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Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Doubles Size in UK

The largest virtual office provider in the United Kingdom. That’s the new title for Davinci Virtual Office Solutions.

That’s right. Davinci Virtual has literally doubled the size of its UK portfolio to become the nation's largest provider of virtual office facilities. How exactly did that happen, you ask? Through a strategic partnership with Bizspace. Bizspace operates 110 nationwide virtual office locations.

"We've now got more than 180 locations spread across the UK and by partnering with Bizspace we can now provide virtual office facilities from high end virtual offices in London through to semi-industrial West Midlands virtual office locations," says Steve Golding, Davinci Virtual's UK General Manager. "This provides our customers with the widest possible choice of business addresses, facilities and services and with a range of locations from city centers through to industrial and business parks.”

Golding says one of the main attractions of a virtual office is to provide a prominent business address in a location that is best suited to the type of business that a client runs, or where their clients are based so now we can offer an almost infinite choice. In addition to the basic virtual office mail forwarding service we can also provide telephone answering, he says, virtual assistant and virtual receptionist services which is proving extremely popular with dynamic business looking to avoid the cost overheads of inefficient staff, or where they just want to try a new product, service or market with low risk.

"Your Davinci Virtual PA will not only handle your calls, manage your diary, take orders and arrange meetings, but eliminate the risk, in terms of corporate positioning, branding and operations that internal staff can pose to a small business or entrepreneur,” says Bizspace's marketing manager, Gregg Sheen.

"By partnering with Davinci Virtual we are able to present our variety of high quality virtual and managed workspace products to the widest possible range of businesses, both here in the UK and across the entire Davinci Virtual global network. With business centers across England and Scotland we are able to provide start-ups, home workers and businesses looking to expand into new markets the widest possible range of locations and professional business addresses."

Check out this video on London and remember to look up Davinci Virtual Office Solutions when you need to do business there:


Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Congratulates Valassis

Valassis, a media and marketing services company, has been recognized five times in 2010 with the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

The award recognizes employers of all sizes and types across the country that are using flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results. Valassis ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.

"Being considered a great place to work by our employees is important to us and this recognition draws attention to the programs we have in place and is a reflection of the great people who work here," says Todd Wiseley, general counsel and senior vice president of Administration at Valassis. "We take pride in the 15 awards in 2010 recognizing Valassis for our workplace flexibility, culture, growth and technology."

The selection process for the Sloan Awards is rigorous. First, the company's flexibility programs and practices were measured against national norms from Families and Work Institute's National Study of Employers. Employees were then surveyed confidentially on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions congratulates Valassis. This company is on the leading edge of flexible work, which many times includes virtual office space. Virtual office technologies enables options like telecommuting. But it all starts with the company culture.

Whether you are launching a full-fledged alternative workplace strategy or just looking for a back up during stormy weather, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has the virtual assistants, virtual receptionists, virtual office technologies—and, of course, virtual office space, to get you up and running in a hurry.

Davinci Virtual Office Launches Fourth iPad Sweepstakes

And the winner of the iPad is… Mitch Freifeld. Freifeld won a new Apple iPad in Davinci Virtual’s December iPad sweepstakes. It’s the perfect compliment to his virtual office space—and a perfect holiday gift.

Even with all the talk about the upcoming RIM Playbook, the iPad just keeps getting hotter. The iPad is listed as the  hottest Christmas gift for grown up and kids alike. Road warriors, mobile workers and others are snapping up the iPad in droves. A new iPad model isn’t expected until next spring.

If you didn’t win in the earlier rounds of Davinci Virtual’s iPad sweepstakes, don’t worry. Davinci Virtual is giving another lucky person the opportunity to win one of the tablet devices for free in its third iPad sweepstakes. The company is giving away another iPad and the drawing is Feb. 1, 21010.

Like I always say, virtual offices and the iPad may have more in common than you think. Both are revolutionary approaches to their sectors. The virtual office is clearly revolutionizing the way many entrepreneurs consume office space. And the iPad is revolutionizing tablet computing.

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.

Check out this review of the iPad. Worth the watch…


Get Your Beauty Sleep with a Virtual Office Space

Are you getting your beauty sleep? When you rent an virtual office, you’ll have more work-life balance—including more time to sleep—because you can hammer away at office tasks without commuting, wading through office distractions, or engaging in office politics.

And you need your beauty sleep if you want to be healthier, and more attractive. A new study from the Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm discovered that sleep deprived people are perceived as less healthy, less attractive, and more tired than after a normal night’s sleep.

“This suggests that humans are sensitive to sleep related facial cues, with potential implications for social and clinical judgments and behavior,” the study authors concluded. “Studies are warranted for understanding how these effects may affect clinical decision making and can add knowledge with direct implications in a medical context.”

So ask yourself: Am I getting my beauty rest? Look in the mirror and you may find your answer. If you see dull, tired eyes, you aren’t making a good first impression. And as Davinci Virtual Office Solutions always says, “First Impressions Count.”

You can make a great first impression every time when you tap into Davinci Virtual’s virtual office solutions, from virtual receptionists, to virtual assistants to virtual office space. With a virtual office, you can establish instant credibility and project the image your company deserves.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has virtual offices in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and more—and virtual offices in smaller cities like Chandler, Aurora, and Eagle. So whether you live in a large metropolitan area or a small suburb, you can rely on Davinci Virtual to help you drive productivity—and get your beauty rest.

Davinci’s Virtual Office Assistants Help in Holiday Crunch

It’s the holiday season. That means a holiday break is coming soon—and there’s plenty to do beforehand. Why not turn to a Davinci virtual office assistant to help you get it all done?

Busy execs and small business owners alike need help with day-to-day administrative tasks year-round—how much more during the hectic holidays? But that doesn’t mean you need to hire a full time secretary or administrative assistant to help you out. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has the skilled helpers you need on demand.

Combining the services of a live receptionist telephone answering with administrative support, Davinci's Virtual PA service offers businesses with a virtual office at any one of our locations across the United Kingdom, including virtual offices in London, virtual offices in Manchester, and virtual offices in Birmingham, with a range of support services that provide a simple and efficient solution to any office administrative task.

As Davinci Virtual always says, “first impressions count.” A virtual assistant can make a positive impact on how a business is run and perceived at a fraction of the cost of hiring, training and employing full time staff. When you work with Davinci, you’ll get a virtual assistant service receive a dedicated “real person” to manage your requirements, including:

  • Diary management (including scheduling, reminder calls & follow ups)

  • Front of house – customer service duties

  • Organizing meetings and booking meeting rooms

  • Updating of company Web sites, customer relationship management systems and distribution of information via e-mail

  • Administrative support such as producing documents, presentations, copy typing, invoicing

  • Call screening and dealing with enquiries

How do you get started? All it takes is a 15-minute training call to get your dedicated virtual personal assistant up and running. That means you cut out all the tedious recruiting and staffing issues. And your virtual assistant will never call in sick, resign or otherwise leave you hanging because Davinci has backup admins in house.