Category Archives: Office Space

Work from Home

A recent article, 4 Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Work From Home by Sheiresa Ngo says that working from home full time is awesome due to flexibility and convenience.  If you plan to make a switch in the near future, check the following tips to get you ready to work from home….
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A recent article, 4 Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Work From Home by Sheiresa Ngo says that working from home full time is awesome due to flexibility and convenience.  If you plan to make a switch in the near future, check the following tips to get you ready to work from home successfully.

  1. Be serious about the work.

If you want to work from home, you should conduct business as if you were working in a team office space. You should fully understand that you still have to stay on top of deadlines and deliver quality work.

  1. Learn to manage your time properly.

Being a master of your time is one of the essential keys to successfully work from home. Try to create a strict work schedule for yourself so that you prevent the chances of wasting time. You should know your work priorities, so you can complete and submit your deliverables on time.

  1. Find your motivation to get going.

Talent is not sufficient to keep you at the top of your work game. You should find your motivation to go further—nobody watches over you, so working in a shared office space once in awhile is a good way to meet and network with other freelancers and help each other stay motivated.

  1. Find your designated home office space.

There are lots of distractions working from home, so you’ll need a dedicated workspace where you can work quietly and productively.  Ask members of the family to consider that you’re not around during the work day so they will not disturb you.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help you to be productive and efficient working from home.  Nevertheless, if you need a professional and prestigious business address to attract more 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.

Do you have hopes of one day being able to work from the convenience of your home? Let’s see your thoughts below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Greater Teams

A recent article, Great Leaders Build Cohesive Teams by Dr. Rick Goodman says that even though your company has a lot of brilliant talents, but if they are not working in one accord, you don’t really have a team. Here are six tips to bring your talents together and build a….
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A recent article, Great Leaders Build Cohesive Teams by Dr. Rick Goodman says that even though your company has a lot of brilliant talents, but if they are not working in one accord, you don’t really have a team.

Here are six tips to bring your talents together and build a more cohesive and stronger team.

  1. Work closely with your team. 

Work closely with your employees in team office space, conduct regular one on one meeting with each employee and never ask anyone to do something you wouldn’t do yourself.

  1. Support your team. 

Ensure every member of your team has the resources and means necessary to do and complete their assigned task. Look for practical ways when employees come to you with needs or requests. You can book a meeting room to discuss how you can help them.

  1.  Be honest. 

Be straightforward to your employees and tell the truth about your business, including the difficulties and hindrances your business encounters. Reorganize and streamline with your team when something doesn’t go as planned.

  1.  Have a sense of purpose. 

It’s not sufficient for your company to have a mission; you also have to ensure your employees understand that mission, and recognize their part within it. Communicate this to them often.

  1. Listen. 

Your employees will want to give you with feedback and opinion about the company and maybe about your leadership style, too. You may or may not have the same opinion with them, but what counts most is that you give them the chance to express themselves. Ensure they feel heard, and valued.

  1. Appreciate your team members. 

Ensure you are expressive and demonstrative in celebrating everyone’s accomplishment and achievement.  Every employee wants to feel recognized and appreciated.

Conclusion

These tips will help you build stronger and happier team.  Furthermore, a well designed workspace promotes team efficiency and productivity. So, if your business in Ballantyne is looking for workspace solutions for your team, 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.

How do you inspire and motivate your team? Let’s hear your comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Impressive Office

A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that meeting with  clients, potential investors and employees is an essential part of building a business. Hence, your office should reflect your company’s  credibility and prestige. Your office speaks so much about your business….
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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that meeting with  clients, potential investors and employees is an essential part of building a business. Hence, your office should reflect your company’s  credibility and prestige.

Your office speaks so much about your business personality, and not having the right impression can have greater consequences than you might imagine.

So, whether you’re leasing a commercial office space or designing office space, here are some tips to create a prestigious office.

1. Design Smaller Spaces So They Look Bigger

  • Choose a table and small-desk combination to make the space more collaborative.
  • Use light colors to reflect light and to make smaller space looks larger.

2. Forego Private Office for a Prestigious Office Location

As a startup, you can work with your team in a shared office space so you can afford a more prestigious business address in a prime location. This will provide you with easy access to significant clients and get a better impression for your business.

