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Virtual Office

A recent article, For 2016, 5 Small Businesses Women Can Start Fast by Benjamin Pimentel believes that starting a business is not that easy.  On the contrary, the skills you already have and a clear path in mind, starting a business becomes much more feasible. To find inspiration, ask yourself few….
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A recent article, For 2016, 5 Small Businesses Women Can Start Fast by Benjamin Pimentel believes that starting a business is not that easy.  On the contrary, the skills you already have and a clear path in mind, starting a business becomes much more feasible.

To find inspiration, ask yourself few things:

  • What are the things you know?
  • What are you good at?
  • What have you been doing?
  • What brings you joy?
  • What are the needs in your community?

Then find where you fit best, here’s a list of businesses to help guide towards the right path:

Business/professional consulting service
If you’re a lawyer, an accountant or an executive in a field such as marketing and have built a successful career in the corporate world— you have skills that could help you kick off your own business.

Team building/workforce consultancy
If you have experience in human resources management, you could capitalize HR-related skills and networks to set up a business in a Shared Office Space —offering team building and workforce consulting services.

Home health care services
If you have medical skills, training and experience in the health industry, you can explore small business opportunities in personal home health care services.  These might include being a caretaker for an aging or injured person or helping sick, handicapped or special needs children.

Buy a food truck
You may be a good cook and really love cooking; you can start with a food truck that can be fully customized and it’s easy to get financing because the truck itself can be used as collateral on the loan.

Conclusion
When you base your business on your own skills,expertise and experience with a clear vision, you can more quickly become a part of the community of small business owners.  If you’re decided to launch your own small 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.

We hope this article has been informative one and we’d love to see your comments.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Day Offices

A recent article, How technology is changing the way businesses operate by Waqar Hassan says that without a doubt, technology is an integral part of today’s humanity. The world is becoming more and more interconnected by the day. It affects our lives, our home and our business. It can benefit….
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A recent article, How technology is changing the way businesses operate by Waqar Hassan says that without a doubt, technology is an integral part of today’s humanity. The world is becoming more and more interconnected by the day. It affects our lives, our home and our business.

It can benefit companies big and small in many ways and has undoubtedly had a great impact on all companies and the way they operate.

Here’s how technology influences business operation:

Speed and accuracy
Computer systems allow businesses to do things more quickly. Computers also tend to be much more accurate than the ordinary human worker. Actually, according to the BBC, many employments are going to be at risk over the next few decades because of technology. There’s already a robot-only factory in China. This goes to prove that technology can get jobs done much more quickly and efficiently.

Outsourcing
Many companies outsource to remote workers in a Shared Office Space, some of the basic tasks such as data entry and customers service over the phone. This makes it easier for businesses as they can get their employees to focus on the more pressing matters at hand, rather than the more simple tasks which still have to be done.

Communications
Technology facilitates you to communicate with anyone, anywhere and anytime. If someone is absent from the workplace, you can easily communicate with them, ensuring there’s little disruption. Communication is more instantaneous and affordable, especially with tools like the internet and social media.

Virtual location
Instead of relying on physical office like an Agile Office Space, technology is allowing many companies to establish virtual office space instead. This is a cheaper alternative and it doesn’t force employees to work in the same place daily.

Conclusion
Technology is constantly evolving and changing.  If you want your business to thrive and be competitive, learn to adapt to new technologies and be ready to adopt them. YourOffice is looking forward to assist you with your growing business needs to stay afloat in the digital business world. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and team office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

How technology affects your business?  We’d love to know your comments below.  Feel free to visit us on Twitter and Google Plus, too.

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

Choosing an office space for your business should not be done in haste. There are many considerations that need to be made, before signing that contract. Below are 5 questions to consider, when choosing an office space. What are the hidden costs? The rent is only the tip of the….
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Choosing an office space for your business should not be done in haste. There are many considerations that need to be made, before signing that contract. Below are 5 questions to consider, when choosing an office space.

  1. What are the hidden costs?

The rent is only the tip of the iceberg. You must also factor in; utilities, moving expenses, and other costs that the space may require. Will you need to make any repairs or improvements? Is the space lacking in any amenities that you may need to pay for later?

  1. Is the parking convenient?

This little detail is actually more important than you may think. For instance, let’s say a client is arriving for a meeting at your office for the first time. Let’s add that they are also commuting from an inconvenient distance with heavy traffic for the entire drive. They finally arrive at the office building, with less than a minute to spare and all of the parking spaces are full, because the parking lot isn’t big enough. Or the parking garage is four blocks away from the office building. Or your business office shares a lot with Bumblebee Bakery and the only available spaces have signs that say; “parking for Bakery customers only.” If any of these are the case, your client’s first impression of doing business with you is not going to be a positive one. Most likely they will enter your office flustered and agitated, which is not a great way to start your meeting.

