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4 Hacks to Run Your Business More Easily

A recent article, Top Tips for a Stress-Free Business by Joseph Doohan says that having stressful situations from managing finances to ensuring employee happiness is inevitable if you run your own business.  That said, here are some tips to help you run your business more easily. Outsource or Use Automation….
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A recent article, Top Tips for a Stress-Free Business by Joseph Doohan says that having stressful situations from managing finances to ensuring employee happiness is inevitable if you run your own business. 

That said, here are some tips to help you run your business more easily.

  1. Outsource or Use Automation tools.

As a small business owner, you have many tasks on your plate that may stress you out.  Fortunately, you can hire a virtual receptionist to answer call “live” in behalf of your company’s name, voicemail and call transfer , outsource or use automation tools for bookkeeping, billing, marketing, CRM, social media management, PPC advertising, etc.  These methods help you focus more on the core of your business with less stress.

  1. Create a happy workforce.

Having disengaged employees is stressful. Giving them rewards and recognition for a job well done, providing flexibility and autonomy to perform their tasks, listening to their feedback, having a well designed office space are some of the awesome ways to create a happy, stress free workforce—resulting in productivity increase.

  1. Keep Your Taxes organized.

Tax matters are stressful, so you should hire a trusted accountant to handle these aspects for you, so you can focus on the tasks you love doing.

  1. Manage Your Debt to Income Ratio

Financial management is stressful too. So, in case your business encounters difficulties and you need financial assistance (you have debts that are due but you don’t have enough sales to settle them).  Instead of putting your business at risk, you could opt for debt consolidation. You can book a meeting room and discuss with your accountant about this solution to spare your business from ultimately failing.

Conclusion

These are ways to help alleviate your stress in running your own business.  If you are having stress in finding the best workspace solutions for your business in Denver, YourOffice Denver has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices Denver to agile office space Denver. 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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Small Business Thrive

A recent article, Seven Spring Cleaning Tips for Small Businesses by David Kiger says that spring is the best season to review and refresh your business activities and processes for greater success. Here are six spring cleaning hacks for your small business in a commercial office space that will benefit….
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A recent article, Seven Spring Cleaning Tips for Small Businesses by David Kiger says that spring is the best season to review and refresh your business activities and processes for greater success.

Here are six spring cleaning hacks for your small business in a commercial office space that will benefit you for the rest of the year.

  1. Review the business plan.

Evaluate how the business has evolved and see what business processes/strategies are working and what aren’t.

  1. Look at the big picture. 

Step back from the business daily routines and consider how efforts are moving towards your business goals. You can book a meeting room and discuss with your team how you can improve business processes to thrive.

  1. Review cash flow. 

It’s easy to get lost in the weekly details of cash flow as a small business owner in an office space for rent, so look at the timing of revenue and expenses on a bigger scale to identify gaps and create a plan to cover them.

  1. Evaluate productivity tools. 

Evaluate the productivity tools you’re using and determine the right tools for your business.  You may find some tools that may not be appropriate for your needs and you can let go of them.

  1. Evaluate cyber security. 

Review your data protection policies that may need to be updated. Review your system backup and recovery plans to make sure that important business and customer data is accessible in case of an attack.

  1. Understand the customer’s experience. 

One of the best ways to improve the customer experience is to become a customer. In order to experience actual processes buy a product, search for information, or sign up for service the same way a customer would.

Conclusion

Spring is the best time to refresh and rebuild your business operations and processes for greater success.  So if you’re looking for workspace solutions in Denver to expand your business, YourOffice Denver offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Denver, team office space Denver 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.

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Successful Entrepreneurs

A recent article, 6 Ways Emotional Intelligence Serves Entrepreneurs by Andrew Deen says that in the last few years emotional intelligence has emerged as the “secret sauce” of success in the business world. In fact, it’s a quality many organizations are seeking out these days when hiring their leadership teams…..
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A recent article, 6 Ways Emotional Intelligence Serves Entrepreneurs by Andrew Deen says that in the last few years emotional intelligence has emerged as the “secret sauce” of success in the business world. In fact, it’s a quality many organizations are seeking out these days when hiring their leadership teams.

Here’s how emotional intelligence makes entrepreneurs more successful.  

Enhancing self-awareness: Ability to identify and appropriately express your own emotions is a buffer against your emotions running wild and distorting your perception. Improving your emotional intelligence can help you make better decisions.

Improving communication:  Communication is more complicated and less effective if you can’t relate to the emotions of others. Entrepreneurs with high emotional intelligence can leverage empathy, problem-solving, and social skills to come up with solutions, create strong relationships, and ultimately, win people over.

