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Federal Survey Points to Benefits of Telecommuting

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In yet another study that validates the benefits of telecommuting, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board has concluded that telecommuting can help organizations reach their mission. Virtual office solutions can play a key role.

The report, “Telework: Weighing the Information, Determining an Appropriate Approach,” relies on survey data from federal employees and supervisors, together with other information, to offer a holistic picture of the key benefits, concerns and implementation considerations for organizations to weigh as they figure out how to integrate telecommuting into the business strategy.

“Our study confirms that telework can result in many benefits for organizations and employees alike,” the authors report. “Further, and of critical importance, our findings indicate that the benefits of telework can occur while maintaining productivity and performance, if telework is managed appropriately.”

The report point focuses on the management aspect of virtual workers and recommends making sure supervisors have the skills necessary, as well as the support, to manage performance of telecommuters. What’s more, the report says leaders need to foster a culture conducive to telecommuting, which includes technology infrastructure and other business tools.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has the technology and business tools that empower companies to integrate alternative workplace strategies into the mix. Beyond virtual offices, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, for example, include live answering and call forwarding services from receptionists, meeting spaces, conference rooms and all of the amenities of a full office without the expense or hassle of running a whole office full time.

If your company serves the federal government, Davinci Virtual offers several virtual office locations in the D.C. area.

•    The Willard
•    Washington DC Office Center
•    Bethesda DC
•    MPA DC
•    Farragut Business Center
•    One Metro Business Center
•    Connecticut Avenue Business Center

Let’s look at the Connecticut Avenue virtual offices. Located at 1250 Connecticut Avenue, you can rent this D.C. virtual office space for as little as $95 a month. It comes with all the usual bells and whistles. First of all, you get to use the prime business address and have a place for your clients to send mail and packages, or drop them off. You can use the business support center there when you needed it, or even rent a conference room or day office space for important meetings or when you just need a quiet place to work.
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Phoenix Virtual Offices Opens the Southwest to Expanding Corporations

PHOENIX- According to legend, Phoenix gets its name from Cambridge-educated pioneer Darrell Duppa, who saw the ruins and prehistoric canals of the Hohokam and believed another civilization would rise from the ashes.

Whether that’s true or not, what is certain is that is the United States’ sixth-largest city with a population of over 1.4 million. And Greater Phoenix—which includes, among others, the cities of Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe—has a population of more than 4.3 million, covers 2,000 square miles, and is the 13th largest metropolitan area in the United States, according to Visit Phoenix.

Despite a slowing national economy, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council reports that the region continues to undergo rapid transformation. Construction crews are busy at work on nearly every corner of the city's downtown; work is complete on a new $1.3 billion METRO Light Rail system; and the Arizona Cardinals’ state-of-the-art stadium continues to draw international visitors.

Inc. magazine named Phoenix among the top 20 cities in the country for start-up companies and ForbesWoman lists Phoenix as one of the top 15 spots for working moms. And according to Entrepreneur magazine, Greater Phoenix is a haven for start-up companies thanks to its rapid growth, well-developed institutions and generous loan and grant programs. The list of accolades goes on and on.

Whether you are a bootstrapping entrepreneur or a corporation looking to expand into the Southwest, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers some attractive options. In fact, Davinci Virtual offers for Phoenix virtual office locations to choose from:

  • Phoenix Washington Office Center ($95 a month)

  • Phoenix Business Center ($95 a month)

  • Thistle Landing ($75 a month)

  • Cityscape Executive Suites ($95 a month)


No matter which Davinci Phoenix virtual office you choose, you’ll be assured a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter, a safe place for package drop off and pick up, and the option to rent day office space or conference rooms on demand by the hour.

Check out this video on Downtown Phoenix:

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Fox News Reports Virtual Offices Helping Small Businesses

MEMPHIS-MyFox Memphis is reporting on virtual offices—and how they are helping small businesses. The Memphis affiliate of Fox News reports that the office building of the future exists today.

MyFox Memphis’ Greg Coy describes the office of the future this way: “The office is modest in size and belongs to no one exclusively. It is shared with a number of other clients. A receptionist screens calls, mails documents and sends alerts when an important package arrives. Need a board room to make a good impression? This one is available once you reserve it.”

In his report, Coy also noted that the cost savings associated with virtual office space are undeniable, and suggested the virtual office works best for sales and consultants. (I think virtual offices work just as well for writers, coaches, insurance agents, realtors and many other professionals.) It’s one sector of the economy thinking outside the box and looking for office space to call home, he reports, even if it is limited and temporary.

