09 Jun Wanted: Work from Home Entrepreneurs. Where do we find you?
“There were 4.2 million UK home workers in the first three months of 2014, amounting to 13.9% of the workforce. The ONS said that was the highest proportion since measurements started in 1998.” (Source: BBC)
Arise’s network of Independent Business Owners make up a proportion of this statistic, as all are based remotely in their own homes or private offices.
The UK pattern concurs with those in the USA where…”a growing number of Americans are working from home. Whether they are self-employed entrepreneurs running small accounting services, or telecommuting for multinational consulting firms, some 30 million of us work from a home office at least once a week. And that number is expected to increase by 63% in the next five years, according to a study by the Telework Research Network.” (Source: Forbes). Some other studies put the figure at over 20% of the working population working at home at least once a week.
As the saying goes, people are a company’s biggest asset and for Arise, it’s our network of Independent Business Owners that deliver on our promises to our clients. Arise Customer Service and Technical Support Agents come from a plethora of backgrounds – working mums, newly retired, students – but they all share one common characteristic – an entrepreneurial drive to own their own business and work from home during flexible hours that suit their lifestyle.
With the hardships of recent economic times impacting on the employment market, there is a struggle for people to find the right opportunities that suit their lifestyle and ambition. There is also a huge volume of people that we sometimes refer to as the “Didn’t Know They Could Work” sector – people who had never considered setting up their own business and working from home because they don’t think they have the capability or know-how. Our mission is to seek out these people and show them the opportunities with Arise are achievable and could be just what they’ve been looking for. Many agents have serviced with Arise since our UK launch over 4 years ago.
Ex-service men and women, students, pensioners, newly retired, those living in more remote communities with fewer traditional employment opportunities and those with mobility concerns are just some of the core groups who can benefit from our work from home model – the biggest challenge we are facing is in finding the right places to engage with these groups and showcase all that life as an Independent Business Owner servicing with Arise as a Customer Service Agent can offer.
Does becoming an Independent Business Owner, working flexible hours, earning extra-income and working virtually from home sound appealing? Have you always wanted to own your own business and take control of your work life schedule? Do you know anyone else who could benefit from becoming an Arise agent? Then we want to talk to you and need your help in letting us know how we can find more people just like you.