Business in Ballantyne

Holiday season is just around the corner and many consumers begin their holiday shopping before Halloween each year. A recent article, 5 Strategies To Prepare For Holiday Season by Seshu Madabushi says that holiday season (November and December) is the busiest season of the year and the highest volume of sales….
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Holiday season is just around the corner and many consumers begin their holiday shopping before Halloween each year. A recent article, 5 Strategies To Prepare For Holiday Season by Seshu Madabushi says that holiday season (November and December) is the busiest season of the year and the highest volume of sales for many businesses. In fact the average retail sales during the holiday season over the past ten years is around seven hundred billion dollars.

Here are tips that will help make your holiday season fruitful and merry.

Plan ahead

  • Plan out and organize with your team in Ballantyne Team Office Space the specials and events you like to have to attract more shoppers like Halloween contests, Black Friday and cyber Monday deals and Christmas specials.
  • Check your inventory to make sure that you have substantial stocks for your events and specials.
  • Start hiring and training additional employees if needed to handle the holiday season rush. You can rent a space in Ballantyne Day offices to train these employees to handle calls and inquiries for the specials and events.

Engage with customers

  • Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to promote your specials and events.
  • Decorate your store with posters, lights and other kind of décor to give the festive look.
  • Distribute flyers and discount cards to people visiting your store.

Join a local charity

  • Find out a local charity that your clients are associated with and join them (it’s a great way to help people in your community while promoting your business).
  • Organize a fundraising or special event like gift-giving or Thanksgiving party for less fortunate families or underprivileged children—holiday season is highly considered as the season of giving.

Conclusion

Following these simple tips will help your small business to have a fruitful holiday season.  Looking for a better workspace for your business?  YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. 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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Outbound Marketing

A recent article, Why Outbound Marketing Still Works by Elena Prokopets says that outbound marketing is not dead; in fact it still attempts to go after a broad general audience through conventional methods in order to develop leads – leads that can be nurtured and followed up upon. Outbound marketing still works….
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A recent article, Why Outbound Marketing Still Works by Elena Prokopets says that outbound marketing is not dead; in fact it still attempts to go after a broad general audience through conventional methods in order to develop leads – leads that can be nurtured and followed up upon.

Outbound marketing still works

What happens if marketers reach a certain level in which inbound marketing is no longer getting the statistics they want? Well, then, they have to go knocking directly on the consumer’s’ door, to start a conversation by spreading the word that a product or service exists. That’s the work and aim of outbound marketing.

Types of Traditional Outbound Marketing

  • TV/radio commercials
  • Telemarketing/Cold Calling
  • Press Releases
  • Newspaper Advertising
  • Trade Shows
  • Direct Mail – flyers, brochures, catalogues
  • Branded Products – key chains, pens, etc.
  • Door-to-Door Canvassing

Who Responds to Outbound Marketing

  • Older generations who have difficulty with new technology.  
  • Outbound marketing is also effective for B2B marketing. 
  • Companies that market high-end or “exclusive” products.

Use of both outbound and inbound marketing for Greater Revenue

Some businesses with a strong online presence can still advertise their “exclusive” products using traditional outbound strategies. For instance, an online company with satellite offices in executive suites Charlotte and executive suites Ballantyne that produces custom ladies shoes and bags can start using television to advertise their products, targeting programs that women are inclined to watch. Potential customers are directed by the TV ad to the company website/social media where they can use their smartphones to get their sizes/colors/styles and order their items. This is a great way to use both outbound and inbound marketing to target an audience and get consumers into the sales funnel.

Conclusion

Companies that can combine inbound and outbound marketing will be way ahead of those that think they must focus on one or the other. Looking for another satellite office for your thriving business? 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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Price Testing

A recent article, Price Testing Explained by Zach Heller says that price testing is just a simple process that can be done in various ways from simplest to the most complex one. Price is an important “lever that marketers can use to improve performance”. Businesses can perform test prices from time….
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A recent article, Price Testing Explained by Zach Heller says that price testing is just a simple process that can be done in various ways from simplest to the most complex one. Price is an important “lever that marketers can use to improve performance”. Businesses can perform test prices from time to time.

Let’s discuss.

Price testing

Price testing is a method used to determine the best (winning) price that yields the largest total revenue. Instead of using tools to determine the correct price to use, businesses allow the consumers to tell what the right price is.

