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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.

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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.

Business Year-End Tax

A recent article, 10 Year-End Tax Planning Actions by Barbara Weltman says that it’s almost closing time for the calendar year 2016 and it’s the perfect time for planning to reduce your taxes due for 2016. Here are some tips for year-end tax planning for your business. Meet with your tax professional….
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A recent article, 10 Year-End Tax Planning Actions by Barbara Weltman says that it’s almost closing time for the calendar year 2016 and its the perfect time for planning to reduce your taxes due for 2016.

Here are some tips for year-end tax planning for your business.

Meet with your tax professional

Schedule a meeting in meeting space Orlando with your tax professional to review your business cash position and expenditures through the year so you can decide what steps to make before the year ends.  For instance, your CPA can advise you to buy some supplies needed for next year to maximize your deductions for this year.   

Award year-end bonuses

Consider to share your good year with your team in executive suites Orlando to convey your gratitude for their loyalty. Factor in the cost of payroll taxes on the bonuses in determining how much to give.

Have a retirement plan

You can sign the proposal for a profit-sharing plan or other qualified retirement plan by the end of the year if you don’t yet have one, so you can make deductible contributions from your tax returns for 2016. Find rules about retirement plans from the IRS.

Make donations to charitable institutions

The amount of deductions varies with what is being donated (e.g., cash, inventory, appreciated property). For instance, C corporations’ deductions are up to 10% of taxable income.

Purchase equipment and machinery

If you need to purchase new machinery, furniture and equipment (e.g. computer, tables and chairs) to replace the old ones, then you’ll probably be able to write off the cost  even if you finance the purchase in whole or in part. Find rules about deductible equipment purchases from the IRS.

Conclusion

Now is the time to make a year-end review.  Know how your business ran over the past twelve months and review what needs to be improved.  Your team may need better workspace solutions for a more productive year- 2017.  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.

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Holiday Party

This holiday season is a good opportunity to throw an office holiday party— to thank your team for their fruitful contributions to your business throughout the year. A recent article, 20 Things NOT to Do at the Office Holiday Party by Annie Pilon discusses the office holiday party etiquette to make your….
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This holiday season is a good opportunity to throw an office holiday party— to thank your team for their fruitful contributions to your business throughout the year. A recent article, 20 Things NOT to Do at the Office Holiday Party by Annie Pilon discusses the office holiday party etiquette to make your party enjoyable and worth remembering.

Be clear with invitations

Let your team members know what to expect in your holiday party. For instance, if you want your staff to bring their family members, let them know.  If you a have specific dress code or holiday theme, make that clear.

Be there

As a business owner in Orlando Team Office Space you should attend your office holiday party and enjoy the entire event alongside your whole team.

Come early

Come before the office party begins to create a festive atmosphere and make people more relaxed. Help everyone to feel they are welcome.

Dress appropriately

It can be an opportunity for you to dress a bit differently, but make sure to wear decent clothing and make it clear that you expect the same of your team.

Avoid any work-related announcements

It may seem that the event is convenient for major announcement, but schedule a meeting in meeting space Orlando for a later date so you don’t spoil the party.

Don’t cut loose too much

While you’re having fun, make sure to keep your dignity. For instance, don’t overdrink and do something you’ll regret later. Steer clear of inappropriate jokes or advances.

Don’t leave too early

You should be one of the last to leave the party to show that you really care and have real fun getting to know your team better.

Conclusion

The office holiday party can be a great place for you to relax and have some fun to build better relationships with your team.  As your team thrives continuously, 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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Holiday

The holiday season is full of celebration and it’s the time of year to bring the holiday spirit in your office. A recent article, 5 Festive Tips for Getting Your Office Into the Holiday Spirit by Jeff Charles says that as your team work hard all year round, it’s time to….
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The holiday season is full of celebration and it’s the time of year to bring the holiday spirit in your office. A recent article, 5 Festive Tips for Getting Your Office Into the Holiday Spirit by Jeff Charles says that as your team work hard all year round, it’s time to celebrate the holiday season with them. You ought to create an atmosphere of fun and cheer showing how much you appreciate their dedication.

Here are three tips to help you create the right atmosphere for your business in executive suites Orlando.

Decorate your office with festive plants

Put some holiday plants like poinsettias, holly, Christmas cactus and evergreen branches in your office to add a great touch of holiday decor to your office space Orlando. Of course, don’t forget to have a Christmas tree. Included your staff by letting them  choose what tree to get.

