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How to Break Into the Creator Economy in a Digital Age

The way we consume entertainment and news has shifted tremendously within the past decade. Whereas ...

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MBO Partners® Receives Certification to ISO 9001 Standards

ISO 9001:2015 issued to MBO Partners after demonstrated ability to meet customer, statutory, and regulatory standards   MBO Partners, the leading deep job platform designed for enterprise and independent contractor use, announced today it has obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification.  “MBO Partners is proud to have achieved ISO 9001 certification in its first year of trying,” said…

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U.S. Sees Sharpest Rise in Independent Workforce in More Than 50 Years

MBO Partners latest data report shows record-breaking growth in number of independent workers from 38 million in 2020 to over 51 million in 2021 AUSTIN, TX – December 7, 2021​ – MBO Partners released its 11th Annual State of Independence in America report, the country’s longest-running end-to-end study of the American independent workforce. In the…

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First Ever Sizing Study Reveals 7.1 Million Americans Participate in the Creator Economy, Earning Money from Platforms Like YouTube, TikTok and Instagram

-New research from MBO Partners shows that 7.1 million creators earn income from their work; the creator economy is 75% Millennial and Gen Z self-employed workers, 63% of whom work only part time in the creator space. AUSTIN, TX – November 16, 2021​ –A new study from ​MBO Partners® shows that 2021 is the year…

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MBO In the News

MBO is featured regularly in respected resources, such as Forbes, Spend Matters, Fast Company and Inc.  Learn more about how MBO is making a positive impact on the independent workforce economy.

How to Break Into the Creator Economy in a Digital Age

The way we consume entertainment and news has shifted tremendously within the past decade. Whereas once we relied solely on TVs or news outlets to consume information, now we tune into our peers and listen. It’s a movement that has changed the way we think, interact and relate to each other. It’s the creator economy: the collection, creation and distribution…

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Working on the road: How digital nomads have the best of both worlds

According to a 2021 report titled The Digital Nomad Search Continues, by independent workplace consultants MBO Partners, digital nomads are “people who choose to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the internet-connected world” and they are redefining the way we perceive the work-life balance.

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Working on the road: How digital nomads have the best of both worlds

After the changes that disrupted the professional and corporate worlds, many people, armed with their luggage, passports, laptops, a good Wi-Fi connection and flexible work conditions, can now work from just about anywhere while travelling – they are called digital nomads. According to a 2021 report titled The Digital Nomad Search Continues, by independent workplace consultants MBO Partners,…

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MBO Partners delivers solutions that make it safer and easier for enterprise organizations and top independent professionals to work together. Through its proprietary platform, MBO has built a comprehensive workforce ecosystem that fuels both sides of the independent economy. MBO strengthens relationships, minimizes risk, and maximizes value for its clients. Its unmatched experience and industry leadership enable it to operate on the forefront of the independent economy and consistently advance the next way of working. To learn more, visit mbopartners.com.

About Us

For more than 20 years, MBO Partners has been delivering solutions that make it safer and easier for enterprise organizations and independent professionals to work together. We've built a unique, dual-sided ecosystem comprising many of the most prominent enterprise organizations and the world's largest community of independent professional talent. This gives MBO unmatched insight and hands-on experience with the real needs of both sides of the independent economy. It also enables us to continually strengthen relationships, minimize risk, and maximize value for our clients.
At MBO, we are committed to uncovering and advancing new ideas and solutions that challenge workforce norms. We use a combination of our experience, thought leadership, research and advocacy to create premier independent workforce programs that span the engagement lifecycle, ensure legal compliance, and scale to our clients' needs. Our hallmark research, the State of Independence in America study, is the longest-running and most robust research report on the independent economy. It helps fuel our products and services, which we design to meet independents' specific needs and enterprises' rigorous standards. It solidifies our position at the forefront of the independent economy and helps us consistently advance the next way of working.

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