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2015: The Year to Virtualize Your Office

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Each New Year brings a set of new goals. Whether those goals are fulfilled or not is another story. When it comes to running a business, company goals always seem exciting, but sometimes, at the year’s end, you may find that you’ve shot for the stars.

This year’s goal should be simple and measurable, such as lowering business overhead costs. With Davinci Virtual, this goal doesn’t have to feel unattainable. In fact, quickly and instantly you can cut back significantly on overhead costs while still maintaining the hard-earned professional business reputation you’ve established.

So what’s the secret? It’s simple—make the switch to virtual office space. Along with lowering costs, you’ll gain several other benefits. Once you understand the reasons to virtualize your office, you’ll wonder what took you so long:

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Davinci 101: Get More Work Done in Less Time With a Virtual Receptionist

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It’s been a few years since Alan went independent and started his own law practice. After a few lean months of trying to find new clients and taking on any case he could, Alan finally began to hit his stride and find success. Along with that success, however, Alan found that his free time evaporated as he was constantly on the phone or sending out follow up emails to current, potential, and past clients. Much of this communication was simple and tended to interrupt more important tasks. Just as he was wondering if the time commitment to his business was proving to be too much, Alan was referred to Davinci’s live receptionist services. After learning what a live receptionist team could do for his practice, Alan gave it a try.

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Small Business Tips: Preparing Your Business for 2015

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As the year’s end approaches, it’s likely that your plate is full with a list of things to do. Even though you’re busy, does that list feel a little incomplete—like you’re missing something? Here are a five small business tips and things to remember while preparing for a great 2015:

  1. Renew Website Domain URLs

It’s easy to forget when your domain registrations expire. As the end of the year approaches, check to ensure your company’s URLs will maintain that valuable real estate. Forgetting to do this means your site’s address is up for grabs to anyone who can pay for it. This mistake could be detrimental to your brand and your customers’ access to you. So, take some time to brush up on where you stand with that upcoming URL expiration.

  1. Trademark Renewals

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Davinci 101: Outmaneuver the Giants in Your Industry

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It’s over. The era of large corporations squeezing out the little guy is behind us. More and more small businesses and entrepreneurs are adopting business services that give them increased mobility, lower overhead, faster response times, and access to resources that were previously impossible to reach. Some of these game changing services you already have access to; but you may not be using them to their full potential. Virtual office addresses are changing the landscape of the B2B and B2C worlds, and here’s how it’s happening.

Globalization used to be an option only for enterprise level businesses with deep pockets, near endless resources, and huge workforces. Today the one man shop and small businesses are enjoying equal access to diversified markets and geographic locations. With the Internet, search engines, worldwide shipping, and virtual office services, it’s all possible and it’s sharply on the rise.

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Small Businesses Realize the Benefits of Virtual Office Solutions

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The number of mobile workers continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Fewer and fewer workers claim a dedicated workspace or even an office, and this trend is only going to increase. Indeed, more than 1.3 billion global workers will be mobile in 2015, up from 1 billion in 2011, according to the Global Workspace Association. The most dramatic shift is for small businesses: 50 percent are run out of home offices, and of those over 40 percent generate more than $150,000 annually.

More than 1.3 billion global workers will be mobile in 2015, up from 1 billion in 2011.

This is all good news for small businesses. Virtual office solutions give them the ability to focus on running and growing their businesses without the worry of offices, greeters, and receptionists. But the need for meeting and conference rooms, day offices, and receptionists still exists. This is why we launched Davinci Virtual Office Solutions. And with 25,000 customers around the world—many of which are small businesses—we have first-hand knowledge of the business benefits virtual office solutions can provide.

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How to Use Virtual Offices to Stand Out in the New Year

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It’s the beginning of a new year, and that means new opportunities to grow your business. As you think about ways to differentiate your business in the market, in addition to making a strong and professional impression on your customers and clients, virtual offices may be the cost effective solution for which you have been looking.

While a business does not need to have a commercial location to succeed, it does hold certain benefits. A corporate image communicates a lot about your business to potential clients and customers, like your dedication to professionalism and quality of work. If you are a growing home-based business, you can still benefit from a commercial address even if your business is not technically based there. Virtual offices provide the same resources as a corporation on a startup budget.

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Small Business Tips: Five Ways to Lower Office Costs in 2015

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Small business owners understand too well the need to cut costs wherever they can. As a growing business, you need to increase profit as much as possible to stay ahead. Saving money, even in small increments, can make a huge difference with trying to reduce overhead.

Overhead costs can include everything from marketing, salaries, equipment and supplies, office leases, and utilities. Many business owners struggle to maximize revenue when they are paying for so many expenses, many of which may not be necessary. Luckily, there are simple things you can do as a small business owner to lower office costs in the new year.

1. Work from home

Most businesses in today’s market conduct business virtually, making a physical storefront almost obsolete—giving small business owners a huge advantage. You can save hundreds of dollars a month simply by opting to work from home instead of chaining yourself to an office or storefront lease.

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The New Generation Virtual Office

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Davinci Virtual has provided virtual office solutions to over 30,000 companies and entrepreneurs all over the world. Clients can obtain prime business addresses, live receptionist services, meeting room rentals and business support – instantly – with the click of a button. Davinci Virtual COO, Martin Senn, explains how the virtual office has matured and why it appeals to both blue collar and white collar companies.

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12 Virtual Office Location Solution “Gifts” for Businesses This Holiday Season

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With the holiday season fast upon us, stores, malls, and radios are filled with holiday songs.  One that resonates with audiences of nearly every age and has proven the test of time is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Most of us believe it refers to the 12 days prior to Christmas Day. To the contrary, the 12 days either start with Christmas Day itself or with the day after (December 26) and end on the Feast of Epiphany (January 6).

The best known and one of the earliest versions of the song appeared in the late 18th century and depicted the 12th night as a time of merrymaking whereby a leader would recite a verse and each of the players would repeat it. Whenever one of the players erred, they had to pay a penalty such as offering up a kiss or a sweet.

No kisses or sweets but virtual office location “gifts”

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5 Business Resolutions to Set in the New Year to Grow Your Business

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New Year’s resolutions aren’t just helpful for personal growth, they are helpful when trying to improve your business as well. As you begin to strategize your business plan for 2015, it is imperative that you establish achievable goals to make the next year more successful than the last.

While it is good to aim high, New Year’s resolutions—both personal and professional—must be attainable. There are many small things you can do as a business owner that yield perceptible results to ensure your business’s success throughout the year.

Here are just five simple business resolutions you can set in the new year to help grow your business:

1. Go virtual

One of the easiest ways to save money in the new year is to go virtual. This is not limited to simply moving to web-based programs like Google Drive and Dropbox. All business tasks, such as customer care, order processing, and schedule management, can be handled digitally. And with virtual office solutions, such as live virtual receptionists and virtual office spaces, you can affordably create the professional appearance of a successful corporation even if you are based in the home.