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Virtual Offices Pave the Way for UK Holidays

We focus a lot on virtual offices in the United States on my blog. But I thought it was time to show some love to our operations in the United Kingdom.

Yes, Davinci Virtual is alive and well in the UK—and for good reason. The school holidays have almost arrived in the UK and entrepreneurs are looking for ways to juggle family and business. Missing a phone call or being slow to respond to an e-mail is bad for business in any country. But no worries—Davinci Virtual has virtual office solutions that help you avoid these scenarios with its international locations.

"In this challenging decade you need more than a mobile phone to enable you to stay in touch with your business when you are out of the office," says Steve Golding, Davinci's UK General Manager. "Our range of packages provide you with a 'virtual' professional presence at prestigious business locations of your choice and our virtual assistants provide live call answering services to ensure that all callers' enquiries are dealt with professionally and swiftly.”

Davinci's virtual offices, virtual assistants and virtual office services include local telephone and fax numbers, digital voicemail, electronic fax, e-mail, online command center, unified messaging, voicemail to email, fax to email, professional live receptionist services, virtual assistants, live call answering, screening and forwarding, find me, follow me, surveys, outbound calling, customer service, appointment scheduling, order taking, and much more.

"Calls, faxes, e-mail and regular mail can be screened or forwarded, as per your instructions, so you don't have to be bombarded with sales calls, but you also won't miss that important message from a customer or supplier,” Golding says. “We can even manage your busy diary, process orders through your website and deliver a full customer service support function remotely.”

Davinci virtual offices prices start at just GBP 39 per month, so setting up a new virtual office anywhere from London to Edinburgh is not going to break the bank. And if you are traveling internationally, you can access virtual office space and conference rooms in more than 750 strategic locations around the world. So go ahead—enjoy your holiday and don’t miss a business beat.

Check out this video on Davinci Virtual UK:


Get Virtual Offices in The Other Vancouver - Washington

When you think of Vancouver you probably think of Canada. But the U.S. has its own Vancouver—in Seattle—and it’s a great place to do business.

Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Coast is less than 90 miles to the west. The Cascade Mountain Range rises on the east. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mt. Hood are less than two hours away. The spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area lies 30 minutes to the east. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities. Vancouver’s sister city is Joyo, Japan.

Vancouver targets four industries: high-tech, manufacturing, professional services and wind. Washington's tax environment, low cost of living and quality of life are major factors in businesses moving to Vancouver. Interstate 5 and 205 also make the area a convenient one for trade, enabling easy travel to Portland, California, Seattle and Canada. The Portland International Airport (PDX) is within 12 minutes travel time from downtown Vancouver, and offers daily non-stops to the Pacific Rim, as well as most major airports in the U.S.

If this sounds like next stop on your company’s expansion, or if you are already doing business in Vancouver and need an alternative to traditional office space, consider the benefits of a virtual office. A virtual office gives you a prestigious business address in Vancouver. In many locations you can even get your name listed in the lobby directory.

Even though you don’t physically work from a virtual office, you can go to a physical location for client meetings in a conference room for a small hourly fee. You can also use the virtual office location as a client drop off or pick up point, and a place to receive your mail and packages. The virtual office in Vancouver also comes equipped with a business support center.

You can rent virtual office space in Vancouver for as little as $75 from Davinci Virtual. Davinci has virtual offices in Vancouver at 4400 NE 77th Avenue. This is just minutes from the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport and Downtown Vancouver. So what are you waiting for? Explore the benefits of doing business—and doing it less expensive—in Vancouver with a virtual office.

Check out this video on Downtown Vancouver.


Does Old Spice Guy Use a Virtual Office?


Virtual Offices May Impact Recruiting Efforts

Workers of all ages have a new appreciation for company stability when making career decisions, suggests a new study from Robert Half.

Yet, for many, getting to firmer ground may entail a career change: Four out of 10 professionals polled said they are more inclined to look for new opportunities outside their firms as a result of the recession.

“Many employees, particularly Gen Y professionals, are biding their time in their current employment situations and plan to make a move when they feel the economy is on firmer footing,” says Brett Good, a Robert Half International district president. “Now is the time for employers to take action and outline career paths within their company for strong performers. Compensation reviews also should be conducted to ensure that pay is competitive.”

What wasn’t mentioned in the survey was how flex work arrangements could impact recruiting. I would bet that Gen Y professionals would be especially open to companies promising work-from home days where they could rely on virtual office technologies to keep in touch with the office and with clients. Gen Y grew up with the Internet and other technologies, so the chance to tap into virtual office space to maximize the productivity and find greater work-life balance would be a natural benefit to offer.

Virtual office space can help companies reduce overhead, while also helping recruiters attract the best and brightest of Gen Y. With a virtual office, Gen Y workers can have their client calls seamlessly forward to any number, including home office, mobile phone or some other temporary location. Virtual offices technologies also make it possible for Gen Y workers to continue having meetings with employees working from the company headquarters. Cisco WebEx is a good example of how virtual office technologies are saving businesses time and money, and offering greater flexibility.

Despite the recession, the economy is recovering in some areas. Some businesses are hiring—and not just any worker will do. In the medical devices industry in Cincinnati, Ohio, for example, companies can’t find workers with the right skills to fill the jobs they have open. I would imagine the same holds true in other industries. While virtual offices and manufacturing aren’t compatible, the point is that the next generation of skilled workers is open to technologies, and virtual offices play into that trend.

Check out this video on how Gen Y thinks. It's eye-opening:


Find Out Why You Need Virtual Office Space in Casper

There may not be a major NBA team in Casper, Wyoming, but it’s still one of the best places in the country to do business—especially if you are in the logistics business.

Indeed, there are many advantages to doing business in Casper. For starters, there’s no corporate or personal state income tax and no inventory tax. The energy costs are low, the workforce is educated, the business operating costs are competitive, and the communities are safe. Also important, the state has the lowest debt in the nation.

Beyond logistics, the major industries in Casper are health and manufacturing. Casper is one of the most rapidly growing parts of the nation both demographically and economically. And Forbes magazine named Wyoming the third best state in which to live—it’s sunny in Casper 275 days a year.

If you want to do business in Casper, you’ll get plenty of help in the form of grants, loans and bonds. Training programs are also available. But if you don’t want to invest in a traditional facility in Casper, you can save even more money by opting for a virtual office space.

A virtual office space can let you set up shop in this logistics hub for pennies on the dollar. Davinci Virtual offers virtual office space in the Foothills Professional Plaza at 5830 E. 2nd Street from just $100 a month. This is one of the only virtual office space options available in Casper, but it’s in a prime location.

With this virtual office space, you get a prestigious business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter, and place where clients can pick up and drop off packages. You also get access to a conference room in case you need to offer clients a presentation.

Whether you plan to relocate to Casper or just need a business presence there, a virtual office space essentially eliminates your risk. You can test the waters with a nominal fee, or you can expand virtually with the use of a virtual receptionist and virtual assistants who can help you ramp up your business presence in Casper more quickly.

Learn more about living in Casper in this quick video: