Virtual Office

A recent article, For 2016, 5 Small Businesses Women Can Start Fast by Benjamin Pimentel believes that starting a business is not that easy.  On the contrary, the skills you already have and a clear path in mind, starting a business becomes much more feasible. To find inspiration, ask yourself few….
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A recent article, For 2016, 5 Small Businesses Women Can Start Fast by Benjamin Pimentel believes that starting a business is not that easy.  On the contrary, the skills you already have and a clear path in mind, starting a business becomes much more feasible.

To find inspiration, ask yourself few things:

  • What are the things you know?
  • What are you good at?
  • What have you been doing?
  • What brings you joy?
  • What are the needs in your community?

Then find where you fit best, here’s a list of businesses to help guide towards the right path:

Business/professional consulting service
If you’re a lawyer, an accountant or an executive in a field such as marketing and have built a successful career in the corporate world— you have skills that could help you kick off your own business.

Team building/workforce consultancy
If you have experience in human resources management, you could capitalize HR-related skills and networks to set up a business in a Shared Office Space —offering team building and workforce consulting services.

Home health care services
If you have medical skills, training and experience in the health industry, you can explore small business opportunities in personal home health care services.  These might include being a caretaker for an aging or injured person or helping sick, handicapped or special needs children.

Buy a food truck
You may be a good cook and really love cooking; you can start with a food truck that can be fully customized and it’s easy to get financing because the truck itself can be used as collateral on the loan.

Conclusion
When you base your business on your own skills,expertise and experience with a clear vision, you can more quickly become a part of the community of small business owners.  If you’re decided to launch your own small business, 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.

We hope this article has been informative one and we’d love to see your comments.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

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A recent article, How technology is changing the way businesses operate by Waqar Hassan says that without a doubt, technology is an integral part of today’s humanity. The world is becoming more and more interconnected by the day. It affects our lives, our home and our business. It can benefit….
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A recent article, How technology is changing the way businesses operate by Waqar Hassan says that without a doubt, technology is an integral part of today’s humanity. The world is becoming more and more interconnected by the day. It affects our lives, our home and our business.

It can benefit companies big and small in many ways and has undoubtedly had a great impact on all companies and the way they operate.

Here’s how technology influences business operation:

Speed and accuracy
Computer systems allow businesses to do things more quickly. Computers also tend to be much more accurate than the ordinary human worker. Actually, according to the BBC, many employments are going to be at risk over the next few decades because of technology. There’s already a robot-only factory in China. This goes to prove that technology can get jobs done much more quickly and efficiently.

Outsourcing
Many companies outsource to remote workers in a Shared Office Space, some of the basic tasks such as data entry and customers service over the phone. This makes it easier for businesses as they can get their employees to focus on the more pressing matters at hand, rather than the more simple tasks which still have to be done.

Communications
Technology facilitates you to communicate with anyone, anywhere and anytime. If someone is absent from the workplace, you can easily communicate with them, ensuring there’s little disruption. Communication is more instantaneous and affordable, especially with tools like the internet and social media.

Virtual location
Instead of relying on physical office like an Agile Office Space, technology is allowing many companies to establish virtual office space instead. This is a cheaper alternative and it doesn’t force employees to work in the same place daily.

Conclusion
Technology is constantly evolving and changing.  If you want your business to thrive and be competitive, learn to adapt to new technologies and be ready to adopt them. YourOffice is looking forward to assist you with your growing business needs to stay afloat in the digital business world. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and team office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

How technology affects your business?  We’d love to know your comments below.  Feel free to visit us on Twitter and Google Plus, too.

Virtual Office Space

A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work by Elizabeth Funk says that keeping in shape while achieving professional goals is not easy— working hard is often at odds with working out. Inactiveness is bad for your health, so finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can….
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A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work by Elizabeth Funk says that keeping in shape while achieving professional goals is not easy— working hard is often at odds with working out.

Inactiveness is bad for your health, so finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can help you keep active and motivated.

Here’s how.

  1. Do quick exercises throughout the day.

Whether you’re walking while chatting with a colleague in your team office space, getting your heart rate up with a brisk 5-minute workout or just doing the dishes— quick bursts of exercise are proven to help control appetites and improve your heart health.

  1. Stimulate yourself with some simple habits.

Provide yourself a healthy reason to get up regularly.  Drinking from a water glass that has to be replenished often, stretching while waiting for a file to download or stand up during a video conference in your flexible office space; these frequent breaks will regulate blood sugar and help focus your mind on the day’s work.

  1. Work face-to-face.

Instead of sending a quick inquiry by chat or email, you can walk around your Agile Office Space to talk to your colleagues, having a more fruitful conversation and helping you get over a mid-afternoon slump.

  1. Invest in ergonomic office furniture.

Invest in an ergonomic chair to provide a healthier sitting routine. There are multiple choices for fitness-inspired office furniture like desk bikes, adjustable desks, ball chairs, kneeling chairs, leaning/standing stools, which can stir up even the most sedentary office.

 Conclusion

Keeping in shape while at work can be easily achieved by these simple tips.  Apart from these simple tips, working environment is an important factor that influences employee motivation and happiness. If you’re looking for a workspace solution to meet your needs, 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.

How do you stay fit in your workplace?  We’d love to know your comments below.  We’d also be glad to see on Facebook and Twitter.

Office Space

A recent article, How to Keep Your Computer’s Desktop Clean & Organized: 7 Helpful Tips by Carly Stec  says that accumulation of files on your PC not only makes it provoking to find what you need when you need it, but it can also compromise the performance of your computer…..
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A recent article, How to Keep Your Computer’s Desktop Clean & Organized: 7 Helpful Tips by Carly Stec  says that accumulation of files on your PC not only makes it provoking to find what you need when you need it, but it can also compromise the performance of your computer.

Below are four helpful tips to keep your desktop spick and span and staying productive.

1. Make a folder system
On a Mac

  • Right-click on your desktop and chooseNew Folder from the menu.
  • Right-click on it and chooseGet Info to change the folder’s name.
  • Under the Name & Extensionsection you’ll find a text box where you can insert a new name.

In Windows

  • Right-click on your desktop and selectNew > Folder from the menu.
  • Click on it, type a new name, and then pressEnter to rename the folder.

When you’ve created your folders, you can start to split up your files. How you organize your folder system will depend on your particular role in a team office space.

2. Use a desktop customization tool.
There are a couple of cool desktop customization tools available to improve the functionality of your desktop.

3. Utilize a cloud storage solution.
You may use cloud application like Dropbox that offers cloud storage and file synchronization to better manage your files.  Instead of dragging everything onto your desktop, simply store it in Dropbox where you can swiftly and easily search for it whenever you need it.

4. Schedule cleaning on a regular basis.
To get rid of anything unnecessary, set a weekly or monthly event on your calendar to remind you to do desktop maintenance.

Conclusion
Typically, your computer desktop serves as a hub for your work-related needs, thus keeping it clean is vital for easier access and computer performance.  Likewise, your office space is the center of your business functions; YourOffice can help you with choosing the right one. 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.

How do you manage your desktop? Let’s hear your suggestions. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

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A recent article, Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward by Adam Root says that one of the best ways to help your small business succeed is to go back to the basics. By establishing a strong foundation, you can make internal problem-solving a cornerstone of your business….
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A recent article, Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward by Adam Root says that one of the best ways to help your small business succeed is to go back to the basics. By establishing a strong foundation, you can make internal problem-solving a cornerstone of your business model.

Below are four basic tips to help your business thrive.

  1. Understand the problem of your clients.

Write down the problem you are trying to solve.

Successful entrepreneurs want to make the world a better place and they aren’t in it just for the money. That kind of motivation leads to advancement.

  1. Make something people actually want.

Regardless of how well you think you know your clients, it’s significant to understand whether they want what you’re selling.

To know the answer, make a one-page website that explains, 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. Meet your target demographic without pitching to them.

Look for meeting rooms for rent and arrange meetings with some of your potential and existing customers to solve problems.

Your focus should be on keeping a sharp ear out for concerns or problems and asking, “Why”.

  1. Know customers’ complaints and be ready to resolve them.

Look for recurring patterns in your customers’ behaviors to find out what you’re doing wrong and be ready to resolve them.

Keep talking to more clients to determine what modifications and enhancements you’ll need for your product.

Conclusion

Running a business is a tough job, but the reward can be well worth the toil if you’re willing to invest from the inside out. YourOffice can help you ease the burden of maintaining an office and help you focus on maximizing your productivity. 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.

How do you manage your small business? We’d be glad to see your comments below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Short term Offices

A recent article, Six business communication trends for 2016 you need to know about by JT Ripton says that business communications is no longer exclusively the domain of office phones, faxes, emails and letters but indisputably evolving continually with the advancement of technology. Here are the top six business communications….
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A recent article, Six business communication trends for 2016 you need to know about by JT Ripton says that business communications is no longer exclusively the domain of office phones, faxes, emails and letters but indisputably evolving continually with the advancement of technology.

