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Small Team Challenges

A recent article, Overcoming the Challenges of Leading a Small Team As a First-time Manager by Rachel McPherson says that small teams are flexible and can efficiently achieve more under minimum supervision.  However, small teams have challenges just like any business entity and for first-time leaders it can sometimes be difficult….
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A recent article, Overcoming the Challenges of Leading a Small Team As a First-time Manager by Rachel McPherson says that small teams are flexible and can efficiently achieve more under minimum supervision.  However, small teams have challenges just like any business entity and for first-time leaders it can sometimes be difficult to manage.

Here are the three challenges you might experience and corresponding tips to help you successfully manage your small team in team office space Denver.

Being overworked.  Individuals who work in smaller teams need diverse skills because they usually play different roles and oblige to get everything done with limited time. However, when employees are forced to do diverse tasks, they eventually become demoralized and disengaged.

To handle this challenge, you can book a meeting room and discuss with your team members what needs to be done —it could be a new hire, a system for organizing tasks and assignments or a buddy system.

A team member is sick. In small teams, it could present a challenge for both the team leader, as well as for the entire team when there’s an unexpected absence, like sick days.

Talk to the team members and find out who could assume the tasks for the time being while the sick employee is away.  

Conflict of personalities.  As a leader you are bound to deal with different personalities. Some team members are noisy and annoyingly distracting their busy co-workers. Eventually the workplace atmosphere may become uncomfortable, which affects the overall result of projects or tasks.

As a team leader you must have an action plan for resolving conflicts.  For instance, have a dialogue with conflicted sides and ensure to listen to all sides and their arguments, which will make it easier to clearly identify the problem and suggest several different solutions, if possible.

Conclusion

Good planning and regular conversation with team members will help you become an effective leader.  Looking for better workspace solutions for your team? 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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Small Business

A recent article, How to Pursue Funding for Your Company by Melinda Emerson  says that if you have brilliant idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option rather than bootstrapping it with your personal resources, then be careful.  “Outside funding brings its own crop of distractions.” Let’s discuss. You’ll learn valuable lessons….
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A recent article, How to Pursue Funding for Your Company by Melinda Emerson  says that if you have brilliant idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option rather than bootstrapping it with your personal resources, then be careful.  “Outside funding brings its own crop of distractions.”

Let’s discuss.

  1. You’ll learn valuable lessons without funding.

When you launch your business without a cushion (only with your personal resources) in a commercial office space, you get to learn valuable lessons about the market, about the customer, about the product and yourself. It’s a compelling reason to build your instincts and sharpen your talent.

  1. You’ll be put in a difficult situation.

If you don’t have financial track record, your potential investor has the power and may give a condition that puts you in a difficult situation, either by undervaluing your company or by charging you a higher cost of capital.

  1. Your focus will be on funding instead of the customer.

Building a clientele involves focus and commitment; obtaining funding requires the same. You will distract yourself from building your customer base (which is the linchpin of your success) once you are preoccupied to pursue funding.

  1. You may put your business at risk.

The proposal to fund your business usually comes with terms and conditions, so don’t make haste to agree with your investors.  There’s a lot at stake, so explore them carefully and avoid making commitments abruptly.

  1. You could lose control of your company.

When you secure financing you’ll have to appoint a Board of Directors and as a young entrepreneur financiers don’t know how you will respond to success or difficulty so they may agree to remove you as the CEO.

Conclusion

Starting a business is not a way to instant cash, but it’s an opportunity to hone individual talents that yields long-term success. As a startup in Philly, YourOffice Philadelphia can help you launch your business by ensuring the right setup for you. 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.

How do you fund your startup?  Let’s hear your story.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Friendship

A recent article, 6 Ways Work Friendships Benefit Your Business – and 7 Ways to Encourage Them by Rieva Lesonsky  says that friendships at work benefit your employees as well as your company. Having close friends at work promotes employee happiness, harmony and engagement, thus positively affects company productivity and profitability…..
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A recent article, 6 Ways Work Friendships Benefit Your Business – and 7 Ways to Encourage Them by Rieva Lesonsky  says that friendships at work benefit your employees as well as your company. Having close friends at work promotes employee happiness, harmony and engagement, thus positively affects company productivity and profitability.

Here are a few tips to encourage work friendships in your business in a commercial office space.  

  1. Spend valuable time with your team.  There’s a lot of work to get done, but it’s also very vital to build relationships with the people who help you do it. Take a real interest in your employees by spending some time to get to know them and learn about their lives.  Friendship begins with you.
  2. Use a buddy system to welcome new employees. Look for employees who are sociable and friendly and pair them with a new hire so he/she can get along easily and comfortably with other members in your team office space Philadelphia.
  3. Eat meal together.  Order pizza or bring in lunch once a week, orthrow a monthly potluck. Chatting over a meal is a great way to build rapport.
  4. Hold offsite meetings. Aside from regular strategic planning or training in meeting space Philadelphia, get your team offsite for a day or a weekend once or twice a year to allow employees to spend plenty of time for just hanging around and having fun.
  5. Get active.  Encourage employees to participate in a wellness and fun activity during break time like an afternoon “dance party” where everyone gets up from their desks and dances around for 15 minutes.  Doing funny things together loosens people up and builds camaraderie.

