Dynamic Team

A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing any team is quite difficult—gathering different kinds of individual together results in disarrays and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled appropriately and working towards one objective, this group of people can be a dynamic team that results….
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A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing any team is quite difficult—gathering different kinds of individual together results in disarrays and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled appropriately and working towards one objective, this group of people can be a dynamic team that results in higher productivity and efficiency. 

Here are tips to help you build a winning team for your business. 

  1. Transparency of work assignment

Identify and define the work assignment clearly so your team in team office space becomes more responsible and accountable for their individual assignments.  Productivity increases when there is ownership in the assigned task.

  1. Assignment of responsibilities

Identify your employees’ strengths and weaknesses to be able to delegate tasks appropriately and to know what skills your team members need to hone. It’ll keep your top performers from being overloaded and help your entire team improve and stay engaged.

  1. Listen to your employees

Employee engagement is adversely affected when they are not valued, so make sure to listen to your employees. You can book a meeting room and gather your team to listen to their ideas and insights which might be pretty useful.

  1. Team building activities

Get your team involved in activities that can build and strengthen relationships with each other. Working together in harmony will promote efficiency and productivity.

  1. Training

Staff productivity depends largely on the talents and skills of your employees. Allow them to attend conferences, webinars, and training programs to develop their skills.  

  1. Financial Incentives

People work to meet financial needs, and some extra financial incentives will encourage your team to go the extra mile. 

Conclusion

The tips discussed above are useful in building a winning team.  If you’re looking for an office to collaborate with your team conveniently and effeciently, 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.

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Mentor

A recent article, 5 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Mentor by Paul Keijzer says that sure you’re smart, creative and innovative to run your own business, but to really expand your business into a sustainable one –you’ll need guidance from someone who fully understands just how to do that—a mentor. Here….
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A recent article, 5 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Mentor by Paul Keijzer says that sure you’re smart, creative and innovative to run your own business, but to really expand your business into a sustainable one –you’ll need guidance from someone who fully understands just how to do that—a mentor.

Here are four reasons why you need a mentor.

  1. Great knowledge and experience

Veteran mentors have vast experience and knowledge to help you learn and understand business matters and definitely cut back your learning curve.  More importantly, they’ll help you avoid making the same blunders they may have made.

  1. Access to a large network

As a young entrepreneur in a commercial office space, you may have a limited network that confines your ability to expand your horizon and reach. Mentors can connect or introduce you to other established and successful business leaders who can help expand your growth.

  1. Insight and Perspective

Mentors can provide you meaningful insight and perspective based on the abundance of their experience and deep understanding of the business realm for your greater success.

  1. Help You Improve and Grow

As a leader who’s always aiming for improvement, you’ll need a mentor who can keep a check on you and guide you towards success through constant self-improvement. They can help you align your ideas and iron out the rough edges.

Conclusion

While you may be your own boss, mentors can provide important lessons and insight that can positively impact your business journey. Likewise, Office Space Brokers can help you find the perfect office for your thriving business.  If you’re looking for workspace solutions 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.

We hope we shed a little light on the importance of having a mentor.  We’d love to see your thoughts and comments below.  Feel free to see us also on Google Plus and Twitter.

New Business

A recent article, 4 Ways to Make Your New Business Look Legitimate by Julie Chomiak says that new businesses have a lot of things to do from creating their products or services to getting customers to trust your company. Here are four ways to build business credibility and earn more….
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A recent article, 4 Ways to Make Your New Business Look Legitimate by Julie Chomiak says that new businesses have a lot of things to do from creating their products or services to getting customers to trust your company.

Here are four ways to build business credibility and earn more customers.

1. Have a designated phone number and email address.

Whether you lease commercial office space for your new business or are working remotely, you should have a dedicated business phone number and email address.  You can hire a virtual receptionist to answer calls “live” in your company’s name to create a positive impression for your business. The same goes for your email address, you should have a dedicated email address to legitimize your business and infuse trust in your potential customers.

2. Have an updated website.

Nowadays, consumers are using online research before making purchases, so it’s necessary to have an updated small business website incorporating the basics – product information, hours, directions, and means of contact.  An updated website communicates your legitimacy to your visitors.

