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Startups Scramble to Define ‘Employee’

By MBO Partners

While there are no definitive statistics around the number of workers involved in the on-demand economy, consulting firm MBO Partners estimated 17.9 million people worked in 2014 as independents for 15 hours or more a week.

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Why more workers are saying ëno thanksí to a full-time job

By MBO Partners

The number of independent workers increased by 12 percent in the past five years, and nearly 80 percent of those who work for themselves plan on remaining independent, according to a new report by MBO Partners. One in seven non-independent workers is considering going freelance. Nearly 80 percent of freelance workers say that theyíre happier…

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Why Do People Become Freelancers?

By MBO Partners

Intuit INTU +1.6% projects that by 2020 40% of Americans will be freelancing, a study by the Freelancers Union found that†34% of the American workforce is already freelancing, and MBO Partners found that there are currently almost 18 million full-time independent workers today.

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Independent Workforce And America’s New Economy

By MBO Partners

The [MBO] infographic contains data tracking the rise of the independent workforce in America and independent workersí changing lifestyles, motivations, and satisfaction over the last five years.

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The Independent Workforce “Big Picture” – Services Procurement Professionals Take Note

By MBO Partners

Independent contractor engagement solution provider MBO Partners recently released initial findings and an infographic from its annual research, which add up to a “big picture” that services procurement and contingent workforce professionals cannot ignore.

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This Is Why You Should Consider Dumping Your Traditional Job

By MBO Partners

According to the 2015 edition of the State of Independence report from MBO Partners, a business services company focusing on the self-employed, 79% of independent workers say they are happier working on their own. The full report will not be released until the fall, but Steve King, partner at the small business analysis firm Emergent…

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Making and Keeping Happy Customers

By MBO Partners

Without a doubt, satisfying your customers (or prospects) is the best way to grow your business. To accomplish this, some consultants focus on maximizing revenue and investment returns, while others focus on developing and nurturing customer relationships. Both are often necessary for success, but it’s difficult to find the appropriate balance of these seemingly opposing…

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Freelance Writers are Trendsetters: State of Freelance Work in the US

By MBO Partners

In late June, 2015, the company MBO Partners–an expert on independent workers–released a mass amount of data on the state of freelancers (consultants, independent workers, etc.) in the US. The bottom line points to a “fundamentally transformed American labor market” wherein freelance workers not only have dramatically increased in overall amount, but have also wielded…

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Independent Workforce: 12% Increase to 18 Million Full Time Workers

By MBO Partners

The independent workforce grew 12% over the past five years, reaching close to 18 million full-time independent workers in 2015, according to the first release of data from MBO Partnersí 2015 State of Independence in America research. This compares to 7% growth in overall employment over the same five-year period. The research forecasts the trend…

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Uber Driver is an Employee not Contractor, says California

By MBO Partners

“These costs can be allocated across all parties involved in the work arrangement, from the employer to the worker to the consumer,” said Gene Zaino, CEO of MBO Partners, a management services company for independent professionals. “For Uber, it does not mean that its business model is invalid. It just needs a good system to…

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