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FlexJobs Offers Free Virtual Office Jobs Search Webinar

TORONTO—Are you looking for a virtual office job and don’t know where to begin? Or do you need some tips for your flexible job search? If so, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has some good news for you.

Job seekers looking for flexibility, like telecommuting from a virtual office, freelance work and other remote opportunities, can log on to a free webinar from FlexJobs. FlexJobs CEO Sara Sutton Fell is holding the webinar to offer virtual office job seekers free advice on employment hunting.

“As we head into the holidays, job hunting can get increasingly more difficult,” Fell says. “We hope to boost the morale of those looking for work and help give them the edge they will need to land a job.”

The webinar is on Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. When you sign on, you’ll learn:

1. What's available in the flexible job market?
2. How to find flexible jobs (virtual office work, telecommuting, flex schedule, part-time, freelance)
3. How to avoid job search scams
4. Resume and cover letter tips for flexible and virtual office jobs
5. How to continue your job search over the holidays
6. Low-commitment flexible jobs to make extra income

“After the overwhelming success of a webinar we hosted in October, we realized the demand for advice in finding flexible employment was high and are happy to offer more tips, “ says Fell. In case you aren’t familiar with FlexJobs, it’s an online service for hand-screened and professional flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings.

The virtual office jobs webinar is free of charge, but space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Click here to sign up.

Breaking More Virtual Assistant Myths

TORONTO—I wrote a piece last week about breaking myths around using virtual assistants. But I realized I left out a major misconception that is worth nothing.

In my first post, one of the biggest myths I worked to bust was that virtual assistants are too expensive. People often have the misconception that they can’t afford a virtual assistant. More often, that truth is that you can’t afford not to have a virtual assistant.

But let’s move on from there. The second most common wrong thinking I’ve seen associated with using virtual assistants says “My company isn’t large enough to justify hiring a virtual assistant.” That’s sort of related to the first myth, but it’s different in that no company is too small to benefit from a virtual assistant.

Listen, my company is a one-man show and I have several virtual assistants working on various different tasks that are too mundane for me to address. If I didn’t use virtual assistants, I could not address the revenue-generating tasks that would no doubt pile up.

It doesn’t matter if you are a one-man show or a multinational company, you can benefit from a virtual assistant. Consider how much time you waste on mundane administrative tasks. Now consider how much time you could save if you outsourced those tasks to a virtual assistant.

Your skills are what drives revenue. You can outsource appointment setting, invoicing and other back end functions to a virtual assistant and get on with business. Virtual assistants are equipped to handle that and much more. You can even get virtual assistants to handle your social media these days.

Hong Kong Virtual Offices on Gloucester Road Offer Strategic Location

HONG KONG-Looking for a strategic neighborhood to set up your virtual office in Hong Kong? Try Gloucester Road. Gloucester Road is a major road in Hong Kong. In fact, it’s one of the only roads in Hong Kong with service roads.

(For history buffs, Gloucester Road was named after Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, way back in 1929. The Hong Kong government named the street after him in honor of his first visit.)

This is a strategic virtual office location indeed. Gloucester Road is in the north of Wan Chai and East Point on Hong Kong Island. Gloucester Road connects to Harcourt Road at the west end and ends at Victoria Park. Essentially, Gloucester Road forms part of Hong Kong’s Route 4 and connects to the Island Eastern Corridor via Victoria Park Road. Gloucester Road is connected to the Cross-Harbour Tunnell near the Canal Road Flyover.

You can rent Hong Kong virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Gloucester Road Business Center. Located at 88 Gloucester Road in Hong Kong, Davinci offers virtual offices there for prices starting at just $75 a month.

This Hong Kong virtual office package includes a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, and a lobby greeter to welcome any guests who come to pick up or drop off packages and more.

This virtual office space in Hong Kong also makes available conference room rental for $25 to $45 an hour and day time office space for $10 to $35 an hour. You can use your Hong Kong virtual office address for business cards, licensing, websites and other public materials. With Davinci Virtual, you also get access to a network of more than 3,000 meeting rooms worldwide.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Rolls Out Live Answering User Interface

SALT LAKE CITY—Here at Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, we’re always looking for new ways to help you make the most of virtual office technologies. With that in mind, we’re proud to introduce our new customer messaging and management interface.

This is a really cool improvement for our Live Answering clients that will make it easier for you to tap into your virtual office technologies no matter where you are.

Here’s how the new client communications portal works: You can access and manage your Live Answering messaging tools, including call routing, unified messaging with digital voicemail, voicemail to email, email, online fax, fax to email, conferencing platform, notifications and more. The portal is fully integrated into our secure account management site.

"The release of Davinci's new customer communications portal completes the 2012 web development schedule for Davinci Virtual Office Solutions," says Bill Grodnik, CEO of Davinci Virtual. "Our customer base is mainly comprised of mobile professionals and entrepreneurs on the go. It is critical that we put all messaging and control options at their fingertips wherever they may be ... we will continue to develop applications for the new work environment.”

Davinci Virtual provides virtual office technologies to the masses—more than 10,000 companies and entrepreneurs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Asia and Australia to be exact. We offer more than 900 virtual office locations including virtual offices in NYC, virtual offices in Los Angeles, virtual offices in Miami, virtual offices San Francisco and any other metropolitan area throughout the world.

Can you see why we’re the leading provider of turnkey virtual communications and virtual office solutions? We are the one stop virtual office technologies shop, offering local or toll-free telephone and fax numbers, digital voicemail, electronic fax, email, online command center, unified messaging, conferencing, voicemail to email, fax to email, professional live receptionist services, virtual assistants, live call answering, screening and forwarding, find me, follow me, surveys, live web chat, outbound calling, customer service, appointment scheduling, order taking, and much more.

Virtual Offices Help PR Firm Attract, Retain Top Talent

TORONTO—I was just reading an article in the Financial Post about telecommuting from a virtual office. Denise Deveau penned the article entitled, “Telework: A productivity alternative that this close to home.”

Deveau chronicles Mary Keating, who says the deal clincher for taking an executive role at Hill + Knowlton Strategies a decade ago was a telecommuting option.

“Ten years ago, allowing employees the flexibility to work remotely was more the exception than the rule. The image of the teleworker was bleak: Managers envisioned a person watching TV at home, or juggling children and household chores while catching a phone call in between,” Deveau reports.
“But attitudes have changed rather dramatically in recent years, says Kate Lister, president of telework consulting company Global Workplace Analytics in Carlsbad, Calif.

“The recession has created a turnaround in thinking. Before, nobody talked about telework in terms of productivity. It was all about hiring and retaining the best talent, reducing turnover and improving work-life balance. Secondary was sustainability and real estate.”

Virtual offices have come a long way over the past decade. Indeed, virtual offices are proven to drive productivity, help attract and retain the best and brightest talent, reduce turnover and improve work-life balance—and, of course, drive sustainability and lower real estate costs.

Virtual offices helped Hill + Knowlton attract Keating, and I’m sure many others. What about your company? Are you missing out on opportunities to drive productivity and retain top workers because you haven’t yet adopted telecommuting and virtual offices? If so, it’s never too late to start.