Positive and Productive Day

A recent article, The Perfect Schedule for Ultimate Productivity by Jacob Shriar reminds us that how we start our day will determine our productivity. Here are a few things to do each morning before you go to work in agile office space. Practice meditation or mindfulness. Spend few minutes of tranquility and….
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A recent article, The Perfect Schedule for Ultimate Productivity by Jacob Shriar reminds us that how we start our day will determine our productivity.

Here are a few things to do each morning before you go to work in agile office space.

  1. Practice meditation or mindfulness.

Spend few minutes of tranquility and quietness to prepare yourself for a productive, cheerful day. This doesn’t require much. It prepares your day with composure and positive attitude.

  1. Read something that gives wisdom and encouragement.

Read something that will help develop your personality and continually encourage you throughout the day. You can read inspirational quotes from your favorite author or a short blog about work-life balance.

  1. Daily workout.

Daily workout will keep you fit and dynamic.  It doesn’t need to be a strenuous exercise. A 15-20 minute run or brisk walk or a few sit-ups and pushups in your room will do. The key is to stimulate your energy to get your day started.

  1. Eat your breakfast.  

Eat a good and healthy breakfast before going to work in an executive office space or shared office space. Never ever attempt to miss your breakfast no matter how busy the day will be otherwise you will be sluggish and thus hinder your productivity.

Conclusion

Starting your day in a good vibration and in an awesome workplace environment is beneficial to your whole day’s productivity. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. 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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Make Your Customers Feel More Valued

A recent article, The 3 Ways You Can be Certain Your Customers Feel Appreciated by Greg Hong says to help your business jump to the next level; you must always listen to customer feedback to find out significant details from a standpoint you may not see. Customer feedback provides you deeper understanding about….
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A recent article, The 3 Ways You Can be Certain Your Customers Feel Appreciated by Greg Hong says to help your business jump to the next level; you must always listen to customer feedback to find out significant details from a standpoint you may not see. Customer feedback provides you deeper understanding about your company and your competitors.

Here are three tips to make your customers feel heard and more valued.

  1. Make your response personal.

“Customers may not always be right, but they must always feel heard.” When you respond to your customers’ complaints and issues, address them by name and make sure they know who you are. For example, as a company in commercial office space Lake Mary, communicate what you’re doing as a company to tackle their issue and any changes that will take place as a result.

  1. Express your genuine apology.

To express your genuine concern and apology for any deficiencies or shortcomings in your customer’s experience, offer them some things like a gift, a voucher, a discount or a coupon which is appropriate to the product or service you offer. This action may mean a lot in expressing how much you value your customers and can be a great way to win them back.

  1. Get management involved.

To prove you’re genuinely listening to customers’ complaints or negative feedback, get your management involved. Direct involvement of management in resolving customers’ complaints builds relationships and can turn them into some of your most loyal customers.

Conclusion

Taking the time to prove to your customers that their reviews are taken seriously makes them feel more valued, and in turn, more likely to become happy customers and refer you new business. Looking for better workspace solutions for your thriving business in Ballantyne?  YourOffice Ballantyne features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices Ballantyne and permanent individual office space Ballantyne. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

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Mistakes You Should Avoid

A recent article, 5 Big Mistakes Your Small Business Keeps Making — And How to Correct Them by Annie Pilon says that small businesses are making a lot of mistakes that could significantly hurt their employees and bottom line.  But certainly, it would be impossible for any business to operate….
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A recent article, 5 Big Mistakes Your Small Business Keeps Making — And How to Correct Them by Annie Pilon says that small businesses are making a lot of mistakes that could significantly hurt their employees and bottom line.  But certainly, it would be impossible for any business to operate completely free of mistakes.

Here are small business mistakes you should avoid to help you succeed.

1. Lowering Prices to Compete

It can be tempting for a small business in a commercial office space to lower prices to make products or services more attractive to customers to prevail in tough competition. But usually small businesses are not ready to shoulder those losses, but only jeopardize their own interests.  

Instead of reducing prices, focus on adding value to your product or service.  Customers are usually willing to pay a bit more for something that provides a great experience.

2. Embracing all Generic Advice

There are a lot of general statements out there that don’t necessarily apply to every business. And following that generic advice is usually what leads to failures.

Book a meeting room and schedule a meeting with an expert/professional who can give you advice specifically designed for your situation.

