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6 Questions to Ponder Before Launching Your First Business

A recent article, 11 Questions to Answer Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business by Kenneth Burke says that today, it’s easier to start a business than before.  However, entrepreneurship is not for everyone. Take the time to answer the following questions honestly and carefully before you quit your….
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A recent article, 11 Questions to Answer Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business by Kenneth Burke says that today, it’s easier to start a business than before.  However, entrepreneurship is not for everyone.

Take the time to answer the following questions honestly and carefully before you quit your job and start your own business.

1. Why do you want to start a business?

 If you’re just trying to flee from issues with your present job in an agile office space then starting a business will be a wrong move.  Nevertheless, if you have the passion and idea, then you’re on the right path.

2. Do you have potential market?

Do some research, if there’s no one interested to buy the product, don’t try to force it!

3. Do you know how to start a business?

You need to prepare yourself before diving in. Here are a few things to consider.

  • How will you acquire/create your products?
  • What kind of business structure do you need?
  • What are the legal requirements?
  • How will you promote your brand?
  • Will you need to hire an employee?
  • Will you need to lease commercial office space?
  1. How much support will you need along the way?
  • How will you support yourself/family as you start your business?
  • Do you have adequate funding to start your business?
  • Will you hire a mentor or learn everything on your own?
  • Who will encourage you to keep going when times seem hard?
  1. Are you ready to handle failures/setbacks?

Do you have the courage to keep going through setback after setback? Can you handle challenges confidently?  If yes, that’s awesome!

  1.  Is the commitment your business will take worth it to you?

If you think your sacrifices will be worth it, then go ahead and start your own business.

Conclusions

These are some of the most important questions you need to consider to guide you in the right direction.  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 ready to start your business?  We’d love to hear your comments.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that your workspace says a lot about your company’s personality— your office should give your company credibility. Not having the right look, can have greater consequences than you might imagine. Here….
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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that your workspace says a lot about your company’s personality— your office should give your company credibility. Not having the right look, can have greater consequences than you might imagine.

Here are five ways to make an amazing office space for your startup.

  1. Forego the private office for a prestigious office location.

As a startup, you can forego the private office– work with your team in a shared office space. Minimize floor plan requirements so you can afford a more expensive address. This will provide you with easy access to important clients, and give your business a more prestigious aura. Consider Lake Mary Shared Office Space or Denver coworking office space, if the majority of your market is located there.

  1. Make your small office look spacious, attractive and functional
  • Choose light colors to make your small office brighter and look larger.
  • Use multifunctional furniture such as a table/desk combo to make activities more about teamwork.
  • Forego stuffy furniture and instead create a cozy ambiance.
  • Create secure cloud/digital file storage to eliminate file cabinets and closets and instead use the storage space for decorative or functional purposes in your office.
  1. Ensure that your office has a reliable internet connection.

Avoid embarrassing situations during sales presentation and business meetings by having a reliable internet connection. Work with your technical support and  building administrators  to ensure a strong signal is available in your entire office.

  1. Increase your company’s branding visibility.

Check that the landlord offers tenants naming rights for sections of the building. Naming rights will give you permission to have your brand in visible locations. This increases brand awareness and trust in the business industry.

Conclusion

A comfortable office environment with a high business professional presence is an advantage to your  business; it attracts clients, investors as well as top talents. 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. 

How do you create an impressive and appealing office space for your company? Let’s see your thoughts below.  Feel free to visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Success in business

A recent article, How to Create More Successful Habits for Your Business by Ken Sundheim tells that at some point in our lives, we may lose sight of our original goals and find success an impossibility.  Completing the race to the finish, no matter how difficult or how long it….
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A recent article, How to Create More Successful Habits for Your Business by Ken Sundheim tells that at some point in our lives, we may lose sight of our original goals and find success an impossibility.  Completing the race to the finish, no matter how difficult or how long it takes, is about integrity and strength.

It is truly our habits that determine whether we keep moving forward and finish the race, or if we stagnate. Here’s how to cultivate positive habits for your advancement. 

Be specific in what you want to achieve.  

When you define your objectives in vivid detail, you begin to see what it will take to get where you want to be. 

Stay focused on one thing at a time.  

You must learn to stay focused in order to achieve your full potential regardless of how difficult or simple a task is. For example, when you have a conversation with a co-worker in a coworking office space, you should be mindful and present with that person. 

Equate difficult tasks to greater rewards 

Begin to contemplate that the harder the task, the bigger the reward. Work becomes more engaging and rewarding when you think in terms of the positive result that will come from completion of a job. 

Learn to control impulses and emotions.  

Failure to control strong impulses and emotions is one of the major destructions to success. When you cannot focus, you cannot achieve any significant tasks. Also, your behavior impacts others. Controlling your emotions means you are thinking of others, and not allowing harmful words or actions to enter the workplace.

 Have control of your body to gain control of your mind.  

Learn to fight negative thoughts by engaging in deep breathing exercises.  For instance, take a moment to stand on your feet with your chest out and take a deep breath.

Conclusion

Regardless of where we stand right now, these tips can help us cultivate successful habits to help us thrive.  A great work environment also cultivates good working attitude towards efficiency and productivity.  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.

What habits help you thrive? Let’s see your thoughts below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Strong Work

A recent article, 5 Ways to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Effective by Ceren Cubukcu says that being busy is not always a sign of being effective or successful. In fact those who constantly mention that they are very busy are often not properly managing their time. Below are….
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A recent article, 5 Ways to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Effective by Ceren Cubukcu says that being busy is not always a sign of being effective or successful. In fact those who constantly mention that they are very busy are often not properly managing their time.

Below are some helpful tips for being more effective and less busy.

  1. First things first. 

Prioritize your tasks and avoid wasting time with things that are unnecessary. For instance, don’t always check your emails or social media accounts. Complete what you are working on first and then, start replying to emails or returning calls. It’s impossible to get everything done at the same time.

  1. Don’t say yes to every assignment. 

Don’t say yes to another assignment just to please the leader in your  team office space. Especially if you still have more on your plate than you can handle. Saying yes to everything, will reduce your efficiency and success rate because. You just won’t have the energy and focus that you would if you focused on one project at a time.

  1. Don’t allow others to distract you.

Concentrate on the task that you are working on and don’t allow your coworking office space to distract you. Don’t let anything shift your focus until you can take a break or have finished it to completion.

  1. Spend time with your friends and family. 

Not everything is about working. You need to take the time to relax, clear your mind, and invest in personal relationships. Doing so will make your work life, and your personal life even better.

  1. Get enough sleep and schedule breaks. 

Try to sleep early and get at least six to eight hours of sleep every night. Also, take some breaks during the day. During your break step away from the desk and clean your focus from what you were working on. This will help you stay more motivated and as a result, you will finish sooner and do a better job.

Conclusion

Proper time management will help you become more effective and productive.  A great workplace also affects work motivation and efficiency. 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 time?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Agile Office Space

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

Here are tips to stay productive at home:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conclusion
Following the simple tips above, working from home can become more productive.  While you’re thriving with your career, a business location is highly recommended. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

How do you stay productive at your home office?  Tell us on the comments below.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Office Space

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

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

  1. Set personal goals.

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

  1. Refresh your collateral.

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

  1. Review your total performance last year.

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

  1. Filter out your pipeline.

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

  1. Ask for referrals from your loyal customers.

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

Conclusion

These steps will get you ready to hit your sales goal in 2016 and YourOffice is looking forward to assist you with your business needs and inspire you to make 2016 a year of doing greater business. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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

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.

Office Space

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

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

1. Make a folder system
On a Mac

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

In Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.