LOS ANGELES—It’s a tie. According to a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the San Francisco-Oakland area and Los Angeles have the second worst commute time in the nation. Specifically, auto commuters were delayed 61 hours on the road in 2011 in these three cities. Washington, D.C. came in first with 67 hours.
So, San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles commuters, are you ready to explore the benefits of virtual office space yet? Let’s face it. Your commute time is impacting your productivity. And you can reclaim those lost hours by telecommuting from a virtual office instead of making the congested drive.
Lucky for you, virtual offices in San Francisco, virtual offices in Oakland and virtual offices in Los Angeles abound. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers virtual office locations in all three cities. Read more... top ▲
HONG KONG—The Central Building is one of the most recognized office towers in Hong Kong. It’s so well known, in fact, that it goes by the address “Central Building” in Central, Hong Kong.
The Central Building used to be home to the Hong Kong hotel. Hui Oi-Chow’s Central Development Limited snapped up the building in 1957 and renovated it. The renovation was competed in 1958 and its been an office icon ever since.
The Central Building is near other iconic Hong Kong buildings, including the Aon Building, Entertainment Building, The Landmark, Pedder Building, Queen’s Road and Wheelock House. Hong Kong’s Central Building rises 17 stories. The ground floor and basement level are shops. The rest of the floors are office space.
You can rent Hong Kong virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Central Building. Located at 1-3 Pedder Street in Hong Kong, Davinci offers virtual offices there for prices starting at just $120 a month. This is quite a bargain for the impressive glass-and-steal office tower. Read more... top ▲
LOS ANGELES-Have you ever used a virtual assistant? Have you ever spoken with anyone who has? Michael Hyatt, former CEO of Thomas Nelson, shared his experience using a virtual assistant and offers some interesting insights into the issue.
“I left my role as CEO of Thomas Nelson in April 2011. I thought I could get by without an assistant,” Hyatt says. “Boy, was I wrong. As a result of greater focus on writing, my blog traffic spiked and my comment load doubled. I started getting more email. I had to book my own travel. I soon felt overwhelmed.”
As his story goes, Hyatt looked to hire a part-time assistant. But then he ran into common challenges that go with working from a virtual office: Where would you put the part-timer? Would you have to supply her with a computer and other office equipment? Would you have to keep up with payroll taxes and various other government-required paperwork? Read more... top ▲
SAN FRANCISCO—Would your workplace stack up to the criteria to win the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility? If you offer telecommuting, virtual offices and flexible work schedules, the answer could be yes.
The latest to win the coveted award is Riverbed Technology. Riverbed won the award for its use of workplace flexibility as an effective strategy to increase employee satisfaction and productivity. Riverbed offers several programs, including virtual office policies, flexible work schedules and leave time options. It seems to be paying off for Riverbed in more ways than one.
“This recognition demonstrates our commitment to keeping employees happy and engaged in the workplace, which also helps to improve productivity,” says Mike Guerchon, senior vice president of employee services and human resources at Riverbed. “We continue to retain and attract top talent because of our career advancement opportunities, benefits such as flexible workplace options, and of course our team of employees that continue to develop innovative technology that meets the needs of global organizations.” Read more... top ▲
WASHINGTON, D.C.–It’s official. According to a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Washington, D.C. has the worst commute time in the nation. Specifically, auto commuters were delayed 67 hours on the road in 2011. Yes, 67 hours.
Indeed, if there any question in your mind about how your commute time in Washington, D.C. impacts your productivity this study answers them beyond the shadow of any doubt. You can avoid those types of commute times when you opt for a virtual office.
The good news is, virtual offices in Washington, D.C. abound. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers 20 virtual office locations in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Specifically, we have 14 virtual offices in Washington, D.C., three virtual offices in Arlington, two virtual offices in Chevy Chase and one virtual office in Alexandria. In other words, we’ve got you covered.
Our virtual offices in Washington, D.C. are strategically located. Consider the addresses: Read more... top ▲
BALTIMORE—Davinci Virtual Office Solutions congratulates the Baltimore Ravens on its emotional Super Bowl victory. With all the celebration going on in Baltimore, some employees may be wishing they had the flexibility of working from a virtual office today—and especially tomorrow.
A virtual office would be ideal today for those who stayed up late last night celebrating the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl victory—or for those San Francisco fans who bemoaned the narrow loss. But a virtual office may also come in handy for those who don’t want to get stuck in parade traffic on Tuesday.
The City of Baltimore will host a victory parade and celebration for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday starting at 10:45 a.m., at City Hall. An introduction by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will launch the parade. The Baltimore parade will run from City Hall south on Commerce Street, continue to Pratt and Howard Streets, and end at M&T Bank Stadium. Read more... top ▲
HONG KONG—If you want an address on a major thoroughfare in the core of Hong Kong’s Central District, consider virtual office space on Pedder Street. Pedder Street runs from Queen’s Road Central through Des Voeux Central. Pedder Street ends at its intersection with Connaught Road Central.
You can rent Hong Kong virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at the Wheelock House. Located 20 Pedder Street in Hong Kong, Davinci offers virtual offices there for prices starting at just $90 a month. That’s a low price compared to renting traditional office space.
Pedder Street was named after Lieutenant William Pedder, the first lieutenant of the Nemesis. Pedder Street was established as the center of Victory City’s commerce in the early colonial days, according to Wikipedia.
For its part, Wheelock House is an office tower that offers class A office space. Wheelock House was completed in 1984. It stands where the Jardine House used to be. Nearby, you’ll find The Landmark, Lan Kwai Fong, World-Wide House and two MRT lines. Read more... top ▲
LOS ANGELES—Keller Williams is one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in the United States. So when I saw a blog post on the KW Blog entitled, “Should you hire a virtual assistant?” I was intrigued about the possibilities of virtual assistants for real estate agents.
Keller Williams asked Mike Incorvaia, Jr. about his experience with a virtual assistant. His team discovered virtual assistants two years ago and Incorvaia said it was an “aha moment” for his team.
As his story goes, his office started out working with a virtual assistant for 10 to 15 hours, then transitioned to 25 hours with their virtual assistant. Now, the team is moving up to 30 to 40 hours a week with the virtual assistant. Read more... top ▲
LOS ANGELES-I just read an article in USA Today that aims to help readers make the most of working from a virtual office. Penned by Regina Lewis, a national television contributor and host of USA Today’s biweekly “Money Quick Tips” videos, the article is aptly titled, “Money Quick Tips: Making telecommuting work for you.”
The premise of the article is a Census Bureau report that reveals 10 percent of workers are working from home-based virtual offices at least part-time—and often the reasoning revolves around saving time and money commuting.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ve seen us publish study after study about the benefits of virtual offices, including saving time and money commuting, boosting productivity, saving on real estate costs, reducing stress, and achieving better work-life balance, to name a few. But let’s focus on the money! Read more... top ▲
LOS ANGELES—Are you losing business by missing calls? Do you need an all-in-one solution for conference calling, call forwarding and online faxing? Davinci Virtual has you covered with virtual office solutions that help you present a professional image no matter where you are.
Davinci Virtual has produced a YouTube video that makes it easy to understand what our Auto-Receptionist solutions have to offer.
“Never be out of touch. Whether you are a start up business, a corporate executive or simply a person on the go, Davinci’s Auto-Receptionist puts you in control of all your communication needs,” the video offers.
“Our full-featured communications tool answers your calls with a professionally recorded greeting, and then routes them to you wherever you are to fit your personal schedule.”
To make it simple, we include all of the following features at no extra cost: Read more...
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