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Your Small Business Budget

A recent article, 6 Tips for Sticking to Your Small Business Budget by Serenity Gibbons says that the implementation of the budget you created involves hundreds of uncontrollable factors, thus sticking to that budget is difficult yet very essential.   Here are four practical tips for staying the course. 1…..
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A recent article, 6 Tips for Sticking to Your Small Business Budget by Serenity Gibbons says that the implementation of the budget you created involves hundreds of uncontrollable factors, thus sticking to that budget is difficult yet very essential.  

Here are four practical tips for staying the course.

1. Set reasonable figures.

Setting reasonable numbers means circumspectly reviewing your business  previous financials. Then making conservative forecasts based on the averages and historical costs you’ve identified. 

2. Provide a little space for flexibility.

Too much strictness is unreasonable and will eventually hinder you from accomplishing goals and fulfilling needs as they occur throughout the quarter or year. This means you need to allocate budget for future decision making.

3. Hold every employee accountable.

Have a regular monthly meeting with your staff in a meeting space to go over the budget and ensure everyone is on the same page.  The best approach to stick to the budget is to work together as a team–moving on the same direction.

4. Review your budget regularly.

With so many variable factors involved, you need to go over your budget on a monthly basis. Compare your projected sales against actual sales.  See if you need to make amendments to your budget.  Take a look at your expenditures, are there variances?  Make sure to account and determine the factors for variances. Do you need to reduce in certain areas to stay on track?  Is there something wrong that needs improvement and amendment?  These are issues you need to consider.  When you see any deviation in your budget, bring everything back together.

Conclusion

As a business owner, you have to keep the business on pace and pay careful attention to the budget you’ve created. Sticking to a small business budget can be challenging, but it’s attainable. YourOffice is willing to help you stick with your budget in some aspects of your business to stay afloat. 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 stick with your small office budget? Let’s see your comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Employees

A recent article, Top 5 Ways to Beat Stress at Work by Joanne McDonagh says that 40% of all work-related diseases is due to stress and it remains a major challenge in the global workforce. Here are some ideas to combat stress, to stay composed and be on top of your….
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A recent article, Top 5 Ways to Beat Stress at Work by Joanne McDonagh says that 40% of all work-related diseases is due to stress and it remains a major challenge in the global workforce.

Here are some ideas to combat stress, to stay composed and be on top of your schedule.

1. Be aware of your limits.

Don’t take on more than you can handle. Don’t be upset to say no and certainly don’t be anxious to ask for help. You don’t want to totally burnout in the long run.

2. Reduce Coffee & Smoking

Nicotine and Coffee cause high levels of anxiety so try to reduce smoking and drinking coffee. Don’t depend on it as a stress reliever.

3. Talk with a friend

Having a short but relaxing chat with a friend or colleague in your team office space is a great way to relax. It will also give you the chance to stretch your legs and collect your thoughts before you return to work.

4. Have sufficient sleep

Provide your body the sleep it requires which is at least seven to nine hours a night. Your stress levels will fall down when you have a complete rest and you will be able to take on your job challenges in executive office space with more clarity and vitality.

5. Relax At Home

Stop checking emails at home! Instead, read inspirational books, play with your dog, or take a leisure walk, find a quiet place where you can meditate and really clear your head. A healthy work-life balance is essential.

Conclusion

Stress has a negative impact on your health and wellness, something that can adversely affect and eventually destroy your productivity.  So ensure to follow these simple tips to stay composed and productive. Likewise a comfortable office with complete amenities will help you reduce stress at work. 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 other tips do you have to combat stress? Leave your comments below. We would also love to see you on Twitter and Facebook!

Business Meeting

A recent article, 5 ways to Make Meetings More Productive by Laura Stack says that holding a business meeting can hinder our productivity because it consumes our most valuable time, nevertheless it is an effective tool for exchanging ideas and knowledge at the same time building relationships with others.   Here are some ways….
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A recent article, 5 ways to Make Meetings More Productive by Laura Stack says that holding a business meeting can hinder our productivity because it consumes our most valuable time, nevertheless it is an effective tool for exchanging ideas and knowledge at the same time building relationships with others.  

Here are some ways to make your business meeting time efficient and productive.

1. Determine if the meeting is really necessary.

Don’t schedule a full meeting in meeting space Lake Mary if you can discuss the issue or subject matter via emails or a conference call.  

2. Start on time.  

Start on time and don’t start over just because some attendees arrive late. Latecomers can check the things you’ve already discussed from a colleague.

