[The WALSAQ Way] combines working virtual, freelancing, homesourcing and offshore outsourcing, and gives small-to-medium sized companies the competitive advantage they need to survive in today's economic climate.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 15, 2009
On Monday of this week Nathan Strum, WALSAQ's president and founder, announced the beginning of a new business model idea, The WALSAQ Way. Today the company's media head announced the second phase is already well underway. WALSAQ's unique, live auction platform for business services has seen some fantastic traffic since its inception in October, but the company expects to see much more as their plans for the WALSAQ Way unfold.
The first phase included the introduction of the business model. The trademarked "WALSAQ Way" defines the use of available workers, from whatever viable avenue, to be productive without killing the small business bottom line. In a candid interview, Mr. Strum gave the true definition of the WALSAQ Way. "[The WALSAQ Way] combines working virtual, freelancing, homesourcing and offshore outsourcing, and gives small-to-medium sized companies the competitive advantage they need to survive in today's economic climate."
Phase two began over three weeks ago, even before WALSAQ's business model was clearly defined. As a service to those businesses exploring their options, the company began an informational series in their knowledgebase, with researched articles on viable business methods. Articles do and will include information on hiring freelancers, outsourcing, homesourcing and other topics relevant to SMB owners. The WALSAQ Way series can be found on the support side of the website.
WALSAQ also added improvements to their platform in order to make the buying and selling of business services that much easier, safer and economically viable. These improvements include a public message board, promoting open communication between all of the website's members. The public message board will allow buyers to benefit from the questions of other buyers, and gives sellers the ability to properly quote their asking prices.
Another is the addition of a more robust help desk. With the upgraded support services, members will now be able to track support tickets, communicate with help desk support through live chat, or find instructional articles and videos in WALSAQ's knowledgebase.
With the security and safety of their members as a leading force, WALSAQ also added new security standards to their site. These security standards include a daily viral scan of the site for protection against hackers, GeoTrust Secure Encryption to ensure that all information sent over the Internet is protected, and the addition of Authorize.net, which provides extra security for sensitive information.
As phase two continues to pick up steam, WALSAQ will be offering small to medium businesses that follow the WALSAQ Way model of using freelancers, virtual workers, homesourcing or outsourcing to share their experiences in a featured article on the company's website. David Scott, WALSAQ's vice president and head of Business Development, explains. "The whole idea of the WALSAQ Way is to be flexible - not to get stuck in a hole because you've learned to do things a certain way. We at WALSAQ practice this idea on a daily basis, and believe that the experiences of others will help our members to do the same."