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Guides for Enterprises

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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Direct Sourcing (Guide)

Direct Sourcing (Guide)

As the use of independent professional labor continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient ways to find…

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How to Set Independent Talent Up for Success in 2023 (Guide)

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.

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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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Guides for Independent Professionals

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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Scope of Work Templates for Consultants: With Step by Step (Guide)

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…

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Research, Studies and White Papers

2023 Digital Nomads Report

2023 Digital Nomads Report: Nomadism Enters the Mainstream

Digital Nomads Digital nomads defy a single definition, yet all choose to combine working remotely and traveling for various reasons…

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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…

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Creator Economy 2023

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…

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Life Goals Report

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…

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2022 State of Independence Report

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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Contingent Labor Imperative

2022 Contingent Labor Report

  The ContingentLabor Imperative:   How Agile Enterprises Succeed in a Modern Workforce Model August 2022 How Agile Enterprises Succeed…

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Case Studies

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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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Global Manufacturer Uses Crowdsourcing for R&D and Talent Recruiting

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 Crowdsources Product Line Name Ideas

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

Stand Out From the Crowd: Insights from Expert Recruiters to Get Noticed for Projects

WEBINAR Stand Out From the Crowd: Insights from Expert Recruiters to Get Noticed for Projects The evolution in recruiting has…

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Crowdsource Innovation, Serve Clients Project Needs, and Unleash Residual Income with MindSumo

WEBINAR Crowdsource Innovation, Serve Clients Project Needs, and Unleash Residual Income with MindSumo Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular way to…

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Key Trends for the Future of Work in 2021

Key Trends for the Future Work in 2021

WEBINAR Key Trends for the Future Work in 2021 MBO’s Future of Work roundtable series is a monthly panel-style discussion…

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Bringing Open Innovation to the Future Work

WEBINAR Bringing Open Innovation to the Future Work MBO’s Future of Work roundtable series is a monthly panel-style discussion amongst…

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the Workforce

Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work

WEBINAR Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work The independent workforce is growing rapidly and may soon…

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