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Is an Executive Office Space Right for Your Business?

Are you working to create a professional image for your business? Do you lack the fund to invest in traditional office space? How about hiring a administrative assistant? If so, then you can benefit from using an executive office space. Here at Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village, we offer everything you need to ensure a professional image for your business without the super-sized price tag.

What does Executive Office Suites have to offer?

We provide you with the amenities you need at a price you can afford. Here are somethings that make an Executive Office space so appealing:

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  • Access to 3 different meeting rooms
  • Virtual receptionist service
  • Shipping and receiving of mail
  • Access to copiers, printers and scanners
  • A professional mailing address
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Quick access to a parking garage and the Lafayette Village shopping center

Is this right for you?

Before diving into the world of executive office spaces, you need to carefully consider if this is the right move for you. Have you outgrown your current office space, or are you operating out of your home? If so, then the move to an executive office space may be just what you need to provide you with the competitive edge and professional image you need. If you do decide that this is the right option, please consider Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village.EOS Training Room

We offer a range of different sized office space to accommodate your business needs. We are here to help and support your business in any way we can. Call today to take a free tour and a chat with management about how we can support you!

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2 months FREE with a 12-month lease. (offer valid until June 31st, 2015)

 

 

Hello Virtual Receptionists, Goodbye Distractions!

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With the incredible advancements in mobile technology, it is entirely feasible to almost completely run your business from a device that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Crazy, right? Today’s businesspeople and busy entrepreneurs utilize cell phones as their primary point of contact and sometimes, before we know it, we’ve wasted the better part of a workday fielding calls, “getting back in touch,” “circling back,” and “interfacing” with clients and colleagues via our phones. What happened to actually getting some work done? Wouldn’t it be nice to get more of that phone time back?

Executive Office Suites has your solution. Our live receptionist service takes the time-consuming tedium of answering calls out of your hands (literally) and places it in the very capable hands of our professionally trained reception team. This valuable service shifts the calls from your cell phone to our live receptionists who can screen and forward them to voicemail or to your cell phone, per your specifications. Saving your business time and productivity reaching new heights is what this will offer.

What’s more, you probably waste more time on your cell phone than you even realize. Every time you get a call and pick your phone up to respond, chances are you will stay on your phone to do any number of time consuming things (texting, checking social media accounts, opening various apps, reading the news, etc. etc.). Virtual receptionists will eliminate these distractions by cutting them off at the pass.

 

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Written by McDuffie Republished with permission by Alliance

How a Virtual Office Can Help Workers Beat Distractions

“The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.”

So says the late, great William Edwards Deming – American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, consultant and all-round business brain.

Here’s another statistic that’ll grab your attention: Around 50% of American office workers say they work for just 15 minutes before getting distracted, while 53% feel that an hour or more is wasted every single day because of disruptions.

Are you easily distracted at work? Can’t stop browsing Facebook? Time for another gaze out the window? You’re not alone – in fact, it turns out that quite a few of us are plagued by distractions that keep us from reaching our productivity potential. From constant background chatter and phone calls to feeling tired or frustrated, there are plenty of reasons to stop you from getting on with the job.

So how do you deal with distractions at work?

Step one: Go virtual. At Alliance Virtual Offices, we can vouch for the disruption-busting benefits of a virtual office, and how flexible working methods like telecommuting and working from home can cut down on distractions, and boost productivity too. Think of making a presents in a different state or even needing an office close to home? Executive Office Suites offers Virtual Packages that offer the connivence to you and your business.

Think about it. When you use a virtual office, you’re not tied to a physical office. So instead of working in an open-plan office and listening to inane background chatter about last night’s TV or tomorrow’s game, you can fill the gap with actual work. You know, the type that impresses your boss or brings in revenue for your business.

Step two: Hire a virtual assistant. At Alliance Virtual we have a team of professional live receptionists who can take over your call handling duties. They’ll receive calls, take messages and pass them on – making your day easier, less cluttered and ultimately more productive. If you are looking to make a Raleigh North Carolina presents Executive Office Suites has all the amenities to assist you.

Step three: Identify your distractions

  • If you get tired easily, go to bed earlier. And remember to take little breaks during the day.
  • If you can’t stop looking in the fridge, eat a better breakfast, stock up on your five-a-day and consult a nutritionist.
  • If it’s the Internet or emails that are bugging you, work offline for a while.
  • If you’re feeling stressed, you could be taking on too much work, or overdoing the multi-tasking. Try to focus on specific tasks – and make sure you finish one thing at a sensible point before moving on to another.
  • If you’re bored of a specific task, work to a specific time then reward yourself by moving on to something else.

On the subject of rewards, this can be a valuable part of the working day. Habit-changing author Charles Duhigg says that instead of struggling with distractions, you can actually make them part of your working day. If for instance, you can’t stop going on Facebook or you feel constantly distracted by Twitter, set yourself a target and then reward yourself with 5 minutes of social media time. Accommodate that need and build it into your schedule.

After all, rewards provide motivation – and a little motivation can reap huge rewards for your business.

Find out more about virtual offices and office space that Executive Office Suites has to offer! In the meantime, what other tips can you recommend for beating distractions at work?

