Chicago
(Loop), IL

190 S. LaSalle Street Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603

Meeting Mixup: 6 Alternative Meeting Spots For Increased Productivity

Meetings, the necessary evil so many of us love to hate. That’s because too many meetings are dry, boring, impersonal, and (not to mention) far longer than they need to be. If you want to increase engagement in your meetings, why not switch things up?

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Coworking Spaces vs. Private Offices: What's the Best Choice?

If you can’t decide between a coworking space and a private office, this quick article will help you weigh the potential benefits and downsides.

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5 Ways Virtual Office Spaces Improve Remote Jobs

It’s your first month at your new job. Your new employer allows you to work remotely, and you’ve decided that working from home sounds like a convenient arrangement. Your first week goes smoothly – you wake up early, stick to a strict schedule, and produce great work.

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4 Ways to Make Working Remote Work For Your Business

Remote work agreements can increase productivity, elevate employee happiness, lower costs, and more... but only if you plan for success from the beginning.

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Is a Virtual Law Office Right For Your Legal Practice?

As the legal business landscape changes, attorneys must look for new ways to become more modern, more efficient, and (as a result) more profitable. One of the biggest ‘wins’ in terms of efficiency and cost is to explore non-traditional office settings, like virtual offices.

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Anything But Boring

Unless you have recently been vacationing on Mars, it is tough to have missed the thrilling news that Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been awarded the contract to construct an express train from O’Hare International Airport to downtown Chicago. A project that would bring back to life the abandoned “superstation” at State and Washington, underneath Block 37. This innovative mode of transit would feature the construction of an 18-mile underground tunnel populated by autonomous pods traveling at speeds as high as 150 miles per hour. Even better? Boring’s ultra-aggressive schedule aims to have the trains operational within the next 2 years.

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How to Choose a Franchise

For many people, business ownership represents the foundation of their American Dream. The idea of being your own boss, having a relatively flexible schedule, and taking ownership of a business and its successes is incredibly attractive to entrepreneurs around the country.

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Alexa For Small Businesses: What You Need to Know

There are two types of virtual assistants, human and digital (learn more about the difference here) that you can use in your business.

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The Automated Bully

In almost every industry, price increases are typical from time to time. Most people, while never happy about it, generally understand that there are a lot of reasons for nominal increases--improved features or products, rate of inflation, etc.

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9 Creative Virtual Office Uses

Many people are unaware of the versatility of a virtual business service. Yes, we do provide office space for businesses in need, but there’s much more to the service than just the space itself. Here are nine creative virtual office space uses that you might not have considered.

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Outsourced vs. Local Reception Services: A Comparison

When choosing reception services, businesses have no shortage of options. You could hire a full time, in-person team member to captain the front desk and hold down the fort, but that’s hardly the only option when deciding between reception options.

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The Landlord Representation Process

Willard Jones Real Estate has recently been appointed as the exclusive leasing agent of 105 West Madison. This is a milestone moment in the relatively young history of our firm, as this is a building I have been wanting to represent my entire career. As much as there is a yearning to dive right in and hit the ground running, there is typically quite a bit of work to do when commencing a new leasing assignment before being in a realistic position to start leasing space.

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Where Did All The Stores Go?

I hate shopping. For me, the ability to purchase things online goes down as one of the greatest phenomena of my lifetime. I don't have to schlep through stores or circ

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How to Choose the Right Side Hustle

These days, promising business opportunities abound, thanks to the continued growth of the gig economy. In today's digital age, small businesses and scrappy freelancers can serve consumers throughout the world. Before you consider a side hustle, however, it's important to consider your options. Here are some of the key factors to keep in mind before you dive in.

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5 Things You Should Be Automating With AdWords Scripts

The word “scripts” might conjure up images of complex programming tasks, but you don’t have to be a pro to streamline parts of your AdWords campaigns.

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6 Must-Have Apps and Tools for Small Business

With limited staffs and strict budgets, small businesses need affordable solutions to help streamline productivity. Fortunately, business-centric tools and applications have become more prevalent and more powerful in recent years. If there's something your company does or wants to do, you can bet there's an app, platform or cloud-based service that can manage the task. Here are six of our favorites.

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