Join the CloudTouchdown Football Pool and Help The Harvey Relief Effort

It’s that time of year again! Join the CloudTouchdown Football pool. Invest $25 and 5 minutes of your time to set yourself up in the pool and compete against Coworking operators and members all season long.

Last year we distributed thousands of dollars of cash prizes, donated hundreds of dollars to the Boys & Girls Club of America, and had a lot of fun in the process. This year CloudVO will also match the pool donation to the Boys & Girls Club with a donation to the Red Cross to benefit the Harvey Relief Effort. This Harvey donation will not be taken out of the pool but contributed directly by CloudVO, which means that 90% of the money raised will be distributed to the weekly and season-wide winners, like in past years.

CloudVO annual football for partners and members

Interested in joining the fun this year? All teams must be registered by the NFL season kick off on Thursday, September 7th, 2017.
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If you would like to join our football pool, please see the details and instructions from our CloudTouchdown Football Commissioner below.

Feel free to forward to friends and to address any questions to: CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com

Good reasons to join:

  1. Only $25.00 for the whole season
  2. Pick the NFL game winners every week
  3. Easy: if you don’t have time one week, the system will do it randomly for you
  4. Weekly Prizes
  5. Top 5 at the end of the season get BIG prizes
  6. Help our Youth: 10% of the money raised will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America – the rest is entirely distributed as prizes

This year we will be using RunYourPool.com – a new website that we think has a better interface. If you have a log-in from last year, you will have to create a new username and password since this is a different interface.

This website allows us to set our own pool options and enter our own weekly picks. Each week, after picks have been entered, RunYourPool generates a spreadsheet with all the picks of our pool. As the games are played the spreadsheet is automatically updated reflecting points earned for each winning game. Points are totaled each week and tracked for the season for all the players of our pool.

Register:

  1. Follow registration instructions at:
    http://www.runyourpool.com/join/pool
  2. To become a Player in our pool you must first create a team/userID using the link above, then email your name and contact info to CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com to confirm that you have registered as a player, and so we know where to send the prizes!

How to enter the week 1 picks:

1. After your register, LOG IN at http://www.runyourpool.com/join/pool
2. Click on “Your picks” tab at the top
3. Click on the “Make Your Picks” option for that given week. You should see the list of games for that week. Choose the winners of each game by
clicking and dragging the games up or down to reflect your level of confidence in the winner of that game (16 being the most confident, and 1 the least confident). Note: If you don’t like the drag & drop functionality, you can change your picksheet version to drop down boxes.
4. Click “Submit Picks”
5. Repeat Steps above to make you Picks each week.

I am in a rush this week, how do I let the system do it for it for me?

  1. Do nothing and the system will assign points based on the favorite of each game.
  2. Or, if you want, you can make your picks in advance, all the way throughout the season!

Pool Prize Distribution:

  • Roughly 50% of the prize money goes to the weekly winners – expect the weekly winner to get anywhere between $25 and $50, depending upon the number of participants.
  • The rest of the prize money will form the Season Winners Prize Pool
  • The Season Winners Prize Pool will be distributed as follows:- 45% to 1st place- 25% to 2nd place- 15% to 3rd place- 10% to 4th place- 5% to 5th place

Good luck to all!

Your Pool Manager,

CloudTouchdownCommish CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms over 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Join CloudVO in Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Residents are helped from a boat after being rescued from their flooded homes from Tropical Storm
Residents are helped from a boat after being rescued from their flooded homes from Tropical Storm. Photo from Washington Examiner. August 28th, 2017.

Like so many of you, all of us at CloudVO are deeply saddened by the recent natural disaster that has overtaken so much of Southern Texas and eastern regions of Louisiana. We know that Hurricane Harvey will tax the resources and the needs of our fellow citizens that live and work in the affected area.

At CloudVO, we are fortunate that our staff has not been directly affected by this, but we know that so many of our members, partners, and partner’s clients are dealing with the historic implications attached to this horrible disaster. We are bolstered by the scenes on TV and the stories of neighbors helping neighbors. There are so many wonderful stories of personal sacrifice by citizens giving aid to those in need. The effort ahead is massive and if everyone that is able to give a little, businesses and families can rebuild.

Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month. Photo from ABC News. August 29th, 2017.
Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month old. Photo from ABC News. August 29th, 2017.

Community, sharing, and global networking are the core elements of our business. Coworking and shared services are our reason for being. We need to support these elements in all its forms. For that reason, CloudVO is making a donation to the American Red Cross and our staff members are individually donating to the fund as well.

Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Relief & Donations

 

We invite any of our friends who would like to join us in this combined effort to do so by simply clicking the button above. No effort is too small. After all, small change eventually adds to huge results.

From all of us at CloudVO, thank you! Harvey has already shown us that the spirit of collective generosity continues to exist between neighbors near and far.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms over 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Keep Calm…We’re Back!

The Global Workspace Association (GWA) Flexible Office Conference is headed to Miami from September 11-13 and so are we! Stop by our booth and find out how to:

  • Leverage our Global Network and compete with Regus
  • Increase Coworking, Virtual Office, and Meeting Room revenue
  • Resell CloudVO Phone Answering Services
  • Access free resources specific to shared workspace operators

There’s more, but we can’t spill all the beans just yet. In the meantime, check out our Resource Center.

Workspace Provider Resource Center

Haven’t registered yet?  Don’t wait! It’s from September 11-13 at 1 Hotel in South Beach. Wondering if the GWA Flexible Office Conference is right for you? If you are a workspace operator, a shared workspace user, or a shared workspace service/technology provider – this conference is for you!

Register for the Conference

If you have any questions about attending or registering, please contact Tracy Wilson at Tracy@CloudVO.com. We can’t wait to see you soon!


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the  CloudMeetingRooms.com  and  CloudVirtualOffice.com  e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO Announces Sponsorship at GCUC in NYC

CloudVO is thrilled to announce its sponsorship at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC pronounced ‘juicy’) which begins on May 5th in New York City.  GCUC supports the coworking movement which has experienced explosive growth in recent years.  Attendees can expect to experience three days’ worth of educational and fun experiences including keynote speakers, group outings, panel sessions, and an unconference portion where participants ‘drive’ the discussion.  There is no pre-defined agenda or structure, which allows attendees to have an informal exchange of ideas about the topics they feel are most relevant.

CloudVO was also a sponsor at GCUC in 2016 and decided on a second term since the event offers a great forum to provide resources to those in the shared workspace industry.  Many GCUC participants are first-time attendees, so it’s a chance for newcomers to visit our booth and meet the team.  The personal interaction is a great opportunity to educate participants on how partnering with resellers like Davinci Virtual and CloudVO can increase their marketing reach and help grow their membership base.  Many coworking operators are just starting out, so partnerships with value-added resellers can really expand their service offering.  CloudVO has a global network of over 600 locations which partner operators can also offer to its members.  Resources like this can be particularly appealing for mobile workers.

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CloudVO CEO, Laurent Dhollande, shares ideas with an intimate group at GCUCUSA 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

GCUC is also a chance for coworking operators to learn about the many other resources at their disposal.  For instance, Virtual Offices can not only be a very profitable source of revenue for a coworking center, but also a source of very desirable traffic.  Our Operator  Resource Center  offers information on how coworking operators can increase their virtual office and meeting room business, along with a wealth of other data-driven material delivered via webinars and white papers.

With the event less than a month away, our team is looking forward to another great sponsorship experience.  We can’t wait to catch up with old friends and meet new faces.  This year’s GCUC USA in NYC is sure to be jam-packed with invaluable content and resources.  Let the countdown begin.

