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Linking Up with Linkedin

If your company is already using a virtual office or considering signing up for an office address in your favorite city with the best of business reputations, you’re probably already familiar with the benefits of working remotely and taking advantage of the Internet to better your company. Perhaps you maintain a blog or you use Skype to video conference to keep in touch with clients or employees, but what about Linkedin? The Linkedin interface is still a fairly new addition to the business world, but it has the power to greatly improve your business. Follow these few tips to get the most out of a Linkedin account:

Understand Linkedin


Before you jump in, take the time to browse and learn about the outlet. It’s meant for business professionals and companies to make sales, create partnerships, and recruit new employees. Linkedin is a network of professionals looking to make connections with like-minded businesses and employees.

Create a Profile


Begin by setting up a profile with a photo, current and past positions, specialties, recommendations, and a profile summary. Include certain keywords you’d like others to associate with you so you show up in the search results. This is your chance to show off your skills and make yourself appear reputable and professional.

Search for Connections


Make connections with your past and present colleagues, clients, and go as far back as classmates, and educators. From here, you can connect with friends of friends, or connections of connections to grow your network. Realize however, unlike Facebook, if you do not personally know a connection, you must first send a message requesting a connection.

Make Recommendations or Endorsements


When you make recommendations about your connections you’ve previously done business with, this encourages them to do the same for you.  If your counterpart needs a little nudge, you can always request the highly sought after endorsements as well. Your recommendations and endorsements appear on your page, which help to provide you with more credibility and round out your profile as a competent individual who can be trusted to do a great job.

Join Groups


Join industry related groups and take part in discussions. This is an area where you can gather advice or provide it, and establish yourself or your company in the field. Groups also offer you the opportunity to increase your connections in your preferred industry.

All in all LinkedIn can be a great tool, if you remain active in it and keep your profile up-to date. Boosting yourself and your business online has never been cheaper.

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A View from the Top with a Beacon Hill Virtual Office

Beacon Hill is the coveted town on the hill looking down upon the rest of the Boston area. Sitting on the highest point in all of central Boston, the Beacon Hill neighborhood is highly regarded as prime real estate in Massachusetts. This Boston area is not only prominent in modern day, but it was also an important location in the past as the historic beacon once stood at the top of the hill to warn the city of an invasion during its early days.

Beacon Hill has a colorful history dating back to 1625 when the first European settler built his home on the hill followed by the creation of the cow path, which linked Beacon Hill to the Boston Common. Nowadays, the neighborhood is perhaps best known for the mansions lining the skyline along with its representation of the state government and legislature, as the Massachusetts State House sits on the hill as well.

Any and all businesses are thrilled to snag a company address in this coveted area of Boston characterized by brick sidewalks and gas lamps. An office in Beacon Hill spells success. It says your business is on top, as it literally cannot sit any higher in the city. When you acquire an office address in Beacon Hill, your clients, consumers, and competition, will only dream of your view from the top.

While you may want your business associated with this prime property in Boston, perhaps you prefer working from home in the outskirts of Boston, or maybe your start-up can’t exactly afford the high real estate prices of this coveted spot on the hill just yet. With Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, you can have your cake and eat it too. Maintain the office space you’re currently working from, but pay a small monthly fee for a Davinci office address in Beacon Hill. Brag about your Beacon Hill address and reap the benefits of the neighborhood’s impressive reputation, but keep your office setup exactly as it currently stands. With Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, you can have your mail forwarded to your actual business location, and also acquire receptionist services, lobby greeters, and directory listings as well.

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On the Rise with a Lower East Side Davinci Virtual Office Solution

A hardy business is one that rolls with the punches. A hardy business can deal with economic hits, changes in tastes, and unexpected work flows. A hardy business is the kind of business you want - and the kind of business customers trust.

You want your company to go out in the world with the kind of reputation eliciting confidence and respect. You do this with solid business relationships, good quality work, and an address worth talking about.

Davinici Virtual Office Solutions can help you when it comes time to picking an address. You can rent the address and use it on all of your letterheads, business cards, and website footers. Naturally, you’ll want to choose a place with some grit, and the Lower East Side, New York City embodies a sense of grit on the rise.