 

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Written by Joanna Republished with permission by Alliance

Virtual Offices Are The Freelancer’s Best Friend


We can talk all day long about how great using a virtual office can be (because it really is great), and how the general, catch-all “busy business person” will benefit from the flexibility and value they provide. While this is very much the case, perhaps it is time we shine the spotlight on ourselves for a minute – take a more personal look at just how beneficial the world of virtual officing can really be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Take me for example. I am just the person to espouse the greatness of a virtual office because 1) I am a freelancer and can benefit greatly from the use of a professional environment every once in a while. 2) I have used them before and therefore can speak (or write, rather) from experience. Without droning on and on, let me tell you a little about myself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I established myself as a freelance writer years ago both because I love to write and my husband’s career choice forced me to find work that I could pick up and take with me no matter where in the world we live. From Portland and New York City to Virginia Beach, Indianapolis and Lexington, KY, I have moved around an almost comical amount in the last several years of my life and I’m grateful for the existence of virtual and serviced office suites and meeting rooms. While I may not have the most geographically stable lifestyle, it is one that I love and I have the ease and flexibility of virtual offices to thank for some of that. I know I can take my business with me wherever I go, so I never have to worry when another move is looming on the horizon … like next summer, when we’ll move to Washington DC …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            While no two freelancer’s journeys are ever the same, perhaps you can find a common bond or two between my story and your own? Ultimately, the point is that virtual offices, unlike traditional office space, have the unique and incredibly valuable power to mold and shift to your ever-changing, and expanding, needs. Whether it is a more impressive (i.e. legit) environment that your business needs or, as in my case, the ability to create this type of professional setting in multiple locations as your own geography changes, virtual offices provide the perfect solution, every time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Image source: Executive Office Suites

Written by McDuffie Republished with permission by Alliance

 

What’s Trending: Workplace Trends to Watch in 2013

Executive Office SuitesWith the beginning of each new year comes the unique opportunity to both reflect on events, trends and “happenings” of the previous year while also looking ahead to what new and innovative trends can be expected in the twelve months ahead.

2012 saw significant positive growth and expansion in the virtual officing world, and here at Executive Office Suites we have been enjoying the increased attention that the world of the virtual office has been receiving over the past couple of years. So, with the limelight shining ever brighter on our industry, what then can we expect to see when it comes to workplace trends in 2013? Here are a few things to watch out for this year:

1) A virtual office boom: Savvy companies around the world will continue to utilize virtual offices to expand into new arenas and maximize their global presence. With offices around the world, offering impressive addresses and top-notch services and amenities, Executive Office Suites is always at the ready when it comes to serving the busy mobile professional.

2) Increased disaster preparedness: The devastation caused by super-storm Sandy has increased the attention that is being placed on disaster preparedness and how we can better equip our businesses in times of trauma. The flexibility afforded to virtual office users is unmatched by traditional, static office spaces and allows mobile entrepreneurs to move locations when disaster – or simply their mood – strikes.

3) Work options galore: From hot-desking, home-working, co-working, virtual officing, telecommuting and much more, the days of sitting in a cubicle from 9 – 5 are long gone. While some may still continue to work that way, the good news is that you don’t have to! Choices are never a bad thing. What’s more, when it comes to office expenses, the price of office space ranks just below payroll costs. Look to see companies utilizing temporary and virtual work options more than ever before as a way to increase their flexibility in work styles while decreasing their monthly office space expenditures.

With Executive Office Suites’s extensive list of flexible virtual office space options, we will always keep you on the cutting edge of workspace innovations – keeping you right in line with today’s latest and greatest trendsetters.

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Republished with permission by Alliance

Virtual Mobile OfficeTexting while driving can be dangerous – and can even get you pulled over in some cities. But a man in Germany took remote work to a whole new level.

According to The Associated Press, German police say they nabbed a driver who had wired his Ford station wagon with an entire mobile office, creating the equivalent of a virtual office space.

“Built on a wooden frame on his passenger seat they found a laptop on a docking station tilted for easy driver access, a printer, router, wireless internet stick, WLAN antenna, and an inverter to power it all,” the AP reports. “A navigation system and cell phone mounted to the windshield completed the array.”

If this doesn’t show the mobile workforce trend is catching on, what does? As business center owners and operators are well aware, mobile workers are on the rise. But hard statistics drive the point home. By 2015, the world’s mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion, representing 37.2 percent of the total workforce, according to IDC.

“Despite recent market turmoil, mobility continues to be a critical part of the global workforce and we expect to see healthy growth in the number of mobile workers,” said Stacy Crook, senior research analyst for IDC’s Mobile Enterprise Research program. “Our forecast shows that the worldwide mobile worker population will increase from just over 1 billion in 2010 to more than 1.3 billion by 2015.”

What’s more, Forrester Research estimates 66% of information workers in North America and Europe already work remotely. Over time, Forrester predicts this trend will have profound implications for everything from the location and design of offices, to IT’s provisioning of technology, to how business leaders marshal expertise.

Is your business center ready to accommodate the demands of the mobile workforce? With a mobile workforce working from remote locations, business centers should expect more foot traffic – but business centers that market their serviced office space as mobile worker friendly will lead the charge.

Many mobile workers may be yet unaware of the availability of day offices and meeting rooms. Savvy business centers are commuting the message to large corporations and entrepreneurs alike. How do you do this?

For starters, be sure to include language on your website – preferably an entire webpage – dedicated to marketing your services to mobile workers. Use keywords like “mobile workers” on those web pages so you will come up in the Google search results. Show mobile workers that you understand their needs by listing services that appeal to their pain points. Treat the mobile workforce as a niche – a niche that’s worth plenty as business evolves.

Image source: Saarland State Police, Germany

Republished with permission by Mike Sullivan