Regular Breaks

A recent article, The Importance of Leisure in Improving our Productivity by Mukesh Gupta says that taking a regular break from work allows our body and mind to relax and rejuvenate.  It helps us stay engaged and productive despite a busy day. Here are some of the benefits of taking a….
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A recent article, The Importance of Leisure in Improving our Productivity by Mukesh Gupta says that taking a regular break from work allows our body and mind to relax and rejuvenate.  It helps us stay engaged and productive despite a busy day.

Here are some of the benefits of taking a regular break from work.

  1. Maintains our optimal stress levels.  We can be more productive if we work under optimal stress (not too much and not too less). Taking a regular break helps us balance our stress levels, thus enabling us to be more productive.

  2. Helps us become more rational/creative.  It is hard to find connections when we are too engrossed in a particular topic. Taking a break enables us create connections that can help address the topic we want to convey.  It allows our conscious mind to engage with something while permitting the sub-conscious mind to work continuously in the background on the topics that we are struggling.

  3.  Regulates our emotions. Human beings are naturally emotional and it is very critical to feel the full range of emotions in order to be healthy and productive. Relentless focus on work alone causes us to neglect our other emotions that take a toll on our physical or emotional well being.  So, to stay fit, we need to take regular breaks.

  4. Helps us to build our focus muscles. During a strenuous exercise, our body needs some rest before proceeding to the next bout of exercise to build strength and muscles, thus our mind requires some breaks before the next round of focused work.  These breaks enable our mind to become more focused at work.  

Conclusion

Taking a short break every couple of hours from tough work schedule helps us keep in good shape physically, mentally and emotionally which considerably improve our productivity. Apart from taking  regular breaks, a well designed office space helps improve our productivity. 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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Keep Active

A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work says that sedentary working all day long can utterly cause damage to our bodies.  It is dreadful for our health, so finding ways to move regularly throughout the office can help us keep active and engaged. Here’s how. Work face-to-face. You….
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A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work says that sedentary working all day long can utterly cause damage to our bodies.  It is dreadful for our health, so finding ways to move regularly throughout the office can help us keep active and engaged.

Here’s how.

  1. Work face-to-face.

You can walk around your office space to talk to your colleagues instead of sending a quick inquiry through email or chat.  It allows you to have a more fruitful communication and a great chance to get up from your desk every now and then.

  1. Give yourself a healthy reason to get up from time to time. 

Do some simple habits, like stretching your back and shoulders while waiting to download a file, drinking from a water glass that has to be refilled frequently or remain standing during a short video conference/meeting in a meeting space.  

  1. Make short workouts.

Get up from your desk and have a quick walk outside your team office space or just walk around the office while chatting with a colleague, find a partner to join you for a five-minute workout.  Also, there are some desk exercise equipment you can use, like dumbbells, resistance bands, hand exercise balls and balance discs.

  1. Use ergonomic office furniture.

Make your sedentary office routine healthier by using ergonomic office furniture like ball chairs, kneeling chairs, leaning/standing stools, desk bikes, adjustable desks, under-desk mini stair steppers, ergonomic footstools, arm exercisers and hand exercisers which help prevent carpal tunnel.

Conclusion

These tips can help prevent prolonged sitting and keep you moving throughout the office.  So, if you are looking for a well designed office in Ballantyne to help improve employee health and happiness, 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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Retain Key Employees

A recent article, 3 Strategies to Increase Employee Retention by Dave Will  discusses the three ways to motivate and retain your key employees, even in the difficult times or at least reduce the possibility of losing one. Motivate your team with a vision and mission. Spend time conversing with your….
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A recent article, 3 Strategies to Increase Employee Retention by Dave Will  discusses the three ways to motivate and retain your key employees, even in the difficult times or at least reduce the possibility of losing one.

Motivate your team with a vision and mission.

Spend time conversing with your employees that believe in a vision and mission so much so that it’s lined up with their own values or even becomes their personal mission.  These are passionate and committed employees that are not leaving the company any time soon.  Book a meeting room to discuss with them and identify your purpose why you are doing what you are doing.  With a purpose comes the person that goes well beyond the job description and compensation. With mutual interest, you have a dedicated team who stays by your side faithfully.

Trust and empower your employees.

