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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, 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, 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.

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A recent article, Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward by Adam Root says that one of the best ways to help your small business succeed is to go back to the basics. By establishing a strong foundation, you can make internal problem-solving a cornerstone of your business….
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A recent article, Take 4 Steps Back to Move Your Small Business Forward by Adam Root says that one of the best ways to help your small business succeed is to go back to the basics. By establishing a strong foundation, you can make internal problem-solving a cornerstone of your business model.

Below are four basic tips to help your business thrive.

  1. Understand the problem of your clients.

Write down the problem you are trying to solve.

Successful entrepreneurs want to make the world a better place and they aren’t in it just for the money. That kind of motivation leads to advancement.

  1. Make something people actually want.

Regardless of how well you think you know your clients, it’s significant to understand whether they want what you’re selling.

To know the answer, make a one-page website that explains, in straightforward terms, what problem you’re solving, and for whom. Include a call to action asking customers to give their email addresses to receive “early access.”

  1. Meet your target demographic without pitching to them.

Look for meeting rooms for rent and arrange meetings with some of your potential and existing customers to solve problems.

Your focus should be on keeping a sharp ear out for concerns or problems and asking, “Why”.

  1. Know customers’ complaints and be ready to resolve them.

Look for recurring patterns in your customers’ behaviors to find out what you’re doing wrong and be ready to resolve them.

Keep talking to more clients to determine what modifications and enhancements you’ll need for your product.

Conclusion

Running a business is a tough job, but the reward can be well worth the toil if you’re willing to invest from the inside out. YourOffice can help you ease the burden of maintaining an office and help you focus on maximizing your productivity. 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.

How do you manage your small business? We’d be glad to see your comments below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

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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….
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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.

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Would you like to go virtual this year? Well, give it a try! A recent article, Annis: Switching to a virtual office? 6 things to consider by Jim Annis gives you things to keep in mind when considering going virtual in whole or in part. It can be a game-changer….
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Would you like to go virtual this year? Well, give it a try! A recent article, Annis: Switching to a virtual office? 6 things to consider by Jim Annis gives you things to keep in mind when considering going virtual in whole or in part.

  1. It can be a game-changer

Switching to virtual office cannot be done hastily, abruptly and without the analysis from your core team as to whether it is the correct thing for you to do. This can be a game-changer—you may win or lose.

  1. What is the need for a customer base?

Ask yourself the following significant questions.

  • What does my customer base require?
  • Is there a need for a building?

For instance, if you want to keep the charm about the Santa’s Workshop alive, then going virtual is not possible.

  1. Staff communication

Going virtual requires a strong commitment to a communication plan because you need to collaborate with staffs who may be thousand miles away.

For example, you may consider HD Video Conferencing rooms for rent or Video Conference rooms for rent to help you conduct seamless meetings and retain vital links with the people who help make your business flourish.

  1. Adapting your team

Allowing your workers to work at home rather than in a team office space will enable you to distinguish who is efficient and who is not, and then make decisions from there.

  1. Adjusting virtual leadership

You have to adapt with a virtual setting to be effective in showing the way, motivating shared vision, challenging the process, allowing others to act and encouraging them.

You can institute a virtual whiteboard where everyone shares their insights/ideas and live chatting, allowing everyone to comment.

Conclusion

Going virtual depends on the kind of  business and how it works.  Nevertheless if you are considering switching to virtual in whole or in part, YourOffice is looking to help you with appropriate solutions for your business requirements. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutionsflexible 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 decided to go virtual?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus

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Focus on do’s, instead of dont’s You can set clear expectations for your team in a way that is encouraging, as opposed to burdensome. Even if people agree with a “don’t” statement, over time, the use of negative statements as a training technique, will take a toll on your employees…..
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Focus on do’s, instead of dont’s
You can set clear expectations for your team in a way that is encouraging, as opposed to burdensome. Even if people agree with a “don’t” statement, over time, the use of negative statements as a training technique, will take a toll on your employees. It will be much harder to inspire your team toward what they can achieve, if you are a leader that is known for always saying “don’t do this” or “don’t do that.” Of course, there are times when a don’t statement is necessary, but try to use it sparingly. You will be much more likely to raise up resourceful leaders by focusing on what you want from your team, rather than what you don’t want.

Monthly check-ins
The interview should not be the last time your employee has a one-on-one meeting at your business. Employees who feel valued at their job, are much more likely to stay motivated and dedicated at work. Also, the more your team is able to grow and develop skills, the better your business will run. Therefore, you need to check in with your employees on a consistent basis. If your company is too large, or spread out over multiple locations, delegate check-ins to a trusted leader. Elect or hire a department chair or team lead that can oversee each division of  your company and serve as an advocate for your employees. It is important to choose division leaders that are knowledgeable about the division they are serving. Check-ins should be in a private meeting room and allow time for the employee to ask questions or express concerns. If the employee needs more training or is experiencing trouble in the workplace, the division lead can inform you, so that you can action.

 Implement team building strategies
This can be can be as small as putting together a Secret Santa gift exchange during the winter holiday, or as big as organizing a company retreat. Choose the strategies that work best for your team dynamic. It’s important to create a positive work environment for your employees and team building is a great way to establish a culture of teamwork and community within your company. Many businesses that boast a healthy turnover rate, are businesses that have put in the effort to create a comfortable work space for their employees.

You know your business best
An important part of being a great leader and a great boss is knowing how to set your team up for success. If your business environment or location needs a change, consider partnering with YourOffice. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. Your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Contact YourOffice and let them match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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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….
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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.