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Working Mothers Get New Virtual Office Jobs Resource

BOULDER, CO—What do you get when you combine Working Mother Media and FlexJobs? More opportunities for moms to work from virtual office space.

Working Mother Media and FlexJobs just teamed up to offer professional job listings that offer flexible work options to its mommy audience. Working Mother magazine reaches over 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.

Here’s how it works: Workingmother.com users can access a Working Mother-branded site featuring FlexJobs listings. Yes, it’s just that easy.

“We are honored to partner with Working Mother on the important and widespread need for legitimate, professional flexible job opportunities,” says Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.

“I started FlexJobs to provide a trusted job resource for women like me, who want to continue being productive in their career while also having the flexibility to be more present for their family. Once having a baby, many women want to maintain their career while having more time to spend with their family.”

This is a potential breakthrough for mothers looking for virtual office work. That’s because FlexJobs offers the largest database of hand-screened job listings with flexible work options such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time, virtual office or alternative schedules. Jobs range from entry-level to executive, temporary to full-time, in over 50 career categories, and across the country.

“Working mothers come to our site for advice, support and information that serve their busy lives,” says Jennifer Owens, editorial director at Working Mother Media. "Now for the first time, they will be able to access jobs that will enhance work family life. FlexJobs’ reputation in the marketplace of providing vetted, high quality positions for women is a valuable opportunity for our audience.”

Is Virtual Office Work Better Than Business Travel?

ATLANTA-I just read a blog post in the Houston press that suggested six ways telecommuting is better than business travel. Jeff Balke wrote the article in the tech blogs section.

“I do know quite a few people who telecommute, at least part of the time. And, recently, businesses have begun to pass on business travel in favor of e-mail and teleconferencing,” Balke writes. “It cuts down on costs—if your travel is of the international variety, the costs savings can be dramatic—and anyone who doesn't require a face-to-face meeting with a colleague or client doesn't have to waste time traveling.”

Balke then lists six ways that virtual office work is better than travel. I’ll list his reason and then comment from Davinci Virtual Office Solutions’ perspective:

6. No luggage
I just traveled from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta last weekend because I had to do an in-person visit. Even though I only had carry on baggage, it was still a pain. A virtual office meeting would have been less painful on the shoulders.

5. Planes, trains and automobiles can kill you.
Case in point, I hit my head so hard on the way into the rental car on that same trip, after losing my car keys in the midst of total travel exhaustion. I don’t have those issues in a virtual office.

4. No traffic.
Have you ever driven on Interstate 85 in Atlanta? Can you say rush hour traffic? I don’t have to deal with that from my virtual office.

3. Technology is cool.
Yes, virtual office technologies are cool. Virtual receptionists are cool. Virtual assistants are cool. Mobile technology is cool. And people who use these technologies are cool.

2. Limited real people interaction.
Kids screaming on the plane was bad enough, but the grown ups with overbearing voices and snoring topped it off. You can’t get away from the people you sit next to on the plane. A virtual office is nice and secluded.

1. You can work in your underwear.
I was saying this in yesterday’s post. Of course, I suggested pajamas. But the truth is if you work from a virtual office you could choose to work in your undies and no one would ever know.

Virtual Offices Let You Dress How You Want

MIAMI—There’s an old joke about people who work from virtual offices: You can go to work in your pajamas. That joke may hit home for many who see the results of the latest Adecco survey.

According to Adecco, 72 percent of Americans see backless and strapless blouses as “inappropriate for the workplace.” Meanwhile, 59 percent say shorts are inappropriate at the office and 76 percent believe flip flops don’t belong in the workplace. Even 35 percent are against wearing open-toed shoes to the office.

I work in a virtual office wearing shorts in the summer. And if I want to wear flip flops and a tank top, I can get away with that, too. However, I can see why people wouldn’t find that acceptable in a professional office building. Nobody actually sees me. And if they do they see me from the shoulders up on Skype. Hence, the benefit of working from a virtual office.

In additional findings from the Adecco survey, 69 percent disapprove of mini-skirts in the workplace while 49 percent get the creeps when people bite or use fingernail clippers at work. This is one more way that virtual offices offer the ultimate freedom. If I want to stop in the middle of the workday and cut my fingernails—or even my toenails—I don’t have to worry about grossing anyone out.

Of course, the dress code benefits of telecommuting from a virtual office are just like icing on the cake. There are many other practical benefits of working in a virtual office, like increased productivity, decreased commute time and lower gas (and clothing, for that matter) expenses.

Thanks to Adecco for the fun survey, though, and for giving us one more reason to be proud to work from a virtual office (even in our pajamas.)

Fullerton Virtual Offices Cater to Healthcare Aviation Industries

FULLERTON, CA—Fullerton is home to the likes of Raytheon Systems, St. Jude Medical Center, and St. Jude Heritage Health. So if your company serves the healthcare or aviation industries, you have a strong base in Fullerton. And you can open a virtual office space there to get established in Fullerton quickly.

Located in Orange County, Fullerton is currently home to about 135,000 people. Fullerton’s history is agriculture, but the economy has evolved and offers strong universities. The most significant is California State University, Fullerton.

Fullerton is about 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles and 11 miles from Santa Ana, the seat of Orange County. Other nearby cities include Buena Park, Anaheim, Placentia, La Habra, Brea and La Miranda.

You can rent Fullerton virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Fullerton Towers Executive Suites. Located at 1440 N. Harbor Blvd, Davinci offers virtual offices through Fullerton Tower Executive Suites for prices starting at $95 a month.

The Fullerton 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 Fullerton also makes available conference room rental for $25 to $40 an hour and day time office space for $10 to $35 an hour. You can use your Fullerton 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.

VIDEO: Does Your Virtual Office Have a Virtual Receptionist?

LOS ANGELES—First impressions count. That is why thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals around the world trust Davinci Virtual Office Solutions to be the voice of their business.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions’ friendly, live dedicated virtual receptionists who work in groups of small teams are all well-educated, based in the U.S., and specifically trained on your business, your services and all of your custom needs. It's the perfect complement to virtual office space.

The affordable live receptionist service provides you with:

A toll-free and local telephone number that you can start using immediately
Of course, we can also work with your existing number
Fax-to-e-mail to simplify your communications
Live answering and call forwarding to an unlimited number of people at no extra charge so you never miss another opportunity
Real-time messaging—get real-time notifications via e-mail, text or call so you are never out of touch

Your live receptionist answers, screen and transfers all your calls directly to you based on a schedule that you control. Your virtual receptionist can also arrange your appointments, make outbound calls, answer customer service questions, process orders at no extra charge, and handle a wide variety of administrative tasks.

Davinci Virtual Office’s live receptionist services come with flexible plans and are offered month to month. When you sign up for Davinci’s live receptionist services you give your small business a big voice.

Click here to see a video about Davinci Virtual Office Solutions' live virtual receptionist services: