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Roundup No. 6: Google Extends Remote Work Policy

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Happy August, Remote Work Tribe! With how fast July seemed to fly by, there sure was plenty of time for big things to happen.  Case in point: Google’s latest announcement. As one of the leaders in remote work adaption, Google announced that they would extend their work from home policy until Summer 2021. Wow. Google is telling its employees that they'll be working from home until the...

Roundup No. 4: Work From Home Expenses

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We’re officially mid-way through July, Remote Work Tribe! Another day, another energy bill—right?  As the month continues, several founders, including YAC CEO Justin Mitchell, noticed the transition from partial-remote-worker to fully-remote-worker can seriously impact your energy bill. So, he posed a question to fellow team leaders on Twitter. Our electricity bill was $400 last month...

Roundup No. 3: The Remote Work Decade

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The past few days have generated quite a buzz within the remote work community. In fact, some users have gone as far as declaring 2020 “The Remote Work Decade.”

Bidsketch Remote Team Story

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When Ruben Gamez first founded Bidsketch more than 10 years ago, he never would’ve anticipated his passion project would scale into two flourishing SaaS businesses.

Truckin’ Through the Pandemic with the Boondockers Welcome Team

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In 2012, Boondockers Welcome co-founder and CTO Anna Maste joined forces with her mother, Marianne Edwards, to launch the go-to subscription service for RVers. For the cost of just one night in a campground, a Boondockers Welcome annual subscription connects RVers with hosts who allow free overnight parking on their private property. But amidst a global health and economic crisis, it raises some...

Castos Team Practicing Empathy Without Borders

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There’s a plethora of mediums you can search for content, from infographics and articles to videos and podcasts. Craig Hewitt, founder and CEO of Castos podcast hosting and analytics service, is quite familiar with the latter.  “We’re a software business that helps people in a remote fashion to communicate through podcasting. For a long time, and even to a decent extent now, I didn’t...

Defeating the Odds with the Snappa Remote Team

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Throughout each and every industry, businesses are struggling to stay afloat amidst the chaos that is COVID-19. But among giants like Amazon and Costco, who are projected to profit from the global pandemic, various small businesses are also looking to defeat the odds.  Just ask Christopher Gimmer, co-founder and CEO of Snappa graphic design software.  “The funny story with Snappa is...

CreatorUp! Remote Team Profile

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“Just stay home.”  Weeks before the U.S. government issued a stay-at-home order, CreatorUp! founder and CEO Mike Tringe sent a company-wide email to each of his employees across the globe allowing them to work from home. Not because the government directed it, but rather because he knew his employees were nervous about what was to come — and he wanted them to ensure their own health and...

How to Create Water Cooler Talk in a Remote Team

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Whether you have been working remotely for years or only a couple of months due to unprecedented social distancing measures, one of the biggest things that remote founders and managers miss about in-office culture is the water cooler talk. These moments are the short hallway conversations that happen by the coffee machine, in the break room, or as you are waiting for a conference room to open...