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Guides for Independent Professionals
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.
Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)
Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business
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…
How to Write and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Template)
Learn how to write and deliver proposals as a consultant.
6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)
How to overcome a common roadblock to independent consulting success
Scope of Work Templates for Consultants: With Step by Step Guide
Find a step by step guide on creating a Scope of Work document that outlines the basic details of your…
Guides for Enterprises
How to Set Independent Talent Up for Success in 2023 (Guide)
This guide covers best practices for a company and its managers to set up their independent talent for success in 2023. These practices are part of building an optimized workforce. It also includes self-assessments that help determine what’s working and where improvement is needed.
Worker Classification Tests: DOL, IRS, State Tests for Classifying Workers
Worker classification is a topic of increasing importance as the independent workforce continues to grow in number. Workers can be…
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.
How to Make Direct Sourcing Part of Your Contingent Talent Strategy (Guide and Checklist)
Key factors to consider when incorporating direct sourcing into a contingent talent strategy
3 Ways to Manage Freelancers and Independent Contractors (Guide)
Compare independent contractor engagement alternatives to find the one that works best for you.
How to Engage Independent Contractors (Guide): Costs and Methods
Learn how to engage contractors using best practices that reduce costs, attract top talent, and reduce misclassification risk.
Research, Studies and White Papers
5 Ways to Attract Top Talent and Become a Client of Choice (Report)
For years, the balance of power has been shifting. As the self-confidence and self-assurance of independent professionals have increased, the…
Creator Economy Trends Report 2023
Creator Economy Staking Out New Territory Independent digital content creators are among the fastest-growing self-employment and independent work segments. Meet…
2023 Life Goals Report: Why Independent Workers Outperform Other Workers in Achieving Life Goals
Post-pandemic, people are rethinking how work fits into their broader life goals. We referred to these changes as The Great…
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…
2022 Digital Nomads Report Shows 131% Growth Since 2019
Digital Nomads Working from the Road: The Aspirations and Reality for Digital Nomads Digital Nomads – people who embrace a…
2022 Contingent Labor Report
The ContingentLabor Imperative: How Agile Enterprises Succeed in a Modern Workforce Model August 2022 How Agile Enterprises Succeed…
A Big 4 Consulting Firm Outsources Independent Talent Recruitment to Build a Successful Direct Sourcing Program
Outsourcing talent recruitment provides a big 4 consulting firm with a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed…
Global IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions business brings controls and processes into IR35 compliance
The risks and responsibilities of the new IR35 legislation created some challenges for the global IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions…
National Home Products Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its New Product Ideas
A home products manufacturer needed a way to rapidly generate 20-25 new product ideas per month working within a tight…
Fortune 500 Consulting Firm Gets Better Ideas and Faster Turnaround for Client Using Crowdsourcing
A major global consulting firm was looking for a fast solution to handle the ideation component of its client engagements….
Major Global Industrial Manufacturer Crowdsources Novel R&D Concepts and Identifies Top Candidates for Technical Positions
A major global industrial manufacturer needed a way to think outside the box for ideas on how to improve on…
Fortune 500 CPG Company Uses MindSumo to Crowdsource Names for a New Line of Products
A global CPG company was launching a new product line in an entirely new market segment. The company wanted a…
Webinars and Events
Going Independent: Are You Ready to Make the Leap?
WEBINAR Going Independent: Are You Ready to Make the Leap? Independent working provides greater freedom and flexibility, and even the…
5 Steps to Recharge Your Marketing Strategy
WEBINAR 5 Steps to Recharge Your Marketing Strategy When your marketing strategy is not coming together, it may be time…
5 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance
WEBINAR 5 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance Work-life balance has everything to do with life and nothing to do with…
How to Cultivate a Leadership Network
WEBINAR Cultivating a Leadership Network Leaders with good networks tend to be promoted more rapidly, enjoy greater career mobility, and…
The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business
WEBINAR The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business One-person businesses reaching a million dollars in revenue has been the biggest trend in the…
What Tax Reform Means for Independent Professionals and Their Clients (Webinar)
WEBINAR What Tax Reform Means for Independent Professionals & Their Clients The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the biggest…