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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Leverage Our Unmatched Expertise

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.

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Workforce Optimization Awaits

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.


Go Far 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.



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 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.


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.

2019 State of Independence


The State of Independence in America report is the longest-running comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Now in its 9th year, the 2019 survey finds full-time independents are a persistent, confident, and tech-savvy core of the independent workforce.

Direct Sourcing


MBO Partners is leading the next way of working in a post-COVID-19 world by helping client partners find and manage pools of independent talent. Determine your ideal workforce mix in a proprietary Workforce Optimization engagement, or, if you're already ready to move, let us set up an effective direct sourcing strategy and program for you. 


The Weekly Independent: August 3, 2020

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. Three primary…

10 Strategies to Reduce Contractor Compliance Risk


Understanding how to properly engage and manage independent contractors is critical for the modern business. If you suspect that your company’s independent contractor engagement practices heighten your risk profile, it’s important to make sure you have a good understanding of what today’s most forward-looking enterprises are doing to reduce their compliance risk. 10 Compliance Strategies to…

Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: July, 2020

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. Courts in Massachusetts and New Jersey Both…

When is an Independent Contractor an Employee?

Today, organizations have many different approaches to building their workforce. Traditionally, businesses relied on a base of full-time employees, perhaps supplemented by temporary workers to fill seasonal or short-term needs. In recent years, however, companies are increasingly incorporating independent contractors into their talent strategies. And no wonder—independent professionals bring substantial financial benefits, access to in-demand…

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