3. Accurate Google listing and local search listings

Having an accurate Google listing and local search listings are necessary for people to discover your business online. Ensure that your business hours, address, phone number, website, and business description are updated.

4. Get into your local community and network!

Business is all about relationships, and by building relationships with local business owners, they can refer customers to you and be open to partnerships and collaboration. For a new business, this is a win win.

Conclusion

These tips will help your small business thrive.  If you don’t need a dedicated physical office in Philly, but you still want to establish a legitimate and impressive business presence, YourOffice Philly offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Philly, meeting room access, and coworking office space Philly. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Higher Productivity

A recent article, 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done by Royale Scuderi says that a neat and organized office promotes productivity and efficiency. Nevertheless, you may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but organizing your office space doesn’t have to consume much….
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A recent article, 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done by Royale Scuderi says that a neat and organized office promotes productivity and efficiency. Nevertheless, you may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but organizing your office space doesn’t have to consume much of your time– it can be done a little at a time.

The following tips will help you organize your office space for higher productivity.

  1. Look around, shred and throw away everything that you don’t need or want.
  2. Put the supplies and equipment you use most of the time within your reach for easy access. Things that you seldom use can be stored or put away.
  3. Label your cabinets, shelves, bins and drawers so you’ll be reminded  where each item goes and also to help others who may need to find, use, or put away anything in your workspace.
  4. Use storage boxes to keep archived files and to separate them from your current file space.
  5. Use magazine boxes or binders to store up magazines and catalogs you really need for reference or research, otherwise recycle or discard them.
  6. Assign a folder for print articles and documents you want to read that are not urgent.
  7. Put your papers for filing in a folder “To File” and file everything at the end of each week so they won’t pile up.
  8. Do a quick straighten at the end of each day so you have a clean start the following day.

Conclusion

A well organized and well maintained workspace is vitally important to your productivity. Instead of wasting your time looking for things and shuffling piles, you’ll be able to spend your time efficiently and productively. If you are looking for workspace solutions to best suit your business needs, 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.

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Slowdown Wisely

A recent article, Take Advantage of Your Summer Slowdown by Dr. Rick Goodman says that as a small business owner, you may experience a slowdown during summer months. But actually a summer slowdown can be a perfect opportunity to do things you just can’t do during your more hectic seasons…..
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A recent article, Take Advantage of Your Summer Slowdown by Dr. Rick Goodman says that as a small business owner, you may experience a slowdown during summer months. But actually a summer slowdown can be a perfect opportunity to do things you just can’t do during your more hectic seasons.

Here are some tips you can use the summer slowdown to your advantage.

Increase your knowledge and skills. 

Summer lull is a great time to enroll in some online courses, attend seminars and workshops, read some good books or watch video tutorials to improve your skills and widen your knowledge.  

Get busy on social media. 

Review and revise your company’s social media bios, optimizing for keywords and search phrases. Also spend some time to write and schedule some upcoming posts to maintain a strong online presence on Twitter, Facebook and other significant platforms.

Review your goals. 

Reflect on what you want to achieve in the coming months, in the coming year. You can book a meeting room and schedule brainstorm sessions with your team with regards to your plan and technique for achieving them.

Engage your team. 

The summer slowdown is a perfect time to engage your team in team-building activities like a seminar or in-house learning opportunity, or simply a fun group activity in your office space. Do something to strengthen teamwork and improve workplace culture.

Prepare for upcoming tax season. 

Avoid rush–spend some time to collate and gather business documents necessary for tax filing.

Reach out to your most loyal clients. 

Summer’s slowdown is a great time to send emails to reconnect with old customers and simply convey your thanks for their continuing business.

Take time to unwind. 

Spend some time with your family or take a vacation to restore your physical and mental health.

Conclusion

Take advantage of your summer slowdown. Summer slowdown is also a perfect opportunity to move your office to a better workplace. 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 take advantage of your summer slowdown?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also reach us on Facebook and Twitter.

