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Davinci Virtual Partners with Champion Office Suites

What do you get when you cross one of the most respected executive office suites in Garden City, New York with the leading virtual office provider? Even more opportunity for entrepreneurs to tap into the convenience of virtual office space, day offices and conference rooms.

Davinci Virtual and Champion Office Suites just announced good news for the industry: the companies have inked an affiliation agreement. The agreement will allow Champion’s clients and members to use Davinci Virtual’s office space and conference rooms at more than 750 locations around the world—and lets Davinci Virtual clients use the conference rooms and virtual offices at Champion’s New York facility.

Roger Kahn, owner/founder of Champion Office Suites (formerly Intelligent Office of Garden City, New York) called the affiliation a “great opportunity” for his clients. As he sees it, the partnership with Davinci Virtual will let him offer his clients the ease and convenience of quality offices and conference rooms on an hourly basis all over the world.

“Business travel just became easier and more profitable for Champion Office Suites' client base,” Kahn says. “We have already reaped some benefit from the affiliation. An out-of-town company needed an office in Garden City for a meeting and is renting one from us. This is business and exposure that I would not have had without my affiliation with Davinci. And, a prospective client was thrilled that she could use us in Garden City, New York, while her partner in Cincinnati could use an affiliated facility out there."

Davinci Virtual doesn’t just align with any serviced office provider. For our latest affiliation, we chose Long Island’s most honored virtual office, executive suite and ready-office facility. Champion Office Suites is located in the heart of Garden City, seconds from the New York State Courts, the Mineola county seat, and the shops and restaurants of the legal and financial center of Long Island. Champion Office Suites offers a full complement of offices and conference rooms available by the hour, the day, the week, or the month.

Check out this video on Champion Office Suites to learn more about Davinci Virtual's newest virtual office partner:


Davinci Virtual Office Swings Utah Business Fast 50 Repeat

We’re not ones to toot our own virtual horns, but we will share good news when we get it—and we just got some.

Davinci Virtual has been selected once again as one of the “Emerging Eight” companies in the Utah Business 2010 Fast 50. This is the third consecutive year that Davinci Virtual was selected for this honor.

"This award represents a testimonial to our innovation, continued aggressive growth and dedication,” says Bill Grodnik, CEO of Davinci Virtual. “We are in an exciting space, at the right time, offering superior virtual office solutions for a global market place.”

What is the Fast 50 program? Utah Business Magazine developed the honor to recognize companies for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovative business tactics and dramatic revenue growth. OK, so what’s the significance of the Emerging Eight? Emerging Eight companies are less than five years old—but are hitting the stars. Davinci fits into both of those categories.

Davinci Virtual will join 49 other fast-growth companies—including seven others that have been around for less than five years—in profiles featured in Utah Business Magazine's September 2010 issue. Davinci Virtual will also be honored at an awards event on August 26th, 2010 led by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

Just how fast is Davinci Virtual growing? Fast enough to be called the leading provider of turnkey virtual communications and virtual office solutions. Davinci offers virtual office locations and virtual office services in over prime 750 locations, such as New York City, Los Angeles and Miami.

"It is great to see the Utah business community recognizing our company for the third year in a row,” says Martin Senn, COO of Davinci Virtual. “We continue to launch new services, exceed our milestones and expand our presence. This award is a tribute to our hardworking staff.”

Get the China Virtual Office Advantage

Economists just announced that China is about to overtake Japan as the world’s second largest economy after the United States. Are you ready for the opportunity? A virtual office space in China can lower the barrier to entry to this Asian nation.

Japan’s Cabinet Office announced Monday that the nation’s gross domestic product, or GDP, totaled $1.29 trillion in the second quarter. China’s government announced its GDP for the second quarter was $1.34 trillion.

The International Monetary Fund predicts China’s GDP will reach $5.4 trillion by the end of 2010 compared to Japan’s $5.3 trillion. What’s more, China’s expected growth rate is about 8 percent over the next 10 years compared to Japan’s 1 percent growth rate. Some even predict China will eventually overtake the U.S., which currently posts a GDP of $14.26 trillion.

Again, are you ready for the opportunity? Many companies have been making aggressive moves into China for the past decade. But it’s not too late—and you don’t have to start out by investing millions in traditional buildings. You can establish a virtual office space in China for pennies on the dollar while you navigate the challenges and opportunities there.

