A recent article, What to do with Negative Social Media Feedback by Kara Perez says that social media is a great tool for your clients and customers to communicate with you. However, the risk that comes with social media is that you can’t control what people say as well as….
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A recent article, What to do with Negative Social Media Feedback by Kara Perez says that social media is a great tool for your clients and customers to communicate with you. However, the risk that comes with social media is that you can’t control what people say as well as who can see their feedback.  But what happens when their feedback is negative?  How will you face such criticism? Will you delete or block negative users?

Here’s what to do with negative social media feedback.

  1. Listen to them.

First of all, you can’t run from negative feedback, you have to face the issue.  Deleting or blocking negative feedback will only aggravate the situation. Instead, try to know what people are mad about:  Are they not satisfied with your products/services, or they feel you misled them about your experience?  Take time to listen to what they are saying and see how you can resolve it. Feedback even it is negative can be a great tool for improvement, but you have to listen first.

  1. Respond carefully and calmly.

One of the biggest blunders you can do is to respond when you feel heated yourself. So, read and digest the comments first, pause for a moment to formulate your response and when you’re composed and can stand behind what you’ve written, click the “send” button. Saying something in the heat of the moment is bad business, particularly on the internet– even if you delete your comment later, screenshots can easily be taken. So be careful!

  1. Be Ready to Apologize or Defend yourself.

Be ready to admit your mistake if you said or did something that was really offensive. Step outside of your experience, recognize that you hurt people, and apologize. However, if the negative social media feedback is totally unreasonable, you can defend yourself! But remember that you don’t want to rile them further.

Conclusion

We can’t control negative social media feedback, but handling it gracefully can help your business run smoothly and your customers happy. So if you are looking for office space in Ballantyne to help your employees work efficiently and thus make your customers satisfied, YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from Ballantyne staffed flexible offices to Ballantyne 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.

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A recent article, Top Business Trends That Will Keep Rising In 2019 by Ceren Cubukcu says that some business trends cannot be easily spotted by leaders, but there are also trends that are obvious and need to be adapted in order to compete with other businesses.   Here are four….
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A recent article, Top Business Trends That Will Keep Rising In 2019 by Ceren Cubukcu says that some business trends cannot be easily spotted by leaders, but there are also trends that are obvious and need to be adapted in order to compete with other businesses.  

Here are four popular business trends that will continue to boom in 2019.

  1. Personalization

In the past, companies were making mass production and they were making the product popular with mass marketing so everyone was buying it. However, with the emergence of social media and big data, people wanted to feel unique and special, thus mass production and mass marketing have started to adapt the personalization concept. So if you want to stay competitive, you need to adapt to this trend otherwise your business in a commercial office space will eventually die.

  1. Remote Staff

Working remotely becomes the new norm with the increase of Millennials in the workforce. So, as a business owner, if you want to hire and retain the best employees in your company, you should allow them to work remotely at least two days a week. This will offer them the flexibility they need that will make them more creative since they are getting out of their everyday routines by working somewhere else aside from your office space.

  1. Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding isn’t just a popular means to raise capital, but will continue to rise also for validating new product ideas. Customers’ feedback is a great way to validate a new product, thus wise companies use crowdfunding platforms to engage with customers and learn from them early on. Using these platforms, you can engage with your customers and as an outcome, you can reduce your risk, save money and speed up new product’s time to market.

  1. Eco-friendly Products

Today, more and more consumers become more socially responsible and choose to buy eco-friendly products from companies which aren’t only after profits but have concern to save our Mother Earth. Thus, it is very crucial to go greener to attract more customers.

Conclusion

Learn to adapt to these business trends in order to stay afloat in 2019 and the years to come.  If you need office solutions in Philadelphia to offer work flexibility, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Philadelphia, team office space Philadelphia and Philadelphia 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.