Here are the top six business communications trends in 2016.

  1. Mobile devices (BYOD)

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a great driver in the change of business communications.  For instance, employees in team office space come to work already equipped with powerful mobile devices: their smartphones.

  1. Web-based communications

Implementation of web based communications platforms are widely accepted since business communications has moved to mobile devices.

Systems such as those hosted by business VoIP and cloud-based email servers better adapt to diverse computing environment because all they need for access is a web browser.

  1. Unified communications (UC)

Businesses are now embracing UC such as text, chat, video, file sharing, and screen sharing in addition to email and phone communications in response to the expanded range of communications options.

  1. Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC)

WebRTC is an open standard for peer-to-peer unified communications that allows businesses to simply embed rich communications in apps and websites without plug-ins, hardware or proprietary technology.

Businesses are implementing WebRTC as an easy, cost-effective method to deploying unified communications.

  1. The Internet of Things (IoT)

Devices connected to the communications landscape via the IoT are starting to transmit real-time business data that workers use throughout the course of the work day; and as systems advance, there will be more collaborative business communications that involve these devices.

  1. Better communications security

The shift toward better security can be observed in communications standards such as WebRTC, which provides secure VoIP and unified communications connectivity right out of the box.

Conclusion

These trends are driving the evolution in business communications today and in the years to come.  Workstations are also adapting to the fast advancement of technology for more efficiency and productivity. 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.

What trends will be significant in 2016? Let’s know in the comments. You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Office Space

Choosing an office space for your business should not be done in haste. There are many considerations that need to be made, before signing that contract. Below are 5 questions to consider, when choosing an office space. What are the hidden costs? The rent is only the tip of the….
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Choosing an office space for your business should not be done in haste. There are many considerations that need to be made, before signing that contract. Below are 5 questions to consider, when choosing an office space.

  1. What are the hidden costs?

The rent is only the tip of the iceberg. You must also factor in; utilities, moving expenses, and other costs that the space may require. Will you need to make any repairs or improvements? Is the space lacking in any amenities that you may need to pay for later?

  1. Is the parking convenient?

This little detail is actually more important than you may think. For instance, let’s say a client is arriving for a meeting at your office for the first time. Let’s add that they are also commuting from an inconvenient distance with heavy traffic for the entire drive. They finally arrive at the office building, with less than a minute to spare and all of the parking spaces are full, because the parking lot isn’t big enough. Or the parking garage is four blocks away from the office building. Or your business office shares a lot with Bumblebee Bakery and the only available spaces have signs that say; “parking for Bakery customers only.” If any of these are the case, your client’s first impression of doing business with you is not going to be a positive one. Most likely they will enter your office flustered and agitated, which is not a great way to start your meeting.

  1. Is there room to grow?

If you are anticipating fast growth within your business, then the office space you choose should allow for that. If the office space only meets requirements for your current size, consider either choosing a more flexible office space, or choosing a short-term contract.

  1. Does the location benefit your business?

Consider the location and surroundings of the office space. Is it easy to access and find on a map? Are the surrounding businesses potential competition for your business? You may find a great office space, but if the location isn’t right, your business could suffer. It’s important to take into account whether or not the location will attract the age and demographic of your target audience.

  1. How much freedom do you have?

If you are renting a space, be sure to get in writing exactly what changes you are permitted to make. It will be difficult to make the space your own, if your rental agreement doesn’t allow you to paint or implement other desired changes.

Consider all the options
Perhaps your business would benefit more from a more unconventional office setting? 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-their offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

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If your small business is just starting out, the Christmas bonuses you are able to offer may not be as generous as you (or your employees) were hoping for. So, if your monetary gift is meager, below are a few ideas to help improve a holiday bonus. Extra Paid Vacation….
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If your small business is just starting out, the Christmas bonuses you are able to offer may not be as generous as you (or your employees) were hoping for. So, if your monetary gift is meager, below are a few ideas to help improve a holiday bonus.

Extra Paid Vacation Days
Surprise your team with some extra time off, that they can cash in during the new year.

Holiday Ham or Turkey Give Away
Give your team the gift of one-less-thing-to worry-about-during-the-holiday-season. Especially if your employees have children or will be doing the majority of holiday cooking, a sizeable free ham or turkey is a great annual gift.

The Good Stuff
If you plan to gift your employees with wine or spirits, make it a special treat. Choose something exotic and expensive, something to enjoy, that they wouldn’t normally purchase.