3. Reduce Physical Storage Requirements

Use cloud-based data storage to reduce the physical requirements of cabinets and closets.  Redesign storage space for functional areas (e.g. meeting space) in your office.

4. Ensure to have a Reliable Internet Connection

Make sure that your entire office has a reliable internet connection to avoid embarrassing situations during sales presentation and business meetings. Encourage employees to report dead spots and work with data providers to improve connectivity.

5. Secure Naming Rights to Increase Brand Visibility

When negotiating a new or renewed lease contract, work with the property-owner to increase the visibility of your company’s branding in the building. Naming rights will give you permission to have your brand in visible locations. This increases brand consciousness and trust in the business industry.

Conclusion

There are different ways to design and improve your office space. 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 improve and create a prestigious office? Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Virtual Coworker

A recent article, Working remotely? How to be the best virtual teammate by Dana Manciagli says that in this globalized, highly-connected world, working remotely is continually gaining its popularity, and  those  who work remotely are often more productive than their office-bound counterparts. However, when it comes to virtual teaming, it presents unique challenges to….
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A recent article, Working remotely? How to be the best virtual teammate by Dana Manciagli says that in this globalized, highly-connected world, working remotely is continually gaining its popularity, and  those  who work remotely are often more productive than their office-bound counterparts. However, when it comes to virtual teaming, it presents unique challenges to high performance.

Here are three ways to make you the best virtual coworker and help you in positioning yourself to be sought after in any organization.

Capitalize early on swift trust

Trust is the glue that connects and binds virtual teammates/coworkers together in different shared office space from diverse places and in different time zones.  As a virtual coworker you should build trust early — apply that thing called “benefit of the doubt”  to the  people you’ve recently met—and eventually turn it into a genuine trust based on consistent behavior and on your relation to others as coworkers.

Be open about expectations

Communication is one of the major hurdles to virtual teamwork.  So be honest and clear- let your virtual teammates know what manner of communication you prefer, what time you are available to have call/video chats and conference calls, , and what turnaround time they can expect from you.

Check in more frequently

Communicate and check in more often than you usually would on a traditional team office space. Daily updates and progress reports on your important assignments and significant deliverables may seem superfluous, but can go a long way towards positioning you as a top member of whatever team you’re on.

Conclusion

These tips will help you become the best virtual teammate, a skill that will certainly serve you well. Likewise, having a well dedicated office is an advantage for your efficiency and productivity as a virtual teammate. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Are you a part of a virtual team? How well do you get along with your teammates? We’d be glad to see your thoughts below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Dynamic Team

A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing any team is quite difficult—gathering different kinds of individual together results in disarrays and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled appropriately and working towards one objective, this group of people can be a dynamic team that results….
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A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing any team is quite difficult—gathering different kinds of individual together results in disarrays and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled appropriately and working towards one objective, this group of people can be a dynamic team that results in higher productivity and efficiency. 

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

  1. Transparency of work assignment

Identify and define the work assignment clearly so your team in team office space becomes more responsible and accountable for their individual assignments.  Productivity increases when there is ownership in the assigned task.

  1. Assignment of responsibilities

Identify your employees’ strengths and weaknesses to be able to delegate tasks appropriately and to know what skills your team members need to hone. It’ll keep your top performers from being overloaded and help your entire team improve and stay engaged.

  1. Listen to your employees

Employee engagement is adversely affected when they are not valued, so make sure to listen to your employees. You can book a meeting room and gather your team to listen to their ideas and insights which might be pretty useful.

  1. Team building activities

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

  1. Training

Staff productivity depends largely on the talents and skills of your employees. Allow them to attend conferences, webinars, and training programs to develop their skills.  

  1. Financial Incentives

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

Conclusion

The tips discussed above are useful in building a winning team.  If you’re looking for an office to collaborate with your team conveniently and effeciently, 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 build a winning team?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

New Business

A recent article, 4 Ways to Make Your New Business Look Legitimate by Julie Chomiak says that new businesses have a lot of things to do from creating their products or services to getting customers to trust your company. Here are four ways to build business credibility and earn more….
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A recent article, 4 Ways to Make Your New Business Look Legitimate by Julie Chomiak says that new businesses have a lot of things to do from creating their products or services to getting customers to trust your company.