Davinci Virtual has three virtual offices in Beijing, one virtual office in Guangzhaou, one virtual office in Macau, five virtual offices in Shanghai, one virtual office in Shenzhen, and one virtual office in Tinajin. Davinci virtual offices position you to establish a presence in more than one city in China without breaking your facilities budget.

For example, you could open a virtual office in the Chong Hing Finance Centre in Shanghai from as little as $105 a month. And you could open a second virtual office space in Beijing at the Hyundai Motor Tower for as little as $70 a month. Both China virtual offices offer you a prime business address, mail and package receipt, a business support center, a lobby greeter, a client drop off and pick up point and much more.

There is one catch with virtual offices in Beijing, Tinajin, Shanghai or any other city in China. You need a business license in order to rent virtual office space there. But once you get government approval, you can get up and running with a virtual office from Davinci Virtual literally overnight and start taking advantage of the growth opportunities there.

Need some tips on holding business meetings in China? Check out this YouTube video:


A Virtual Newspaper for the Virtual Office

What could make your virtual office even better? How about a national digital newspaper designed exclusively for tablet computers and smartphones. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch is setting out to create just that.

According to the L.A. Times, the Murdoch effort will target general readership with “short, snappy stories” that consumers can read quickly. The digital newspaper would publish under the New York Post banner.  The L.A. Times expects the new platform to debut at the end of the year.

"We'll have young people reading newspapers," Murdoch said during the company's Aug. 4 earnings call. "It's a real game changer in the presentation of news."

For the virtual office using road warrior, a newspaper designed specifically for the smartphone or tablet is a major advantage. Although the presentation of news and information on an iPad is attractive, a platform that’s optimized for these devices would be even more attractive.

Virtual office users are not necessarily mobile by nature. Many home-based entrepreneurs use virtual offices to keep their home address and telephone number private. But many road warriors who use virtual receptionists and virtual office technologies will welcome News Corp.’s new publishing platform.

When I see developments like this, it encourages me because virtual office technologies are not only maturing, they are getting more diverse. And complimentary industries, like newspapers, are keeping pace. So much of the competitive edge today is knowledge. With mobile devices—and with content served up to fit the parameters of various mobile devices—virtual workers and road warriors can keep up to date with information in a format that makes sense.

Check out this video report on Murdoch's virtual newspaper plans.


Does Jet Blue’s Steven Slater Need a Virtual Office?

I read an interesting article in the Miami Herald today about how higher fees and packed planes are frustrating passengers as they “travel less-than-friendly skies.”

The story was spurred by Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who walked off the job after giving a public speech, then took a beer with him as he slid down the emergency chute. Apparently, his story resonated with the American public. He has nearly 200,000 fans on Facebook now. He's also facing criminal charges.

The moral of the story is that fewer and fewer enjoy flying. The Miami Herald cited a Department of Transportation (DOT) study that points to just how unhappy air travelers are. The DOT registered 5,757 complaints from consumers in the first half of 2010. That’s up from the 4,355 complaints filed during the year-ago period. That’s an increase of 32 percent even though traffic increased less than 1 percent. Telling.

When you use virtual office technologies, you avoid the flight delays and cancellations. When you work from a virtual office space, you don’t have to worry about lost bags, long ticket lines or security check hassles. When you tap into virtual offices, you can do away with getting stuck on the tarmac, dealing with rude co-travelers and all the rest of the non-sense that goes along with air travel.

So why not use virtual office technologies more and deal with less hassle? Sure, sometimes your business dealings demand face to face interaction. But you can accomplish plenty with a Cisco WebEx web conference. You can also do a lot in your virtual office with video chat, GoToMeeting and other virtual office technologies. You’ll save time. You’ll save money. And you’ll be more productive.

Virtual office technologies won’t try your patience the way rude flight attendants do. Virtual offices won’t charge you an arm and a leg to use them—many of them, like Skype, are absolutely free. And, perhaps the best part, when you work from a virtual office, you don’t have to settle for a bag of peanuts and a small plastic cup of diet coke for lunch.

So far as Slater, I bet if he was working from a virtual office, he wouldn’t have been so overstressed in the first place; stressed enough to abandon ship. Don’t let your stress levels pile up to a Slater-like fury. Start tapping into the power of virtual offices today.

In case you missed it, watch this video on Steven Slater's story: