Developing a Successful Startup With a Remote Founder

Things You Need to Know When Working Remotely

Alexander Lim
5 min readDec 13, 2021
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Working remotely as a startup founder might be a dream for many. But the reality is that building a company from scratch is often not as easy as it sounds.

When it comes to developing a successful startup, remote founders often find themselves battling with the long — distance issue. Not only do they have to face challenges such as managing different time zones, they also have to face many other problems that could be avoided by using online collaboration tools.

Being a remote startup founder myself, developing my business remotely was a time — consuming task, but it also taught me many valuable lessons.

We offer remote work to our employees to reduce office expenses and to attract more talented people. And as a remote startup founder, I have come to the conclusion that remote working might be a good choice for startups.

We want to create a place where we can collaborate and work together in a flexible way. In this article, we will discuss how remote working can help startups to succeed.

Here I have put together a comprehensive guide for remote startup founders that will help them save time and money, as well as give them a more efficient way to work.

Virtual Collaboration Is More Effective Than Traditional Meetings

We all know that remote working is not just an option for startups, but it is also the future of business. A lot of people today are working remotely, and this trend is likely to continue. The most important reason for remote working is that it allows us to work together more efficiently.

However, it’s not just about efficiency; it’s also about quality. Remote working allows us to build better teams because we don’t have to spend time commuting, making late night phone calls or dealing with issues when we are in different time zones.

The best way to ensure that remote working is effective is to use virtual collaboration tools. A virtual collaboration tool can help us to save time and money by allowing us to have a productive conversation with other people even if they are not in the same place.

It also allows us to focus on our core activities instead of commuting and worrying about the tasks that we have to complete.

Remote Working Reduces Office Costs

If you’re working remotely, you can save a lot of money by using remote working software. As mentioned, this software allows us to access all of our data and files from any place, at any time. This is especially important when we are building a startup because we don’t have to pay for office space or other office — related expenses.

Remote Working Makes Employees More Flexible

Working remotely means that employees are not tied to an office location, which means that they can be more flexible about their work schedule.

With this kind of flexibility, employees can work at different times or locations without worrying about losing their jobs or having to give up their personal life commitments.

Best Practices for Remote Working

If you are planning to work remotely, there are some best practices that you should follow. Below are some useful tips that will help you to get the most out of your remote working experience.

Stay in Touch With Your Team

You might think that remote work is great because it allows you to spend more time with your family, but in reality, it can be more complicated than that. If you’re not able to keep up with your team, then they might lose motivation and motivation is essential for a successful startup.

So, make sure that you communicate with your team on a regular basis and make sure that they know what is going on at all times. This will ensure that your team is motivated, and motivated employees are more productive employees.

Avoid Getting Burned Out By Remote Working Too Much

There are times when we get burned out by remote working too much. The best way to avoid getting burned out by remote working too much is to take breaks from working every now and then.

Just like the traditional office environment, you need to set some time for yourself to relax and unwind. You can take weekends off or even have a vacation with your family when it’s necessary.

Start Small And Make Changes As You Go

Don’t be afraid to make changes in your remote working habits. Start small and make changes as you go. If you are not sure about what to do, then take a look at your remote working tools and make changes accordingly.

Get Rid Of Distractions And Set A Clear Work Schedule

It’s important to set a clear work schedule when you are remote working. By setting a clear work schedule, it will help you to keep track of your time and allow you to plan out your work day. This will help you to avoid distractions and enable you to focus on your work.

Take Advantage of Social Media, Collaboration Tools And Video Conferencing

In order to make remote working a success, you have to be innovative. One of the biggest advantages of being a remote startup founder is that you can leverage the power of social media.

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are all powerful tools that can help you build your business and develop your product. In addition, they are all free. So why not use them to their full potential?

In addition, having an online collaboration tool is also important for remote startups. For example, Dropbox or even Google Drive are very popular tools for managing files and storing data online.

As an online collaboration tool, it makes it easy for remote startups to share information and resources between team members and team members without worrying about data security issues.

Last but not least, video conferencing is also very useful for remote startups as well as face-to-face meetings can be difficult when working remotely as a startup founder.

As such, video conferencing can help keep your team connected and boost productivity as well as collaboration between team members in different time zones around the world. Video conferencing services such as Zoom or Google Hangouts are very popular online collaboration tools.

About the Author

I hope that my post has helped you know more about Startups. Feel free to leave a comment and tag me and I will answer them. Follow my profile to get the latest content I post to stay ahead of the curve.

I am the Founder of Cudy Technologies, a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students learn better. I am also a mentor and angel investor in other Startups of my other interests (Proptech, Fintech, HRtech, Ride-hailing, C2C marketplaces, and SaaS). You can also find me on Cudy for early-stage Startup Founder mentorship and advice.

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Alexander Lim

Founder of Cudy Technologies (, a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.