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Coworking Office Space

A recent article, The Best Coworking Space For You! by Wendy Chen says that there are various types of coworking spaces, yet the more coworking offices that are out there, the more difficult it is to choose a place that suits you best. Here are five aspects to consider in….
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A recent article, The Best Coworking Space For You! by Wendy Chen says that there are various types of coworking spaces, yet the more coworking offices that are out there, the more difficult it is to choose a place that suits you best.

Here are five aspects to consider in choosing your Philadelphia Coworking Office Space.

  1. Convenience

The place should be as convenient and comfortable as your home office.  Check the rooms, lighting and ventilation, the degree of quietness and distraction, quality of furniture and equipment, speed of internet connection, sanitation of kitchen facilities and restrooms. 

  1. Design

It has to be designed to fit your business needs.  For instance, if your job involves a lot of meetings with clients, we suggest high end offices like Philadelphia Full Service Virtual Offices which have impressive and highly professional design.

  1. Location

Consider a location that is near to your home and at the same time convenient for your clients.  Proximity to some services like shopping, dining or fitness centers should also be considered. At YourOffice – Philadelphia/ Center City you’re at the epicenter of the city’s thriving business, cultural and entertainment districts. 

  1. Environment

It is essential that the workplace environment convey trust and confidence to the people you will be meeting with. Find out if the shared offices have a support to facilitate collaboration and social clubs. 

  1. Special amenities

Look for a shared office with separate meeting rooms in case you have sensitive matters to discuss with clients or colleagues. There are also shared offices with quiet rooms where you can relax and meditate for a few moments to regain your physical and mental energy exhausted by the daily grind.

Conclusion

Carefully choosing a coworking space is worth your time because it might become a new home for your business.  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. YourOffice is the best office space Philadelphia can boast of! Don’t believe us? Give us a call for a free tour!

What other aspects do you consider in choosing a coworking office space? Let’s hear your comments. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that your workspace says a lot about your company’s personality— your office should give your company credibility. Not having the right look, can have greater consequences than you might imagine. Here….
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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that your workspace says a lot about your company’s personality— your office should give your company credibility. Not having the right look, can have greater consequences than you might imagine.

Here are five ways to make an amazing office space for your startup.

  1. Forego the private office for a prestigious office location.

As a startup, you can forego the private office– work with your team in a shared office space. Minimize floor plan requirements so you can afford a more expensive address. This will provide you with easy access to important clients, and give your business a more prestigious aura. Consider Lake Mary Shared Office Space or Denver coworking office space, if the majority of your market is located there.

  1. Make your small office look spacious, attractive and functional
  • Choose light colors to make your small office brighter and look larger.
  • Use multifunctional furniture such as a table/desk combo to make activities more about teamwork.
  • Forego stuffy furniture and instead create a cozy ambiance.
  • Create secure cloud/digital file storage to eliminate file cabinets and closets and instead use the storage space for decorative or functional purposes in your office.
  1. Ensure that your office has a reliable internet connection.

Avoid embarrassing situations during sales presentation and business meetings by having a reliable internet connection. Work with your technical support and  building administrators  to ensure a strong signal is available in your entire office.

  1. Increase your company’s branding visibility.

Check that the landlord offers tenants naming rights for sections of the building. Naming rights will give you permission to have your brand in visible locations. This increases brand awareness and trust in the business industry.

Conclusion

A comfortable office environment with a high business professional presence is an advantage to your  business; it attracts clients, investors as well as top talents. 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 and appealing office space for your company? Let’s see your thoughts below.  Feel free to visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

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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 awesome—it saves you from traffic and gives you more concentration on work.  However, you need to adjust your routine to stay fit when you prefer a home office lifestyle.  Here are….
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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 awesome—it saves you from traffic and gives you more concentration on work.  However, you need to adjust your routine to stay fit when you prefer a home office lifestyle. 

Here are a few tips for staying healthy while working from home full time or spending some of the time in a shared office space.

Eat nutritious foods.

Ensure that you eat at a regular interval– don’t starve yourself until you can’t function.  You can be more focused and creative if you maintain a stable blood sugar level by eating nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, bread and pure dark chocolate for a sweet treat.

Exercise regularly.

Daily exercise keeps you fit and healthy, so spend some time to work out at your most convenient time.  It could be in the morning before you start working, or during lunchtime or a late afternoon. The objective is to make exercise a daily habit.

Get enough sleep.

Ensure that you get enough sleep — 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 dynamic  and efficient all day long.

Take a break.

Take a walk, catch up with friends in a coffee shop or take a lunch to a nearby restaurant.  Taking a break will boost your productivity and revitalize your energy and mood.  

