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Virtual Offices 101: Why Some Use Virtual Over Traditional Space

Posted by Robert Blaker on Apr 28, 2017 12:06:16 PM

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A virtual office is a term describing “shared office services, which normally includes a business address, mail & courier services, phone services, fax services, answering services, web-hosting services, and meeting & conference facilities." Here are a few of the reasons that people might choose a virtual office plan over traditional office space.

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More Affordable

Virtual offices are generally far less expensive than traditional offices, which can be very beneficial for small businesses. They can also be ideal for satellite offices for businesses of any size that have been established in other areas. The low price can allow companies to research the market or expand into new territories without a large investment.

The price of a virtual office is very attractive to companies who leverage technology effectively to decrease their costs. As technology advances, a lot of workers are becoming more and more mobile. For these workers, the office is basically wherever they are. The virtual office allows you to conduct your business from anywhere in the world.

Great Addresses and Perks

A virtual office can be a great way to move your small business forward and increase your reputation by acquiring a prestigious business address and other convenient services. In addition to common virtual office services like mail forwarding, business center access, and call reception, there are some other surprising benefits that may come with a virtual office.

One of the best benefits of a virtual office is that plans often come with discounts at local businesses. Many business centers offer membership cards or something similar that will allow you to receive discounts at shops, dining establishments, and other businesses nearby. These benefits can be a great way to save money at places located near your business center.

Networking Opportunities & Events

Furthermore, many establishments that offer virtual offices also host business meet-ups, speakers, workshops, or other events that may help you learn valuable skills or network more effectively. Events like these can help connect you to like-minded people in a city where meeting people who share your business goals can be particularly difficult. Taking advantage of these events can be a great way to make the most of your virtual office.

More Time, Less Stress in Your Workday

No more commuting means you’ll get more sleep and have less stress in your mornings and afternoons. No stress of high overhead costs associated with traditional office space. The money that would be paying rent, maintenance, and all of the other costs of an office space can go back into your business. 

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How Technology Can Help You Cut Costs

Posted by Robert Blaker on Apr 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Every small business owner would like to improve their company’s profitability. Every dollar that you can save on non-essential expenses is a dollar that you can reinvest in your company’s growth. Here are a few ideas to cut costs for your small business.

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Hourly Meeting Spaces in New York: What to Look For

Posted by Robert Blaker on Apr 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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If you need a place to hold a meeting in New York, there are many different options. An hourly meeting room is a great choice if you are looking to impress potential clients or business associates. We’ll go over some of the points you may want to consider when choosing where to hold your meeting in NYC. 

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Establishing A Professional Image For Your Small Business

Posted by Robert Blaker on Apr 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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In the initial stages of a small business, it is vital to create a professional image that will build trust for potential clients or customers. People’s perception of your business is dependent on the message and image that you display. This can include everything from a professional business card, to the actual setting where you conduct your business. Here are a few tips to establish a positive, professional image:

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How Business Centers Help Small Businesses Grow in NYC

Posted by Robert Blaker on Apr 6, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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5 Ways To Stimulate Innovation And Creativity In Your Team

Posted by Milen Vasilev on Mar 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Improvement should be an ongoing effort in any organization. The moment you stop growing, you run the risk of beginning to stagnate and fall behind, while your competitors are growing. That is why it is important to innovate in creative ways, using technology and assets that you have at hand. There is no need for drastic changes to the way your company does things. The most successful organizations avoid stressing the workflow by implementing new systems company-wide overnight. Improvement is a process that requires intelligent effort, subtle innovative and creative fixes, and adjustments with test periods and feedback. The smoother the transition period is, the more successfully the new technique will be implemented.

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How To Optimize Your Small Office Layout

Posted by Milen Vasilev on Mar 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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You and your employees spend practically a third of your waking hours in the office. Time invested in making that physical environment optimal for work is never wasted. Research shows that offices optimized for space, color, and light improve employees' mood and long-term productivity. Once you have found the balance between cost and amount of space needed, you should make the best of that space using best practices. A little research may be required to find the right furniture and colors, but your personal taste and ideas from your team also play a large role. With that in mind, here are some good practices to study when optimizing your office layout.

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5 Effective Types of Reward Systems for Employees

Posted by Milen Vasilev on Mar 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Building your company is the easy part. Implementing sustainable practices that will keep it in good health is when the real work begins. One of the most important issues is keeping your employees content and focused on your goals. It is increasingly rare to hear about companies with an average employee tenure of more than a few years. Low turnover often means that employees are happy and happy employees are productive employees. The hard part is to find a balance between effective employee rewards and the cost of these rewards to the company. This is where your innovative and creative ideas can help you tailor this system to your business. Identify important behaviors that help your company grow, show commitment, prove productivity, and achieve goals. Here are a few different types of employee reward systems:

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How Much Office Space Do You Need?

Posted by Milen Vasilev on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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The first thing to consider when deciding how much office space you need is the maturity of your business. Are you looking for your first office after starting your business from home? Are you the sole employee and founder or do you have co-founders plus employees who work remotely? At this stage, growth projections are hard to fathom and the smaller the investment in the rent the better. If you are moving from an office due to expansion and have a few employees, you may have a better scope of things and project your growth and needs more accurately. You should consider the role of your employees and if any of your senior managers need an individual office. Space and desk allocation can be seen as favoritism, so be sure to assign them with a fair method in mind.

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5 Tips for Improving Your Office and Boosting Employee Morale

Posted by Milen Vasilev on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Finding a balance in your office agenda is like finding balance in anything else, you just have to put some time and focus into it. Making an office optimal in every possible way involves its physical organization, optimizing for productivity, and promoting a general mood that allows seamless interactions and workflow. A happy office means a productive office, so it is important to invest in both tangible and intangible ways that make your employees smile every morning when they walk in. How do we begin boosting employee morale? Starting a tradition, a mural with bright colors, a slide, the smell of good coffee and freshly baked cookies, or a giant green suggestion box are all part of the solution. The answer is a mix of all the above tailored to your mission, culture, and ultimate goals.

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NOT ALL OFFICE SPACES ARE CREATED EQUAL

Rockefeller Group Business Centers is built on the innovation and experience that distinguish our parent company, The Rockefeller Group International, Inc. More than 80 years ago, The Rockefeller Group developed the legendary Rockefeller Center complex and now manages Rockefeller Center’s west side properties as well as other high-profile real estate holdings across the United States. 

In keeping with The Rockefeller Group tradition of excellence, Rockefeller Group Business Centers provides stunning, fully-serviced office space, executive suites, virtual office plans and meeting rooms in Class A buildings throughout New York City.

 

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