Category Archives: Office Space

Start Your Own Business

Are you planning to start your own business now or in the near future?  Well, a recent article, 7 Things That Show You’re Ready to Start Your Own Business by Doe Deere says that if you’re not prepared for the responsibilities of starting your own company, even if you have….
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Are you planning to start your own business now or in the near future?  Well, a recent article, 7 Things That Show You’re Ready to Start Your Own Business by Doe Deere says that if you’re not prepared for the responsibilities of starting your own company, even if you have the greatest idea, nothing will come of it.

Here are some signs that you are ready to start your own business in a commercial office space.

1. You know how to carry out your idea.

You already have a concrete plan and know exactly how you’ll execute your bright idea before you launch your business in an office space.

2. You have the passion to start a business.

You have the motivation and passion to do whatever it takes to make your business work.

3. You have other ideas.

You have alternative plans/ideas to adapt and adjust to anything when things change.

4. You have sufficient fund.

You have sufficient money for your business, but it doesn’t mean all your finances have to come from your own resources, but you already have a plan for how you’ll procure the money and exactly how you’ll spend it.

5. Your lifestyle allows you to.

People who depend on you in everyday life are able to help and support you with your change of lifestyle—your business. You clearly understand how to divide your time and energy between personal life and business.

6. You’re willing to collaborate with other people.

You are willing to work with other people and take advice from other people when concerns/issues arise. You are flexible and able to see things from another point of view.

Conclusion

With these simple things, you will know you are ready to start your own business successfully.  If you are looking for space solutions in Philly to help you start your small business. YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. 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 to launch your own business?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Ready to Expand

A recent article, Ready to Expand? How You Know the Time Is Right BY Courtnie Erickson says that expanding your business abruptly could hurt your company financially, hence you need to ensure your company is actually ready to expand before you decide to jump forward. Here are four ways to determine….
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A recent article, Ready to Expand? How You Know the Time Is Right BY Courtnie Erickson says that expanding your business abruptly could hurt your company financially, hence you need to ensure your company is actually ready to expand before you decide to jump forward.

Here are four ways to determine that your company in small office space Denver is ready for the next level.

  1. Your customer base is increasing.  You may be ready to expand if your business gets a considerable amount of traffic and your customer base is increasing without spending lavishly on marketing campaigns, promotions, sales, etc.  However, wait and observe your revenues and demands for several months to ascertain that the increase in customer base is stable and not a result of other factors such as the time of year, the economy or special sales.

  2. You have a solid plan.  You have a well-thought-out plan to maintain  your customer satisfaction  and ensure the quality of your product is not compromised.  

  3. You have steady cash flow.  You have steady cash flow to pay all the expenses and liabilities associated with the expansion. Expansion entails large costs to pay such as hiring of additional employees, rental of larger office like open office space with cubes, acquisition of new equipment and machinery, etc.

  4. You are committed.  You and your employees are willing and dedicated to work on longer hours, ready for more responsibilities and more challenging tasks.

Conclusion

If you establish that you have a constant increase in your customer base and you can withstand the costs and demands for growing, then your business expansion will be successful.  YourOffice Denver has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices Denver to agile office space Denver. 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.

Are you ready for a business expansion? Let’s see your comments and suggestions below.  You can also see us on Google Plus and Twitter.

More Productive

A recent article, Being Too Busy Syndrome by Ceren Cubukcu says that we are all busy and there’s no doubt about it.  Nevertheless, being very busy is not an indicator of efficiency and success, but probably improper management of time. Here are some ways to become less busy and become more effective and….
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A recent article, Being Too Busy Syndrome by Ceren Cubukcu says that we are all busy and there’s no doubt about it.  Nevertheless, being very busy is not an indicator of efficiency and success, but probably improper management of time.

Here are some ways to become less busy and become more effective and productive.

Don’t say yes to every task.

Saying yes to every task while you still have more on your plate will lessen your focus and effectiveness.  Why? Because you have to split your time and effort to different projects instead of putting all into one and finishing it off successfully.

Take regular breaks.

You should take a break every now and then to stay away from your desk, to rejuvenate and refresh your mind. For instance, you can call your loved ones, take a power nap or chat with your friends in coworking office space. This will help you stay more motivated and as a result, you will finish your tasks faster.

