Shared Office Space

A recent article, 5 Timesheet Best Practices Your Small Business Should Implement by Curt Finch says that the right choice of time tracking software is one of the toughest issues many businesses face. Trying to be productive and compliant to some government regulations. With so many available options, it can….
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A recent article, 5 Timesheet Best Practices Your Small Business Should Implement by Curt Finch says that the right choice of time tracking software is one of the toughest issues many businesses face. Trying to be productive and compliant to some government regulations.

With so many available options, it can be difficult to determine the right software, the right methods and the best practices to implement company-wide.

Here are some tips for implementing time tracking software for your company.

Implement time tracking company-wide

When the leaders value and use time tracking themselves, and apply the same rule company-wide, it can be a powerful motivation for everyone involved.

Provide the necessary training

Making sure everyone understands the necessity of correct time tracking can change the way your employees respond to your new timesheet policies. If they don’t understand what is involved, it can lead to mistakes and lost information on timesheets.

Automate the process

Automating your processes will not only alleviate that data risk, but will also help keep you compliant. If you’re properly training your staff with the timesheet system, your company will be able to make the most out of it.

Move to hourly employees

Move all employees to hourly pay, where each party clearly understands what’s expected (on productivity and efficiency) and there’s far less room for one to take advantage of the other.

Record your time everyday

Make sure everyone in the company is recording their timesheet at least once daily to maintain good records and best practices.

To promote daily time record, make sure the process is not so complicated. Recording a timesheet should only take few minutes each day.

Conclusion

Following the basic rules listed above with proper implementation of  the new systems will surely help you run the business smoothly and efficiently. A workplace with complete facilities can be your partner in implementing the systems. 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.

What timesheet are you planning to implement?  We’d be glad to hear your comments below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Team OfficeSpace

What does it it mean to “go global” with your business? Is it expanding your product and services overseas? Networking with international client bases, and vendors? Increasing global awareness and understanding of cultural diversity? The answer is, all of the above. Below are a few strategies to help prepare your….
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What does it it mean to “go global” with your business? Is it expanding your product and services overseas? Networking with international client bases, and vendors? Increasing global awareness and understanding of cultural diversity? The answer is, all of the above.

Below are a few strategies to help prepare your business for international expansion and prepare you to be a global leader.

Scout the location
Take a business trip (or a vacation) and go visit the location you are considering expanding your business to. This is will give you a first hand account of the people you will be doing business with and any cultural or governmental barriers your business will face.

Assess the market
Ask, is there a large consumer base to receive what your business has to offer? “If you build it, they will come” may have worked in Field of Dreams, but when it comes to being an entrepreneur, a viable market must be established first. In other words; “if you build it…they need to already be there.” If there isn’t a pre-existing market available, or if it seems too small to put your confidence in, don’t give up. Networking is an invaluable resource when it comes to expanding your business, whether it’s local or international. The more connections you make with overseas associates, friends, and business partners, the more opportunity you have to raise awareness about your business and increase your market.

Research the culture
When bringing your business to a foreign country, you need to be familiar with their culture and customs, to know whether or not your business will be well received. For example, when McDonald’s expanded to India, they had to make some major changes to their menu…such as removing the Big Mac from it. The cow is sacred in the Hindu religion, so a fast food restaurant that prides itself in selling beef hamburgers will not be a popular (or even permitted) establishment. In order to “go global,” Mcdonald’s had to forfeit their namesake meal and change their patty recipes to vegetarian ingredients only. The company was willing to make those changes, but you need to decide ahead of time what sacrifices and adaptations you are willing to make.

Be a bridge-builder
Evaluate whether your business will be a benefit to the community or direct competition for local merchants and vendors. Becoming a global business leader means building bridges that enhance cross-cultural relationships. Your success overseas will be a reflection of your ability to work with the culture and people your business is serving. Running local artisans out of business is certainly not a positive way to expand your company, especially if you desire to gain a loyal following of customers. A successful international business model is one that provides opportunity and resources for the people it serves.

