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A recent article, Five ways taking breaks can improve productivity by Regus says that in today’s workplace, it’s common for employees not to take breaks because of the heavy workloads.  However, did you know that taking breaks in your daily routine can actually boost your productivity and efficiency? Here are….
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A recent article, Five ways taking breaks can improve productivity by Regus says that in today’s workplace, it’s common for employees not to take breaks because of the heavy workloads.  However, did you know that taking breaks in your daily routine can actually boost your productivity and efficiency?

Here are five simple ways to make the most of your breaks to boost productivity.

  1. Have a quick walk.

Sitting and staring at  the computer all day long is tiresome. Take a quick walk around your workplace in Lake Mary Team Office Space or it’s even better if you can walk outside to detach yourself from your work physically and refresh your mind. Going on a quick walk regulates your blood flow and allows your mind to have some rest from any stress you’re experiencing.

  1. Take healthy snacks.

Taking healthy snacks such as fresh fruits like banana and apple, nuts, fresh vegetables, tuna sandwich and cereals can increase energy level and boost productivity. Avoid snacks from vending machines that contain much sugar which impair cognition.

  1. Meditate and relax.

Meditating at work can relieve stress and increase focus. Find a quiet place in your office in Lake Mary Flexible Office Space where you can relax for a little while and have a few moments of reflection. According to a study, those who meditate can stay on task longer and were less distracted.

  1. Have a quick chat.

Conversing with coworkers during breaks offers a great opportunity to build strong ties in the workplace–it can boost productivity and help employees enjoy their work more.

  1. Take a power nap.

Taking a 20-30 minute nap helps restore mental alertness and increases energy levels. It helps performance without leaving you feeling sleepy or interfering with nighttime sleep.

Conclusion

Ensure that you take your breaks and follow these simple tips to help you stay productive and efficient in the workplace. 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. 

How do you spend your breaks in your workplace?  Let’s see your comments below. Feel free to visit us also in our Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Office Space

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.

Short term Offices

A recent article, 7 Things Successful People Do Before Every Presentation by Larry Alton  says that whether you’re presenting in front of large group of business leaders or just a few people you know, the content and delivery of your presentation make an impression that can make or break you…..
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A recent article, 7 Things Successful People Do Before Every Presentation by Larry Alton  says that whether you’re presenting in front of large group of business leaders or just a few people you know, the content and delivery of your presentation make an impression that can make or break you.

Here are some preparation tips for successful and impressive presentation.

  1. Know your audience
  • How many people will be in your audience?
  • Will they be male or female?
  • How old are they?
  • What positions do they hold?
  • What is their interest in your work?

With all these things in mind, it will help you craft the tone, the position and the direction of your presentation.

  1. Look at the venue

The venue should correspond to the size and kind of audience you’ll have. Look in advance for appropriate conference rooms for rent or Meeting Rooms for rent that provide complete array of technology and help you shape a successful presentation.

  1. Outline key points

Outline the key points you want to make during the presentation—this skeletal presentation framework will help you later in the process.

  1. Make a presentation and not a speech

Your presentation may include prototype, interactive demonstration or a PowerPoint presentation.

Remember that you’re creating the presentation elements, and not a speech–writing a full speech in detail may sound over-rehearsed.

  1. Practice until you feel confident enough to go live

During your rehearsal, ensure you touch on all the elements of your presentation, not just your speech. Focus on your posture, your body language and your tone.

  1. Get Feedback then revise

Ask your colleagues, mentors, family and friends to assess your work-in-progress.

This feedback helps you identify flaws you may need to revise and improve.

Conclusion
Your presentation success depends on how well you prepared beforehand. YourOffice offers venue like Flexible Meeting Rooms to rent Southpark Charlotte to help you arrange the room so you can focus on making the presentation and closing the deal. 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- our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

Are you ready to for your presentation? Feel free to share your comments. We’d love to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

Virtual Office Space

What does a dry-cleaning business in Massachusetts, a marketing company in San Francisco, and a custom shelving business all have in common? They all sponsor community service projects. Owning a small business gives you the opportunity to get involved in your community and help people in need. Not only will….
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What does a dry-cleaning business in Massachusetts, a marketing company in San Francisco, and a custom shelving business all have in common? They all sponsor community service projects.

Owning a small business gives you the opportunity to get involved in your community and help people in need. Not only will this strengthen your customer relationships and establish integrity for your company name, giving back to the community gives your business a greater mission than just corporate success.  Establishing a philanthropic vision with your business will create a culture of passion, dedication, and service, that will improves work environment and employee moral.