3. Use a facilitator to direct the meeting.  

Their roles should include the following.

  • Keep the discussion on topic.
  • Acknowledge speakers
  • Solicit opinions from quieter or more timid attendees.
  • Keep a few people from dominating the meeting.
  • End the meeting on time.

4. Restrict the number of attendees.

Invite only those people whose participation/presence is extremely significant. Send a copy of the minutes to those who are not invited if they need to have a general idea of what happened.

Conclusion

These tips will help you conduct an effective and efficient meeting. If you need a space where you can hold your meeting with convenience and complete amenities, 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.

Any other tips to make business meetings time efficient and productive?  Feel free to share your comments and suggestions below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Start a Business

A recent article, 11 Questions to Answer Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business by Kenneth Burke says that there’s a lot to consider before you quit your job to start your own business. Here are critical things to consider to avoid common mistakes and put your business on….
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A recent article, 11 Questions to Answer Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business by Kenneth Burke says that there’s a lot to consider before you quit your job to start your own business.

Here are critical things to consider to avoid common mistakes and put your business on the road to success.

1. Why do you want to start a business?

Be honest with yourself. If you’re just trying to escape from office conflict with your present job, then you start a business for the wrong reason.  If you have the passion and bright idea, then you’re in the right direction.

2. Do you have potential market?

Do some market research, if there’s not a market (no one wanted to buy the product), don’t try to force it!

3. Do you know how to start a business?

Here are a few things to consider:

  • How will you get or create your products?

  • How much fund do you need?

  • What business licenses/legal requirements do you need?

  • Will you need to hire a virtual receptionist?

  • Will you start your business from home or rent an office space?

  • Who’s your competition?

There’s a lot more that you should be ready to do.

4. Who will support your new venture?

  • Financial- Bootstrapping with your own personal resources or invite some investors or borrow money.

  • Emotional–Who will support and motivate you to press on when times are rough?

  • Managerial– Would you like some help or learn everything on your own by trial and error?

5. Can you handle failures and setbacks?

It takes a lot of patience and determination to make a business work. Do you have the zeal to keep going through setback after setback? Can you handle failures positively?  If yes, that’s great!

Conclusions

If you are well prepared and ready to take the risks, then start fulfilling your dream to be a successful full-time entrepreneur. 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.

How do you start your own business?  Let’s hear your story. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Business Burnout

A recent article, How to Stave Off Business Burnout as a Startup Owner by Larry Alton says that usually, startup owners find it so taxing to manage all the moving parts of running a business which may lead to burnout.  Burnout is the complete mental, emotional, and physical fatigue that results from prolonged stress…..
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A recent article, How to Stave Off Business Burnout as a Startup Owner by Larry Alton says that usually, startup owners find it so taxing to manage all the moving parts of running a business which may lead to burnout.  Burnout is the complete mental, emotional, and physical fatigue that results from prolonged stress. Luckily, burnout can be avoided to keep you going.

Here are four simple ways to prevent business burnout-the ultimate destroyer of productivity.

Stay motivated

Don’t get bored and tired, but instead remember why you do what you do. Write down the reason (the idea and passion) why you started a business in your field. Display this piece of writing prominently in your individual office space to motivate yourself that you and your work matter. Also, find time to meditate to ease anxiety and reduce stress.  

Create a schedule and stick to it

To create a schedule, allot sufficient time for each particular task then stick to it. As a business owner, some urgent matter may arise, in that case you can make some adjustments, but you don’t need to reorganize your whole life around one unexpected work issue.

Hire a virtual assistant

As a startup owner, you can hire a virtual receptionist to help you with administrative tasks like answering phone calls in your business name, mail and package handling etc.  so you can focus on the core of your business.

Ensure to get enough sleep

Make sure you get enough sleep to have all the necessary bodily functions such as attention span and daytime alertness.  Lack of sleep will hamper your cognition in a similar way to alcohol intoxication.  Don’t let yourself accumulate too many missed hours of sleep, which result to stress, sluggishness and inflammation.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help you work more productively and experience more business success.  If you are looking for workspace solutions in Lake Mary to help you run your startup, YourOffice Lake Mary offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Lake Mary, meeting room access, and coworking office space Lake Mary. 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 a helpful one.  We’d love to hear your thoughts.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Success

A recent article, 6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017 by Holly Skinner says that while technical skills are crucial for a job candidate to get shortlisted, soft skills are the catalyst that can help you land the position and keep you on the fast track to success. Here five essential….
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A recent article, 6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017 by Holly Skinner says that while technical skills are crucial for a job candidate to get shortlisted, soft skills are the catalyst that can help you land the position and keep you on the fast track to success.

