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 •  April 26

On one side of the room, individuals sit scattered among the rows of work tables, typing away and talking to their neighbor. Others are filling their cups with fresh coffee around a large kitchen island. Across the room, private booths are taken up by those seeking a little more privacy for a business call. And around the corner, a team is talking...

MBO Partners

 •  April 26

Agile Enterprise: an organization or business that moves quickly; one that acts and reacts in a rapid manner. In a business climate obsessed with short-term results, it’s no surprise that the word ‘agility’ has become synonymous with enterprise strategy. Now more than ever, enterprises must create ways to become more agile simply to remain...

MBO Partners

 •  April 25

While working as an independent professional is certainly rewarding, like any job, it can be stressful at times. How you choose to manage this stress will impact your ability to enjoy your work and achieve long-term success. You want to shine on, not burn out. Follow these three steps to identify and reduce your level of stress. First, recognize...

MBO Partners

 •  April 19

Setting yourself apart from the crowd can be challenging in today’s competitive business world. As an independent consultant, your knowledge and expertise can be the difference between landing the assignments and clients you want, and struggling to prove your value. Displaying skills above and beyond the basics of your field can give you a...

MBO Partners

 •  April 18

There has never been a better time to consider making the leap to independence. Today, more people than ever are pursuing an independent career and companies are increasingly engaging independent talent. That’s not too surprising as self-employment offers many perks such as the ability to pursue your passion, control your own schedule, and be your...

MBO Partners

 •  April 12

Today, independent professionals comprise 31% of the private U.S. workforce and this number is on the rise. In the past, companies may have relied on internal referrals or staffing agencies as the go-to solution to recruit independent professional talent or FTE, but today organizations are finding new ways to reach this talent directly. Online...

MBO Partners

 •  April 10

Working out the details of your contract with a client is a big task to check off your list, but as you get ready to begin your next project there’s still a lot of planning to do. Even if you don’t create a formal project plan, thinking through project risks, responsibilities, and goals can help you stay organized, determine what tasks to...

MBO Partners

 •  April 6

When you've been in the business for years and you've developed a strong reputation, it can become easy to grow complacent. Understandably, you appreciate your current clients, you feel comfortable working with them, and you feel secure. But things can change in a minute; clients can go out of business, have a change of leadership, or simply decide...

MBO Partners

 •  April 5

As an independent professional, you do a lot of your work on your own. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and creating your own goals are just some of the major perks of working independently. But in order to be successful, you can't do it all on your own—developing a strong network and cultivating key relationships with others is key to...

MBO Partners

 •  April 4

Independence is a great career option for Millennials. Rather than competing for a traditional job, you can build a project-based business with multiple clients. Working as an independent can be one of the best ways to enjoy a flexible schedule, personal freedom, comfortable income, and a fun, rewarding career. Millennials have surpassed Baby...