Our HistoryThe story of how we got started
The idea for Workaholics4Hire.com was born in early 1997. The President and founder of the company, Sylvie Fortin, had been successfully working from home for about two years already when she noticed that the internet was flooded with telecommuting jobs, but few people had the understanding of how to find them.
There were few, if any, resources for people interested in working from home, and none were offered without an up-front fee. Employers were becoming increasingly frustrated with the market, as there were few resources to assist companies in outsourcing effectively. So, she started researching the topic.
What she found was an incredible market that had yet to be explored: the Freelance Outsourcing marketplace was virtually untapped and ripe for a company such as this to be formed. In time, she decided to take the leap and create an online presence.
The first pre-launch of the site was in May, 1999. The response was astonishing and created a flurry of activity for the staff of Workaholics4Hire. Within a short period of time, it became clear that a new staffing solution was being formed and the demand for this service has been exciting.
In time, it became clear that there was a severely under served customer base that was growing by leaps and bounds. New and aspiring entrepreneurs were suddenly finding the internet and learning how to do business across the globe.
But many of these aspiring entrepreneurs were not able to keep up with the rapidly changing technology, new site development standards, and massive learning curve involved when starting up a web based business venture.
Soon, Sylvie and her team began the process of zooming in on these fledgling businesses, offering a wide range of support services to a very specific type of customer…entrepreneurs with vision and passion.
It’s been an exciting ride, to say the least. We’ve been behind the scenes since the early years, working with some of the biggest names in internet business building circles.
We’ve been instrumental in building multi-million dollar business systems for our clients. We’ve had the chance to peek over the shoulders of some of the web’s best and brightest, back before they became rich and famous.
We’ve come a long way since the early days, and we look forward to being a big part of the future changes and advancements in online business building!