Small Business

A recent article, How to Be Successful as a Small Business by Brandon Doyle says that running your own business is not just a job, but it is a lifestyle. The small business lifestyle entails long hours of hard work and due diligence to make it thrive. Here are tips….
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A recent article, How to Be Successful as a Small Business by Brandon Doyle says that running your own business is not just a job, but it is a lifestyle. The small business lifestyle entails long hours of hard work and due diligence to make it thrive.

Here are tips to help your small business grow.

Study your target market

Identify your target market and learn how and when to target them for your marketing and sales planning. Great places to do research about your target market are the internet, surveys, social media, or anything that creates interaction with people to find out who likes the product or service.

Be Passionate

People are motivated to go into business by something they are very passionate about. Find your passion/interests (they should equally cater the needs/wants of your target market), and once you find them, your business journey will be amazingly exciting.

Find a place for your business

Now that you have a concrete business plan, find a place that will perfectly suit your business.  You can start your business from a garage or if you have a budget, you can lease commercial office space or look for furnished offices for rent that are accessible to your clients.

Promote your business

Finally, it’s time to market your business through social media, flyers, giveaways and contests, or whatever means you prefer so that everyone knows about you. However, if you don’t have much knowledge in marketing, you can book a meeting room and discuss with some agencies to help you manage your marketing strategies.

Be optimistic

Running a business can be very taxing, so when the roads seem to get rough, take a breath, and look at the circumstances in a different perspective. When you enjoy your business journey, you will be able to give it everything you’ve got and thrive eventually.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help you run your small business successfully. If you’re ready to launch your small business in Philly, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

How did you launch your business successfully?  Let’s hear your story.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Productive Workplace

A recent article, Top 10 Ways to Create an Inspiring Workplace  by Matt Mansfield says that an inspiring and motivating workplace greatly affects your state of mind and leadership as well. As a leader, you can make your office more inspiring on a day-to-day basis to motivate your employees to work….
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A recent article, Top 10 Ways to Create an Inspiring Workplace  by Matt Mansfield says that an inspiring and motivating workplace greatly affects your state of mind and leadership as well. As a leader, you can make your office more inspiring on a day-to-day basis to motivate your employees to work at their best performance.

Here are a few tips to create an inspiring workplace in team office space Ballantyne.

  1. Organizing office space. De-cluttering your workspace helps create a clear mind, thus enabling you to work efficiently with very minimal distractions.
  2. Designing office spaceAllowing  your employees to design their workspace with some appropriate office décor like inspirational quotes, pictures of their family and the places they want to visit or souvenirs from places they already visited helps create a healthy and happy workforce.
  3. Promoting employee advancement. Allowing your employees to hone their skills and giving them the opportunity to learn new things (relevant and beneficial to your business as well) promote employee engagement, loyalty and trust.
  4. Recognizing achievements.Giving rewards to deserving employees or a simple gesture of appreciation can go a long way.
  5. Monitoring and measuring.  Checking in with your team every now and then to get their feedback and suggestions (it can be a bi-monthly meeting in a meeting space) helps keep your employees inspired and engaged.

Conclusion

A happy and satisfied workforce is one of the most significant elements of your business success. Therefore, providing your team a well designed office or allowing them to work remotely at least once a week is a great advantage.  YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

How do you create an attractive and inspiring workplace? Let’s see your comments and suggestions below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Success

A recent article, 6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017 by Holly Skinner says that while technical skills are crucial for a job candidate to get shortlisted, soft skills are the catalyst that can help you land the position and keep you on the fast track to success. Here five essential….
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A recent article, 6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017 by Holly Skinner says that while technical skills are crucial for a job candidate to get shortlisted, soft skills are the catalyst that can help you land the position and keep you on the fast track to success.

Here five essential soft skills to improve if you’re applying for a new job or seeking for a promotion in flexible office space.

Communication

Effective communication is very essential in the workplace with an increased focus on collaboration and social tools. Strong oral/written and nonverbal communication skills associated with active listening are crucial in whatever line of work you are in.

Interpersonal skills

Working harmoniously and effectively with other employees helps build camaraderie. For instance, if you’re applying for a job in plug-and-play offices Lake Mary, make sure your resume/cover letter and LinkedIn profile give emphasis to your ability to work well with others.

