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Jul 1, 2018

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Erin Ward interviews Laura Renner, Founder of Freedom Makers and Diana Jaquith, Co-Founder of WISE Advise + Assist Team. 

Freedom Makers’ mission is to support military spouses and their families by creating a path to stable, uninterrupted employment and income. ​Their virtual assistants are military spouses who, due to their association with the military, understand how to be flexible and deliver top-notch service. 

The Wise Advise + Assist Team helps businesses to strive, strategize and accelerate growth, while both empowering and employing military spouses.

They will be discussing how to run a remote business and how to manage both the clients and the business. Today’s episode is a must listen. Tune in and enjoy!

Important topics they discuss:

  • [02:02] Their remote businesses
  • [03:26] Running a remote business for military spouses/veterans is a good fit
  • [06:41] People who want to do onsite works
  • [08:46] Sticking to the model of doing things virtually
  • [10:26] Tools they're using to make things easy for them
  • [12:20] Writing paper notes
  • [14:36] Managing their team remotely
  • [16:34] The reason Laura's team is called "Freedom Makers"
  • [18:54] Something they're doing that might be unique from a remote aspect
  • [19:43] Things Diana and her team does to build that sense of culture and desire to stay in the organization
  • [25:50] Their biggest light bulb moment while creating their remote business

 

Quote:

"In the virtual environment, what we do is we put out our why. Why do we exist? We exist because we believe that everyone should be able to have a career life and family... For our clients, we want them to be able to grow their business and spend more time with their families, and have a life..." - Diana Jaquith

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