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- Circles Make Google+ Unique (In a Good Way)
- Using Hangouts for Interactions
- Search Engine Ranking Superiority
- Show You Care
- It’s Fast and Simple to Start
Circles, a key feature of Google+, may seem like a fun thing for just people to use at first so you are able to keep your groups of friends and family separate. But if you take a moment to think about the possibilities of using it for your company, you can use Circles to separate employees, clients and business contacts, and then directly target them with different updates/posts content.
This is kind of like using our virtual office solution to manage and micromanage all information/tasks and maintain all of your company data in an accessible online network.
Hangouts, the Google+ video chat technology, supports up to 10 people at a time having a video conversation with each other. Think of it as a video version of virtual phone systems and you’ve got the basic idea. Not only can employees use these to communicate, but you can also reach out to customers as well.
Hold employee video conferences to introduce new strategies or discuss breaking business developments, or host live online tutorial/how-to workshops to educate your clients on your products/services. There are myriad unique and creative options open to you and your business when you hang out.
Perhaps the most useful part of Google+ is the fact that it can be integrated with your business’s SEO efforts for higher search engine rankings. When customers “+1″ your website, it works into Google’s search engine algorithm as to how they rank pages. +1s equal a higher search engine ranking, which is great for you and your virtual offices.
You should also include targeted keywords in your posts/updates, as well as in your About section. In the latter, also provide links to your business website so people (and Google) can access you more easily.
With a Google+ account you can directly seek out customers who are talking about your business or one of your products and engage in a conversation with them, which shows all consumers that you care about them, and that you’re always listening to their feedback. In addition, it allows you to get more fans, and more +1s.
To set up a Google+ business account can take as little as five minutes, which is an extremely short amount of time, particularly for the return that you can experience from setting one up.
Orange County is a prestigious location, both commercially and residentially. Located in the heart of Southern California, every entrepreneur longs for a business card with an Orange County address on it. However, acquiring a physical location here is very expensive and the risk of investing money into a physical space is very high. With long term lease and security deposits in the way, there’s almost no way for start ups to make their way here without taking a big hit to their financial security.
However, many organizations are now using Virtual Offices in Orange County in order to save money while still having a high profile and reputed business address in Orange County. You don’t want a P.O. Box, you want a real address and an option to actually use that space whenever you need to.
This is a great investment for small companies who are constantly on the go. It makes no sense for them to have one main office when they are constantly moving. It is ideal to have a virtual office instead of sinking money into a physical space that they’re never going to use. It’s also a great option for every other type of business, as you can work from anywhere you want including your home and still have a phone answering service, prestigious Orange County business address, and utilize the facilities and resources of a business, including conference rooms, fax machines, and a Live Virtual Assistant.
There are various plans for virtual offices spaces available for all kinds of businesses. Even the most basic plan includes a professional mailing address, collection and distribution of mails and access to fully furnished offices and mailing rooms.
There are various addresses available in Orange County along with a variety of services. You can take advantage of a phone answering service, virtual receptionist, communication plans and much more. You don’t need to waste your money to have a reputed business address anymore; virtual offices in Orange County are growing in popularity for a reason.
In the current economic and business climate we find ourselves in, finding and retaining that perfect employee we all love so much has become much harder. There are strategies, however, to find great employees and then, once that happens, it’s up to you to keep them happy and make sure they don’t leave.
Putting your company out there online and utilizing job recruitment websites and bulletin boards is the first things you want to consider. Most prospective employees are turning to online job searches as their primary tool in finding new employment. Job seekers these days are all too familiar with employers referring them to their websites for an online application. So many of them do not inquire at your place of business anymore. Take advantage of this trend by maintaining a high level of online saturation to attract that perfect employee.
The business employee of the modern world is also very interested in flexibility. Looking at virtual offices with a live virtual receptionist ensure a high level of flexibility, and with many mothers returning to the workforce, flexibility is huge. Companies that let the employees pick their shifts and are flexible about hours and childcare issues tend to produce happier and more productive employees. And when this happens, your retention rate shoots through the roof.
