An on-demand office space is workspace that is available when a business needs it. But, these workspaces don’t demand a permanent presence from the business. For many small businesses, this presents the best of both worlds for several reasons.
Save the Expense of a Full-Time Office
With an on-demand office space, you aren’t responsible for all of the costs of the space. The office overhead expenses are paid by the virtual office provider it self, and you only take advantage of the office and services you need when you need them. If you don’t need to have frequent physical meetings, you don’t have to pay for full time office space or conference room space. For many small businesses, saving on these expenses can mean the difference between staying afloat and running out of funds. Continue Reading
If you have made a resolution to ramp up your productivity this year, you aren’t alone! Business owners are constantly faced with having to wear multiple hats, and to do that they must squeeze as much out of each day. The key to making the most of your time is starting with a plan.
You need to decide what you are going to focus on in your business. What kinds of tasks need your personal attention, and which ones can be delegated to someone else? Continue Reading
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
Every business is, first and foremost, made up of its employees. As a business owner, it is in your power to hire the best employees for the job, but that all depends on your hiring protocol. When you start the process, there are several things to keep in mind to avoid any costly hiring mistakes.
Look for employees who can help with more than one task. When you have a small business, every employee is vital. If you have one that can serve in more than one role effectively, you’ve just increased your workforce without creating more positions. When hiring, ask about other skills that will be useful, especially if you decide to work from a virtual office. Whether it’s networking, sales, or bookkeeping, your business could use a wide range of valuable skills.
Recently, the amount of businesses switching from physical offices to a virtual office has grown dramatically. There are still some skeptics of the virtual office model, but in the future, this model is going to continue to grow and thrive. Here are some reasons you can expect this method of working to continue to flourish in the coming years.