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4 Skills Needed to Be Successful at Remote Work

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing a portion of their work remotely, up from 19 percent in 2003, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. But despite the growth in employees who identify as remote workers  – as well as employers seeking remote workers…

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Study: 98 Percent of Remote Workers Find It Enhances Their Productivity

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

Remote teams offer plenty of advantages: They cut down on the tech world’s increasing consolidation and income inequality, and they help out the environment while they’re at it. And remote workers are increasing in number: According to 2015 research from Gallup, approximately 37 percent of U.S. workers…

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The Top 10 Cloud Platforms for Virtual Startups [Infographic]

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Running a startup is a great way to reduce expenses, tap into the global talent pool, and get things done a lot faster. A study conducted by Stanford reveals that work-from-home employees are generally happier, less stressed, and overall more productive than those working at…

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5 Collaboration Tools for a Tightly-Knit Remote Team

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Running a business online has numerous benefits. Not only is it cheaper than brick and mortar businesses, but it also allows companies to cater to international customers. Additionally, online businesses have access to the global pool of talent thanks to freelancing marketplaces like Upwork, Freelancer,…

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10 Steps to Building Your First Remote Team

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm

If you started your business back in the 20th century, your staff was almost always in-house, working in cubicles, and available for whatever business needs the company required. Now, with the technological tsunami called global high-speed internet, you’ve looked around to see your competition has let their…

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The Gigster Fund Offers Freelancers a Unique Financial Security Plan

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

By 2020, an estimated 40 percent of the American workforce will be independent workers, whether freelancers, contractors, or temporary employees. And it’s not like they’re doing so poorly in 2016: They’ll earn a stunning one trillion dollars this year. So why don’t they have a strong…

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The Positive Environmental Impacts of Remote Work

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The ascension of remote employment is increasing rapidly, with 37% of employees having some remote work capability at the moment, up from 30% as of a decade ago and only 9% as of 1995, according to Gallup. For many job seekers today, pursuing a…

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Freelancer Retirement – Does It Ever Happen?

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Freelancers are entrepreneurs in just the same way as e-commerce business owners are, and the growth of the freelance economy is exponential. But freelancing also brings with it specific financial challenges, especially when planning for retirement. Freelancers are not in a workplace environment in…

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How to Build Company Culture with a Remote Team

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 5:50 pm

For startups, the traditional office-based work structure just doesn’t work. But remote work can create a bevy of new problems when it come to connecting with team members. At “Remote Life: Building Startups Through Remote Work Culture,” panel at Galvanize Golden Triangle, four experts were…

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How to Build a Strong Remote Team, According to 10 Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm

This article is sponsored by Vast Conference, which offers an award-winning, instant conference calling service. As technology advances and the need for quality employees grows, more and more companies learn to adapt to the remote working model. After all, what’s the point in having…

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Most Innovative Remote Workers Spend Most of Their Time in the Office

By | Jul 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Remote work is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for employees to regain control over their careers. Not only does it give users the flexibility to maintain a better work-life balance, but it also gives them more adaptability to utilize the skills…

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Remote Workers: Leave Your House Every Now and Then

By | Jun 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm

There’s no denying that being able to work from home is a pretty great gig. It allows employees to work without the interruptions at the office, and cloud technologies make it extremely easy to collaborate with the rest of the team who’s in the…

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7 Ways to Keep Remote Workers Engaged

By | May 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm

In the age of technology and startups, companies can hire anyone from anywhere. A company based in Phoenix can employ people living in Singapore. A startup in Toronto can hire workers living in St. Petersburg. As long as there is a reliable internet connection,…

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22 Communication Tools for Remote Teams 

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Skype or Google Hangouts? Basecamp or Asana? Remote.co interviewed 60 remote companies to find out which tools they use to communicate, and the results are in. Remote.co launched in July as a resource for the remote work community. The new site is a blend of…