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How Teleconferencing Boosts Virtual Office Productivity

LONDON—With the Olympics coming up, many companies are exploring—or at least being encouraged to explore—flexible working through vehicles like virtual offices and telecommuting. With this in mind, Powwownow is offering suggestion that complements the virtual office: teleconferencing.

Powwownow is reporting a 30 percent increase in its teleconferencing business year-over-year. That, the company says, confirms that remote working is on the rise and displays a move toward more flexible working in Britain. That is in line with Davinci Virtual Office Solutions’ internal records of the rise of virtual office use.

“In this age of technology, work no longer needs to be confined by the boundaries of an office or even 9 a.m. to 5 p.m,” says Simon Curry, CEO of Powwownow. "Technology enables us to interact on the move, from anywhere at any time. It allows a greater flexibility for businesses.”

There is strong support for flexible working, including virtual offices, in the United Kingdom. Look no further than initiatives such as Work Wise Week, which aims of to promote modern "smarter" working practices such as flexible, remote and mobile working, as well as working from virtual offices. Work Wise Week is now in its seventh year.

And a recent CBI/Harvey Nash employment trends survey reveals that flexible working is now a standard feature of the modern workplace, with 96 percent of employers offering at least one form of flexible working. The survey also found that there has been a rapid expansion in recent years in the use of teleworking, with now 59 percent of employers using this form of flexible working, increasing from 46 percent in 2008 and only 14 percent in 2006.

"During this age of austerity, an increasing number of organizations have realized the benefits of smarter working practices,” says Phil Flaxton, CEO of Work Wise UK. “Enabling staff to work more flexibly has reduced costs and at the same time significantly increased staff wellbeing. There is a range of innovative business management practices that have emerged which have changed the way we work. Smarter working practices have developed as a result of technological advancement and enable a far better use of limited resources and time."

Cerritos Virtual Offices Put You Near Los Angeles, Irvine

CERRITOS, CA—The City of Cerritos offers businesses a strategic location in a community with a strong fiscal position, exceptional service and a tradition of visionary leadership, according to the city’s own description.

If we want to stick with facts, we can say Cerritos is located smack dab in the center of the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan area. The 5, 605 and 91 Freeways feed into Cerritos, a park-like community with a network of tree-lined streets.

Cerritos is midway between downtown Los Angeles and the business centers of Irvine, Santa Anna and Anaheim. Cerritos has become one of Southern California’s premier commercial crossroads because it’s virtually in the geographic center of the region.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers virtual office space in Cerritos at the Cerritos Business Center. Located at 18000 Studebaker, these Cerritos virtual offices start at just $95 a month. You can see plenty of pictures of our Cerritos virtual offices here.

When you rent Cerritos virtual office space from Davinci Virtual, you get a prestigious business address, business services, a client drop off and pick up point, a lobby greeter, mail receipt and more.

You can also rent a conference room for special meetings for just $25 to $40 an hour or a day office space for $10 to $35 an hour. If you are a heavy meeting room user, you can even opt for a virtual office package that comes with 16 hours of optional meeting room time for an extra $135 a month.

Check out this video on Cerritos and see for yourself how strategic the location is:


Check Out Our All-New Flagship Virtual Office Web Site

SALT LAKE CITY-Exciting news! We’ve just launched a new and improved, ultra-modern, social media friendly Web site and blog for our virtual office customers.

We hope you like it, because we didn’t take the project lightly. Indeed, we custom built the new virtual office Web site and virtual office blog over a 10-month period—and we used the most advanced programming and technologies available.

What does that mean for you? Virtual office users—or would-be virtual office users—can now browse our all-new easy-to-navigate Web site and choose from more than 1,000 virtual office locations and business communication services.

And guess what? Our new virtual office Web site also offers interactive videos and detailed feature descriptions to help you with your virtual office buying decisions. The new virtual office Web site even provides real-time online provisioning. That means your virtual office account can be up and running instantly.

"Our prospects and customers have been asking for an easier and more interactive online experience,” said Bill Grodnik, CEO of Davinci Virtual. “We have listened and now have launched the new flagship site of the virtual office industry. Our dominant market presence clearly is a testament to our Internet properties and comprehensive online marketing efforts.”

In case you didn’t realize it, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions serves more than 10,000 companies and entrepreneurs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Asia and Australia.

We offer more than 850 virtual office locations including virtual offices in New York, virtual offices in Los Angeles, virtual offices in Chicago, virtual offices in Miami and any other metropolitan area throughout the world. Clients can choose from Virtual Addresses, Live Receptionist Services, Live Web Chat Services, Prime Business Addresses and Flexible Meeting Spaces.

Can Virtual Offices Help Diffuse the Ticking Retirement Time Bomb?


How Virtual Offices Can Set Mom Free

CHICAGO-Yesterday, we looked at a CareerBuilder survey that explored how working moms balance their jobs with their home life. We’ll continue looking at this topic today from a different perspective—financial pressures.

According to the survey, financial pressures are playing a key role in how moms are managing time at work. Thirty-nine percent of working moms and 43 percent of working dads in the survey reported that they are the sole financial provider in their household.

But there's a disparity that makes it more difficult for working moms. Working dads who are the sole breadwinner were almost twice as likely to earn $50,000 or more and were approximately three times as likely to earn six figures as working moms. Women were much more likely to earn less than $35,000 compared to men.

"As more moms assume the sole or primary breadwinner role in their households, they're feeling increasingly torn between providing financial security for their families and having quality time at home," says Hope Gurion, Chief Development Officer at CareerBuilder, and mother of two. "The pay disparity between working moms and dads has improved over the years, but is still significant. More working moms are seeking out second jobs to supplement incomes and flexible work arrangements to afford more family time."

What can working moms do to find a better work-life balance? Obviously, we believe working from a virtual office at least part time can help. But CareerBuilder experts offer some additional tips beyond virtual office technologies--and even incorporate them.

Go in with a game plan: The vast majority of working moms who have taken advantage of flexible work arrangements—such as working from a virtual office—said it hasn't negatively impacted their careers. Talk to your supervisor or HR department and explore options. Make sure to come to that conversation with a game plan on how you can manage workload, cover responsibilities, etc.

Keep an "I'm Fabulous" file: Keep track of all of your accomplishments within the organization, quantifying results whenever possible, and list out the additional responsibilities you have taken on in the last year. It helps you to build your case when negotiating for a better salary or consideration for promotion with your employer. It can also help sway the decision to allow you to work in a virtual office.

Get organized: Structure in your life will save you time, stress and mental energy. Keep one calendar for business and family commitments to avoid double-booking. Set up a schedule for chores, homework, family activities and playtime.

Remember quality over quantity: Make the most of your personal time. When you're home, it's all about them. Wait until after the children go to bed before checking email or finishing up that presentation. If you work from a virtual office, you have the flexibility to workshift.

Schedule "me time": Working moms need to take care of themselves too. Put actual time on the calendar for an hour or more of doing something you enjoy such as going to the gym, taking a walk, reading, etc.