Here are four ways to build business credibility and earn more customers.

1. Have a designated phone number and email address.

Whether you lease commercial office space for your new business or are working remotely, you should have a dedicated business phone number and email address.  You can hire a virtual receptionist to answer calls “live” in your company’s name to create a positive impression for your business. The same goes for your email address, you should have a dedicated email address to legitimize your business and infuse trust in your potential customers.

2. Have an updated website.

Nowadays, consumers are using online research before making purchases, so it’s necessary to have an updated small business website incorporating the basics – product information, hours, directions, and means of contact.  An updated website communicates your legitimacy to your visitors.

3. Accurate Google listing and local search listings

Having an accurate Google listing and local search listings are necessary for people to discover your business online. Ensure that your business hours, address, phone number, website, and business description are updated.

4. Get into your local community and network!

Business is all about relationships, and by building relationships with local business owners, they can refer customers to you and be open to partnerships and collaboration. For a new business, this is a win win.

Conclusion

These tips will help your small business thrive.  If you don’t need a dedicated physical office in Philly, but you still want to establish a legitimate and impressive business presence, YourOffice Philly offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Philly, meeting room access, and coworking office space Philly. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Higher Productivity

A recent article, 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done by Royale Scuderi says that a neat and organized office promotes productivity and efficiency. Nevertheless, you may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but organizing your office space doesn’t have to consume much….
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A recent article, 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done by Royale Scuderi says that a neat and organized office promotes productivity and efficiency. Nevertheless, you may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but organizing your office space doesn’t have to consume much of your time– it can be done a little at a time.

The following tips will help you organize your office space for higher productivity.

  1. Look around, shred and throw away everything that you don’t need or want.
  2. Put the supplies and equipment you use most of the time within your reach for easy access. Things that you seldom use can be stored or put away.
  3. Label your cabinets, shelves, bins and drawers so you’ll be reminded  where each item goes and also to help others who may need to find, use, or put away anything in your workspace.
  4. Use storage boxes to keep archived files and to separate them from your current file space.
  5. Use magazine boxes or binders to store up magazines and catalogs you really need for reference or research, otherwise recycle or discard them.
  6. Assign a folder for print articles and documents you want to read that are not urgent.
  7. Put your papers for filing in a folder “To File” and file everything at the end of each week so they won’t pile up.
  8. Do a quick straighten at the end of each day so you have a clean start the following day.

Conclusion

A well organized and well maintained workspace is vitally important to your productivity. Instead of wasting your time looking for things and shuffling piles, you’ll be able to spend your time efficiently and productively. If you are looking for workspace solutions to best suit your business needs, 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 organize and maintain your office space?  Let’s see your comments below.  We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

Stable and Succeed

A recent article, How to Remain Steady and Move Forward by Elinor Stutz says that many people are unaware and lack of understanding of the steps to keep business and career on track. Here are 6 steps to follow that will help you to move forward more quickly. 1. Goals Each….
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A recent article, How to Remain Steady and Move Forward by Elinor Stutz says that many people are unaware and lack of understanding of the steps to keep business and career on track.

Here are 6 steps to follow that will help you to move forward more quickly.

1. Goals

Each goal is not only to be verbalized, but it requires solid and concrete planning–methods and processes for completion.

2. Timeline

All goals and projects need to have specific date of completion. Schedule a meeting each week to do catch-up work to ensure that each project is completed on time.

3. Clarity

Everything should be thought out in detail. Learn the advantages and disadvantages in order to be ready to manage what might occur. If you work in a team office space with a team or co-workers, clarity also provides a game plan for everyone to be on the same page. 

4. Facts

Actual, factual facts are essential for every instance especially when it comes to business. As these facts are discussed in a meeting space with the team, greater ideas may arise and each member can share their feedback to help achieve your goals.

5. Honesty

Truthfulness is the most critical factor for choosing projects, partners, employees and anyone else you may encounter. Before entering into any contract or agreement, do research to ensure everything is true and genuine.

