how to easily create a professional website, a valuable marketing tool to showcase your brand, stand out from your…

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How to Write a Consulting Proposal: Template Included

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

How to Write a Project Scope of Work (Guide and Templates)

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

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Guides for Enterprises

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How to Set Independent Talent Up for Success in 2023 (Guide)

This guide covers best practices for a company and its managers to set up their independent talent for success in 2023. These practices are part of building an optimized workforce. It also includes self-assessments that help determine what’s working and where improvement is needed.

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Worker Classification Tests: DOL, IRS, State Tests for Classifying Workers

Worker classification is a topic of increasing importance as the independent workforce continues to grow in number. Workers can be…

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15 Ways to Avoid a Worker Misclassification Audit

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

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When and How to Make Direct Sourcing Part of Your Contingent Talent Strategy (Guide and Checklist)

Key factors to consider when incorporating direct sourcing into a contingent talent strategy

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3 Ways to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors (Guide)

Compare independent contractor engagement alternatives to find the one that works best for you.

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Direct and Indirect Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement Methods

How to Engage Independent Contractors (Guide): Costs and Methods

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

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Research, Studies and White Papers

2022 State of Independence Report

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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2022 Digital Nomads Report

2022 Digital Nomads Report Shows 131% Growth Since 2019

Digital Nomads Working from the Road: The Aspirations and Reality for Digital Nomads Digital Nomads – people who embrace a…

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2022 Contingent Labor Report

  The ContingentLabor Imperative:   How Agile Enterprises Succeed in a Modern Workforce Model August 2022 How Agile Enterprises Succeed…

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Digital Nomads: The 2021 Workforce Trend

WORKFORCE TRENDS Digital Nomads: Advancing the Next Way of Working READ THE RESEARCH BRIEF DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL NOMADS RESEARCH…

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Corporate Use of Branded Talent Marketplaces

RESEARCH BRIEF Contingent Labor Trends: Corporate Use of Branded Talent Marketplaces CONTACT US Enterprises today are having to adapt to…

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Digital Nomads: How COVID-19 Impacted Digital Nomads

COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad The 2020 report covers how COVID-19 led to a marked increase in…

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Case Studies

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Global Management And Information Technology Consulting Firm Streamlines Independent Contractor Engagement

A global management and information technology consulting firm needed assistance with proposal support and contract administration for their independent workforce….

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American Multinational Consumer Electronics Retailer Finds A Way To Keep Independent Talent Working Independently

An American multinational consumer electronics retailer was looking to save costs by transitioning their independent workforce to a payroll program….

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Big 4 Consulting Firm Disintermediates The Traditional Staffing Supply Chain

A Big 4 consulting firm was looking for a way to enhance their VMS functionality, obtain better access to the…

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Big 4 Consulting Firm Updates Their Approach To Independent Contractor Compliance

A Big 4 consulting firm was looking to improve their approach to independent contractor compliance. They wanted to ensure the…

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Fortune 500 Retail Company Reinvents their Contingent Labor Compliance Program

A Fortune 500 retail company based in the Midwest was struggling with contingent labor compliance. They were beginning to see…

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Mid-Size American Bank with Locations Across the US Optimizes their Workforce through Direct Sourcing

A mid-size American bank with locations across the United States was looking for a way to avoid costly markups and…

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Webinars and Events

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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2022 State of Independence In America Deep Dive: 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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The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference & Alliance Meeting)

WEBINAR The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference…

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Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

WEBINAR Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces In today’s Human Resource landscape, it is important to know the growing trends…

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Presenting a Proposal: Keys to Influencing Executives & Winning a Project

WEBINAR Presenting a Proposal: Keys to Influencing Executives & Winning a Project Growing your business can be done in many…

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