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Everybody has a business in Miami

DVO_week22_3Your last vacation to Miami was fantastic. The scenery was beautiful, the beaches, food, nightlife, and the people all left a lasting impression. Just thinking about it makes you want to pick up and move there this instant. Well, not so fast. There’s still the mortgage, the children and their schooling, and you’re not even U.S. based.

Your business is taking off and a move right now might upset the plans that have already proven successful. Still, you can’t help but think of the prestige and glamorous image your business would have with a Miami address.

Miami is well known the world over as a tourist and international business destination. Having your own association in Miami will likely provide your company with an offshoot of some of that lucrative business. Miami is a dream location for many entrepreneurs.

Don’t continue dreaming about setting up your office in Miami. Why not set up a virtual office there? In this way your clients can get the impression you are located in this cosmopolitan city - even if you are miles and miles away.

Virtual offices are the perfect plan for professionals whose physical presence isn’t necessary. They could be work from home professionals or traveling professionals who need a nice address and a place that can take their calls. Virtual offices can also provide you a physical space when you need to meet clients for face-to face meetings.

A virtual office setup is more cost effective than a regular leased office. You don’t have to worry about employing staff to take your calls, furnishings, or justifying why you are spending money on a place that you will rarely work from. A Miami virtual office offers suitability - no matter where you call home.

Whatever type of business you have, Miami virtual offices are already equipped with the essentials you need. You are provided with the latest technology and teleconferencing equipment to conduct virtual meetings with far flung colleagues.

You are also free to list the virtual office address on all of your correspondence. Customers like being associated with companies that have well known addresses. It elevates the customers’ esteem, because they are dealing with a quality company. When your customers are happy, you will remain motivated to thrive. And who knows, maybe you will end up in Miami and make your dream come true – even if it means you have to wait until the kids have left home.
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Large Web Conference Strategies

DVO_week22_2Although web conferences will probably never fully take the place of face-to-face meetings, they are popular because they save time and money. However, they do have many of the same elements as in-person meetings and plans for them should be well thought out.
When you think of a large web conference you might think of a speaker addressing thousands in a banquet hall from his headquarters in another city. This has been the situation for many large web conferences. It is easier to gather people in one or two meeting rooms across the country rather than have them all attend the meeting at company headquarters. However, they must be comfortable. Management needs to think forward and order enough comfortable chairs as well as plentiful workstations for the staff.
Technological advances make it possible for any number of people to meet with the counterparts in another city or across the nation. The equipment is set up and everyone is able to interact with one another, as well as see and hear the others in attendance. To ensure that the meeting is run smoothly ask everyone to contribute to discussions.

 

To make the conference successful, several things need to be set up in advance.
First and foremost, have a plan and stick with it. Meetings are built on their agendas and adhering to it as much as possible will ensure the large web conference is a results-driven meeting.

 

There will be a lot of note taking so make sure there are enough note pads and pens to furnish to everyone in attendance. Refreshments should not distract from the meeting, but they should be available. They help conference attendees to focus more on their work rather than their hunger pangs.
The web conference should be channeled for learning. Whenever someone has the floor, there should not be any sideline conversations. They distract conference goers and rob other attendees of the excitement of receiving important information. Keeping distractions to a minimum and following the tips provided will ensure a well-run large web conference.
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Houston Virtual Offices Build Strong Business Foundations

DVO_week21_3It has been said that if you build it “they” will come. I never really figured out just who “they” are -- but I guess it has something to do with some group of people you want to have show up. That philosophy has worked in the past - but in a literal sense, building anything these days costs a whole lotta money.

Nowhere is that more true than when it comes to business. For instance, when it comes to deep in the heart of Houston, Texas - most people think of all those large conglomerates like Exxon, Dell, and Texas Instruments. I can’t imagine what it takes to keep those places going. But the truth is that Houston has also attracted a great many smaller firms that have been stirring the Lone Star State economy pot for quite some time.

One of the things small businesses and entrepreneurs have been using to build their foundations is virtual offices. Rather than spend enormous amounts of money as they nervously try to balance the budget, savvy businesses get a great address in Houston for as little as $55 to $75 a month. The packages include phone services, lobby greeters, mail receipt and forwarding, if you want and all kinds of other options. When they need it, there is also a business center and access to a whole network of spaces all around the world.

Imagine being able to have a fantastic business address you can put on your letterhead, marketing materials, business cards, and website. That local address could be the difference between attracting business in Houston or not. While it can be a friendly town, some of the residents can be rather suspicious of strangers.

When you get a Davinci Virtual office in Houston, you can play on nearly the same field as all those Fortune 500 companies. Only you don’t need all that Texas oil money to do it!
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Virtual Meeting Attributes

DVO_week21_2I once knew a fellow who traveled from his home in the Bahamas to a one-day meeting in Switzerland. He was gone for five days but four of those days were spent traveling back and forth. Imagine the jet lag he felt, not to mention the excitement of traveling to a faraway destination. Luckily he was young enough then to sustain the exhilaration. His job frequently sent him on far away travels. After several years he resigned that position for a more lucrative one that kept him grounded.

He is now in his mid-fifties and if he had to do it all again, he says he would do most of it virtually. Virtual meetings are the option selected by many firms today although a lot of people still travel for business and many workers are thankful to get out of town, after a while they, too, realize that some meetings are ok to hold virtually.

The economic climate has changed so much from 20 years ago. Jet fuel has spiraled and airline tickets have increased. The younger work force of today has grown up with the Internet at their disposal and a lot of them have received their training at online institutions.

Virtual meetings have a lot of attributes. Mostly they save time and travel costs. They are almost seen as “politically correct” when it comes to being a responsible corporate citizen. And really, not too much is lost since virtual meetings are conducted in much the same way as face-to- face encounters.

Virtual conference rooms are available at nominal costs so companies don’t have to invest heavily in software that could rapidly become obsolete. They meet in their virtual headquarters where everyone has an opportunity to contribute. These virtual meeting rooms work well for file and video sharing, as well. They can be accessed whether you are holding meetings across town, across the nation, or beyond.
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On Demand Virtual Offices Make Business in San Francisco a Reality

DVO_week21_1The cutting edge of today’s business game is “on demand.” Much like cable services, businesses like the idea of having what they need available whenever they need it. When it comes to business - virtual services offer the type of on demand assistance that are particularly useful in swanky places like San Francisco.

Most every entrepreneur and small business owner understands they can really grow and flourish when they have a primo business location. That’s a no brainer - but what isn’t a no brainer is how they can ever afford one. This is where virtual offices are critical. Because if your target market is San Fran - whether it is for B2B or general clientele - you better have an address there. Otherwise, companies may not be so interested in doing business with you. That’s just the harsh reality of it. There are so many companies competing for the same business these days that when people can buy local, they do.

Virtual office services offer every advantage traditional offices do - but without the sticker shock. Instead, you get a service that handles and forwards phone calls, mail and all that good stuff new and existing companies need to run a business poised for success.

The best part of having a virtual office is that it doesn’t need to be apparent that you don’t have a physical location all to yourself. The truth is that you can get your calls at a San Fran number, your mail at a kick ass address, and when you need it, use a conference room in the area when you want to take a meeting.

Personally, I really like the idea of being able to run a business professionally without spending money on a full time physical office. Besides, that gives me plenty of chances to be away - not that I really need an excuse!
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