CloudVO City Guide: Los Angeles, California

In this CloudVO City Guide series, we are highlighting a few of our shared workspace partners in Los Angeles. The “City of Angels” is famously known as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry, as well as the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. It happens to be one of the most substantial economic powers within the United States, making it a prime location for your distinguished business address, as a headquarters, or for business expansion. L.A. holds a large and diversified market that is making headlines in Silicon Valley in terms of new business growth and tech startups. We are breaking down Los Angeles into a few of its most popular areas: Downtown L.A., Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Glendale.

CloudVO partner, Titan Offices, provides three locations in downtown. One is located at 5455 Wilshire Blvd., offering Virtual Offices and Meeting Rooms in a prime spot on Miracle Mile. It’s conveniently within walking distance to several restaurants and cafes, including the “Original Farmers Market”, making it a great location for business meetings.

CloudVO City Guide Los Angeles Titan Offices Meeting Rooms on Wilshire Boulevard

The second one is located at 1055 West 7th Street and offers Virtual Office and Meeting Room solutions for those who wish to work remotely, but maintain the professionalism of having a penthouse in downtown L.A. West 7th Street offers workspaces in the heart of Los Angeles’ financial district. The third location has Virtual Offices and Meeting Rooms available at 811 Wilshire Blvd., and is also located in Downtown Los Angeles’ Financial and Central Business District. Both shared workspaces are conveniently situated across from the well-known Staples Center, Convention Center, city courthouses and more. There is also easy access to Interstates 110, 10, and the ever so popular Highway 5,  commonly referred to by locals as “The 5.” A few of the most popular restaurants in the area include SUGARFISH, Tender Greens, and Bottega Louie.

CloudVO City Guide Los Angeles Titan Offices Meeting Rooms 1055 West 7th Street

CloudVO partner, Apollo Business Centers, located in the respected Beverly Hills 90210 area, offers Virtual Office services that allow you to have a business presence in one of the most desirable areas in the country. A Beverly Hills Virtual Office will not only lend credibility to your business, but also reduces overhead costs associated with full-time office space. Another partner in Beverly Hills, California Virtual, provides you with all of the essential tools and services necessary for running a professional business, while giving your company the prestigious corporate image it desires. Our Virtual Office and Meeting Room solutions are ideal for start-up companies, small or home-based businesses, international businesses looking to expand to the U.S., and any company invested in reducing costs while maintaining a professional presence.

CloudVO City Guide Los Angeles California Virtual Beverly Hills Day Office
California Virtual Day Office located in Beverly Hills.

CloudVO partner, IgnitedSpaces Hollywood, offers Virtual Offices and Meeting Rooms located on the top floor of 7080 Hollywood Spaces and has spectacular #views. This is home to a dynamic community of entrepreneurs and thriving businesses.  A “radical convergence of workspace and content creation studios,” IgnitedSpaces is a community for brands and artists to leverage their voice for cultural and technological advancement. Another CloudVO partner, 8335 Sunset- West Hollywood, is perfectly located on the iconic Sunset Strip and offers Virtual Offices designed with modern flare.  Members here range from a wide variety of professionals from the entertainment, internet, social networking, and creative entrepreneur sectors. After work, enjoy incredible hotels and restaurants in the area including the very hip Standard Hotel right across the street, which is also a great place to stay. The world-famous Chateau Marmont is next door, and world-class shopping is minutes away.

CloudVO City Guide Los Angeles Ignited Spaces Meeting Rooms

CloudVO partner, Virtuoso Offices, is located in Glendale and offers Virtual Offices within a stunning building that will give your clients a powerful first impression. This building is strategically placed next to high-energy commuter Glenoaks Boulevard giving you quick and easy access to the Ventura Freeway. One of the greatest amenities is the street level and garage parking available at this building. In addition, the immediate area offers tons of fine restaurants and retail stores due to its close proximity to the Glendale Galleria and The Americana at Brand. There are also a wide variety of top-notch golf courses nearby, which makes for a perfect business outing opportunity.

CloudVO City Guide Los Angeles Virtuoso Offices Meeting Rooms

Whether you are looking to make Los Angels the headquarters of your business or you need a professional L.A. address, we have many options that are up to par. Virtual Office plans are available at all of the aforementioned partner locations and offer standard mail services, sophisticated meeting rooms, as well as use of the business address with options to add live phone answering services. Being that Los Angeles is a very high-profile city, it would be an ideal location to have a business address or to hold meetings.

Check us out at  www.CloudVO.com  to list your location for free and become part of an awesome network of operators.


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 in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO City Guide: Austin, Texas

CloudVO’s City Guide Series continues. Today, we are highlighting our partner location, Executive Workspace (EWS), located in Austin, Texas. Austin is not only the capital of the state of Texas, but it is also known for being the live music capital of the world, home of the Longhorns, The University of Texas, and so much more. We are excited to share more details about these workspaces in Austin, since the CloudVO team is heading to Austin in September for the 2018 FlexOffice Conference! If you are also heading to the conference and are planning to stay an extra few days in the city and need a space to work, be sure to check out these shared workspaces.

CloudVO partner, Executive Workspace, offers a professional, ready-to-work environment, prestigious business address, featuring  fully-equipped meeting rooms and private day offices with high-speed internet. These spaces also offer a friendly administrative team to greet your guests and receive mail and packages, and a community lounge serving coffee, tea, and water. They are equipped with all the amenities necessary for promoting success in a workspace.

CloudVO Partner Executive Workspace in Austin Texas

Luckily, we had a chance to hear first hand from Nick, the Executive Workspaces Austin regional director about these spaces. “One of the, many ☺, great things about Executive Workspace is that we will customize your office needs to fit you. We won’t charge you for services that you don’t intend on using; but we have so many services to choose from! Memberships, phones, mail options, custom office build outs, day office rates, private offices, group offices, conference rooms…. We can do it all.

Our locations are each unique to themselves but have a great culture. Downtown is right in the thick of things. Many of our clients walk or bike to work. It’s a fun floor and everyone gets along. We have people who have officed there for 10+ years, and some who are just starting. One of the great things we see that I really think embodies Austin, is that the clients all help each other. Many end up referring business to one another, or will talk shop in the break room. Our Wild Basin location is beautiful. It’s modern, clean, and some offices have their own private balconies. The building has a live forest and creek in the atrium! If that doesn’t sound like Austin, well, it sounds like Austin.

For me, Austin is a community of friendly people, including business people. Everyone is willing to sit down and have a cup of coffee and discuss what partnerships we can create. I love that about this city. It’s vibrant, innovative and active. My family and I kayak every weekend; this place is beautiful. EWS is creating something to match that culture and environment.”

If Nick doesn’t have you ready to move your business to Austin, here are some more facts: There are two Executive Workspace locations offering virtual office plans and meeting rooms in Austin- Wild Basin and Downtown. All of the meeting rooms available are furnished, beautifully decorated, and include complimentary beverages for you and your guests. These meeting rooms provide a quiet, collaborative environment to host your next meeting, conference, or training session. Other resourceful amenities include Wi-Fi, whiteboards and projectors, state-of-the-art technology and video conferencing equipment.

As we heard from Nick, Wild Basin offers excellent Virtual Office Plans and Meeting Rooms, located in the West Lake Hills across from The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve in Austin, Texas. Highway 360 is also easily accessible from the Wild Basin location which makes it an ideal spot for anyone traveling to the area due to its convenience.

CloudVO Partner Executive Workspace Wild Basin Meeting Room Austin Texas

Located in the heart of Austin’s Central Business District, the downtown location also offers Virtual Offices and Meeting Rooms and is just a few blocks from the Texas State Capitol. This beautiful Austin Virtual Office is an ideal location for anyone wanting a business presence in downtown Austin. Within walking distance is the Courthouse, fine dining restaurants and everything else that downtown Austin has to offer.

