One of the biggest perks to running your own business is that you set the rules. You set hours and you set the pace. If you’re exploring what it takes to run your business remotely, yet still successfully, this blog and our upcoming webinar, can help you get started. So let’s look at what it takes to run your business from anywhere in the world.
Are You Ready to Run a Remote Business?
Running a remote business can give you a lot of freedom, but it also means you’re conducting conference calls at 3:00 am and working 12-hour days. If you like your 9-to-5 work schedule, you may not be cut out to run a remote business. This free quiz can help you determine if running a remote business is right for you.
Do You Have the Help You Need?
Everyone needs help running their business and the right virtual assistant can jump in and add that much-needed support so you’re not the only one carrying the burden of running your company. Resources like Upwork can put you in contact with virtual assistants all over the world. And while many are trustworthy and hard-working, it’s best to verify by checking references before agreeing to anything.
How Are You Going to Keep an Eye on Things?
Installing a web-based security camera system will provide your facilities and offices with security and allow you to monitor the comings and goings of employees. There are a lot of video surveillance systems on the market depending on your budget, needs and size. If you’re tight on cash, consider getting a basic, four-camera system and place them at your reception area, main work area and other important locations. Make sure too that you check with local laws about informing people they are being recorded.
Which Technology Do You Need?
Technology will make or break your remote business. Make sure you and your employees have a great internet connection, collaboration tools like Google Docs, and non-tech tools like a bi-weekly action planning meeting to review the status of projects and to set priorities.
This is just the tip of the remote business iceberg. Join us for our webinar to learn some specific, useful tools you can use to work how and where you want. We’ll cover managing a remote business, and employees and share some great online collaboration tools so you don’t miss a beat. Register today.