Virtual work is more than an abstract, techy concept — many companies now pride themselves on having employees all over the globe. It is expected that by 2016, 1/3 of the global workforce will be virtual and that by 2020, 58% of all employment will be contract based.
Here are a few key concepts: Remote/teleworkers/work-at-home is generally a work arrangement where employees do not commute to a central place of work on a daily basis. Virtual Workers, having kept up with advancements in technology, have incorporated a flexible work schedule meaning they can work from virtually anywhere at anytime with the communication tools that are now available.
Penticton is an amazing place to work virtually from because we already have a community of virtual workers (and entrepreneurs!) who love living their lifestyle dream in Penticton while enjoying a career that allows for flex time and professional growth. Penticton has the infrastructure (great Internet speed) and access to shipping product in or out at three airports and a USA boarder crossing, all within an hour’s drive. Getting to your clients is easy from Penticton with year-round access to major highways and a local airport within a 15 minute drive from anywhere in the City. We have the retail stores to provide your business with supplies and a technical community to help with setting you up. We have a vibrant café industry here in Penticton providing fabulous food and a vibrant place to create.
In addition to your home office or public space, is a coworking space and here we have a place called Cowork Penticton. They offer a shared flexible workspace for a membership fee along with meeting rooms, wifi, video projectors, printers, etc. It is a great, fully furnished option. You can use it as much as you need as workspace or an occasional meeting room. A great bonus is that you will meet other successful virtual workers and entrepreneurs and be invited to different lunch-and-learns, networking functions along with a social party or two. You can learn more about Cowork Penticton here.
Possible work for virtual workers (this is not an exhaustive list):