3. Putting workers into Generational Boxes

You’ve heard about generalizations, Baby Boomers aren’t innovative and Millennials aren’t team players.  These generalizations are not just detrimental to workers, but your business can also lose the opportunity of building a great team.

Every generation has strengths and weaknesses, thus you should hire based on merit. Allow the people prove themselves, and your business could benefit from a truly diverse working environment.

Conclusion

If you learn most common mistakes made by other business owners, you can avoid falling into bad habits that can really cost your business. If you’re looking for workspace solutions for your small business in Philadelphia, Office space brokers can help you decide what is best for your business. 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.

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Successful Entrepreneur

A recent article, 6 Soft Skills You Need to Develop as an Entrepreneur by Miranda Marquit says that soft skills are more about nontechnical skills that you should learn and develop as an entrepreneur to help you succeed. These types of skills are more about your perception, your attitude, and….
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A recent article, 6 Soft Skills You Need to Develop as an Entrepreneur by Miranda Marquit says that soft skills are more about nontechnical skills that you should learn and develop as an entrepreneur to help you succeed. These types of skills are more about your perception, your attitude, and your ability to motivate or communicate with others.

Here are five soft skills that can help you thrive.

1. Leadership

Leadership is all about understanding people, motivating and helping them discover their best selves. Knowing your team members and their respective skills/talents will help you in delegating their tasks properly-— and that means you can build a better company in a commercial office space.

2. Communication

Communication involves Listening, writing, presenting and speaking.  All of these skills are essential  so you can share and convey  your message to your team effectively.

3. Teamwork

You ought to know how to work well with your team and at the same time motivate them to work together for best results.  Identifying your part in the team and recognizing others’ contributions are significant to build harmony and rapport in your company in a team office space.

4. Time Management

You need to understand which needs to be done immediately, and which you can be deferred, or can be outsourced to a freelancer or a virtual receptionist. Knowing how to manage your time and developing the discipline to adhere to your schedule — can help you make better decisions and maximize the work you do.

5. Problem Solving

As an entrepreneur, you have to be prepared to solve any problems that you encounter. This entails creativity and good analytical skills. That means you should be able to evaluate the situation and look at it from different directions.

Conclusion

Learning and developing these soft skills will help your startup propel to the next level. Looking for workplace solutions for your startup in Denver?  YourOffice Denver offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: coworking office space Denver, team office space Denver and virtual 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.

How can you develop soft skills necessary for your business success? Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Vacation from Work

A recent article, How Leaders Can Enjoy TRUE Relaxation on Their Vacation by Dr. Rick Goodman says that taking a vacation is one of the most beneficial and valuable things you can offer for your business, and for yourself. It is very essential for your mental restoration and rejuvenation. Here are four simple ways….
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A recent article, How Leaders Can Enjoy TRUE Relaxation on Their Vacation by Dr. Rick Goodman says that taking a vacation is one of the most beneficial and valuable things you can offer for your business, and for yourself. It is very essential for your mental restoration and rejuvenation.

Here are four simple ways to truly relax and refresh on your vacation.

1. Plan with your family.

Tell your family that the vacation is all about spending time together—that you’re not going to be on a business trip, and that your intention is to really relax and enjoy the precious moment with them!

2. Inform your clients.

Reach out to important clients and let them know you’re out of your office space until (specify date), that you’ll be on a vacation, and ask what you can do to help them before you leave.

3. Assign key  personnel.

Ensure that you assign /entrust to your key team members in team office space South Park some decision making functions while you’re on a vacation.

4. Meet your team prior to your vacation.

Book a meeting space and meet your team prior to your scheduled vacation to ensure all of your everyday functions are clearly delegated to your team members—that everyone knows what to do and has enough time to ask you about any concerns they might have before you go.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help you get ready for a worry-free vacation and be back to your office rejuvenated and restored. Likewise a good office environment and well designed workspace are key factors to you and your team happiness and productivity. 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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Business Discussion

A recent article, Feeling Powerless? 5 Ways to Change That. Fast by Devon Smiley believes that it’s true that as a small business owner, you’re not always going to have a lot of say or influence in a business discussion with big businesses, but that doesn’t mean you lose your power. Here are….
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A recent article, Feeling Powerless? 5 Ways to Change That. Fast by Devon Smiley believes that it’s true that as a small business owner, you’re not always going to have a lot of say or influence in a business discussion with big businesses, but that doesn’t mean you lose your power.