Go global
Going global with your business is more than just expanding to the international market, it is a mindset that every business leader should strive to develop. Becoming more globally aware will allow you to do business better. If you are considering expanding your business internationally and want to increase your ability to network and test out the market, consider partnering expanding to a virtual office. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of  businesses looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. Contact YourOffice to help you create a flexible and customizable business model that will allow you to spend more time building relationships and gaining cultural experiences.

Virtual Office

A recent article, Co-working spaces are the trend, but do more colleagues mean more problems? by Lydia Dishman believes that co-working space is ideal for many startups –it is  a professional space to meet clients and confer with staff. Collaboration and sociability are other factors why many prefer the co-working….
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A recent article, Co-working spaces are the trend, but do more colleagues mean more problems? by Lydia Dishman believes that co-working space is ideal for many startups –it is  a professional space to meet clients and confer with staff. Collaboration and sociability are other factors why many prefer the co-working route.

However working side by side can have its downsides. Here are few issues that may arise in a coworking space.

  • You don’t get to select your neighbors.
  • When noise and activity from other occupants becomes too distracting, a communal environment can be challenging,
  • Entrepreneursare prone to “high highs and low lows”– sometimes in the same hour.
  • Because of the communal space there is a possible threat of theft.
  • There is always a new class of startups moving in.
  • Other entrepreneurs and freelancers who share the space may be more careless.
  • Some people are there for the fun – they focus on showing off as opposed to showing up.
  • Losing or slow internet connection is an inevitable problem for members of a coworking community.

Conclusion

Hearing and learning the downsides of co-working spaces may change your mind to consider moving in. However, there are other workspace solutions you can choose from.  You can visit and see offices in Lake Mary Executive Office Space and Ballantyne Individual Office space.  Agreement terms and office plans are flexible, ensuring the proper set-up for your startup and various options to support future growth. With offices that are carefully designed for maximum productivity, you can select the ideal mix of space and services to suit your 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.

We hope this article has been informative one and we’d love to hear your comments and questions below. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Team Office Space

A recent article,  4 Ways Companies Foster Productive Co-Worker Friendships by Matt Straz believes that a positive employee relationship is the foundation of business success. Employees are the backbone of your company, thus strong relationship amongst them helps your business thrive. After all, employees who get along together, work well….
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A recent article,  4 Ways Companies Foster Productive Co-Worker Friendships by Matt Straz believes that a positive employee relationship is the foundation of business success. Employees are the backbone of your company, thus strong relationship amongst them helps your business thrive. After all, employees who get along together, work well together.

Here are some ways to build a culture that inspires workplace friendships.

  1. Encourage Peer Feedback

Motivate employees to recognize one another and give feedback. Teams need to feel safe working together. A compliment from a close team member on a job well done means so much, creating more efficient and productive teamwork.

  1. Create Bonding Experiences

Create more opportunities for the team or entire company to share great moments, whether it’s over a meal, company outing, team building or volunteer project. Invite employees to events, and while work conversation may take up a bit of the outing, leave the actual bonding to the company’s great individuals.

  1. Provide a Social Newsfeed

Provide a social platform or a team forum where employees can share updates, memories and daily activities and experiences. Not only can employees get in touch more easily, they can also use this to share ideas, congratulate others and make special announcements.

  1. Encourage Support and Collaboration

It might be an indication of stress or feeling overworked when employees seclude themselves or seem to be unusually quiet. This is when an employee needs support the most. Be careful when assigning projects and that it’s the right group for the job. Make sure you elect who will support whom in different areas of the project.

Conclusion

With these four tips, the company becomes your employees’ second home and family, in friendship and unity. If you need a place for your growing business and to provide your employees with better collaborative workplace, 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 others steps can you suggest to inspire office friendships?  Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.  You can visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Individual Office Space

Is your business ready to branch out? It’s an exciting time when the business you have built is thriving and reading to expand to new locations. But expanding your business comes with the similar expenses and hassles of starting a new one-rent/lease payments, office supplies and amenities, maintenance, etc. There….
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Is your business ready to branch out? It’s an exciting time when the business you have built is thriving and reading to expand to new locations. But expanding your business comes with the similar expenses and hassles of starting a new one-rent/lease payments, office supplies and amenities, maintenance, etc. There is a more cost effective option to expanding your business, consider going virtual.