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As you’ve always heard, working from home is awesome.  Nevertheless, in a recent article, How Working From Home Can Kill Your Productivity (+ How to Fix It) by Choncé Maddox says that working from home can bring a slew of distractions and actually destroy your productivity. Thus, you need to….
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As you’ve always heard, working from home is awesome.  Nevertheless, in a recent article, How Working From Home Can Kill Your Productivity (+ How to Fix It) by Choncé Maddox says that working from home can bring a slew of distractions and actually destroy your productivity. Thus, you need to understand the barriers that can impede your productivity so you can beat them immediately.

The following factors can destroy your productivity with corresponding tips to fix them.

  1. No Fixed Schedule

While working from home can be very liberating, yet too much liberty can cause mismanagement of time that you feel you can work anytime whenever you want—you don’t have a strict schedule to follow which can ruin productivity.

Determine what is the best time for you to work and stick to it. Pretend that you’re working in an office space in United States and you need to clock in on time so that you can get all your work done and stay productive.

  1. Countless Distractions

The distractions when you work from home can be countless from social media, text messages, down to household and personal chores.  The distractions are constant on any given day while working from home.

Dedicate an office space in your home and let everyone in the house assume that you’re not around until the end of your working hours Also create a set of rules to follow to promote work discipline.

  1. Lack of Clear Priorities

In the traditional workplace, your boss or leader often structures the work day and decided what you will do and when.  But when you are working from home, sometimes you feel you’re just spinning your wheels and had no idea which tasks to work on during the day. Having no clear priorities on what to do can ruin your productivity and cause you to fail at meeting certain goals.

Set specific goals at the beginning of each day and determine the action steps you need to take to reach these goals, then rank them in order of importance. You are solely responsible for doing work and getting certain results, so you need to narrow down priorities and organize your workflow.

Conclusion

Working from home offers autonomy, but it requires strict schedule, dedicated home office and clear priorities to stay productive.  Nevertheless, working from home can be lonesome, so if you need space to work outside of your home in Orlando once in a while, YourOffice Orlando offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Orlando, meeting room access, and coworking office space Orlando. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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A recent article, Increase Your Sales With These 5 Low-Budget Tips by Sam Davtyan says that problems with cash flow or low  budget is the most common reason why most businesses fail in the first year of their operation. Therefore, the ultimate remedy to build your business over time is….
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A recent article, Increase Your Sales With These 5 Low-Budget Tips by Sam Davtyan says that problems with cash flow or low  budget is the most common reason why most businesses fail in the first year of their operation. Therefore, the ultimate remedy to build your business over time is to increase your sales.

Listed below are 5 low-budget tips to increase your sales and stay afloat in the years to come.

  1. Engage in Social Media

People spend lots of hours every day on their mobile devices and on social media, so your online presence in social media can draw or catch their attention. For instance, you can build a Facebook Page that lists general information about your company such as, hours of operation, phone number, email address and office space location. Share relevant posts regularly to boost followers and shows that you are active and engaged, ready to connect and serve your customers.

  1. Get Involved in Your Community

Getting your company involved in the community, whether by sponsoring or taking part in community services can build relationships and increase your business visibility and brand awareness. Get in touch with the organizers of a local event to let them know that you are interested to join in some ways.

  1. Promotional Products/Items

Good quality promotional products with your business name and logo on them can create a lasting recognition for your business and thereby boost your sales. Promotional products can be for purchase or be given away for free when a customer makes a particularly large purchase that makes the customer feel special and increase the chances that they’ll come back.

  1. Invest In Your Team/Staff

Your employees are the backbone of your business, thus hiring smart and choosing the right people will help your business grow. Ensure your team has proper training and knowledge on products, processes, and branding to provide exceptional customer service. Have regular meetings in a meeting space to keep your staff updated and ensure that they know about new products or upcoming events.

Conclusion

Keeps your business thrive and stay afloat with these actionable tips.  YourOffice can provide you ideal workspace solutions from the initial launch of your business to its future growth.  So if you are looking for business office in Denver, YourOffice Denver offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: Denver flexible office space, Denver team office space and Denver 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 increase your sales with a low budget?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter.

