Any telecommuting position, whether you work remotely from home, a coffee shop, or a co-working facility, will mean that workers need to be able to communicate at all times and have specific tools for the job. Depending on the role, you may need different technology, but there are some key tech tools that anyone who works remotely will need. This article tells you what tech you generally need.
Being a freelancer is wonderful. The internet, mobile phones and other advanced technologies have made it easier than ever to freelance. The free in freelance seems to epitomize those many freedoms that working for yourself entails. The freedom of being your own boss, working the hours you please, being able to pick and choose what you work on and how you work on it and even where you work on it. You are free to choose when you go on holiday and what your logo should look like. However there are times when freelancing can suddenly seem like a struggle, when you can’t find work, when you’re behind on your bills or when you do not receive full or timely payment for clients. But these things are only obstacles; done right, freelancing can make the world a place of profit and opportunities. Here’s how to thrive as a freelancerRead More >
If you have your own virtual business or are a remote worker you may find that sometimes the costs incurred during work hours from overheads or other expenses substantially detract from the profits you are making. In order to maximize your profits you need to ensure that you adopt the best practices so that your income is yours to spend or save, and doesn’t go into the pocket of others. Here’s how.Read More >
Thanks to today’s rapidly evolving technology, small businesses no longer need to have a physical location, nor do they need to keep their staff on-site. Increasingly, virtual offices are being used by firms of all types, ensuring flexibility as well as professionalism. Virtual office services can be a great aid in many ways to your small business, ensuring you are always on top of your game, consistently organized and ready for any challenge.Read More >
Most people believe that co-located staff have a more unified company culture and therefore sync better together as a team. This does not have to be the case. For any company, whether co-located or remote, there is no easy route to building company culture. It does not just happen overnight, even if everyone is in the same building. Every business has to work on it. Obviously, when teams are remotely located, different measures will need to be implemented to build company culture. With a distributed team, if you put in an effort you can build a company culture even when employees are located thousands of miles away from one another. Here is how.Read More >
Virtual offices are on the rise due to their effectiveness. Yet some people still doubt their efficacy. You may have heard numerous myths about virtual offices. However, even if virtual offices operate distinctly from brick and mortar ones, that doesn’t mean that 'anything goes' and that all rules can be broken!Read More >
It's very easy to schedule a conference call or simply communicate online, but the face-to-face meeting is still the best way to get things done in business. According to a study by the Harvard Business Review face-to-face meetings are the most effective for negotiating important contracts, interviewing senior staff for key positions and understanding and listening to important customers. Why is this?Read More >
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As a small business you may require an office outside of your home or a local coffee shop, but is signing a long term lease on an office space cost effective? Let's break down the average costs of a long term lease for a small business.