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Guides for Independent Professionals

Which bill rate is right for you?

3 Ways to Calculate Your Billing 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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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

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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

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COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad

COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad In 2020, the U.S. and the entire world witnessed a seismic shift…

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Workforce Optimization and the Era of the Agile Enterprise

Workforce Optimization: Transform the Way Work Gets Done A Targeted Consulting Engagement Talent Optimization is Within Your Reach MBO Partners,…

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Building an Agile Workforce in a Post COVID World

The world today is in a near-constant state of change. While we are not yet in full post-COVID-19 territory, organizations…

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Four Forces Driving the New World of Work

If asked what their most strategic asset is, almost any business leader will respond in the same way: “our people.”…

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Attract and Retain Top Talent by Becoming a Client of Choice

A Look Into the 4th Annual Client of Choice Report The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt keenly…

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California’s AB 5 Opens the Door For Independent Contractors

As today’s 41-million strong independent workforce continues to grow and evolve, government and engagement policies must evolve and grow to meet the…

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Webinars and Events

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Direct Source and Engage Highly Skilled Independent Talent with Controlled Cost and Risk

This webinar, presented by MBO Partners and hosted by Spend Matters, features: Recent studies into the demographics of independent professionals…

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Making and Keeping Happy Customers

Without a doubt, satisfying your customers (or prospects) is the best way to grow your business. To accomplish this, some…

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Warm Email Prospecting: Cold Calling without the “Yuck” Factor

Let’s face it — prospecting for clients is a pain, but mostly because we make it much harder than it…

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How to Increase Your Income: Pricing Strategies for Independent Consultants

Being an independent consultant takes a certain level of skill, especially when it comes to the delicate science of pricing…

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Understanding The Contractor: 5 Challenges IC’s Have With Your Enterprise

For this session, we have selected two MBO Associates as our guests. These are consultants that depend on their large…

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