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Guides for Independent Professionals

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Consulting Fees: How Much Should I Charge?

Deciding what you should charge for your consulting services is an important step for all independent professionals. Learn how to calculate a cost-based bill rate with this video tutorial.

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Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

How to create and optimize a website that promotes your business and generates leads

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5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work

When it comes to consulting, your reputation can be everything—so why risk it? Here’s how to keep your record clean and your clients satisfied.

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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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Guides for Enterprises

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9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

Is your company aware of the risks that independent contractor misclassification can pose? Find out what exactly they are and how to avoid them.

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk?

Realize the competitive advantage of making independent talent part of your workforce strategy by creating a compliance program that manages legal risk and brings top talent to your doorstep.

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5 Benefits of an Enterprise Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

Savvy organizations of all types are increasingly incorporating independent professional talent into their workforces. And they are looking for ways…

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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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Research, Studies and White Papers

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MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2020

A New Version of the American Dream Dive into the report, our interactive look at 10 trends that matter, listen…

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Digital Nomads: How COVID-19 Impacted Digital Nomadism

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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Workforce Optimization and the Era of the Agile Enterprise

Workforce Optimization: Transform the Way Work Gets Done Powered by MBO Partners, the Deep Job Platform Enabling the Future of…

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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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Webinars and Events

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Land Federal Government Projects As An Independent Consultant

Federal government contracting is complex, quirky, and hard to break into. For small and large businesses, it can sometimes take…

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Land Your Next Client: Become a Preferred Consultant for Top Enterprises

Deepak Lalwani discusses how successful self-employed professionals land their next clients, while also keeping their current clients satisfied. During the webinar, Deepak…

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Building Effective Client Presentations

This exciting MBO Partners webinar features practical strategies for designing and managing client presentations in ways that are impactful and actionable….

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Use The 5 Elements of Personal Brand Positioning To Land New Clients

This one-hour MBO Partners webinar features nationally recognized branding expert Amanda Miller Littlejohn, an award-winning PR practitioner, personal branding coach, and founder…

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7 Things Independent Consultants Need to Know To Become a Thought Leader

All thought leaders are experts, but not all experts are thought leaders. In this MBO Partners webinar, we learned from author…

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New Year, New You: Creating, Maintaining and Growing Your Independent Business

Plan for success this year and beyond with executive leadership coach Bonnie Moore, CEO of Moore Lead & Learn, LLC….

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