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A recent article, 9 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent by Lindsay Kolowich states that in a world more prone to speaking than listening; it can be difficult to listen to others let alone our own emotions. Failing to do so can be a big mistake as our emotions can teach….
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A recent article, 9 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent by Lindsay Kolowich states that in a world more prone to speaking than listening; it can be difficult to listen to others let alone our own emotions. Failing to do so can be a big mistake as our emotions can teach us many things and can be the key to building better relationships. That’s where emotional intelligence becomes so vital.

Here are things you can do to increase your emotional intelligence.

Know your own emotional tendencies.

You can only learn to manage your own emotions if you learn to recognize them. Begin to take notice of how you feel in certain situations, such as traffic jams or how your treated in your individual office space; what’s your emotional state? Begin to connect the dots between what happens in your day and how you behave.

The better you identify and understand your emotions and behavioral impulses, the better you can handle them.

Learn to manage negative emotions.

Letting go of things as they happen is important. Rather than holding a grudge, feeling misjudged, or bitter, forgive others and the situations around you. Don’t just stuff your emotions. Allow yourself to feel the injustice or difficulty of a situation and then release it. This can teach you to use criticism as a means to grow, and will make your life and communication healthier.

Give voice to difficult emotions when necessary.

Being honest with others about how you feel promotes trust and helps people feel comfortable opening up to you. It’s ok to say no, have boundaries, and express disagreement. But, it’s not necessary to do so in an angry or aggressive way.  Calmly expressing things when appropriate will foster emotional intelligence.

Take responsibility for your actions.

Taking responsibility for your actions shows people you’re self-aware, honest, and committed to be a part of a team in your team office space.

Be open-minded.

Listen to other people’s points of view before judging them. If you take the time to see it from their view others will feel more trusting and not fear your disapproval. 

 Conclusion

Emotional intelligence is crucial to your success in business and the good thing is,it can be improved. There’s always room to grow and if you want to improve your business workplace, 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. 

What tips do you have to increase your emotional intelligence? Share with us in the comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 12 Tips for a Wildly Productive Home Office by Ashley Coolman says that staying productive at your home office can be hard with the distraction of your comfortable bed that keeps calling your name, TV and Netflix attracting you and many others. Here are tips to stay….
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A recent article, 12 Tips for a Wildly Productive Home Office by Ashley Coolman says that staying productive at your home office can be hard with the distraction of your comfortable bed that keeps calling your name, TV and Netflix attracting you and many others.

Here are tips to stay productive at home:

Create an exclusive space for work.
You should have an area in your house that you exclusively use for working so that when you go there, your mind will build an association between that space and your work.

Set up a space you enjoy.
Create a home office that makes you feel happy and comfortable when you enter. Think about what environment makes you feel most productive and then keep it for your space.

Get a practical desk and comfortable chair.
Your home office will be where you spend the most of your time so find a comfortable chair and suitable tabletop space you need.

A communication app
If you have team members in flexible office space, you’ll be needing communication tool for group chats like Skype, HipChat, and Google Hangouts.

A cloud storage solution
Storing all your files in the cloud like Google Drive and Dropbox means that when your computer crashes or if you need to access a file while attending a meeting, you can always access it using mobile apps or the browser on a different computer.

A collaboration tool
A collaboration tool allows you to remotely work with colleagues or clients, and keep everyone in the loop on task progress without drowning everyone in emails.

A website management tool
If you have your own business, you no longer need to outsource your website design. With the creation of tools like WordPress and Wix, you can create and completely customize your website.

Conclusion
Following the simple tips above, working from home can become more productive.  While you’re thriving with your career, a business location is highly recommended. 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 productive at your home office?  Tell us on the comments below.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

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A recent article, 10 Essential Things to Do in January to Beat Your 2016 Sales Goal by Leslie Ye says that whether you hit your sales quota or fell short in 2015, you have a clean slate starting January 2016—meaning a new quota and another round of great opportunities in….
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A recent article, 10 Essential Things to Do in January to Beat Your 2016 Sales Goal by Leslie Ye says that whether you hit your sales quota or fell short in 2015, you have a clean slate starting January 2016—meaning a new quota and another round of great opportunities in doing business.

Here are tips to guide you in making 2016 a fruitful year for your sales career:

  1. Set personal goals.

Your career goals will characterize everything else you do this year. For instance, look for leadership opportunities in addition to selling this year if you aspire to be promoted. But if you have your visions set on a more senior individual contributor role, you should concentrate on the activities that will best equip you for those transitions.

  1. Refresh your collateral.

Go through your files and remove any obsolete files, and ensure you’re only sending your prospects new, fresh material from here on out.