Give them a project or something important to figure out, and trust them.  Let them begin to own it and take pride in it (responsibility and accountability).  Give them the desired result and ask them to report in on regular milestones. Intervention can only happen if it’s going to prejudice the business.

Create a culture that promotes employee engagement.

Every business has a cadence or custom – company and team meetings, financial reporting, Pizza Friday, etc.  However, you can start to create other routine that will help promote employee retention and loyalty. For example, give monthly employee recognition and reward; allow them to work remotely from home or in a virtual office at least once a week to promote flexibility or let them attend annual workshop and seminar for career development.

Conclusion

Retaining key employees is very vital to your business growth and success. Aside from the tips discussed above, another way to keep them is to provide a place where they can work conveniently and comfortably. 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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Home Office

A recent article, How to Stay Focused in Running a Solopreneur Business says that working from home offers the added time and flexibility needed in today’s competitive work environment, but it requires focus and discipline to thrive. Here are ways to help stay on track. Set up a dedicated home….
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A recent article, How to Stay Focused in Running a Solopreneur Business says that working from home offers the added time and flexibility needed in today’s competitive work environment, but it requires focus and discipline to thrive.

Here are ways to help stay on track.

  1. Set up a dedicated home office space

Select and create a space in your home that maintains a professional environment and allows you to work as if you are working in an executive office space Orlando.  You can search the internet to find ideas in designing home office space for more productivity.

  1. Create a regular work schedule and stick to it

Whatever your schedule is, ensure that you stick to one that you feel comfortable and can commit to. Working from home offers flexibility, but keeping to your regular work schedule will help you stay focused and maintain a professional attitude.

  1. Get dressed

You don’t need to dress up in complete business attire – but you should be dressed and mentally prepared during working hours just like you’re working in a team office space Orlando.   It’s awesome how much our mindset can change just by getting up and getting ourselves ready!

  1. Network outside of your home office

Working alone can be lonesome, so don’t forget to interact with people face to face. Meet up with friends at luncheon/evening events or work in a shared office space Orlando once a week to meet new friends.

  1. Take a break to avoid burnout

Eating your lunch each day in a separate place, spending quiet time for meditation for 15 minutes or walking for 30 minutes outside are good opportunities to recharge and return to the office with a fresh start.

Conclusion

With the right attitude and discipline, working from home can move you to a more profitable direction. At some point or another, you’ll need a better workspace to cater the needs of your growing business.  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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Small Business Thrive

A recent article, Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward by Adam Root says that startups may need support from the government or even from large franchisors to succeed, but creating a firm foundation is one of the best ways to help your business thrive. Here are four essential tips to help….
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A recent article, Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward by Adam Root says that startups may need support from the government or even from large franchisors to succeed, but creating a firm foundation is one of the best ways to help your business thrive.

Here are four essential tips to help establish a strong foundation for your business.

  1. Learn your customer need/want. Successful entrepreneurs are not in the business just for the profit, but they want to make the world a better place. Write down the problem and provide a solution. That kind of drive leads to success.
  1. Ask whether your clients actually want what you are selling. According toa survey, the number one reason startups fail is that their products are not actually needed in the marketplace. To determine whether people are interested in your product, build a one-page website that defines, in straightforward terms, what problem you’re solving, and for whom. Include a call to action asking customers to give their email addresses, to receive “early access.”
  1. Talk to your clientele without pitching to them. Schedule a meeting space to set up a forum with your existing clientele and potential customers to discuss problems. Your main point shouldn’t be on pitching; it should be careful listening for pain points and asking, “Why?”

  2. Identify customer complaints and be ready to offer solutions. Evaluate the recurring patterns in your customers’ behaviors to identify what’s wrong with your business. Have a constant connection with them, review their comments and suggestions to determine what modifications and developments are necessary for your products and services.

Conclusion

Running your own business is not an easy task; it requires lots of time and energy to succeed. So, if you need workspace solutions in Denver to help you focus on maximizing your productivity, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Denver, team office space Denver and virtual office Denver. 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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Startup Funds

A recent article, 5 Ways That Entrepreneurs Throw Away Their Funding by Allison Page says that today, startups are lucky enough to have access to more sources of funding, thus they oftentimes  waste their cash  on things that have nothing to do with improving the product or scaling the company…..
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A recent article, 5 Ways That Entrepreneurs Throw Away Their Funding by Allison Page says that today, startups are lucky enough to have access to more sources of funding, thus they oftentimes  waste their cash  on things that have nothing to do with improving the product or scaling the company.