Emotional Intelligence

It is a valuable skill that conveys your social skills/awareness and self-management abilities. Providing examples of how you effectively handled conflict or emotional situations in your past job in Agile Office Space Lake Mary can showcase strong emotional intelligence at a job interview.

Flexibility

Ability to learn new skills and flexibility to change will set you apart from the rest. Instead of complaining that the job “isn’t what you signed up for”, accept the challenge and showcase your ability to adapt to any situation. During a job interview, ensure to mention several scenarios/circumstance of how you effectively adapted to change while on the job.

Problem solving

Employees who demonstrate agility, creativity and positivity will stand out during the interview and on the job. You need to show your ability to solve new challenges and come up with fresh solutions– attention to detail is the key to showcase your mastery of the task at hand.

Conclusion

Taking the initiative to hone your soft skills will set yourself up for success. If you’re a remote worker, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

How do you hone your soft skills?  Feel free to share your thoughts. You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Long Weekend

A recent article, How to Be Productive After a Long Weekend by Sophia Bernazzani says that many people would agree that getting an extra vacation day is an awesome thing, whether you decide to stay at home or take advantage of the time off by visiting a new place. Nonetheless, once….
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A recent article, How to Be Productive After a Long Weekend by Sophia Bernazzani says that many people would agree that getting an extra vacation day is an awesome thing, whether you decide to stay at home or take advantage of the time off by visiting a new place. Nonetheless, once you get back into the office it can be overwhelming with only four days left to get your job done.

Here are a few tips to enjoy your long weekend vacation without derailing your remaining work days.

Before you sign off

  • Check your calendar for the week ahead before you sign off for the long weekend. For example, reschedule your appointments in executive suites Denver that fall on the day off. Then, rearrange your schedule so it isn’t packed with meetings the moment you get back to the office.
  • Inform people in your out-of-office auto-reply that you won’t be able to respond to emails until you get back to the office.
  • Make a list of what you need to prioritize when you get back into the office–it’s easier than trying to remember it three days after.

When you get back to work

  • Check in with your team, whether it’s virtual or in-person. For instance, book a meeting room and have a brief meeting with your team to assess what everyone’s focusing on to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks.
  • Take a look at your to-do list (which you prepared before you sign off) and determine what needs to be completed on the first day  and what can wait until later in the week.
  • When you log back into your email, sort your messages according to which need immediate replies, and which can wait until the next day.

Conclusion

With these steps, we hope you have a great long weekend   and a productive next week, too. If you are a freelancer or a team leader working remotely, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Any other tips to get organized after a long weekend? Share your comments below. You can also follow us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Motivated

A recent article, How to Get Better at Working Remotely by Mukesh Gupta  says that working remotely or working elsewhere other than the traditional office one day per week or more is continuously emerging due to flexibility and autonomy.  This fast growing trend in the workplace is beneficial to employers….
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A recent article, How to Get Better at Working Remotely by Mukesh Gupta  says that working remotely or working elsewhere other than the traditional office one day per week or more is continuously emerging due to flexibility and autonomy.  This fast growing trend in the workplace is beneficial to employers and employees alike. 

Here are three tips to get better at working remotely.

1. Work from home

First and foremost, It is very critical for you to understand if working from home suits you or not. If you find yourself to be less productive working from home, then it is very important to find some workspace solutions. This could be in a coffee shop or in a hotel lobby or you may rent office space by the hour. For instance, if you’re living in the area of Denver, you can work remotely in shared office space Denver.

2. Work from similar or familiar place.

According to behavioural scientists, physical space have a significant impact on our emotional state and therefore on our productivity. Thus, find a specific workspace that best works for you and then stick with it so you can emotionally associate that space with productive work. So if you find working in coworking offices more productive than to work somewhere else, then it is very important to look for best coworking spaces near you.

3. Specific work at specific place

We have different kinds of work –some analytical and technical and some operational, etc. Therefore, it is a good idea to associate certain spaces with certain kinds of work.  Once you identify what kind of space you need for your specific task, schedule your work in such a way that you will be able to  leverage the best space for the kind of work that you plan to do on any given day.

Conclusion

Finding where you can work remotely in a more convenient way is very significant to improve your efficiency and productivity. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

What is your preferred space to work remotely?  Feel free to share your thoughts. You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

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A recent article, 10 Reasons to Create a Simple Small Business Marketing Plan by Debra Murphy says that marketing is an important aspect of every business to succeed.  Thus creating a marketing plan to guide your efforts and help you focus on your goal is significant. Let’s take a look at….
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A recent article, 10 Reasons to Create a Simple Small Business Marketing Plan by Debra Murphy says that marketing is an important aspect of every business to succeed.  Thus creating a marketing plan to guide your efforts and help you focus on your goal is significant.

