Whether you’re just starting a new business or you’re re-assessing an existing one, you might be wondering whether you should actually become completely remote. Although right now you might not have any choice due to the coronavirus pandemic, when restrictions are lifted and ‘normal’ life can resume once more, would it make more sense to move to an entirely remote model? For many businesses it would. Here are the reasons why.
One of the biggest considerations when it comes to having an entirely remote business is that you will save money since you won’t have to pay for an office space for your employees to go to or for you to work from. Instead, everyone who does work for you will simply need a laptop and a quiet place to work, as well as access to any shared networks. Put this in place and provide employees with the tools they need to work for you, and you’ll still be saving money.
If you’re just starting a business, the fact that the costs associated with launching will be so minimal because you don’t have to think about premises, insurance, utility bills, taxes, or anything else that you would normally have to pay makes the entire idea a much more achievable one.
In the past, running an entirely remote business was a difficult thing to do. Because it was so unusual, there weren’t very many ways it could be done, and certainly not a lot of technology that would allow it to happen smoothly.
Today it’s a very different story, with plenty of help at hand to ensure you can set up the ideal work from home elements you need. From video calling to online collaboration spaces to virtual assistants and meeting spaces, about which you can learn more if you click here, you can mix and match the different items you need to ensure that your business keeps working in the way it is meant to. You don’t have to compromise anymore when you set up your remotely working business.
It’s not just you that a completely remote business will benefit. You’ll be helping your employees too. Although working from home is not ideal for everyone, and some will prefer not to, for many workers it’s the ideal solution, and it will make them much happier. Simply by running a completely remote business and eliminating the stressful commute to and from work, giving them more free time, removing the distractions of other co-workers, and giving them the freedom to move wherever they want to (even to a different country) and still keep their jobs, your employees will be happier, and that means they will be more productive and they will want to work for you for a long time to come.
On top of this, when you are entirely remote, you can hire people from anywhere in the world, which means you’ll always be able to have the very best when it comes to your employees.
Are you working from home? If so, what are the biggest perks to not having to go into an office?