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It’s hard to find a business that doesn’t give back to the community in some way. And that’s a really good thing. When businesses choose to use their resources to help people in need, they make a big impact in the world. Whether great or small, every business can make….
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It’s hard to find a business that doesn’t give back to the community in some way. And that’s a really good thing. When businesses choose to use their resources to help people in need, they make a big impact in the world.

Whether great or small, every business can make a difference. Below are three things for you to consider about becoming a business that cares.

Don’t overthink it
Establishing a philanthropic mission for your business can go hand-in-hand with what your business is already doing. Evaluate the various byproducts of your business that could benefit the community or even benefit others globally, and go from there. For example, Panera Bread partners with Feeding America and other hunger relief organizations, by donating their unsold baked goods. It was a simple and effective concept; instead of letting fresh food go to waste, let’s donate it. Helping others doesn’t always need to be an extravagant gesture, sometimes even the simplest of actions can make a huge impact.

Share your vision
Once you have chosen the mission that your business is going to support, make it part of your business model. Defining a philanthropic vision is not only about giving back, it’s about redefining your business, so that when employees join your team and customers support your business, they are fully aware of the mission they are also supporting. For example, when people buy a pair of TOMS shoes, they know that their purchase donates a pair of shoes to a person in need. The advertising for their brand is focused on increasing awareness about the company’s mission to care and provide for the poor. That is what people think of when they see an advertisement for TOMS. It’s a powerful marketing strategy that is good for the business and the cause.

Be more than a business
If you desire to have a company filled with hard working, passionate people, you must give them a passionate cause to work for. The day to day monotony of working for a seemingly insignificant business is stifling to creativity and soul-crushing to someone longing to make a difference. Creative people who want to make a difference in the world are amazing employees to have, so your business should be the kind that attracts those people, not the kind that holds them back. Show your employees and  your customers that you care about them and that you care about the world around them. By choosing to use your business as a vessel to make a positive impact in the world, you are also inspiring others to be part of the mission and giving them something bigger to be part of.

Manage and promote your mission virtually
An efficient way to run a growing outreach program is to set up a virtual office. Communications can be done anytime and anyplace that has internet access, and you can promote and track your cause on social media. You can also hire a virtual assistant to handle communications and donations between your business and the organization you choose to partner with. With a virtual office, you can successfully manage an outreach program and your business simultaneously. Contact YourOffice and ask about their virtual office packages. YourOffice offers 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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A recent article, 7 Things to Ponder Before Getting Small Business Financing by Melinda Emerson says that if you have bright idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option to get started, then be careful. Immediately seek small business financing rather than bootstrapping it with your….
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A recent article, 7 Things to Ponder Before Getting Small Business Financing by Melinda Emerson says that if you have bright idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option to get started, then be careful.

Immediately seek small business financing rather than bootstrapping it with your personal assets can be risky— it brings its own crop of distractions.

Here are things to consider before pursuing small business financing.

1. You might appear as a beggar
You don’t have financial track record if you’re a startup.  Therefore, your potential investor has the power over you and puts you at a disadvantage by charging you a higher cost of capital.

2. You could undervalue your company
When you seek financing, you need to assign monetary value on your company based on its assets and intellectual property —it’s easy to commit substantial mistake that you’ll be able to calculate afterwards.

3. You might get the wrong partners
You put your business at risk when you partner with an investor hastily. The proposal to finance your endeavor seldom comes without strings, so ensure you understand your financier better than you understand your spouse otherwise you may not be ready to take the leap.

4. You’ll be sidetracked from building your customer base
Building a customer base needs motivation and commitment; acquiring financing needs the same. Once you divert your interest from your clientele to pursue funding, you will be sidetracked from building your clientele which is the essence of your business.

5. You Could Lose Control of Your Company
You’ll have to appoint a Board of Directors that will have financial and board control.  Backers don’t know you as a fresh entrepreneur and may vote to disregard you as the CEO.

