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Davinci Virtual Makes Doing Business in Denver More Affordable

Davinci Virtual just announced a new virtual office location in Denver—and a special promotion that makes locating there a smarter-than-ever business decision.

When you sign up for virtual office space at the new Denver location at 3900 E. Mexico Ave, Suite 700, you get your second month absolutely free. This limited time offer gives you a great deal on a virtual office space with a prestigious business address.

For just $100 a month, you get mail and package receipt, a business support center, a lobby greeter, and client drop off and pick up points. For an additional fee, you can also tap into convenience features like mail forwarding and shipping services. And if you need a temporary office for the day or a conference room, you can rent them with no strings attached and on demand. The best part of all: You can book it online in minutes.

Denver is a strategic business location at the base of the Rocky Mountains, one mile high in the Colorado sky. Fortune magazine has named Denver among its “Best Cities for Business” for the past five years. If that’s not proof enough, consider that Dun & Bradstreet has named Denver the one of the “Top 10 Cities for Small Businesses” since 2001 and Time magazine named Mayor John Hickenlooper one of the “Top Five Mayors in the Nation.”

Check out this video to get to know Denver better:

If your company is looking to rent a virtual office space as part of an expansion program in Denver, check with the City about start-up assistance. The Denver Business Assistance Center may offer financial assistance in the form of loans, grants or tax breaks. The City of Denver can even help with recruiting employees.

Between Davinci Virtual’s virtual office space in Denver and the city’s helping hand, you can get set up to do business there quickly. And with Davinci Virtual’s specials, you can do it at a discounted rate. Check out the special here.

Davinci Virtual Execs Share Industry Secrets with OBCAI

Davinci Virtual’s Bill Grodnik and Martin Senn were featured in a podcast interview produced by the Office Business Center Association International (OBCAI). You can listen to the podcast on the OBCAI or visit our Facebook connections page to hear it there and let us know what you think!

Here's a sneak peak:

Richard Meyers, executive director of OBCAI, interviewed Grodnik, president and CEO of Davinci Virtual and Senn, COO of Davinci Virtual, to learn more about how the virtual office company operates and the revenue flow to the company and its central partners.

“The idea was to create a national platform from which to offer virtual services, both communications and virtual office locations,” Grodnik explained. “Martin and I got together five years ago…and figured out a way to create an online platform that we could offer these services on a national scale. The way we do that is through partner centers or other business centers in the industry.”

Grodnik goes on to explain how the business model works. Senn picked up where Grodnik left off to discuss the future growth of the virtual office industry, explaining the opportunities to grow the ratio of traditional business center clients to virtual office clients. Many centers, he said, aren’t fully catering to the virtual client base to the highest level. Senn also pointed to the expanded market of virtual office customers.

“The recession has shown Davinci Virtual something very significant. In the very beginning, prior to the recession, we saw a lot of small- to mid-sized businesses and start-up companies embracing the virtual office concept. During the recession… less of those companies were being created. We noticed, though, very quickly that larger companies were looking at reducing their overhead. A lot of them at that point started considering virtual offices solutions…as part of their business model.”

Meyers also posed questions about whether virtual offices are cannibalizing serviced office leases, how Davinci Virtual promotes business center partners, what markets are the most popular for virtual offices, how Davinci Virtual finds and compensates its virtual receptionists and much more. Be sure to listen to the entire podcast!

Add Siri to Your Virtual Office Arsenal

Did you hear about Apple’s latest acquisition?

The iPad-maker just snapped up Siri. I know…I had never heard of the company either. But it’s actually pretty interesting. Siri makes an iPhone app known as the Siri Assistant, which is in essence a personal virtual assistant.

Siri understands what you say, can accomplish tasks for you and adapts to your preferences. For example, you can ask Siri to find an exotic vacation venue, a local rock concert, or tickets to the movie for the weekend. Check out a quick video on Siri so you can get the full picture:

Of course, Siri can’t replace your flesh and bones virtual assistant. But for consumers who are savvy to virtual office technologies that help them be more productive, Siri is a fun app. It goes hand in hand with the virtual office lifestyle. With some verbal commands, you can book a taxi, find out the weather, locate the nearest gas station and so on.

