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Five Ways to Prove Yourself as an Entrepreneur

Whether you've been dreaming of owning your own company since childhood or you're longing to break loose from the confines of a corporate job, the opportunity to start your own business is too good to pass up. Now that you've got the ball firmly in hand, it's time to show the world you're ready to tackle any challenge coming your way. Here are five surefire ways to prove you're a serious entrepreneur.

Embrace Your Fears

Entrepreneurship gives you the chance to control your own destiny, but this can be a frightening prospect too. Acknowledge your anxiety, but don't let it stop you in your tracks. Embrace fear as a force that can power your drive and determination.

Become an Expert

Whatever your chosen field, you'll need more than a passing knowledge about your product or service to succeed. Do your homework, research the competition, and build your reputation by becoming a go-to source for reliable information.

Perfect Your Pitch

You are your company's primary asset, so ensure you're ready to pitch your product at every opportunity. Develop a personal yet professional narrative demonstrating your passion as well as your confidence and expertise.

Target Your Market

One of the most common mistakes start-up companies make is investing too much time and money into development. It won't matter if you come up with the most innovative product in the world if no one knows about it. Start marketing early, and engage your target audience with a steady stream of information.

Take Advantage of Every Resource

From social media to cloud-based data storage, it's important to take advantage of all of today's high-tech resources to put yourself on a level playing field with your competitors. Remember: you don't need to rent expensive real estate to expand your reputation. A virtual address from Davinci virtual office solutions lets you enjoy the prestige of an upscale location without the associated costs. By using a few of these strategies, not only will you prove yourself as an entrepreneur, but start-up owners will be coming to you for advice.

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Taking Your Business to New Heights in Hong Kong

Venturing into the fast-paced business environment of Hong Kong is both thrilling and a bit nerve-wracking. From the city's breathtaking skyline to its crowded sidewalks and boisterous canteens, Hong Kong is a city overwhelming to the senses at every turn. Once the first wave of culture shock has washed over you, however, the exhilaration of doing business in Hong Kong takes hold. When your business interests bring you to one of the world's leading financial hubs, you know you've arrived.

Whether you're headed to Hong Kong to raise capital or to expand your brand in a new market, opportunities abound in this supercharged city. The city known as one of the Four Asian Tigers roars with excitement and prospects for a bright financial future. Around 22 percent of the world's IPO capital is raised here, and more corporations are headquartered in Hong Kong than in almost any city in Asia. Competing with seven million people for your share of the city's 263 billion GDP won't be easy, but you're determined to toss your hat into the economic ring.

To help ensure your success, take advantage of every savvy strategy available to you. Your first step is to overcome one of the city's greatest obstacles: exorbitantly high rents. More than 1,200 skyscrapers crowd Hong Kong's skyline and more structures are added to the concrete jungle every year. The lack of land space in this vertical city drives rents sky high.

Davinci virtual office solutions can help you establish a presence in Hong Kong without committing to long leases and expensive rentals. Through Davinci, you can rent an address in the city's most prestigious business neighborhoods while continuing to run your company from another location. All correspondence directed to the address will be forwarded to wherever you like. With Davinci virtual office solutions on your side, your company's reputation can soar as high as a Hong Kong skyscraper.

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Five Simple Green Business Strategies for 2014

Are you looking for ways to turn your business green in 2014? You may be surprised to learn what’s good for the planet can also be good for your business. Are you ready to be socially responsible and business savvy? We want to help you seize your golden opportunity to create a green strategy. Here are five simple and painless ways to make your business plan a little friendlier to the planet:

Go Paperless 

Countless sheets of paper are wasted when employees print emails or internal documents. Important emails and documents could easily be archived in a virtual capacity. It may be advisable to have your information technology department coach employees on how to properly store documents and files for easy access.

Go Virtual

Allowing your employees to work remotely from home is one of the best ways to reduce pollution. This plan of action will eliminate the waste and high cost associated with supplying water, electricity, and furniture to a physical office space. This strategy will also help to eliminate the high amounts of fuel your employees would use to commute to work.

