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Working Remotely: Trend or Future of Work?

If you Google “remote working” you’ll come across a slew of articles about how telecommuting is on the rise.This Tech Cocktail article says 6.1 million individuals in the U.S. are currently considered remote workers, and that number is only projected to rise. Despite Marissa Mayer’s famous opposition to it, working remotely has had some really good press lately, and it’s not hard to see why.

Here are three big reasons working remotely is good for you and your empoyees:

1. No Commute

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Five Reasons Social Media Can Help Drive Business Sales

It’s no secret that businesses benefit from having a presence on social media. As long as the presence is consistent, current and accurate, businesses are better off putting themselves out there on social media platforms than not. Here are five reasons that having a good social media strategy and execution in place can help your business drive sales:

Customer Service

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On Keeping Millennial Workers Engaged

Within the past few years, magazines like Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company have flooded us with articles about Millennials and how they feel about work. Because that generation will account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025, (and currently account for 36% of the American workforce), Gen Y’s work behaviors really should be noted.

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Are Cafés the New Office?

The freelance economy is in a consistent state of growth, and with it comes a big rise of remote workers. Among the greatest benefits of being a remote worker is the ability to work from anywhere.

Your bed, a coffee shop, an island off Italy – wherever it is, you can work from there as long as you have an internet connection. Being remote workers ourselves, we often find ourselves at cafes next to other freelancers, contractors or entrepreneurs.

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What do Minnesotans do in the Winter?

It’s February, which means one thing in Minnesota: the winter blues! Fortunately, Minnesota is full of lakes and trails and beautiful scenery, so we actually get outside and have some fun!

Last year we were even ranked the third-healthiest state, despite the fact that it’s so cold for so many months. So what do we do in the wintertime? You might be surprised!

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The Top Ten Reasons to Work Remotely

Being remote workers, we could go on and on about why it's the greatest way to work. But instead of rambling on we thought we'd just compile a list of reasons why we love it, and you can see for yourself it it's your cup of tea.

So, behold: the top ten reasons to work remotely:

10. You'll never feel obligated to go out to lunch with the same coworkers that you went out with yesterday.

9. You can work in your pajamas and nobody will ever know. Skyping with your clients? No problem! Just put on a nice top.

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