Unifying the team:  Emotionally intelligent leaders bring out the best in their employees.  It’s the basis for cultivating respect, a cohesive vision, and good morale, which, in turn, leads to improved productivity. Emotional intelligence is extremely vital for leaders who have remote teams to be productive away from team office space.

Better control over emotions: There will be many bumps on the road to success, and as an entrepreneur in a commercial office space you’ll have to deal with everything from unhappy customers or difficult clients to disappointing launches and complex conversations. You can’t control everything that happens, but being able to control your emotions is key when communicating with investors and clients.

Identifying customer needs more effectively: The best way to identify customer needs is to be able to empathize with your customers, you’ll see where you can improve your product to better suit their needs.

Conclusion

Emotionally intelligent people are considerate—they’re good at putting themselves in someone else’s shoes and seeing challenges from different perspectives, which can also help them solve problems. These qualities typically make them brilliant, respected leaders.   Providing your team a workplace where they can work more conveniently is an indication of being a considerate leader. 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.

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Business

A recent article, Starting a Business for the First Time?  Make Sure You Avoid These 4 Mistakes by Renzo Costarella says that starting a business is not easy. Therefore, if you’re a first time entrepreneur, make sure you avoid these four common mistakes. 1. Allowing fear hinder you. As you….
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A recent article, Starting a Business for the First Time?  Make Sure You Avoid These 4 Mistakes by Renzo Costarella says that starting a business is not easy. Therefore, if you’re a first time entrepreneur, make sure you avoid these four common mistakes.

1. Allowing fear hinder you.

As you build your business in a commercial office space, it’s normal to ask yourself “what if”.  “What if your customers are not interested in your product?  What if your timing isn’t right?  As a first time you’re going to encounter many challenges, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it in the business field.  Starting your own business takes a lot of courage and the problem arises when you allow fear or doubt slow you down.

2. Setting unattainable goals.

First time entrepreneurs in plug and play offices are often so thrilled about their big idea that they set unrealistic goals for themselves. It’s fine to be ambitious, but setting unattainable goals will not only set you up for disappointment, but others will lose their confidence in you if you constantly fall short of their expectation.

3. Improper use of business funds.

Misuse of capital is one of the biggest reasons for business failure. Many first time entrepreneurs are easily carried away to throw money at every opportunity in hopes of a return.

4. Not aware of competition.

Very few business ideas are absolutely original. So, it’s certain that your business has a lot of competition. For instance, if you have a meeting with a potential investor in meeting space Denver and asks you about a particular product or service offered by your competition, but you weren’t aware of that product or service, most likely you’ll be leaving that meeting empty handed. This is a fatal mistake.

Conclusion

Make sure you avoid the four mistakes listed above to be successful in your first business venture. Also, if you are looking for workspace solutions for your first business in Denver, YourOffice Denver is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space Denver and shared office space Denver 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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Remote Workforce

A recent article, Overcoming 4 Big Challenges of Managing Remote Employees by Saige Driver believes that number of people working remotely will continue to rise as more businesses try to improve work-life balance.   Companies with a remote workforce can save money on office space and equipment while increasing their….
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A recent article, Overcoming 4 Big Challenges of Managing Remote Employees by Saige Driver believes that number of people working remotely will continue to rise as more businesses try to improve work-life balance.  

Companies with a remote workforce can save money on office space and equipment while increasing their overall productivity. Nevertheless, it entails a set of unique challenges, and addressing them should be a top priority to keep their employees engaged.

1. Employee trust

A successful flexible work arrangement ultimately comes down to trust. Trust is earned, and it’s earned over time and it’s a two way process. Trust that your remote workers are doing what they ought to do even if you’re not always there to check in. Trust that you’re there to help them solve problems and give direction as required.

2. Communication

While it’s easier to communicate effectively with your staff working in the office, you can’t let your remote team members working from home or renting a temporary mobile office space become “out of sight, out of mind.”  Documenting and writing down all procedures will keep all your employees informed. Using collaboration tools can help a scattered team work together efficiently.

3. Tracking productivity

While many remote workers are self-motivated, some will take advantage of the fact that there’s no boss to oversee them.  Establish metrics and goals to monitor the productivity of your remote workforce.

4. A unified company culture

Remote workers enjoy the flexibility of their jobs, but they also want to be part of office culture. If possible, plan to have your remote workers come into the office every once in a while. Or if they can’t come personally, you can book and rent one of the best meeting rooms rental to conduct regular virtual meetings so everyone feels connected.