  1. Review your total performance last year.

Appraise and evaluate your biggest wins and losses from 2015. The more closely you recognize your own failures and successes, the more familiar you’ll be with what works and what doesn’t.

  1. Filter out your pipeline.

Eliminate every deal that’s not going to materialize; whether it’s a deal that’s been pressed for six months or a potential client asking for too much discount. Enter January with a clear sense of how you’re doing.

  1. Ask for referrals from your loyal customers.

Ask for referrals from your loyal customers who have had proven success using your product and see if there are any companies in their circle that could use your solution. Chances are, they’ll be glad to help.

Conclusion

These steps will get you ready to hit your sales goal in 2016 and YourOffice is looking forward to assist you with your business needs and inspire you to make 2016 a year of doing greater business. 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.

What are your business plans for 2016? Let us know your thoughts. We’re also looking forward to see you on Twitter and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 5 Ways to Give Back to Your Business in the New Year by Clate Mask says that if you’re fond of giving gifts, well new year is the best time to give back to your business and to yourself as well. Here are four gifts that will….
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A recent article, 5 Ways to Give Back to Your Business in the New Year by Clate Mask says that if you’re fond of giving gifts, well new year is the best time to give back to your business and to yourself as well.

Here are four gifts that will help you build a healthy, flourishing business in 2016.

Tasks delegation

Taking your hands off day‐to‐day operations of the company can be frightening, but it’s something you may have to do in order to thrive.

Consider virtual office plan that includes a professional receptionist to answer calls “live” in your business’ name, voicemail and call transfer, or you can delegate much of what you do to your trusted employees.

A Coach

You don’t always see what others see clearly when you’ve got your nose to the grinder 24/7.

Get someone from outside your organization (a professional coach or a reliable friend) that will shoot straight with you, to help you see above everything else so that you can make the right decisions.

Healthy Habits

If you’re sickly and weak, you’re missing chances to grow personally and professionally.

Getting your heart rate up on a regular basis will help you have strength and focus on making wise judgements. And when you get into regular rhythms of exercise, your mood will improve, which your workers will appreciate.

Time to read great books

To keep learning as a leader is to listen to those who have gone before us.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to read great books like Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company by Jim Collins.

Thirty minutes of book time every day can go a long way.

Conclusion

Give your business the opportunity to flourish and become the company you’re dreaming of. And one best gift you can give to your business is a workplace where you can collaborate with your team efficiently and effectively. 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.

What other gifts can you give back to your business?  Feel free to share your ideas.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work by Elizabeth Funk says that keeping in shape while achieving professional goals is not easy— working hard is often at odds with working out. Inactiveness is bad for your health, so finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can….
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A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work by Elizabeth Funk says that keeping in shape while achieving professional goals is not easy— working hard is often at odds with working out.

Inactiveness is bad for your health, so finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can help you keep active and motivated.

Here’s how.

  1. Do quick exercises throughout the day.

Whether you’re walking while chatting with a colleague in your team office space, getting your heart rate up with a brisk 5-minute workout or just doing the dishes— quick bursts of exercise are proven to help control appetites and improve your heart health.

  1. Stimulate yourself with some simple habits.

Provide yourself a healthy reason to get up regularly.  Drinking from a water glass that has to be replenished often, stretching while waiting for a file to download or stand up during a video conference in your flexible office space; these frequent breaks will regulate blood sugar and help focus your mind on the day’s work.

  1. Work face-to-face.

Instead of sending a quick inquiry by chat or email, you can walk around your Agile Office Space to talk to your colleagues, having a more fruitful conversation and helping you get over a mid-afternoon slump.

  1. Invest in ergonomic office furniture.

Invest in an ergonomic chair to provide a healthier sitting routine. There are multiple choices for fitness-inspired office furniture like desk bikes, adjustable desks, ball chairs, kneeling chairs, leaning/standing stools, which can stir up even the most sedentary office.

 Conclusion

Keeping in shape while at work can be easily achieved by these simple tips.  Apart from these simple tips, working environment is an important factor that influences employee motivation and happiness. If you’re looking for a workspace solution to meet your 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.

How do you stay fit in your workplace?  We’d love to know your comments below.  We’d also be glad to see on Facebook and Twitter.

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A recent article, How to Keep Your Computer’s Desktop Clean & Organized: 7 Helpful Tips by Carly Stec  says that accumulation of files on your PC not only makes it provoking to find what you need when you need it, but it can also compromise the performance of your computer…..
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A recent article, How to Keep Your Computer’s Desktop Clean & Organized: 7 Helpful Tips by Carly Stec  says that accumulation of files on your PC not only makes it provoking to find what you need when you need it, but it can also compromise the performance of your computer.

Below are four helpful tips to keep your desktop spick and span and staying productive.

