Agile Office Space

A recent article, 12 Tips for a Wildly Productive Home Office by Ashley Coolman says that staying productive at your home office can be hard with the distraction of your comfortable bed that keeps calling your name, TV and Netflix attracting you and many others. Here are tips to stay….
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A recent article, 12 Tips for a Wildly Productive Home Office by Ashley Coolman says that staying productive at your home office can be hard with the distraction of your comfortable bed that keeps calling your name, TV and Netflix attracting you and many others.

Here are tips to stay productive at home:

Create an exclusive space for work.
You should have an area in your house that you exclusively use for working so that when you go there, your mind will build an association between that space and your work.

Set up a space you enjoy.
Create a home office that makes you feel happy and comfortable when you enter. Think about what environment makes you feel most productive and then keep it for your space.

Get a practical desk and comfortable chair.
Your home office will be where you spend the most of your time so find a comfortable chair and suitable tabletop space you need.

A communication app
If you have team members in flexible office space, you’ll be needing communication tool for group chats like Skype, HipChat, and Google Hangouts.

A cloud storage solution
Storing all your files in the cloud like Google Drive and Dropbox means that when your computer crashes or if you need to access a file while attending a meeting, you can always access it using mobile apps or the browser on a different computer.

A collaboration tool
A collaboration tool allows you to remotely work with colleagues or clients, and keep everyone in the loop on task progress without drowning everyone in emails.

A website management tool
If you have your own business, you no longer need to outsource your website design. With the creation of tools like WordPress and Wix, you can create and completely customize your website.

Conclusion
Following the simple tips above, working from home can become more productive.  While you’re thriving with your career, a business location is highly recommended. 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 stay productive at your home office?  Tell us on the comments below.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Office Space

A recent article, 10 Essential Things to Do in January to Beat Your 2016 Sales Goal by Leslie Ye says that whether you hit your sales quota or fell short in 2015, you have a clean slate starting January 2016—meaning a new quota and another round of great opportunities in….
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A recent article, 10 Essential Things to Do in January to Beat Your 2016 Sales Goal by Leslie Ye says that whether you hit your sales quota or fell short in 2015, you have a clean slate starting January 2016—meaning a new quota and another round of great opportunities in doing business.

Here are tips to guide you in making 2016 a fruitful year for your sales career:

  1. Set personal goals.

Your career goals will characterize everything else you do this year. For instance, look for leadership opportunities in addition to selling this year if you aspire to be promoted. But if you have your visions set on a more senior individual contributor role, you should concentrate on the activities that will best equip you for those transitions.

  1. Refresh your collateral.

Go through your files and remove any obsolete files, and ensure you’re only sending your prospects new, fresh material from here on out.

  1. Review your total performance last year.

Appraise and evaluate your biggest wins and losses from 2015. The more closely you recognize your own failures and successes, the more familiar you’ll be with what works and what doesn’t.

  1. Filter out your pipeline.

Eliminate every deal that’s not going to materialize; whether it’s a deal that’s been pressed for six months or a potential client asking for too much discount. Enter January with a clear sense of how you’re doing.

  1. Ask for referrals from your loyal customers.

Ask for referrals from your loyal customers who have had proven success using your product and see if there are any companies in their circle that could use your solution. Chances are, they’ll be glad to help.

Conclusion

These steps will get you ready to hit your sales goal in 2016 and YourOffice is looking forward to assist you with your business needs and inspire you to make 2016 a year of doing greater business. 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.

What are your business plans for 2016? Let us know your thoughts. We’re also looking forward to see you on Twitter and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 5 Ways to Give Back to Your Business in the New Year by Clate Mask says that if you’re fond of giving gifts, well new year is the best time to give back to your business and to yourself as well. Here are four gifts that will….
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A recent article, 5 Ways to Give Back to Your Business in the New Year by Clate Mask says that if you’re fond of giving gifts, well new year is the best time to give back to your business and to yourself as well.

Here are four gifts that will help you build a healthy, flourishing business in 2016.

Tasks delegation

Taking your hands off day‐to‐day operations of the company can be frightening, but it’s something you may have to do in order to thrive.

Consider virtual office plan that includes a professional receptionist to answer calls “live” in your business’ name, voicemail and call transfer, or you can delegate much of what you do to your trusted employees.

A Coach

You don’t always see what others see clearly when you’ve got your nose to the grinder 24/7.

Get someone from outside your organization (a professional coach or a reliable friend) that will shoot straight with you, to help you see above everything else so that you can make the right decisions.

Healthy Habits

If you’re sickly and weak, you’re missing chances to grow personally and professionally.

Getting your heart rate up on a regular basis will help you have strength and focus on making wise judgements. And when you get into regular rhythms of exercise, your mood will improve, which your workers will appreciate.

Time to read great books

To keep learning as a leader is to listen to those who have gone before us.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to read great books like Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company by Jim Collins.

Thirty minutes of book time every day can go a long way.

Conclusion

Give your business the opportunity to flourish and become the company you’re dreaming of. And one best gift you can give to your business is a workplace where you can collaborate with your team efficiently and effectively. 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.

What other gifts can you give back to your business?  Feel free to share your ideas.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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.

Day Offices

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.

Office Space

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.