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Virtual Assistant

A recent article, Get Off the Feast-and-Famine Treadmill by Deena Anreise says that your business growth is mostly dependent on referrals particularly when you offer a professional service. However, the trouble is, you’re probably too busy doing your current business and keeping your reputation to influence new referrals and nurture them to new business…..
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A recent article, Get Off the Feast-and-Famine Treadmill by Deena Anreise says that your business growth is mostly dependent on referrals particularly when you offer a professional service. However, the trouble is, you’re probably too busy doing your current business and keeping your reputation to influence new referrals and nurture them to new business.

The answer is to hire a personal or virtual assistant to do the following administrative tasks that will help you drive consistent referral generating and nurturing activities.

1. Find the significant networking events:A personal assistant can keep a schedule of events (in convention centers, conference/meeting rooms for rent, etc.) that will help you meet people relevant to your business. Once at the event, don’t focus on whether lots of potential new clients will be there. Instead, simply enjoy the event. Your main objective at events is not to get a new client instantly, but to build a network of followers that will remember you when they hear of someone who needs your service.

2. Remind you to get in touch with new connections: At an event, you can make new acquaintances which are a potential source of new business. For example, you can have a snapshot of each business card that you’re handed at an event and send them immediately to your virtual assistant in shared office space Orlando to upload them into your CRM.  Then he/she will remind you to get in touch with your new acquaintances with a simple greeting through email or text that can lay the foundation for future referrals.

3. Help you sustain and nurture your contacts consistently. She/he can make a draft of some personal emails you can send every day or remind you of your meetings with your clients in meeting space Orlando.

Conclusion

These tasks can be delegated to a virtual assistant so you can provide superior services while increasing your referrals. Looking for a prestigious business location to persuade potential clients that you are a legitimate professional service provider? YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and team office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

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Business development

A recent article, 9 Reasons Why Your New Business Program Is Failing by Karla Cook says that many companies are leaving their new business development largely to chance—they have no plan in place to develop new business development strategy. Here are 5 factors to a poor business development strategy and what to do about them. 1…..
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A recent article, 9 Reasons Why Your New Business Program Is Failing by Karla Cook says that many companies are leaving their new business development largely to chance—they have no plan in place to develop new business development strategy.

Here are 5 factors to a poor business development strategy and what to do about them.

1. You don’t have a single employee dedicated to new business development.

If there is no one held responsible, there’s no reason for them to make it their priority, leaving your sales pipeline empty.

If you can’t afford to hire an employee devoted fully to new business development, you can book a meeting room and discuss with your team to set aside time and resources to seek out new customers.

2. You try to market your brand without targeting a particular group of people.

Your efforts are going to fail without targeting a specific demographic.

Identify exactly who your target market is and modify your efforts to perfectly suit them.

3. You do not recognize your competitors.

Certainly you have competitors, but you can’t compete with them until you know who they are.

Search your competitors or ask your clients what other brands they considered to get ideas of what you need to improve on your brand.

4. You talk too much about your brand.

Obviously, salespeople like to talk, but remember that this is the prospective client’s chance to ask questions and see if the relationship is a good fit. 

Condense your entire pitch into a short paragraph and focused strongly on how your business can help your client.

5. You don’t have follow-up strategy.

It will leave your prospects doubting if you’re truly serious about your business.

Follow up with your client after the initial meeting to keep your offer fresh in their mind, and give them the chance to ask additional questions.

Conclusion

These tips will help you develop a plan to keep your sales pipeline full. 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 been an informative one.  We’d be glad to see your comments.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Negative Thoughts

A recent article, The 5 Deadly Sins That Will Kill Your Business or Career  by Lauren Goldstein says that today’s technology provides us immediate access to just about everything and even to follow  other people’s lives that can give us negative thoughts and feeling left behind in, well, everything . Here are negative thoughts that….
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A recent article, The 5 Deadly Sins That Will Kill Your Business or Career  by Lauren Goldstein says that today’s technology provides us immediate access to just about everything and even to follow  other people’s lives that can give us negative thoughts and feeling left behind in, well, everything .

Here are negative thoughts that can destroy you and your career if you don’t handle them properly.

  1. Self-pity

Self-pity will eventually defeat you. People who have self-pity think that nothing is going to change or help them from their adversities. If you have self-pity and believe that every day is another day to lose the fight then it will overcome you.  You will lose your passion and vision to expand your career in individual office space Orlando.