6. Review and revise

The final winning touch is to conduct a regular (monthly, quarterly or semiannually) review of everything you put into place. Evaluate the pros and cons of each effort to eliminate, tweak or improve. The analysis will get your entire effort on the fast track and increase the chance to achieve your future vision.

Conclusion

These six tips to follow with clear understanding will help your career and business stay afloat.  If you’re looking for workplace solutions for your budding career in Denver, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Denver, meeting room access, and coworking office space Denver. 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 steps to keep your career and business on track?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Working from Home

A recent article, 5 Tips to Stay Healthy While Working from Home by Heike Young says that working from home is tremendously beneficial—it offers you flexibility, convenience and autonomy. Nevertheless, you need to adjust your daily routine to stay healthy and productive when you choose a home office lifestyle.  Here are four ways to….
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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 tremendously beneficial—it offers you flexibility, convenience and autonomy. Nevertheless, you need to adjust your daily routine to stay healthy and productive when you choose a home office lifestyle. 

Here are four ways to stay fit while working from home.

1. Ensure to eat nutritious foods.

Make sure not to starve yourself until you can’t function, but instead eat at regular intervals to stay productive and creative. Foods like fruits and vegetables, bread and pure dark chocolate for a sweet treat are great to maintain a stable blood sugar level.

2. Make exercise a daily routine.

Make exercise your daily habit.  Find a convenient time to spend some time to work out.  It could be in the morning before you start doing your office tasks, or during lunchtime or a late afternoon.

3. Ensure that you get enough rest.

Set a daily schedule for work (as if you’re reporting for work in a team office space) so you can set a schedule for sleep. Make it a habit to 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 active and efficient all day long.

4. Take a break regularly.

No one should work for eight hours without taking a break–our brains and body need breaks otherwise we will get exhausted. Take a leisure walk with your pet dog, catch up with friends in a coffee shop or take a lunch to a nearby restaurant.  Taking a break will improve your productivity and invigorate your energy and mood.  

Conclusion

Following these simple tips will help you stay productive and healthy. However, working from home can be lonesome and boring, so finding a workspace where you can rent office space by the hour is helpful. 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.

Any other way to stay fit while working from home?  We’d love to see your thoughts below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Cash Flow Pitfalls

A recent article, 6 Common Cash Flow Mistakes to Avoid by Carl Faulds says that poor cash flow management is the number one reason why many startups fail.  Cash flow problems can derail even the most visionary entrepreneurs.   Here are some common cash flow pitfalls to avoid. Excessive spending Definitely there are various….
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A recent article, 6 Common Cash Flow Mistakes to Avoid by Carl Faulds says that poor cash flow management is the number one reason why many startups fail.  Cash flow problems can derail even the most visionary entrepreneurs.  

Here are some common cash flow pitfalls to avoid.

  1. Excessive spending

Definitely there are various expenses that need to be paid like office space rental, supplies, salaries, marketing, etc., but the first few months of a new business is not the time to be investing excessively in projected growth.  Make sure you carefully consider the potential benefit of every penny of extra spending.

  1. Unattainable sales forecast

Mostly,  entrepreneur starts a new business in a commercial office space with high level of optimism, but it is significant that your sales forecast is reasonable. Your sales forecast should be based on historical evidence and real numbers for both your business and the broader sector.

  1. Allowing late payments

You’ll be facing cash flow problems if invoices are not paid within a reasonable period of time– delay in cash collection could derail your business. Create clear credit policy — you can offer a discount for early payment and penalties for late settlement.

  1. Failing to create a financial plan

Your business will be in trouble if you don’t monitor your daily cash flow. Reviewing and analyzing historical data (considering seasonal variations) will enable you to anticipate future cash flow.

  1. No cash reserve for setbacks

If your credit balance is zero and your cash on hand is insufficient, then it can be more difficult to recover from a setback.  Ensure you save money during the good times.

Conclusion

Hiring an accountant can help manage your cash flow properly and keep your business afloat.  Likewise, YourOffice can help you find the right workspace solutions for your startup to thrive.  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 cash flow?  Feel free to share your comments.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.