Category Archives: Remote Work

The Millennial Influence on Business Communication

August 13, 2019

Millennials are the generation that the media loves to hate. We’ve all seen the supposed thought pieces that say Millennials are lazy, entitled, and apparently a little too-obsessed with avocado toast.

Plenty of research has shown that this isn’t the case. Instead, many Millennials are driven, especially as employees. They want to work for a company where they can make a difference, and they have big ambitions to offer value to their employer and society in general. And since Millennials now make up a third of the workforce, it’s no surprise that they’ve been making a big impact in the way businesses operate.


4 Tips for Summer Travel While Running a Business

July 23, 2019

Everyone loves a great summer vacation, but perhaps no one needs one quite as much as small business owners who work day in and day out to keep everything on track. They’re typically stuck in the office while they watch everyone they know jetset across the world to everywhere from sparkling beaches in the Caribbean to beautiful glaciers and icecaps in the North. 

The calls keep coming, the orders are rolling in, and it’s so hard to put everything on pause. This doesn’t have to be the case anymore, though. With the right tools and strategies in place, it’s easier than ever before for business owners to get that much-earned and much-needed vacation even if their work still needs them.

Want to travel the world (or even just a state over– it’s up to you!) without letting everything crash and burn? Take a look at these 4 amazing tips for summer travel that will help you enjoy life and keep your business going. 


4 Ways to Manage Your Remote Team More Effectively

June 19, 2019

Increasing numbers of teams are working remotely, whether they’re working with a few external third party members like freelancers or if their entire team is spread out across multiple zip codes (or continents). This presents a new challenge that many businesses haven’t experienced before: how to manage a remote team as effectively as they would an in-office team.

Remote work offers a number of distinct benefits for employees and employers alike, but there’s no denying that it can make cohesive teamwork a little more of a challenge. Leaders working with remote teams need to adapt new strategies in order to manage their people more effectively. In this post, we’ll look at the 4 best changes you should make to get the best results with an out-of-office team.


8 Affordable Tools That Allow You To Run Your Company From Anywhere

June 4, 2019

70% of professionals work remotely at least once/week and around 50% of small businesses are home-based. Businesses are moving further away from the full-time traditional office setting, increasing flexibility and making for a happier workforce.

However, less water cooler talk and access to the supply closet stocked with 4 different colors of post it notes might also mean less tools necessary to run your business. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re thinking about working while traveling abroad or even if you want to bring on a team of remote employees, there are tons of robust and affordable business tools that will help boost productivity and keep your operation running smoothly.


How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Mobile Office

April 8, 2019

The idea of handling business from a smartphone isn’t new to anyone at this point. Emails, finances, note-taking, payroll, and more can all be managed from the pocket-sized device.

In fact, a Forbes survey found that 9 out of 10 executives use smartphones for business, and 10 percent of those surveyed said smartphones were their exclusive device for day-to-day decisions.

Everyone and their mother has one in their pocket these days, and it’s difficult to dispute the unparalleled convenience they offer. Your phone is always there, regardless of where your day takes you.

If you depend on a smartphone for even part of your business operations, it’s worth it to optimize what’s possible from your phone.

With a virtual phone system like Tresta, your phone becomes a bona-fide mobile office, putting your business communications entirely in the palm of your hand. Read on to find out just how easy it is to turn your smartphone into a mobile office.


Must-Have Cloud Tools for the On-The-Go Entrepreneur

October 31, 2017

7 Must Have Tools for the entrepreneur on the go woman using phone while sitting at her laptop

You’re an entrepreneur on the go.

Maybe your day is full of client meetings around town. Maybe you’re taking a day to work from home. Leaving the office behind, however, might leave you feeling disconnected from the day-to-day operations of your business.

Fortunately, there are a slough of cloud tools and solutions designed to keep go-getting mobile business professionals up to speed with what’s happening behind the scenes while they’re busy on the front lines.

Read on to reveal the best cloud tools for:

  • Communication
  • Task Management
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Invoicing and Financial Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Note Taking