In an article, 4 Small Business Pain Points and How to Fix Them by Charles Brown says that running your own small business is a dream comes true, but it is not an easy endeavor. You will experience ups and downs, highs and lows during your business journey. Here are the three….
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In an article, 4 Small Business Pain Points and How to Fix Them by Charles Brown says that running your own small business is a dream comes true, but it is not an easy endeavor. You will experience ups and downs, highs and lows during your business journey.

Here are the three small business challenges that you should understand and how you can address them.

  1. Inadequate Capital

The most common cause why a small business fails is the lack of or misuse of capital. Most of the time we miscalculate how fast the capital will get exhausted, so it is very critical to always look for capital to maintain the business. So as a business owner, you need to always have a few available financing options. An accountant can help you with making the right decision, so you can book a meeting room to discuss what option is best for your business, whether it is a line of credit, small business loan, venture capital, etc. 

  1. Inconsistent Cash Flow

A consistent cash flow is difficult to maintain in a small business due to some factors like debts and late payments. Thus, if you don’t have reserve funds or if your cash in bank is insufficient, it can impede the whole business operation.  In order to avoid late payments from customers, you can use online payment solution that offers online invoicing.  This allows you to connect to your depository bank so your money is automatically deposited.

  1. Employee Turnover

Employees are the backbone of your business. The hiring process is taxing and time consuming, thus one of the biggest challenges for small businesses is the employee turnover.  To reduce turnover rate, you can conduct a regular employee review to better understand their problems, concerns and suggestions, and consider those feedback in building a strong and unique company culture.

Conclusion

Understanding the business challenges and how to address them can help you launch a thriving business. If you are looking for workplace solutions to launch your small business in Philadelphia, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. 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 face the challenges of running a small business? Feel free to share your thoughts. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

As a product manager or a business owner, it’s always your task to listen to customer feedback (whether negative or positive), to have a better understanding of their wants and needs, and thereby improve your products or services. However, in an article, 5 Ways Product Managers Can Get Closer to….
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As a product manager or a business owner, it’s always your task to listen to customer feedback (whether negative or positive), to have a better understanding of their wants and needs, and thereby improve your products or services. However, in an article, 5 Ways Product Managers Can Get Closer to Their Customers in the Cloud by Megan Rees Ahigian says that methods like surveys, feedback forms, focus groups, etc. are oftentimes expensive and time consuming to prepare and manage.

Here are alternative ways to get your customer’s feedback to help improve your products or services.

  1. Meet your sales team. 

Your sales team have direct interactions with your customers almost every day, thus can quickly and easily provide you a comprehensive picture of your consumer’s attitudes, needs, complaints, issues, etc. Schedule a conversation with your sales team in a meeting space and listen to them about the features they want to improve or add in your products.

  1. Follow customers on social media.

Many consumers use social media like Instagram,Twitter and Facebook to share their comments and feedback to the public about their experience in your product or service. Thus, using this information will provide you a clear and consistent understanding of how they consider your product or service.

  1. Always Take time to Ask Why.

Sometimes customer feedback can seem irrelevant, inappropriate or immaterial, but remember, “Customer is always right”.  Take time to ask why before dismissing it.  Find out what’s their demand and ask why they want it. Their feedback will give you the idea to assess the necessity of their request.

  1. Patronize Your Own Product.

Patronizing your own product will give you personal experience about the product and you will understand your customer feedback objectively.  Using your own product will provide you honest feedback, and allowing you to give recommendations for improving it further.

Conclusion

Customer satisfaction is the core of your business, thus their feedback is essential to be heard and addressed.  If you’re looking for office space in Lake Mary to get closer to your customers, YourOffice Lake Mary is a leader in providing the most prestigious fully serviced office space Lake Mary and meeting space Lake Mary 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 get a word from your customer?  We’d love to hear from you. You can also see us on Facebook.