Here five essential soft skills to improve if you’re applying for a new job or seeking for a promotion in flexible office space.

Communication

Effective communication is very essential in the workplace with an increased focus on collaboration and social tools. Strong oral/written and nonverbal communication skills associated with active listening are crucial in whatever line of work you are in.

Interpersonal skills

Working harmoniously and effectively with other employees helps build camaraderie. For instance, if you’re applying for a job in plug-and-play offices Lake Mary, make sure your resume/cover letter and LinkedIn profile give emphasis to your ability to work well with others.

Emotional Intelligence

It is a valuable skill that conveys your social skills/awareness and self-management abilities. Providing examples of how you effectively handled conflict or emotional situations in your past job in Agile Office Space Lake Mary can showcase strong emotional intelligence at a job interview.

Flexibility

Ability to learn new skills and flexibility to change will set you apart from the rest. Instead of complaining that the job “isn’t what you signed up for”, accept the challenge and showcase your ability to adapt to any situation. During a job interview, ensure to mention several scenarios/circumstance of how you effectively adapted to change while on the job.

Problem solving

Employees who demonstrate agility, creativity and positivity will stand out during the interview and on the job. You need to show your ability to solve new challenges and come up with fresh solutions– attention to detail is the key to showcase your mastery of the task at hand.

Conclusion

Taking the initiative to hone your soft skills will set yourself up for success. If you’re a remote worker, 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.

How do you hone your soft skills?  Feel free to share your thoughts. You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Competition

A recent article, 6 Ways to Foster Healthy Competition at Work by Rieva Lesonsky says that a workplace competition fosters employee’s productivity and engagement.  However, not all employees are naturally competitive but some will only see it as a mere idea of a contest that only causes stress and leaves them….
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A recent article, 6 Ways to Foster Healthy Competition at Work by Rieva Lesonsky says that a workplace competition fosters employee’s productivity and engagement.  However, not all employees are naturally competitive but some will only see it as a mere idea of a contest that only causes stress and leaves them demoralized.

Here are some tips to create a healthy workplace competition.

Make it fun

Don’t make your workplace competitions too serious, instead keep it a lighter and add a fun element to the contest.

Monitor the effect

Observe the effect of your workplace competition not just in your business in team office space Lake Mary but also in your team as a whole. If a competition seems to be detrimental and create division, call a halt to discuss the issues and, if needed, end the competition.

Compete in teams

Generally, team competitions are healthier than competition among individuals. As much as possible choose team members with different strengths/skills to create more effective teams and provide the opportunity for growth and learning from each other.

Stay focused on the ultimate goal

Employees may get excited about the competition, but make sure they will not forget or overlook the ultimate goal— efficiency and productivity.

Provide an appropriate reward

The reward for workplace competitions can vary depending on the nature of the competition, your business and your staff. For instance, the winning team might be satisfied to receive a simple trophy and recognition at the weekly meeting in meeting space Lake Mary or some employees will need bigger rewards to motivate competition.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help you promote a fruitful workplace competition for more effective team collaboration and your business success as a whole. Looking for more competitive workspace solutions? 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.

Do you encourage competition at work?  Feel free to share your comments below.  We’d also be glad to see you on Twitter and Facebook.

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A recent article, 5 Benefits of Collaboration In Your Small Business by Anita Campbell says that the key to improve your business efficiency, productivity and credibility is collaboration. By creating a collaborative environment you ultimately see long term results. Here are four benefits of collaboration for small businesses. 1. Employees gain….
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A recent article, 5 Benefits of Collaboration In Your Small Business by Anita Campbell says that the key to improve your business efficiency, productivity and credibility is collaboration. By creating a collaborative environment you ultimately see long term results.

Here are four benefits of collaboration for small businesses.

1. Employees gain clarity in their roles.

Through better collaboration, each employee can fully understand their duties and responsibilities and therefore duplication of activities are being prevented. Things run more smoothly and get done rightly—that means more efficient processes, better communications, lower costs for the business, and faster turnaround times.

Utilizing collaboration tools like Microsoft Sharepoint and Microsoft Teams helps your team work together efficiently and effectively.

