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Wherever they are, virtual employees can benefit your business.

This story appears in the June 2006 issue of Start Up.

When Susan Simpfenderfer started her publishing and consulting business, Triple SSS Press Media Development Inc., in 2002, she did it right from her Lexington, New York, home with an all-virtual staff. Why? She didn't need an office and all the overhead that comes along with it, and she could provide better pricing without one. She projects 2006 revenue of $1.2 million.

Entrepreneurs providing outside services, consulting and the like can benefit from a virtual staff, says Julia Loughran, president and co-founder of Vienna, Virginia-based ThoughtLink, which focuses on helping government and commercial organizations maximize the productivity of virtual teams.

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