The Lower East Side was long known as a rough and tumble part of the city, but is now one of the most popular parts of New York. Businesses which have fought through the bad times and the good times are still standing, making businesses in this neighborhood the kind of companies you can trust will stay in business year after year. If you want to inspire this kind of confidence in your own business, a Davinci Virtual Office Solution with a Lower East Side address will give you the hardy reputation you seek.

Not only is the Lower East Side a resilient neighborhood, but it’s also the part of town full of what’s new and what’s happening in pop culture. Since the 2000s, the Lower East Side has become more of a leader in top restaurants, fashions, and arts. It’s a New York neighborhood truly on the up and up. With Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, your business can see its own reputation grow through the years.

You can’t always afford a New York address, which makes a virtual one a valuable alternative. The address and reputation is yours to claim, whether you’re in the New York area or merely want a piece of the Big Apple.

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How to Create Camaraderie in a Telecommuting Business

Owning a telecommuting business certainly has its perks, but sometimes the lack of human interaction hinders camaraderie. It’s important for you and your employees to remember the person on the other end of the screen is, in fact, a person.

Not only does camaraderie make work more enjoyable, but it helps the work quality as well. It’s easier to bounce ideas with colleagues you like than complete strangers. Furthermore, as a boss, it’s easier to know how to play people’s strengths and preferences than to just assign work blindly. Use these tips to better foster camaraderie in your telecommuting office for a happier and more productive workforce.

Give Your Employees a Sense of Pride


Even though your business doesn’t have a main office your employees commute to every morning, this doesn’t mean you can’t own an address worth bragging about. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions allows businesses to rent addresses in the cities of their choosing. You can use this address on your website and email signatures, giving your remote employees a sense of place. It certainly helps to choose a “headquarters” in a sought-after neighborhood, so your employees can brag about it to anyone who asks.

Easy Communication Tools


There are plenty of fantastic online communication tools available for today’s telecommuters. Recommend video conferencing between employees once in a while. This way they can see each other and meet and greet online. You can also implement cloud solutions so everyone can easily work seamlessly, and together as a group.

Meet Outside of the Office Once in a While


If everyone is located in distance cities, meeting up won’t make sense. But if the majority of your workers live in the same city, consider hosting an occasional picnic or a creativity session somewhere in town. Sometimes all it takes it is putting a face with the name to better boost camaraderie between co-workers, helping them trust each other as they work, and encouraging your company to grow as a team.

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London Calling with a Soho Davinci Virtual Office Solution

While red telephone booths and double decker buses may come to mind when you think of London, the English city has far more notable reputations. Across the world, London is renowned as a cultural hub and major financial center, as finance remains London’s largest industry. The city alone features five prominent business districts: The City, Westminster, Canary Wharf, Lambeth and Southwark, and Camden and Islington, all which focus heavily on the fields of insurance, broking, real estate, accounting, and more.

The City of Westminster, in particular, is home to a vast number of hedge funds and private equity funds, and various global corporate headquarters. Though this inner London borough places a strong emphasis on the financial realm, it also encompasses a quirky little area called Soho, which is quickly becoming a media and creative company mecca.

Perhaps the best part about Soho, even though this neighborhood is famous for its entertainment avenues and cultural aspects, is that it also falls under the Westminster’s big business umbrella. The streets of Soho may not be lined with accountants and private bankers, but nonetheless, Soho is still considered a part of the ever-important Westminster business district. Therefore, Soho’s chameleon-like image makes it’s the ideal place to set up shop, regardless of your industry.

Let’s say you’re in the hedge fund business, or just for contrast, the media industry; Soho can offer you an address with a versatile reputation associated with both of these fields of business. And with Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, you can acquire a Soho business address, along with its multifaceted prestige, without even relocating to the London destination.

Davinci provides you with a business address in Soho, which corresponds to a physical office in the Westminster neighborhood. Your clients and consumers will automatically associate your Soho office address with the prestigious character of Westminster, and as a result, correlate your company with this reputation as well.

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