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A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work says that staying in shape while in the office is hard– sedentary office routine poses damage to our health.  Therefore, finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can help us keep active and engaged. Here are four ways to keep you….
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A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work says that staying in shape while in the office is hard– sedentary office routine poses damage to our health.  Therefore, finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can help us keep active and engaged.

Here are four ways to keep you moving at work in a commercial office space.

  1. Walk around.

Instead of sending a quick inquiry through email or chat, you can walk around and talk to your coworkers face to face. It does not only allow you to get up from your desk from time to time, but it also promotes successful communications.

  1. Do some simple habits.

Give yourself a healthy reason to get up every now and then. For instance, while waiting to download a file you can do some back and shoulder stretching, or during a quick discussion in a meeting space with your colleagues you can remain standing.

  1. Make a quick exercise.

Get up from your desk and have a quick walk outside your  office space or just walk around the office while talking with a colleague, find a partner to join you for a five-minute workout.  Also, there are some desk exercise equipment you can use, like dumbbells, resistance bands, hand exercise balls and balance discs.

  1. Use ergonomic furniture.

Make your sedentary office lifestyle more active by using ergonomic office furniture like kneeling chairs, leaning/standing stools, desk bikes, adjustable desks, ball chairs, under-desk mini stair steppers, ergonomic footstools, arm exercisers and hand exercisers which help prevent muscle and joint pains.

Conclusion

These tips can help you stay fit and active at your office.  A well designed office space also helps sedentary office routine more comfortable and engaging.  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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A recent article, 5 Tips to Prepare You and Your Business for the Holidays by Joshua Sophy agrees that the holiday season is the busiest as well as the best time of the year for small business sales. However, while the holiday brings more sales, it also brings steep competition….
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A recent article, 5 Tips to Prepare You and Your Business for the Holidays by Joshua Sophy agrees that the holiday season is the busiest as well as the best time of the year for small business sales.

However, while the holiday brings more sales, it also brings steep competition among businesses; therefore staying ahead is very crucial.

Listed below are four tips that will help your business get ready for the holidays.

  1. Substantial inventory of saleable products

Consider the last year’s sales to know the products that sold best with customers and what didn’t. Remember to have sufficient inventory of products based on customers’ demands.

Having shelves filled with inventory that’s not moving is a loss.

  1. Offer holiday promotions

Focus on providing holiday promotions specific to your products and services. Once you’ve created special offers, here are some options to get them in front of potential customers.

  • Email marketing
  • Social media
  • Ad campaigns through major search engines like Bing and Google
  • Brick-and-mortar shops should consider offering local in-store promotions
  1. Delegate administrative tasks

As a small business owner, you should take advantage of the countless technologies that facilitate the burden of handling mundane tasks and help you focus on the core of your business (your customers). For instance, virtual office provides a professional receptionist to answer calls “live” in your business’ name, voicemail, call transfer, mail and package handling.

  1. Keep your momentum

Every penny should be accounted for at the end of the season. Organization, proper tracking and planned tactics set in advance are significant to a fruitful and successful holiday season.

Conclusion

These tips will help your small business get ready for the holidays.  If you need some assistance to focus your effort on sales, YourOffice is looking to be your partner in equipping you with several solutions. 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 prepare your business for the holidays?  Feel free to share your comments.  You can also see us on Facebook and Google Plus.

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A recent article, How to Stave Off Business Burnout as a Startup Owner by Larry Alton says that starting a business entails stress and struggles along the way. However, prolonged stress results to complete mental, emotional and physical fatigue better known as burnout— the ultimate destroyer of productivity. Burnout can….
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A recent article, How to Stave Off Business Burnout as a Startup Owner by Larry Alton says that starting a business entails stress and struggles along the way. However, prolonged stress results to complete mental, emotional and physical fatigue better known as burnout— the ultimate destroyer of productivity.

Burnout can cause depression and anxiety, as well as lack of passion and disengagement from work and life.

Fortunately, business burnout can be avoided  and here’s how.

Create and follow a schedule
To make a schedule, allocate substantial time to spend on specific tasks then stick to it. However, it’s alright to review your schedule throughout the day. As a business owner, some urgent matter is bound to come up but you don’t need to rearrange your whole life around one unexpected work issue.

Delegate
Delegate important tasks to trusted employees and ensure some measure of accountability that the tasks are completed within a reasonable amount of time.
A virtual office package can also be utilized to handle administrative tasks like answering phone calls and handling of mail and packages.

Stay focused
Keep in mind why you do what you do. Don’t become jaded. Instead, fight complacency by writing down the purpose for starting your business. Display this piece of writing where you can see it in your team office space to remind yourself that you and your work matter.

Get enough sleep
Going to work at your Individual Office space without enough sleep actually obstructs your cognition in a similar way to alcohol intoxication.

Ensure you get enough sleep to have all the essential bodily functions such as attention span and daytime awareness.

