Saturday, July 28, 2012

Going Virtual

Everyone knows the workforce is becoming more virtual. Virtual offices can be used by anyone. Quite a few companies cannot afford costly office spaces. Virtual offices are the ideal solution for them. A virtual office saves much needed capital required for an office. With latest technology available, you can conduct your business almost from everywhere. Only thing you need is an up market business address, to which your clients can relate.

Virtual offices give you flexibility. If you are in an airport, you have access to your business through virtual offices, if you are at home, your office moves there. This flexibility gives you access to your business at all the times. This cant be done when you have an actual office space. Now you can compare the cost of leasing an office suite versus leasing a virtual office for a longer period. The advantages of virtual offices are more obvious.

While it obviously makes sense for brand-new startups to begin virtually, the concept also works for existing startups that began life in more traditional offices. Even established businesses can benefit from virtual arrangements.

Follow these tips and before you know it your virtual business is succeding.
  • Plan ahead. If you want to take a physical business virtual, you first have to think about all the facets of your business and how you envision them continuing to run virtually.
  • Consider communication services. When you’re managing a remote team, it’s vitally important to keep everyone communicating with each other. This helps keep people on task, reduces feelings of isolation and boosts engagement.
  • Decide how many hours a day you will work, post the times and stick to them. Granted, flexibility may be one of the reasons you are working from home or have established a home based business, but you must decide how many hours it takes to make the business a success or you are sure not to keep those hours.
  • Limit your distractions from outside sources. Try not to answer phone calls that aren't work related. Train your dog not to interrupt or don't allow him in the room during work hours.
No matter what you do, don’t expect an overnight transition. “Working virtually is not easy".  So if you have decided to take your business virtual.  Call Van  Nuys Offices for your new Virtual Office.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Keeping your New Business Afloat

Starting a new business can be a difficult process for the first few years. However, by studying the common mistakes small businesses make, and reading tips on how to prevent your company from going under in its formative years, you could be well on your way to entrepreneurial success. Making your new business a success requires hard work, focus and commitment. It is best to start out small to test the water. That way, you can get a taste for being your own boss and test whether your business idea looks like it will be a success. To help prevent your business from going under you should consider these factors:
  • Create a contact list of people you know that might be interested in your product or services.
  • Set up a website and invite people so that you could get exposure and they can get familiarized with your products and/or services.
  • Hand out business cards, flyers, and brochures to everyone. Make sure your all your marketing materials have a link to your website. And most importantly is make sure your information is correct.
  • Create a social networking team. Friends of friends of friends can create a great big chain. Before you know it, your business will be the subject of the chat.
  • Post videos and other links about the business. On your email signature add a link to your website.
In the end all these things will help you become a successful business manager. Never give up and always keep trying until you are happy with the end results. Business ideas is one thing, getting started is another! A business idea has no value of it´s own, it´s the implementation of the idea that is worth its weight in gold. So please don´t let this hold you back from your idea of a business, start a business and rent your first office from Van Nuys Offices!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Virtual Office for your Business

A virtual office provides use of a prestigious commercial address for marketing / mail receiving, personalized telephone services, and other vital services for individuals and companies, who need a presence in the business community, without any of the costs associated with running a traditional office. 

Virtual Office programs are perfect for entrepreneurs, sales & marketing representatives, sole practicing attorneys, and others who need home office support.   If you are starting your business and need to save cash a virtual offices is what you need.  With it you will enjoy all the benefits of having a fully functioning office without moving from your present location.

Being a self-employed and running a small business can be overwhelming, especially in the early stages of a new project.  With Van NuysVirtual Offices, growing your business in these uncertain times is possible and extremely inspiring. A Virtual Office provides complete flexibility. You choose the plan that fits your needs and you pay only for the services you need.  Although a home office can be economical and convenient, it is not always the most productive way to do business. Avoid the long term commitments associated with running a traditional office; no long term leases or staff to manage. A Virtual Office gives you the option to add or eliminate services as your business demands.

The matter of the fact is that for businesses nowadays, overhead cost as well as travel expenses and cost of commute have become a huge issue. The solution is to setup a virtual office allowing the business outmost flexibility, cost effectiveness and the ability to grow or downsize with just a phone call. No long term lease agreement, no large cost; just use what you really need and more importantly only pay for what you really use.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Van Nuys Virtual Office

Do you want to build a professional office image without paying high office expenses? Let Van Nuys Offices be your complete office solution for your work-at-home business.

If you decide to use your home address for your company’s business address keep in mind that some lenders will not extend credit to a “home based” business. However, you still have many credit opportunities with a home based business so don’t let that stop you.  Also when you register your business name with the county or buy your business license, these documents require your address and are on public record, too. The last thing you need is for customers, competitors, and just plain crazies to know exactly where you live if they have a deep need to find you at 3am.

If you’re committed to having a commercial address but renting office space is out of the question then you may want to consider renting a virtual office from Van Nuys Offices.

Van Nuys Offices offers you the ability to have a qualified commercial address for your business for the purpose of only receiving mail and packages. 

Friday, July 13, 2012


The dream of working for yourself out of your own home! What could be better than that, right? Getting up and doing your work in your PJ’s and slippers. Sounds good and sometimes it is good. Being able to do work anytime is convenient. This is a key benefit. You can decide when you work. You can take time off whenever you wish. If your child is sick, you’re already home to take care of him. Those days you wake up and just don't feel like going to work are over.

Home businesses are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are turning their time and talents into profits.

Starting a home business is not easy, and there some key factors to look at before you start.

1. Space:   Do you have adequate space to store any inventory you may require? If you are already  cramped for space then you need to think about this before you buy into a business that requires a lot of display or ready-to-sell items.

2. Write a Business Plan:    Creating a business plan is a must, even if you are bootstrapping our business. You need to know exactly where you’re going and map out your goals and the steps to achieve them.

3. Check zoning laws:   Municipal zoning laws limit the types of activities that can be run from home. If your home is not suitable for opening your business, but renting an office space is a big risk. Then you have the option many people are doing now. They lease a virtual office, from Van Nuys Offices, that comes with all the amenities a real office comes with. Commercial address, commercial mail box, and choice to put a phone line and forward all calls to your cell phone or home phone.

Friday, July 6, 2012

What is a Virtual Office?

A virtual office is a service that is offered through Van Nuys Offices which allows one to use an office address and receive mail, without leasing an actual physical office.  Technically, your office is wherever you are.  With the technology currently available, you can conduct business from almost anywhere. Your office could be in your home, in your car, in the airport, on the beach, or even on a mountaintop. In typical situations, your office will be based in your home regardless of whether you travel or not.

A virtual office is a cost-effective alternative perfect for start-up companies with limited overhead funds.  Or for businesses looking to expand into a new territory and want to test the waters before full expansion and large capital commitment.

But, what about your business address? If you're running a business from your home, you probably don't want your home address used as the business address. Depending on the type of business it is, it may just not give the impression you need. In this case, you don't have to worry because you can put a legitimate commercial address on your business card.  Van Nuys Offices provides you with a mailbox and  gives you a corporate-sounding address and a suite number.

Last but not least the Van Nuys Offices location is perfectly situated right next to the Van Nuys Courthouse and Civic Center.   The building location will impress the most distinguished client.