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Gilbert Virtual Offices Help Entrepreneurs Tap Diverse Industry Base

GILBERT, ARIZONA- Gilbert is a young, affluent community in central Arizona—and the city has seen major growth in the last 20 years.

Although major retailers are among the largest employers in Gilbert, the city is also home to a strong Information industry, as well as financial services, professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.

Forbes magazine has recognized Gilbert as one of the "Top 10 Suburbs in the Nation for Retirees," a title that supports the Town’s goal to provide the highest quality services for the best value for every demographic.

“This is another important designation that highlights our ongoing efforts to serve every member of our community,” says Mayor John Lewis. “While our average age may be in the early 30s, our community focuses on maintaining a quality of life that benefits all ages.”

So whether you are retired and looking to start your own entrepreneurial venture or you are just starting your career and want to bootstrap your new company, Gilbert virtual offices can play a role in helping you serve local business and industry.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers virtual office space in Gilbert at the Gilbert Office Center. Located at 1166 E. Warner Road, the Gilbert Office Center offers virtual office space from $95 a month.

When you rent virtual office space in Gilbert from Davinci Virtual, you’ll get one of the best business addresses in the Arizona city. You’ll also get a host of support services, such as mail and package receipt, a business center, a lobby greeter, and a client drop off and pick up point.

You can also pay a nominal fee to have your mail forwarded or shipped to you if you can’t visit the Gilbert virtual office in person. Or, if you need a place to hold a professional meeting or you need a day office, you can rent a conference room or a temporary office space on demand for an affordable hourly rate.

Check out this YouTube video on Gilbert:

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Staying Connected In Far Away Virtual Offices

The Wall Street Journal’s Sara Max penned a thoughtful article on how virtual workers can collaborate and stay connected. She featured CUNA Mutual Group as an example. As the story goes, no one actually meets in person—even at their annual meeting. The company relies on virtual office technologies like WebEx to stay connected.

“As more employees work remotely, companies must devise ways for isolated workers to feel like part of a group. Teleworkers are still in the minority, representing about 2% of the U.S. workforce according to the Telework Research Network, a consulting and research firm specializing in telework and workplace flexibility, but experts believe virtual teaming will become more common,” Max writes.

“Moving workers out of cubicles can represent meaningful cost savings for companies, but management needs to keep these isolated employees working well together, collaborating and communicating effectively. After years of a culture where face time is the norm, that is no easy feat.”

With that in mind, I started scouting around for tips on how virtual workers can succeed in communicating and collaborating even from virtual offices—and even when they never actually meet each other in living color. I found a good blog post from Affinity, and I’ll offer the summary here.

“The biggest disadvantage of not communicating face-to-face is that you lose out on the non-verbal cues in a conversation,” Unmana Data writes. “The same statement, without the context of tone or body language can be interpreted as an earnest suggestion or sarcasm, an honest apology or a defensive excuse.”

Here are some tips:

  1. Pay attention to language.

  2. Initiate communication.

  3. Communicate regularly and frequently.

  4. Prevent and resolve misunderstandings.

  5. Use technology effectively.

  6. Connect outside of work.


All good tips. He bottom line: virtual offices can be a cost and time saver. And working virtually doesn’t have to hamper collaboration or communication if you make minor adjustments and tap into virtual office technologies that help you take virtual communication to the next level.
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Virtual Office Helps Engineer Live Abroad and Keep His Job

TAMPA, FL-You don't have to tell Barry Frangipane that the Internet has made the world a little smaller. The software engineer and author has telecommuted from a virtual office in Tampa for years. But he didn’t realize how far telecommuting could reach until he read Under the Tuscan Sun, a book about an American who chucked it all to live in Italy.

"The key about Under the Tuscan Sun was that they had a ton of money," says Frangipane, author of The Venice Experiment, a memoir that chronicles his year living in Europe while he telecommuted to his software job in the states. "Anyone could move to a foreign country with a ton of money. We wanted to see if a typical middle-class couple could do it, with a job."

Barry and his wife settled on Venice and devised the following tips on how others could make an American living while living abroad. Although housing, cars and a cook played into his moves, telecommuting was atop his list.

As Barry sees it, the changes over the past 10 years for telecommuters have been subtle, but together they have produced a tipping point making the idea of extreme telecommuting a reality. Advances in the quality of videoconferencing make meetings as effective as they would be in person. Barry says he was gone for 13 months, and most of his clients never even knew he had left.

Whether you want to telecommute from Tampa or some city in Italy—or somewhere in between—Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has you covered. Davinci Virtual has five virtual office locations in Tampa  and two in Italy: one in Milan and one in Rome. Let’s look at a virtual office in each location so you can get a flavor of what to expect.

Davinci offers a virtual office in Rome at Executive S.P.S. at Via Sovoia 78. That’s a prime business address there. Starting at $105 a month, you get mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, lobby greeter, client drop off/pick-up point, and mail forwarding and shipping services. You can also rent a conference room or day office on demand by the hour. In Tampa, you can tap into all the same benefits starting at $79 a month in some locations.
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Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Named Sixth Fastest-Growing Company in Utah

Want to Work From a Virtual Office? Try One of These Career Fields

ATLANTA-If you want to work from home in a virtual office, there are some career fields that are more obliged than others to let you do so. FlexJobs Flexible Job Index for September reveals what those career fields are—and there have been big changes in the top 25 fields hiring for telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible employment.

"In our recent data, we've continued to see strong growth in professional fields that people might not typically associate with telecommuting and flexible jobs," says Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. "But the truth is that telecommuting and flexible jobs are much, much more widespread than they're given credit for."

The top five career fields for virtual office users are:

  1. Medical & Health

  2. Education

  3. Sales

  4. Computer & IT

  5. Administrative


Some of the most notable changes in the FlexJobs Flexible Job Index for September include an 87 percent increase in data entry jobs and a 32 percent decrease in available writing jobs. Web design and graphic design saw dips, with 23 percent and 22 percent drops, respectively. On the upside, accounting and finance telecommuting jobs rose 28.4 percent, consulting is up 27.8 percent, business development is up by 20 percent, and customer service is up by 15 percent. The increases reflect growth in the number of available jobs in these fields.

All of these career fields have a history of allowing telecommuters to work from a virtual office space. But FlexJobs is noting some surprising fields among the possibilities for virtual office users, including Marine Species Observer, CEO, State Director of Nursing, and a History & Ethnic Studies Instructor.

The September report shows how virtual offices and telecommuting, as well as flexible work schedules, continues to gain momentum—even finding its way into non-traditional career fields. What profession will go virtual next?
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