Effective video conferencing has become an essential skill for business professionals. Learn how to run a successful video conference here.Read More >
These days, you can run an office with nothing more than a laptop and Wi-Fi. If you're serious about your business, however, you'll need a few more essentials to fuel continuing growth. Here are six useful technologies you should consider introducing into your workplace.Read More >
Real estate agents around the country have learned about the value of joining coworking spaces. They’re the perfect solution for agents on the go, but it can be tricky to visualize and quantify the value you might receive.Read More >
Small business owners and entrepreneurs from a surprising variety of industries have learned about the value of joining coworking spaces. But, it’s hard to justify spending money on a coworking space when your home office and the coffee shop down the street seem to do the trick just fine.Read More >
From cost and time savings to adding staff power to your small company or startup, the advantages of virtual offices can be many. They provide communication and address services, without dedicated office space, which means low overhead and high efficiency.Read More >
As a solopreneur, you’ve established that traditional office space isn't for you. At the same time, you still need a place to do business without assuming unnecessary overhead. Read on to learn how a virtual office can provide this and so much more.Read More >
There comes a time when that spare bedroom or basement can no longer keep up with your business trajectory. Unfortunately, traditional office space is a significant investment that's unrealistic for many small business owners. If you need to upgrade your office, here are five ways you can do it without dropping major capital.Read More >
While some companies maintain a traditional approach to HR, forward-thinking enterprises are leveraging technology to gain a competitive edge.Read More >
When they are managed and treated well, remote workforces can be productivity powerhouses. On the other hand, when they are mismanaged, off-site employees can be unpredictable burdens.Read More >
The journey of an entrepreneur can be isolating, especially if you're building alone from the ground up. To combat common difficulties, more and more professionals are taking advantage of coworking spaces, which foster greater collaboration and productivity.Read More >
Working from home as a consultant can be absolutely wonderful: you set your own hours and save tons of time not having to commute to and from the office.Read More >
It used to be simple. Your business grew, so you hired more salespeople, more secretaries, and more receptionists. Then the world changed and now we carry around our offices in our pockets via our smart phones. But databases still need to be filled, phone calls need to be fielded and appointments still need to be scheduled. As your business grows, so will your workload. How can you cope with the increased administrative load?Read More >
Working from a home office has a number of perks: it’s free, incredibly convenient, and you can complete your morning commute in sweatpants. However, when it comes to meeting face-to-face with clients, you may want to consider a more professional office environment.Read More >
Consultants are a rare breed. They choose to eschew the stability and financial rewards of a day job in order to bring their unique perspectives and leadership abilities to many clients, sometimes all over the globe. But today’s consultant isn’t usually part of a large firm operating out of a traditional office. One can find consultants whose offices are really in coffee shops, co-working spaces, or other non-traditional office spaces. They need to be on a plane to where the client needs them to be at a moment’s notice—without worrying about how to pay the rent on traditional office space lying unused at the moment. This is why virtual offices are the perfect solution for today’s modern consultants.
What is the biggest drain of cash from your business? Usually most costs in small business are easy to anticipate such as rent, utility bills, payroll and insurance. But other expenses can quickly creep in, and revenue is always a bit of a soft target to hit. Some small business may struggle with late payments from big clients, or be experiencing a higher rate of staff turnover due to seasonal issues. It’s important to stay on top of these issues, so keep thinking of ways to stabilize your business and consider these steps for saving money in your small business.Read More >
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit and charity-based organizations in the United States. That is a lot of people working hard for less money than they could earn in the private sector, just for trying to create some positive change in the world and help others in need. But it also means that there are at least one million organizations out there in America who are renting offices, paying for telecommunications support and Internet services, and even paying janitors to clean their offices, all when they really don’t need to. The concept of the traditional office is an outdated one. Much of the work of even fairly conservative nonprofits can be accomplished just as easily when nonprofit professionals are working from home, meeting at a central location, or working in the field. In fact, a virtual office may offer a nonprofit or charity organization enough benefits that they can spend more time working in the field with clients and less time at a desk working through the details of infrastructure and intake. Let’s look at some of the ways a nonprofit organization might utilize the features of a virtual office and then examine a rough timeline that demonstrates how a nonprofit might be able to pull the plug on their traditional office model.