Conclusion

Working from home is a dream come true and taking into consideration the tips listed above will help you stay motivated and healthy.  As your career grows, you may need a more presentable workplace to meet your 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. 

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

Short term Offices

A recent article, Six business communication trends for 2016 you need to know about by JT Ripton says that business communications is no longer exclusively the domain of office phones, faxes, emails and letters but indisputably evolving continually with the advancement of technology. Here are the top six business communications….
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A recent article, Six business communication trends for 2016 you need to know about by JT Ripton says that business communications is no longer exclusively the domain of office phones, faxes, emails and letters but indisputably evolving continually with the advancement of technology.

Here are the top six business communications trends in 2016.

  1. Mobile devices (BYOD)

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a great driver in the change of business communications.  For instance, employees in team office space come to work already equipped with powerful mobile devices: their smartphones.

  1. Web-based communications

Implementation of web based communications platforms are widely accepted since business communications has moved to mobile devices.

Systems such as those hosted by business VoIP and cloud-based email servers better adapt to diverse computing environment because all they need for access is a web browser.

  1. Unified communications (UC)

Businesses are now embracing UC such as text, chat, video, file sharing, and screen sharing in addition to email and phone communications in response to the expanded range of communications options.

  1. Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC)

WebRTC is an open standard for peer-to-peer unified communications that allows businesses to simply embed rich communications in apps and websites without plug-ins, hardware or proprietary technology.

Businesses are implementing WebRTC as an easy, cost-effective method to deploying unified communications.

  1. The Internet of Things (IoT)

Devices connected to the communications landscape via the IoT are starting to transmit real-time business data that workers use throughout the course of the work day; and as systems advance, there will be more collaborative business communications that involve these devices.

  1. Better communications security

The shift toward better security can be observed in communications standards such as WebRTC, which provides secure VoIP and unified communications connectivity right out of the box.

Conclusion

These trends are driving the evolution in business communications today and in the years to come.  Workstations are also adapting to the fast advancement of technology for more efficiency and productivity. 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.

What trends will be significant in 2016? Let’s know in the comments. You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Office Space

A recent article, 19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant by Shubhomita Bose  says that every business has mundane tasks that can be delegated so you can concentrate on the core functions of your business. Then, who can handle these tasks?  Well, get a virtual assistant! A virtual assistant….
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A recent article, 19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant by Shubhomita Bose  says that every business has mundane tasks that can be delegated so you can concentrate on the core functions of your business. Then, who can handle these tasks?  Well, get a virtual assistant!

A virtual assistant can handle items that cause pressures and get them done behind the scenes so you can keep working on the more significant business matters.

Below are some tips to hiring the right virtual assistant.

Compatible with your personality
Find someone whose personality is compatible with yours. You must have full understanding of the qualities you are looking for in a person who you won’t meet face to face each day.

Clear communication   
To have complete transparency in communication at all times, look for a virtual office plan which includes a professional receptionist to answer calls “live” in your business’ name, voicemail and call transfer.

Industry experience
Have substantial knowledge about the kind of products/services you offer to help identify what the consumers really need.

Excel on trial project     
Try a trial project to test waters, if the small project goes well, you can trust the assistant with bigger projects.

Share suggestions
Have confidence in their talents and experiences to share suggestions that can help their work and benefit your company.

Possesses time management skills
Know how to prioritize different projects and multi-task without missing the deadline.

Keeps you updated
Give updates to keep you informed about progress and help prevent miscommunication.

Have an eye for detail
Understand the significance of a detailed report to track the project’s status, progress and areas of improvement.

Accept mistakes
Take responsibility for mistakes made at work so they can do better in the future. They value their work and their contributions to your success.

Conclusion
Considering these tips will help you choose the right kind of virtual assistant for your business. As your business thrives, 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.

Are you looking for the right VA or you do already have one?  Feel free to share your comments below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Office Space

A recent article, Six New Year’s resolutions for small business owners by Jeremy Gutierrez says that the beginning of a new year is a great chance to take inventory of your personal happiness and wellness  as well as business triumph. Here are some tips that can make your income greater and….
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A recent article, Six New Year’s resolutions for small business owners by Jeremy Gutierrez says that the beginning of a new year is a great chance to take inventory of your personal happiness and wellness  as well as business triumph.

Here are some tips that can make your income greater and your stress level lessen in 2016.

Have a weekly calendar
It’s vital that you understand the goals that you need to achieve for the week. However, emergency situations may arise that pull you off course; but you have to come back to your original plan for the week otherwise next week is going to be even worse.