Ditch Desktop Computers

Laptop computers use a fraction of the energy consumed by desktop machines. Any new equipment upgrades should favor laptops and laser printers over bulky desktop styles. It's important to think twice before attempting to dispose of any old machines or equipment, however. Be sure to consult a recycling agency that handles the disposal of electronic goods. You may also be able to sell old equipment to other businesses.

Seek Green Vendors

Many office supply companies offer green solutions to their clients. Be sure to ask your representative about any green alternatives offered by the company you use to purchase paper goods, printing supplies, or office furniture. It is also important to inquire about harmful ingredients in any of the products used by the outside cleaning agencies or maintenance companies you hire to do work in your office.

Count Every Cup

It is estimated that the average employee will use up to 500 paper cups per year. You may want to consider giving every employee in your organization a complimentary reusable mug. The reusable mug can become a part of your company’s culture of supporting environmental efforts. Department managers and leaders should set the tone by proudly utilizing their mugs every single day.

Davinci virtual office solutions commend your decision to add green strategies to your business plan in 2014. We believe a greener world is always good for business. These five tips may help you do your part to preserve our planet for many generations of entrepreneurs to come.

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Right Place, Right Time in San Antonio

As a fresh face in the world of business, you are an up-and-coming entrepreneur about to make big waves. You've got the business model, the concept, and the sheer will power to make a go of it. Now you're working on location. You know one of the keys to success is being in the right place at the right time. You've chosen San Antonio, a shining star in Texas attracting businesses from all over the country. San Antonio is already dedicated to rolling out the welcome mat for open-minded individuals who are ready to explore their options. With the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio is expanding its buzz for conferences and conventions, making a meeting in this hot city a hot commodity.

San Antonio has become a rival to Dallas and Houston, topping the list put out by Milken's Institute for one of the nation's best performing cities. Business is bursting at the seams in this Texas locale. The healthcare industry is thriving with the University of Texas Health Science Center and San Antonio continues to welcome high tech giants such as Clear Channel Communications and Valero Energy. Small wonder you want to join in the rodeo.

If you're just starting out or considering expansion, you may not have the capital to invest in property in this prime area. However, you can have the reputation of executive suites in this ideal location at a fraction of the price. With Davinci virtual office solutions, you have an alternative to buying into a costly lease. Enjoy the prestige that comes with an address in San Antonio, without having to rent an actual physical space. And don’t worry about any sent mail. Your mail and packages will be forwarded to the specified location of your choice. Davinci virtual office solutions give you an excellent strategy to cut your costs and still take advantage of one of the best locations for business, today.

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Sunshine, Celebrities, and First Class Business in 90210

"That's where I want to be, living in Beverly Hills." Weezer sang it, and the world agrees. Just mentioning the name summons the image of cruising down Rodeo Drive in a convertible, your hair whipping in the warm breeze and your skin radiant in the California sun. That's the image you want your clients to see when they think of you. Your business has what it takes to make it among the stars, and now all you need is the glitz and glamor of a Beverly Hills reputation.

A Beverly Hills address is a coveted commodity. Even its primary zip code is a symbol of prominence and style. You may want to charge clients what's expected of a 90210 address, but you don't have to pay it yourself. Davinci can get you that coveted zip code while helping you dodge the celebrity price tag.

Davinci virtual office solutions can give you a Beverly Hills address without a physical office space. Your business cards, product packaging and website can all feature an address on a recognizable street and even in the 90210 zip code, but you don't have to pay overhead and real estate fees. You can even let services like mail forwarding and lobby listings tie off the appearance. It's all the prestige with none of the price.

Virtual office spaces can be especially useful for consultants, designers, and similar professionals that want the chance to work with celebrity clients but do not need a physical office for people to visit. Davinci gives you the address you need to fit in, and you can commute into the area to work with your star-studded clientele.

When you have what it takes to shoot for the stars but don't want to spend the cash to get there, Davinci can be your ticket to the celebrity ball. With Davinci, you can be, as Weezer sang, "Rolling like a celebrity, living in Beverly Hills."

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