Let’s take a look at the key parts of your business marketing plan that needs your attention.

Vision

It’s a clear mental picture and a description of the business that you are striving to build and keeps your business in the right direction.

Mission

It is a concise statement of what your business wants to deliver (business core value) to your customers created from their perspective and aligned with your business vision.

Goal

Your goals have direct links with your chance to succeed. By setting goals and writing them down you are obliged to be specific about what you want to achieve, how you will get there and by when.

Target audience

Identifying the needs or wants of a certain group of people or businesses that you want to work with and  intimately understanding them with certainty what problem they are trying to solve or what need they wish to satisfy allows your business to provide tremendous value to those who need it the most.

What makes you different

Understanding what your target audience really wants and making sure you deliver it better than anyone else helps your business stand out. For instance, providing your customers direct access to the person that can help solve their problems is an advantage— consistently providing client’s satisfaction is the key.

Actionable plan

It eliminates guess works that create haphazard results. With a detailed marketing action plan, you always know what and how you’re doing and when you’re doing it.

Conclusion

Marketing plan does not need to be lengthy but it should outline all the important aspects required to successfully and consistently market your business. Likewise, your office location plays an important role in your business success.  YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space and shared office space for any size business. Convenient, hassle free, and move in ready- our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

Do you have marketing plan? Feel free to share your comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

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A recent article, The Top Sales Trends to Know About in 2017 by Carolyn Betts discusses some sales tactics and trends as springboards for success in 2017 and beyond.  Automation, AI, and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other advancements don’t mean the workforce is replaced by robots, but these only….
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A recent article, The Top Sales Trends to Know About in 2017 by Carolyn Betts discusses some sales tactics and trends as springboards for success in 2017 and beyond. 

Automation, AI, and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other advancements don’t mean the workforce is replaced by robots, but these only help sales gets smarter and more sophisticated. These new sales technologies help the sales process more efficient. For instance, advanced technologies like machine learning training sets can programmatically train Sales Development Representatives (SDRs). Their calls can be recorded, automatically transcribed, and then understood via machine, helping leaders train their teams in plug-and-play offices more effectively.

Marketing and sales alignment

Today, companies are looking for senior sales or senior marketing leadership roles who have experience working both– marketing and sales that’s aligned toward the ultimate goal of revenue and customer satisfaction. As innovative marketing departments catch up with Sales and gain better understanding of the client, working hand in hand becomes a more efficient process.

The digital and social media revolutions, connecting business and consumer

These modern communications are in full swing from Facebook to Snapchat — and you can use this technology to harness clients.  But how can your average salesperson handle this? Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) such as solution architects can help your company position against of the competition. These experts possess some of the most valuable skills in the pre-sales process.

Customer lifetime value as a growth engine

Companies are in a better position using data-driven analytics and dedicated customer success roles to identify which existing consumers show a better LTV ratio and which ones indicate an increase in usage through adoption triggers. You need someone to focus on upselling if this strategy is possible for your business.

Conclusion

Utilizing new sales technologies and hiring modern day experts become more vital for your business success.  Likewise, a well designed office with a complete array of technology is crucial to your business activities in Philly. YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Any other sales tactics to help your business thrive?  Feel free to share your comments.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Startups

A recent article, 5 Mistaken Beliefs That Hinder Your Entrepreneurial Dreams by Mike Thatcher says that whatever reason you may have to be an entrepreneur, you first need to get your head right and stop believing  that the following notions will always get you where you want to go. Let’s….
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A recent article, 5 Mistaken Beliefs That Hinder Your Entrepreneurial Dreams by Mike Thatcher says that whatever reason you may have to be an entrepreneur, you first need to get your head right and stop believing  that the following notions will always get you where you want to go.

Let’s discuss.

  1. Success is hammering away 24/7.

Everyone who hustles incessantly with no clear direction ends up exhausted sooner or later.  You’ve got to work hard and maximize the time, so you can get important things done while your mind is fresh, full of bright, actionable ideas.

  1. Do what the greats have done and I’ll get there too.

You cannot exactly follow the path of the greats, unless you have the same fortune as theirs. Undoubtedly, you can learn plenty of things along the way, but what are you capable of now, or in the future?

