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INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS

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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CUT THROUGH COMPLEXITY

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.

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COMMAND CONFIDENCE

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.

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CHARGE AHEAD

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

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MBO PARTNERS

Access projects with top enterprises

By joining MBO's marketplace, skilled, experienced independent professionals can access projects with premier enterprises including Cisco, Salesforce, Amazon, Deloitte, and PwC.

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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.

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)

SCOPE OF WORK 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 right legal entity for your 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

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Why are Soft Skills Important?

Well-rounded, highly-developed soft skills can be invaluable to business success. While soft skills can at times be more difficult to develop than hard skills—more quantifiable attributes such as web design, accounting, or editing experience—they are arguably equally important in running a successful business. What are Soft Skills? Soft skills, often called people skills or emotional…

The Weekly Independent: October 14, 2019

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. • Skilled…

The Best Business Books to Finish in 2019

One of the challenges of being an independent contractor is that you don’t have an employer offering regular professional development opportunities. But that’s okay, because you can be proactive in building your own personal library of inspiring books that’ll help you take your career to the next level. Taking time to read business books allows…

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