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Guides for Enterprises

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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)

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)

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)

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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How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

The landscape of work has been in flux for some time as technologies and societal shifts have influenced how companies…

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Guides for Independent Professionals

6 Consulting Frameworks for Small Business (Guide + Worksheets)

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)

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)

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)

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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How to Write and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Guide)

How to Write and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Guide)

Learn how to write and deliver proposals as a consultant.

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6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)

6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)

How to overcome a common roadblock to independent consulting success

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Research, Studies and White Papers

AI in the Future of Work Report 2024

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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2024 Creator Economy Report

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: Macro Market

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

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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2023 State of Independence Report

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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Unleashing the Power of Direct Sourcing: Report and Roadmap for Success

Unleash the Power of Direct Sourcing: Pave Your Pathway to Workforce Optimization Download the Report Take Your Talent Sourcing to…

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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

Tap Into the Power of Learning Agility

Tap Into the Power of Learning Agility

WEBINAR Tap Into the Power of Learning Agility It’s difficult to succeed as an independent professional if you’re only focused…

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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

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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IR35 & the Private Sector_ Prepare & Protect Your Business

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

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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IR35_ What US Executives Must Know

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

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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The CARES Act What Enterprises & Small Businesses Need to Know

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

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

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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

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

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