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Pacific Workplaces Alumni Make Top 10 Lists of Silicon Valley Public 150

by The Pacific Workplaces Team on April 14, 2014

The San Jose Mercury News just released its annual top 150 Public Tech Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We are very happy to see that may of our clients in the list are doing well, and we are pulling for the few more we know are knocking on the door to make the list next year. They can count on us to help them get there in every small way we can!

This year we’d like to highlight two companies in the list dear to our hearts:

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5 Negotiation Tips for Start Up Owners

by Courtney Ramirez on June 24, 2013

Negotiating TipsIn business, you will have to deal with negotiating contracts for all manner of products and services. You may have started your enterprise with a dream of working for yourself and imagined the freedom that would go along with it, but all too quickly reality set in as you had to deal with the day-to-day reality of working in the business. Check out these 5 negotiation tips for start up owners to help you develop this necessary skill for survival in the entrepreneurial jungle.

  1. Write down your bottom line figure and stick to it.
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Lonely or Unproductive? Try a Shared Office Space

by Courtney Ramirez on May 23, 2013

For too many home-based entrepreneurs, being in business for themselves also means spending too much time by themselves. While they may enjoy the challenges and rewards that come with running their company, the lack of contact with other people is a definite disadvantage. Coworking will take you to a brick-and-mortar location and give you the advantage of being less isolated during your workday. Whether you have decided to rent shared office space in San Francisco or Bakersfield, an official shared office space provider can help you increase your network of business connections and help increase productivity.

Shared Office Space

Cupertino Shared Office Space

Shared Office Space is a model where business owners can use the workspace they need and share amenities like meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, a lounge, and the services of a live receptionist. The tenants may have their own private office, or choose to “cowork” in a room with several desks set up in an open-concept plan. The atmosphere can be very casual, with no assigned seating, or tenants can choose to rent a dedicated shared office space.
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Four Ways to Get Publicity for Your Start Up

by Courtney Ramirez on April 23, 2013

Securing publicity for your start up is daunting. Avoid costly public relations firms and launch your own PR campaign. Taking charge of your own publicity will be a lot of work, but a lot of “sweat equity”, ingenuity and passion for your company will take your business a long way. No one knows your business better than you! Know your brand, know your market and know your mission inside and out. Enthusiasm is contagious and your goal is to infect everyone with the same passion you have for your new company.

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San Mateo Daily Business Journal

An important early step in your publicity campaign is to submit your start up to local media outlets and to websites that connect start up businesses. Local newspapers continue to be relevant media outlets to focus on if you are a local business start up. If you have a larger reach, submit to websites that welcome new start ups and offer free publicity to them. Do both, if possible. Continue Reading

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4 Benefits of On-Demand Office Space

by Courtney Ramirez on March 5, 2013

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. Conference room meetingIf 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

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How to Be as Productive as Possible This Year

by Courtney Ramirez on February 5, 2013

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

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5 Tax Steps to Take Before the 2013 Tax Time

December 20, 2012

No one knows exactly what will happen to taxes on January 1, but if you are in business, you can probably bet that rates are not likely to be going down. President Obama and Congress are involved in negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would result in higher taxes if a deal is not [...]

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What Makes Pacific Business Centers Special?

October 25, 2012
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5 Tips for Surviving Your First (or Fiftieth) Trade Show

August 14, 2012

Attending trade shows can be a necessary evil or a wonderful opportunity to network with potential suppliers and customers to build your business. If your goal is to make the most of the multiple opportunities attending a trade show can present, check out these tips for surviving your first or (fiftieth) trade show. 1. Wear [...]

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Social Media Mistakes – Avoid Burning Your Brand Online

August 6, 2012

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 [...]

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