Prioritize your tasks.

You cannot do everything at once so refrain from doing unnecessary tasks. For instance, don’t always check your emails or social media accounts. You are not obligated to respond immediately.  Finish what you are working on first and then start replying to emails or returning to calls.

Focus, focus, focus

Do not let your coworkers in team office space or anything else distract you until you finish that particular task or until your break time. Putting all your attention and energy only into the task that you are working on will take you less time to complete.

Conclusion

Learning how to properly manage your time will help you avoid being very busy and become more productive. Likewise, your office has great impact on your efficiency and productivity.   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 keep yourself not too busy and yet productive?  Let’s see your comment below.  Feel free to visit us also on Twitter and Facebook.

Work from Home

A recent article, Entrepreneurship From Home by Aashish Sharma says that home based job opportunities offer financial success, a low stress work environment and a truly individual approach to the job market. Nevertheless, when you choose to engage in a work from home jobs, you should make sure that this….
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A recent article, Entrepreneurship From Home by Aashish Sharma says that home based job opportunities offer financial success, a low stress work environment and a truly individual approach to the job market. Nevertheless, when you choose to engage in a work from home jobs, you should make sure that this type of flexibility is a good fit for you.

Let’s discuss.

Here are few examples of home based jobs.

  • Data entry
  • Typing jobs
  • Article writing
  • Document editing
  • Forum posting
  • Work with emails

Basically, you need a laptop, Internet Connection, and freelance profiles to deal with clients online to start working from home.  

Then you need to choose either home office, virtual office or both.

Home office will give you comfort and convenience, no limitations, etc.,  but it might look unprofessional to many.

A virtual office comprises of a physical place available, either rent office space by the hour or over the longer term (a few weeks or months, sometimes even a few years). From the simple mailing address, it becomes possible to have many options such as administrative support team, Wi-Fi/ high speed internet, professional receptionist to answer calls “live” in your company’s name, voicemail, call transfer, mail and package handling, telephone number, meeting rooms, etc.  If you decide to work in a virtual office, you just simply need to sign a contract with a service provider.

Conclusion

If you plan to work from home, you are completely accountable for your own productivity since you are the one choosing all of the parameters. Looking for workspace solutions for your home-based job in Philly? YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Do you want to work from home?  Let’s see your thoughts and comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Valuable Networking

A recent article, 5 Common Mistakes When Networking by Royston Guest  says that using networking events if done properly are invaluable to promote your small business and build relationships with like-minded individuals who can help you improve personally or professionally. Here are significant factors to make valuable networking. 1. Be….
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A recent article, 5 Common Mistakes When Networking by Royston Guest  says that using networking events if done properly are invaluable to promote your small business and build relationships with like-minded individuals who can help you improve personally or professionally.

Here are significant factors to make valuable networking.

1. Be clear about your plan goals.

  • What are you trying to achieve?
  • Who you want to connect with?
  • What are the connections you want to make?
  • How are you going to connect?  (If you’re attending an event in meeting space Denver, find out who will be there.)
  • How much time you’re going to invest?
  • What can you offer to the relationship?
  • What results would you like to see?

These are some important considerations in making a meaningful networking.  

2. Networking is a two-way street.

Of course you need to make yourself known/interested and what knowledge or information you can share, but be interested with the other party as well. Being sincerely interested (what’s their backstory, how did they get to this point, what drives them) makes for a two-way conversation which is the foundation of any kind of lasting beneficial relationship.

3. Reactively and proactively follow up with your contacts

Stay connected, give and share information, if you’ve promised to accomplish something, get it done and confirm when you’ve completed it.  Be considerate and thoughtful and the outcome may be overwhelming.

4. Show up with your business card

Exchanging contact information digitally is impersonal so you should show up with your business card at all times. Your business card is one of the remaining physical connections you have, reminding people of you after the conversation—let’s not lose it.

Conclusion

Reaching out to as many people as possible is not the way to network, but networking is basically about building relationships and relationships  require time, energy and commitment. Do you need meeting rooms for rent for your upcoming network events? 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.

