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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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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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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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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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.


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 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 best business structure for your small 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

The Weekly Independent: January 26, 2020

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How to Repurpose Content

When you run your own company, a big part of marketing your services involves creating content. From keyword-rich writing on your personal website and social media posts to email newsletters or small advertisements, online marketing is all about showing people what makes you an industry expert. But content creation takes time, and as an independent professional you…