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Become a client of choice for top independent professionals

Build strong relationships with the independents who fuel your business strategy and accelerate your success.

We empower your enterprise to continually create better ways to engage with top talent, deliver an exceptional project experience, and operate in the next way of working.

Elevate your independent workforce program.

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Access Top Independent Talent

Find and engage with over 70,000 of the nation's top independent professionals and microbusinesses currently leveraging the MBO platform.

Build and grow directly-sourced communities from known independents within your ecosystem, tap into targeted teams of high-impact talent in our network, or source within our marketplace.


Pursue Open Innovation

Use our crowdsourcing platform MindSumo to tap into the power of more than 500,000 problem solvers to expand upon your toughest business issues.

Then, connect on the MBO platform to fulfill project needs. Our latest acquisition allows enterprises to go from concept to execution seamlessly within the MBO ecosystem.

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Go Beyond Payroll and Compliance

MBO makes it easy to effectively and efficiently manage independent professionals. Compliance and payroll are just the beginning.

Our platform enables the tools, support, and processes not only to make financial transactions easy but also to give your enterprise the intelligence and reporting metrics needed to scale and optimize a comprehensive independent workforce program.


Leverage Known Talent

Through our Communities and Advantage programs, you'll enjoy easy access to the high-quality known talent already working on the MBO platform to solve your most pressing business needs.

Leverage our communities of practice to source and engage skilled teams of independent workers for your most pressing business needs.

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Optimize Your Workforce

MBO delivers solutions you need to make engaging and managing independent professionals compliant and cost-effective.

Our comprehensive platform enables you to build a network of preferred independents and easily engage them through flexible, compliant options that meet both your needs, while consultative support ensures continuous growth.


Insights to Inform & Grow

Build a strategic workforce program guided by insights into the unique needs of top independent professionals.

MBO regularly shares proactive and data-driven insights with clients regarding the state of the independent workforce, talent satisfaction, and future workforce trends, in addition to exclusive event programming.

Key Industry Areas

Learn more about the industries where we have particularly robust expertise

I found talent in half the time, and at half the price that I would through another vendor. Talent was identified and on-boarded within a week. MBO made it easy. I handed the process over to them and they just did it.

- Salesforce


Effectively and efficiently manage independent professionals

Get the tools, support, and processes not only to make financial transactions easy but also to give your enterprise the intelligence and reporting metrics needed to scale and optimize a comprehensive independent workforce program


On-demand access to skilled independent talent

Find qualified independent professionals, post projects, and build your own network of vetted, preferred talent.


Use Communities for easy access to quality talent 

MBO Communities are independently operated groups of highly vetted domain specialists. Leaders, called Mayors, curate communities enterprises can engage in a compliant and efficient manner on the MBO Platform.

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Meet independent professionals’ unique service needs

By understanding the needs of independent talent and having solutions that solve for these requirements, MBO enables leading businesses to build enduring, quality relationships with independent professionals.

Key Resources

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.

2020 State of Independence


The State of Independence in America report is the longest-running comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Now in its 10th year, the 2020 survey finds that full-time independents are satisfied and secure being self-employed and have found their niche in an economy that strives to remain competitive and innovative. 

Workforce Optimization


MBO Partners, the long-time force behind the most advanced non-employee labor strategies, is your doorway to the power and potential of the independent workforce. Through MBO’s Workforce Optimization Consulting offering, you can transform how your business gets work done—in under two months.


The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 1, 2021

Being a successful independent contractor or a Client of Choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Find out…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: February 2021

1. Biden Department of Labor Withdraws Trump Administration Opinion Letters The Biden administration continues to undo actions of the Trump administration. On January 19, the last day of the Trump Administration, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter, FLSA2021-9, which said that owner-operators of tractor-trailer trucks were likely to be independent…

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Building a Workforce Strategy Including Independent Talent

More people than ever before are choosing to work independently. Today, more than 38 million people work independently as consultants, freelancers, contractors, solopreneurs, temporary, or on-call workers, and we predict that this number will only continue to increase in coming years. Workers who have chosen to pursue independence full-time are a well-educated group—73% have four-year…

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Independent Workers Lead Recent Surge in Professional Service Business Applications

Applying for a business tax ID is one of the first steps to starting a business. In 2020, tax ID applications for new businesses surged to 4.35 million, a 24 percent increase over 2019. This data comes from the U.S. Census Business Formation Statistics.  The dataset tracks applications to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for…

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