Conclusion

These are the four challenges you need to overcome to really benefit from having a remote workforce.  If you’re looking for coworking office spaces for your business in Denver, YourOffice  Denver offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Denver, meeting room access, and coworking office space Denver. 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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Startups

A recent article, 5 Tips for Maintaining a Work-Life Balance When You Work at a Startup by Tom Ireland says that working at a startup particularly at an early stage can be exhausting. Although you may enjoy dedicating a big portion of your time to a startup you truly believe….
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A recent article, 5 Tips for Maintaining a Work-Life Balance When You Work at a Startup by Tom Ireland says that working at a startup particularly at an early stage can be exhausting. Although you may enjoy dedicating a big portion of your time to a startup you truly believe in, working too much will certainly lead to burnout.

Here are tips to keep your work-life balance while working at a startup.

1. Allocate time

If you wait until you have extra time to do some things, you’ll never have any. Create a calendar for non-work as you have with your work-related activities. Whether it’s a gym session, going to a movie, going to a dentist appointment, or catching up with a friend.  Refer to your calendar and restore your work-life balance.  

2. Set a Schedule That Works for You

Of course with your employer’s approval and support, create your own flexible schedule that you’ll be more productive. You might be a night owl or an early bird, that’s okay as long as you have adequate overlap in hours with the people you need to collaborate with in order to get your job done.  

3. Communication Is Key

At a fast-growing startup, everyone is busy and you may be tempted to bear your workload in silence.  Communicate with your leader if you’re struggling, so he can book a meeting room to discuss with the whole team how responsibilities and tasks will be shared and handled efficiently.

4. Leave Work at Work

Avoid bringing your work at home even if you have to work extra hours. But if you decide to work at home, create a dedicated office space to prevent your leisure space from becoming “infected” by work, allowing you to maintain work-life balance.

Conclusion

Follow these tips to help you maintain a work-life balance.  If you’re living in the city of Denver and your employer allows you to work remotely at least once a week, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Denver, meeting room access, and coworking office space Denver. 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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Business

A recent article, The Next 5 Steps to Take After You’ve Been Denied a Small Business Loan by Jared Hecht says that it is very disappointing to see your business dreams halted by the denial of your first small business loan.  You feel rejected and have no idea what to do….
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A recent article, The Next 5 Steps to Take After You’ve Been Denied a Small Business Loan by Jared Hecht says that it is very disappointing to see your business dreams halted by the denial of your first small business loan.  You feel rejected and have no idea what to do next.

Here are the next things you should to after a business loan denial to ensure a successful loan in the near future.

1. Figure out why your application was declined.

Understanding why you’ve been denied will allow you to address those specific concerns before seeking funding again in the future.

2. Check your business and personal credit reports.

Your personal and business credit score has great impact on your loan application. So ensure to check your personal credit report/score for any discrepancies or overdue that may have contributed to the denial.  Also, if your business is relatively new, you should establish your business credit by asking vendors, creditors or even the proprietor of your retail property or office space to report your payment history to major business credit reporting services.

3. Improve your business’s financial standing.

The strength of your annual income, cash flow and business savings is also critical in your loan application. Taking an objective feedback from your lender may help you to determine what steps you can take to improve your financial standing or choose a loan product that will be a better fit. You may consider applying for a lower amount of funding in order to increase your chance of approval until you can establish your business’s financial standing.

4. Apply carefully the second time.

This time make sure that all the required documents are accurate before submitting to avoid the risk of denial for the second time.

Conclusion

Being rejected in your first small business loan is not the end of your business financing journey.  If you’re looking for workspace solutions while waiting for next loan approval, 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.

What did you do when you’ve been denied a small business loan?  Feel free to share your story.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Business

A recent article, 8 Bad Business Habits to Break for 2018 by Mike Michalowicz says that the new year is the best time to start afresh.  As entrepreneurs, we are excited for new ways to improve our companies.  Nevertheless, it’s not always about what new things you should be doing,….
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A recent article, 8 Bad Business Habits to Break for 2018 by Mike Michalowicz says that the new year is the best time to start afresh.  As entrepreneurs, we are excited for new ways to improve our companies.  Nevertheless, it’s not always about what new things you should be doing, but what you need to stop doing.

Here are five business habits to break for 2018.

  1. Competing on price.

As a small business owner in a small office space, you will not be able to compete on price with the big companies.  What you need to do is to be distinct and to focus in a niche, which allows you to charge more for your product or services.