Conclusion
Following these simple tips keeps you going and having an awesome workspace to collaborate with your team adds strength to your productivity.  If you need office solution to meet your needs, you can visit offices like Charlotte Team Office Space and Ballantyne Flexible Office Space. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

We hope this article has given you some insights.  We’d love to hear your thoughts.  You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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A recent article,  How has coworking evolved since its birth? What’s next? by Megan Noel says that the advent of the coworking trend has replaced the image of solitary business owners with a lively, dynamic environment of professionals working within a shared space. Evolution of coworking Starting as coffee house meetups into….
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A recent article,  How has coworking evolved since its birth? What’s next? by Megan Noel says that the advent of the coworking trend has replaced the image of solitary business owners with a lively, dynamic environment of professionals working within a shared space.

Evolution of coworking

  • Starting as coffee house meetups into innovative office spaces where entrepreneurs can rent a desk, share meeting rooms, and collaborate with other like-minded business individuals.
  • A workspace solution for freelancers without spending a lot of money for an office in a high rise.
  • Popping up of locations around the country– just type “coworking” along with your city like; co working office space Southpark Charlotte, into any search engine and  is sure to produce a number of local results.
  • Being embraced by many small-businesses and startups as a means to boost innovation and crowdsource motivation.

Coworking: A reminiscent of college days

Members of coworking spaces pay a monthly or annual fee to share a workspace and a dedicated workspace like meeting rooms for rent or Flexible Meeting Rooms to rent for an additional cost.

These coworking spaces are reminiscent of college study groups, where everyone is working independently on their own projects yet the environment is conducive to leaning over and asking the opinion of the person at the table next to you.

Passports: A new trend in coworking

If you become a member, make sure to check if they offer reciprocal memberships to other coworking sites. This popular feature accommodates the traveling business owner, by offering sister locations in different cities.

Conclusion

Gone are the days of the lonely entrepreneur and replaced with innovation centers packed with dynamic groups of professionals and freelancers. So, if you’re looking for a change of pace, consider joining YourOffice and experience worry- free workspace solution. 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 still working from home feeling alone?  Feel free to share your thoughts and questions below.  You can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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The hiring process is not a one-way street. If you are in the hiring process, remember that while you are looking for the right employee for the job, employees are looking for the right boss to work for. Building a great team is not just about hiring the right people,….
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The hiring process is not a one-way street. If you are in the hiring process, remember that while you are looking for the right employee for the job, employees are looking for the right boss to work for. Building a great team is not just about hiring the right people, it is an ongoing process of cultivating relationships, casting vision, and championing the strengths of your employees.

Below are 3 team building strategies for you to consider.

  1. Know your team’s individual strengths

Expecting everyone on your team to be good at everything will produce nothing but mediocrity. Take the time to learn your team’s individual strengths, this will allow you to effectively delegate tasks to the right people. Not only will this give you and your business better results, but it will also give your employees success and a feeling of true accomplishment. If your team is small enough, a great way to discover their potential is to implement a Strengths Finder test. Once the results are in, you will have a much clearer and deeper understanding of who your employees are and how to best utilize their talents. Also, if your team is unaware of their strengths, this test will serve as an empowering and enlightening experience for them.

  1. Don’t expect your team to read your mind

            If you work with the same team long enough, they will begin to naturally know what you want, before you ask. But when it comes to building a new team or a large team, you must be clear, concise, and consistent in your expectations. You can’t expect a new team member to have the same understanding or information as a seasoned team member. If you want things done a certain way, you need to make your team aware of that from the beginning. Also, it’s important to extend grace to new team members who are adjusting to the culture of your workplace. “Your way” may not be the way they are used to and their previous boss may have trained them in a completely opposite way. A good leader sets their team up for success and is humble enough to consider new approaches, if their way isn’t working.

  1. Show your team that you have their back

            If you want to build a team of loyal and passionate employees, show them that you are worthy of their loyalty. Talented people will not waste their time and skills to follow a leader who undermines or undervalues them. If your team doesn’t believe that you have their best interest in mind, they will not believe in your vision for the company or support your endeavors. In fact, they will most likely be looking for a new job. While it is important to put the customer first, it shouldn’t be at the expense of your team. The fastest way to lose employee support is by throwing them under the bus. If there is a conflict between an employee and a customer, give your employee the benefit of the doubt and get to the truth of the situation of as quickly as possible. Be discreet in your disciplinary actions and make it a point to preserve the dignity of your employees.

Environment matters

Part of being a good leader is creating a work environment where your employees can thrive. If you are in the market for a new office building or are considering new office space solutions, contact YourOffice. 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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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:

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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, Some Tips Before Moving a Home-based Business to Commercial Space by Allen Buchanan says that many businesses like yours were started with two things— a great idea and a corner from home. As your business grows, you are thinking that moving from home to Agile Office Space….
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A recent article, Some Tips Before Moving a Home-based Business to Commercial Space by Allen Buchanan says that many businesses like yours were started with two things— a great idea and a corner from home.