Below are a few ways that your business can get involved with community service and outreach projects.

Sponsor
Donate a portion of your sales to a local charity or sponsor a local organization, like a little league team or an arts program. It can be as simple as purchasing a banner to hang in a stadium, or an advertisement to post in a program. Find something that enriches the community that your business can support.

Donate
Donations don’t necessarily need to be monetary. Your business can donate some of it’s products to benefit a community event. For example, if your company specializes in healthy granola bars, water consider donating them as snacks for a charity run. Your business could also provide gift baskets for auctions or other fundraising events.

Host
If your business has enough space, you can host community events and fundraisers. Hosting holiday events is a great way to get your business involved in the community. Most Publix branches host a free Haunted House for families to attend during October. This event includes free food samples from local businesses, live music, raffle drawings, face painting, and more.

Partner
If there is a local business that compliments yours, consider partnering with them to share each other’s products and co-sponsor events. For example, your granola bar business may be in the same area as a loose leaf tea business. Consider providing free samples of their tea to pair with free samples of your granola bars and vice versa at their establishment. Find ways to work alongside your fellow business owners, to better serve your community and increase rapport with customers.

Choose your location wisely
The community where your business resides will contribute to the success of your business or the decline. When choosing your business’ location, be aware of opportunities to participate in community events. If you are in the process of scouting out an office location for your business, or if you are looking to change your current location, contact YourOffice. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Shared Office Space

A recent article, 5 Timesheet Best Practices Your Small Business Should Implement by Curt Finch says that the right choice of time tracking software is one of the toughest issues many businesses face. Trying to be productive and compliant to some government regulations. With so many available options, it can….
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A recent article, 5 Timesheet Best Practices Your Small Business Should Implement by Curt Finch says that the right choice of time tracking software is one of the toughest issues many businesses face. Trying to be productive and compliant to some government regulations.

With so many available options, it can be difficult to determine the right software, the right methods and the best practices to implement company-wide.

Here are some tips for implementing time tracking software for your company.

Implement time tracking company-wide

When the leaders value and use time tracking themselves, and apply the same rule company-wide, it can be a powerful motivation for everyone involved.

Provide the necessary training

Making sure everyone understands the necessity of correct time tracking can change the way your employees respond to your new timesheet policies. If they don’t understand what is involved, it can lead to mistakes and lost information on timesheets.

Automate the process

Automating your processes will not only alleviate that data risk, but will also help keep you compliant. If you’re properly training your staff with the timesheet system, your company will be able to make the most out of it.

Move to hourly employees

Move all employees to hourly pay, where each party clearly understands what’s expected (on productivity and efficiency) and there’s far less room for one to take advantage of the other.

Record your time everyday

Make sure everyone in the company is recording their timesheet at least once daily to maintain good records and best practices.

To promote daily time record, make sure the process is not so complicated. Recording a timesheet should only take few minutes each day.

Conclusion

Following the basic rules listed above with proper implementation of  the new systems will surely help you run the business smoothly and efficiently. A workplace with complete facilities can be your partner in implementing the systems. 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.

What timesheet are you planning to implement?  We’d be glad to hear your comments below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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What does it it mean to “go global” with your business? Is it expanding your product and services overseas? Networking with international client bases, and vendors? Increasing global awareness and understanding of cultural diversity? The answer is, all of the above. Below are a few strategies to help prepare your….
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What does it it mean to “go global” with your business? Is it expanding your product and services overseas? Networking with international client bases, and vendors? Increasing global awareness and understanding of cultural diversity? The answer is, all of the above.

Below are a few strategies to help prepare your business for international expansion and prepare you to be a global leader.

Scout the location
Take a business trip (or a vacation) and go visit the location you are considering expanding your business to. This is will give you a first hand account of the people you will be doing business with and any cultural or governmental barriers your business will face.

Assess the market
Ask, is there a large consumer base to receive what your business has to offer? “If you build it, they will come” may have worked in Field of Dreams, but when it comes to being an entrepreneur, a viable market must be established first. In other words; “if you build it…they need to already be there.” If there isn’t a pre-existing market available, or if it seems too small to put your confidence in, don’t give up. Networking is an invaluable resource when it comes to expanding your business, whether it’s local or international. The more connections you make with overseas associates, friends, and business partners, the more opportunity you have to raise awareness about your business and increase your market.