The key to successful price testing

Lower price generates more sales, but higher price yields more revenue per sale. Therefore, it’s a matter of determining the right mix to achieve the highest revenue.

Simple and common ways of testing prices that you can use.  

  1. Use discounts and offers on your website to determine the effect of lower prices.
  2. Show different prices to different users and compare the results.
  3. Adjust the price of your products weekly or monthly to determine if that affects sales.
  4. Produce different types/models of your products and offer them at different prices to determine which yields better results.
  5. Use an email or call list to sell at a variety of prices then measure the resultant conversion rates.

Conclusion

There’s no absolute way to price testing, thus using the common ways discussed above will help you improve your small business performance. As your business thrives in the area of Denver, YourOffice- Denver/Downtown offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Denver, executive suites Denver, meeting space Denver 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. With thousands of square feet of space designed to maximize your productivity, you can choose the ideal mix of space and services to help you stay connected and stay focused on your business.

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Relationship

A recent article, Why Strong Employee/Employer Relationship is Important and How to Achieve This by Chelsea Leigh Bent says that the key factor to the ultimate success of a business is a strong relationship between employer and employees. Working in harmony with your employees fosters loyalty, productivity and efficiency. Here….
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A recent article, Why Strong Employee/Employer Relationship is Important and How to Achieve This by Chelsea Leigh Bent says that the key factor to the ultimate success of a business is a strong relationship between employer and employees. Working in harmony with your employees fosters loyalty, productivity and efficiency.

Here are five ways to help you develop and maintain strong relations with your employees.

Keep your door open

As an employer in office space Philly, tell your employees that your door is always open to any inquiries or concerns, and that you are willing and ready to listen. Keeping an effective and open communication will allow you to quickly identify any problems that need to be resolved immediately.

Set Goals

Setting goals that can be achieved exceedingly are important when seeking respect from your employees. Perhaps, you can meet your staff in meeting space Philly and discuss with them your plans and ask for their suggestions and insights for possible consideration.

Delegate

As an employer, delegating appropriate tasks to each employee is an opportunity to train and empower them. This also allows you and the employees to recognize and understand their strengths and weaknesses.

Appreciate

Showing appreciation to your employees, both privately and publicly is a great way to encourage and motivate them. Appreciation is not all about money, but a simple “thank you” or a word of praise like “you did a good job, keep it up” can go a long way.

Equal treatment

Equal treatment among all employees will create a fair and happy workplace environment. If employees feel they are equally important and receive equal treatment, they are most likely working in one accord towards your business success.


Conclusion

Providing your staff an office where they can work harmoniously, conveniently and happily is another tremendous way to build strong employee relations. 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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Increase Your Productivity

A recent article, How to Clear Your Head—and Boost Your Productivity by Rick Goodman says that running a business or leading a team is overwhelming, your mind is preoccupied with so many things- goals to achieve, people to connect with, obstacles to overcome, etc. These things can clutter your mind and adversely….
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A recent article, How to Clear Your Head—and Boost Your Productivity by Rick Goodman says that running a business or leading a team is overwhelming, your mind is preoccupied with so many things- goals to achieve, people to connect with, obstacles to overcome, etc. These things can clutter your mind and adversely affect your focus and creativity.

Here are some tips to declutter your headspace and increase your productivity.

Don’t check email first thing in the morning. 

Give yourself time in the morning  to accomplish at least a few things with a clear, fresh mind before you allow email communications to meddle. The volume of email can be intimidating so make it the fifth, sixth, or seventh item on your to-do list.

Turn off all electronic alerts. 

Disable all electronic alerts so you free yourself from the constant onslaught of distractions.  Instead, set a particular time during the day to check your phone, tablet or laptop and see if there is a text message, email or a Facebook message.

Break larger goals into smaller ones.

Big projects can be intimidating, so make sure to determine what matters most and prioritize which are most significant. Break them into smaller steps, perhaps just one or two reasonable goals for each day or meet your team in meeting space Ballantyne and discuss with them what to do to accomplish these projects in timely fashion. This is a great way to manage all that noise in your head.

Take regular breaks. 

Constantly focusing your thoughts on big tasks and projects can be devastating, thus it’s very important to allow your mind to rest in order to regain focus. Have a quick walk outside your office in executive suites Ballantyne, meet a friend in a nearby coffee shop or simply take a power nap. Do something to relax.