Here are three things you should avoid when spending your cash if you want to create a business that thrive for the long term. 

1. Investing on lavish office furniture and equipment

Spending your funds on buying luxurious items/stuff to brag about even before your company finds product-market fit is not a wise move.

As a startup, you can find fully furnished offices for rent near your place so you have no worries and distractions of having to buy, set up, staff, equip and maintain an office.

2. Extravagant lifestyle

Don’t ever waste your initial funds by flying first class, staying in expensive hotels or having meals at luxurious restaurants. 

Every dollar counts, so if that means renting  office space by the hour, sharing a little walk up apartment with three roommates, flying economy class or ramen noodles for a meal, so be it.

3. Buying an expensive domain name

Avoid spending big amount of your initial funding to acquire the “perfect” domain name for your business. Remember, consumers are going to buy your product because it’s good, not because the name is cool or unique.

Instead of wasting dollars to expensive domain name, hire the talent you need to introduce  your product to market.

Conclusion

Careful spending on things that really matter is one of the factors to have sustainable business growth. So, if you’re looking for workspace solutions for your startup in Lake Mary to ensure the right set-up for your business today and multiple options to support future growth, YourOffice Lake offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Lake Mary, team office space lake Mary 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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Business Travelers

A recent article, Co-working and the Sharing Economy for Business Travel by Mark Dauner says that when you are on a business travel, finding a good place to work for a few hours can be a challenge. The first thought is to try and find a free corner at the coffee shop, but that’s usually….
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A recent article, Co-working and the Sharing Economy for Business Travel by Mark Dauner says that when you are on a business travel, finding a good place to work for a few hours can be a challenge. The first thought is to try and find a free corner at the coffee shop, but that’s usually crowded and noisy—not conducive to productivity. Well, co-working spaces could be very helpful to business travelers like you.

There are different types of co-working spaces, but a model that is much more conducive to business travel is the one that allows you to reserve space by the hour or the day.

Here are three things you need to consider before getting work done in any co-working space.

  1. Find a space that is convenient and accessible. It should be in the area of a client’s headquarters, near the convention center you’re going to, or near the train, bus or subway station.
  1. Find a space that has the features you need. For instance, if you are working with sensitive information, then you probably need to rent office space by the hour instead of renting a shared office space that is jam-packed with other people working.

  2. Find a space that is well designed and equipped with modern facilities. It should have the connectivity you need. You should be able to print if you need to. The Wi-Fi should be fast and secure.

Conclusion

You should keep all of these things in mind wherever you’re working away from your office to stay connected, productive and efficient. If you’re on a business travel in Philly, YourOffice 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.

Do you consider co-working when on a business travel? Let us know your comments and thoughts below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Marketing Campaign

Did you know that colors have mental and emotional effects on people, thus creating brand relevance and motivating purchases?  A recent article, 10 Colors That Increase Sales, and Why by Brian Morris says that marketers and graphic designers believe that colors plays significant roles in the success of any marketing campaign…..
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Did you know that colors have mental and emotional effects on people, thus creating brand relevance and motivating purchases?  A recent article, 10 Colors That Increase Sales, and Why by Brian Morris says that marketers and graphic designers believe that colors plays significant roles in the success of any marketing campaign.

Here are ten colors that boost sales, along with the particular emotions they signify.

  1. Red:  The most popular color for marketing (just don’t overdo it).  It signifies power—it draws the attention of the people and it holds it.
  2. Pink:  If you are striving to captivate the young female demographic, then pink is the ideal color for you. It’s feminine, attractive and cool.
  3. Purple:  It is the color of royalty. If you want a touch of elegance and prestige to your marketing materials, then go for purple.
  4. Orange:  It signifies energy and attraction. It makes customers feel they’re doing business with a cutting-edge company.
  5. Yellow:  Yellow is a dominant color, but it is also the most treacherous shade. Use yellow to attract your audience’s attention, but let them know you’re confident in your abilities.
  6. Blue:  Blue is the color for you if you want your business to be viewed as trustworthy and cool. For best results, blend it with complementary colors.
  7. Green:  Known for its versatility—it is warm, pleasing and inviting.  It denotes wealth, health and goodwill.  
  8. Black: Black is another extremely versatile hue, Use as a contrasting color to add drama to whatever mood you want to project. It can be modern or traditional, exciting or relaxing.
  9. Brown: It is known as a comfort color, providing relaxation to customers.
  10. Gold: It also signifies elegance and prestige. Mix with purple or green, gold is an influential color that denotes wealth and pedigree.

