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Guides for Independent Professionals

3 Ways to Build Thought Leadership as a Consultant

Learn how to become a thought leader in your field with this MBO Partners guide.

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How to Write a Consultant Contract (Guide and Templates)

Learn how to write and negotiate the right independent consulting agreement. Learn the key ingredients of a contract, different types of contracts, and mistakes to avoid.

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How to Get Your First Client: 6 Steps

Get your consulting business off to a good start by learning the best strategies for finding and getting clients.

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How to Start a Successful Consulting Business

More than 41 million Americans work independently as consultants, freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, and more. If you’re working independently and are…

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Which bill rate is right for you?

How Much to Charge as a Consultant?

Calculate your billing rate and find tips to help you evaluate and maintain your consultant salary.

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Transition to Self-Employment: 9 Steps

Why become self-employed? There has never been a better time to become self employed. In fact, more than 32 million…

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Guides for Enterprises

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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Scope of Work SOW Template for Consulting Services

Learn the critical components to creating a Scope of Work (SOW) document to properly plan and manage your projects.

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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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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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Research, Studies and White Papers

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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Digital Nomads: Leading the Shift to Remote and Distributed Work

Digital Nomads: Leading the Shift to Remote and Distributed Work Who are digital nomads and what is their outlook? In…

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MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2019

A Look Into the 9th Annual State of Independence in America Report The 2019 MBO Partners State of Independence in…

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10 Predictions for the Future of Work

We stand on the precipice of a new way of working. In today’s project-driven economy, more businesses than ever before…

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Elevate: The Enterprise Blueprint for Becoming a Client of Choice

As today’s 41-million strong independent workforce continues to grow and evolve, recruitment and engagement methods must shift to align with worker needs….

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Webinars and Events

Webinar: Expert Tips on How to Calculate Your Bill Rate

As an independent consultant you have a business to run and knowing how much to bill is a really big…

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Are You Ready to Go Solo? The Top 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

There are a lot of things to consider when you are deciding whether to leave your job and start your…

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