1. Make a folder system
On a Mac

  • Right-click on your desktop and chooseNew Folder from the menu.
  • Right-click on it and chooseGet Info to change the folder’s name.
  • Under the Name & Extensionsection you’ll find a text box where you can insert a new name.

In Windows

  • Right-click on your desktop and selectNew > Folder from the menu.
  • Click on it, type a new name, and then pressEnter to rename the folder.

When you’ve created your folders, you can start to split up your files. How you organize your folder system will depend on your particular role in a team office space.

2. Use a desktop customization tool.
There are a couple of cool desktop customization tools available to improve the functionality of your desktop.

3. Utilize a cloud storage solution.
You may use cloud application like Dropbox that offers cloud storage and file synchronization to better manage your files.  Instead of dragging everything onto your desktop, simply store it in Dropbox where you can swiftly and easily search for it whenever you need it.

4. Schedule cleaning on a regular basis.
To get rid of anything unnecessary, set a weekly or monthly event on your calendar to remind you to do desktop maintenance.

Conclusion
Typically, your computer desktop serves as a hub for your work-related needs, thus keeping it clean is vital for easier access and computer performance.  Likewise, your office space is the center of your business functions; YourOffice can help you with choosing the right one. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

How do you manage your desktop? Let’s hear your suggestions. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Agile Office Space

A recent article, Top 4 Resources for Veterans Who Want to Start a Small Business by Hiscox Blog says that for many veterans, life after an active duty is a great chance to join the private sector—the business world.  However, the transition to civilian business life isn’t always easy. Fortunately,….
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A recent article, Top 4 Resources for Veterans Who Want to Start a Small Business by Hiscox Blog says that for many veterans, life after an active duty is a great chance to join the private sector—the business world.  However, the transition to civilian business life isn’t always easy.

Fortunately, there are some resources available to help veterans start their own businesses.

  1. SBA- Small Business Administration

SBA offers programs like entrepreneurial training programs, financing and workshops on government contracting opportunities. Any veteran who wants to start a small business in a coworking office space should visit SBA. Find your local Veterans Business Outreach Center for assistance.

  1. ACP- American Corporate Partners 

ACP is committed to helping veterans in their transition from the armed services to the private workforce. It provides tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.   

  1. SCORE Veteran Fast Launch Initiative 

It provides free access to a highly experienced mentor to help you start a business as well as free or considerably reduced resources, like computer software, that can assist you run your business.

  1. OSDBU-The Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The office has several resources that veterans should take advantage of including:

  • gov – this is the VA portal through which your small businesses can be certified as veteran-owned, starting your company up to a wide variety of benefits.
  • Direct Action Program – works to ensure that Veteran-owned and other small businesses are ready to compete for and gain new business with the federal government and commercial corporations.
  • Opportunity Show Case –helps the small business owners gain a better understanding of the industry vision of future opportunities provided by VA and other Federal agencies.

Conclusion

Launching a small business for veterans is made easy by these top four resources.  If you’re looking for a place to start your own business, YourOffice can be your partner in launching 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.

Are you a veteran?  Would you like to start your own business?  Feel free to share your comments and questions below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Co Working Office Space

Every great business needs a great logo to serve as their trademark and calling card. Your business logo will eventually be the symbol that defines your products and services. Logos that are recognizable and memorable can become powerful marketing tools for your company. Below are a few tips to help….
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Every great business needs a great logo to serve as their trademark and calling card. Your business logo will eventually be the symbol that defines your products and services. Logos that are recognizable and memorable can become powerful marketing tools for your company. Below are a few tips to help you create the best logo for your business.

Be iconic
Customized font is a great way to make your logo stand out and give your brand some individuality. For example:

Day Offices

This iconic font was created specially for the Walt Disney company and the distinct typography is just as recognizable as the signature castle logo.
A unique color scheme is also a powerful marketing strategy when creating your business logo: Tiffany’s is robin egg blue, Home Depot is orange, T-Mobile is magenta. These color schemes have become trademarked by the brands they represent.

Be Unique, but Relevant
The Evernote app is a great example of a clever logo with meaning. The little grey elephant amidst a bright green background is not only unique and eye-catching, but it pays tribute to the saying; “an elephant never forgets,” which is perfect for an app like Evernote, designed to help users record and remember things. Also, if you look closely, the tip of the elephant’s ear is curved over to resemble a note.

Keep it Simple
Successful logos don’t need to be complicated. For example, the Nike logo is a check mark, Mcdonald’s logo is a large, golden M. These logos are simple and easy to remember, which make them powerful marketing tools. While adding clever detail is desireable, it’s important to keep the design clear and clean looking, so don’t go overboard.

