Leading the next
way of working.
MBO Partners makes it easier for enterprises and top independent professionals to work together, delivering innovative solutions that enable both organizations and talent to thrive in the independent economy.
Advancing the interests of all
We empower both sides of the independent workforce economy by creating a bridge between independent professionals and enterprise organizations.
Driving change on the ground
Our innovative solutions are informed by the real needs of the enterprise organizations and independent professionals we support, and are optimized to fuel their growth and success.
Leading the Charge
We're committed to delivering new ideas that challenge workforce norms and keep the independent economy moving forward.
Become the client of choice for top independent professionals
Build and manage a strategic workforce program designed to seamlessly attract, engage, and re-engage top independents—all from a single point of entry.
Get support through the entire independent engagement lifecycle
MBO Access combines our proprietary technology platform with a unique mix of tools, services, and processes—creating a seamless start-to-finish experience for both enterprises and independent professionals..
Get direct, on-demand access to top talent
Attract qualified independent professionals, post projects, and build your own community of vetted talent from one centralized platform.
Giving you the winning edge
Attract enterprise-level projects, scale your business, and achieve your career goals with step-by-step guidance through the constantly changing independent market.
We help make independent work as simple as possible
MBO Access cuts through complicated enterprise client processes—guiding you through on-boarding, assisting you with time and expense management, and taking on administrative tasks that come between you and your client manager.
Get direct access to top enterprises and projects
Our proprietary marketplace connects you with premier enterprises including Cisco, Salesforce, Amazon, Deloitte, and PwC.
"At MBO, we create solutions that give enterprises the tools they need to compete while also helping independent professionals succeed during challenging times.”
- Bryan Peña, Chief of Market Strategy
MBO Partners delivers solutions that make it safer and easier for enterprise organizations and top independent professionals to work together. Through its proprietary platform, MBO has built a comprehensive workforce platform and ecosystem that fuels both sides of the independent economy. MBO strengthens relationships, minimizes risk, and maximizes value for its clients. Its unmatched experience and industry leadership enable it to operate on the forefront of the independent economy and consistently advance the next way of working.
Client of Choice
Today more than ever, businesses must compete for the best and brightest talent. The Client of Choice report explores the key motivations and drivers of independent professionals, and examines policy structures, procedures, and engagement practices that can help you attract top talent.
2018 State of Independence
The State of Independence in America report is the longest-running comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Now in its eighth year, the 2018 survey paints a nuanced picture of the 42 million Americans who work independently, with today’s professionals emerging as strong, mature, and satisfied.
Innovation within the American workplace has outpaced the evolution of laws and rules, creating regulatory gaps on issues ranging from independent contractor compliance to guaranteed worker protections. MBO has proposed a modern solution—the Certified Self-Employed worker (CSE)—to address these issues and remove the risks associated with hiring independent talent.
10 Predictions for the Future of Independent Work
In today’s project-driven economy, more businesses than ever are engaging an external workforce to help operate at full capacity and meet demand, positioning independent professionals to continue to be a critical resource for years to come.
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Want More Expert Tips and Resources?
Independent Contractors vs. Employees: 10 Differences You Need to Know
Laws, tests, and definitions of what differentiates independent contractors from employees are full of nuances and exceptions. With the constant small tweaks and adjustments to laws and varying tests from different government agencies, it can be difficult to keep things straight.
6 Tips for Building and Maintaining Client Relationships
It’s common for small business owners and independent professionals to focus their resources on gaining new business. However, new projects don’t always mean new clients.
Our State of Independence in America research is the longest-running and most robust research report on the independent economy. Conducted annually since 2011, our report includes analysis of more than 21,000 in-depth surveys from independent workers.
The costs of independent contractor engagement methods
Learn about the costs associated with different independent contractor engagement methods and review a case study to see cost savings in action.
Find your ideal bill rate
Deciding on how much to charge can be a challenge. With the MBO Bill Rate Calculator, you can quickly identify costs and determine a fair, yet profitable, bill rate for your services.
How to create an independent consulting scope of work (SOW)
Learn the critical components that make up a scope of work, and create your own with our SOW template.