IO Client awarded "Case of the Year" by The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association!
Top 100 Places to Live, Boulder #5
Boulder again ranks high in terms of the best places to live, coming in 5th on this livability.com ranking. Naturally, it's also a great place to work!
The Truth About Being An Entrepreneur
Thinking of starting your own business? You might need to be just a bit crazy. But that can be a good thing, depending on what you want... Read more from a Inc.com & Brazen Careerist collaboration.
Larger Companies Going Virtual
From an article written by the editors at Graduating Engineer & Computing Careers comes the news that more and more traditional, large corporations are choosing to work virtually. They are seeing increases in productivity and a reduction in carbon emissions. Click to read more
Happiest Place in the United States?
Boulder, Colorado! According to a massive Gallup-Healthways poll, Boulder is home to the happiest & healthiest people in the nation. The survey looked at things like jobs, finances, health, etc..., and found Boulder to be the overall #1. From USA Today, click the link to read more: Click to read more
Why you should start a company in... Boulder
For a town of 100,000, Boulder, Colorado, is home to an inordinate amount of promising startups. Fast Company collaborates with one of Boulder's many successful entrepreneurs, Brad Feld of The Foundry Group, to explore why Boulder is such fertile ground for start-up business...
Intelligent Office's Boulder and Cherry Creek locations recently each hosted Startup Meetup events. Intelligent Office's message (that one can have a professional office and professional staff, at a fraction of the usual cost) made for a natural startup pairing. Startup Meetups feature businesses that have recently launched, advisers specializing in helping startups and seasoned startup veterans that serve as mentors to new endeavors. Meetup.com is the catalyst that organizes attendees, pairing like-minded businesses in a networking environment. Meetup.com puts out a resource guide for startup entrepreneurs, called New Business Denver, that ships to every new business registering with the state. The events, still fairly new to Denver, have become networking hotbeds, attracting between 50-200 attendees each time. For pictures of the Cherry Creek event, click here. For Boulder's event, click here. Startups & resources looking to attend events, check their online event calendar.
5 Questions with the Founder of Intelligent Office
Intelligent Office was founded 14 years ago in Boulder by Ralph Gregory. Now with 47 locations in major cities throughout North America, corporate offices have remained at the original Foothills and Arapahoe office. Gregory talked with the Camera about his concept and how Intelligent Office is fairing in the current economy.
Entrepreneurs Going Virtual After Commercial Real Estate Collapse
Virtual Offices are becoming destinations for those wanting a prestigious address, especially in the wake of the commercial real estate downturn. Users are keeping overhead low and professionalism high by renting space on an as-needed basis.
"With the recession hitting companies of all sizes, it comes as no surprise that small businesses are rethinking their strategies to get through hard times. How you choose to weather the storm can differ dramatically from one type of business to another." Click to read more
The Small Business Stimulus Package & Your Business
The White House enacted the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act into law. This article highlights 5 key provisions that may affect small businesses... What's in it for me?
Colorado Business Owners Going Virtual in Down Economy
Colorado News Channel 7 investigates how businesses are able to stay afloat utilizing the Intelligent Office concept...
September 5, 2008 -- BOULDER - Sixteen companies from Boulder and Broomfield counties made the Inc. 5,000 list for fastest-growing private companies. Inc., a monthly magazine based in New York City, produces the list yearly. Inc. 5,000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth during a four-year period, 2004-07. The local companies are EarthRoamer, Lafayette, 597; Eco-Products, Boulder, 834; texturemedia, Boulder, 1,074; Amadeus Consulting, Boulder, 1,510; Buffalo Supply, Lafayette, 1,981. Mindworks, Broomfield, 2,153; Intelligent Office, Boulder, 2,609; Tundra Specialties, Boulder, 2,805; Lafayette-based Aegis Analytical, 3,310; N Line Electric, Longmont, 3,499. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Boulder, 3,650; ASD, Boulder, 3,893; The Cain Travel Group, Boulder, 3,912; Applied Trust Engineering, Boulder, 3,978; Super Rupair, Boulder; 4,469; and Noodles & Co., Broomfield, 4,576.
The Ultimate Path to a Work/Life Balance
According to CoStar Realty Information, the U.S. may now be witnessing the first major contraction in office space leases since the glut following the tech-bubble burst. The pinch on small businesses to contain operating costs may mean a downturn in traditional office leases and upgrades, yet ground has never been more fertile for alternatives.
Enter Ralph Gregory, the self-titled "father of virtual offices." In 1995, long before the media latched on to various definitions of this term, the Colorado-based Gregory started Intelligent Office on the research-backed premise that other professionals like him would want to work from home or telecommute, while using professionally managed business functions that don't necessarily require an office, such as phone calls, faxes and e-mail.
In the following interview, Gregory discusses how management has increasingly embraced this model of doing business, and what that means for employees across the hierarchical spectrum.
Wall Street Journal Touts Virtual Office Advantages
Wall Street Journal highlights a company that has no bricks-and-mortar offices. Consultants work at home when not with clients. The company accepts projects only in its seven home cities, so consultants rarely have to travel and when they do, they have flexible office time to use.