Below are a few perks of expanding your business via virtual office space

Flexible location
When choosing a new business location, a virtual office gives you the flexibility to test the market without signing a lease contract. Instead, give your business a virtual address which includes a prestigious address, mail and package handling, and access to office amenities.

Employ with ease
A virtual office allows employees to work remotely, which is an attractive benefit to many job seekers. You can hire the best people for the job, without worrying about commute distance. Also, you can hire a virtual receptionist to handle calls, voicemail, fax, and call transfers.

Pay for what you need, when you need it
If your business requires an office space you can rent an individual office space that is private, professional, and fully equipped with comfortable furnishings, state-of-the-art technology, and high-speed internet. Instead of going through the hassle and expenses of renting, setting up, staffing, and equipping a full office, just the rent office space you need.

Customizable
A major perk of having a virtual office when expanding your business, is that you can customize it to fit your business’ needs as it grows. Once your new location takes off, it may be time to hire more employees and with that you may need more space. You can rent team offices for your employees to use, with flexible agreement terms and amenities included. You can even rent meeting rooms by the hour. Yes, the hour. If your business doesn’t require a daily meeting space, why pay for it? With a virtual office, you can do business and add amenities as you need them.

Shut-up and take my money
A virtual office allows you to expand, promote, and conduct your business anywhere, while eliminating the hassles and costs of operating from a physical location. If you are looking to expand your business and think a virtual office space may be right for you, check out YourOffice for an array of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space, and virtual office packages.They provide office support, concierge services, state-of-the-art business technology, and a network of prestigious business addresses.

Your business is unique, and your office space should be too. YourOffice can help you expand your business effectively and efficiently by finding the perfect space or service to fit your business’ needs.

Virtual Office

A recent article, 5 Reasons You Definitely Need to Take That Lunch Break by Sarah Landrum  tells that keeping yourself productive and competitive are keys to  success, therefore your lunch breaks seem to be neglected in the interest of getting more done. Lunch breaks should not be taken for granted…..
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A recent article, 5 Reasons You Definitely Need to Take That Lunch Break by Sarah Landrum  tells that keeping yourself productive and competitive are keys to  success, therefore your lunch breaks seem to be neglected in the interest of getting more done. Lunch breaks should not be taken for granted.

Here are five benefits of a lunch break:

Time to Relax

Lunch break rejuvenates your tired body and mind.  For example, take a walk around the area near your workplace in office space Charlotte. Physical activity stimulates endorphins, which boost the mood.

Helps You Eat Better

Try out some microwave-friendly slow cooker recipes that you can have on your lunch break. The preparation method tends to bring out the flavors of meat and vegetables, which might give you a fresh  appreciation for familiar cuisines.

Gets you out from behind your desk

It’s time to discover the exciting experiences outside the doors of your office— an ideal opportunity for community engagement.

Be social

You might work at a Full Service Virtual Offices that offer amenities to specifically reach out to fellow coworkers who are assigned to other tasks.

Allow you to do some personal errands

Your lunch break offers a convenient time to do some errands that could only be done during common workplace hours, like going to the bank or post office. Using your lunch break wisely helps you save time on personal errands while also taking a break from the stress of a typical work day.

Conclusion

Taking your lunch break should not make you guilty but worthy with all the benefits it brings–it’s not a waste of time but worthwhile to keep your momentum.  YourOffice is a great place where you can work comfortably and spend your lunch breaks comfortably. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses 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 spend your lunch break? Let us know in the comments below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

team office space

A recent article, Top 5 Examples of Cloud Computing by Daniel Hristov says that cloud computing is one of the most convenient and easiest ways for business owners to take advantage of the latest technologies with minimum cash outlays  on expensive system frameworks, software and IT experts. Here are some….
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A recent article, Top 5 Examples of Cloud Computing by Daniel Hristov says that cloud computing is one of the most convenient and easiest ways for business owners to take advantage of the latest technologies with minimum cash outlays  on expensive system frameworks, software and IT experts.