How do you benefit from networking?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

Office Space

A recent article, 3 Things You Must Have in Your First Office by James Roberts says that a rise in mobile technology, increase in the reliability of the internet and  change in the employment landscape pave the way for  freelancing, thus shared offices that offer collaboration and flexibility are becoming more….
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A recent article, 3 Things You Must Have in Your First Office by James Roberts says that a rise in mobile technology, increase in the reliability of the internet and  change in the employment landscape pave the way for  freelancing, thus shared offices that offer collaboration and flexibility are becoming more popular.  

If you are looking for coworking spaces for freelancers to start your own business, here are some essential factors to consider to help you thrive in your endeavors.

  1. Reliable internet.  It is extremely important that there is reliable (fast and stable) connection for completing tasks and projects if you are working as IT contractor or in a creative industry.  Nevertheless, even if you don’t need broadband speed to do your daily tasks, it’s important that you have a reliable connection to get connected with clients when needed via live chat or videoconference.  

  2. Accessibility.  It’s very important that the location is accessible to you and your clients. As much as possible the shared office space should be situated in a prime location and there is ample parking as well.

  3. Meeting space.  Working in a collaborative environment is awesome, but if you want to meet clients in your office space, and potentially make pitches and close deals, it’s crucial that your office space has appropriate for meetings. Meetings with the clients should be done in a professional environment to make good impression.

Conclusion

Having a dedicated and well designed office is vital to help freelancers succeed in their business.  If you are looking for workspace solutions in Ballantyne to start your business, 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.

What other factors do you consider when choosing your office space?  Feel free to share your comments and suggestions below.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Small Business Owner

A recent article, Why Asking for Help Is the Best Thing a Small Business Owner Can Do by Anna Johansson says that small business owners are generally ambitious and optimistic, but they often afraid to ask for help even when they need it—it’s either because of pride or fear of losing….
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A recent article, Why Asking for Help Is the Best Thing a Small Business Owner Can Do by Anna Johansson says that small business owners are generally ambitious and optimistic, but they often afraid to ask for help even when they need it—it’s either because of pride or fear of losing control, or both.  However, when you actually study the psychology behind asking for help, it’s clear that there are tremendous values in asking for help.  It benefits you, your business, and the people you interact with.

Here are four benefits of asking for help.

  1. You’ll feel more engaged and motivated

Running your own small business in a commercial office space is challenging, but knowing that somebody is willing to help you out can boost your sense of purpose and give you inspiration to go through despite bumps and obstructions along your business journey.  

  1. There is potential for growth

You’re actually building and expanding your network when you seek advice for your business from colleagues and other professionals in different executive suites. You’re either strengthening existing relationships or collaborating with new people.

  1. It gives others opportunity to share their talents

When you ask for help, you give others the chance to share their talents/gifts and likewise you’re able to extend a gift to the giver by instilling confidence in them.  It’s a win-win situation.

  1. You’ll learn new perspectives/approaches

Learning from others how they solve a particular problem and how they succeed in their business can give you new perspectives about your own business and could eventually lead to new opportunities for your own business journey.

Conclusion

Don’t be afraid to ask help— It is powerful! As a business owner, your admission  that you don’t know it all and your willingness to ask help  can lead you to the road of success.  Are you looking for better workplace solutions in Philly to help you with some aspects of your business?  YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. 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 hear your comments.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook!

Brilliant Leaders

A recent article, What Differentiates an Exceptional Boss from the Rest by Roy Osing says that we are inundated with tons of advice on how to be a good leader who practices the craft according to the generally accepted leadership rules.  While direction from expert can be useful, it stops short of enabling….
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A recent article, What Differentiates an Exceptional Boss from the Rest by Roy Osing says that we are inundated with tons of advice on how to be a good leader who practices the craft according to the generally accepted leadership rules.  While direction from expert can be useful, it stops short of enabling someone to separate themselves from the herd to become a brilliant leader different than others.

However, there are brilliant leaders who don’t practice the art of leadership the way other leaders do. They are contrarian thinkers who are unique in their approach to attract followers.

Here are 15 unique qualities of mind blowing leaders.

  • They like individuals more than the theory of leadership.
  • They also ask for help when they are in trouble.
  • They say sorry when they screw up.
  • They stay true to their promises.
  • They remember people’s name and their special events.
  • They use realistic stories and events to highlight what is important and expected behavior.
  • They value and appreciate others.
  • They know that perfection is unattainable.
  • They trust and believe their employees’ passion and engagement.
  • They understand the direct relationship of company’s goal and the role of each person in it.
  • They use layman’s words for easy understanding, useful in advancing their program.
  • They love denims – they are cool and relax.
  • They promote work flexibility and autonomy.

