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A recent article, Get Off the Feast-and-Famine Treadmill by Deena Anreise says that as a professional service provider, your business is mostly dependent on referrals.  Nevertheless, as you’re too busy working with your current clients, you find it really hard to encourage new referrals and nurture them to new business…..
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A recent article, Get Off the Feast-and-Famine Treadmill by Deena Anreise says that as a professional service provider, your business is mostly dependent on referrals.  Nevertheless, as you’re too busy working with your current clients, you find it really hard to encourage new referrals and nurture them to new business.

Here are three administrative tasks that you can delegate to your virtual assistant to help you generate and nurture referrals for your business continuous growth in Lake Mary Executive Office Space.

Find and maintain relevant networking events.

All you need to do is to decide whether or not the scheduled event is interesting to you. Once at the event, have fun and be pleasant to attract people around you. Don’t try to get a new client on the spot, but build a network of fans (solid connections) that will remember you when someone is in need of your services.

Remind you to follow up new contacts.

At a networking event you can make solid connections which can be potential business resources. For instance, you can take a snapshot of each business card that you’re handed at an event and send them to your virtual assistant for your CRM.  On the following day, your virtual assistant in Lake Mary Coworking Office Space will remind you to follow up with these clients with a simple greeting to stay in touch that can lay the foundation for future referrals.

Nurture, continuously.

Your virtual assistant can help you maintain and nurture your contacts consistently. She/he can categorize your potential contacts in your CRM by their interests and affinity groups or can make a draft of several personal emails you can send each day or remind you of your appointments with your clients.

Conclusion

A virtual assistant is essential to do these recurring tasks so you can stay focused on the core of your business while increasing your referrals.  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 other tasks can you delegate to a virtual assistant to stay focused on your business?  We’d love to hear your comments.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

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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….
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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.

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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.

Virtual Office Space

A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work by Elizabeth Funk says that keeping in shape while achieving professional goals is not easy— working hard is often at odds with working out. Inactiveness is bad for your health, so finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can….
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A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work by Elizabeth Funk says that keeping in shape while achieving professional goals is not easy— working hard is often at odds with working out.

Inactiveness is bad for your health, so finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can help you keep active and motivated.

Here’s how.

  1. Do quick exercises throughout the day.

Whether you’re walking while chatting with a colleague in your team office space, getting your heart rate up with a brisk 5-minute workout or just doing the dishes— quick bursts of exercise are proven to help control appetites and improve your heart health.

  1. Stimulate yourself with some simple habits.

Provide yourself a healthy reason to get up regularly.  Drinking from a water glass that has to be replenished often, stretching while waiting for a file to download or stand up during a video conference in your flexible office space; these frequent breaks will regulate blood sugar and help focus your mind on the day’s work.

  1. Work face-to-face.

Instead of sending a quick inquiry by chat or email, you can walk around your Agile Office Space to talk to your colleagues, having a more fruitful conversation and helping you get over a mid-afternoon slump.

  1. Invest in ergonomic office furniture.

Invest in an ergonomic chair to provide a healthier sitting routine. There are multiple choices for fitness-inspired office furniture like desk bikes, adjustable desks, ball chairs, kneeling chairs, leaning/standing stools, which can stir up even the most sedentary office.

 Conclusion

Keeping in shape while at work can be easily achieved by these simple tips.  Apart from these simple tips, working environment is an important factor that influences employee motivation and happiness. If you’re looking for a workspace solution to meet your needs, 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.

How do you stay fit in your workplace?  We’d love to know your comments below.  We’d also be glad to see on Facebook and Twitter.

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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…..
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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.

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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.

virtual office

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

meeting Space

A recent article, High Levels of Quality Communication by Chris LoCurto says that effective communication is very important and beneficial to success in many areas of your life. Here are some tips to help improve your communication skills. Verbal Communication You first have to recognize the person you’re talking to. ….
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A recent article, High Levels of Quality Communication by Chris LoCurto says that effective communication is very important and beneficial to success in many areas of your life.

Here are some tips to help improve your communication skills.

Verbal Communication

You first have to recognize the person you’re talking to.  You have to start by understanding how they receive information. Here’s some advice:

  • Keep calm in the process.
  • Focus on the things that you’re saying.
  • Be polite.
  • Be cautious about matching the emotion/mood of the situation.

Speak clearly and politely to avoid misunderstanding and conflict.

Non-Verbal Communication

You’ve got to understand that your body language speaks a lot. Understand your non-verbals– all of your facial expressions, your eye contact, your posture, and your gestures with your arms and legs.

Ensure that your entire body language radiates positive vibes.

Listen

If all you do is talk without listening, then how will you ever know if you’re communicating effectively?

If you’re going to communicate well, you have to listen really well.

Patience

Your patience has to correspond with the thing that you’re trying to teach; if you want to make a team member successful. For example, if you’re trying to teach them how to make coffee, then a little ounce of patience is needed. If you’re trying to delegate large tasks, then you need a lot of patience–allow them to ask questions and make sure that they understand the large projects you’re assigning to them.

You need patience and ensure that it’s parallel to the content that you’re communicating.

Ask Questions

Make sure you’re asking relevant questions to gain perspective and lot of information. Care enough to find out. The more perspective you have, the greater decision-making process you have.

The more you ask questions, the better you’re going to be at communicating.

Conclusion

Learn to be effective communicator and be a successful leader by applying all the tips discussed above. If your business requires collaboration, then team offices are the perfect solution 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.

We hope this article has been informative one.  We’d love to hear your comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

 

Agile Office Space

A recent article, Top 4 Resources for Veterans Who Want to Start a Small Business by Hiscox Blog says that for many veterans, life after an active duty is a great chance to join the private sector—the business world.  However, the transition to civilian business life isn’t always easy. Fortunately,….
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A recent article, Top 4 Resources for Veterans Who Want to Start a Small Business by Hiscox Blog says that for many veterans, life after an active duty is a great chance to join the private sector—the business world.  However, the transition to civilian business life isn’t always easy.

Fortunately, there are some resources available to help veterans start their own businesses.

  1. SBA- Small Business Administration

SBA offers programs like entrepreneurial training programs, financing and workshops on government contracting opportunities. Any veteran who wants to start a small business in a coworking office space should visit SBA. Find your local Veterans Business Outreach Center for assistance.

  1. ACP- American Corporate Partners 

ACP is committed to helping veterans in their transition from the armed services to the private workforce. It provides tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.   

  1. SCORE Veteran Fast Launch Initiative 

It provides free access to a highly experienced mentor to help you start a business as well as free or considerably reduced resources, like computer software, that can assist you run your business.

  1. OSDBU-The Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The office has several resources that veterans should take advantage of including:

  • gov – this is the VA portal through which your small businesses can be certified as veteran-owned, starting your company up to a wide variety of benefits.
  • Direct Action Program – works to ensure that Veteran-owned and other small businesses are ready to compete for and gain new business with the federal government and commercial corporations.
  • Opportunity Show Case –helps the small business owners gain a better understanding of the industry vision of future opportunities provided by VA and other Federal agencies.

Conclusion

Launching a small business for veterans is made easy by these top four resources.  If you’re looking for a place to start your own business, YourOffice can be your partner in launching your 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.

Are you a veteran?  Would you like to start your own business?  Feel free to share your comments and questions below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.