Entrepreneurs and independent professionals are increasingly turning to coworking locations across the globe for support, resources and interaction with other project based professionals. Recognizing that these real-world facilities fill a key gap in the lifecycle of independent workers, MBO Partners today announced the Coworking Connection, a free educational program for coworking facility owners and community managers.
MBOís 2013 State of Independence in America report revealed that a portion of Americaís 17.7 million independent workers have a growing interest in coworking. Data from industry publication DeskMag validates that coworking is a key future of work industry to watch, with an average of 4.5 new coworking spaces opening every day in the last twelve months. Today, there are over 2,500 coworking spaces worldwide with more than 110,000 members.
"MBO has spent time with key leaders within the coworking community to better understand the sectorís needs," says Aassia Haq, Chief Marketing Officer at MBO Partners. "We believe that coworking acts as a gatekeeper to communities of small businesses, entrepreneurs, experts and start-up businesses around the nation that are building a new, peer-to-peer model of work creation and distribution. In thinking about new ways to work, collaborate and build community, coworking is clearly a pioneer. MBO is proud to share specialized tools, guides, programs and resources so this future-of-work industry can help its members succeed."
The Coworking Connection program supports those who run, operate or manage aspects of a coworking small business support facility. The free program will enable these facilities to deliver even greater value to their members with targeted educational resources that can help independent consultants, contractors, freelancers, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs start, grow and run a business. Facility owners and community managers can learn about the free resource here.
"MBO provides research and tools that Coworking spaces can utilize to better provide the best possible experience for our members. LEXC strives to set the standard and partner with best of breed and this new MBO program for coworking facilities is a no brainer for us," says Liz Elam, current President at League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces (LEXC) and Producer, Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC).
About MBO Partners:
MBO Partners is recognized as the largest and most experienced provider supporting the $250 billion-and-growing independent contracting and consulting sector in America. Our services make it easy for independent contractors, consultants and their clients to do business. For self-employed professionals, MBO Partners manages their entire business infrastructure. Our technology platform includes a proprietary process to handle billing and revenue cycle management, contract administration, business insurances, expense management, tax withholding, health and retirement benefits and more. We couple this with the benefits of direct vendor access into enterprises and the "white glove" attention of a dedicated business manager. For organizations that use contract talent, MBO Partners provides a complete independent contractor aggregation and engagement offering, including compliance and payment solutions for 1099s, sole proprietors and micro-businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.mbopartners.com.