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Keep Active

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

Here’s how.

  1. Work face-to-face.

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

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

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

  1. Make short workouts.

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

  1. Use ergonomic office furniture.

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

Conclusion

These tips can help prevent prolonged sitting and keep you moving throughout the office.  So, if you are looking for a well designed office in Ballantyne to help improve employee health and happiness, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices Ballantyne to agile office space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

Any other ways to keep you moving throughout the office?  Let’s see your comments below.  We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

Build Customer Loyalty

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

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

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

Conclusion

A great customer service will help you build and sustain customer trust and loyalty.  Furthermore, a well designed office and a prestigious location will attract more clients. Looking for workspace solutions in Ballantyne?YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

Any other tips to offer a great customer service?  Let’s see your comments below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook!

Business Productivity

A recent article, 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Productivity and Sales by Alice Williams says that as a small business owner, you might think you  need to invest in costly office supplies, hire more in-house employees, or increase salaries to encourage greater productivity and profitability.  On….
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A recent article, 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Productivity and Sales by Alice Williams says that as a small business owner, you might think you  need to invest in costly office supplies, hire more in-house employees, or increase salaries to encourage greater productivity and profitability.  On the contrary, with a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can run your small business smoothly and successfully.

Here are tips steps to improve your productivity on a budget.

  1. Create a positive culture

Learning and understanding your employees’ happiness can increase productivity. Focusing on what they will appreciate most can create a positive workplace.  Small and simple gestures like bringing in bagels for breakfast on Fridays or pizza lunches, having a monthly cocktail hour after a hectic schedule, allowing to work remotely from home or in a coworking office space at least once a week  can make your employees feel appreciated and therefore breed more engaged and motivated employees.

  1. Hire a Virtual Assistant

As a small business owner, you have lots of work need to be done, but you don’t have enough funds to hire a full-time, in-house employee.  Virtual office solutions or a virtual assistant can help you with your daily tasks like answering phone calls in your business name, mail/package handling and scheduling meetings so you can focus your time and energy on the big projects that will grow your business.

  1. Leverage the power of technology

There are numerous programs and tools (which many of them are free or inexpensive) to help you stay organized, collaborate with your staff in team office space, manage and track time spent on projects, and automate tasks.  Maximizing the use of advanced technology will help your business grow.

Conclusion

These simple tips can help your small business run smoothly and successfully.  If you are a small business owner in Ballantyne looking for workspace solutions within your budget, YourOffice Ballantyne offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Ballantyne, team office space Ballantyne 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 can you increase your business productivity?  Let’s see your comments below.  Feel free also to see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Startups

A recent article, 5 Mistaken Beliefs That Hinder Your Entrepreneurial Dreams by Mike Thatcher says that whatever reason you may have to be an entrepreneur, you first need to get your head right and stop believing  that the following notions will always get you where you want to go. Let’s….
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A recent article, 5 Mistaken Beliefs That Hinder Your Entrepreneurial Dreams by Mike Thatcher says that whatever reason you may have to be an entrepreneur, you first need to get your head right and stop believing  that the following notions will always get you where you want to go.

Let’s discuss.

  1. Success is hammering away 24/7.

Everyone who hustles incessantly with no clear direction ends up exhausted sooner or later.  You’ve got to work hard and maximize the time, so you can get important things done while your mind is fresh, full of bright, actionable ideas.

  1. Do what the greats have done and I’ll get there too.

You cannot exactly follow the path of the greats, unless you have the same fortune as theirs. Undoubtedly, you can learn plenty of things along the way, but what are you capable of now, or in the future?

  1. It’s all about who you know.

Who you know is very important in launching your business in a commercial office space. However, it’s just not all about who you know, but you have to produce something that people need, personalize the way you present it, and have a character which convinces other leaders to help you.

  1. I can grow any business once I get some fund.

The idea here is that once you secure a low-interest loan, or find some investors, you can launch a successful startup in an office space for lease. This belief is the blunder of many entrepreneurs who’ve failed in what many of us have called the Golden Age of Entrepreneurship.

While fund is very important to grow your business, no amount is going to save a poorly planned and executed business venture.

Conclusion

While there is truth in these beliefs, a successful startup needs to have a great and feasible idea, a clear, specific and measurable goal. If you are ready to launch your small business in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

What other things hinder your entrepreneurial dream? Let’s see your comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

payroll

A recent article, 4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Outsource Payroll  by Shubhomita Bose says that managing your finances, especially your payroll, which involves salaries, wages, bonuses and deductions tend to be a struggle. So as a small business owner, you need to focus more on improving your payroll management and a….
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A recent article, 4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Outsource Payroll  by Shubhomita Bose says that managing your finances, especially your payroll, which involves salaries, wages, bonuses and deductions tend to be a struggle. So as a small business owner, you need to focus more on improving your payroll management and a simple way to do this is by outsourcing.

Here are four advantages for small businesses to consider outsourcing payroll.

