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Guides for Independent Professionals

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7 Business Strategy Frameworks for Consulting and Small Business

MIN 3 READ What is a business strategy framework? Business strategy frameworks are useful tools that help you analyze the issue, structure your…

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5 Strategies for Managing a Small Business

Consulting Fees: How Much Should I Charge?

MIN 2 READ 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)

MIN 3 READ How to create and optimize a website that promotes your business and generates leads

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Business Insurance Requirements for Independent Consultants

5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work

MIN 3 READ 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

3 Ways to Calculate Your Billing Rate for Consulting Services

MIN 5 READ 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

How to Transition from Full Time Worker to Self Employed: 9 Steps

MIN 4 READ 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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Guides for Enterprises

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How to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors

MIN 2 READ Learn three approaches to independent contractor engagement and tips for how to best manage your independent workforce.

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9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

MIN 2 READ 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

What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk?

MIN 3 READ 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?

MIN 3 READ 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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10 Strategies to Reduce Contractor Compliance Risk

MIN 2 READ 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

The Costs of Independent Contractor Engagement

MIN 3 READ 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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Research, Studies and White Papers

Contingent Labor Report

2022 Contingent Labor Report

MIN 3 READ   The Contingent Labor Imperative:   How Agile Enterprises Succeed in a Modern Workforce Model August 2022 How Agile Enterprises…

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Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads: The 2021 Workforce Trend

MIN 3 READ WORKFORCE TRENDS Digital Nomads: Advancing the Next Way of Working READ THE RESEARCH BRIEF DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL NOMADS RESEARCH…

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Corporate Use of Branded Talent Marketplaces

MIN 2 READ RESEARCH BRIEF Contingent Labor Trends: Corporate Use of Branded Talent Marketplaces CONTACT US Enterprises today are having to adapt to…

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2021 State of Independence Report

MBO Partners State of Independence in America Report 2021

MIN 2 READ 11TH ANNUAL STATE OF INDEPENDENCE The Great Realization In our 2021 report, we look at how Americans are rethinking what…

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Digital Nomads: How COVID-19 Impacted Digital Nomads

MIN 2 READ 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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Building an Agile Workforce in a Post COVID World

MIN 2 READ Building an Agile Workforce in a Post-COVID World Shift to a strategic mindset through workforce optimization Download the white paper…

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Case Studies

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A Big 4 Consulting Firm Outsources Independent Talent Recruitment to Build a Successful Direct Sourcing Program

MIN < 1 MIN READ 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, networking and cybersecurity solutions business brings controls and processes into IR35 compliance

MIN < 1 MIN READ 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 Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its New Product Ideas

MIN < 1 MIN READ 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 Gets Better Ideas and Faster Turnaround for Client Using Crowdsourcing

MIN < 1 MIN READ A major global consulting firm was looking for a fast solution to handle the ideation component of its client engagements….

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Major Global Industrial Manufacturer Crowdsources Novel R&D Concepts and Identifies Top Candidates for Technical Positions

MIN < 1 MIN READ A major global industrial manufacturer needed a way to think outside the box for ideas on how to improve on…

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Fortune 500 CPG Company Uses MindSumo to Crowdsource Names for a New Line of Products

MIN < 1 MIN READ A global CPG company was launching a new product line in an entirely new market segment. The company wanted a…

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Webinars and Events

Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Independent Consulting Revenue

Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Independent Consulting Revenue in 2020 and Beyond

MIN 2 READ WEBINAR Using an Executive Coach to Accelerate Your Independent Consulting Revenue in 2020 and Beyond In this exclusive webinar, Melisa…

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What the CARES Act Means for Independent Workers, Self-Employed Professionals & Freelancers

What the CARES Act Means for Independent Workers, Self-Employed Professionals, & Freelancers

MIN 2 READ WEBINAR What the CARES Act Means for Independent Workers, Self-Employed Professionals, & Freelancers Determining the benefits of the Coronavirus Aid,…

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The CARES Act What Enterprises & Small Businesses Need to Know

The CARES Act: What Enterprises and Small Businesses Need to Know

MIN 2 READ WEBINAR The CARES Act: What Enterprises and Small Businesses Need to Know It is challenging to grasp and incorporate the…

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IR35_ What US Executives Must Know

What US Executives Must Know About IR35’s Impact in the UK for Independent Contractors

MIN 2 READ WEBINAR What US Executives Must Know About IR35’s Impact in the UK for Independent Contractors There is a growing concern…

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IR35 & the Private Sector_ Prepare & Protect Your Business

IR35 and the Private Sector: How to Prepare and Protect Your Business

MIN 2 READ WEBINAR IR35 and the Private Sector: How to Prepare and Protect Your Business The IR35 is the United Kingdom’s (UK)…

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Becoming a Client of Choice in 2020 What Your Organization Needs to Know to Attract, Engage, and Re-Engage Top Independent Talent

Becoming a Client of Choice in 2020: What Your Organization Needs to Know to Attract, Engage, and Re-Engage Top Independent Talent

MIN 2 READ WEBINAR Becoming a Client of Choice in 2020 What Your Organization Needs to Know to Attract, Engage, and Re-Engage Top…

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