 

Having meaningful conversations with your staff is essential to your company’s success. However, in an article, The Top Overlooked Communication Skill of Great Leaders by Lou Casale says that as a leader or manager, if you’re always dominating conversations and keep on talking, you may be missing out on unique….
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Having meaningful conversations with your staff is essential to your company’s success. However, in an article, The Top Overlooked Communication Skill of Great Leaders by Lou Casale says that as a leader or manager, if you’re always dominating conversations and keep on talking, you may be missing out on unique ideas that others are hesitant to share.

Here are some tips to ensure conversations in your company are more engaging and productive.

  1. Encourage participants to come to meetings with ideas in writing.

Allow everyone to discuss their insights, regardless they may sound contradicting. Sometimes an idea that may seem conflicting can ignite enough conversation to turn out to be an idea that makes a big difference.

  1. Focus your undivided attention on the person who is speaking and ask clarifying questions.

Make sure everyone in the meeting space has an opportunity to both speak and listen. Leaders and managers aren’t the only ones who benefit from listening, but it will help your staff better understand the business and its challenges in the future.

  1. Ask thought-provoking questions to yield greater responses and ideas.

Asking great questions will allow you to learn more about your colleagues and the facets of the business you may be less involved with on a daily basis. Great and tough questions will also allow the person who is responding learn and discover things they may not have realized.

  1. Provide positive reinforcement to colleagues who suggest new ideas and solutions.

Recognizing your colleagues in team office space who suggest potential ideas and implementing their solutions on projects will result in more collaborative and meaningful conversations in the future.

  1. Ensure issues that arise are assigned to the right people.

Clearly communicate priorities to everyone so they will understand which projects or tasks are the most significant. Also, allow the right people to give their suggestions on the prioritization of these issues. Follow up with the team or provide status updates accordingly.

Conclusion

By being a good listener, you empower your staff to present new and interesting solutions to the challenges your business faces. You build trust and connectedness within your organization as you set out to accomplish your vision and goals, thus everybody learns and wins. If you’re looking for workspace solutions for your team in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of businesses looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. 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.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook!

A recent article, The 3 Types of Communication You Need to Maintain Your Business by Michelle Van Slyke says that communication skills directly affect your ability to do business.  Thus, it is essentially important to communicate clearly with your most significant audiences.  Here are 3 most essential types of communication….
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A recent article, The 3 Types of Communication You Need to Maintain Your Business by Michelle Van Slyke says that communication skills directly affect your ability to do business.  Thus, it is essentially important to communicate clearly with your most significant audiences. 

Here are 3 most essential types of communication to help your business succeed.

  1. Start with Yourself.

End of the year is the best time to take inventory of yourself and assess how you are personally performing and how it is affecting your business. It’s extremely important to be sincere and clear with yourself. Consider whether you’ve accomplished your goals for the year and be truthful with yourself if you haven’t. You can ask for honest feedback from your friends, partners, employees and customers to identify the areas that need improvement. Then clearly communicate in writing what you want to accomplish in your business and what you can improve personally.

  1. Your employees.

Once you’ve identified areas for improvement and have a strategic plan, you can book a meeting room to meet your employees and clearly communicate your course of action to them. Including employees in the process early ensures that everyone will be on the same page and have clear expectations for performance. Making employees a part of the process also gives them a sense of value and ownership in the success of the business.

  1. Your customers.

Customers are the backbone of your business and without them you can’t succeed. So, it is very important to clearly communicate what your products/services can provide to make their lives convenient and comfortable. The experience they have with you is just as vital as the actual products you sell. Honest feedback from your customers can provide you insight into what they need and provide inspiration for new ideas. Understanding your customers can also provide new avenues to find new customers.