Here are some examples of cloud computing.

  1. Virtual Office suites
  • Cloud computing allows business owners to rent software instead of buying it. Google Docs is one of the most popular suites for running virtual office.
  • Instead of overloading your PC with lots of heavy programs, you will transfer most of the work online using virtual office applications
  • Using virtual office suites include quick accessibility, options for collaboration and secure cloud storage space.
  1. Cloud storage solution

Users can store their files and access them over the internet with cloud storage solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive.

All cloud storage solutions have several layers of security to protect your data.

  1. Email Communication

Cloud computing allows webmail clients to use cloud storage giving you the ability to access your emails from any place in the world. All large technology companies use cloud computing to make their email messaging service more dependable.

  1. Easy collaboration

Sharing documents and other files has become easy with cloud computing–with applications like Google Drive, users can create files, request others to edit, comment and collaborate in real time.

  1. Lower cost on additional processing power

Cloud solutions allows you to rent additional processing power in the cloud for a portion of what you will have to pay for having all this infrastructure running in your firm. You will be able to fully customize it to fit your exact business needs.

Conclusion

With all the examples mentioned above, cloud computing allows flexible solutions that suit your company needs. Likewise, 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 ready for the cloud computing adoption? We’d love to hear your comments and questions below.  You can also reach us on Facebook / Google Plus.

virtual office space

A recent article,In Focus: Co-Working Spaces Shaping a New Generation of Emerging Urban Landscapes by Jerry Hoffman and Jeff Green says that a new alternative workspace concept has gained significant traction worldwide with approximately one thousand coworking locations in the US alone. The rise of coworking spaces was a result….
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A recent article,In Focus: Co-Working Spaces Shaping a New Generation of Emerging Urban Landscapes by Jerry Hoffman and Jeff Green says that a new alternative workspace concept has gained significant traction worldwide with approximately one thousand coworking locations in the US alone.

The rise of coworking spaces was a result of the recession. New graduates found themselves jobless, leaving them to carve paths as freelancers and entrepreneurs.

Another contributing factor to the rise of coworking spaces is the increasing demand of freelancers as companies seek to streamline operations and cut down expenses.

Here are a few benefits of the coworking space concept.

  • Entrepreneurs, freelancers, contract workers, and small businesses collaborate and build a business community — individuals who share an appetite for places, spaces, and resources that meet their unique personal and professional needs.
  • Without the fixed financial obligations, professionals can reserve a desk, room, or “hot seat” at a table.
  • It’s a cheaper office space alternative, located in downtown or urban areas with additional services, flexibility, and scalability.
  • It offers the opportunity to work among a variety of like-minded people in an environment that cultivates creativity and inspires innovation.
  • The coworking office space concept allows businesses to assess a new market in a prime location relatively risk-free.
  • It allows greater flexibility and a project-to-project lifestyle.
  • The coworking trend has even started to influence large companies such as Google, Amazon, and Twitter, all offering their staff temporary spaces to work when on the road.

Conclusion

Working from a collaborative workspace can be very beneficial. Explore various options with places like co working office space Southpark Charlotte or Ballantyne Shared Office Space and decide which best fits your needs.  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.

Are you interested in jumping on the bandwagon of coworking spaces?  Feel free to share your comments or questions below. You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Agile Office Space

Working day after day in a drab, sterile office space is far from the ideal work environment for creative minds. You can give your workspace personality and still remain professional, all you need to do is add a few personal touches that inspire your creativity and make you smile. Below….
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Working day after day in a drab, sterile office space is far from the ideal work environment for creative minds. You can give your workspace personality and still remain professional, all you need to do is add a few personal touches that inspire your creativity and make you smile.