1. Comply with regulations

Complexity of tax regulations and even small revisions may have a big effect on your business. Therefore, an outsourced payroll service with a well-designed payroll infrastructure can make your life easier by ensuring you comply with regulations and keep updated with the latest laws.

2. Plan business growth

Utilizing outsourced payroll service and other virtual office solutions will help you focus on the core of your business by freeing up your internal resources, you can look for other ways to promote business growth.

3. Attract potential employees

Outsourced payroll services can make the business more attractive to potential employees because they provide added perks such as online check stubs, time tracking and apps where employees can view and check the correctness of their pay information.

4. Make business more attractive

Since a payroll management infrastructure ensures you comply with regulations, it secures your business and makes it more attractive for investors. Adherence to government regulations makes you more attractive to investors because it conveys honesty and trustworthiness.

Conclusion

Outsourcing various tasks like payroll management and hiring virtual workers will help your business work remotely but efficiently.  If your business has a remote team in Ballantyne and you’re looking for workplace solutions, YourOffice Ballantyne offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Ballantyne, meeting room access, and coworking office space Ballantyne. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Aside from payroll services, what other tasks do you outsource? Let’s see your comments below.  Feel free to see us also on Facebook and Twitter.

Customer Service

A recent article, Print vs Digital: What is the Future of Books? by Jennifer Hanford says that many people are divided on the issue of print or digital book, and each side provide good points. Let’s discuss. Digital vs Print Fans of digital books cite convenience and accessibility as key….
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A recent article, Print vs Digital: What is the Future of Books? by Jennifer Hanford says that many people are divided on the issue of print or digital book, and each side provide good points.

Let’s discuss.

Digital vs Print

Fans of digital books cite convenience and accessibility as key reasons to read an e-book over a print book. On the other hand, those who prefer print material make a good point that e-reading is hard on the eyes and doesn’t provide the same experience as traditional reading.

Does the e-book supersede printed books?

Not long ago, popular opinion forecast the death of print. With a 1260% increase of e-book sales between 2008 and 2010, it only seemed inevitable that electronic media would dominate. However, in 2015 a shift back to print began as publishers saw a 2% increase in paper sales and 10% decrease in e-book sales.

EBooks can be more cost-effective for small business

Print is an expensive endeavor and often is counterproductive for small businesses. Offering e-books through your website, and even free PDF’s is an effective marketing tool for your small business. By reducing the hassle and increasing accessibility, you’ll reach more of your target audience for less money.

Conclusion

Content will always reign supreme. No matter what the medium, people will always want more content. Keep track of the trends, but always consider your audience first. Giving them what they want is the sure key to success.  Likewise, working remotely is a big part of the future, thus whether you choose to work from home or rent office space by the hour, you need to provide products/services that will satisfy your clientele. If you need workspace solutions for your business in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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

Goals in 2017

New Year’s is a fresh start and resolutions are all about what you can undertake over the next 365 days to improve yourself, but oftentimes we forget our resolutions and fail to attain our goals. A recent article, 6 Ways to Achieve your Goals in the New Year by Deep….
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New Year’s is a fresh start and resolutions are all about what you can undertake over the next 365 days to improve yourself, but oftentimes we forget our resolutions and fail to attain our goals. A recent article, 6 Ways to Achieve your Goals in the New Year by Deep Patel shares a few things you can do to help set you up for success in 2017.

1. Be Specific.

Your goals should be as specific as possible and you have to understand what you need to do (not just ambiguous goals). For instance, if you want to lose weight, then you should conscientiously watch your diet and consistently workout. Or, if you’re planning to pursue your dream to be a successful freelancer, then you should increase your networks, hone your skills and look for better workspace solutions (office space brokers can assist you in finding the right office space and location for you).

2. Be realistic.

Know your limitations in all aspects (work, personal, time, resources) and don’t overestimate. That can overwhelm you leading to increased chance of failure, but instead be generous with time and effort allocations. Create to do lists and ensure you have not allocated more than 24 hours in a day.  Your goals ought to be realistic and attainable.

3. Be consistent.

Constantly watch your progress and make sure you are actually and consistently doing the things you promised you would do, otherwise you will never be able to attain your goals. Don’t procrastinate or slack, you risk falling back into old habits and finding yourself no further at the end of the year.

Conclusion

Following these tips will make you a better person and will also help you unlock doors of success in 2017. If you’re planning to put a satellite office for your business in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of businesses  looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

Do you have New Year’s resolutions?  What are your plans and goals in 2017? Let’s hear your thoughts and comments below. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Business

A recent article, Figuring Out Why Your Business Stopped Growing by Augustus Franklin says that when it comes to your own business, taking it easy is the worst thing you can do and will make your brand stop growing. Here are three reasons why your business is beginning to lose….
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A recent article, Figuring Out Why Your Business Stopped Growing by Augustus Franklin says that when it comes to your own business, taking it easy is the worst thing you can do and will make your brand stop growing.

Here are three reasons why your business is beginning to lose its momentum.

1. Customers don’t connect with your brand anymore. Your customers might like your brand and even trust you as a company, but you when don’t nurture your customers and you don’t have an emotional connection with them it will not spur a sustainable response.  

