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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.

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:


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.

Retain Best Employees with a Virtual Office Space

More employers are resolving to show employees how valuable they are in a stepped-up effort to retain top talent amid an improving job market. So says OI Partners/FS&F, a global talent management firm.

That's because employers are more often hearing "I quit" from workers, even with a high unemployment rate. Could a virtual office space help attract workers especially in cities with major traffic like Atlanta, New York, Boston and Los Angeles? We think so.

But let’s look at some of the O/I Partners findings before we continue on that theme.

"Many companies are leaner than before the recession, so when valued employees leave, it's tougher to replace them. It takes a higher toll on the workplace, where average workloads have increased," says Steve Ford, managing partner of OI Partners/FS&F. "Departing employees take with them not just their skills, but their knowledge, experience, and relationships with customers, compounding the damage.”

  • The number of workers voluntarily leaving their jobs has surpassed those being laid off for seven out of the last nine months for which figures are available (February-October 2010), including the past three months, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  The number of job openings rose 19 percent over the same 9-month period a year ago.

  • Among the industries being affected most by voluntary employee departures are financial services, professional and business services, and health care. (By the way, financial services, professional and business services are prime candidates for telecommuting with a virtual office space.)

  • It's becoming more expensive to replace departing employees. It costs an average of 2.5 times an executive's salary, and two times a manager's pay, to replace them, including costs for recruitment and training, and lost business.

"More employers are making it a priority to demonstrate to workers how valued they are.  It's no longer enough to say 'be happy you have a job.' Companies need to be intentional about engaging and retaining top talent,” Ford says. “People who have been treated the same as lesser-performing employees will be looking to go where they feel they are a better fit.”

You can make your employees feel more valuable by trusting them to work in a virtual office space. Virtual offices can help your company cut down on traditional office expenses, and even drive greater productivity. What if your employees were working from home three days a week  instead of fighting Atlanta traffic? They could devote that time to work instead, or take a much-needed rest. A virtual office space should be part and parcel of your alternative workplace strategy—and your employee retention strategy.

Cut Travel Costs with a Virtual Office Space