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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.

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.

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.


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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: November, 2020

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3 Ways to Retain High-Quality Independent Consultants

Independent talent offer enterprises many benefits including on-demand expertise, staffing flexibility, and better control over employment costs. Today, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to work independently for the many lifestyle and professional benefits it offers. At the same time, businesses are having a hard time finding the skilled professionals that they need. That’s…

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 23, 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. Crowdsource innovation,…

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Contingent Workforce Compliance: What Companies Should Know

Remain both legally compliant and competitive among peers by understanding how to properly work with independent contractors.

Need help finding, engaging, or managing your independent workforce? Contact us today!