Delegate
Delegating some tasks helps you focus on the core of your business and lessens your stress.  For example, identify one or two trusted employees to whom you can delegate important tasks or avail of a virtual office plan to help you with some administrative tasks like answering calls “live” in your business’ name, emails and package handling.

Create sales strategy
Be strategic in choosing your clienteles to avoid roller coaster experience.  An established and diverse customer base is key to long-term success.

Stay on top of your financials
Weekly examination of cash flow and financial statements is important practice to assess efficiency and productivity of your business operation.

Be a role model
A small business owner sets the tone for the entire workstation. Your team in Flexible Office Space or team office space will be motivated by your actions more than your words. Hence, develop good practices, lead by example, and have successful and happy years to come.

Join professional groups
Joining professional groups offers a great chance to network with your peers, share triumphs and failures, and learn from the experiences of your fellow business owners.

Conclusion
New Year offers great opportunities; thus, following these tips will help your business and personal life be happy and successful. With much anticipated success, YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses 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 helpful. We’d love to hear your thoughts.  We’d also love to see you on Twitter and Google Plus.

Virual Office Space

The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper annually. To put it in perspective, the U.S. goes through around 4 million tons of copy paper every year. Despite business’ best efforts to “go green,” paper waste is still an issue. However, a new tech appliance entering the market….
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The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper annually. To put it in perspective, the U.S. goes through around 4 million tons of copy paper every year. Despite business’ best efforts to “go green,” paper waste is still an issue. However, a new tech appliance entering the market in 2016, plans to revolutionize office recycling.

What is Epson?
Established in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation in Japan. The Epson corporation defines itself as a “leading manufacturer in the printer, professional imaging, projector, scanner, systems devices, and factory automation categories.” Epson America, Inc.

What is the Epson PaperLab?
If you haven’t already heard, Epson just announced development of the first compact office papermaking system that turns used paper into new paper. The PaperLab has the capability to turn shredded waste paper into clean, new paper, without the use of water. Not only does this promote water conservation, but it allows for easy office installation, without the need for plumbing facilities. The recycled paper can be created in various size, type, thickness, and color. Whether copy paper, business card paper, or paper that is colored and scented, your office could be printing it’s own recycled paper in  the matter of minutes. Epson declares that their eco-friendly machine can produce about 6,720 sheets of paper in an eight-hour work day.

How does it work?
The Epson PaperLab uses a dry fiber technology that consists of three separate parts:

  1. Fiberizing-this process shreds the waste paper into thin, cottony fibers.
  2. Binding-a variety of binders can be added to increase the strength or whiteness of the paper, or to add color, scent, and other properties.
  3. Forming-this technology allows users to produce A4 or A3 office paper and business card paper. Users can also choose the paper density, thickness, and size.

You had me at compact office papermaking system.
If your business wants to be the proud owner of an Epson PaperLab, check the Epson Newsroom for updates. The PaperLab is scheduled to debut at the Eco-Products 2015 exhibition this month, with the hope of hitting the market in 2016. They will first be available for purchase in Japan, then worldwide. So, start budgeting now.

Staying up-to-date on new technology can prevent your business from falling behind and missing out on advancements that can improve the way you do business and save money. The business world is dynamic and your office should be too. If you are in need of a more flexible office space solution for your business, contact YourOffice. YourOffice offers 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.

Individual Office space

A recent article, 6 Tools & Tactics to Stay On Top of Holiday Small Business Trends This Year by John Meyer says that one trillion dollars of all retail sales in 2014 were influenced or completed through shopping-related online searches on mobile device.   A lot of this can be credited….
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A recent article, 6 Tools & Tactics to Stay On Top of Holiday Small Business Trends This Year by John Meyer says that one trillion dollars of all retail sales in 2014 were influenced or completed through shopping-related online searches on mobile device.   A lot of this can be credited to the growing numbers of millennials who are dependent on their smartphones.

As a small business owner, it’s essential to stay competitive and to be better connected with today’s online/offline shoppers.

Here are the 5 tips to stay on top and maximize profits.

1. Go Mobile
Reaching your prospects where they devote most of their time is an effective strategy, and right now they’re all on their mobile phones. Here is how to meet them there:

  • Loyalty Apps –With apps like Collect, you provide clients with the option to earn rewards from their phones.
  • Buy Online – option to pay for your product or service online. There are many options including a website with eCommerce functionality or through social channels using tools such as Like2Buy, Mobi2Go, GrubHub.

2. Visibility Online & Search Marketing
There are a various ways to do this:

    • Local SEO
    • Paid Search
    • SEO & Content Marketing

 3.Use Multiple Channels
Today, consumers are everywhere–checking their phone, visiting Brick and Mortar stores, researching online. Choosing the right channels is critical–ensure any online/offline properties are appropriately connected, linked together, and all supporting the same aims and message.

