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A recent article, 5 Things to Consider Before You Open More Locations by Kyle Zagrodzky says that running a successful business is quite hard.  Yet, once you have proven that your idea works then opening one or more locations is tempting.  Opening more units can mean more profits if it’s….
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A recent article, 5 Things to Consider Before You Open More Locations by Kyle Zagrodzky says that running a successful business is quite hard.  Yet, once you have proven that your idea works then opening one or more locations is tempting.  Opening more units can mean more profits if it’s done right.

How can you tell when you’re ready to take the plunge and open another location? Here are some tips to consider before you make a move.

  1. Why do you want to expand?

Don’t be misled by believing that more is always better or that more locations will promise more income. Before you make such a big decision, ask yourself why you really want to expand. If you are seeking continued success or more money, you might be able to attain that through a less risky venture. Opening a new location will tax your strength and your finances, so be sure you know what you’re doing before you do it. 

  1. Put the right team in place

Before growing, ensure you have the right team in place to take over some of those major roles you’ve always handled, and whether you can transfer the success of your first location to the newest one.

  1. Reflect on your existing processes

Your business processes should be efficient and streamlined so that employees know exactly what to do and everything runs pretty well even with minimal supervision. If that’s the case, opening doors to a new location is feasible. If you’re targeting a new market in Lake Mary, you can consider renting a space in Lake Mary Staffed Flexible Offices or Lake Mary Full Service Virtual Offices so your team can easily access potential clients and start to explore.

Get ready and make your move

If you’re confident that you have done all your homework and balanced your finances, then you might just have what it takes to launch a new location. YourOffice at Lake Mary/Heathrow provides fully serviced individual and executive offices, team spaces and virtual office solutions. Inside you’ll find everything you need to stay connected and stay focused on your business. 

Are you planning to open another location for your business?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that your workspace says a lot about your company’s personality— your office should give your company credibility. Not having the right look, can have greater consequences than you might imagine. Here….
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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that your workspace says a lot about your company’s personality— your office should give your company credibility. Not having the right look, can have greater consequences than you might imagine.

Here are five ways to make an amazing office space for your startup.

  1. Forego the private office for a prestigious office location.

As a startup, you can forego the private office– work with your team in a shared office space. Minimize floor plan requirements so you can afford a more expensive address. This will provide you with easy access to important clients, and give your business a more prestigious aura. Consider Lake Mary Shared Office Space or Denver coworking office space, if the majority of your market is located there.

  1. Make your small office look spacious, attractive and functional
  • Choose light colors to make your small office brighter and look larger.
  • Use multifunctional furniture such as a table/desk combo to make activities more about teamwork.
  • Forego stuffy furniture and instead create a cozy ambiance.
  • Create secure cloud/digital file storage to eliminate file cabinets and closets and instead use the storage space for decorative or functional purposes in your office.
  1. Ensure that your office has a reliable internet connection.

Avoid embarrassing situations during sales presentation and business meetings by having a reliable internet connection. Work with your technical support and  building administrators  to ensure a strong signal is available in your entire office.

  1. Increase your company’s branding visibility.

Check that the landlord offers tenants naming rights for sections of the building. Naming rights will give you permission to have your brand in visible locations. This increases brand awareness and trust in the business industry.

Conclusion

A comfortable office environment with a high business professional presence is an advantage to your  business; it attracts clients, investors as well as top talents. 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 create an impressive and appealing office space for your company? Let’s see your thoughts below.  Feel free to visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 5 Tips to Stay Healthy While Working from Home By Heike Young says that working from home is awesome—it saves you from traffic and gives you more concentration on work.  However, you need to adjust your routine to stay fit when you prefer a home office lifestyle.  Here are….
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A recent article, 5 Tips to Stay Healthy While Working from Home By Heike Young says that working from home is awesome—it saves you from traffic and gives you more concentration on work.  However, you need to adjust your routine to stay fit when you prefer a home office lifestyle. 

Here are a few tips for staying healthy while working from home full time or spending some of the time in a shared office space.

Eat nutritious foods.

Ensure that you eat at a regular interval– don’t starve yourself until you can’t function.  You can be more focused and creative if you maintain a stable blood sugar level by eating nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, bread and pure dark chocolate for a sweet treat.

