Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Organizing Your Desk

In the office, your desk is your command center. And how well it's organized can help set the tone and productivity level at work. Supplies used every day can go on the desk. Items used a couple times a week should go in a drawer under or to the side of a desk. Getting up even just once a day for a pencil or paper clip is shutting your brain off a project you are working on and you will have to come back and re-center. Put frequently-used items, like the phone or supplies, on your dominant side to avoid having to reach across. Maintaining work-life balance is hard, especially on your desk. Family pictures, vacation souvenirs, and other trinkets can provide positive feelings during the work day, but too many mementos can be a distraction. control your inbox. E-mail is a convenient way to communicate, but it can also be a major distraction. If it becomes too much of a distraction, Trager recommended designating certain time periods throughout the day to check and respond to email. Only keep relevant and active projects and documents on your desk. When work gets backed up, it's easy to get overwhelmed and stall productivity keeping a desk organized requires frequent upkeep and assessments, so be sure to take a weekly scan of your desk to make sure everything still deserves a spot on your workspace..

Monday, August 27, 2018

Virtual Offices

If you are not ready for a full-time office space, but you require a high-profile business address and a lot of the benefits that go along with it, Virtual Office Plans may be ideal for you. You can focus on running your business A virtual office provides you with many of the benefits of a full-time office for just a fraction of the cost. technology has made it possible to work from almost anywhere, which can make spending money on real estate and overhead for a brick and mortar office unnecessary, especially for startups. Virtual offices help people cultivate their businesses anywhere by providing a business address and communication system without the expenses that come with keeping up a physical location. In addition to financial and mobility benefits, virtual offices also offer added flexibility to keep employees working at the times that best fit their and their clients’ schedules. Services including renting a temporary conference room for a meeting or providing a professional business address make virtual offices ideal for startups or small businesses in need of the same professional appearance of larger businesses.

Friday, August 24, 2018


Your number #1 priority when starting your business is establishing trust.  Having a physical office address for your business is an important trust and credibility factor. A physical office address puts out the appearance that the business is successful and trustworthy – providing a professional appearance to customers and colleagues.
When you don’t have one, people start getting the wrong ideas, that you’re hiding something or that you really don’t exist.  A company is at risk of losing business and not being found online if they don’t have a physical address.  Although some business starters prefer using their home address I recommend people not to.   It’s not a good idea because there would be the possibility of having a potential customer or salesperson show up on the front doorstep of your home.  Believe it or not, some people may not take your business seriously if they believe you are working out of your home.    Virtual office space. Virtual office spaces or virtual business addresses provide you with a professional-looking mailing address, and many also offer additional features and facilities, such as receptionist services and meeting spaces which can be rented when you need them    Coworking space. Much like virtual office space, coworking spaces provide you with a more professional mailing address to use for your business and meeting and conference rooms you can use. However, coworking spaces also offer you a physical space to actually work in, along with the use of shared resources, such as Wi-Fi. If you find yourself working at the local coffee shop in order to occasionally escape the isolation of working at home, membership in a coworking space may be an option to consider.   USPS Post Office Box While this option solves many of the home address problems, it does not solve the professional image problem and it does not solve the Google verification problem.PO Boxes come with some added problems of their own. They will not be accepted by banks and most government agencies like a business address, they will not appear on Google map searches, and many delivery services will not deliver packages to a PO Box.  Private Mailbox Rental.  When you use a private mailbox service, you don’t have to publish your home address.  This is especially beneficial to business owners who have a home office and want to keep the location private.  A private mailbox service will notify you when there is mail in your personal mailbox.  Now you don’t have to waste trips going to the post office to see if you’ve received mail. With a private mailbox rental, someone is always there to receive important letters or packages.    Use a Mail-Scanning or Mail-Forwarding Service.  Fortunately, there are plenty of services that will receive your mail for you, scan the outside of the envelopes, and make the scan available to you, to decide if they should open it or not. From the envelope scan, you decide if you want the contents scanned, the mail discarded, or have the contents forwarded to you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Cut down on your commute hours, boost productivity, and reduce overhead costs with virtual office space in today. Quest Workspaces offers flexible, short- and long-term solutions for freelancers and entrepreneurs. Our virtual office gives you the opportunity to work the way you want at a fraction of the cost. Our shared office spaces help you focus on growing your business. We offer meeting room rentals in Van Nuys available at a moment’s notice. With a professional staff and complete amenities, Quest virtual offices can help you run more productive meetings with your team. Van Nuys Office is a hub for local and international businesses in the advertising, finance, entertainment, and tourism industries. As a city full of businesses ranging from a sole proprietorship to multinational firms, the city can accommodate different-sized companies. Maximize your business opportunities and start by choosing from our office spaces for lease today.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

My Office is Your Office

For those of you who have a large clientele, your office is for your clients as much as it is for you.

By this I mean that, it would be in your best interest to allow your office to be accommodating for you and your clients. Think about it. When you go in to a dentist’s office does he make everyone stand? No, he has chairs that allow his clients to be comfortable before they get drilled.

So consider this, do you have chairs to accommodate one or more clients (depending on how much business you receive). Is there enough room for them to sit comfortably or will they be packed in like sardines.

Is there a restroom available to them in case they need one?

Do you have water for them to drink in case they are thirsty?

Does your building allow for free public parking or is there a fee? Some people may be detoured by the fact that there is a lack of free parking or that there is a lack of parking spaces in your business area.

Ultimately it is up to you where you rent your office, but keep in mind your office is for your clientele as much as it is for you.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Be More Productive

Being productive at work is not about working harder, it’s about working smarter. It’s about careful preparation, smart use of your time and to be highly motivated. A really great way to make sure you don’t slack on your schedule is to let your team members know when you plan on completing a certain task. Now it won’t just be yourself you’re letting down if you miss the deadline. Such a large part of being productive comes down to being organized. Plan tasks for specific times of the day based on their difficulty. Your workspace has a significant impact on your overall mood and, consequently, how well you’re able to perform. We spend so much of our week at our desk that it’s foolish not to make an effort to create a warm and pleasant atmosphere for yourself during this time. There are many different ways you can increase your productivity, but in order to benefit fully from them you need to be truly committed to the cause; a desire to succeed is essential to maximize your output.
If you’re someone who is used to cutting corners and doing the minimum required then all of the above might be difficult at first. That’s OK, change can be uncomfortable but the reward is never too far around the corner.