  1. Is there room to grow?

If you are anticipating fast growth within your business, then the office space you choose should allow for that. If the office space only meets requirements for your current size, consider either choosing a more flexible office space, or choosing a short-term contract.

  1. Does the location benefit your business?

Consider the location and surroundings of the office space. Is it easy to access and find on a map? Are the surrounding businesses potential competition for your business? You may find a great office space, but if the location isn’t right, your business could suffer. It’s important to take into account whether or not the location will attract the age and demographic of your target audience.

  1. How much freedom do you have?

If you are renting a space, be sure to get in writing exactly what changes you are permitted to make. It will be difficult to make the space your own, if your rental agreement doesn’t allow you to paint or implement other desired changes.

Consider all the options
Perhaps your business would benefit more from a more unconventional office setting? YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious fully serviced office space and meeting space for any size business. Convenient, hassle free, and move in ready-their offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

Office Space

If your small business is just starting out, the Christmas bonuses you are able to offer may not be as generous as you (or your employees) were hoping for. So, if your monetary gift is meager, below are a few ideas to help improve a holiday bonus. Extra Paid Vacation….
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If your small business is just starting out, the Christmas bonuses you are able to offer may not be as generous as you (or your employees) were hoping for. So, if your monetary gift is meager, below are a few ideas to help improve a holiday bonus.

Extra Paid Vacation Days
Surprise your team with some extra time off, that they can cash in during the new year.

Holiday Ham or Turkey Give Away
Give your team the gift of one-less-thing-to worry-about-during-the-holiday-season. Especially if your employees have children or will be doing the majority of holiday cooking, a sizeable free ham or turkey is a great annual gift.

The Good Stuff
If you plan to gift your employees with wine or spirits, make it a special treat. Choose something exotic and expensive, something to enjoy, that they wouldn’t normally purchase.

Date Night
If your employees have significant others, create date night packages to surprise them with. Each package could contain movie tickets for two and a gift card to a romantic restaurant. Depending on how well you know your team and their partners, you could even personalize the package contents for each couple. This takes more time and creativity than other gifts, but if you have created a close bond with your team, it would be a very meaningful gesture.

Gift Cards
These aren’t original or personal, but if your team is new and you are unsure what to get them, you can’t go wrong with a gift card. Especially if the gift card treats them to a delicious meal or a popular shopping establishment.

Don’t be a Scrooge
Even if your budget is too low to give your team an impressive raise or bonus, there are other ways to make them feel appreciated. However, as your business grows, keep looking for ways to improve your budget. Perhaps you are paying too much at your current business location, or maybe you are paying for extra space or amenities that you don’t need. If so, consider contacting 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.

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.

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.

Team Officespace

A recent article, 7 Things to Ponder Before Getting Small Business Financing by Melinda Emerson says that if you have bright idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option to get started, then be careful. Immediately seek small business financing rather than bootstrapping it with your….
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A recent article, 7 Things to Ponder Before Getting Small Business Financing by Melinda Emerson says that if you have bright idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option to get started, then be careful.

Immediately seek small business financing rather than bootstrapping it with your personal assets can be risky— it brings its own crop of distractions.

Here are things to consider before pursuing small business financing.

1. You might appear as a beggar
You don’t have financial track record if you’re a startup.  Therefore, your potential investor has the power over you and puts you at a disadvantage by charging you a higher cost of capital.

2. You could undervalue your company
When you seek financing, you need to assign monetary value on your company based on its assets and intellectual property —it’s easy to commit substantial mistake that you’ll be able to calculate afterwards.

3. You might get the wrong partners
You put your business at risk when you partner with an investor hastily. The proposal to finance your endeavor seldom comes without strings, so ensure you understand your financier better than you understand your spouse otherwise you may not be ready to take the leap.

4. You’ll be sidetracked from building your customer base
Building a customer base needs motivation and commitment; acquiring financing needs the same. Once you divert your interest from your clientele to pursue funding, you will be sidetracked from building your clientele which is the essence of your business.

5. You Could Lose Control of Your Company
You’ll have to appoint a Board of Directors that will have financial and board control.  Backers don’t know you as a fresh entrepreneur and may vote to disregard you as the CEO.

Conclusion
A true entrepreneur sees business opportunity as a way to hone talents and instincts that yields long- term success rather than quick cash. As a startup, YourOffice can help you launch your business by ensuring the right setup for you. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and team office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

Would you like to launch your business?  We’d love to hear your thoughts below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.