So, it’s time you find the emotional motivators that drive your customers. Here are four steps in the customer’s “emotional connection pathway.”

  • being unconnected
  • being highly satisfied
  • perceiving brand differentiation
  • being fully connected

2. The market becomes saturated and you’re running out of concepts. Perhaps, you see yourself trapped in an oversaturated market–no way out.  Remember, it’s not just about presenting a relevant content, but it’s also about researching and investing in the right tools that work best for you.

Don’t quit until you’ve explored every option. Find your niche using the following tools.

  • Yoast- to optimize your content for SEO
  • Buffer- to promote your content across social media
  • Yesware – to manage outreach
  • Hiver- for collaboration

3. Your business might use a marketing strategy that is getting steady traffic. Generating content that is intended for the right audience is one of the essentials of content marketing, however, if you aren’t getting the conversions, it’s about time  to improve/revamp your marketing strategy –don’t just wait passively and get stuck without conversions.

Conclusion

Learning why your business stops growing will enable you to make necessary actionable plans to save your business.  If you’re looking for a workspace solution to help you focus on the core of your business in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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

Small Business Owner

A recent article, 7 Roles Every Startup Founder Must Learn to Play by Andrew Gazdecki says that an entrepreneurship  requires dedication, flexibility and the willingness to play different roles.   Here are seven significant roles you must learn to play if you’re thinking of starting a business in Charlotte. 1…..
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A recent article, 7 Roles Every Startup Founder Must Learn to Play by Andrew Gazdecki says that an entrepreneurship  requires dedication, flexibility and the willingness to play different roles.  

Here are seven significant roles you must learn to play if you’re thinking of starting a business in Charlotte.

1. The Believer

First and foremost, have zeal and passion in your business idea. Lead, inspire and motivate a team to help you get many people to believe your idea as much as you do. Believe in what you do and create direction with vision.

2. The Planner

You must present an idea and direction for others to place their faith in. Strategic planning and openness to criticism is required especially when things aren’t going the way you had hoped.  

3. The Decision-Maker

This is one of the most significant roles in order to succeed. You have the final say, it’s your responsibility to evaluate the situation, weigh potentials and make tough calls. For instance, should you rent Charlotte Shared Office Space or Charlotte Executive Office Space for your business? You must have a proactive mindset to make the right choices.

4. The Informer

You need to be transparent to your shareholders and investors, what’s going on with the business, what the company will do and will not do (by doing this, you gain respect and enthusiasm that leads you to success). 

5. The Chief Accountant

It’s your job to manage and control revenue, investments and expenses in order to grow your business.

6. The Salesperson

You need to sell your idea 24/7, develop your profile and nourish your brand reputation.

7. The Responder

Your role as responder depends on your ability to listen. Get feedback as much as you can to help develop and improve your product.

Conclusion

Adaptability is the name of the game to become a successful entrepreneur.  YourOffice will help you realize your goals and achieve your best business results. 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 other roles do you play as a startup founder?  Let’s hear your story.  Feel free to visit us also on Facebook and Twitter.

marketing tips

A recent article, 7 Must Follow Holiday Marketing Tips by Kristen Vanstrom says that the holiday season is the most awaited time for businesses, when sales are higher than usual. Here are marketing tips to make your business in Ballantyne Team Office Space profitable this holiday season. 1. Make sure to….
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A recent article, 7 Must Follow Holiday Marketing Tips by Kristen Vanstrom says that the holiday season is the most awaited time for businesses, when sales are higher than usual.

Here are marketing tips to make your business in Ballantyne Team Office Space profitable this holiday season.

1. Make sure to use the appropriate channels for your campaign.

It’s very important to know where your audiences are and connect with them. Book a meeting in meeting space Ballantyne with your team to discuss the appropriate ways and channels to deliver your messages.  For instance, if you’re running seven-day specials, you can use email to promote this offer.   If you’re offering a three hour discount, you can send out a group text campaign or post on social media. These two methods are instantaneous, and will promote the best response.

2. Use the old traditions.

Think of a marketing campaign based on old traditions that are already engraved in the minds of the consumers. For instance, Santa Claus depicts holiday seasons, thus people will recognize this symbol and immediately connect it with your campaign.  

3. Make room for new traditions.

New traditions will give you the opportunity to build up your brand in an evergreen way. For example, Starbucks is known to serve beverages in red cups to depict holiday seasons.  Nowadays, Elf on the Shelf is one of the best examples of a new tradition that has dominated the nation.

4. Don’t spend too much.

Word of Mouth marketing goes up during holidays because people gather together and talk about many things. These include what products and brands they’re using, how it benefits their lives, etc. Take the main stage this holiday season by focusing on memorable campaigns.

Conclusion

The holiday season is a perfect time to position your brand so get ready with your marketing campaign. As you thrive in the coming years, YourOffice would like to be your partner in your success. 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.

Are you ready to maximize your sales this holiday season?  We’d love to hear your comments.  You can see us on Facebook and Google Plus.