Decorate your office with edible holiday items

Get some baskets of sweet treats or bowls of holiday fruits and put them throughout your office. These will set the holiday mood for your employees that they will surely appreciate and enjoy.

Hold a contest

Holding contests will bring more fun and enjoyment into the atmosphere of your office. It’s a fun way to celebrate the holidays at your office and helps you build rapport amongst your team members. Contests are great ways to get your team members involved. Here are a few ideas:

  • Best office cubicle decorations.
  • Best holiday pie contest.
  • Most colorful socks and beanie.
  • Ugly sweater contest.

Conclusion

There are many ways to celebrate the holiday seasons at work to promote higher morale and a more fun workplace to help your team become more productive over the years.  Providing your team an awesome workplace is another thing to celebrate everyday.  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.

How do you bring holiday spirit into your workplace? Let’s hear your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Dream Business

Are you tired of your day job, planning to quit and quickly start your dream business?  Wait! A recent article, 3 Ways Doing Your Day Job Well Helps Launch Your Dream Business by Mike Taylor says that your day job can fuel your dream business if you know what to….
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Are you tired of your day job, planning to quit and quickly start your dream business?  Wait! A recent article, 3 Ways Doing Your Day Job Well Helps Launch Your Dream Business by Mike Taylor says that your day job can fuel your dream business if you know what to look for and how to use it to your advantage.

Here are three ways your day job can help you succeed in your new endeavor.

Learn from your day job.

Having a day job while launching your own business in small office space Orlando might seem difficult, but it can be your personal free training ground. Learn as much as you can while you have a regular paycheck and find out what works and what doesn’t before your own business experiences the same. However, make sure to stay efficient and do your best to improve your day job in order to maintain your credibility and good relationships with your bosses.  

Make your day job your own personal project.

Make a list of concerns/issues you notice in your present job and write down the ideal solution/ improvement to each of those problems (your business might encounter the same problems in the future).  For instance, if you see tardiness/absenteeism among your colleagues in Orlando Day offices is rampant, make it your personal duty to bring the problem to your boss and discuss possible solutions with them.

Build relationships/connections in your day job.

Build and nurture relationships with your coworkers and bosses so that when you launch your own business, they can be your first customers and can be your business brand advocates. Getting referrals from friends and former colleagues is easier than cold calling.

Conclusion

Step back, and look at the real reason why you still need your day job at least in the short term. Looking for workspace solutions to start your business? 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.

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Resume

A recent article, 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Resume by Amanda Clark believes that the job market is really tough, and many people are competing over the same open positions.  Therefore, if your resume is weak, you’ll be missing your opportunity to be on the shortlist and losing the chance….
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A recent article, 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Resume by Amanda Clark believes that the job market is really tough, and many people are competing over the same open positions.  Therefore, if your resume is weak, you’ll be missing your opportunity to be on the shortlist and losing the chance to get hired.

Here are three simple mistakes that can weaken your resume and job search in executive suites Orlando.

  1. You don’t have a clear picture of who you are.

Your resume doesn’t have a strong summary of qualifications that shows your best personal traits and characteristics and how they match up with the position and company culture. You need to create a comprehensive resume describing clearly who you are and what you can do to help attain the business goals in office space Orlando.

  1. You’re lacking context. 

While you want to have a concise resume, you also have to provide enough information that the reader will understand. Keeping your resume brief and concise is important, but don’t sacrifice context. Make sure you’ve included significant details about your skills, accomplishments and experience. Tell about each item that has significance in the job position you’re applying for.

  1. You didn’t carefully proof it.

Wrong grammar and spelling show lack of attention to detail or perhaps convey negligence—it can leave a very poor impression.   Take time to proof your resume well (you can use spell/grammar check) or let others proofread your resume to catch additional errors.

Conclusion

Learning these simple mistakes will help you create a resume that places you in a positive light and highlights your strengths, skills, accomplishments, and experience—an impressive resume that stands out.  If you’ll be working in a company that allows working remotely, 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 resume?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Telecommuting

A recent article, Why Companies Should Seriously Consider Work From Home by Ivy Guerrero says that work from home is not only a trend nowadays, but a reasonable and economical option for many organizations, especially for small businesses that have to reduce overhead expenses. Here are some compelling reasons why telecommuting….
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A recent article, Why Companies Should Seriously Consider Work From Home by Ivy Guerrero says that work from home is not only a trend nowadays, but a reasonable and economical option for many organizations, especially for small businesses that have to reduce overhead expenses.

Here are some compelling reasons why telecommuting is worth considering. Be part of this trend and stay competitive.