Match Your Business’ Personality
You don’t wear bedroom slippers with a tuxedo. If your business is considered an elegant business, then your logo should be elegant. If your business is playful, then your logo should be playful. For example, take a look at the following brand swap:

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Do these logos represent their respective companies well? If Lego is a building software for architects and Ray Ban is swim goggles for kids, then maybe. But since Ray Ban is a global eyewear company known for sophistication and Lego is a toy marketed to children (and the young-at-heart), both brands are better suited with their original logo designs.

Get People Talking
Creating a powerful brand logo goes hand in hand with creating a powerful marketing strategy. Customers need to know that your business is available and ready to serve, so put your business in the public eye and get people talking about it. The popular chicken restaurant, Chik-fil-a is famous for their “eat mor chikin” campaign, using signature cow characters to promote their brand on billboards, social media, and coupon calendars. Your business can use social media and other promotional tactics to increase brand awareness and start building a customer following. Consider contacting YourOffice, which provides everything from plug and play offices to full serviced virtual offices. They can help your business set up a virtual office, so you can manage social media accounts and better connect with your community.

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A recent article, What is Canva and How Do I Use It For My Business? by Matt Mansfield says that oftentimes, the most difficult  part of an effective content marketing campaign  is creating content that engages your targeted prospects. Canva enables you to create that content swiftly and smoothly, even….
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A recent article, What is Canva and How Do I Use It For My Business? by Matt Mansfield says that oftentimes, the most difficult  part of an effective content marketing campaign  is creating content that engages your targeted prospects. Canva enables you to create that content swiftly and smoothly, even if you have little or no graphic design skills at all.

What is Canva?
It is a tool with enough easy-to-use features that anyone can produce a variety of engaging content that can be shared.

Features and Functionality

Create Many Types of Content
From pre-sized social media image and header templates to marketing materials, documents, presentations, invitations and ads or you can make a custom project.

Lots of Images and Fonts to Use
Provides photo editor where you can change the appearance of your image easily using settings that include filters, tint, brightness, and more.

Collaboration
Makes it easy to collaborate with your team in Flexible Office Space about designs in two ways- ask for comments and open to edit.

Drag-and-Drop
Combined with search, this feature makes it easy to find image elements and to include the ones you like.

iPad App
Offers a full-featured and easy-to-use as the online version.

Price
It’s free! The only time you’ll have to pay is when you use one or more of the premium images that they sell for the low price of $1 per image.

How Do You Use Canva for Business?
The principal way to use Canva for business is to create and publish engaging content that will attract your targeted prospects both online and off. It helps you create remarkable content that catches on.

Conclusion
With Canva, your small business can create eye catching marketing content easily and will surely reach your target audience and convert them to buying consumers. YourOffice can also help you with workspace solution that provides the design you’re looking for. 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.

We hope this article has been useful one and we’d love to hear your comments and questions below. You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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A recent article, Are You Making These Body Language Mistakes? by Ceren Cubukcu believes that being aware of your body language is important  to avoid misunderstanding and conflicts –actions speaks louder than words. Here are some gestures to avoid at work in order to give a professional image to others…..
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A recent article, Are You Making These Body Language Mistakes? by Ceren Cubukcu believes that being aware of your body language is important  to avoid misunderstanding and conflicts –actions speaks louder than words.

Here are some gestures to avoid at work in order to give a professional image to others.

Breaking eye contact
Avoiding eye contact when speaking with an audience or with a coworker in coworing office space shows lack of interest or that you’re hiding something. You should always keep eye contact especially when you are making a point in order to avoid this kind of impression.

Crossing Your Arms
Crossing your arms is generally perceived as a defensive position— it shows coldness and indifference. Keep your arms open in order to give others a warm, affirmative feeling. You can keep your arms on the table if you are sitting.

Watching the Clock
Watching the clock from time to time gives the impression that you’re either in a hurry or have some where else you rather be. Therefore, when you’re in a meeting or speaking to your coworkers don’t look at the clock.

Slouching your shoulders or neck
Slouching or drooping body posture indicates that you’re bored and uninterested in what is going on around you.  Sit up straight or stand straight when speaking to somebody to show that you’re confident and professional.

Weak handshake
A weak handshake displays lack of confidence or uncaring attitude towards that person. Try to greet the people with a sincere and firm handshake.

Conclusion
Your gestures speak so much about you, therefore learning and avoiding the body language mistakes discussed above prevent you from being unprofessional. Your workplace also expresses how your business is doing. Working in offices like Lake Mary Serviced Office Space and West Raleigh Team Office Space can give impression that you’re a successful entrepreneur. 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.

We hope this article has been helpful and we’d love to hear your comments and questions below.  Feel free to see us on Facebook and Twitter.