Conclusion

Yourself, your team and your customers are the most important audiences you need to communicate clearly and honestly to help your small business stay afloat. Your business location has also great impact on your business success.  Thus, if you need a prestigious office location in Orlando, YourOffice Orlando is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space Orlando and shared office space Orlando 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 effectively communicate with your most significant audiences?  Let’s see your comments.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

A recent article, How Entrepreneurs Can begin The New Year on The Right Foot by Kalpana Arya says that as the year ends, entrepreneurs ensure that no significant tasks fall through the cracks and also  it’s the best time to set new goals and aspirations for a thriving year to….
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A recent article, How Entrepreneurs Can begin The New Year on The Right Foot by Kalpana Arya says that as the year ends, entrepreneurs ensure that no significant tasks fall through the cracks and also  it’s the best time to set new goals and aspirations for a thriving year to come.

Here are four tips for entrepreneurs to start 2019 on the right direction.

  1. Set aspiring and attainable business goals and objectives.

This is the time to define your long-term goals while working on your short-term goals. Look for opportunities to achieve small but significant tasks that set the tone for your business success throughout the year. For example, you can set the goal of achieving 30K likes on your Facebook page in the first quarter of 2019, then if you do it successfully, you can focus on engaging those followers with your posts and turning them into customers.

  1. Focus on strengthening the vision and values of your brand.

Try listing down all those things about your business which are not compelling, rewarding and satisfying. Figure out those gaffes and blunders in business operations which are affecting your sales and customer satisfaction index. This will help you improve the processes to deliver excellent brand experience to customers.

  1. Network, Collaborate with other related-businesses.

Surround yourself with mentors and advisors whom you can ask questions and seek advice. When a strong advisor network backs you, you can make wiser business decisions that will prevent you from doing major blunders and mistakes. Don’t forget to attend business conferences and seminars being held in different meeting rooms for rent to keep updated on the latest development in your industry.

  1. Trim down Overhead Expenses.

Monitor your expenses closely, and determine what expenses can be cut back. For instance, if your staff needs to travel often, you can avail of the loyalty programs from different hotels, or opt for corporate travel bundles to save your business fund. Likewise, strict monitoring of expenses such as representation and entertainment should be implemented to prevent misuse. The money you can save can be allocated for employee bonuses to keep them inspired and engaged.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help your business ready to move forward in 2019. Are you looking for workplace solutions in Denver for your business expansion in 2019?  YourOffice Denver has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from Denver staffed flexible offices to Denver 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 get your business ready for success in 2019?  Feel free to share your thoughts. You can also see us on Twitter.

In an article, 6 Tips for Sticking to Your Small Business Budget by Serenity Gibbons says that creating a budget is one of the most essential things you need to do as a business owner.  However, sticking to that budget is challenging because it involves some factors that are not….
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In an article, 6 Tips for Sticking to Your Small Business Budget by Serenity Gibbons says that creating a budget is one of the most essential things you need to do as a business owner.  However, sticking to that budget is challenging because it involves some factors that are not controllable.

Here are four ways to help you stick to your budget.

  1. Set realistic numbers.

It’s not possible to stick to a budget if you don’t have reasonable figures no matter how organized and detailed a budget is, you can’t possibly achieve anything if the numbers aren’t reasonable. Therefore, create a realistic and conservative budget by carefully evaluating your company’s finances over the last few months. You can book a meeting room and discuss it with your accountant to help you with the task.

  1. Leave a little space for flexibility.

While a budget should be balanced down to the last penny, providing a little space for flexibility allows you to accomplish goals as they arise throughout the quarter or year. This means you need to allocate a percentage of the budget to your emergency fund.

  1. Hold everyone accountable.

Have a periodical meeting with your staff in team office space to ensure everyone is moving in the same direction. Working together as a team is the best approach to stick to the budget.

  1. Review your budget monthly.

One of the biggest blunders a small business owner can do is not to review and study the budget  regularly.  With so many variable factors involved, you need to review your budget on a monthly basis to determine if you need to make revisions to it. 

Conclusion

Following these simple tips will help you stick to your budget. If you need workspace solutions in Ballantyne with your small budget, YourOffice Ballantyne is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space Ballantyne and shared office space Ballantyne 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.

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