There are always good employee prospects out there, its just about finding what’s perfect for you and your business. Keeping them in this high turnover environment is a difficult challenge, but one that if conquered will give your business a high level of success. Many companies simply embrace the fact that employees are not going to stick around forever, so the mood and environment at the business project that onto the employee. This in turn contributes to a high turnover rate, one that we have seen in the past five or so years. Businesses that go out of their way to ensure employee happiness do much better than those that accept turnover as inevitable. Small things go a long way with workers and you should not underestimate the impact a small gesture can make.
Taking advantage of the online job seeking trend, being a flexible employer and maintaining a happy work environment are small things that can go a long way to building a successful company.
There has been some very good news on the economy lately. Things are slowly improving; however businesses are still struggling and cannot afford to lose any customers. Also, as technology continues to advance and the Internet is available almost everywhere due in large part to smart phones, there is an expectation from customers that the business should be available to them all the times and from wherever they might be.
Virtual Office Answering Services is a great and affordable option to provide access during off business hours. Many small businesses cannot afford a phone answering service around the clock and the same time cannot afford to lose any customers. Statistics show that over 30% of customers that call after hours will not leave a message. No business can afford not having access to more than a third of their customers. The magic pill to resolve all these issues is phone answering services.
Live phone answering services provide an affordable alternative to have a live person answer to customer issues when the business owner is not available. Since such services are available online, the business owner has access to their customers anywhere, anytime. Quite often customers leave a business due to how long it takes to have their problem resolved. With phone answering services, businesses can respond to any outstanding issues quickly; thus increasing the customer satisfaction.
Technology has made customer service the backbone of success for a business. Through the Internet word travels fast and no business (especially small businesses) can afford to lack in customer service. A virtual phone answering service for a small business is no longer a want but a need, since growth and survival might depend on it.
Starting a business can be an expensive affair. From office space, transportation, hiring employees to paying rents and wages, the list is endless. And the most crucial issue? Time. That’s right! As the saying goes, ‘time is money’, which is probably the most important when it comes to day-to-day business operations.
Problem? Nope, because this is where virtual office services come into the mix. The way we do business in today’s world has transformed with the introduction of the virtual office solution to business hardships. Now you can sit at home or anywhere in the world you want to be for that matter and run your business without the countless stress that comes with office space.
Virtual offices provide myriad business services, a permanent street address at a prestigious business center, Live Phone Answering Services, mail services, fax services, physical conference and meeting rooms and much more. Virtual offices literally take away all the stress and headache from business owners and allows them to work from home or anywhere in the world.
What could be better? This not only makes things easier for new business start-ups, but it also saves a lot of money for business owners. You can now literally go green with a virtual office. And the most important of all is that the entrepreneurs can have an improved and healthy lifestyle. Yes, such flexibility to work from anywhere improves one’s health tremendously. Since you save time on transportion and other business related things, you have more time to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle. You can hit the gym and still attend you clients phone calls, as your virtual office phone answering service forwards them to your cell phone.
All in all, virtual offices have made life so much easier and more profitable for business owners, and not to forget much healthier as well. With such services at your doorstep, you can definitely lead a much better lifestyle. Mentally, physically and, of course, financially.
A Phone Answering Service is a telecommunications package offered by Virtual Office Services. You can either avail an automated one or a live phone answering service where a real person answers your virtual office phone.
A phone answering service is very useful for all kinds of professionals.
- Accountants: Phone answering services have features like voicemail, reception answering capabilities and no physical handsets. They even offer local telephone numbers which makes it perfect for accountants who want their clients to know that they provide the absolute best customer service.
- Attorneys: Attorneys need to be as professional as possible. Without the space and resources for receptionists, they now have the option of opting for a Live Virtual Receptionist to handle their phone calls all day, everyday. This is especially important when their in court because their phone will be answered, messages will be taken and the attorney can call their client when they are finished with the hearing.
- Doctors and Dentists: The main focus for doctors and dentists are their patients. This means that they have almost no time to attend to calls. A virtual phone system ensures that they don’t miss any of their calls, even when they are tending to a patient. It also cuts down on costs because Virtual Phone Systems are much more affordable than having two or more receptionists.
- Small Businesses, entrepreneurs and startups in all industries: Small businesses and startups are not ones for big budgets. Hiring a staff, regardless of how big, requires space and budgets. In those early days, a phone answering service can help them save on both. It also helps those who travel, as they can be on the road (or on vacation) and still be “open” for business, which is extremely important for existing business, new opportunities and eventual growth.
