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Guides for Independent Professionals
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.
Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)
Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business
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…
How to Write and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Template)
Learn how to write and deliver proposals as a consultant.
6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)
How to overcome a common roadblock to independent consulting success
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…
Guides for Enterprises
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.
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…
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.
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
3 Ways to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors (Guide)
Compare independent contractor engagement alternatives to find the one that works best for you.
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.
Research, Studies and White Papers
5 Ways to Attract Top Talent and Become a Client of Choice (Report)
For years, the balance of power has been shifting. As the self-confidence and self-assurance of independent professionals have increased, the…
Creator Economy Trends Report 2023
Creator Economy Staking Out New Territory Independent digital content creators are among the fastest-growing self-employment and independent work segments. Meet…
2023 Life Goals Report: Why Independent Workers Outperform Other Workers in Achieving Life Goals
Post-pandemic, people are rethinking how work fits into their broader life goals. We referred to these changes as The Great…
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…
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…
2022 Contingent Labor Report
The ContingentLabor Imperative: How Agile Enterprises Succeed in a Modern Workforce Model August 2022 How Agile Enterprises Succeed…
Big 4 Consulting Firm Develops A Custom Direct Sourcing Talent Marketplace In Partnership With MBO
In 2015, a Big 4 consulting firm declared that the world of work was changing. Together with executive leadership, the…
Managed Healthcare Company Streamlines Independent Contractor Migration For New Acquisitions
A managed healthcare company based in the Midwest was looking for a better way to streamline onboarding for independent workers….
Leading Cloud-Based Software Company Takes Workforce Optimization To The Next Level
An American cloud-based software company was looking to expand their independent contractor workforce. They needed a vendor who could provide…
Big 4 Consulting Firm Expands International Capabilities
A Big 4 consulting firm had been leveraging MBO’s international partner network for several years. More recently, however, they discovered…
Leading, Publicly-Traded Healthcare Improvement Company Reenvisions Workforce Optimization
A leading publicly-traded healthcare improvement company was looking for a comprehensive solution to find, engage, and retain qualified independent professionals….
Leading Financial Services Provider Realizes Cost Savings, Risk Mitigation And Planned Future Program Growth Via Direct Sourcing On The MBO Platform
A Fortune 500 financial services company based in the Midwest was struggling to manage their contingent worker spend. Procurement was…
Webinars and Events
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…