Conclusion

Now that you have the ideas what colors can be used to attract customers, you might also be looking for workspace solutions to fit 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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Build Customer Loyalty

A recent article, 4 Fresh Ways to Build Customer Loyalty by Paul Dobbins says that whatever product or service you offer or the size of your business, outstanding customer service experiences are the best way to build brand loyalty. Here are four simple tips to build and maintain customer trust and….
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A recent article, 4 Fresh Ways to Build Customer Loyalty by Paul Dobbins says that whatever product or service you offer or the size of your business, outstanding customer service experiences are the best way to build brand loyalty.

Here are four simple tips to build and maintain customer trust and loyalty.

  1. Show how a potential purchase could benefit their daily life. Don’t make every customer interaction a sales opportunity, but instead tell personal experiences or instances that show how your product or service could help their daily lives.  To build brand loyalty, make your business approach more informative and consultative rather than just commercial. You can hire a freelancer to help you create and develop this kind of content.
  2. Try to offer unique special offers.  Offer something like an exclusive deal on a product warranty for their new purchase. Give emphasis to the benefits and exclusivity of the offer– that your competitors can’t offer. Extra and valuable commodities you offer to your clients will encourage them to do repeat business with you just to see how you’ll take care of them next time.
  3. Keep your communication open and casual. A simple follow up surveys on a customer’s experience after a product purchase is one way to show you care. Adequately train your employees to have a friendly approach while remaining professional.  
  4. Show your appreciation. Aside from follow-up surveys after a product purchase, send them thank you notes through emails/phone calls/texts/video messages or simple personalized token of appreciation, you can even send them greeting cards on occasions like birthdays. The more a customer feels like they’re in a positive relationship and less like they’re just part of a transaction, the more their loyalty will be maintained.

Conclusion

A great customer service will help you build and sustain customer trust and loyalty.  Furthermore, a well designed office and a prestigious location will attract more clients. Looking for workspace solutions 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.

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Virtual Office

Switching to a virtual office might be a good idea to save cash and foster flexibility for your small business. However,, a recent article, Switching to a virtual office? 6 things to consider by Jim Annis says that before you give yourself into it, here are some things to think about. Going virtual can….
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Switching to a virtual office might be a good idea to save cash and foster flexibility for your small business. However,, a recent article, Switching to a virtual office? 6 things to consider by Jim Annis says that before you give yourself into it, here are some things to think about.

  1. Going virtual can be a challenge. A virtual office can give a positive or negative effect on your business—your productivity might increase or decrease, your customers might appreciate it or dislike it, too. This is one of the things that need careful and thorough analysis from your key personnel as to whether it is the right thing for you to do.
  2. Staff communication and collaboration. Meeting in a virtual setup may take more pre-planning as you cannot actually get everyone together around a desk in just a few minutes. You may need to book meeting rooms for rent with wireless high-speed internet access, teleconferencing and real-time video conferencing capabilities,  to help conduct seamless meetings and retain significant connections with the people who help your business grow.
  3. Leadership will need to adapt to a virtual setting.   Try patting someone on the back from miles away is impossible, but you can set up a virtual whiteboard where everyone shares their insights/ideas and live chatting and allowing everyone to comment are great ways to encourage and motivate everyone.
  4.  Your staff will embrace telecommuting. Allowing your staff to work from home or from a coworking office space at least once a week for a dry run will help you identify who is efficient and who is not at this kind of work arrangement, and from there you can make decisions if you can go virtual in whole or in part.

Conclusion

Careful analysis, the nature of your business, company culture and employees will guide you in the right direction. If you are looking for the best workspace solutions for your 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.

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