Exercise regularly.

Daily exercise keeps you fit and healthy, so spend some time to work out at your most convenient time.  It could be in the morning before you start working, or during lunchtime or a late afternoon. The objective is to make exercise a daily habit.

Get enough sleep.

Ensure that you get enough sleep — go to bed at the same reasonable hour every night and wake up at the same time every morning. A good night sleep will keep you dynamic  and efficient all day long.

Take a break.

Take a walk, catch up with friends in a coffee shop or take a lunch to a nearby restaurant.  Taking a break will boost your productivity and revitalize your energy and mood.  

Conclusion

Working from home is a dream come true and taking into consideration the tips listed above will help you stay motivated and healthy.  As your career grows, you may need a more presentable workplace to meet your clients.  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 stay fit while working from home? We’d love to see your thoughts below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook

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A recent article, 9 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent by Lindsay Kolowich states that in a world more prone to speaking than listening; it can be difficult to listen to others let alone our own emotions. Failing to do so can be a big mistake as our emotions can teach….
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A recent article, 9 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent by Lindsay Kolowich states that in a world more prone to speaking than listening; it can be difficult to listen to others let alone our own emotions. Failing to do so can be a big mistake as our emotions can teach us many things and can be the key to building better relationships. That’s where emotional intelligence becomes so vital.

Here are things you can do to increase your emotional intelligence.

Know your own emotional tendencies.

You can only learn to manage your own emotions if you learn to recognize them. Begin to take notice of how you feel in certain situations, such as traffic jams or how your treated in your individual office space; what’s your emotional state? Begin to connect the dots between what happens in your day and how you behave.

The better you identify and understand your emotions and behavioral impulses, the better you can handle them.

Learn to manage negative emotions.

Letting go of things as they happen is important. Rather than holding a grudge, feeling misjudged, or bitter, forgive others and the situations around you. Don’t just stuff your emotions. Allow yourself to feel the injustice or difficulty of a situation and then release it. This can teach you to use criticism as a means to grow, and will make your life and communication healthier.

Give voice to difficult emotions when necessary.

Being honest with others about how you feel promotes trust and helps people feel comfortable opening up to you. It’s ok to say no, have boundaries, and express disagreement. But, it’s not necessary to do so in an angry or aggressive way.  Calmly expressing things when appropriate will foster emotional intelligence.

Take responsibility for your actions.

Taking responsibility for your actions shows people you’re self-aware, honest, and committed to be a part of a team in your team office space.

Be open-minded.

Listen to other people’s points of view before judging them. If you take the time to see it from their view others will feel more trusting and not fear your disapproval. 

 Conclusion

Emotional intelligence is crucial to your success in business and the good thing is,it can be improved. There’s always room to grow and if you want to improve your business workplace, 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 tips do you have to increase your emotional intelligence? Share with us in the comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing a team is not easy—gathering different kinds of people together results in conflicts and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled properly and working towards a goal, this group of people can be a….
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A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing a team is not easy—gathering different kinds of people together results in conflicts and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled properly and working towards a goal, this group of people can be a dynamic team that yields higher productivity and efficiency. 

Here are seven tips to help you build a winning team for your business. 

Team building activities

Working together in one accord will foster efficiency and productivity. Get your team involved in activities that can build and strengthen relationships with each other. 

Training

Basically work productivity depends on the skills/expertise of the employees. Allow employees to attend conferences, webinars, and training programs to increase their skills. 

Divvy up responsibilities

Understand your team strengths and weaknesses so you are able to assign tasks based on strengths, and help you determine the skills your team members need to improve. It will help your whole team stay productive in agile offices

Clear definition of work assignment

Tasks must be assigned with detailed instructions and what is expected of each person. When there is transparency about who does what, people become more responsible for their individual assignments. 

Good communication

Let your team speak, listen and understand their needs.  Listen also to their ideas and suggestions—these may be useful and will improve quality and productivity. 

Financial Incentives

People work to sustain financial needs, and some extra financial incentives will motivate your team to go the extra mile. 

Proper management style

Find out which management style would be best for your team. You can adopt a free-reign leadership style if your team members are veterans, and you can implement a more paternal leadership style if your team members are still learning the reigns. 