Business Meeting

A recent article, 5 ways to Make Meetings More Productive by Laura Stack says that holding a business meeting can hinder our productivity because it consumes our most valuable time, nevertheless it is an effective tool for exchanging ideas and knowledge at the same time building relationships with others.   Here are some ways….
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A recent article, 5 ways to Make Meetings More Productive by Laura Stack says that holding a business meeting can hinder our productivity because it consumes our most valuable time, nevertheless it is an effective tool for exchanging ideas and knowledge at the same time building relationships with others.  

Here are some ways to make your business meeting time efficient and productive.

1. Determine if the meeting is really necessary.

Don’t schedule a full meeting in meeting space Lake Mary if you can discuss the issue or subject matter via emails or a conference call.  

2. Start on time.  

Start on time and don’t start over just because some attendees arrive late. Latecomers can check the things you’ve already discussed from a colleague.

3. Use a facilitator to direct the meeting.  

Their roles should include the following.

  • Keep the discussion on topic.
  • Acknowledge speakers
  • Solicit opinions from quieter or more timid attendees.
  • Keep a few people from dominating the meeting.
  • End the meeting on time.

4. Restrict the number of attendees.

Invite only those people whose participation/presence is extremely significant. Send a copy of the minutes to those who are not invited if they need to have a general idea of what happened.

Conclusion

These tips will help you conduct an effective and efficient meeting. If you need a space where you can hold your meeting with convenience and complete amenities, YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious fully serviced office space and meeting 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.

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Stable and Succeed

A recent article, How to Remain Steady and Move Forward by Elinor Stutz says that many people are unaware and lack of understanding of the steps to keep business and career on track. Here are 6 steps to follow that will help you to move forward more quickly. 1. Goals Each….
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A recent article, How to Remain Steady and Move Forward by Elinor Stutz says that many people are unaware and lack of understanding of the steps to keep business and career on track.

Here are 6 steps to follow that will help you to move forward more quickly.

1. Goals

Each goal is not only to be verbalized, but it requires solid and concrete planning–methods and processes for completion.

2. Timeline

All goals and projects need to have specific date of completion. Schedule a meeting each week to do catch-up work to ensure that each project is completed on time.

3. Clarity

Everything should be thought out in detail. Learn the advantages and disadvantages in order to be ready to manage what might occur. If you work in a team office space with a team or co-workers, clarity also provides a game plan for everyone to be on the same page. 

4. Facts

Actual, factual facts are essential for every instance especially when it comes to business. As these facts are discussed in a meeting space with the team, greater ideas may arise and each member can share their feedback to help achieve your goals.

5. Honesty

Truthfulness is the most critical factor for choosing projects, partners, employees and anyone else you may encounter. Before entering into any contract or agreement, do research to ensure everything is true and genuine.

6. Review and revise

The final winning touch is to conduct a regular (monthly, quarterly or semiannually) review of everything you put into place. Evaluate the pros and cons of each effort to eliminate, tweak or improve. The analysis will get your entire effort on the fast track and increase the chance to achieve your future vision.

Conclusion

These six tips to follow with clear understanding will help your career and business stay afloat.  If you’re looking for workplace solutions for your budding career in Denver, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Denver, meeting room access, and coworking office space Denver. 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 steps to keep your career and business on track?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Emotional Intelligence

A recent article, Want to Become More Emotionally Intelligent? Here Are 9 Things You Can Do by Lindsay Kolowich says that having high emotional intelligence is essential to  build and maintain more meaningful relationships — both at work and in your personal life. Here are things you can do to improve your emotional….
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A recent article, Want to Become More Emotionally Intelligent? Here Are 9 Things You Can Do by Lindsay Kolowich says that having high emotional intelligence is essential to  build and maintain more meaningful relationships — both at work and in your personal life.

Here are things you can do to improve your emotional intelligence.

Watch your own emotional tendencies.

The better you recognize and understand your emotional tendencies, the better you can manage them. For instance, observe how you feel in certain circumstances, such as traffic jam or how you’re treated as a member in office space for teams; what’s your emotional state? Begin to analyze how you react/behave based on those circumstances.  

Learn to handle your negative emotions.

Managing your emotions appropriately is a big part of increasing your emotional intelligence. Nevertheless the hardest part of this process is to control negative emotions, but doing so is vital to avoid misjudgment. The solution is to allow yourself to feel those negative emotions, then practice deciding how to react astutely with those. 