Practice gratefulness and connect with your family and friends to help you combat this devastating emotion.

  1. Boredom

Boredom can lead to disengagement.  However, you can change and improve your circumstances when boredom or discontentment strikes.  For example, if you feel lonely and bored in your home office in Orlando, you can look for one of the best coworking spaces Orlando to meet other freelancers and make new friends.

  1. Comparison

Comparison can rob your self-worth, joy, strength, your motivation, and what makes you a unique individual.  It breeds envy and resentment that can tear down harmony and collaboration in your workplace in virtual office space Orlando.

To prevent from comparing yourself with others, use social media as a tool to build connections and relationships for your career growth and business expansion.

Conclusion

Negative thoughts are inevitable, but don’t let them take control! Instead, use technology to your advantage.  Today’s technology paves the way to various workspace solutions to perfectly suit your business needs, and your office design has great impact on your efficiency and productivity.  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.

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Hurting Your Business

A recent article, Step Away From Your Business: Why Your Workaholism Is Killing Your Company by  Susan Guillory says that you may think that the more you work, the more successful  your business can be, but actually it’s not true.  The more you work, the less you accomplish.  Seems a paradox,….
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A recent article, Step Away From Your Business: Why Your Workaholism Is Killing Your Company by  Susan Guillory says that you may think that the more you work, the more successful  your business can be, but actually it’s not true.  The more you work, the less you accomplish.  Seems a paradox, but that’s true.

Here’s why you shouldn’t be a workaholic if you really want to succeed in business.

1. Keeping yourself inundated hinders you from realizing your goal.

If you fill your time with every small administrative task that you can think of, you’re really just consuming your time and energy without achieving your main goal. You can avail of virtual office solutions to take care of this stuff so you can focus on the core of your business, planning the long-term potential for your business and determining how to get there.  

2. You are prone to burnout.

The long hours you consume on your business, the harder it is to recuperate. It’s like work out—experts advise you to give yourself a recovery day. You don’t need to take off every other day, but you should take a break from your business in executive office space regularly so that your brain has time to recover. Thinking about work all the time is exhausting! You have to spend time on something personal other than your business.

3. Only your ego cares that you work for extended hours.

You’re in charge now, and there’s no pay increase waiting for you for working endless, taxing weeks. You don’t have a boss to impress that you work on the weekends. Definitely, you’ll sometimes need to work longer hours, particularly while you’re first launching your business. Just don’t allow it to become a habit; otherwise you’ll get depleted.

Conclusion

Being a workaholic will hurt your business, but rather a great workforce and a well designed workspace are essential elements to your success. 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.

We hope this article has been a helpful one. We’d love to hear your comments.  We’d also be glad to see you on Twitter and Facebook.

Small Business Hacks

A recent article, 3 Things To Do When You Feel Like Quitting by Sasha Kill says that trying to run, manage and grow a successful business is overwhelming. The pressure and stress can either make or break you. But being your own boss and  generating more money while doing something….
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A recent article, 3 Things To Do When You Feel Like Quitting by Sasha Kill says that trying to run, manage and grow a successful business is overwhelming. The pressure and stress can either make or break you. But being your own boss and  generating more money while doing something that you love is awesome.

So when you feel like giving up, here are three things to keep you going in your business in a commercial office space.

  1. Realign with your purpose.

When you feel exhausted in your business, it’s because you’re sidetracked. Your purpose is the very essence and the reason why you do what you do. So keeping your purpose at the heart of your business will serve as a steadfast inspiration that will guide you through difficult times including the uncertainty, fear and dismay that can sneak in as you grow.

  1. Remember that it’s not easy, but Worth It

Many entrepreneurs in diverse places in executive suites fail to anticipate that there are unavoidable struggles that lie ahead. You have to continue with the journey and accept the challenges (setbacks and obstacles) ahead as part of the process. With this understanding the road ahead shape and develop you rather than tear you down.

  1. Let yourself throw in the towel for a day.  

Lastly, when things look too consuming, take a break.  Get out of your office in shared office space Lake Mary, take a walk, get some coffee, meet some friends, write a journal or find a quiet place or book a meeting room to reflect and meditate.   By taking a break, you only not allow your body and mind to refresh and restore, but you’re able to view your business from a new vantage point, often shedding light on priorities and goals.

Conclusion

Running a business is not easy, but these three simple tips will help you survive and 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.