  1. Trying to attract everyone. 

Instead of trying to attract everyone, try a more focused approach.  Offer a high-quality product or services that will make your lucrative clients happier.

  1. Being workaholic.

You feel you need to pour all your time and energy into nurturing your business in a commercial office space. But remember, working 24/7 will lead to stress and burnout.  Take some time with your family and loved ones to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.  

  1. Being too friendly with your staff. 

Building relationships with your staff fosters loyalty and trust, but when they feel too familiar or comfortable with you, you may compromise the quality of their performance. Remember, you’re the owner and in charge of your business, so you need to keep a professional distance between you and your staff.

  1. Taking Marketing for granted.  

Branding and marketing is essential to your business success, so take it seriously and hire a professional/expert to help you ensure you’re connecting with your ideal customers.

Conclusion

The things discussed above will help your business start afresh and stay afloat in 2018.  If you’re looking for a new office for your business expansion in Denver, YourOffice Denver is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space Denver and shared office space Denver 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 things do you need to stop doing for your business growth? Feel free to share your comments.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Productive Day

A recent article, 7 Things You Should Add to Your Morning Routine by Renzo Costarella says that morning is really the only time of the day you have to yourself.  And it is believed that successful people start their day with a morning routine. Here are 5 morning routines to….
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A recent article, 7 Things You Should Add to Your Morning Routine by Renzo Costarella says that morning is really the only time of the day you have to yourself.  And it is believed that successful people start their day with a morning routine.

Here are 5 morning routines to have a productive day.

1. Wake up Early

You should aim to wake up well before your actual work day begins in an individual office space. When you wake up early you can utilize this time to get a head start before you get exhausted on your day’s duties and responsibilities.

2. Drink water

One of the biggest signs of low energy is that you are dehydrated, so you should drink at least one glass of water to start your day according to experts. Get up, hydrate, and start your day.

3. Avoid Your Phone

In the mornings stay as tech free as much as possible. Instead, use the morning for meditation, reflection and reading. It is proven that one of the major productivity killers at work are cell phones.  

4. Exercise before Breakfast

Exercise keeps you energized and motivated throughout the rest of your day. Thus, it is very important that you should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise every day before breakfast to burn your fats instead of the energy from food you may have just eaten.

5. Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Have a healthy breakfast like fresh fruits, cereals, avocado toast with egg, oatmeal with egg or fruits. Avoid foods that are packed with sugars. Sugar will provide you a temporary rush and leave you sluggish halfway through the day in your executive office space.

Conclusion

These are the morning routines that will make your day more productive and inspired throughout the day.  Also, designing office space that suits you best will make you more efficient and inspired. YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious full service virtual offices 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.

How do you start your day to be more inspired and productive? Let’s see your story.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Your Customer Demands

A recent article, 5 Ways Product Managers Can Get Closer to Their Customers in the Cloud by Megan Rees Ahigian says that as a business owner, it’s your responsibility to increase your understanding of the customer’s want and need,  their problems and concerns, and then listen to their feedback and ideas for your product….
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A recent article, 5 Ways Product Managers Can Get Closer to Their Customers in the Cloud by Megan Rees Ahigian says that as a business owner, it’s your responsibility to increase your understanding of the customer’s want and need,  their problems and concerns, and then listen to their feedback and ideas for your product improvement. Methods like focus groups, surveys, feedback forms, advisory boards, etc.  help gain customer insights to make “data-driven” product decisions, but oftentimes, they’re costly and time-consuming to prepare and manage.

Here are three alternative steps to get high quality information of your customer’s perspective to help improve your products or services.

1. Follow customers on social media.

Today, almost everybody uses social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And many consumers use these sites to share their feedback and comments about your product or service. Thus, tapping into this information will give you a clear and consistent understanding of how they consider or experience your product.

2 Use Your Own Product.

“This is also affectionately known as eating your own dog food.”  Using your own product will allow you to collect important insights that can only come from direct experience, and as a result, you will  able to pass on recommendations to  improve the product.

3. Listen to your sales team. 

Your sales team in Agile Office Space Denver has direct interactions with consumers almost everyday and they can give you a comprehensive picture of your consumer’s attitudes, needs, complaints, issues, etc. So by discussing with them, you can swiftly gain insights into the way customers use your products, and you’ll be able to find features that need enhancement. 

Conclusion

These three tips will help you improve your product or service, and  your customer’s satisfaction is an essential key to your business success. Further, your office space design and business address can provide you a good reputation that can attract more customers.  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.

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