"Washington strolled to the NFC championship, outscoring their two playoff opponents by a combined total of 48 points. Their domination was more than impressive, it was historic. The 1991 Redskins boasted the largest average margin of victory among all Super Bowl champions."
--- America's Game
In addition... an odd part to me is that they would need an office when they never/rarely see customers.
Hello... lunch/dinner/coffee meeting with the potential client (on your tab of course).
Thanks for the sig LCSF
A home based business could really be the answer here. Think about each and every employee will more than likely have a computer that was built in the past 5 years which means it will have a built in webcam and microphone and skype is free. Not to mention the fact that Office is now cloud based so there really is no need for an office space. They could really start something that revolutionizes how companies do business.
Besides unless you want to pay for the express lanes anyone coming from the Woodrow Wilson and beyond into Mcclean after 6:00am will be in their car for AT LEAST an hour before they even exit. That isn't even counting how deep the office is in Mcclean/Tysons.
Last edited by Titaw; January-30th-2013 at 12:43 PM.
I've been supporting people remotely most of my proposal life, about 30 years. Some was support for offices in other states than my office. I have had a fully equipped home office (computer with backup server, laser printer, scanner, up to date software etc.) for many years now since I've been a self-employed consultant. I currently provide service to an Alaskan native corporation, have never met any of the people there, nor have I traveled to their site. It all works very well.
To set up:
1. Put your money into technology instead of office space, it's more cost effective. If you need face to face meetings, you can use Skype and other con call technology.
2. For possible face to face meetings, scout out restaurants that aren't busy during off hours. Maybe you can find one that has a separate room that you can rent for a few hours. You'll have access to coffee and maybe snacks if necessary.
3. If you plan to have a home office, you can deduct that as an expense on your taxes. One caveat: if you own your home and don't rent, the deduction will come into play when you sell your house, so research the so-called benefits of this deduction before you take it. I myself do not take a home office deduction.
4. Make sure you have sufficient backup. You can take advantage of cloud technology companies, but I'm not sure how secure they are with data. If you will be handling non-disclosure type data, get a backup server instead. If you want to know more about this, PM me.
5. Some companies don't want employees to telecommute because they aren't able to micromanage as well. Make sure to hire people who are self-motivated and can manage their time effectively on their own. Make a job plan that outlines duties and responsibilities, and make sure they meet deadlines. I don't know if MD is an "at will" state, but VA is. That means that if an employee isn't performing as agreed and expected, then you can fire them "at will" and you don't have to go through all the documentation HR stuff. So look into where you will incorporate. I hope they have good corporate attorney and CPA to set up the corporation properly.
That's all I can think of now. Best of luck!
Why not pick something like National Harbor? Alexandria? Greenbelt? College Park?
and if you are going into Tysons, then you have a whole 'nuther world of suck waiting for you when you get there. that one ebbs and flows, but commuting within the tysons metropex is a nightmare, until further notice (i live less than 5 miles from that mess... but again, only go in if i absolutely have to, say if somebody is dying of cancer)
on the other hand, i work down town... and i consider the bike ride downtown (8 months of the year) rather nice and bucolic
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