Why Start-ups Are Going Remote?

Why Start-ups Are Going Remote?

updated December 20, 2017

In the past decade, the world of business has witnessed a revolution. With the technological breakthroughs in almost everything, it is still evolving and will evolve even more! Start-ups and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) are a solid pillar in the economic growth and with the increasing competition start-ups are looking for ways to be productive at a lower cost and hence comes the remote business model.

The founders of start-ups no longer find it a must for the whole team to be located at the same place. With cloud computing and cloud technology, it is easier to work remotely. This new model of business is increasing around the world and there are many reasons why entrepreneurs are moving remotely.

One: Remote Business Fits The Start-up World:

Start-ups are mostly dynamic and active with a fast pace. But at the same time, start-ups usually try to find cost-effective solutions. When it comes to hiring people, working with freelancers or a remote team is always a great option. You can hire a guru in IT in India while operating business in UK, with an installed software you can have the customer support operating from another location working from home or from a co-working space. An office is no longer a must in a start-up if the job can be done from a co-working space.

Two: Talents Are Everywhere!

In the past, face to face interview were important because only then you can measure the technical skills of an applicant. Now, you can test the technical skills virtually through all these websites that offer assessment skill tests around the world. This allows start-ups to have access to a global network of talents, so start-ups no longer need to compromise from where they hire gurus.

Three: Work-Life Balance

From day one at WSC, we are heavily promoting the concept of work-life balance. When you hire a team that manages to deliver their tasks without the stress and struggle of the office life, you will be able to see results. Remote business model allows you to contribute with freelancers and professional individuals who are operating from coworking spaces. FlexJobs website saw a 26% jump in remote work postings. Remote workers are happier than professional employees as the former manage to balance work and social life. Remote working helps start-ups build a healthy culture of work.

Communication is now easier than before. We no longer need to be physically present when we can have a quick video chat on Skype. Going remote means there are no barriers, you can start your own start-up sooner than you know and this is what will be shaping the future of workforce!