Conclusion

You shouldn’t compel people to become friends, but you can provide them many opportunities to build friendships naturally. Providing your team a workplace where they can share their knowledge and expertise freely is a great way to foster friendships.  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.

What can you do to promote friendships among your employees? Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Highly Motivated Team

A recent article, 5 Easy Ways to Improve Employee Productivity by Wayne Elsey says that the vision and direction of a leader are very crucial in the success of any business endeavor.  Nonetheless, a lack of leadership breeds confusion, discord and disengaged employee that might lead to business failure. Here are….
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A recent article, 5 Easy Ways to Improve Employee Productivity by Wayne Elsey says that the vision and direction of a leader are very crucial in the success of any business endeavor.  Nonetheless, a lack of leadership breeds confusion, discord and disengaged employee that might lead to business failure.

Here are four tips to improve your leadership and help increase employee engagement and productivity.

Be consistent

As a leader in a team office space, you should be consistent in your disposition, thought and action to create stability and dependability. When your team observes that you are consistent in your everyday conduct, business and everything you do, it helps them realize and understand what may or may not work, that creates creativity.

Be transparent

When you make decisions, you should inform and explain to your team members about the underlying principle behind it. Productivity increases when CEOs are transparent about the rationale of key decisions and policies. It also helps teams understand the big picture.

Empower your team

Treat your team members as responsible and accountable adults and professionals.  Present your business systems, policies and procedures they have to use and then let them be themselves in executing. Appreciate and give credit for a job well done or give advice when they commit some mistakes.

Ask feedback

Great leaders also want to receive feedback from their teams. For instance, book a meeting room to brainstorm with your team–ask them what’s working in your initiatives, plans and even some of your policies and procedures, and what isn’t. Then ask them why and how they would improve—hearing from them can give you valuable insight and information.

Conclusion

These tips will help you create a happy and productive team.  Your business will thrive because you have a motivated group working on your success.  Are you looking for a well designed workspace for your well motivated team in Denver?  YourOffice Denver has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from Denver staffed flexible offices to Denver 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 help create a well motivated team?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Business Succeed

A recent article, 3 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make for Your Business to be Successful by Choncé Maddox says that running a successful business entails time, effort and right mindset.  It is not an overnight process.   Here are three tips to help you establish a successful business in individual office….
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A recent article, 3 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make for Your Business to be Successful by Choncé Maddox says that running a successful business entails time, effort and right mindset.  It is not an overnight process.  

Here are three tips to help you establish a successful business in individual office space Orlando.

1. Be fully confident with your own ideas and ability.

You must have a clear and attainable mission and vision and backup them without wavering. You have to be fully confident in yourself and focused on the task at hand. Comparing yourself to others and thinking they are better or more successful than you, is detrimental to your success.

2. Remember that you can’t do everything alone.

When running a successful business, you can’t do everything alone, you will either get burnt out easily or make a costly blunder.  You need to find a coach/mentor to help and guide you with decision making.  You can also hire a virtual receptionist/worker to help you with office tasks like answering phone calls in your business name, mail and package handling and bookkeeping so you can focus on the most important aspects of your business.

3. Value your business and charge accordingly.

You must understand that you have lots of business expenses like rental (if you rent an office space), repairs and maintenance, supplies, tools, insurance, taxes, etc. If you’re doing a great job and offering a high quality product for your customers or clients, don’t be afraid to increase your rates/prices as the cost of living and inflation go up. So charging your clients accordingly and appropriately will help your business stay liquid.

Conclusion

Running a successful business starts with your unique idea that your target clientele will support.  However, your right mindset and your ability to get along with others will help your business thrive for years to come.  Likewise, having a prestigious business address is an important aspect to establish a name in your business industry.  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 run your business successfully?  Let’s see your comments.  Feel free to visit us also on Twitter and Facebook.

Caring Culture at Your Business

A recent article, 7 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Caring at Your Business by Derek Carpenter  says that caring work environments lead to more efficiency and positivity, improved interpersonal engagements, better customer relations, and a healthier quality of life among employees. Here are a few initial steps to develop a….
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A recent article, 7 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Caring at Your Business by Derek Carpenter  says that caring work environments lead to more efficiency and positivity, improved interpersonal engagements, better customer relations, and a healthier quality of life among employees.

Here are a few initial steps to develop a caring culture to build an enviable dream team in plug and play offices.

  1. Allow your employees to explore their passions/talents.

Improve individual work experiences by allowing employees to discover their passions and to occasionally trying to test their initiatives while remaining true to the company’s mission and vision. When they commit mistake, help them rebound without judgment.

