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Can Virtual Offices Help Your Mid-Section?

Are you sitting at your desk too long trying to meet deadlines? If so, you could be headed for heart disease and other ailments, according to a new study in the European Heart Journal.

A virtual office space could help you avoid that fate by giving you the freedom to get up and stretch your legs at will. That’s because the study suggests that extended sedentary periods lead to larger waist sizes and higher levels of blood fats—even if people exercise before of after work.

"Our research showed that even small changes, which could be as little as standing up for one minute, might help to lower this health risk," says lead author Genevieve Healy, a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. "It is likely that regular breaks in prolonged sitting time could be readily incorporated into the working environment without any detrimental impact on productivity, although this still needs to be determined by further research. 'Stand up, move more, more often' could be used as a slogan to get this message across."

If you work at home from a virtual office in New York, you have more opportunities to get up and walk around, even if it’s just for a minute, without running into distractions from coworkers chatting about the big game at the water cooler—and without questioning looks from your boss. A virtual office offers you the ultimate freedom to take breaks at will to increase your productivity—and your health.

Of course, the study concluded that those short breaks aren’t enough to ensure health. You also need to do regular exercise for optimal health. And a virtual office allows you the freedom to do that as well. So what are you waiting for, whether you live in Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Chicago or beyond, explore the many benefits of a virtual office.
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Virtual Office Space Good for Employers, Employees

Is telecommuting good for employees and employers?

It is if you are to believe a headline from PC magazine. Tony Bradley penned an article that discusses the evolution of technology and how it impacts the workplace. As he puts it, "the tedious standard of spending 40 hours a week sitting in a cubicle is fading as employers and workers both embrace the benefits associated with telecommuting."

Bradley hits on a heart issue in his article: employees know they have to be in a traditional office space from 8 to 5 and have little incentive to work harder or faster because that will ultimately just increase their workload. He cites a study from the National Communication Association about how employees working remotely are happier, shielded from more stress of office politics and constant interruptions.

I agree with Bradley's ultimate conclusion that telecommuting is great for everyone. I do it. I work from Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, yet I do not report to corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. I work in a virtual office just south of Ft. Lauderdale. If you are in Ft. Lauderdale, you could run into me one day at any of these Davinci virtual office locations:

Davinci Virtual office has plenty of options to choose from in South Florida cities like Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and beyond. Of course, Davinci Virtual has the largest network of reputable virtual office locations of any company in the industry. So whether you are exploring telecommuting for the first time or are just looking for a better virtual office at which to hang your hat, check out what we have to offer.

Check out this video of my backyard:

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New Year’s Virtual Office Communications Promotion

You wanted a New Year’s promotion from Davinci Virtual Office Solutions—and we’re giving you one.

Here’s the deal: We’re offering Live Web Chat absolutely free for 90 days when you purchase any Davinci Virtual Live Receptionist package. That’s more than a $150 value.

Here’s what you get as part of this virtual office communications promotion:

  • Proactive live Web chat

  • U.S.-based agents

  • Power to convert Web traffic to leads

  • Improved Web site effectiveness

  • Ability to engage more Web traffic

  • After hours messages

  • Real-time messages to e-mail

  • Real-time messages to text

  • Trained experts on your products/services

  • Full reporting of chat transcripts

  • Up to 25 total live Web Chats


You may have already heard about this special virtual office communications offer on ESPN Radio or on CBNC. Now, it’s time to take action. Whether you are in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami or somewhere else, you can get a little closer to your customers with this Live Web Chat promotion.
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Green Cars? How About a Virtual Office Instead.

The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is underway, and green autos are en vogue. Ford has announced its first plug-in hybrid electric car. The Chevy Volt won car of the year. And Porsche introduced a hybrid race car.

Indeed, the focus on green autos has never been more evident than in Detroit this year. But there is yet another way to go green: a virtual office. Instead of using gas or even electricity to power your vehicle, why not cut out the commute altogether with a virtual office space?

A virtual office means you can save on commuting time—and reduce your carbon footprint. It also means more productivity for you and less of a negative impact on the environment. Getting a virtual office doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in a hybrid car—it just means you won’t have to drive it as much.

So if you are the green office type, take a moment to consider the benefits of a virtual office. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has plenty of virtual offices in Michigan for you to choose from. Davinci Virtual Office has locations in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Livonia, Novi, Portage, Southfield, Sterling Heights and Troy.

Check out some of the highlights from the Detroit Auto Show:

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Set Up a Virtual Office Space in Maine

Looking for a virtual office for your services business Portland, Maine?

Portland is a strategic place to set up a services business. In fact, about one third of Portland businesses are service oriented, according to the city government. Less than 10 percent are manufacturing, 20 percent  are retail and 10 percent are government.

Forbes magazine has named Portland as America’s most livable city. Portland was selected for its income growth, culture, low levels of crime, cost of living and unemployment rate. (By the way, Denver, Colorado, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Little Rock, Arkansas are among the cities that join Portland in the top 15 ranked livable communities in the U.S.)

Here are some additional rankings of note for small businesses and entrepreneurs:

  • Portland noted as one of two of the "Best Cities for Mid-Level Professionals" in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

  • Portland ranked #20 in Inc. magazine's 2006 Boom Town List of Hottest Cities for Entrepreneurs.

  • Portland was named as one of the top 100 "Best Performing Cities" in the nation by the Milken Institute.

  • Portland was named #15 in medium-sized Top U.S. Cities for Doing Business by Inc. magazine.

  • Portland Named #1 Top Market in Small Business Vitality by the American City Business Journals.


If you are already living and working in Portland, these rankings probably don’t surprise you. But if you are considering moving there—or even just setting up a virtual office there to leverage the services business opportunities—then this should be good news.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers a virtual office space in Portland at the Maine Business Center. Located at 415 Congress Street, virtual offices at this location are available for as little as $150 a month.

You’ll get the prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter, a client drop off and pick up point, mail forwarding and shipping services and more. You can even rent a conference room on demand at this Maine virtual office for as little as $25 an hour. So what are you waiting for?

Check out this video on Portland, Maine and see for yourself the beauty of the area.
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