CloudVO Partner Executive Workspace Downtown Austin Central Business District

For breakfast and lunch, Bird Bird Biscuit is a fast-casual breakfast- and lunch -only biscuit spot with savory and sweet options. This spot is very unique and Instagram-worthy. For dinner, Arlo Grey is an in-hotel, lakeside eatery that’s open everyday from 5-10PM. This debut restaurant from Top Chef’s Season 10 winner Kristen Kish features her fresh take on classic dishes and techniques using Texas ingredients.

CloudVO City Guide Austin Texas Bird Bird Biscuit

Join the CloudVO team at the Hyatt Regency in Austin for the 2018 FlexOffice Conference. This is a sophisticated hotel on Lady Bird Lake that offers an exceptional location near SoCo, 6th Street and Downtown. The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is another great option that offers modern comfort and luxury amenities. With either hotel, you’ll be in close proximity to the conference action.  If you are planning to attend, be sure to stop by and say hello to the CloudVO team at our booth!

CloudVO City Guide Austin Texas Hyatt Regency Site of 2018 FlexOffice Conference

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 in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO City Guide: SoHo Manhattan – New York

In today’s CloudVO City Guide Series, we are taking a closer look at a workspace in Lower Manhattan, specifically South of Houston Street, commonly known as SoHo. This area is located in the southernmost part of Manhattan and is the central borough for business, culture, and government. When looking to conduct business from this sought-after location – we’ve got you covered with our CloudVO partner, The Farm.

If you are searching for an affordable New York coworking space with meeting rooms, day office, and a training room in the heart of SoHo, look no further. The Farm SOHO is a beautiful, spacious facility filled with natural light and uniquely organic designed interior. There’s also a pretty cool backstory to this one-of-a-kind shared workspace; the building is actually an age-weathered barn transported from the farmlands of southern Missouri to New York City and was built entirely by hand. Its purpose now is to provide for the needs of the community of innovators and entrepreneurs that call ‘The Farm’ home. If you’re interested in mail or phone services at this location, Virtual Office Plans start at just $55.00 per month.

The Farm Soho Coworking Memberships and Virtual Office Plans

This is the perfect place to boast as your business address or to hold your next business meeting when in SoHo. Lower Manhattan is widely known for its many artists’ lofts and art galleries, as well as its variety of trendy upscale shops and boutiques. You will enjoy all these perks when conducting business at The Farm.  

The Farm Soho Meeting Rooms and Venue Space

When it comes to places to stay in SoHo, there are some great options. A few of the most popular are: The Crosby Street Hotel, known for its great service and offers a private leafy garden, guest drawing room and a gym; The Arlo SoHo, a hip and trendy lifestyle boutique hotel with phenomenal views from their rooftop terrace and garden that also hosts a bar; SIXTY SoHo Hotel is another popular option and is known to be luxurious and often offers great deals on rates.

The Arlo Soho front entrance

The Arlo Soho rooftop terrace

For breakfast and lunch, the Cupping Room Café is well known and has been voted “Best Brunch Spot in SoHo” (serves brunch until 4pm!). If you’re planning a business dinner, the Lure Fishbar (sushi and seafood) and Mercer Kitchen (American and French) are two of the trendiest spots around.

Mercer Kitchen Soho Manhattan New York

If you’re in the area on business or for pleasure and need a space to spark creativity, The Farm SoHo is the ideal workspace and will not disappoint. Situated within walking distance of shopping centers, banks, hotels, restaurants and bars, this is an excellent location. Local public transportation gives easy access to everything that New York City has to offer. Join us for a unique workspace experience at The Farm SoHo.

Not a CloudVO partner yet? Join our growing network of 700 locations around the globe. Visit us at:  www.CloudVO.com  to list your location for free.


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 in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO City Guide: New York City – Midtown

In today’s CloudVO City Guide Series, we are highlighting a few of our shared workspace partner locations in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Representing the central portion of the city, here you will find some of New York City’s most iconic buildings and landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the world, and therefore ranks among the most expensive real estate markets. New York Virtual Office plans allow you to gain a prestigious business address without enduring the cost of Manhattan real estate. Whether you’re in the city for a business meeting or needing a professional Manhattan business address, CloudVO partners have an array of workplace solutions to assist your business. All CloudVO partner locations featured below offer fully-equipped meeting rooms and private day offices with high-speed internet, a friendly administrative team to greet your guests and receive mail and packages, and a community lounge serving coffee, tea, and water.

Corporate Office Suites Meeting Rooms & Virtual Office Space in New York City

CloudVO partner, Corporate Office Suites, has meeting rooms and private offices ready for mobile workers at 1180 Avenue of the Americas. This esteemed address houses a shared office space with fantastic amenities including cutting edge technology and a team of helpful receptionists, and is located in one of the most prime locations in Midtown. Here, you are in close proximity to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and more. It is easily accessible from all major transportation hubs like Penn Station, Grand Central, and has convenient access to subway stations. A New York Virtual Office plan from this location gains you a prestigious business address, a virtual mailbox, and phone answering services, all starting at $100 per month.

Large Conference Room at Rockefeller Plaza New York City

Another CloudVO partner, Rockefeller Group Business Centers, offers meeting rooms and private offices at Rockefeller Plaza. This world-renowned address alone will speak volumes about your company’s status at this newly renovated shared workspace. This building offers an impressive presentation with all the amenities you’d expect at a high-end professional New York City office space. It is located in the heart of Rockefeller Center where you will find some of the most infamous hotels, restaurants, shops, and transportation. Virtual Office plans are also offered at this location starting at just $75 per month.

Virtual Office Space and Meeting Rooms at Park Avenue New York City

Our next CloudVO partner, Carr Workplaces, provides a shared office space at Park Avenue, a truly iconic location that would gain your business an address recognizable around the world. Found between East 43rd and East 45th in Midtown, this workspace offers multiple day offices, meeting rooms, a boardroom, and a training room, all with beautiful views of Park Avenue and Lower Manhattan. Adjacent to Grand Central and surrounded by shops and restaurants, this business address would be ideal for anyone seeking a New York Virtual Office, starting at $79 per month.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
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There are several recommended places to dine in the area. A nice choice for the start of your day would be Blank Slate Coffee & Kitchen. This is a local favorite with a menu full of great options, including healthy selections; and their coffee is a big hit as well – avocado toast and coffee to go please. The National Bar & Dining Rooms is noted to be the best place in Midtown for a business lunch/dinner, as the menu is sophisticated with modern cuisine. This restaurant is the establishment of famed Food Network Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and is also open weekly for breakfast and offers brunch on the weekends. For an upscale business dinner, try Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. This is a 3-story restaurant with amazing ambiance and breathtaking views of 6th Avenue and Rockefeller Center. It is well-known among the corporate world and has an energetic vibe for success.

The Grand Hyatt New York
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If you’re planning to stay in the city, there are a few highly recommended options for hotels. The Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central is a contemporary hotel that is in the middle of Times Square and has easy access to an array of shops and restaurants for you during your relaxing hours. The Wyndham Midtown 45 at New York City is a modern hotel with a rooftop terrace that offers great city views, plus a gym and free Wi-Fi. The Grand Hyatt New York is a more sophisticated hotel offering an upscale restaurant with an open kitchen and sleek cocktail lounge.

Virtual Office plans are available at all of the aforementioned partner locations and offer standard mail services and use of business address, with options to add live phone answering services. Some may also offer additional amenities such as mail forwarding, discounted access to meeting rooms, and directory listing in the lobby. If you’re looking strictly for a Virtual Office plan with no other amenities and want something affordable while still gaining a prestigious business address; CloudVO partner, BSSI, offers Virtual Office plans starting at just $40 per month.

