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    Team building can be the key to creativity for your virtual workplace; along with successful and motivated employees. Traditional office lunches and post-workday activities can be updated to reflect the growing virtual office company workforce.

    Ice Breakers are small activities to break up the day that an be most effective and exciting for staff. Spontaneously gathering employees together to take part in a 10 minute task will provide excitement and energy, even in a digital workspace. The Internet is full of little games suitable and engaging for the remote workplace! Amidst all those Skype calls and group emails, throw in a joke of the day, or small work based challenge. For example you could challenge everyone to get 10 new Twitter followers in one day. The winner will be featured on a company social media post as having the ‘most likeable Internet presence’ or whatever you deem appropriate and light-hearted.

    Another good way to connect your employees from around the globe is to provide relevant literature for everyone to read and asking for feedback in a group discussion online. It could be a short article on a recent international event, or you could start a whole book club. Either way it will encourage individuals to speak up and start a conversation that isn’t completely dedicated to the tasks at hand.

    If possible, setting up simple in-person events is always rewarding. It could be dinner and drinks or meeting at the closest theme park, these activities will show your team that you appreciate their hard work and add value to them as individuals, building company culture. You started your business and run a virtual office because you believe in what you offer and believe in success. Share this passion and drive with your employees and they will take pride in their work and your company. Employees will be less likely to quit when they believe in your vision for the future of the company.

    The possibilities are endless for building a creative team while running them from a virtual office; however through providing members of staff with an incentive, they will recognise that their hard work can be rewarded. Start an employee of the week or month program. Track company targets and goals – when they are achieved, provide a reward. Incentives can be as simple as gift cards to Starbucks or Amazon.

    Virtual offices can jumpstart a companies productivity, providing an office address and base point for your company to build a recognizable brand and grow. A virtual office based company should not stop you from building a company culture, and a collaborative workforce.

    June 11th, 2017

    Posted In: remote worker, virtual offices

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    focusWhile technology in today’s current environment can be great and bring us some useful gadgets (like the ones mentioned in last week’s post), the rapid and constant sources of stimulation can also be distracting and make it difficult to achieve focus.  And, obviously, without focus comes decreased productivity and quality of work. We explore a few useful methods that can be incorporated into even the busiest small business for improved focus and help you make the most of your work-time.

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    May 12th, 2017

    Posted In: Business Tips, Entrepreneurship, How to balance work and life, Small business tips, Start Up, virtual office, virtual office solutions, virtual workspace, working from home

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    gadgetsThe inventions, gadgets and technology never stop improving or being created in today’s fast paced world. Fortunately, small businesses are certainly not left out of this loop! Today we explore a few new gadgets that have come on the recent market and how they might assist operations at your company.  (more…)

    May 4th, 2017

    Posted In: Business Tips, cloud computing, Cloud Services, Entrepreneurship, Flexible Office Space, How to balance work and life, Satellite Office, Small business tips, virtual assistant, virtual office solutions, virtual workspace, working from home

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    On May 31, 2017, the Boardroom Executive Suites will be closing its office location at 1625 17th Street in Denver, CO. As this location closes, we will have a number of pieces of furniture and artwork that we will no longer need. The following is a listing of those items that are now up for sale.

    All items must be picked up from 1625 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 on or before May 31st.  Please contact us if you are interested in buying any of these items.  We can be reached at 303-647-5400 or info@boardroomdenver.com.

    Furniture & Office Furnishings

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    April 25th, 2017

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    podcasts

    As the weather gets warmer and you get the urge to venture outside for walks and runs, why not continue to educate yourself or stay in the business trend loop while doing so? Podcasts are great; they’re free, vary significantly in content, are readily accessible on numerous platforms (including Spotify, iTunes, etc.), and tend to be intellectually stimulating during situations that otherwise might not be! If you’re new to podcasts, think more along the lines of short audio-books that range in 5  minute to 1 hour long episodes depending on the channel. We’ve included a few of our favorite podcasts recommended for small business owners. Give them a try next time you’re stuck on a train, waiting at the airport, folding laundry, or going for a run! (Thanks to Entrepreneur.com for some of their suggestions!).  (more…)

    April 7th, 2017

    Posted In: Business News, Business Tips, Entrepreneurship, Small business tips, Uncategorized, working from home

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    moving

    At the Boardroom, we’ve gotten the chance to get acquainted with many small businesses over the years. Some are with us for just a few months while in transition, some stay with us for many years and we are always sad to see them go! Whatever the case may be, we thought we’d write a few tips on branching out and moving forward should you no longer need our services, or need to change your contract with us for one reason or another to keep everyone on the same page moving forward.  (more…)

    March 31st, 2017

    Posted In: Business Tips, Entrepreneurship, Flexible Office Space, managed office, Phone Answering, Save money on small business, serviced office, Small business tips, Start Up, virtual office, virtual office solutions

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    closing

    With small business support essentially being what comprises our business, we see many startup as well as many that leave us and end up closing. Statistics are unfortunately against the small business world, with an estimated 552,000 having opened, but an estimated 660,900 having closed in the same year of 2009. Sometimes, businesses just need to close up shop for a variety of reasons (often to not fault of their own), but as painful as it may be, it’s extremely important to ensure this is done in the most comprehensive way.  Don’t leave any loose ends to come back and bite you in the future to keep reliving the pain! (more…)

    March 23rd, 2017

    Posted In: Business Tips, Entrepreneurship, personal safety, Small business tips, Uncategorized

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    St. Patrick's DayBreak out the shamrocks, the green, and of course, the beer! Even if you’re not Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is well worth celebrating for many small business owners, being one of the most important days of the year for some!

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    March 17th, 2017

    Posted In: How to balance work and life, Small business tips, Uncategorized, Working Green

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    daylight savingCome Sunday, it’s that dreaded time of year for most of the country where our days are launched forward by an hour, and everyone complains of their sleep cycles being disrupted. However, there’s more to daylight savings than feeling groggy and having the days last longer.  (more…)

    March 10th, 2017

    Posted In: Business Tips, How to balance work and life, Small business tips, Uncategorized

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    hiring helpIt’s an exciting time when your small business is flourishing enough to hire help! Finally, someone to take a load off of you while you expand your work-life-balance! Yet, as anyone in the professional world knows, good help can be tricky to find, and unpleasant to weed through while you find the right person. We thought we’d offer a few tips on finding quality employees that will stay for the long-run and continue to help your business grow!  (more…)

    February 24th, 2017

    Posted In: Business Tips, Entrepreneurship, How to balance work and life, Small business tips

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