Modern business and startups need a flexible working scheme and appropriate business tools to make it happen. Application and tools are basic components of the new working ecosystem along to various software agents and bots can automate many common business procedures!
Automation, coupled to outsourcing, a proper triage of your activities and correct prioritisation (depended to your goals and values) are the main ingredients to develop a successful business practice everywhere in the world!
In 2014, 23% of the American labor force worked from home indicating a shift in labor habits and beliefs to impact a lot the future of todays business. Already today, there is a rising wave of the demand for nomad work, indicating a new working environment, not locally situated, but spanned all over the globe!
Sites as the remote|OK, the Working Nomads, the Upwork (former oDesk) and the Fiverr provide many working opportunities for people all over the world, want to work from their house or start a business or a new life by themselves!
In any case entrepreneurship has started to gaining a huge momentum, while new financial tools, investors and angels and approaches (like crowdfunding and some platforms promote this approach as the Kickstarter and IndieGoGo) provide today the necessary resources for the development of new ventures.
The business today is not what used to be, and startups are developing new working trends and dynamics, leaving behind the large corporations and the companies of the previous century. The new business environment has different demands and different requirement by the employees and the major (or minor) players.
Today, is not a big deal to work from everywhere you like. Modern technology, new business operations and flexible working scheme have allied to provide an international working environment to fit many working personalities and styles.
The common denominator to this environment is the tools can bridge the distance and time gaps and provide a (near) unified working experience. These business tools help the interaction of people from different places and in different time zones.
Such business tools can assist people in working towards common goals and objectives and includes a variety of technologies aiming at permitting the seamless collaboration of people from different time and space zones.
These business tools range from conference calls and conventional phone calls to synchronous & asynchronous sessions. to audio and video conference, to IRC and instant messaging collaboration, to whiteboards and smart boards, to wikis, to collaborate spaces, documents, and applications, to virtual meetings and Chat Rooms, etc. The existing technologies are limitless and the business tools offered (in affordable prices or free) are the same!
The usage of such business tools is encouraged today for acquiring access to resources and knowledge either very expensive in the past or out-of business reach (in the normal day-to-day business)
If you want to embrace (and employ) a new working scheme you would find many tools can help you reach your objectives!
Today there are many tools you can choose to use, according to your work and the limitation the employer you have may impose on you on the business tools you need to use! Most of them are free or employ a freemium policy, in order to gain attendance and users! You can check them and select the most appropriate for your business!
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