For more information specific to workspace providers, check out our LinkedIn Workplace-as-a-Service™ discussion group and join the conversation.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the  CloudMeetingRooms.com  and  CloudVirtualOffice.com  e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Why CloudVO-sponsored Workplace-as-a Service is the fastest growing discussion group on LinkedIn

Did you know that CloudVO sponsored Workplace-as-a-Service LinkedIn Group was the fastest growing group on LinkedIn that caters to shared office space operators, both in 2015 and again in 2016? We recently reached 1,000 subscribers, which does not make us the largest group focused on our industry (the Coworking LinkedIn group with 3,750 members is), but we are clearly the one that generates the most interest, the most engagement, and the most useful discussions for operators. No surprise we have been the fastest growing LinkedIn group focused on our industry with more than 500 members the last couple of years.

If you’re already one of our 1,000 group members we wanted to thank you for your participation and encourage you to engage and comment.

If you’re not yet a part of the group we encourage you to join now – it’s free and open to all CloudVO partners and friends! Here are a few recent posts that generated much interest:

Join the discussion at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1954077

Switching to Virtual Office Space in Orlando

As a small business owner in the Orlando area, you may be struggling to make the transition from working at home to running your business out of a professional office space. After all, there are cost benefits associated with working out of your house, but you may want to have a more professional space to present to your customers and clients. If you are like most small business owners, entrepreneurs, or solo-attorneys, you may be debating between a home office and renting or buying a full-time office space. Neither one may seem like the perfect match for your needs. The good news is that there is a third option that you may have not yet considered, the option to rent a virtual office space.

Get Virtual Office Space in a Business Center in Orlando

What Is a Virtual Office?

A virtual office space provides the best benefits of both working from home and renting a full-time office space. This is a space that may provide you with a small, dedicated or shared work area as well as shared common areas, such as a conference center, a reception area, a business lounge and more. Generally, these are located in desirable areas of the city with a high-end address. You may continue to work from home on some days of the week, but you always have the option of coming into the office when needed. For example, you can reserve the conference room if you are scheduling a meeting with clients in the near future, and this means that you can create the impression of having a full-time office space when you have meetings.

What Are the Benefits?

If you have not yet considered the option to lease a virtual office space, you may not be aware of what all of the benefits are. For one, this rental option is often available to you at a fraction of the cost of a full-time office rental. It provides you with on-site staff to support you, such as  catering or beverage service, document services, and/or video conferencing setup. You also have the option to add live telephone answering, which includes professional receptionists answering calls to your dedicated office line with a customized greeting. In addition to these benefits, you will have complete access to all of the office services and amenities you need. You will not need to worry about paying to outfit a traditional office space to enjoy access to common office equipment, furnishings and more. This provides you with an exceptional solution to your dilemma.

How Do You Find a Virtual Office in Orlando?

After you have learned more about the virtual office option in the Orlando area, you may be ready to take a closer look at the options. There are several virtual office environments you can consider in the local community, but CloudVO may be your best option. This is an established virtual office reseller that has plans available for you to lease today. CloudVO provides you with access to a professional support team, a reputable address, a dedicated business phone number, and all of the amenities and features you need to create a fully functional work environment.

Although you may feel torn between working out of the house and renting a professional office space, you can relax knowing there are many options available. Virtual offices are becoming increasingly popular and are especially beneficial for small business owner in the local area. Before you make a final decision about where to office, take time to reach out to CloudVO for more information about virtual offices solutions. With this information in hand, making a decision that is best for your business can be easy.

The Perks of Running your Business from Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California. Perhaps no other city in the world captures the imagination the way L.A. does, a city synonymous with fame, wealth, and success. The L.A. metropolitan area is home to nearly 20 million people, enjoys some of the best weather in America, and is also the business hub of the West coast.  As an entrepreneur, L.A. is a great city to make it big with a small business or startup. Unfortunately for a determined and thrifty entrepreneur, L.A. is also home to astronomically high prices for office space. Virtual office space is a contemporary and savvy solution to this problem, allowing your company to have a business address in some of the most sought after locations in the City of Angeles without paying the excessive fee other companies pay to be located there.

Give your startup a running start with CloudVO's Office Space in Los Angeles

 

 

How a Virtual Office Works

        CloudVO’s virtual office service allows a small business to have an official office presence in Los Angeles at a fraction of the cost of actually renting office space. Rather not test L.A.’s notorious traffic? With a virtual office you can work from home without ever leaving your suburb, but still have a business address in some of the hottest areas in town. Do you need a place for business meetings that isn’t a coffee shop? Would an L.A. business address or phone number give your company important legitimacy? Do you need someone to answer the phone, but don’t want the hassle of employing your own receptionist? CloudVO allows you to package services that will meet your needs, without having to pay for extras.

Services Provided In Los Angeles

CloudVO offers three main services to small businesses looking for 21st Century solutions. First, CloudVO offers business addresses and mail forwarding. This service allows your business to have an address in some of Los Angeles’s premier office spaces (more on this later). Mail sent to your virtual office address is forwarded to wherever you choose. Second, CloudVO provides live answering services for your business. Need an L.A. number but live across the country? CloudVO can provide your business with a local or toll free number. Depending on the options you choose, the calls that come through on your business line can either be directly forwarded to your cell phone or a businesses voicemail. Through CloudVO’s live answering services, do your work in a chill beachside SoCal café while one one of CloudVO’s receptionists takes your calls (answering with the name of your company, of course). If you occasionally need to meet with clients and investors, and prefer not to do it in that beachfront café where you do your work, CloudVO has a solution for that too. Office space and meeting rooms are available to work and meet in on a subscription or rental basis at your business address. With impressive spaces and professional office staff on location to greet your guests, those you meet with won’t suspect you haven’t already made it big.

Los Angeles Locations

Location is everything, and that is what CloudVO specializes in. An exhaustive list of available virtual offices in L.A. can be found here, however, here a few highlights. Ever heard of the Sunset Strip? You clients certainly have. One option for your virtual office is on this iconic street, next to world-class hotels like the Chateau Marmont. Another option is in the award winning MGM Tower in Century City, where your address can be nestled in with established film studios and media companies. Wherever you decide to make your virtual office, CloudVO allows you the freedom to pick the services you need on your path to making it big in Los Angeles.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Virtual Offices in Silicon Valley: Modern Business Solutions in the World’s Tech Hub

Silicon Valley: the home of Facebook, Apple, Google, and dozens of other technology companies known for their unqualified success and the way their products have changed they way we live. A Silicon Valley startup company is synonymous with innovation and the potential for unbelievable prosperity. Unfortunately, for those scrappy entrepreneurs aspiring to be the next Zuckerbergs, Silicon Valley is not only known for a hub of innovation and commerce, it is also home to some of the most expensive office (and residential) space in America. Fortunately for those who have yet to make their billions, CloudVO offers a 21st century solution to small business owners who are not quite ready to build a corporate campus rivaling Google’s.

Virtual Office Space: How it Works

Work in a coffee shop and have a real business address with CloudVO's Virtual Office Space Solutions!CloudVO’s virtual office solutions allows a small business owner to have an official office presence in Silicon Valley at a fraction of the cost of actually renting office space. Do you work from home, but still need to meet clients or investors occasionally, and would rather not do it in a coffee shop? Would a Silicon Valley business address or phone number give your startup important legitimacy? Do you need someone to occasionally answer the phone, but don’t want to hassle with an actual employee? CloudVO allows you to package services that will meet these needs and more, allowing you to pay for only what you need.

Services Provided

CloudVO offers three main categories of virtual office services. First, CloudVO offers business addresses and mail forwarding. This service allows your business to have an actual address in some of Silicon Valley’s premier office spaces (more on this later). Mail sent to your virtual office is forwarded to whatever address you choose. Second, CloudVO can provide live telephone answering services for your business. This allows you to have a local or toll free number, without you personally having to deal with phone calls. Depending on your needs, those who call your business line can either be directly forwarded to a phone number of your choice, or your businesses voicemail. Through CloudVO’s live phone answering service, one of CloudVO’s professional and friendly receptionists will answer your business line with the name of your company, and then take a message or forward the call to you. Lastly, CloudVO offers private and shared workspaces and meeting rooms to use, on a subscription or hourly rental basis. This service allows you to meet with your clients or investors at your business address in an impressive conference room or  day office, with a professional administrative staff on location to greet your guests.

