INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS

Manage your independent business with our full-service platform

Giving you the winning edge

Get the tools and dedicated support you need to quickly onboard with clients and to manage the financial transactions of your small business.

Our business services solution make working with large enterprise clients a positive, hassle-free experience that delivers operational efficiency to your business.

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BUILD YOUR PROJECT PIPELINE

MBO's Marketplace connects independent talent with our robust network of top enterprise clients. Create a profile, upload your skills, and be notified when a project matching your skills and experience becomes available.

As you work with enterprises, you'll also be added to their networks to receive priority access to future projects.

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BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Work with fellow independents who have related skills to deliver enterprise-scale projects as a team. MBO Communities offer you the power of working for an established company without giving up your independence.

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GROW YOUR INDEPENDENT CONSULTING PRACTICE

MBO Advantage is a new, by-admission offering that helps successful solo independent consulting firms, with expected annual revenues of $300,000 - $1,000,000, grow their book of business.

Access our enterprise-grade back-office suite and use our proprietary teaming solution to partner with other independent professionals on projects. All this, plus expert advisory guidance on key aspects of independent business management.

Leverage MBO's preferred relationships to take advantage of key services, products, and applications to drive your independent business forward.

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MBO PARTNERS

Get projects with top companies

By joining MBO's marketplace, skilled, experienced independent professionals can get projects with industry-leading companies including KPMG, Cisco, Salesforce, Amazon, Deloitte, and PwC.

MBO PARTNERS

Get to work faster and easier

MBO helps you get to work quickly. Through our onboarding and engagement solutions, we help you navigate complex onboarding requirements and simplify financial transactions between you and your client.

MBO Advantage

Maximize your revenue

Maximize your revenue and scale your business by joining MBO Advantage. Get expert support, participate in exclusive events, and receive instant approved vendor status at F500 companies.  

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 AND EDUCATION

Research on the independent workforce

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

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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

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

INTERACTIVE BILL RATE TOOL

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)

SOW TEMPLATE

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

Choose the best business structure for your small business

BUSINESS STRATEGY

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.

Insights

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…

How A Tech Founder Tried to Pivot to Serve Sole Proprietors and Microbusinesses in the Pandemic with Easier PPP Loan Access

We had a chance to sit down with Toby Scammel, the founder of Womply, a platform for small businesses. He shares the story of how their company saw the small business impact of Covid even before the government, and how they have tried to help. What is Womply? Womply is a small business focused technology…

Gross Margin vs. Net Margin

Gross Margin vs. Net Margin: Important Accounting Terms for Self-Employed Professionals Gross margin and net margin are two common profit margin ratios you should track on your company’s income statement. These numbers indicate how good your business is at converting revenue into profit, and are important in assessing the financial health of your business. What…

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9 Self-Employed Tax Deductions You May Overlooking

As an independent professional, properly managing your expenses is not just good business, it’s also a good income strategy. As a business-of-one, you will likely incur fixed costs that can’t be billed back to a client. You may also need to take care of expenses such as health care and retirement. Each of these fixed or variable costs…