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Business ideas for 2021: Remote working services #StartUps

Remote working services: Business opportunities

Inevitably, many have already taken advantage of this big new commercial opportunity, particularly those that were already in the game – Zoom saw its daily meeting participants jump from 10 million in December 2019 to more than 300 million in April 2020.

With the likes of Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype, the video conferencing market is pretty sewn up. However, there’s still plenty of room for new entrants in this burgeoning remote working sector as a whole, and lots of scope for innovation.

Just look at Vitrue Health, the Startup Series winner that’s aiming to become “the gold standard” for musculoskeletal assessment. One of its latest products is an AI-led virtual desk assessment service, Vitrue VIDA, which provides personalised recommendations to your team members to enhance their remote working, avoid injuries, and help them be more productive.

But it doesn’t have to be as complicated as that. Ergonomic products – such as the chairs, keyboards, footrests, and sit-stand desks sold by Osmond Ergonomics – are sure to see a sales boom as people start to assemble a more remote working setup.

Besides improving posture and comfort to help with productivity, there are also plenty of software solutions that help teams collaborate successfully when working separately. Check out messaging apps like Slack, or these top CRM systems for inspiration.

Staying social 

Of course, efficient and productive working isn’t the only thing that should be maintained by diligent employers. A big part of office life is its social side, which helps form the kinds of bonds and relationships that are absolutely vital for employee wellbeing and, in turn, business success.

We’ve discovered a number of concepts that help teams socialise distantly, and there’s plenty of room for new ideas.

For example, RADA Business has launched One Voice: Virtual – a 90-minute online singing workshop to help teams have a virtual festive get together.

We also love the idea behind mmhmm. This unique app is an add-on for video conferencing software that allows people to place themselves in virtual rooms with immersive slides.

The remote working holiday 

Or how about this: If you don’t need to work from the office, why do you need to work from anywhere?

Many people are taking advantage of being untethered from the office by taking their work on the road, and companies have sprung up to accommodate them.

Remote Year is one such company. It runs work and travel programmes for professionals who want to live and work in different cities around the world without changing their current job. For a monthly fee, Remote Year takes care of all the logistics, from flights and workspaces to accommodation and activities.

via by Henry Williams, Khareem Sudlow