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Carlsbad Virtual Office Space Offers San Diego Access

CARLSBAD, CA-Carlsbad wants entrepreneurs like you to set up shop in its beachside community—and the California town has plenty of benefits for virtual office users.

First, Carlsbad offers a strategic location. Carlsbad is located between two major freeways and has both a north-south link to Coaster and east-west link to Sprinter commuter rail systems. Carlsbad is also close to three major international airports. The San Diego International Airport is 30 miles away. The John Wayne International Airport in Santa Ana is within 50 miles. And the Los Angeles International Airport is 90 miles from Carlsbad.

Carlsbad offers existing and built-to-suit office space, but the most cost-effective means of establishing a business presence is via a virtual office. Whether you are a newly minted business in Carlsbad looking for a way to set up your image with professionalism or a company from outside Carlsbad looking for a strategic way to enter the market with low overhead, virtual offices are a strong solution.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers virtual office space in Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Office Center is located at 21173 Salk Avenue in Carlsbad. This is a modern building complete with mirrored glass that is sure to give your clients a good first impression.

Our Carlsbad virtual office space starts at just $95 a month and offers you a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter to welcome guests for meetings or receive or hand off packages to clients.

If you need to rent a conference room for a big presentation or a small meeting, our Carlsbad virtual offices make meeting rooms available for $25 to $40 an hour. You can also rent day office space for between $10 and $35 an hour on demand. So what are you waiting for? Carlsbad would welcome you to its community, and so would Davinci Virtual Office Solutions.

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Administrative Field Sees Virtual Office Job Opportunities

If you are want to work from a virtual office, well, ‘tis the season—especially if you are in the administrative career field.

Flexible job listings in administration rose 32 percent in November, outpacing even the medical jobs category that has long been number one. So says the latest Flexible Job Index for November 2011. But even if you aren’t in administration, there are plenty of virtual office jobs in other fields. Beyond administration, writing jobs also saw a large jump, increasing 29 percent.

Consider the results of the survey, which offers the top five industries in terms of volume:

1. Administrative: 6.7%
2. Medical & Health: 6.3%
3. Customer Service: 5.6%
4. Education & Training: 5.1%
5. Computer & IT: 5.0%

“It’s definitely interesting that medical jobs are down during the winter months,” says Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “And, frankly, we were surprised to see an increase in writing jobs during a notoriously slow time of year.”

On the downside, medical and health jobs were down about 2 percent. The five career fields that experienced the largest drop in the volume of flexible jobs include:

1. Account Management: 27.2%
2. Insurance: 25.0%
3. Medical & Health: 21.8%
4. Consulting: 16.0%
5. Art & Creative: 14.7%

I continue to find these monthly reports fascinating because it measures the growth in job fields that allow virtual office use, telecommuting, flex-time and other alternative workplace arrangements.

Corporate Social Responsibility Includes Virtual Offices

Cisco just released its seventh annual corporate social responsibility report—and telecommuting is part of the discussion. And where there’s telecommuting you’ll often find virtual office space.

Indeed, Cisco is committed to protecting the health and well-being of its employees. The firm uses its collaborative technology to offer people the freedom to chose how, when and where they work.

Specifically, telecommuting and flextime opportunities are used by 95 percent of Cisco’s employees and remote working (which Cisco defines as employees primarily working from home) expanded in 2011 to reach 90 percent of the regions in which Cisco operates. That means virtual offices are part and parcel of Cisco’s strategy.

But Cisco also pointed to the corporate social responsibility aspects of telecommuting from another angle: the environment. Nearly 20,000 Cisco employees use Cisco Virtual Office to extend the company’s own network into their homes, permitting high-speed access to voice, video and data applications and reducing green house gas emissions by telecommuting one or more days each week.

What about your company? Do you have a corporate social responsibility plan? Does it include telecommuting and virtual offices? With the move toward alternative workplace strategies and all things green, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions can help your company put together the pieces of the next-generation puzzle. You don’t have to be a company the size of Cisco to tap into the workforce and environmental benefit of virtual office space.

Calabasas Virtual Offices Put You Close to Los Angeles

CALABASAS, CA-Calabasas. I’ve never been there, but it’s close enough to Los Angeles to be an interesting area to explore. You have many of the regional benefits of Los Angeles without the congestion and high prices.

Calabasas is within the technology corridor extending along the Ventura Freeway, also known as the 101. According to the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the city attracts innovative industries that are supported by strong housing, retail and service markets. Calabasas is also known to attract the entertainment industry.

Perhaps more importantly, Calabasas is outpacing the rest of the nation in terms of economic recovery. In fact, both Calabasas and the San Fernando Valley offer a stabile business environment for companies large and small, as well as business growth opportunities.

Calabasas has an especially interesting tie to China: Anqing, China is its sister city. That means if you set up your virtual office in Calabasas you get access to global portals into trade, economic and networking opportunities.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has a virtual office location in Calabasas. Located at 5023 North Parkway Calabasas, the Calabasas Business Center offers virtual office space for just $100 a month. It takes just a few days to get completely set up with your Calabasas virtual office.

With a virtual office from Davinci, you get a prime business address in Calabasas, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter, a client drop off and pick up point, and the ability to rent a conference room. In fact, at our Calabasas virtual office location you can add on 16 hours of conference room use for just $50 a month, an ideal solution for the entrepreneur who holds frequent meetings with clients and prospects.

Virtual Receptionists Help You Process Holiday Orders

Need some help processing holiday orders? Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has your back. Our live virtual receptionists can schedule service appointments or take orders for you so you don’t miss a single sale during this prime season.

How does scheduling work, you ask? Simple answer: Davinci’s virtual receptionists use a web-based calendar to coordinate the ins and outs of service appointments. You’ll be able to view that calendar in real time just like our virtual receptionists.

You can synch your web-based virtual office calendar and can communicate directly with your current Outlookl, Act or other syncable calendaring system. Of course, you can always choose to continue working with whatever calendar system you use in your virtual office. We’re all about giving you flexibility and freedom.

OK, so what about order processing? Davinci’s virtual receptionists can process your orders quickly and accurately. Our team will have links to your Web site at their fingertips each time a client calls in. They can process your clients orders online, directly through your Web site. Or they can simply log caller information and e-mail it to you directly if you prefer.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions makes virtual receptionists affordable in much the same way we make virtual offices affordable. You can get started with the Live Receptionist 50 package, which offers you live receptionist answering Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. EST, live call screening, transferring and forwarding, calendar and appointment scheduling, order processing and customer service and more.

What do I mean by more? How about live outbound and sales calling? Or a toll-free or local phone number, voicemail and voicemail-to-e-mail services. This package also offers you electronic fax and fax-to-e-mail, a Web-based command center with online calendar, contacts, tasks and e-mail, and long distance minutes.

Heck, you might even find that once the busy holiday shopping season is over you want to continue using our live receptionists to maintain your momentum.