I like to think Siri can compliment the virtual office user’s cadre of technologies, tools and gadgets. Let’s say you work from a virtual office and you are used to being always connected to the Internet. You drive to another city for a business meeting and you don’t know where anything is. Siri can help you find what you are looking for with verbal commands instead of having to do a mobile Internet search.

Again, Siri won’t replace your virtual assistant. But it can be more convenient than dialing up your virtual assistant while you are traveling. And it can add another weapon in your virtual office arsenal that makes you more productive at work and at play.

By the way, if you don’t have an iPad yet, you can register to win a free iPad from Davinci Virtual. The drawing will be held on June 1. With your free iPad, you can install your Siri application and try it for yourself!

Rerouted Flights Highlight Convenience of Virtual Office Technologies

I just read a Reuters report about a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Washington that was rerouted on Wednesday to a Greensboro airport after U.S. authorities discovered a “threatening message” in the bathroom.

What’s more disturbing is that it wasn’t the first time. According to U.S. authorities, the threats were discovered two days in a row. On Tuesday, Delta Airlines ran into the same problem with a flight from Atlanta to Paris. That flight was rerouted to Maine after a passenger made threats about a bomb.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the flight is being diverted to Bangor International Airport. TSA and law enforcement will meet the flight upon arrival," the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement.

I’m not trying to breed fear, but these are the types of incidents that we’re seeing more of in today’s world. Between terrorist threats and natural disaster issues like the Icelandic volcano ash that caused flight delays to Europe for days on end, it’s time for companies to look into virtual office technologies to avoid business disruption.

Virtual offices give you access to web conferencing technologies that help you avoid travel, which prevents missed meetings in the face of rerouted flights or other flight delays. You can also save big on hotel expenses, and you can meet with clients more regularly because setting up a web conference is quick and easy.

Davinci Virtual offers low-cost monthly access to Cisco’s WebEx to its virtual office customers, making it easy and affordable to tap into the service, and allowing companies to save thousand of dollars on airline travel and hotel expenses. So if you are weary of the long walk through security and a little nervous about the threats involved with flying, or if you just want to save a lot of time and money, check out these services today.

Meet DavinciMeetingRooms 3.0

While Research in Motion is readying its OS 6.0 for BlackBerry and Apple is preparing to roll out iPhone 4.0 software, Davinci Virtual is making some news of its own on the software front.

Davinci Virtual just released version 3.0 of its online reservation platform. The company has enhanced the technology that powers DavinciMeetingRooms.com so that its virtual office clients—and anyone else in the world who needs a meeting room, conference room or temporary office space—can quickly and easily book it online in minutes.

"We are proud to release the new version of our online reservation platform for professional conference rooms and meeting spaces," said Bill Grodnik, President and CEO of Davinci Virtual. "The new site has been designed with ease of use and optimal search criteria in mind. We looked at the past 18 months of experience and implemented what our clients and partners have asked for.”

If you have an Internet connection, you can book a meeting room in Atlanta, New York, Houston or just about anywhere else on DavinciMeetingRooms.com much faster than you could even dial the phone, speak with a representative and confirm your reservation. That said, if you need to speak with a reservation specialist, the new platform gives you two options: You can call in or you can chat with Live Chat services.

When you visit the new DavinciMeetingRooms.com, you won’t see much different on the outside. The sleek design is the same as it was last week. What’s changed is what you can’t see: the underpinnings of the Web 2.0 technology that offers advanced applications like live conference room inventory, critical add-on services such as LCD projectors, catering and business support.

Davinci Meeting Rooms offers more than 750 locations across the globe. Grodnick likes to say it levels the playing field for small business by allowing companies to create an image on a small business budget. Meeting rooms work hand in hand with virtual office space. And Davinci has you covered from top to bottom with turnkey virtual communications, virtual office solutions and on-demand physical office space.