Conclusion

Following these simple steps will keep your sanity and increase your productivity in spite of a hectic schedule.   Looking for a better office?  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 do you keep yourself organized?  We’d love to hear your comments. Feel free to visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

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A recent article, Get Off the Feast-and-Famine Treadmill by Deena Anreise says that as a professional service provider, your business is mostly dependent on referrals.  Nevertheless, as you’re too busy working with your current clients, you find it really hard to encourage new referrals and nurture them to new business…..
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A recent article, Get Off the Feast-and-Famine Treadmill by Deena Anreise says that as a professional service provider, your business is mostly dependent on referrals.  Nevertheless, as you’re too busy working with your current clients, you find it really hard to encourage new referrals and nurture them to new business.

Here are three administrative tasks that you can delegate to your virtual assistant to help you generate and nurture referrals for your business continuous growth in Lake Mary Executive Office Space.

Find and maintain relevant networking events.

All you need to do is to decide whether or not the scheduled event is interesting to you. Once at the event, have fun and be pleasant to attract people around you. Don’t try to get a new client on the spot, but build a network of fans (solid connections) that will remember you when someone is in need of your services.

Remind you to follow up new contacts.

At a networking event you can make solid connections which can be potential business resources. For instance, you can take a snapshot of each business card that you’re handed at an event and send them to your virtual assistant for your CRM.  On the following day, your virtual assistant in Lake Mary Coworking Office Space will remind you to follow up with these clients with a simple greeting to stay in touch that can lay the foundation for future referrals.

Nurture, continuously.

Your virtual assistant can help you maintain and nurture your contacts consistently. She/he can categorize your potential contacts in your CRM by their interests and affinity groups or can make a draft of several personal emails you can send each day or remind you of your appointments with your clients.

Conclusion

A virtual assistant is essential to do these recurring tasks so you can stay focused on the core of your business while increasing your referrals.  YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

What other tasks can you delegate to a virtual assistant to stay focused on your business?  We’d love to hear your comments.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

Product Managers

A recent article, 5 Ways Product Managers Can Get Closer to Their Customers in the Cloud by Megan Rees Ahigian discusses that the primary responsibility of a product manager is to have an extensive understanding on how to keep customer satisfaction through surveys, feedback forms, advisory boards, etc.  but usually these….
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A recent article, 5 Ways Product Managers Can Get Closer to Their Customers in the Cloud by Megan Rees Ahigian discusses that the primary responsibility of a product manager is to have an extensive understanding on how to keep customer satisfaction through surveys, feedback forms, advisory boards, etc.  but usually these methods are costly and time-consuming to prepare and manage.

Listed below are alternative steps to obtain high quality information of your customer’s perspective to help improve your products or services.

Leverage your sales team. Your sales team in Philadelphia Team Office Space has direct interactions with customers every day so by discussing with them, you can quickly gain insights into the way customers use your products, and you’ll be able to find features that need improvement. For instance, you can rent a meeting room in meeting space Philly and invite your team to product planning meetings and let them join the ones they find significant. They can identify what features win in demos, during implementation, and during ongoing customer use.

Follow customers on social media. Nowadays, customers are using social media to share/tweet their feedback about a product or service they are using, so follow your customers on social media to get a clear and consistent understanding of how they consider or experience your product.

Always ask why. The customer feedback/request is sometimes irrelevant or inappropriate, but don’t ignore it.  Try to find out the reason behind the request and ask for suggestions—how it will benefit them and how they would use it. That will provide you the perspective you need in order to assess the true worth/value of their request.

Conclusion

Customers are the essence of any business and therefore a prestigious business address speaks prominence that can attract customers. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

How do you maintain your customer satisfaction?  Let’s hear your thoughts and comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Resume

A recent article, 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Resume by Amanda Clark believes that the job market is really tough, and many people are competing over the same open positions.  Therefore, if your resume is weak, you’ll be missing your opportunity to be on the shortlist and losing the chance….
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A recent article, 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Resume by Amanda Clark believes that the job market is really tough, and many people are competing over the same open positions.  Therefore, if your resume is weak, you’ll be missing your opportunity to be on the shortlist and losing the chance to get hired.

Here are three simple mistakes that can weaken your resume and job search in executive suites Orlando.

  1. You don’t have a clear picture of who you are.

Your resume doesn’t have a strong summary of qualifications that shows your best personal traits and characteristics and how they match up with the position and company culture. You need to create a comprehensive resume describing clearly who you are and what you can do to help attain the business goals in office space Orlando.