Conclusion

The tips discussed above are helpful in building a responsible and motivated team.  If you’re looking for an office to collaborate with your team comfortably and effectively, 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.

Any other tips to build an engaging team?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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A recent article, How Innovative Technology is Reshaping Recent Trends for Small Businesses by Toby Nwazor says the emergence of new technologies has significantly narrowed the gap between large and small businesses and presented better solutions to business challenges. Here are five innovations that boost business efficiency.  Cloud Storage Cloud Storage offers….
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A recent article, How Innovative Technology is Reshaping Recent Trends for Small Businesses by Toby Nwazor says the emergence of new technologies has significantly narrowed the gap between large and small businesses and presented better solutions to business challenges.

Here are five innovations that boost business efficiency. 

  1. Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage offers a feasible solution to the rapid increase of computer data that requires bigger storage systems for businesses. Small businesses in staffed flexible offices can reduce hardware expenses and thereby improve interactions with customers.

  1. SaaS (Software as a Service) Providers

SaaS providers which offer data management services allow businesses to “buy” only what they need at a given time. When conditions change, they can “buy” more or if something doesn’t turn out well, they can revert to the service they were using without having to deal with negative financial consequences or being forced to lay off regular workers.

  1. CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Systems

The CRM systems that are now becoming more popular go a long way in solving the intricacies of the customer base. They build a unified system that enables businesses to reach a target customer base and at the same time help in the management of communication.

  1. Mobile Marketing

Ninety percent of American adults have smartphones and according to study they spend more time browsing their mobile devices than watching TV. This means that small businesses can now create an extensive mobile campaign with low cost. For instance, SMS, mobile banners and email could be effectively used by small businesses to increase their sales.

  1. Mobile Payment

Obviously, mobile devices have become the computing device preference of the average consumer. Mobile payment platforms like GooglePay and PayPal have made the pay process much easier. Therefore, small businesses should take advantage of this to increase ease and speed of transactions.

Conclusion

These innovations can tremendously help small businesses to become more competitive. If you need workspace solutions to address your growing 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. 

What other innovations can help small business?  Let’s hear your comments.  You can also reach us on Twitter and Google Plus.

 

work gossip

Let’s be honest, everyone will agree that gossiping is one of the most satisfying behaviors to alleviate frustrations at work, but let’s also face it that our gossiping could defame people—aggravating the situation. A recent article, 6 Reasons Why Employee Gossiping Harms A Company Culture by Walker Chrisman believes that it….
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Let’s be honest, everyone will agree that gossiping is one of the most satisfying behaviors to alleviate frustrations at work, but let’s also face it that our gossiping could defame people—aggravating the situation. A recent article, 6 Reasons Why Employee Gossiping Harms A Company Culture by Walker Chrisman believes that it feels good when someone shares your sentiments about a colleague who may have hurt your feelings or your pride. We gossip to justify ourselves by making other people look bad. The funny thing is, it usually doesn’t work too well, and we become more upset and more hooked to gossip.

Here are some reasons why we should really refrain from gossiping.

Gossiping is an escape.

Gossiping makes you believe you don’t have to deal with the real issue anymore because you’ve talked about it to people not involved.

The people you gossip about are defenseless.

People have utterly no chance to defend themselves if we vent about things behind their back. Perhaps they actually did something wrong, but perhaps they didn’t know. Talking to the person directly can sometimes clear up miscommunication.

It ruins relationship.

When you gossip about certain employee’s work ethic or something they did, you are changing other employee’s perspective. Maybe they were good friends and worked really well together, but you messed it up by telling a terrible story.

It can have negative consequences..

The person you were gossiping to could be a friend of the person you’re gossiping about. If this happens, you’re in trouble. That person is going to tell the other person what you said and they may exaggerate it, and even twist your words to appear you are the bad guy and they were doing all they could to protect their poor co-worker.

Conclusion

Honesty and boldness foster a culture of trust and loyalty. Avoid gossip, if someone makes a mistake, go talk to them and come up with a solution between the two of you without involving anyone else. An awesome workplace illuminates good vibes also. 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. 

We hope this article has discouraged gossiping.  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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.