Conclusion

Brilliant leaders make office life happier and better for others. The outcome is more engaged and loyal workers.  Are you looking for workspace solutions in Ballantyne to make your team more comfortable and productive? 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.

How do you describe mind blowing leaders?  Let’s see your thoughts below.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Virtual Assistant

A recent article, 19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant by Shubhomita Bose  says that your business has mundane tasks that consume your time and energy, but can be handled by someone and get them done behind the scenes so you can concentrate working on the most essential business matters. Where can….
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A recent article, 19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant by Shubhomita Bose  says that your business has mundane tasks that consume your time and energy, but can be handled by someone and get them done behind the scenes so you can concentrate working on the most essential business matters. Where can you find someone to handle these tasks?  Well, search for a virtual assistant!

Below are some tips to hiring the right virtual assistant.

  1. Have verifiable references.  Look for references and testimonials from previous employers so you can find the right virtual assistant. Pay close attention to what their past employers have to say about their personality, works and skills.

  2. Willing to learn.  A less experienced person can also do a great job as long as he/she is determined to learn. You may need to groom and train that person first, but the yields/gains are greater when you consider their considerably low cost.

  3. Perform well in a trial project.  Give them a trial project to “test waters”. If the small project goes well, you can trust the assistant with bigger tasks.

  4. Responsible and accountable.  Not afraid to take the responsibility of mistakes committed at work, but believe they can do better in the future.  Taking ownership for mistakes also shows the person’s accountability, a good quality of a virtual assistant.

  5. Keep You Updated.  Maintain clear communication by keeping you updated and informed about progress and help eliminate miscommunication.

  6. Share Suggestions. Make suggestions and inputs that can help their work and benefit your business based on their own experiences and skills.

  7. Excel in time management.  Look for someone who can prioritize various tasks and multi-task without missing the target. They should also give importance to your time and ensure you have an agreement on the timelines.

Conclusion

Considering the important role of a virtual assistant, these tips will help you hire the right one. Likewise, choosing the right office is crucial for your business success. 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 know that you hire the right virtual assistant?  Let’s see your thoughts below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Virtual Leader

A recent article, The 7 Virtual Leadership Competencies Every Manager Needs by  Rick Lepsinger says that many companies have made the shift to a virtual workplace or a hybrid approach where employees work remotely at least part of the time. While all competent leaders have common characteristics, those who manage virtual….
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A recent article, The 7 Virtual Leadership Competencies Every Manager Needs by  Rick Lepsinger says that many companies have made the shift to a virtual workplace or a hybrid approach where employees work remotely at least part of the time.

While all competent leaders have common characteristics, those who manage virtual teams must be particularly strong in some key areas to ensure they have the competencies to lead and collaborate remotely.

Communication Skills

Strong communication skills are essential for good leadership, but to a virtual leader, it means being able to stay connected with team members (to build trust and loyalty) and conduct effective virtual meetings in a meeting space (to enhance understanding from a distance) using appropriate technology.

Collaboration

The virtual leaders must recognize the barriers (cultures and time zones), and work zealously to overcome these challenges and cultivate strong collaboration within their teams in coworking office space in diverse places.

Managing accountability

Virtual leaders must hold employees accountable. They should establish reasonable deadlines, keep track of the work in progress and follow up with team members at key milestones.

Managing conflict

Distance creates confusion among virtual leaders and their teams. So leaders must identify why conflict happens and resolve it using an approach that is most suitable for a given condition.

Making good decisions

Virtual leaders need to work harder to follow up with appropriate stakeholders and gather the information necessary for decision making. They should conform to a strategic framework and take everything into consideration before deciding on a course of action.

Managing change

Virtual leaders must be able to bring in new ideas to their team, help them overcome perplexity and doubt about change and keep their team engaged and motivated to carry on with those changes.

Conclusion

These leadership traits are essential to help ensure your virtual teams are engaged and productive. If you have virtual teams in diverse places and you need workspace solutions for your business, 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 virtual team effectively? Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Facebook  and Google Plus.