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Is it Time to Go Virtual? – Virtual offices in Scottsdale

“Virtual” is virtually everywhere.  If you choose, you can eat a virtual meal in a virtual restaurant, with virtual friends, and then retreat to your virtual home and play with your virtual pet and spend time playing in a game of virtual reality. Like it or not, we’re living in a virtual world, and with increasing frequency people are relying on web-based programs for work, leisure, and other tasks. But what does the virtual world have to offer you and your business?  Sure, you’ve heard about virtual offices, but is that something that would be a good fit for your small business? Here we’ve compiled the top 5 things you need to know about virtual offices to help you figure out whether a virtual offices in Scottsdale is right for you. A real address, without a real address. With our Phoenix virtual office, you get the benefits of a legitimate […]

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The Advantages of Advantage Office Suites in 2018

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We’re guessing that you have some big aspirations for your small business for the upcoming year. Guess what? We do, too. We’re so committed to your success in 2018, that we go above and beyond in offering an impressively wide array of features and benefits to our customers who lease with us.  In fact, you’ll wonder how you ever managed your business without us. Curious about whether our leased offices are a good fit for your business? Read on and see what advantages Advantage has to offer you this year. The first glance. Will Rogers was spot-on when he said, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And if an impressive impact is what you want, then Advantage Office Suites is what you need for your business. From the first look at the prominent signage advertising your business, to our classy and comfortable reception area, your […]

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As a small business owner, a few resolutions are just what you need.

Happy New Year . . . now let’s get busy. Before the confetti is even vacuumed out of the carpet, you should start thinking about your business’ New Year’s resolutions. Whatever your feelings about New Year’s resolutions (cliché and a waste of time? Valuable motivational tools that can really spark some positive change?), chances are, as a small business owner, a few resolutions are just what you need. A resolution is, after all, simply a dedication to improve something; an opportunity to take an unbiased look at what’s working for your business, and what’s not. In case you could use a little Resolution Inspiration, we’ve devised a list of our Top 7 Small Business Resolutions for 2018. Resolve to create balance. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is worth the effort. Learn a new skill in 2018. Dedicate one night per week as a Family Night, and another to spending time […]

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The Top 5 Ways to Let the Holidays Work for You

This time of year, with holiday carols playing in stores and kitchens everywhere baking up delicious once-a-year treats, are you wondering what you, as a small business owner should be doing to market yourself to current and potential clients? It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the massive presence of retail bigwigs, and you might wonder if your relatively tiny voice in the sea of December retail advertising will make a difference. Here’s the truth: right now, your potential customers are keeping their eyes peeled for holiday promotions of all kinds. Their deal-seeking antennae are currently fine-tuned to businesses or products that can meet their needs, and now might be the perfect time to pique their interest and get them on board with your product and vision. If you’ve been dragging your feet with promoting your business for the holidays, it’s not too late. We’ve got our top 5 […]

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The Image of Bigness

One challenge a very-small business owner faces is trying to seem like something other than a very-small business. While many customers are charmed to support a small and local business, it can be challenging to establish confidence and credibility when your business is just getting on its feet, and your clientele count is still in the single digits. Below we have our top 5 favorite ways that you can seem like a BIG FISH when you’re still in “small fish” category. Know when your basement won’t cut it. Have a meeting with a biggie potential client you’re hoping to win over? Meeting at a coffee shop can work sometimes, but it doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the potential or stability of your business. Neither does meeting in your home office. Once you make the decision to lease one of our Scottsdale meeting rooms, with our professional furnishings and amenities, you’ll […]

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Work it, Own it

Ladies, this month is all about YOU. Your business, your professional goals, and your success. In case you didn’t know, October is National Women’s Small Business Month. Women, whether your business is still housed in your basement, of if you’ve made the leap to lease one of our Scottsdale executive office suites, it just so happens that you’re rockin’ it in the business world. Not only that, but you’ve made some impressive gains in the last 10 years. For one, did you know that women are starting businesses five times faster than the national average? Also, women of color are opening about eight out of every 10 woman-owned businesses since 2007. That same year, women accounted for about 29% of U.S. business owners. Today, that number has boosted up to 35%. And while healthcare, social services, and education lead the pack of the most common business that women own, women […]

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Fall into Business Success with a New Scottsdale Office Lease

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So you spent the summer living it up and relaxing. You swam, camped, and traveled. You’ve eaten more frozen yogurt than you care to admit. And, if we’re going to be honest, you’ve worked precious little on your business. And now, with school back in session, perhaps you’ve decided it’s time to buckle down and get serious about launching or growing your own business, and maybe even looking for a Scottsdale office lease. And if you’ve been putting it off, here are some reasons why autumn is a great time to get started. No holiday pressure . . . yet. At the moment there’s no big rush to start advertising for the fall and winter holidays, and no shopping competition with big box retailers. However, right now is an ideal time to start strategically planning your holiday marketing. Do your homework, and cater to your target audience when they’re most […]

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Blurred Lines approach to balancing work and personal life

Almost exactly one year ago, Harvard Business Review published an article written in support of a more “blurred lines” approach to balancing work and personal life. The theory is that if you try to keep those boundary lines rigid, you feel a performance-compromising amount of stress when you’re at work, and a thought about home or the weekend pops into your brain. Ditto for when you’re on a family picnic and you remember a work email that you need to send. So much stress, in fact, that the thought can deplete your energy and focus from the thing you’re trying to concentrate on. The article reports that study participants who allowed their personal life to seep into their work day, or who allowed themselves a few moments of work during times with friends or family, were less stressed and performed better overall. With small business owners who are working to […]

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What Does Your Office Space Say About YOU?

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If you’re a new small business owner, perhaps one of the things you’re looking forward to is the simple pleasure of having your very own desk, in your very own office space in Scottsdale, for your very own thriving company. Sounds exciting, right? Perhaps you’ve even called Advantage Office Suites to discuss leasing your own executive office in Scottsdale AZ, and you can’t wait to move in. Well, before you start investing in paperweights and picture frames, perhaps you’d like some insight on just what your workspace says about you, and the message it send to your employees and customers. Whether intentional or not, every single thing in your office declares a statement about you, and can affect how employees and customers interact with you. Wait, are we friends? Things like a candy dish, pictures of family and pets, a sturdy and comfy guest chair or two, and thriving plants […]

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5 Signs that You’re Ready to Rent an Office Space in Scottsdale

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As a small business owner in the Scottsdale area, you have undoubtedly thought about whether your business is ready to take the step of you having your own Office Space in Scottsdale.  In fact, you’ve probably found that the very things that make working from home so convenient, such as multitasking work with chores, being there for your family, and having access to home comforts while you work, are the very things that can make working from home challenging.  So are you, and your business, ready to branch out into your very own office space?  Here are our top 5 telltale signs: You’re ready to increase your staff size. Your business is going great, and you’re ready to hire out.  And unless you and your family or roommates happen to like your employees keeping office in your living room, you’d better get an office suitable for meetings and work days.  […]

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