Date Night
If your employees have significant others, create date night packages to surprise them with. Each package could contain movie tickets for two and a gift card to a romantic restaurant. Depending on how well you know your team and their partners, you could even personalize the package contents for each couple. This takes more time and creativity than other gifts, but if you have created a close bond with your team, it would be a very meaningful gesture.

Gift Cards
These aren’t original or personal, but if your team is new and you are unsure what to get them, you can’t go wrong with a gift card. Especially if the gift card treats them to a delicious meal or a popular shopping establishment.

Don’t be a Scrooge
Even if your budget is too low to give your team an impressive raise or bonus, there are other ways to make them feel appreciated. However, as your business grows, keep looking for ways to improve your budget. Perhaps you are paying too much at your current business location, or maybe you are paying for extra space or amenities that you don’t need. If so, consider contacting YourOffice. 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.

Office Space

A recent article, 19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant by Shubhomita Bose  says that every business has mundane tasks that can be delegated so you can concentrate on the core functions of your business. Then, who can handle these tasks?  Well, get a virtual assistant! A virtual assistant….
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A recent article, 19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant by Shubhomita Bose  says that every business has mundane tasks that can be delegated so you can concentrate on the core functions of your business. Then, who can handle these tasks?  Well, get a virtual assistant!

A virtual assistant can handle items that cause pressures and get them done behind the scenes so you can keep working on the more significant business matters.

Below are some tips to hiring the right virtual assistant.

Compatible with your personality
Find someone whose personality is compatible with yours. You must have full understanding of the qualities you are looking for in a person who you won’t meet face to face each day.

Clear communication   
To have complete transparency in communication at all times, look for a virtual office plan which includes a professional receptionist to answer calls “live” in your business’ name, voicemail and call transfer.

Industry experience
Have substantial knowledge about the kind of products/services you offer to help identify what the consumers really need.

Excel on trial project     
Try a trial project to test waters, if the small project goes well, you can trust the assistant with bigger projects.

Share suggestions
Have confidence in their talents and experiences to share suggestions that can help their work and benefit your company.

Possesses time management skills
Know how to prioritize different projects and multi-task without missing the deadline.

Keeps you updated
Give updates to keep you informed about progress and help prevent miscommunication.

Have an eye for detail
Understand the significance of a detailed report to track the project’s status, progress and areas of improvement.

Accept mistakes
Take responsibility for mistakes made at work so they can do better in the future. They value their work and their contributions to your success.

Conclusion
Considering these tips will help you choose the right kind of virtual assistant for your business. As your business thrives, 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.

Are you looking for the right VA or you do already have one?  Feel free to share your comments below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Would you like to go virtual this year? Well, give it a try! A recent article, Annis: Switching to a virtual office? 6 things to consider by Jim Annis gives you things to keep in mind when considering going virtual in whole or in part. It can be a game-changer….
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Would you like to go virtual this year? Well, give it a try! A recent article, Annis: Switching to a virtual office? 6 things to consider by Jim Annis gives you things to keep in mind when considering going virtual in whole or in part.

  1. It can be a game-changer

Switching to virtual office cannot be done hastily, abruptly and without the analysis from your core team as to whether it is the correct thing for you to do. This can be a game-changer—you may win or lose.

  1. What is the need for a customer base?

Ask yourself the following significant questions.

  • What does my customer base require?
  • Is there a need for a building?

For instance, if you want to keep the charm about the Santa’s Workshop alive, then going virtual is not possible.

  1. Staff communication

Going virtual requires a strong commitment to a communication plan because you need to collaborate with staffs who may be thousand miles away.

For example, you may consider HD Video Conferencing rooms for rent or Video Conference rooms for rent to help you conduct seamless meetings and retain vital links with the people who help make your business flourish.

  1. Adapting your team

Allowing your workers to work at home rather than in a team office space will enable you to distinguish who is efficient and who is not, and then make decisions from there.

  1. Adjusting virtual leadership

You have to adapt with a virtual setting to be effective in showing the way, motivating shared vision, challenging the process, allowing others to act and encouraging them.

You can institute a virtual whiteboard where everyone shares their insights/ideas and live chatting, allowing everyone to comment.

Conclusion

Going virtual depends on the kind of  business and how it works.  Nevertheless if you are considering switching to virtual in whole or in part, YourOffice is looking to help you with appropriate solutions for your business requirements. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutionsflexible 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.

Are you decided to go virtual?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus