Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tips To Organise an Office Removal

If your business has experienced a boost, it is very likely that you will need a new, bigger office. Sounds easy? Well, don't forget you have to move everything to the new location. Organising an effective, hassle free office removal is not a very easy task. Let's see a few tips to make it quick and efficient.

Plan ahead

It is important to know that an efficient office removal cannot be organised in one week. The longer you plan, the better the final result. You need time to evaluate your employees' needs, your business needs and to arrange all the necessary help.

No disruption

It's not just about the removal itself. You probably do not want to create any problem to your work environment: you should make the transition from one office to another as smooth as possible. Try to make use of the weekend, so that your business can continue to operate without interruptions.

Your staff

Let your staff know about the removal schedule. Ask them to pack their desk items and label them correctly. Communicate as much as you can so that they will understand every single aspect of the move and organise their work accordingly. Show them the new floor plan so that they will be able to visualize the new office beforehand. You can also think about creating new staff groups to make a better use of the new space. Do not allow them to do moving work like lifting heavy items. Also, celebrate with them and clearly explain how the new office will make everyone's life much easier!

The right company

Go DIY is probably a bad choice. A good office removal company can execute the office move in a very limited amount of time. Make sure you have a clear idea about the cost of the service with a full quote including office inventory, insurance and packing/unpacking of all office equipment and furniture. Ask other business owners for a recommendation. Do not trust companies who tell prices on the phone: they can provide an exact quote only looking at the office you are in and getting detailed information about the new one you are moving to. Make sure they have been in business for a while, their quote has no hidden extra fees and they own removal equipment.

Getting The Best Commercial Cleaning Service

It is essential to get the best commercial cleaning service you can find in and around London. This might not necessarily be the largest firm, but should be the most reliable and trustworthy. Choosing a medium-sized organization will help ensure you get a personalized service that is always professional.

Having a nice clean working environment is very important. It instantly makes staff feel more productive and more willing to work than somewhere that is dirty and grimy. A nice fresh smelling tidy space will also give any clients or visitors the right impression about the way you run your business and they will be far more inclined to want to work with you.

There are numerous different services available depending on your needs. Some are quite specialized while others are standard. Although you might want regular cleaning several times a week, there are bound to be times when you require something a little more.

For instance, if your office carpet is looking a little grubby, then it might be time for it to have a deep cleansing session. Any air ducts need regular cleaning to make sure they function properly, and this will help keep your energy bills lower. Blinds need regular attention as they can be real dust traps.

Other services which you might not have thought of include vending machines, and having your PCs regularly cleaned, and telephones sanitized to keep staff illnesses to a minimum. Having sparkling clear windows will help get more light into your building and automatically lifts spirits.

All window washers are properly trained and have the correct insurance. They have various methods of obtaining access to high level areas or can use platforms or can abseil. All of the services on offer are designed to be cost-effective whilst not cutting corners on quality or safety.

Cleaners are properly trained, and take pride in their work. They can come in at any hour of the day or night to fit around your schedule. This ensures everything looks good at the start of the working day.

7 Steps to Starting Your Own Business Venture

It's not as hard as it might seem, I promise. Starting your first business is so incredibly fun! But that's not to say it doesn't come with work. In fact, I'll be honest, getting a business up and running takes time, but it doesn't have to take forever.

Fortunately, there are 7 easy steps you can take right now to get your business off to a running head start.

Don't get flustered by the paperwork or all the sales and marketing tactics; all of that is just part of getting it all up and running so you can make money doing what you love AND serving the people you were born to teach.

With these 7 easy steps, you'll be running for your computer eager to get started! (At least that's how I was).

1) Get clear about your vision. What is it you love to do, talk about, or have a skill in that you'd like to share with the world. Obviously, starting a business means you'll have to sell something in order to make money, but what people are failing to tell you is you can start a business doing whatever the heck you want... as long as there is a big enough market who'll buy it.

2) Find out what people want. Asking friends, family, affinity groups, community, or even strangers you meet at the grocery store what they struggle with is a great way to survey what people are searching for and how you can translate that into your vision so you stay motivated in your business.

3) Research your Competition. Now, you know I'm not a big believer in competition, I think there is a market for every small business owner, you just have to fine tune what it is you are selling to resonate with what it is you do for a living. Researching your competition is really just taking note of what products are currently being sold out there (that are actually making money) and modifying them a bit. Not hard, right?

4) Develop your brand. This is a big one and more often than not it's what small business owners are completely forgetting, especially holistic business owners. Having a clear brand that conveys who you are and what you do in an authentic manner is going to make or break your business. Don't be afraid to hire a coach to help you develop these skills.

5) Decide what medium you'll use. Whether you are writing ebooks, online programs, video trainings, webinars, speaking engagements, one-on-one coaching, or have a tangible product, it's important to pick one (maybe two) or these mediums to start out with and truly become an expert in this medium. Too often start-up businesses try to be everything to everyone, and that's just not effective, and quite frankly dilutes your message. Choose the medium you feel most comfortable with and then challenge yourself as you grow into your business.

5 Quick Tips to Feeling Powerful in Your Business

make (someone) stronger and more confident, esp. in controlling their life and claiming their rights

So what does it take to feel empowered? And why does it slip away at times and leave us feeling disempowered? I pondered this very thought for many years. Some days I would wake up ready to take on the world while others left me stuck in a rut or feeling stranded with no one to pick me up-- especially with regards to starting your own business. It seems to be a natural part of life to have the ups and downs, but when it comes to feeling powerful; it truly can be something that stays with us even in our weaker moments.

When left to our own devices it's easy to let small things weight us down and block us from what our natural path, especially in business.

Owning a business is the best therapy session of your life!

To help generate some positive energy and get back to working on what matters--bringing your message into the world--here are 5 Quick Tips to help you bring back your empowerment when those not-so-lovely feelings show up and strip you of your self-confidence and help you become a money magnet:

Understand that feeling disempowered is a message from your divine guidance network. Allow the feelings to develop and then look for hidden messages. It's those messages that will give you the creativity or boost of self-confidence to get going. Perhaps it's an oddity with an animal or butterflies are surrounding your car, Google these occurrences! They have important messages.

Get back to the basics of why you started your business in the first place. Adjust your mission statement and revisit your big "Why." This will be a terrific reminder that you are doing great things in the world and will help relinquish any upsets that are brought out on any given day.

Discuss your insecurities with a business coach. Sometimes discussing business woos with friends and loved ones isn't always the best medicine. Being an entrepreneur is difficult and not everyone understands what you're going through. Find an expert to talk to; you'll be surprised to find out they had/have the same issues.

Read motivating books. The words on the pages of any motivational (or creative) book will encourage you to think about a problem or a frustration with a new state of mind and mostly, help you gain clarity or learn a new angle for your business approach. I'm particularly fond of looking at home decor books and letting my brain uncover new arrangements to bringing new chi into my environment. (Check out my top 10 Motivational Books)

Enroll in a coaching program. Sign-up for freebies or short programs that will help get you to the next stage of your business. More often than not, the feeling you're experiencing is due to lack of clients or lacking good marketing tactics.

Make it a priority to learn different things and try a few of them on for size. You just might be surprised how good it makes you feel and makes your bank account happy too!

Angel Quintana, CNC, HHP is the holistic business coach behind Angel Quintana, Inc., a holistic empire devoted to empowering the new entrepreneur to discover their marketing style so they can attract the right clients, create financial prosperity, and become a trendsetter in their industry. If you like the article you've read, you'll love Angel's dynamic business building products that will help you grow your business and do it all with your own personal style.