The virtual office landscape in Memphis is rich—and Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has plenty of Memphis virtual office options of its own. There’s the Memphis Business Center, Memphis Poplar and Executive Offices of Memphis. Let’s take a look at each virtual office location.

The Memphis Business Center is at 1661 International Drive. This is near River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral and Germantown. You can rent virtual office space at this location from $95 a month. Executive Offices of Memphis is located at 119 S. Main Street. You can rent virtual office space there from $100 a month in the downtown Memphis area.

Finally, Memphis Poplar is located at 6000 Poplar Avenue in the same general neighborhood. This virtual office space rents at prices beginning at $135 a month and include two days of complimentary guest office space use. You can also rent day offices there if you need more than two days.

No matter which Davinci virtual office location you choose in Memphis, you’ll get a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to the business support center, a lobby greeter who can make your clients and prospects welcome and a client drop off/pick-up point. You can also opt for mail forwarding and shipping services for an additional fee, rent a conference room or rent a day office space.

Check out this video on Downtown Memphis:

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Enter Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Next iPad Sweepstakes

And the winner of the iPad is…William Barnes of W Barnes Printing. Barnes won a new Apple iPad in Davinci Virtual’s iPad sweepstakes. It’s the perfect compliment to her virtual office space.

Despite the fact that Steve Jobs has passed away, his iconic iPad remains part of his legacy--and the most popular tablet computing device on the market. If you didn’t win in the first round, don’t worry. Davinci Virtual is giving another lucky person the chance to win one of the tablet devices for free in its next iPad sweepstakes. The company is giving away another iPad and the drawing is Feb. 1, 2012.

With the mobile worker revolution gaining momentum, virtual offices and the iPad are helping support the trend. Mobile workers can rely on the iPad to check e-mail, do VoIP calling, log onto conference calls, surf the web, and much more with the 500,000 apps available in the App Store.

In case you haven’t had a proper introduction to the iPad, here you go: iPad’s Multi-Touch interface makes surfing the Web an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer. You can read and send e-mail on iPad’s large screen and almost full-size “soft” keyboard or import photos from a Mac, PC or digital camera, see them organized as albums, and enjoy and share them using iPad’s elegant slideshows. iPad makes it easy to watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, all in HD, or flip through the pages of an ebook you downloaded from Apple’s new iBookstore while listening to your music collection.

Normally, the iPad costs $499 for the entry-level model. Davinci Virtual is giving you a chance to get your hands on one for free. There’s no catch. You don’t have to be a virtual office customer to win the iPad, but current virtual office customers are eligible to enter. So click here to enter to win an iPad from Davinci Virtual. Click here to enter the sweepstakes.

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Medical Office Industry Meets Virtual Office Trend

If you work in the medical office field, you are working on one of the most virtual office friendly industries today. So says a new survey from FlexJobs.

The Flexible Job Index data for October 2011 lists medical and health as the top career field with the most available telecommuting, part-time, freelance and other flexible job listings. Here is a list of the top five career fields in terms of virtual office friendliness:

  1. Medical & Health (8.0% increase)

  2. Computer & IT (5.9% increase)

  3. Sales (5.5% increase)

  4. Web & Software Development (5.2% increase)

  5. Administrative (5.1% increase)


"We are feeling positive about the growth in the job postings for these professional fields," Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs shared. "Generally, companies tend to start slowing their hiring process down as the holidays approach, but we're thankfully not seeing that trend yet."

In terms of job category growth, these career fields had the most dramatic increases in available postings in October are call center (31%), data entry (27.4%), and bilingual (19.9%). What’s more, entry-Level jobs were up 26.5 percent and manager positions are up 17 percent. This growth may be attributable to the upcoming holiday shopping season.

At the same time, there’s also been a decline in some industries. That means if you are a virtual office user trying to find freelance or telecommuting work in these industries, it’s getting tougher:

  1. Internet & E-commerce (38.14% decrease)

  2. Bus Development (18.70% decrease)

  3. Nonprofit & Philanthropy (16.97% decrease)

  4. Education & Training (13.79% decrease)

  5. Insurance (12.29% decrease)


"We are surprised to see e-commerce jobs go down," says Fell. "It will be interesting to see if those available positions pick up again this month in preparation for holiday online shopping."

You can learn more about medical office jobs in this YouTube video:

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