Whether you are searching for a prestigious business address, sophisticated meeting room, or local phone services in Midtown, NYC, CloudVO partners have the perfect space for you. All of these locations are in the middle of the hustle and bustle of one of the most famous cities in the world. Midtown is a prime place to work in a shared workspace or host business meetings without the high overhead costs in other settings – and all designed to make your business a success.


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 in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Pros and Cons of using Channel Partners for Coworking

Should you use channel partners to drive membership to your coworking space?

The short answer is: maybe.

The longer answer is that it depends on what your needs are, what your goals are, your local market and how much value the channel partner can bring to your workspace.

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What is a Channel Partner for a Coworking Space?

Channels are service providers with online capabilities to resell your workspace memberships. Some channel providers are marketplaces, where your space or services are sold to end-users online. The marketplace provider takes care of the transaction and pays you an agreed upon discounted price. An example of a comprehensive marketplace is Liquidspace, with a mission to list all kinds of workspaces.

“Value added resellers,” also invoice the end-users and pay you an agreed upon wholesale rate but augment your local service with a service of their own, such as corporate account services, concierge services, touchdown access to a nationwide or international network, or phone answering services. They tend to be more discriminatory than generic marketplaces, to give their end-users a pre-selection of workspaces and services with a consistent experience. Example of value-added resellers include CloudVO and DaVinci.

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Other channels are merely marketing channels to whom you pay a referral fee. Examples of these marketing channels include Croissant, Deskpass, Deskshare, PivotDesk and many other startups trying to make it in the workspace industry.

Here are the pros and cons of working with channel partners for your coworking space, as well as insights into which ones you should choose in your market and for your particular workspace.

Pros of Using Channel Partners for Your Coworking Space

1.  Online marketing: Channel partners can provide value due to their focus on online marketing. By working with channel partners, you reap the benefits of their online reach and marketing efforts.

2.   Expand market reach: Using channels expands your market reach, and often funnels people from outside of the area better than a local space operator may be able to do.

3.   Establish a local presence: If a particular channel is going to be active in your area, you might as well list with them. Otherwise, they will drive leads to your competition.

4.   Effective lead generation: Day passes are often well marketed by channel partners and can work as great lead generators for membership in your coworking space.

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Cons of Using Channel Partners for Your Coworking Space

1.  You pay a commission: Web brokerage firms and other simple lead generation channels typically receive a 10% commission on a full time membership. This is not expensive, really, so it’s a minor con. Note: If the commission of the channel partner is less than 10%, don’t even bother with it as it might be a waste of time. No channel can make money on a commission less than 10%.

2.  You give a discount: Marketplaces and Value Added Resellers will take care of collection and often embed your space offering in a much broader service offering. For that, they typically request a discounted price (wholesale price) of 25% to 35% off your published retail price. It is definitely worth it if they bring you business you would have been unlikely to access otherwise, and you should set your published retail price in such manner that can accommodate that discount.

3.  Day pass use doesn’t generate much initial revenue: Some channel partners will keep 50% or more of a day pass revenue. Don’t worry about this. The value of using channel partners for day passes is lead generation.

4.  You may be the one bringing value: Your location is a very valuable asset. Listing with a non-established channel startup will bring them more value (in terms of expanding their network) than it will bring you. You may find that it brings you no, or very few, leads. Given the myriad of startups in the channel business, limit your listings to a few well-recognized names.

5.  You may drive up cost per click marketing: Listing with a channel partner may encourage them to advertise in your local market. That, in turn, may raise the cost per click and create competition to your own search engine marketing (SEM) efforts. Focus more on channels that are more likely to bring people from outside of your area, unless you don’t intend to have a pay-per-click presence on Google.

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There are pros and cons to working with channel partners for your coworking space. They can be a source for valuable leads, and the cons are relatively few. Just choose your channel partners wisely and make sure they’re bringing value to your workspace and not the other way around.

Not a CloudVO partner yet? We would love to add you to our growing network of 700 locations around the globe. Visit us at:  www.CloudVO.com  to list your location for free.