What keeps you going when your business journey seems rough?  Let’s hear your thoughts. We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

Succeed

A recent article, 3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed by Paul Keijzer says that leaders at any rank in an organization, whether at the very top or somewhere in the middle are always subjected to severe scrutiny. Thus, to stay on course and gratify the expectations that come….
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A recent article, 3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed by Paul Keijzer says that leaders at any rank in an organization, whether at the very top or somewhere in the middle are always subjected to severe scrutiny. Thus, to stay on course and gratify the expectations that come with the job, leaders should appraise their performance and ability to lead.

Here are three questions leaders should ask themselves if they really want to succeed.

1. Am I being too emotional?

When emotions take over your judgment or decision, your ability to think objectively and logically get impaired. That’s when you make blunders such as retaining an incompetent and lethargic employee, or arguing with an irritating client. Essentially, you’ll be taking action and judgment that won’t entirely be in the best interest of the company.

2. Am I favoring employees?

This “habit” greatly affects employee morale and confidence. The “favorites” often get so much spotlight that others feel their efforts to go the extra mile would go overlooked and unrecognized.  And that’s when you as a leader in a team office space have failed to use and develop every talent’s true potential.

3. Am I sharing my vision with my team?

If you haven’t shared and discussed your vision with your team then your efforts to attain and accomplish them will backfire. It’s because great and successful leaders depend largely on strong, capable and empowered teams. You need to communicate and discuss your vision with them, you can rent a meeting space to brainstorm with your team, get their ideas and feedback to help you execute your plan towards achieving your company goal or vision.  

Conclusion

These three questions may seem simple at first, but their meaning to your success is extremely tremendous. Further, is your workplace an awesome place for your team productivity and efficiency? 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 questions every leader should ask themselves that greatly affect their success? Let’s see your comments below.  Feel free also to visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Job Interview

A recent article, 5 Things You Should Always Bring to a Job Interview by Sheiresa Ngo says that it can be hard to remember everything you need to do when you have the job interview jitters. Nevertheless, the more ready you’re for the job interview, the more relaxed and confident you….
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A recent article, 5 Things You Should Always Bring to a Job Interview by Sheiresa Ngo says that it can be hard to remember everything you need to do when you have the job interview jitters. Nevertheless, the more ready you’re for the job interview, the more relaxed and confident you will be.  

Here are some things to remember in your job interview.

Bring extra copies of your resume

Ensure to bring extra copies of your resume for every person who will be interviewing you. Your interviewers in day offices may not have the time to reproduce your resume or may have misplaced the copy, so always have extras.

Bring Extra clothing

Accident can happen particularly when you’re nervous. For example, it’s possible you could spill your snack all over your interview outfit when you stop to get a cup of coffee before your interview in meeting space Orlando, so carrying additional clothing is needed just in case you have a spill.

Take a trial run to the interview site

Take a trial run to the interview site (e.g. executive office space Orlando) beforehand and ensure to bring a copy of the directions with you the day of the interview–this will lessen the probability of being late.

Do research about the company

Research about the company before the day of the interview to keep the information fresh in your mind so that you can swiftly and smartly answer any questions related to the employer. How well you can answer the questions about the company proves that you’re ready and serious about the job.

Conclusion

Preparation is the key to get an offer, thus these tips will help you get prepared for a job interview. Likewise, if you’re a freelance worker, having a well designed office is a key 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.

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

Slowdown Wisely

A recent article, Take Advantage of Your Summer Slowdown by Dr. Rick Goodman says that as a small business owner, you may experience a slowdown during summer months. But actually a summer slowdown can be a perfect opportunity to do things you just can’t do during your more hectic seasons…..
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A recent article, Take Advantage of Your Summer Slowdown by Dr. Rick Goodman says that as a small business owner, you may experience a slowdown during summer months. But actually a summer slowdown can be a perfect opportunity to do things you just can’t do during your more hectic seasons.

Here are some tips you can use the summer slowdown to your advantage.

Increase your knowledge and skills. 

Summer lull is a great time to enroll in some online courses, attend seminars and workshops, read some good books or watch video tutorials to improve your skills and widen your knowledge.  

Get busy on social media. 

Review and revise your company’s social media bios, optimizing for keywords and search phrases. Also spend some time to write and schedule some upcoming posts to maintain a strong online presence on Twitter, Facebook and other significant platforms.

Review your goals. 

Reflect on what you want to achieve in the coming months, in the coming year. You can book a meeting room and schedule brainstorm sessions with your team with regards to your plan and technique for achieving them.