  1. Substantial savings

Allowing your workforce to work remotely either from home or in shared office spaces like Orlando Virtual Office Space and Orlando Coworking Office Space can save you a substantial amount of money. You don’t need to worry about having to rent, set up, staff, equip and maintain an office. 

  1. Less pollution and traffic

If employees are allowed to work from home, it means fewer cars on the road, which leads to less pollution and traffic.

  1. Attracts talent

According to a research, almost fifty percent of countries around the world are providing work from home opportunities to their employees. Thus allowing your workforce to work remotely can attract talent around the world.

  1. Talent retention

Employees feel empowered and satisfied because they have the flexibility with  time, location, and duration of work–telecommuting provides work-life balance. Happiness and satisfaction are the key factors of talent retention.

  1. Increases Productivity

Working from home increases productivity and efficiency through the use of collaboration platforms, wearable technology, visual communications and better connectivity.  

Conclusion

With the increasing viability of working remotely and the increase in supporting technologies, there is no reason why this option is not worth considering. If your small business is considering adopting this emerging trend, 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.


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Thriving Business

A recent article, 9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business by Chris Seabury says that many people simply start the business with the misconception that it’s easy to earn money in the business — only to find out later that it‘s harder than they thought.  In reality, flexibility, sound planning and….
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A recent article, 9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business by Chris Seabury says that many people simply start the business with the misconception that it’s easy to earn money in the business — only to find out later that it‘s harder than they thought.  In reality, flexibility, sound planning and organizational skills are key factors to succeed in business.  

Here are some necessary steps to have a successful business.

  1. Get Organized : Create a to-do list every day and check off each completed item to make sure that you don’t miss anything and you’re completing all the tasks that are essential to the success of your business in small office space Orlando.

  2. Maintain comprehensive records : Comprehensive records will enable you to determine the financial position of your business in executive suites Orlando and the possible challenges you’ll be facing. These records will help you create strategies for your business success.

  3. Know your Competitors : Study and learn from your competitors—they may be doing something right that you can adopt in your business to earn more cash.

  4. Understand the calculated risks : Knowing the downside of your business will encourage you to create a contingency plan in preparation for failure or delay.

  5. Be innovative : Recognize that you don’t know everything—be ready to learn and accept new ideas and new approaches to your business in order to stand out from the competition.

  6. Offer great customer service : Provide great service to satisfy the needs of your customers and subsequently they will become your brand advocates.

Conclusion

Following these steps will guide you to unlocking many doors of opportunity in the business realm. YourOffice is looking forward to be part of your successful business journey. 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.

 

How do you manage your business to thrive?  Let’s see your comments and suggestions below. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Failure to adapt

A recent article, Surefire Ways to Kill Your Company’s Culture by Mark Harrington says that many companies are committed to developing  an attractive culture for their workforce, but many seem to miss the mark when it comes to understanding the foundation of a strong culture, concentrating on superficial elements. Developing a….
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A recent article, Surefire Ways to Kill Your Company’s Culture by Mark Harrington says that many companies are committed to developing  an attractive culture for their workforce, but many seem to miss the mark when it comes to understanding the foundation of a strong culture, concentrating on superficial elements. Developing a strong culture for your company basically depends on building trust through integrity and consistency.

Here are some simple habits to avoid that will swiftly destroy a company’s culture.

Unnecessary expenditures

Unnecessary expenditures and “investments” that are not in accordance with the company goals can create problems and frustration across the organization, resulting in hostility, anxiety and doubt within the culture. The company can be in a frail position where premature funding is forced and consequently result in project cuts, employee terminations or the total collapse of the business in small office space Orlando.

Double Standards

Double standards vary from favoritism to nepotism and in many cases, many leaders have ‘blind spots’ that are rooted in favoritism that can eventually destroy the culture and organization itself. The consequences of these are lack of accountability, negligence and poor performance. This sends a message to the entire team in executive suites Orlando that the organization is comfortable with an unfair set of standards.

Weak Strategy

Lack of a valid and viable strategy yields contrasting initiatives and conflicting directions that destroy and exhaust valuable assets. It creates disorder and conflict among employees, which often results in a massive cultural deficiency.

Failure to adapt

Failure to adapt to change because management thinks they know everything, while ignoring the perspective of those employees who are experiencing the realities of day to day business. Eventually this results in frustration and disappointment and even loss of confidence in leadership.

Conclusion

A culture that is based on trust and integrity creates passionate, happy and loyal employees. In addition, a great workspace is a vital element of a unique company culture. 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.

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