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 in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO City Guide: New York City – Financial District

This month in CloudVO’s City Guide Series, we are taking a closer look at some of the shared workspaces offered in New York City’s Financial District. Established as one of the most financially powerful cities in the world, this area is comprised of official headquarters and offices of many major financial institutions such as, the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It’s no secret that as a business person or entrepreneur, the Financial District of New York City is a very prestigious place to work.

 All CloudVO partner locations that we are featuring offer fully-equipped meeting rooms and day offices with high-speed internet and a community lounge serving coffee, tea, and water. Virtual Office plans are available for standard mail services and use of business address, with options to add live phone answering services. Most locations also offer Virtual Office plans with additional amenities such as mail forwarding, discounted access to meeting rooms, and directory listing in the lobby.

We will highlight a few of the most popular locations in the Financial District of New York City.

CloudVO partner, TKO Suites, offers meeting rooms and private workspaces for mobile workers at 42 Broadway. Just a few buildings away from Wall Street, this newly built and beautifully decorated shared office space provides a professional place to have a business meeting – whether in a large conference room or a more private meeting room where you can focus and conduct business. This location also offers Virtual Office Plans that gain you a professional business address and more starting at $50 per month.

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Jay Suites, is another CloudVO partner, and offers meeting rooms ready for on-the-go workers at 30 Broad St on the 14th floor of a 48 story landmark building. Enjoy a luxurious modern space with 16,000 square-feet and panoramic views of the infamous New York City skyline; the perfect place for startups or freelancers. Character and charm are all around this location – including pedestrian-friendly cobblestone streets (yes, cobblestone streets in the middle of New York City) and you are steps away from all major NYC subway lines. Virtual office Plans are offered starting at $50 per month.

Large Conference Room at Jay Suites 30 Broad Street CloudVO City Blog Financial District New York City

CloudVO partner, Your Wall Street Office, provides a shared workspace at 30 Wall St and is fully-equipped with everything you need to run your business smoothly. Adjacent to the historic New York Stock Exchange, this location is ideal for any financial based company or anyone looking for a prestigious business address in this area. Virtual Office Plans with mail services are available starting at $60 per month.

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The final partner we have chosen to highlight within the Financial District is CloudVO partner, Prime Office Center, who offer shared workspace solutions at 44 Wall St. These meeting rooms are mere steps from the New York Stock Exchange and have easy access to all major subway and transport lines. Boasting countless meeting room amenities and a prime location for your next business meeting, Prime Office Center has everything you need for success in your work world. Virtual Office Plans include amenities such as mail and package services, a prestigious business address, and live personalized phone answering service – starting at $75 per month.

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When searching for the best eateries, you’ll want to check out a few of the most highly recommended spots in the Financial District: Leo’s Bagels; start your day off with their handmade bagels and topping offerings, along with a delicious coffee and you’re set. Adrienne’s Pizzabar; amazing square cut pizza, lasagna, salads, etc…great for lunch or dinner and they offer online ordering and delivery if you can’t breakaway from the office. Felice 64; a stylish restaurant for authentic Italian dishes with an extensive wine list and a cozy atmosphere to get lost in. Lastly, Augustine; located inside The Beekman Hotel, is a classic upscale French restaurant with an incredible menu and ambiance and is perfect for professional business meetings or date night.

Adrienne’s Pizzabar CloudVO City Guide Blog New York City Financial District
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Recommendations for hotels: The Fredrick is perfect for all your needs with high quality rooms and is very budget-friendly. If you’re looking for something more upscale, the aforementioned Beekman Hotel is a great option with an old-world vibe and beautifully appointed art. There’s also a great bar called The Bar Room in the hotel, and is a good choice for winding down from a busy day. Hampton Inn Manhattan/Downtown-Financial District is centrally located and only 2 blocks from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. They offer a comfortable experience with all of the desirable amenities and is another nice choice.