Research the culture
When bringing your business to a foreign country, you need to be familiar with their culture and customs, to know whether or not your business will be well received. For example, when McDonald’s expanded to India, they had to make some major changes to their menu…such as removing the Big Mac from it. The cow is sacred in the Hindu religion, so a fast food restaurant that prides itself in selling beef hamburgers will not be a popular (or even permitted) establishment. In order to “go global,” Mcdonald’s had to forfeit their namesake meal and change their patty recipes to vegetarian ingredients only. The company was willing to make those changes, but you need to decide ahead of time what sacrifices and adaptations you are willing to make.

Be a bridge-builder
Evaluate whether your business will be a benefit to the community or direct competition for local merchants and vendors. Becoming a global business leader means building bridges that enhance cross-cultural relationships. Your success overseas will be a reflection of your ability to work with the culture and people your business is serving. Running local artisans out of business is certainly not a positive way to expand your company, especially if you desire to gain a loyal following of customers. A successful international business model is one that provides opportunity and resources for the people it serves.

Go global
Going global with your business is more than just expanding to the international market, it is a mindset that every business leader should strive to develop. Becoming more globally aware will allow you to do business better. If you are considering expanding your business internationally and want to increase your ability to network and test out the market, consider partnering expanding to a virtual office. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of  businesses looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. Contact YourOffice to help you create a flexible and customizable business model that will allow you to spend more time building relationships and gaining cultural experiences.

Virtual Office

A recent article, Co-working spaces are the trend, but do more colleagues mean more problems? by Lydia Dishman believes that co-working space is ideal for many startups –it is  a professional space to meet clients and confer with staff. Collaboration and sociability are other factors why many prefer the co-working….
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A recent article, Co-working spaces are the trend, but do more colleagues mean more problems? by Lydia Dishman believes that co-working space is ideal for many startups –it is  a professional space to meet clients and confer with staff. Collaboration and sociability are other factors why many prefer the co-working route.

However working side by side can have its downsides. Here are few issues that may arise in a coworking space.

  • You don’t get to select your neighbors.
  • When noise and activity from other occupants becomes too distracting, a communal environment can be challenging,
  • Entrepreneursare prone to “high highs and low lows”– sometimes in the same hour.
  • Because of the communal space there is a possible threat of theft.
  • There is always a new class of startups moving in.
  • Other entrepreneurs and freelancers who share the space may be more careless.
  • Some people are there for the fun – they focus on showing off as opposed to showing up.
  • Losing or slow internet connection is an inevitable problem for members of a coworking community.

Conclusion

Hearing and learning the downsides of co-working spaces may change your mind to consider moving in. However, there are other workspace solutions you can choose from.  You can visit and see offices in Lake Mary Executive Office Space and Ballantyne Individual Office space.  Agreement terms and office plans are flexible, ensuring the proper set-up for your startup and various options to support future growth. With offices that are carefully designed for maximum productivity, you can select the ideal mix of space and services to suit your business. 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 been informative one and we’d love to hear your comments and questions below. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Starting a new small business is a lot like getting a dog. Not only do you have to prepare your house for your new arrival and prepare your family, you have to determine if you have the commitment necessary to business success. You also need to determine if you have….
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Starting a new small business is a lot like getting a dog. Not only do you have to prepare your house for your new arrival and prepare your family, you have to determine if you have the commitment necessary to business success. You also need to determine if you have enough capital to start a small business.

Here are three ways to determine if owning a small business is right for you:

Responsibilities: When deciding if owning a small business is right for you, you’ll have to ask yourself if you’re willing to take on numerous responsibilities. When you’re an employee at a larger corporation, you only need to focus on your niche area. When you’re an entrepreneur, you have to focus on every area.

Stamina – Owning your own small business means you’ll be working much more than the average 40 hours per week. You’ll be working seven days a week and you might lose touch with friends. You might have to give up on certain activities as well. It’s easy to get burned out when you aren’t in touch with friends and family all of the time.

Passion – Are you passionate about your service and product? Facing the prospect of your small business possibly failing can bring you down, but, if you’re passionate about your offerings, you’ll work harder and you’ll push forwards when times are tough. Working around the clock won’t also seem as bad when you love what you do.

Starting your very own business requires taking on multiple responsibilities, having a lot of stamina and passion about your products and services. Having these three talents will help you down your entrepreneurship road.

Do you have any tips to share? Please feel free to share them in the comments section. We look forward to hearing from you.