Fortune – August 19, 2016
Why is that a problem? In a word, productivity. A recent report by MBO Partners says that independent workers contribute just 7% of the nation’s GDP. In other words, self-employed workers are less than half as productive as their counterparts with full-time jobs. And that’s a real problem.
Spend Matters – August 09, 2016
Finally, there has been discussion of the concept of “dependent contractor,” as well as advocacy by interested private parties, such as MBO Partners and its proposal for the institution of a new “worker certification” called Certified Self-Employed (CSE).
Yahoo! Finance – August 05, 2016
MBO Partners, a company that provides enterprise software to the firms that employ independent workers, estimated that there were nearly 40 million independent workers over the age of 20 in 2015.
Fast Company – August 03, 2016
Of the 16.9 million self-employed workers MBO Partners recently identified as actively working full time in the U.S., 63% want to stay independent, compared with the 22% who want to build a bigger business from their solo efforts. At the same time, only 3% call ourselves entrepreneurs.
Forbes – August 02, 2016
Two statistics tell the story: In the U.S., there are currently nearly 40 million self-employed workers age 21 and over, according to the 2016 State of Independence report by MBO Partners. By 2021, the research firm predicts that just under half of the U.S. population (48%) will be independent or have tried independent work in their lifetime.
Recruiter – July 14, 2016
“Millennials are passionate about the benefits of independent work, like the ability to support their passions, control their own careers, and have a flexible schedule,” says Gene Zaino, CEO of MBO Partners, a provider of business and technology solutions for independent workers. “Self-employment is an ideal choice for younger workers who are willing to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and who may want to use multiple streams of income to find a ‘perfect fit’ for their later career path. In fact, half of millennials surveyed feel they can earn more money through gig-based work than they would through traditional employment.”
Staffing Industry Analysts – July 12, 2016
Mark Stringer of MBO Partners UK shares his insights regarding the Brexit decision's impact on independent contractors (and independent contractor clients) in the UK.
AlterNet – July 01, 2016
Gen-X, according to a 2012 report by MBO Partners, was the first generation to fully embrace the gig economy, meaning that instead of working a regular full-time job, they hustle to make a living as freelancers.
Forbes – June 30, 2016
The number of six-figure freelancers is rising dramatically, according to a new report by MBO Partners, a provider of back-office support to independent workers in Herndon, VA. Three million full-time independent workers—or 17.9% of full-time free agents— earned more than $100,000 in 2016, compared to 2 million in 2011—a 50% increase, the report found.
Small Biz Daily – June 28, 2016
Small Biz Daily profiles MBO Partners' 2016 State of Independence report.