As your business grows, you are thinking that moving from home to Agile Office Space would be a wise decision.

Here are some issues to consider as you move your business into a commercial real estate location.

Expenses to consider

You have little overhead with a home-based business. However, once the business leaves the home, you’ll need to consider paying a commercial rent plus utilities such as light, water, internet, phone and janitorial.

Most commercial landlords will entail a lease term of one year or more, therefore your business is committed for this amount of rent.

Permits to secure

Your business will require occupancy permits to operate the business from a commercial location. If the operation involves a manufacturing process, plan on this taking some time to get this permit as well.

Location to consider

Working until 2 a.m. is not as easy as staying up past your bedtime at home if you move your business to an off-site location.

You cannot work in your pajamas – and go to work in the spare bedroom anymore. You must dress up, drive, and potentially greet employees. Find a location as close to home as possible. This will save on your commute time.

To rent or buy

You don’t want to commit yourself to a location that you could outgrow in few months, therefore to lease a virtual office or coworking office space is recommended.

Buying a location makes sense but not right away. Lease a spot, get the business stable, hire some workers, make some more money, and look to buy down the road.

Conclusion

Working from home is convenient and economical but as your business thrives, you need to consider a workspace solution that will help you with complete amenities. 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 ready to move your business from home? Let us know your thoughts below.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

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A recent article, 7 Awesome Tips to Take Your Start Up to the Next Level by Cormac Reynolds believes that your business will not always be a start-up but will level up eventually, thus goals setting and planning is vital to your success. Here are 5 tips that will help your….
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A recent article, 7 Awesome Tips to Take Your Start Up to the Next Level by Cormac Reynolds believes that your business will not always be a start-up but will level up eventually, thus goals setting and planning is vital to your success.
Here are 5 tips that will help your business get to the next level.

  1. Review your plans regularly

Review and re-assess your goals regularly to see what is working well and what is not. For example, are your plans still applicable? Are you still going in the right path?  Treat your goals and plans as a “work in progress document”.

  1. Find a mentor

A mentor is the perfect person to help in getting your business to the next level. They have adequate experiences and skills to advise and help you on the best approach to take.

Once you’ve found the mentor that agreed to help you, you can rent a meeting room and make a schedule for meetings.

  1. Create Social Media and blog

Social Media and blogging are great marketing tools. You can get an expert to help you in building an online presence and build up your reputation online.

  1. Consider a better workplace solution

A workspace solution like Team Office Space or Agile Office Space with complete amenities to collaborate with your team is a great boost to efficiency and productivity.

  1. Be a ‘Limited’ company

In a limited company your assets and liabilities are protected within the umbrella of the company—a limited umbrella protects you and your business from financial risks.

Some advantages of a limited company are reduced risk, flexibility and improvement in reputation.

Conclusion

With goals and plans set in place, your business is ready to take off to the next level successfully. YouOffice is looking forward to help you with your growing needs. 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.

Are you ready to take off to the next level of your business?  Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

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A recent article, Understanding the small business VoIP transition by Katherine Finnell says that many of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are still using the legacy phone services but majority are considering small business VoIP transition to solve business problems and support a growing mobile workforce. Smaller SMBs (50 employees….
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A recent article, Understanding the small business VoIP transition by Katherine Finnell says that many of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are still using the legacy phone services but majority are considering small business VoIP transition to solve business problems and support a growing mobile workforce.

Smaller SMBs (50 employees or less)
For smaller SMBs, traditional phone system problems include:

  • Lack of mobile integration.
  • Difficult system management.
  • Call-quality issues.

Smaller SMBs tend to lack in-house IT staff and are more cost conscious.

Midsize SMBs (51 to 250 employees)
Midsize SMBs, encounter problems such as:

  • Lack of capacity to add users.
  • Lack of advanced features.
  • Difficult system management.

Midsize SMBs have more IT experience and prefer traditional providers and telecom equipment providers since they offer more complete solutions.

Important UC features growing in small business VoIP
While smaller and midsize SMBs purchase from different providers and look to solve different business problems, cost is still the main issue for a small business VoIP transition. They want a product that’s strong and feature-rich, but don’t want to pay a whole lot for it.

SMBs are starting to realize the need for unified communications (UC) features in their VoIP systems as more employees use personal devices for work. According to the report, more than 70% of SMBs said they would consider a provider that offers UC features like presence and mobile clients.

VoIP provides businesses with the platform to put all their business applications together into an integrated experience for employees.

Conclusion
Communication is very important to business success, therefore transitioning to VoIP with UC features is a significant consideration to take. However, if your business is not yet ready for VoIP transition, a virtual office is great to provide you an in-bound fax number and telephone number, a professional receptionist to answer your calls “live” in your business name, voicemail and call transfer. 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.

Do you want to go ahead with VoIP? We’d love to hear your comments below. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.