Engage your team. 

The summer slowdown is a perfect time to engage your team in team-building activities like a seminar or in-house learning opportunity, or simply a fun group activity in your office space. Do something to strengthen teamwork and improve workplace culture.

Prepare for upcoming tax season. 

Avoid rush–spend some time to collate and gather business documents necessary for tax filing.

Reach out to your most loyal clients. 

Summer’s slowdown is a great time to send emails to reconnect with old customers and simply convey your thanks for their continuing business.

Take time to unwind. 

Spend some time with your family or take a vacation to restore your physical and mental health.

Conclusion

Take advantage of your summer slowdown. Summer slowdown is also a perfect opportunity to move your office to a better workplace. 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.

How do you take advantage of your summer slowdown?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also reach us on Facebook and Twitter.

Incorporate Nature

A recent article, 6 Ways Nature Helps You Get More Out of Your Employees  by Rieva Lesonsky  says that incorporating natural elements in our workplaces such as natural light, greenery and outdoor views can help us deal with day to day stress and maintain our work performance. Here are four ways to incorporate….
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A recent article, 6 Ways Nature Helps You Get More Out of Your Employees  by Rieva Lesonsky  says that incorporating natural elements in our workplaces such as natural light, greenery and outdoor views can help us deal with day to day stress and maintain our work performance.

Here are four ways to incorporate natural elements into your individual office space, home office or team office space.

  1. Promote natural lighting

Natural lighting and outdoor views are the most-coveted elements in an office design.  Find out how you can redesign your office space to get more natural light.

  • Remove curtains, window blinds or furniture that obstructs natural light.
  • Locate common areas (e.g. meeting space) near the windows instead of giving a few key employees the desirable window seats.
  • Use indoor lighting that replicates the spectrum of natural light if your office doesn’t have windows.
  1. Use colors and indoor plants

Decorating your office with indoor plants and using soothing natural colors such as green, yellow or blue can be used to help improve your workplace environment.  It can increase your energy and enthusiasm the moment you walk in the door—good vibes will help you start your hectic day with vitality.

  1. Simulate nature

A workplace that has no touch of nature at all is dull and dreary. Nature photos (landscape/seascape photographs or artwork) on the wall or nature inspired wallpapers can boost employee happiness and productivity.

  1. Create quiet spaces

The open-plan offices can decrease employee engagement and productivity due to lack of privacy.  Try to create quiet spaces such as relaxing couch nooks or small conference areas where employees can go to relax and refresh.

Conclusion

Follow these tips to create a lively and inspiring workplace for dynamic and innovative workforce. If you are looking for workspace solutions to best suit your business 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.

Any other tips to bring in nature into your workplace?  Feel free to share your comments below. You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Business

A recent article, 4 SEO New Year Resolutions to Keep You On Top This 2017 by Al Gomez says that a new year means new beginnings, a great opportunity to start anew and make resolutions and goals for a brighter and more successful business. Here are three goals to start….
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A recent article, 4 SEO New Year Resolutions to Keep You On Top This 2017 by Al Gomez says that a new year means new beginnings, a great opportunity to start anew and make resolutions and goals for a brighter and more successful business.

Here are three goals to start 2017 on a positive note.

1. Bring new experience.

It would be nice if you introduce something new to your clients, audiences and staff, but you don’t need to alter everything about your brand or services. Enhancement or modification in your business logo would be great to showcase a different persona to better reflect your company’s vision or hire an in-house marketing professional to redesign the newsletter. Or maybe you consider designing office space for a more flexible and collaborative environment for your team.  

2. Optimize mobile website.

Mobile is Google’s priority not only in 2017, but for years to come, so it’s about time to make your website mobile friendly.  Book a meeting room and schedule a brainstorming session with your web development team to discuss how you can make the mobile experience better for your clients and their customers and to improve overall site performance.

3. Be more consistent with content.

Aim to be consistent in creating and distributing high-quality, engaging content. Being consistent with creation and distribution results in:

  • Building expectation with your audiences/followers.
  • Gradually giving you authority on the subject/topic.

Conclusion

It’s not easy to achieve your goals or stick to your new year’s resolutions; nonetheless you and your team’s positive attitude, dedication and skills will keep you thriving in 2017.  YourOffice is looking forward to help you achieve you goals in some aspects. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

What are your goals and New Year’s resolutions to stay competitive in 2017?  We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to see us also on Twitter and Google Plus.