2013 Independent Workforce Predictions [Infographic]

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In a new infographic, MBO Partners shares five predictions for the independent workforce in 2013. There are 17 million independent workers in the workforce today, and that number is certain to increase in 2013 and beyond.

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Seven Steps to Start a Consulting Business

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According to MBO Partners, a support service for independent consultants, boomers are a fast growing sector of the independent workforce. In its 2012 Independent Workforce Index, MBO Partners estimates that boomers account for around a third of all independent consultants.

Independent Work May Be Inevitable

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Drilling down further, according to MBO Partners' State of Independence in America report , there is a rapidly growing subset of "independents" in the U.S., which MBO defines as an individual working 15+ hours per week whether as a freelancer, contractor, or owner of a micro-business. 25 million people who are working part-time and are potentially under-employed, MBO calculates there are currently about 17 million independents.

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Where Are All the Self-Employed Workers?

Harvard Business Review

A survey conducted for the past three years on behalf of MBO Partners , a provider of support services for independent workers, counts temp workers, on-call workers, and those on fixed-term contracts as “independent workers.” million in 2013, up from 16 million two years before.

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