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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

6 Consulting Frameworks for Small Business (Guide + Worksheets)

6 Consulting Frameworks for Small Business (Guide + Worksheets)

Understand six common businesss frameworks for consultants, self employed professionals, and contractors.

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

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)

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)

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 and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Guide)

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)

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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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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Global Manufacturer Uses Crowdsourcing for R&D and Talent Recruiting

A major global industrial manufacturer needed a way to think outside the box for ideas on how to improve on…

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Fortune 500 CPG Company Crowdsources Product Line Name Ideas

A global CPG company was launching a new product line in an entirely new market segment. The company wanted a…

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Global Management/IT Firm Saves $47M Streamlining Talent 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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Multinational Electronics Retailer Retains Top Talent by Offering Engagement Options

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 Saves 17% with Direct Sourcing Strategy

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 Saves $6M with Contractor Compliance Strategy

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

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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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