Green plants are a great way to create ambiance, fill unused space and provide clean air, but they aren’t the only ways to cheaply and easily bring more green into your workspace. We all know that “green” business practices are a good idea. Even if you don’t buy into the notion of saving the planet, green workspace practices absolutely save….green (I’m talking dead presidents, coin, moolah…) and, who doesn’t like the sound of that? At Pacific Business Centers we pride ourselves on taking those easy, extra steps and doing our part. We adhere, as best we can, to the sustainability mantra: recycle, reuse and reduce. Continue Reading
The importance of social media is so pervasive that it’s hard to overstate just how much it can do for a business. With hundreds of millions of users around the world, social media sites have become a place to learn about everything from which clothes are in style to which exterminators are reliable.
There are many ways to cut costs in a business (like using a shared office space), but cutting out a reliable social media presence should never be one of them! There should always be someone in charge of your social media messages, ensuring that there is someone there to address complaints, take off offensive messages when needed, and keep people informed of new developments in the company. Continue Reading
When Polaris Wine was looking for a way to be two places at once, Pacific Business Centers’ new HD Video Conferencing service provided the perfect platform. On May 17th, the wine making company held an event simultaneously in Pennsylvania and California to educate their sales people and experience a new vintage of wine together.
Whether you’re an independent contractor using shared office space to give your company a professional edge, or a startup CEO who is renting office space until your company hits the next big step, you need to manage your time well. We all have the same 24 hours per day, and it’s important to use yours wisely when you run a business. By boosting your productivity, you can accomplish important goals faster and reach your business objectives more quickly. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to improve your time management and productivity, but one of the most popular and effective is the Pomodoro Technique. Continue Reading
Business is done everywhere these days – not just in an office. When you’re on the go, you can still do business just as well as you would in an office if you have the right finance apps for mobile business. Here are five useful apps for doing business from your shared office space or anywhere.
Mint: With the multitude of financial sites that a business owner has to keep track of, it can be hard to remember them all and to keep them straight. With Mint, business owners can keep track of their loans, bank accounts, credit cards and more; and do it all at the same time. It can help entrepreneurs keep track of their profits and debts, simplifying the financial side of the business. The app is free.
Pacific Business Centers’ testimonial of their very successful ShoreTel telephony solution. Scott Chambers and Charlotte Worrel document the success Pacific Business Centers has had in servicing their shared office space clients. ShoreTel is a huge part of Pacific Business Center’s success in the Bay Area and throughout California. Continue Reading
Like a handful of other social networking sites, Twitter has become one of the most useful sites for creating a following for your business. It’s free, it’s easy to use, and there is no limit to how far your marketing message can go. With the help of these tools, you can attract thousands of followers [...]
As a business owner, you’re in the position where getting things done is an absolute necessity. If you’re not familiar with the book “Getting Things Done”, it’s a nonfiction book by David Allen that focuses on being more productive, no matter what your industry or your work function. It’s designed to help you take the [...]
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are all the rage, but for most businesses Outlook is a still the tool that they cannot live without. E-mail is so integrated into our lives we don’t even think about the impact it has on how we do business. But did you know that the majority of professionals don’t fully [...]
As fast as Technology seems to change and advance, year by year that pace quickens even more. Just consider that in the last 10 years, ‘new’ technologies like e-mail and instant messenger have become old hat and now social and business networking sites such as twitter, facebook, and LinkedIn are the ‘new’ technologies. Technology has [...]