Below are some examples of playful and unique office supplies that can brighten up your workspace and your day. Check out Office Playground for more options.

 For the Nature-Lover

  • Otter Tape Dispenser-an adorable otter floats on his back and holds a roll of tape. The end of his tail is used to quickly cut off pieces of tape.
  • Beaver Pencil Sharpener-If your pencil needs sharpening, this little critter is happy to oblige.
  • Toadstool Date Stamp-Why write in the date, when you can stamp it? This whimsical little stamper can save you time and make paperwork a little less boring.
  • Desktop Water Fountain-The sound of a fountain is a soothing addition to a busy workplace. Check out all the options here.

For the Young at Heart

  • Balance Mobile-These sleek, silver sculptures blend fun, science, and sophistication.
  • Paperweight Planetary-Creative paperweights make a great desk decor piece because they serve a function, instead of just taking up space. This paperweight displays a 3-D solar system, but if a mini-planetarium isn’t your style, they have more to choose from here.
  • Basketball Hoop-If you need a quick break from work, take a few shots…with your mini basketball. This hoop can stick to a wall, door, filing cabinet, your coworkers cubicle. If you hang it above your trashcan, you don’t even need to use the basketball.
  • Race Car Mouse-If you spend long hours on the computer, trade in your standard mouse for a sporty car. It has an ergonomic design and is compatible with MAC, PC, and Linux.
  • Yoda Computer Sitter-Working hard, you are. This little Yoda bobble-head can sit on top of your monitor.

Choose a Theme

Playful office supplies can quickly turn into clutter and lower the appearance of professionalism. Balance is key. Choose a theme and stick to it, the amount of decorations and supplies should compliment the size of your workspace.

If you are a business owner, it’s important to allow your employees the flexibility to add personal touches to their workspace. Whether it is a shared office space or a private office, when an employee feels a sense of ownership in their workspace, they take more pride in their work as well. As a business owner, you know that office location and workplace environment has a critical effect on the success of a company. If you are dissatisfied with your current office situation or are looking to open a new business, partner with YourOffice, to find the right space to fit your needs. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses  looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. Your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different.

serviced office space

A recent article, Too Hot? Too Cold? 16 Hacks for Dealing With Unruly Office Temperatures by Carly Stec says that office temperatures have significant impact on employees’ efficiency and productivity. More often than not, getting your office to a “perfect” temperature is an impossible battle— some people freeze, others sweat and a….
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A recent article, Too Hot? Too Cold? 16 Hacks for Dealing With Unruly Office Temperatures by Carly Stec says that office temperatures have significant impact on employees’ efficiency and productivity.

More often than not, getting your office to a “perfect” temperature is an impossible battle— some people freeze, others sweat and a few feel perfectly content.

Here are some tips to keep you comfortable in unpredictable office temperatures.

When you’re freezing

  1. Layer up so that you have the flexibility to add or take off some clothing to keep comfortable.
  2. Roll up the curtains or blinds during the day to allow natural sunlight to heat up your area.
  3. Your ears are made of cartilage and are exposed, making them more vulnerable to the cold. Therefore, wearing large headphones will keep them covered up and away from the chilly air.
  4. Drink hot water, coffee or tea.
  5. Wear fingerless gloves to keep your hands warm.

When you’re sweating

  1. Use a small fan to create a breeze.
  2. Drink a lot of water throughout the day to keep you hydrated.
  3. Wear breathable/light materials like cotton, linen, rayon and silk.
  4. Run your wrists under some cold water in the washroom. You can also wet some paper towels with cold water and rest them on your wrists. This will cool off your blood which will cool down your body temperature.
  5. Keep a bottle of cooling spray in your desk and give yourself a spritz whenever you’re feeling hot.
  6. Snack on frozen fruit or smoothies.

Conclusion

Workspace solutions like Ballantyne Team Office Space and Orlando Shared Office Space are cozy places to help you feel comfortable while working. 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’s every need.

How do you keep yourself comfortable in your unpredictable office climate? Let us know your tips in the comments section below. You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.