Locations in the Silicon Valley

CloudVO offers virtual offices in some of the best locations in the Silicon Valley area. How about an office in Cupertino, blocks away from Apple’s corporate campus and within two miles of other giants in the technology business? Maybe an office in Palo Alto, within minutes of Stanford University and with easy access to the East Bay would suit your needs better? Check out these and other great locations CloudVO offers in the Silicon Valley area.

Virtual Office Solutions

The personal computer, smartphones, and social media have all changed the way we live. Now virtual office space is changing the way we do business. The rise of technology has made working from home possible in a way unimaginable thirty years ago, but small businesses owners and entrepreneurs still find themselves needing the services and legitimacy that only a physical office can provide. CloudVO is the answer. With a virtual office space, get what you need and don’t pay for the extra.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Who’s ready for some Football?

It’s that time of year again! As the summer winds down to an end it is time to kick off the NFL season in style. Fire up your grills, buckle your chin straps, and get ready to flex your football knowledge against your CloudTouchdown family and team members this 2016 season.

In the spirit of CloudTouchdown’s love for America’s favorite sport and appreciation for social philanthropy, join us in our season-long company football pool. For just $25, enter and submit your weekly NFL game picks. Put your bragging rights on the line, and your skills to the test against your virtual office family for a shot at a variety of weekly prizes large grand prize at the end of the season.

Still not convinced? Here are seven good reasons to join us:

  1. It is only $25.00 for the entire season
  2. Select the NFL game winners every week
  3. If you don’t have time to select winners, the system will randomly select for you.
  4. Weekly prizes (need I say more?)
  5. Top 5 at the end of the season will win BIG prizes
  6. A chance to help our youth
  7. Have fun!

Ten percent of all money raised will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of America, with the rest being reinvested in prizes. So, whether you love football, prizes, or making a difference in your community, make your office Super Bowl push with CloudTouchdown’s Football Pool this season.

To join, please follow the guidelines below. For any other information, feel free to contact CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com. We are looking forward to your participation and towards yet another great season.

To Register on MySportWeb:

(*Note: If you already have a MySportWeb User ID skip forward to: “To Join our Pool” below)
1. Go to http://www.mysportweb.com
2. Click on the link, “User Log In” (in the left margin).
3. Click on the tab, “User Registration” (just under the top margin of the page).
4. Fill out the registration form and click the ‘Register’ button (a confirmation email will be sent to you with a temporary password, which you can change later).(Note: the “User ID” is what will show up as your Team Name in the pool, so if you want to be creative, silly, whimsical – such as “CowboyGirl” or “PigskinPete” – now is the time!)

To Join Our Pool:

1. Go to http://www.mysportweb.com
2. Click on the link, “User Log In” (in the left margin).
3. Fill out the User Log In form and click the ‘Login’ button.
4. Click on the link, “Football Pool”.
5. Click on the tab, “Join a Pool”.
6. Enter our Football Pool Name = “CloudTouchdown2016” (no spaces) and click the ‘Join’ button. (Note: no password required – leave blank)
7. Email your name and contact info to CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com to confirm that you have registered as a player, and so I know where to send the prizes!


CloudTouchdown ™ is a brand under CloudVO ™, aimed at enterprise users and highly mobile workers who need touchdown office and meeting room access in multiple, sometimes undefined, locations. Become a part of the CloudTouchdown ™ global network of 600 virtual office and meeting room locations. To learn more, visit our Workspace Providers Resource Center.

 

The Future of Business & Social Media

NetworkIsYourCurrency

In an article recently published on Forbes.com, Jason Nazar articulates 10 themes and 5 predictions related to  “The Future of Entrepreneurship & Business.”  The article resonates well with our company philosophy. I invite all our employees and friends to read it, and I am taking this opportunity to highlight three of the themes and one of the predictions I found most relevant to our company’s #1 initiative around social media.
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