Here are four ways to help you build up your influence in business negotiation.

1. Use your native talents.

Perhaps you’re not really good in business discussions, but you can try to win through building relationships, or doing research or keeping your cool while everybody is going wild. Use your strong point to your benefit.

2. Don’t rush.

As deadlines come closer, you find yourself in a hurry. The pressure to close a deal gets heavy and you can find yourself saying “Yes” to proposal which you normally turn down. Give yourself enough time to discuss, and find a solution. Having the control over your own business will go a long way in helping you put this into place.

3. Create flexibility.

Allowing yourself a large wiggle room and various options in a negotiation will practically give you more say and louder voice. For example, you’re expecting to earn 3000 dollars on this project. Here’s what you can do.

  • Quote a little higher– to give discounts for wiggle room.
  • Offer installment plans–to give timing wiggle room.
  • Offer a few alternate proposals in your back pocket—to give service wiggle room.

4. Ask for support.

Ask for assistance when you hit a road bump.  There’s someone in your network in plug and play offices and serviced offices to extend their help and get you back on track. Don’t be timid to ask for help.

Conclusion

These tips will help you fortify your power and your voice be heard in a business discussion. Looking for workspace solutions in Ballantyne to have a highly professional presence? 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.

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Effective  Presentation

A recent article, How to Present Effectively by Miranda Marquit believes that presentation skills are vital in today’s business world.  Learning how to present effectively is a skill that can help you excel in almost any field. Here are tips to have a successful presentation. 1. Get in the habit of practicing…..
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A recent article, How to Present Effectively by Miranda Marquit believes that presentation skills are vital in today’s business world.  Learning how to present effectively is a skill that can help you excel in almost any field.

Here are tips to have a successful presentation.

1. Get in the habit of practicing.

“Practice makes thing perfect”.  Since you already have the materials for your presentation, rehearse until you feel confident and all set to deliver your presentation to your audience in a meeting space.

2. Start by getting the audience attention.

To have effective presentation, you need to get the audience attention first. Don’t start with telling who you are, but you can start by sharing an interesting fact that backups your presentation or you can ask a relevant question to get audience attention. You can also start with telling an engaging story that is relevant to the point you want to drive.

3. Use key points to emphasize your core message.

Think about three key points and use them to emphasize your core message. Your presentation should focus on those items, don’t deviate from the very core of your subject. Ensure that you gradually going through the heart of your message and your audience is all set to receive it.

4. Modulate your voice and use appropriate body language.

Using your voice and body language can be an effective way to keep your audience engagement, but don’t exaggerate it, make it natural. You can vary the tone or pitch of your voice; you can include significant pauses to change the rate of your speech and at the same time it allows you to connect with your audience. Make eye contact with audience members and smile. Make gestures that are open and inviting. If possible, move around on the stage.

Conclusion

These tips will help you deliver successful presentations to thrive in your chosen field.  Looking for meeting rooms for rent for your presentation in Philadelphia? 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.

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Freelancer

A recent article, 3 Ways Flexibility Can Harm Freelancers by Choncé Maddox says that flexibility is one of the most awesome benefits of a freelancer.  You can set your own hours and decide when you work as long as you meet your deadlines. However, this kind of flexibility can somewhat….
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A recent article, 3 Ways Flexibility Can Harm Freelancers by Choncé Maddox says that flexibility is one of the most awesome benefits of a freelancer.  You can set your own hours and decide when you work as long as you meet your deadlines. However, this kind of flexibility can somewhat harm freelancers.

Here are three ways flexibility can harm freelancers.

  1. Less time to work.

Nothing can stop you from falling off track with your work when you set your own schedule.  You can decide to go shopping in the middle of the day, have a two-hour lunch break, or take your pet to the salon. Yes, you can do whatever you want outside your work any time of the day. But if you abuse the flexibility and it becomes your habit, you won’t really have organized schedule that means less time for work.

  1. Too much time to work.

On the contrary, nothing can stop you from working seriously, even for extended hours, and you feel guilty for not getting everything done each day. You constrain to overwork yourself just because your schedule is flexible.

