Is the Traditional Office Obsolete?

More and more businesses are moving away from traditional offices and building remote workforces. Is this a viable solution for your company? Read on to learn how you can leverage remote opportunities to decrease your overhead and heighten productivity.

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Remote Work and Commercial Real Estate

The rise of the remote workforce has reshaped just about every business market, including commercial real estate. Here's how brokers can leverage this trend, while reshaping their offering to capitalize on the increasing preference for work flexibility.

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How to Save on Office Space for Your Small Business

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.

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Coworking for Dummies - A Guide for Beginners

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.

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Why Every Consultant Needs Office Space to Meet with Clients

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.

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Why Meeting Clients at Your Home Office is Killing Your Business

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.

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Video Conferencing for Small Businesses

Video conferences can sometimes be more productive than a general over-the-phone conference call. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using this technology?

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Why a Virtual Office is the Perfect Fit for Consultants

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.

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Why Virtual Offices Are the Perfect Solution for Non-profits and Charity Organizations

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.

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Intelligent Office Partners with LiquidSpace and MeetingRooms.com to Expand its Online Live Scheduling Service

Enables Anyone to Reserve Meeting and Conference Rooms and Executive Office Space at U.S. Intelligent Office Facilities Directly from LiquidSpace and MeetingRooms.com

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The Virtues of Renting Meeting Space

There are many virtues attached to renting a meeting room. First, if your company is a small business, you probably don't have the space needed to hold a big meeting anyway. Secondly, it's better to pay for space you're using at the time rather than constantly paying for space that may sit empty much of the time. Renting conference rooms is an ideal solution for a small to moderate-sized business to conduct meetings and benefit from the many advantages. Let's look at some of the reasons that conference room rentals should strongly be considered in place of conference calls, Skype sessions or virtual networking.

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with a Virtual Office

How a Virtual Office Helps You “Go Green”

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The Rise of the Virtual Office

Why Small Businesses are Increasingly Utilizing Virtual Offices

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Improve the Efficiency of Your Small Business with a Virtual Office

How a Virtual Office Can Benefit Your Small Business

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Executive Office Suites: Having a Professional Space on a Tight Budget

Why Executive Office Space Is a Good Alternative to a Traditional Office Space

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What is Virtual Office Space?

Entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners often don’t have the working capital to afford a dedicated office. In fact, many businesses may only need an actual office space for occasional meetings or presentations. Still to maintain a professional appearance, many of these same businesses still rent office space, despite the costs of the lease and staff overhead.

An alternative to the traditional office space that is rapidly gaining popularity is a virtual office. A relatively new concept, the virtual office space has all the amenities of a regular office – WiFi, landlines, conference rooms and even staff. The difference, however, is that you are renting the whole kit and caboodle for a set price from a virtual office space provider. For a low cost, you can use the space for an hour or two, or on daily or weekly basis.

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