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Chris Brogan on Running a Virtual Business

Doing business without the traditional trappings means equipping employees with the right platforms.
December 21, 2010
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217755

When I started Human Business Works, there was never a question that it would be a virtual business. The name of the game is staying in contact with my team and working with deliverables in mind--not proximity.

Making it work requires a comprehensive set of useful tools. Here's what we've come up with as staples in running our virtual business.

Communication

Collaboration

At HBW, we went with a virtual office because it costs less, it keeps people closer to home and these tools ease any concerns on collaboration. Sure, we meet face to face at times, but that's the exception. I'd rather my team be more productive and have more family time than desk time.