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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.


Attract and engage 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.


Manage the independent talent engagement lifecycle

MBO Access combines our proprietary technology platform with a unique mix of tools, services, and support—creating a seamless start-to-finish experience for both enterprises and independent professionals.


Access to top talent on-demand

Attract qualified independent professionals, post projects, and build your own network of vetted talent from one centralized platform.


Get projects with top companies

Join our independent consulting jobs marketplace to get projects with premier enterprises including Cisco, Salesforce, Siemens, MUFG Union Bank, Entergy, Booz Allen Hamilton, Hewlett Packard, and PwC.


Grow and scale your business

Attract enterprise-level projects, scale your business, and achieve your career goals with step-by-step guidance through the constantly changing independent market.


Work faster and easier

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.


"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

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.


2019 State of Independence

Learn about the 5 key trends that have emerged from the 2019 study of the independent workforce in America - the State of Independence. Our research finds that full-time independents are a persistent and tech-savvy core of the independent workforce.


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Navigating how to properly engage with #IndependentProfessionals can be confusing given evolving laws and lack of precedent. Learn the risks involved with using this talent pool and how to mitigate them. #IndependentWorkforce #Misclassification


Certified Self-Employed

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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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 Company

“The future of working is clearly moving towards an increasingly mixed model of independent and full time workers. MBO enables our organization to build our network of talent so we have even greater access to engage independent talent compliantly.”

- Hazzen Muñoz, Director, Global Talent Contingent Workforce Solutions, Ecolab

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.


How much a compliant independent contractor engagement program costs

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.


Get your next independent consulting project through MBO's marketplace

Get projects with top companies looking for skilled, experienced independent talent.  

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