The classic agency model is under pressure, and it’s constantly changing. That’s a good thing — agencies were always the first to respond to business challenges, and they weren’t afraid to try out new setups. When it comes to remote companies, apart from pure technology products and SaaS businesses, creative agencies were the first-movers. It’s easy to understand why — creative professionals love remote working and they often collaborate with each other thus creating remote creative companies.
There is no denying that a change in how we work is here. Remote business is embraced by startups who manage fully distributed teams and entrepreneurs who grow their business remotely. But how can an already established company keep up with the trend — how do you turn your company into a distributed business?
Positioning your company is crucial to your future success because ultimately, your position as a company will define your position on the market. If you don’t have a clear vision about yourself, on what your company does and for whom you work, you will lose sight of your progress. But positioning as a distributed company means much more than that. It will define your workflows and also the very foundations of your company structure.
If you evaluated your business and did the pivot successfully on distributed business, you have two options. You can go fully distributed or partially distributed. Fully means, all your team members are working remotely, and they are placed in different locations. Partially means, you have a central or core team– not necessarily placed in an office but regularly catching up offline – and you have a team of remote employeesall around the globe.
Since this post is being written at the middle of 2018, the distributed business model is flourishing and spreading massively. I’ve been working as a location independent entrepreneur for years now and it was very informative and interesting to see how companies have approached remote working in recent years.
I would never have imagined that I will write an endorsement for a country’s government program. Until now. As a lifelong entrepreneur and owner of a consulting business, I have extensive experience in starting and running businesses in multiple countries in the EU. Recently, I opened a company in Estonia through its e-Residency program and settled with it for long-term.
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