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Douglas Hanna helps run a company with revenue in the millions and keeps your website online--when he’s not in class.

04 March 2012 – Douglas Hanna is the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, but you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at his office filled with mostly empty desks. But Hanna is confident that business is steadily humming—just not there. At least 20 of the company’s 38 employees are hard at work—remotely.

“They’re not here, but that doesn’t mean they’re not working,” Hanna says. “A lot of them aren’t even in the state, much less the east coast. But this hasn’t really affected us. If anything it’s made us a lot stronger.” Stronger, Hanna believes, because they’re able to hire the best employees, then allow them to work from home, close to their families.

But Hanna, a junior at Duke University, works in the office—when he doesn’t have to go to class. “Basically if I’m not in class or sleeping I’m probably working or doing something related to it,” Hanna says. He puts in about 40 to 50 hours a week toward the business, which he calls a priority over school. Hanna understands this mindset might not be good, but he’s focused on the long run with his business, which he plans to stick with after he graduates in December of 2012.

Read more at [Inc.].​​

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