A business run by virtual contractors only?
Yes, it is possible.
A year ago I had the privilege to be involved in a business transformation project. The business climate is changing rapidly and the businesses have no other choice than to adapt and transform in order to remain competitive. Along with the tremendous positive results, there is a side effect - lots of people lose their jobs. Many of them are in their 50s and 60s, live in small cities, have mortgages and it is extremely hard for them to relocate in a search for a job. When meeting with people who were about to lose their jobs, I found myself asking the same question "What if they do not need to relocate? What if their next job is a click away?"
A few years ago the child of a member of my team was diagnosed with autism, and the child of another is in a wheel chair. Treatment that could improve the lives and wellbeing of children with special needs is expensive in most cases. One of the parents usually stays at home, which decreases the family income even further. The children then grow up and rely on a state pension instead of joining the work force. One way to help is to offer a work from home option. And the obvious question is "What if a work from home option is offered to everyone who will benefit from it?"
That's how Transformify was born - a business model developed and launched by virtual contractors and founders based on three continents.
In order to offer a virtual office option to everyone who will benefit from it, we had to prove it works. At Transformify we don't just believe in the virtual office concept, we live it. In order to develop Transformify we relied on:
- Co - founder based in the UK
- Co - founder traveling 70% of the time
- Marketing guru based in the US
- Development Team based in Bulgaria
- Digital marketing enthusiast based in Portugal
- And for our logo design we picked up Sarah, a girl from Pakistan, because for us the location really doesn't matter
We believe that it is in human's hands to make a better place the world we live in. The adoption of the virtual office concept may contribute to the solution of a few major problems:
- Help people in a disadvantaged position to make a living
- Lower unemployment in areas with high unemployment rates
- Help manage immigration, as unemployment is one of its main drivers
- Help manage the balance between overcrowded cities and abandoned rural areas
- Curb the CO2 emissions related to daily commuting in/out/inside overcrowded cities