Along with various features, phone answer services also have flexible packages to suit your needs. They’re not expensive, don’t take up space and are efficient thereby making them ideal for almost any professional in any industry.
In an age that now seems like history (because it soon will be), employees had to commute for 20 minutes to an hour or more in order to reach their office building. All calls and materials entered this building, and all work was done within its walls. While employees often took assignments home to mull over, it was clock in and clock out, just like at a factory. These offices were paper factories.
Thanks to modern technology, there is now the virtual office solution. The Internet, along with mobile devices, eradicates the need for members of a team to have proximity. While physical meetings are still apart of the process, they seem to be getting fewer and fewer. People can talk to each other, send text messages and send documents and multimedia files from anywhere in the world.
Some smart programmers and organizers got the idea of creating a product based on the growing informal trend of using mobile media. Virtual office services are a software and the supporting company that maintain a complete environment that allows people to work in. It is a programmable structure that allows employers or the board to decide how this form of social media will operate.
A team can collaborate, like in a chat room, except the administrator sees what all is going on. There is oversight, just like in a regular office. Documents are uploaded and available for everyone to see, if that is what the office administrator desires.
Virtual offices go more than that, though. They also provide you with a prestigious business address, automatically bringing prestige to your company name. You can also use the services of a Virtual Assistant to answer all phone calls and forward them to you (great so you can go on vacation and not worry about a thing, too). There are also meeting and conference rooms available, just in case you need to meet clients at your office. And there are many other possibilities to choose from, like copy and fax machines for example.
The best part is the ability to go green with a virtual office. Gas is expensive, and saving people the hassle of community increases the efficiency of a business. It saves everyone time and money, and often helps a business to work more efficiently. It also helps you and your business leave a smaller carbon footprint, so you are also doing your part to be eco-friendly.
Owning a business should be about the quality of services and products you offer, not your location. However, the area where your office is set up often plays a large role in the number and type of customers you attract. While having a large city office would be certain to draw more interest, it’s an expense that few business owners can afford (especially small businesses). After all, who wants to spend their entire income on rent?
Thanks to the services of Virtual Offices, you can now enjoy all the benefits of having an office based in Los Angeles without the price tag that comes along with purchasing or renting the space.
With a Los Angeles virtual office you can have an office in a large, thriving city in a prominent, reputed building/area regardless of where the work is done or you are located. While running a successful business requires a lot of time on the road or traveling around the globe, you can always direct your customers to one secure and impressive office location. (And you can also have everything managed for you, including phones answered, when you go on vacation!).
Along with your virtual office, you will also be able to see a picture and description of the building where your office is located; these buildings were built with high-class businesses in mind and can certainly impress anyone. If Los Angeles is not your area of choice, you can also choose from a wide variety of different cities around the country.
Not only do virtual offices in Los Angeles give you a prestigious business address to display to customers, you can also set up a Los Angeles phone number where clients can reach your office through an answering system or even a live virtual receptionist.
While location is far from the most important part of any business, your address can make a huge impression on customers. Set up a virtual office in Los Angeles and start showing your clients that you’re serious about your work.
Virtual offices are steadily becoming the number one go-to option for businesses now and for the future. These offices can save business owners time, they’re energy efficient and extremely cost effective. Virtual offices come professionally prepared with amenities such as office equipment (i.e. fax machines, copiers, and scanners), office furniture and decor, phone answering services, conference rooms, and in some offices, a live virtual receptionist is also included in the package.
Virtual office space is in high demand due to the overwhelming growth of businesses that require self-managing offices. Business offices that are virtual can bring organization by minimizing the stress and hassle of trying to keep up with everything yourself, such as the costs of utilities, office supplies and countless other maintenance expenses. Having office space is very important for a business owner, whether they are large or small; office space is a very important component of a successful business.
There are a number of management companies that offer virtual office spaces for business. The costs will range depending on the location of the office, the amount of space and the amenities included. Some management companies will offer monthly leases while others will offer leases for six months, a year or even greater. But for the most affordable virtual offices in the most prestigious locations, check us out. That’s why we are the industry leader.