At the 2012 Nunavut Trade Show, the BRCC lauched the Virtual Office Guide. This was in response to concerns from members that one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses in Nunavut, particularly in the communities outside of the three regional centers, is the inability for owners and managers to manage their businesses when not in their home communities. When attending meetings, training sessions, trade shows, or conferences, business owners may find their businesses unattended while they attend these events that are intended to grow or expand their business networks and learn ways to improve their skills. With the present potential to be weathered out of a community following attendance at an event, business owners are often away even longer than intended.
If they had the ability to run aspects of their business at a distance, this would be advantageous to the business owners and being away would not present set‐backs to essential administrative tasks that all businesses require.In this day and age, business owners should and must be able to run parts of their business at a distance with digital technologies that are available. Tools are now developed to support virtual offices – where owners can access and grow their businesses even when not physically present in their own communities. In essence, a business owner can have a Virtual Office that can be accessed anywhere with only an internet connection.
This Virtual Office document serves as a guide to business owners in Nunavut that anyone can use either in its entirety or by picking just the components that are needed.
We'd like to wish all our members and friends a happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to working with you in 2013 and wish you prosperity and success.