  1. Unable to finish other tasks.

If you’re enjoying flexibility too much and don’t have a dedicated work schedule, it can be frustrating when you never seem to be able to finish anything. Even if you’re good in meeting  client’s deadlines, you may feel disappointed if you’re unable to complete any other tasks for your business as you continue to procrastinate on them because you have no dedicated “office hours”.

 Conclusion

As a freelancer, you need self-discipline and proper time management.  Try to establish a structured routine and some open schedule that you can follow in order to meet your goals. Enjoy the flexibility you have without taking it too far so it doesn’t harm your workflow and revenue. If you’re looking for shared office space or virtual office solutions in Denver, YourOffice Denver 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.

How do you handle your time as a freelancer?  We’d be glad to hear your story.  Feel free also to see us on Google Plus and Twitter.

Employee Productivity

A recent article, 5 Ways to Increase Business Productivity by Steve Wilson says that running a business is overwhelming, thus increasing your team engagement and promoting their happiness will help you boost productivity and generate more revenue while using fewer resources.  Here’s what you need. 1. Automate and outsource Most….
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A recent article, 5 Ways to Increase Business Productivity by Steve Wilson says that running a business is overwhelming, thus increasing your team engagement and promoting their happiness will help you boost productivity and generate more revenue while using fewer resources.

 Here’s what you need.

1. Automate and outsource

Most employees choose to spend their time working on their expertise and skillset as opposed to completing monotonous tasks, such as filling out numerous forms and documents. Automation software allows your employees to spend more time in their focus area. You can also hire a virtual receptionist to answer calls “live” in your company’s name, voicemail and call transfer to increase employee and company morale.

2. Promote a flexible work environment

Employee happiness and satisfaction is a key factor in productivity. People like having choices and autonomy, so provide it in the form of flextime, telecommuting options (e.g. allow them to work from home or in a virtual office space at least once a week) or simply offer more vacation time. This provides employees the freedom to choose how to be engaged and happy.

3. Implement workflow system

Implement an organization system to keep track employees responsibilities and workloads. For instance, you can book a meeting room once a week to help teams communicate regularly and effectively about long-term projects or goals. These meetings and discussions allow the team to both sync on responsibilities and collectively find ways to overcome any obstruction from completing business goals.

4. Promote employee advancement

Employees that fall into a monotonous routine will find themselves feeling unhappy, so support their personal and professional development through active learning, like workshops, seminars and team building activities. Offer opportunities for employees to develop personal hobbies or to take on new professional responsibilities.

Conclusion

These simple tips plus a well designed and comfortable workspace is essential for your team happiness and engagement. Looking for workspace solutions for your team in Philadelphia? 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.

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Team Productivity

A recent article, 10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers by Matt D’Angelo says that working remotely is beneficial for startups and their teams. They can save on office space costs and IT services, and workers with flexible schedules are happier, which can equal more productive employees. However, team communication….
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A recent article, 10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers by Matt D’Angelo says that working remotely is beneficial for startups and their teams. They can save on office space costs and IT services, and workers with flexible schedules are happier, which can equal more productive employees. However, team communication can absolutely be a challenge.

Here are six tech tools to help ensure remote team efficiency and productivity.

1. Figure It Out

This Chrome extension is a great tool for managing remote employees from different time zones and diverse coworking spaces. Once installed, selected time zones are shown on your browser’s homepage so you can schedule meetings, conference calls or deadlines for remote workers across the world.

2. Dropbox Business

This app allows business owners to save sensitive business data in the cloud while also using a great file-sharing system. 

3. Slack

This app reflects a communication model that’s like an actual team office space setting.  It features team clusters, company-wide channels and individual messaging.  In addition to messaging, Slack offers audio and video calling.

4. Asana

This is an app in which remote teams can create projects and tasks, track progress, and communicate at the same time–everyone in the organization can stay on the same page without constant progress updates.

5. Appear.in 

Using this tool, you can hold seamless video meetings (like you are in one particular meeting space) with your remote employees. It is completely online and can be used on any device without registration.

6. When I Work 

This app provides employers with a simple way to create online schedules and track employee work hours—employees can time in and out and track their schedules on a master schedule.

Conclusion

Some workers may abuse the right to work remotely, so it’s essential for small business owners to consider various productivity tools and workspace solutions that are essential to ensure remote team members are working 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.

What tools do you utilize to ensure remote team productivity?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.