- DOES CONTENT MARKETING WORK?
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BRAND, BRANDING, A PERSONAL BRAND AND A COMPANY/PRODUCT NAME?
- WHAT IS GROWTH HACKING?
- HOW MANY « P » CAN BE FOUND IN THE MARKETING MIX?
- THE CUSTOMER VALUE CHAIN
- HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR UNIQUE PRODUCT OR SERVICE?
- CONFERENCE ON FINANCING - MAY 2, 2017
- WHAT IS DRIP PRICING?
- WHICH AMOUNT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR PRICES?
- DETERMINING YOUR HOURLY RATE BASED ON THE VALUE YOU THINK YOU HAVE
- IS LOWERING YOUR PRICES A GOOD IDEA?
- TO OFFER OR NOT TO OFFER FINANCING?
- HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST EXCHANGE RATE RISKS
- WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO INCREASE YOUR PRICES?
- DEMAND BASED PRICING
- WHAT IS A LOSS LEADER?
- HOW TO ORGANIZE A DRAW THE RIGHT WAY?
- HOW TO HAVE REMOTE EMPLOYEES
- IS IT GOOD TO BE FIRST IN A MARKET?
- THE THREE TYPES OF CUSTOMERS
- EXPORTING TO MEXICO - QUERETARO REGION
- DEFINING BUSINESS SUCCESS
- ARE YOU USING REBATES? WATCH OUT FOR THESE
- IS THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS RIGHT?
- EXPORTS AND QUEBEC COMPANIES
- COWORKING SPACES
- YOUR PLACE OF BUSINESS AND INTERNET
- WHY IS SOCIAL MEDIA IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
- HOW TO USE FREEBIES
- WHAT IS THE MAGICAL FORMULA FOR HAVING SUCCESS IN BUSINESS?
- DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN MY FIELD?
- WHEN CAN WE STOP OUR MARKETING?
- WHAT IS A CALL TO ACTION?
- WE ARE ALL SALESPEOPLE; HERE'S HOW TO GET THERE
- HOW CAN MARKETING AND SALES COLLABORATE?
- HOW TO SELL MORE TO YOUR EXISTING CLIENTS
- WHAT IS CROSS-MARKETING?
- WHY SHOULD I SEGMENT?
- WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING YOUR COMPANY'S IMAGE?
- HOW TO CHARGE FOR YOUR PRODUCTS / SERVICES?
- HOW TO DEFINE YOUR PRICING STRATEGY: PRICE POSITIONING
- HOW TO DEFINE YOUR PRICING STRATEGY: MARKET PRICING
- WHAT PRICE SHOULD YOU SELL AT? - COST-BASED PRICING
- WHAT IS A PRODUCT?
- HOW TO MARKET YOUR NEW BUSINESS?
- IS BUYING A FRANCHISE A GOOD WAY TO START A BUSINESS?
- HOW SOCIAL MEDIA HAS CHANGED WORD-OF-MOUTH
- HOW SOCIAL MEDIA HAS CHANGED PUBLIC RELATIONS
- WHAT IS BRANDING?
- WHY INCREASING SALES IS NOT THE SOLUTION
- HOW TO SELECT YOUR COMPANY NAME?
- WHY HAVING A WEBSITE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING?
- WHAT IS MARKETING?
- HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP BUSINESS
- WHY SELLING IN MEXICO?
- LOW COST MARKETING INITIATIVES
- WHY IS PRODUCT DIFFERENCIATION IMPORTANT?
- hOW TO PRESENT OUR COMPANY
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARKETING AND PUBLICITY?
- 50% OF YOUR ADVERTISING BUDGET DOES NOT PRODUCE AS MUCH AS THE REST
- RIGHT SELL AND OVER DELIVER
HOW TO HAVE EMPLOYEES DOING REMOTE WORK:
For several years now we have been a virtual structure that allows employees to do remote work, mainly from home. This decision was made when our corporate rent, which was very expensive, was to be renewed. We sat down (the owners and key employees) and we weighed up the pros and cons of having an office. Some of the topics were: few business representatives came to visit us, they chose instead that we travel to meet with them at their offices, the nature of our employees' work made it easy to control operations since they were paid in billable hours for training, the communications tools, particularly the Internet, gave us the opportunity to stay in touch and follow up as good as we did when we met at the office, and companies were giving less and less importance to the corporate address to select a service provider.
So we made the leap. 15 years ago !!!! And we never looked back.
Of course, the nature of the work performed by our employees was an important factor in this decision.
Several companies need to have tighter control over the productivity / work structure of employees, but with all the tools that exist today (Hubstaff, Teamwork, Time Doctor, TimeSheet, etc.) including a review of how to pay (per project and/or performance based rather than hourly), it is becoming increasingly feasible for several companies to have, if not all, at least some of their employees work from home and an increasing number are choosing to do so.
But this can also be used by small companies when possible. Of course there are industries such as retail sale, restaurants, health services with heavy equipment (dentists, x-ray, etc...) that do not lend themselves to this way of doing things. But entire industries like the service industry can benefit from having reduced costs through a virtual work organization. Even in the health sector, we see the growing number of at home services (physiotherapist, massage therapist, etc.).
But to be viable this work organisation must be studied. Do you have a loss of income because you take more time between your customers, because you have to visit them and you can not compensate by charging a higher fee? Is the cost of rent being offset by exorbitant travel costs? Is it difficult to change the way you pay your employees? Etc ... Then this work structure may not be the best for your company.
If you have experiences to share or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Stéphane Elmaleh-Riel, B.Ed., MBA