  1. It’s all about who you know.

Who you know is very important in launching your business in a commercial office space. However, it’s just not all about who you know, but you have to produce something that people need, personalize the way you present it, and have a character which convinces other leaders to help you.

  1. I can grow any business once I get some fund.

The idea here is that once you secure a low-interest loan, or find some investors, you can launch a successful startup in an office space for lease. This belief is the blunder of many entrepreneurs who’ve failed in what many of us have called the Golden Age of Entrepreneurship.

While fund is very important to grow your business, no amount is going to save a poorly planned and executed business venture.

Conclusion

While there is truth in these beliefs, a successful startup needs to have a great and feasible idea, a clear, specific and measurable goal. If you are ready to launch your small business in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

What other things hinder your entrepreneurial dream? Let’s see your comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Short term Offices

A recent article, Cybersecurity Threats and Safeguards in 2017 by Christopher Donovan says that the mounting of cyber threats is very alarming and vulnerabilities in cyber security are no longer a concern, but a widespread epidemic. Hence, discovering vulnerabilities and covering them to attacks is essential for every organization now….
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A recent article, Cybersecurity Threats and Safeguards in 2017 by Christopher Donovan says that the mounting of cyber threats is very alarming and vulnerabilities in cyber security are no longer a concern, but a widespread epidemic. Hence, discovering vulnerabilities and covering them to attacks is essential for every organization now more than ever.

Let’s discuss.

Ransomware

It is malicious software that seizes a company’s information until a large sum of money is paid.  This attack is rapidly growing and becoming more sophisticated by being able to operate offline.  The best way to protect your business from this kind of attack aside from having a robust security system is to regularly backup essential files.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Many people are enjoying this innovation (e.g. smart TV’s in meeting rooms rental, smartwatches, wearable devices), but likewise this increase in connectivity can be the gateway or back door to hackers to your most critical information.  Therefore, if a device is not necessary to be connected to the internet, then it should be disconnected.

The Cloud

While the Cloud certainly increases efficiency/productivity of your workers in plug and play offices, it can expose your sensitive data to cyber thefts.  Thus, it’s safer to use a private cloud which offers more data control and greater security than a public cloud. Also, avoid the storage of the most critical data in the cloud to reduce the susceptibility of data loss.

Conclusion

Understanding the rapid evolution of cyber security threats can be difficult, so businesses must focus on being proactive to avoid becoming another victim.  Hiring IT experts that can establish robust cyber security measures is the most cost-effective way to keep any organization operating smoothly in 2017 and beyond. While protecting your business from any cyber attacks will help your business survive, your company would also need workspace solutions to help your team work conveniently and efficiently. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

We hope this article has shed a little light on cybersecurity. We’d also be glad to see your comments and suggestions below.  You can also reach us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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A recent article, 4 Ways to Promote and Market Your Business on a Budget by Julie Chomiak says that promoting your small business can be costly. Nonetheless, there are budget-friendly ways to market your product and draw the attention of your target audience. Here are four marketing tips to promote your….
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A recent article, 4 Ways to Promote and Market Your Business on a Budget by Julie Chomiak says that promoting your small business can be costly. Nonetheless, there are budget-friendly ways to market your product and draw the attention of your target audience.

Here are four marketing tips to promote your small business.

Have a Website

Online presence is significant for establishing equity and trust— it shows visitors that your business is legitimate.  Thus a well designed website is a great tool for small businesses to draw the attention of your target market.

Get listed in local directories.

Once you have a business website, get registered in local directories so that your business site will appear in relevant online queries.

Send weekly emails to distribution list

Use weekly emails without flooding your customers the urgency to buy, but instead encourage readers to “click to read more” or download a free guide. Constantly sending weekly emails about your audience needs and wants create a connection to your customers.

Write positive reviews for other businesses

Consider which businesses can mutually help your business to broadcast your brand to potential clients then start writing positive reviews about them on Yelp or directly on their website.  Also, these businesses can write positive reviews about your brand as well.

Conclusion

Marketing your small business does not need to take a lot of time or money, just follow these simple tips to help your small business thrive.  As a small business owner in Orlando, you might also be looking for workspace solutions within your budget.  YourOffice Orlando offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Orlando, meeting room access, and coworking office space Orlando. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Any other ways to market your business on a budget?  Let’s see your comments and suggestions below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.