2. Leverage each employee’s skills.

When employees are working together on projects, tasks/assignments can be divided up more effectively based on each individual skills (each person can work on activities that are perfectly matched with their particular strengths). This helps increase your productivity and also saves you money by reducing your employee turnover rate.

3. Attract and retain top talent by giving them geographical flexibility.

Through the use of cloud collaboration tools like Yammer your employees may be able to work from home a few days a week (to promote a healthy work-life balance) or you can hire freelancers who are the best at their job regardless of their geographical location.  If you can have a strong team with skilled professionals, it will help you be more effective and successful as a business owner.

4. Better service for your customers.

Team members who work harmoniously and efficiently will produce more satisfied customers that become your business brand advocates.

Conclusion

Look for ways and means that will increase collaboration to improve your company in 2017 and beyond. If you are looking for an office space for rent in Lake Mary and you want to improve your team collaboration, YourOffice Lake Mary offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: Lake Mary flexible office space, Lake Mary 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 foster a collaborative environment? Feel free to share your thoughts. You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Generation Z

A recent article, 7 Tips to Appeal Generation Z in the Workplace by Deep Patel says that companies need to be ready for the large volume of Gen Z workers in the coming years, otherwise businesses will suffer from poor hiring. Here are ways to help you hire Gen Z workers….
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A recent article, 7 Tips to Appeal Generation Z in the Workplace by Deep Patel says that companies need to be ready for the large volume of Gen Z workers in the coming years, otherwise businesses will suffer from poor hiring.

Here are ways to help you hire Gen Z workers and feel the benefits in your business.

Align your business with a meaningful cause.

They are generally passionate about their job (it’s not just about receiving a paycheck)but they feel good about solving a real issue. So look for ways and means your business in Lake Mary Executive Office Space can provide social good.

Focus on personal branding.

They are interested in who are the people behind the company they’ll be working for. So encourage core members of your team in Lake Mary Flexible Office Space to start blogging and share their posts on different social networks to engage with Gen Z followers or let them speak at conferences where members of Gen Z will be.

Be flexible.

They are constantly bringing modernization to the marketplace so you need to have a company that can handle those challenges.

Be active on social media

Generation Z is interacting on social media websites like Instagram and Facebook,  so it is essential for companies to establish a social media presence to connect with members of Gen Z.

Focus on high quality social media posts.

Have high quality social media posts for every channel to catch the attention of this generation. Pictures speak volume so consider going the route of a graphic designer to infuse images into all your social media messages.

Be mobile responsive.

Generation Z workers are always on the go and use mobile devices regularly, so make sure you’re mobile friendly.

Conclusion

These tips will help you attract Generation Z in your workforce.  Likewise, Gen Z workers are seeking for a collaborative work environment, YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses 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 an informative one and we’d be glad to see your comments.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Holiday Season

A recent article, 6 Ways to Use the Holiday Season to Your Advantage  by  Ceren Cubukcu says  that you can  make  the  most  of this holiday  season –believe it or not the holiday’s are perfect for your career  development. Below are some tips for making the most of this holiday….
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A recent article, 6 Ways to Use the Holiday Season to Your Advantage  by  Ceren Cubukcu says  that you can  make  the  most  of this holiday  season –believe it or not the holiday’s are perfect for your career  development.

Below are some tips for making the most of this holiday season.

1. Attend your office holiday party.

Attend the office holiday party and socialize with your bosses/managers, teammates and other coworkers in Lake Mary Team Office Space.  Attending a corporate holiday party isn’t just fun, but shows you’re a team player and are cool to work with.  

2. Holidays are perfect for networking.

Attend  events and parties in your community  so you can make new contacts or reconnect with former friends or colleagues. You never know when a person you meet will prove to be an asset to your future.

3. Use the holiday season to thank people.

Send personal greeting cards or gift cards to your coworkers, clients or bosses to show your gratefulness for the whole year of loyalty and trust. Building sincere relationships is important both in personal and professional  success.

4. Gather your team

If you are leading a team in Lake Mary Agile Office Space, gather your team and make a group assessment of how far you came this year. Plan for next year; ask for their feedback and new ideas to improve operations. Afterwards, you can take them to a holiday dinner— this gesture will promote motivation and build rapport with your team.

5. Spend time with your loved ones.

Take a few days off, relax and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones to prepare your mind and body for the coming year.

Conclusion

The holiday season is full of celebration and festivity, but it can also be the perfect time for your career advancement and success.  Reward yourself and your team with a better workspace in 2017. 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.

Any other tips to enjoy the holiday season while nurturing your career?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.