As a brand, you should know your target audience –using prospects data can help inform where you need to be focusing.

4. Smarter POS Technology
Provide multiple payment options such as Poynt or Square.

5. Better In-Store Experience
It’s important to give people a reason to visit your store.

          • Create an experience
          • Localization
          • Connect to internet

Conclusion:
Reaching your audience and converting them to buying customers are made possible by following the tips discussed above.  As a booming business, YourOffice can help you provide a supportive environment focused on boosting your productivity. 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 stay competitive? We’d be glad to hear your comments below and see you on Twitter and Facebook.

Coworking Office Space

A recent article, Co-working and the sharing economy for business travel by Mark Dauner says that coworking is not just a typical place for virtual workers but in certain occasions it could be very beneficial to business travelers who need a quiet place to work for a few hours. There….
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A recent article, Co-working and the sharing economy for business travel by Mark Dauner says that coworking is not just a typical place for virtual workers but in certain occasions it could be very beneficial to business travelers who need a quiet place to work for a few hours.

There are various types of coworking solutions to choose from, but as a business traveler, a co-working space that allows you to reserve space by the hour or the day is much more conducive.

There are things you need to consider before getting work done in any co-working space. Here are a few of them:

  • Look for a coworking office space that is convenient and accessible. Is it close to where the client’s office is? Is it close to the convention center you’re going to? Is it near the bus, train or subway station?
  • Make sure the space offers features and amenities you need. Do you need to be on the phone or working with highly confidential information? Then perhaps you don’t want to be in a shared office space that is full of other individuals working. You might prefer an executive office space
  • Do you have the connectivity you require? Is the Wi-Fi safe, fast and stable? Are you able to print if you need to?

You should always remember these things wherever you’re working outside of the office, but it’s especially important in a shared space like this.

Conclusion

With coworking, business travelers can stay connected, productive and efficient while away from their head offices.  If you’re traveling for business, you should consider YourOffice. We provide an exciting workspace solution suitable for road warriors like you. 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.

Would you consider co-working when on business travel? Let us know your comments below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Short term Offices

It’s hard to find a business that doesn’t give back to the community in some way. And that’s a really good thing. When businesses choose to use their resources to help people in need, they make a big impact in the world. Whether great or small, every business can make….
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It’s hard to find a business that doesn’t give back to the community in some way. And that’s a really good thing. When businesses choose to use their resources to help people in need, they make a big impact in the world.

Whether great or small, every business can make a difference. Below are three things for you to consider about becoming a business that cares.

Don’t overthink it
Establishing a philanthropic mission for your business can go hand-in-hand with what your business is already doing. Evaluate the various byproducts of your business that could benefit the community or even benefit others globally, and go from there. For example, Panera Bread partners with Feeding America and other hunger relief organizations, by donating their unsold baked goods. It was a simple and effective concept; instead of letting fresh food go to waste, let’s donate it. Helping others doesn’t always need to be an extravagant gesture, sometimes even the simplest of actions can make a huge impact.

Share your vision
Once you have chosen the mission that your business is going to support, make it part of your business model. Defining a philanthropic vision is not only about giving back, it’s about redefining your business, so that when employees join your team and customers support your business, they are fully aware of the mission they are also supporting. For example, when people buy a pair of TOMS shoes, they know that their purchase donates a pair of shoes to a person in need. The advertising for their brand is focused on increasing awareness about the company’s mission to care and provide for the poor. That is what people think of when they see an advertisement for TOMS. It’s a powerful marketing strategy that is good for the business and the cause.

Be more than a business
If you desire to have a company filled with hard working, passionate people, you must give them a passionate cause to work for. The day to day monotony of working for a seemingly insignificant business is stifling to creativity and soul-crushing to someone longing to make a difference. Creative people who want to make a difference in the world are amazing employees to have, so your business should be the kind that attracts those people, not the kind that holds them back. Show your employees and  your customers that you care about them and that you care about the world around them. By choosing to use your business as a vessel to make a positive impact in the world, you are also inspiring others to be part of the mission and giving them something bigger to be part of.

Manage and promote your mission virtually
An efficient way to run a growing outreach program is to set up a virtual office. Communications can be done anytime and anyplace that has internet access, and you can promote and track your cause on social media. You can also hire a virtual assistant to handle communications and donations between your business and the organization you choose to partner with. With a virtual office, you can successfully manage an outreach program and your business simultaneously. Contact YourOffice and ask about their virtual office packages. YourOffice offers 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.