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Working closely with our city leaders, local library, schools, and technology providers, we want to enable more Watonga area residents to build their careers WITHOUT a relocation or long commute.
Together, we can build an online / remote worker industry in Watonga, harmoniously alongside our existing mineral- and land-based industries. Check out our Remote Worker Training in which we introduce the concept of working for a remote employer. It's free! Register today!
FOR EXAMPLE: Imagine helping someone start a new business to make and sell just about anything to the world using online retail sites:
OR PERHAPS: Imagine if you loaned part of your existing building to an up-and-coming entrepreneur skilled in welding.
Enable Watonga area residents to:
CAN YOU HELP? Please reach out to our Director of Career Development, Jona Arthur OR visit our Get Involved page and tell us how to contact you.
Why does this matter? The digital divide puts Watonga at a competitive disadvantage:
What is needed?
How should this work? FCC Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP):
This program is available across the country. Tell your friends both near and far!
In today's global marketplace, engaging remotely with customers, suppliers, partners and employers is officially a fundamental business requirement. This directly implies the need for not only business owners but also individual employees to acquire the skills necessary to perform in a remote setting.
Read more about the trends and technologies enabling full-time remote offices and employees:
The bottom line: this is GREAT news for towns like Watonga. With the right infrastructure (close the digital gap), Watonga can attract and retain top talent.
To help prepare individuals for building or moving their careers to a peaceful community setting like Watonga, our Foundation provides free of charge our Remote Worker Training in which we introduce the concept of working for a remote employer. It's free! Register today!
There are two ways to work remotely:
The bottom line: Watonga can build coworker spaces to attract and retain a professional remote workforce. Without this, that same workforce will elect to live closer to towns that DO (think living in Kingfisher and driving to Edmond to a formal coworker office space):
In Edmond: Coworker Edmond
In OKC: Coworker OKC
Who will be next? Weatherford? El Reno? Why not Watonga?
Here are some online resources for learning about creating coworker spaces:
...with experience working online and conducting business in a remote setting, either as remote workers or entrepreneurs.
...suitable for conducting business online, enabling local workers and entrepreneurs to connect with remote clients and employers in a professional setting.
...for hands-on creation. Help our residents use their interests and talents to become local entrepreneurs and bring much-needed diversity to the local economy!
...for further education and micro loans for new ENTREPRENEURS with great ideas!
Step, up, pay it forward and secure Watonga's bright future as a great place to raise families!
Reach out, tell your story and INSPIRE OTHERS! Do you make and sell goods online? Do you work remotely? Share your experience!