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Excerpts from “The New Small” by Phil Simon

TheNewSmallThe following text was published in The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies by Phil Simon. We are grateful to Phil for profiling Fuentek in his book and for granting us permission to reprint this excerpt.
… [Laura] Schoppe founded her company in February of 2001 and embraced a virtual workforce from day one. The cost savings from not maintaining a proper office are self-evident. Her staff consists of a variety of folks: pure techies, editors, and graphic designers. She hires only those with a keen sense of business as well as solid technical skills. These people are critical in assessing the commercial viability of a particular application and meeting her clients’ needs. Continue reading

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Schoppe Talks with Simon

Recently I had a chance to talk with independent consultant Phil Simon for his “Technology Today” podcast. Prompted by a story that ran on National Public Radio, this podcast gave us time to dig a little deeper into some of … Continue reading

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Virtual Workforce Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Laura Schoppe and I have posted several blog entries recently on the virtues of a virtual organization model, including posts on our recent NPR interview, Flex Options in the Workplace, and the benefits of a virtual team. Laura also wrote … Continue reading

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For Telecommuters, It’s Not about Going to Work

National Public Radio Story For Telecommuters, It’s Not about Going to Work There’s no longer anything novel about the way Laura Schoppe does her job. Each workday, she goes upstairs to her office above the garage of her rural North … Continue reading

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Making Your Company into a Virtual Organization

Feature Article Making Your Company into a Virtual Organization This article was published in the Winter 2009 issue of Mobility Entrepreneur Magazine and can be downloaded here with the publisher’s permission.

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