  1. Share information whenever possible.

Be transparent to prevent gossips and destructive rumors among the workforce. Give your employees a stake in the company— You can book a meeting room and conduct regular update meetings with your team to openly discuss and answer their concerns and queries. Trust is a direct outcome of transparency. It helps employees feel that they are respected and that they belong. Most people strive to be a part of something bigger.

  1. Be straightforward about performance goals.

Be clear about your expectations from the very start of the recruitment process. When employees know what management expects of them, they become inspired and engaged.  

  1. Provide competitive compensation.

Offer a fair compensation package based on market rates. It’s impossible to keep talented workers if you aren’t willing to pay them wages that make them feel satisfied.

  1. Offer career advancement.

Offer training, workshop, seminar and even professional development assistance to top players as rewards to let them know that their contributions are highly appreciated and recognized.

Conclusion

Creating a caring workplace where employees feel nurtured and valued is a winning game plan to attract brilliant employees and stick around.  A well designed and convenient workspace is one way to show you care for your team. 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 cultivate a culture of caring in your workplace? Let’s see your comments.  We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

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A recent article, 4 Ways to Promote and Market Your Business on a Budget by Julie Chomiak says that promoting your small business can be costly. Nonetheless, there are budget-friendly ways to market your product and draw the attention of your target audience. Here are four marketing tips to promote your….
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A recent article, 4 Ways to Promote and Market Your Business on a Budget by Julie Chomiak says that promoting your small business can be costly. Nonetheless, there are budget-friendly ways to market your product and draw the attention of your target audience.

Here are four marketing tips to promote your small business.

Have a Website

Online presence is significant for establishing equity and trust— it shows visitors that your business is legitimate.  Thus a well designed website is a great tool for small businesses to draw the attention of your target market.

Get listed in local directories.

Once you have a business website, get registered in local directories so that your business site will appear in relevant online queries.

Send weekly emails to distribution list

Use weekly emails without flooding your customers the urgency to buy, but instead encourage readers to “click to read more” or download a free guide. Constantly sending weekly emails about your audience needs and wants create a connection to your customers.

Write positive reviews for other businesses

Consider which businesses can mutually help your business to broadcast your brand to potential clients then start writing positive reviews about them on Yelp or directly on their website.  Also, these businesses can write positive reviews about your brand as well.

Conclusion

Marketing your small business does not need to take a lot of time or money, just follow these simple tips to help your small business thrive.  As a small business owner in Orlando, you might also be looking for workspace solutions within your budget.  YourOffice Orlando offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Orlando, meeting room access, and coworking office space Orlando. 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 ways to market your business on a budget?  Let’s see your comments and suggestions below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Google’s Mobile-First

A recent article, 4 Easy Tips to Beat Google’s Mobile-First Index by Adam Frankel says that the majority of consumers are now using smartphones, thus it requires mobile-friendly individual pages aside from a mobile-friendly website. With this shift, Google’s indexing priority will be mobile-optimized pages. Here are four tips to adjust your….
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A recent article, 4 Easy Tips to Beat Google’s Mobile-First Index by Adam Frankel says that the majority of consumers are now using smartphones, thus it requires mobile-friendly individual pages aside from a mobile-friendly website. With this shift, Google’s indexing priority will be mobile-optimized pages.

Here are four tips to adjust your web pages to the change in indexing.

1. Mobile-friendly configuration.

2. Get rid of clutter.

3. Localize user-friendly mobile pages.

4. New snippets

  • Choose dynamic serving where the URLs will be the same, but the HTML copy will adjust to the device being used so mobile users download a smaller version of the original content which makes loading faster.
  • Don’t use robots.txt file, signaling to Google that individual pages are optimized for mobile, and a rich user-experience.
  • Pop-ups: These are annoying and mobile users usually face difficulty locating the close button icon.
  • Flash: It is old school, instead use Javascript and HTML5.
  • Unintentional taps: Fix scrolling hiccups and simplify the layout to avoid accidental taps.
  • Large images: Use compression software to resize the image.
  • Codes and pages: Eliminate unnecessary codes and doorway pages that can trigger unnecessary redirects.
  • Include the state, city and zip code info in the title tag.
  • All tags and all other meta tags should have city information.
  • All pages should have business contact info (e.g. address, phone, fax and email).
  • For various locations, the contact details must vary while the content should be the same.

Google is updating and tailoring featured snippets for mobile users. As a business, anticipate that people search using names of areas and places. Optimize your site by targeting areas and places to make it look mobile-friendly.

Conclusion

Following these tips will prepare you on your way to a properly mobile optimized site. While preparing your business to beat Google’s Mobile-First Index, you might also be looking for furnished offices for rent in Lake Mary; YourOffice Lake Mary features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed Lake Mary short term offices and Lake Mary individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Are you ready to beat the Google’s Mobile-First Index?  Let’s hear your thoughts.  Feel free to visit us also in Twitter and Facebook.

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.

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.