Conclusion
A true entrepreneur sees business opportunity as a way to hone talents and instincts that yields long- term success rather than quick cash. As a startup, YourOffice can help you launch your business by ensuring the right setup 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.

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A recent article, High Levels of Quality Communication by Chris LoCurto says that good communication skills are keys to success. If you want to be successful leader, you need to be a good communicator. Here are some qualities of  good communication skills. Respect and understand  You have to respect people….
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A recent article, High Levels of Quality Communication by Chris LoCurto says that good communication skills are keys to success. If you want to be successful leader, you need to be a good communicator.

Here are some qualities of  good communication skills.

Respect and understand 
You have to respect people in all manners- their emotions, time, and situations.
You have to be aware of other people’s emotions. It’s important to understand and it’s something that you need as an interpersonal skill.
See how they are–what are people experiencing. If you’re the leader, what are they experiencing with the work that you’ve lay on them? Have you done too much or too little? Think about these things.

Self-Control
You have to be in control of your emotions. You have to discern the situation and know the appropriate behavior.
There are times where you could be totally discouraged with a team member because of something that’s going on. You don’t have to get angry or crazy, understand what’s happening.

Self-confidence
If somebody’s trying to control or manipulate you, then you should  go ahead and be assertive. Set a good healthy boundary and display self confidence that you fully understand what you’re saying.

Identify and solve problem
You have to identify exactly what the problem is. Don’t just talk but gaining great perspective by listening and then create strategies or objectives to solve the problem.

Responsible and Accountable
If you say that you’re going to do something and you don’t, then be responsible and accountable if something clashes or fails because of something you did or did not do.
Apologizing and accepting your mistake; not only make you a great communicator, but yield trust and loyalty.

Conclusion
Good communication skills are one of the key elements of good leadership. Having a good leader and workplace where team collaborates will surely yield success. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All small business owners are going to experience work burnout at one point or another. The trick is to recognize small business burnout before it starts. Additionally, you should have a plan in place for when you feel less than motivated at your company. First things first. According to Wikipedia,….
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All small business owners are going to experience work burnout at one point or another. The trick is to recognize small business burnout before it starts. Additionally, you should have a plan in place for when you feel less than motivated at your company.

First things first. According to Wikipedia, burnout is a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work.

Causes

One of the many reasons small business owners experience burnout is they are running on empty. They are putting in long hours at the office and suffer complete exhaustion. Not taking care of yourself physically will burn you out quickly.

Another cause for small business burnout is stress and/or anxiety. As a business owner, you will have to deal with difficult situations including angry customers, disgruntled employees, accounting issues, etc. Stress causes burnout and burnout causes more stress – it’s a vicious cycle.

Are you trying to manage every aspect of your business? How many “office hats” do you wear? Most small businesses include a variety of departments including: marketing, business development, HR to name a few. It’s great to set high standards for yourself, but you need to delegate some of the work. If you can financially afford it, hire people to help. You’ll be happy you did

Solutions

Take care of your physical needs is the number one way to avoid office burnout. You need to make sure you are eating three meals a day, exercising, and socializing with friends. There are a number of other ways you can unwind including massage, reflexology, and even talk therapy.

Enjoy your free time. Do you have a spouse and/or children? Even if you don’t have those, you’re bound to have friends and/or pets. Spend time with these people (or animals) and plan fun activities. Don’t bring your smartphone unless you absolutely have to.

One of the best ways to avoid burnout is to create a routine. In today’s digital age, there are a variety of ways to organize your life. You can create repeating tasks at work, schedule breaks, and set aside time for employees. Remember, it takes doing something 30 times before making it a habit so stick with it.

Small business burnout is 100% avoidable. Watch out for burnout triggers such as running on empty and major stress. Take some time to enjoy your non-work life and you’ll never have to experience office burnout again!

YourOffice is a world-class network of business centers providing clients with fully serviced full-time offices, virtual offices and meeting rooms, all available with flexible terms and on-demand. Simply work with our team to create the office plan that’s perfect for your business.

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