Take responsibility for your actions.

Humility is a powerful part of being emotionally intelligent — and one way to be humble is to take responsibility when you offend or hurt someone’s feelings. Taking responsibility for your actions and reactions reveals that you’re self-aware, honest, and committed to be a part of a team.

Learn to express difficult emotions when necessary.

Being truthful to others about how you feel fosters trust and helps people feel comfortable opening up to you. It’s all right to say “no”, have limitations, and express differences, but express your emotions calmly and peacefully.

Conclusion

Emotional intelligence is essential to your success in business and the good news is, it can be improved. There’s always room for improvement and if you want to improve your business workplace 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 way to increase your emotional intelligence? Share with us in the comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Denver office space for lease

Do you really need the services of a lawyer when starting your business? A recent article, Can You Start a Business Without a Lawyer? by Sarah Landrum says  that anyone starting a business is taking a big risk, and a lawyer can protect you both legally and financially. It’s not a good idea to….
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Do you really need the services of a lawyer when starting your business? A recent article, Can You Start a Business Without a Lawyer? by Sarah Landrum says  that anyone starting a business is taking a big risk, and a lawyer can protect you both legally and financially. It’s not a good idea to start your business by breaking the law.

Here are four ways a lawyer can help you with the initial setup of your business in plug and play Offices Denver.

Deciding on what business structure to choose

It’s not unlawful to set up your business without a lawyer, nevertheless choosing the right structure for your business is quite complicated. A business lawyer can help you choose the right structure and organize it properly to give you a better chance to succeed.

Complying with business requirements

A lawyer will help you with the compliance and submission of business requirements speedily (e.g. registration, permits and licenses, taxation and other related requirements).

When making a purchase of an existing business

A lawyer will help you with the following when your business endeavor involves purchasing an existing business in a commercial office space.

  • Prepare the purchase agreement
  • Arrange the payment system
  • Protect against liability
  • Help to minimize taxes
  • Provide advice about permits and licenses and similar issues

Checking the details of your business

A lawyer helps you in the process of checking the details of your business (e.g. ensure your business name isn’t already in use–not registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office).

Conclusion

A business lawyer facilitates the initial setup of your business while providing you the legal and financial advice you need to succeed. Likewise, office space brokers provide you assistance to find and select the perfect workspace solutions for your business and your team. YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious fully serviced office space and meeting 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.

How did a lawyer help you when you start your business? Feel free to share your comments and suggestion below. We’d also be glad to see you on Twitter and Google Plus.

Best Friend is Valuable

A recent article, 5 Reasons You Should Start a Business with Your Best Friend by Wombi Rose says that launching a business is pretty hard.  You have to compete with other businesses and your best friend could be the ideal partner in the business competition. Let’s discuss. 1. You have emotional support…..
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A recent article, 5 Reasons You Should Start a Business with Your Best Friend by Wombi Rose says that launching a business is pretty hard.  You have to compete with other businesses and your best friend could be the ideal partner in the business competition.

Let’s discuss.

1. You have emotional support.

You become emotionally involved and invested when you start a business in a virtual office space.  It’s just like a roller coaster ride with extreme highs and lows.  Whenever you’re experiencing a setback, your best friend can lift you up and get the train back on track.

2. You can depend on them.

There is constant change between operational details and high-level strategy when you’re running a business, and you need a partner to manage things you just can’t watch yourself. When you’ve known someone for so many years, like you’ve known your best friend since childhood, you really know their strengths; you can fully depend on them.

3. You’re hanging with people you like.

When you’re just starting a business, there are a lot of times that you’re working all day in a commercial office space with your cofounder, and having your best friend as your business partner is a great deal.  Definitely there are difficult times and a lot of arguments along the way, but no matter whose ideas win, you both win. You are best friends and not rivals anyway.

Conclusion

Starting a business with your best friend is a great opportunity to bring your talents and skills together harmoniously.  However, before you get started you need to create basic rules in black and white to avoid misunderstanding along the way.  If you are ready to launch your business in Ballantyne with your best friend, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices Ballantyne to agile office 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.

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