Have you recently started your own business? Many entrepreneurs assume that they need to move into a small office space as their next step. However, this isn’t always the correct solution. Take a look at the ways a MyOrega Virtual Office could benefit your business instead.
Have you sat reading blogs, scrolling through Twitter or reading the newspaper about some cool company going through an exciting stage and thought, “I’d love to work there!” – well, despair no more. Sometimes people are discouraged when applying for jobs with these companies. They may assume the company receives hundreds of CVs per day and theirs will get lost in the pile. This can be true for some, but if you follow these 5 simple steps you can increase your chances of working for the company of your dreams.
You spend longer with your co-workers than you do with your friends, family, spouse, children, and pets. If you want your work life to be smooth sailing you need to make sure your relationships with your colleagues are harmonious. Strengthen your work relationships by following these tips and become the best co-worker possible.
Nowadays with popular TV shows such as The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, people may have rose tinted glasses when thinking about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Unfortunately, it’s a harsh reality in the entrepreneurial world with 90% of all start-ups failing. If you’re thinking of starting your own business there are many factors that you need to take into consideration.
Want to stand out from your competition? You need to tap into your valuable assets - your existing clients! Even though it might feel awkward to contact your clients after a long period of time it will be worth it for the potential new business.
Many people may assume that the transition from being an employee to taking on the role of managing your own employees is a seamless process. However, even the most successful of employees can struggle with the change. Take a look at the ways you should change your mind set from employee to entrepreneur.
Some people may think that “Personal Development” is an airy-fairy term that’s just the latest HR fad. On the other hand, many would disagree thinking that like with most things in life, there is always room for improvement. Take a look at the reasons why making time for yourself and focussing on your personal development could be best thing you ever do.
Is the location of where you work important? There are some instances where location is becoming less important, for example if you have a purely online business. With the advances in technology, more and more people are viewing business location as obsolete. However, for many businesses and entrepreneurs that have still to establish their professional reputation and image, location holds a lot of value.
Wearable tech can give the user and their employer a range of benefits, from health to data collection to increased productivity. Set to be a hot topic in 2017, we look at the wearables most likely to make an impact in the workplace.
As one year ends and another one begins there are a few tasks every business person need to tie up before leaving the office for the holiday period. Make sure you complete the following before 2017 begin.
Christmas is fast approaching and your wallet is looking a little thin. You have a limited number of days and limited funds to get the dreaded Secret Santa gift for your co-worker. Have no idea what to get Jo from Accounts because you’ve only spoken to her twice?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at these 10 original ideas under £5 to help you out.
Your journeys to and from work can be filled by reading a good book, listening to the radio or simply watching the world go by. However, these days, entrepreneurs are time starved and need to make every second count. Use your commute productively by listening to these easily digestible podcasts.
Christmas is fast approaching which means work slows down and people start to focus more on Secret Santa and the office party. Don’t let the festive season make you less efficient. Watch these 5 TED Talks and stay productive this month.
The way you conduct yourself in a meeting will leave a lasting impression with your manager, coworkers and clients. Follow these 12 rules whilst attending or holding meetings and people will want to meet with you again and again.
You’ve decided to start your own business but you’re unsure as to what to do next. Being a business start-up has many stresses associated with it. Don’t let your business’ location be one of them. The perfect next stage is a Virtual Office, read about how to get one in 5 easy steps.
Meeting rooms are vital for holding conferences, training sessions, one-to-ones and important presentations. You need to offer space that will stimulate creativity, create an excellent first impression and encourage people to collaborate. Take a look at factors that we feel make the perfect meeting room space.
Working in an open plan office means having to listen to people’s phone calls, finger drumming, brainstorming sessions and even their music. Having background noise can be comforting to some and a distraction to others. Music in the workplace - do you view it as a mistake or a motivator?
When starting up a business, there are plenty of tools that can help you along the way. Whether for communication, planning, marketing or gaining insights, there are hundreds of free tools out there for you to try.
Here are five free tools that your start-up should be using…
Looking to get fitter, stronger and healthier but feel like you never have any time to go to the gym? Moving to an office or building with a gym could give you more opportunities to work out. Read more about the benefits of having a workplace with a gym.
Recent office trends have included slides, hammocks, ping pong tables and even beds for employees to recharge with a nap. However, is having a dog in the office taking it too far? Will this benefit employees’ productivity or be a distraction? Read more about companies with office dogs and the effects of incorporating this furry friend into the workplace.
After starting a business people usually work from home until they have a large enough team to move into physical offices. It doesn’t have to be this way. Your business start-up can establish a professional and successful image from day one by purchasing a Virtual Office. Read about the 3 ways a Virtual Office can benefit you and your business.
“Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey” – a phrase that many of us will be all too familiar with. For these 5 entrepreneurs, persistence was key to achieving great success, making them the inspirational businessmen and women that they are today! Let’s take a look…
Achieving a good work-life balance means you will be happier, healthier and more productive. This can be a tricky process. Some people find it really difficult to have the best of both worlds, be able to maintain it and make a beneficial change to their lives. Here are some tips to help you on the way to reaching that perfect balance.
A Chamber of Commerce is an independent local business network with the common goal of ensuring local companies grow and prosper. Some people argue that joining one is essential for your business to reach its optimum potential. As with any organisation there are pros and cons to joining which need to be weighed up based on your business requirements.