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Giving you a winning edge

Get direct access to top enterprise organizations and projects.

We’re constantly looking to the future to help you connect with top-tier clients, stay ahead of the competition, and thrive in the next way of working.

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MBO’s relationships with enterprises, policy makers, and independent professionals give you direct access to unparalleled knowledge of the independent workforce.

Our experienced team will help you navigate even the most confusing corporate processes and regulations—providing the guidance you need to minimize risk, stay focused on your work, and grow your project pipeline.



Know that you’ll have the resources and operational foundation required to attract enterprise-level projects, scale your business, and achieve your career goals.

MBO Access, our complete suite of back office and operating services, robust tools, and expert guidance will help you minimize administrative tasks and focus more of your time on doing the work you want to do.



We’ll guide you step-by-step through the constantly changing independent market, helping you find new ways to get further, faster.

With our close connections and definitive research into the independent workforce, you’ll stay ahead of where the market is moving as you grow your business.

Join MBO's marketplace and find consulting projects with top companies looking for independent talent



Work faster and easier

Our MBO Access program eases complicated enterprise client processes, guiding you through on-boarding, assisting you with time and expense management, and taking on administrative tasks that come between you and your client manager.


Access projects with top enterprises

Our proprietary marketplace connects you with over premier enterprises including Cisco, Salesforce, Amazon, Deloitte, and PwC.

Since joining MBO, I feel like an independent contracting evangelist because of the newfound opportunities and flexibility I've gained. I’m hoping to continue referring my fellow independents in order to pay it all forward.

- Wade F., Independent Professional


Research on the independent workforce

MBO conducts industry-leading research that fuels our development of the tools that serve your emerging needs.


Insights that power every aspect of our service

Close connections with enterprise clients and the top independent professionals they seek gives MBO a rich source of insight to drive ongoing innovation and advancement.


Advocacy to empower the independent workforce

Our relationships with policy makers and regulators put MBO on the frontlines of advancing how the independent workforce works.

Key Resources

Find your ideal bill rate


Deciding on how much to charge can be a challenge. With the MBO Bill Rate Calculator, you can quickly identify costs and determine a fair yet profitable bill rate for your services.

How to create a scope of work (SOW)


Learn the critical components that make up an independent professional's scope of work, and create your own with our SOW template.

Choose the right legal entity for your business


Independents have many business structure options, from sole proprietor to C-Corporation. Learn the differences between each and identify the one that will best serve your needs.


The Weekly Independent: June 24, 2019

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