  1. You’re lacking context. 

While you want to have a concise resume, you also have to provide enough information that the reader will understand. Keeping your resume brief and concise is important, but don’t sacrifice context. Make sure you’ve included significant details about your skills, accomplishments and experience. Tell about each item that has significance in the job position you’re applying for.

  1. You didn’t carefully proof it.

Wrong grammar and spelling show lack of attention to detail or perhaps convey negligence—it can leave a very poor impression.   Take time to proof your resume well (you can use spell/grammar check) or let others proofread your resume to catch additional errors.

Conclusion

Learning these simple mistakes will help you create a resume that places you in a positive light and highlights your strengths, skills, accomplishments, and experience—an impressive resume that stands out.  If you’ll be working in a company that allows working remotely, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Self Motivation

A recent article, 10 Keys to Staying Motivated by Martina McGowan believes that self motivation is a learnable skill which is the fundamental to success. Here are some tips to help lift your motivation to the critical level essential to get you moving again. Choose happiness. Focus on the positive things….
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A recent article, 10 Keys to Staying Motivated by Martina McGowan believes that self motivation is a learnable skill which is the fundamental to success.

Here are some tips to help lift your motivation to the critical level essential to get you moving again.

  1. Choose happiness.

Focus on the positive things that you’ve experienced and on the wonderful things that are happening in your life to fill you with gratitude and inspiration.  

  1. Accept your mistakes and learn from them.

Don’t be disheartened when you commit mistakes, use them to your advantage. Mistakes are part of growing up, the more mistakes you make, the more you will learn.

  1. Take a short break regularly.

Take a short break every hour to recuperate and increase your productivity. For instance, have a short chat with your colleague in Philadelphia Agile Office Space or take a quick stroll through the local neighborhood.

  1. Rent a coworking office space.

If you work from home, boredom and loneliness can kill your motivation and productivity.  To get inspired and regain your momentum, try at least once a week to work in  coworking offices like Philadelphia Shared Office Space so you can interact with other freelancers and meet new friends.

  1. Read inspirational quotes.

Spend a few minutes reading inspirational quotes from those people who have achieved great success and be inspired.

  1. Reward yourself.

Learn to give yourself a meaningful reward when you finish an important project. For instance, go out for a dinner and watch movie with your friends and enjoy life after a hectic schedule.

  1. Avoid procrastination.

Putting off things can result to a long trail of unfinished tasks that can dampen your enthusiasm to begin another. Stop procrastination so you can complete your task on time and be ready for the next project.

Conclusion

Harnessing the power of self motivation yields high efficiency and productivity.  As you thrive in your business and career, 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 do you keep yourself motivated?  We’d love to hear your story. Feel free to visit us also on Twitter and Facebook.

Telecommuting

A recent article, Why Companies Should Seriously Consider Work From Home by Ivy Guerrero says that work from home is not only a trend nowadays, but a reasonable and economical option for many organizations, especially for small businesses that have to reduce overhead expenses. Here are some compelling reasons why telecommuting….
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A recent article, Why Companies Should Seriously Consider Work From Home by Ivy Guerrero says that work from home is not only a trend nowadays, but a reasonable and economical option for many organizations, especially for small businesses that have to reduce overhead expenses.

Here are some compelling reasons why telecommuting is worth considering. Be part of this trend and stay competitive.

  1. Substantial savings

Allowing your workforce to work remotely either from home or in shared office spaces like Orlando Virtual Office Space and Orlando Coworking Office Space can save you a substantial amount of money. You don’t need to worry about having to rent, set up, staff, equip and maintain an office. 

  1. Less pollution and traffic

If employees are allowed to work from home, it means fewer cars on the road, which leads to less pollution and traffic.

  1. Attracts talent

According to a research, almost fifty percent of countries around the world are providing work from home opportunities to their employees. Thus allowing your workforce to work remotely can attract talent around the world.

  1. Talent retention

Employees feel empowered and satisfied because they have the flexibility with  time, location, and duration of work–telecommuting provides work-life balance. Happiness and satisfaction are the key factors of talent retention.

  1. Increases Productivity

Working from home increases productivity and efficiency through the use of collaboration platforms, wearable technology, visual communications and better connectivity.  

Conclusion

With the increasing viability of working remotely and the increase in supporting technologies, there is no reason why this option is not worth considering. If your small business is considering adopting this emerging trend, 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.


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