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Guides for Enterprises

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Calculate Your Worker Misclassification Risk

Independent Contractor Risk Assessment is Important Independent contractor misclassification is an important concept to grasp when engaging contingent workers. While…

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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)

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)

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)

Learn what causes independent contractor engagement risk and how to mitigate that risk.

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Guides for Independent Professionals

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7 Tips for Writing a Client Report (with Sample Report)

Writing a client report is essential for communicating your progress on a project and managing and building positive relationships with clients.   What…

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Consulting Fee and Bill Rate Calculator

Using a consulting fees calculator can help you understand how much to charge for your services. As an independent professional,…

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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)

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)

Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business

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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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Research, Studies and White Papers

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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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: 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 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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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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State of Independence Report 2022

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…

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Case Studies

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How a Global Professional Services Corporation Tapped Open Innovation for Social Impact

How can a corporation that is serious about social responsibility launch the most effective campaigns in its focus areas?

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Quick Solve Challenges Prime the Innovation Pump for a Global Technology Company

Innovation comes in big and small sizes. Moonshots—those products and services that disrupt the status quo and create new realities—are…

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Big 4 Consulting Firm Saves 40% on Contingent Talent Recruiting

Outsourcing talent recruitment provides a big 4 consulting firm with a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed…

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Global IT business saves £200 Million in liability through IR35 compliance

The risks and responsibilities of the new IR35 legislation created some challenges for the global IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions…

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Case Study: National Home Products Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its New Product Ideas

National Home Products Company Crowdsources 50% of New Product Ideas

A home products manufacturer needed a way to rapidly generate 20-25 new product ideas per month working within a tight…

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Fortune 500 Consulting Firm Uses Crowdsourcing for New Solution Ideas

A major global consulting firm was looking for a fast solution to handle the ideation component of its client engagements….

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Webinars and Events

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How to Make & Keep Customers Happy

WEBINAR How to Make & Keep Customers Happy Satisfying your customers is the best way for you to grow your…

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Leveraging Independent Contractors in the Talent War

WEBINAR Leveraging Independent Contractors in the Talent War It is no secret that acquiring and maintaining top independent talent is…

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Strategies for Billion Dollar Success Amidst Endless Innovation

Strategies for Billion Dollar Success Amidst Endless Innovation

WEBINAR Strategies for Billion Dollar Success Amidst Endless Innovation Oftentimes, we go for the typical route of working for a…

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How to Start a Consulting Business

How to Start a Consulting Business

WEBINAR How to Start a Consulting Business Consultants are often so eager to win business that they no longer set…

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7 Ways Independent Consultants Can Become Thought Leaders

7 Ways Independent Consultants Can Become Thought Leaders

WEBINAR 7 Ways Independent Consultants Can Become Thought Leaders Being a thought leader is often incorporated with marketing because it…

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5 Elements of Personal Brand Positioning

5 Elements of Personal Brand Positioning

WEBINAR 5 Elements of Personal Brand Positioning Independent professionals need to learn actionable tactics to create a clear and concise…

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