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Augustine at The Beekman. Photo Source: Thompson Hotels

Whether you are in the market for a prestigious business address, local phone services, or meeting rooms in the Financial District, CloudVO partners have an array of great options. Known as a financially powerful iconic area of New York, the Financial District is the perfect place to find a shared workspace to grow your business or host your next business meeting. 


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 in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Integrating Virtual Office Services into a Coworking Space: 6 Ways to Take Advantage of the VO Trend

Virtual offices are an increasingly hot topic in the shared workspace industry—and for good reason. Virtual offices provide mobile employees, remote workers, freelancers, independent professionals and small teams access to office space, conference rooms, a business address, mail service, phone answering, business amenities, open coworking space and more.

Virtual offices have been part of the office rental industry for decades. Now coworking space operators are embracing the virtual office trend to expand their offerings, create additional income streams and differentiate in an increasingly crowded workspace industry. Here are six reasons to integrate a virtual office into a coworking space.

1. Virtual Offices Expand Offerings for Existing Coworking Members
Coworking spaces are full of freelancers, independent professionals, remote workers and small teams. As existing members grow their businesses, they may need more than access to a single location. Adding a virtual office to your coworking space enables you to expand offerings to include mail forwarding, live phone answering services, day office rental and more.

2. Live Phone Answering Services in a Virtual Office
Access to live phone answering services is part of the above expanded offerings for members, but it deserves its own section because it can be transformative for a new business. Whether a virtual office members is on the road, busy building a product or working from an open coworking area, they can still have a professional receptionist answer calls, forward calls to a mobile number and take messages. This can be a powerful tool in establishing a new business.

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3. A Virtual Office Can Attract New Markets
Independent professionals and small teams don’t all need set office hours or coworking days—but they may still need mail, phone, a business address, access to a meeting room, and the occasional day office. A virtual office lets you go beyond offering a simple day pass to a coworking space which offers additional valuable services and potentially reach new markets.

4. Activate the Meeting Room in a Coworking Space
Shared workspaces generally have meeting rooms and conference rooms—and they may be underutilized, sitting empty much of the time. By adding virtual office offerings to a coworking space, operators make these spaces available to a broader market of professionals and businesses in need of meeting rooms, conference rooms and day offices.

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5. Virtual Offices Open Additional Revenue Streams for Coworking Spaces
A virtual office can be a nice additional revenue stream for a coworking space. By including a range of virtual office offerings, from a business address and mail collection to live phone answering service, meeting room rental and a day office, space operators create additional revenue streams from a variety of markets and professionals.

6. Differentiate Your Coworking Space with a Virtual Office
As the shared workspace industry continues to grow at a remarkable rate, it is increasingly important for coworking space operators to differentiate themselves beyond providing a desk and wifi. One way to do this is through community-building and event programming. Another way to differentiate is through robust virtual office offerings and flexible VO packages to meet a variety of professional needs and preferences.

A growing number of coworking spaces are incorporating virtual offices into their workspace offerings.  Check out CloudVO’s   Resource Center  for more insights on how you can expand your workspace offering.

Not a partner yet?  We would love to add you to our growing network of 650 locations around the globe.  Visit us at:  www.CloudVO.com  to list your location for free.

By Cat Johnson, content strategist and coworking member of NextSpace in Santa Cruz, CA.


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 in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO City Guide: Iconic Midtown East– New York

In this months’ City Guide Series, CloudVO highlights shared workspaces in New York – Midtown East, an area known for high-rises and soaring skyscrapers. The lifestyle is vibrant and bustling with a healthy mix of new and old development. You can’t help but fall in love with the #views of the city skyline and waterfront. Midtown East is in an extremely convenient location, being that the core of the neighborhood is Grand Central Station, one of the most historic landmarks of public transportation in the country.

CloudVO City Blog Midtown East New York Grand Central Station

All CloudVO Partner locations featured offer fully-equipped meeting rooms and day offices with high-speed internet and a community lounge serving coffee, tea, and water, along with Virtual Office plans for standard mail services and use of business address, with options to add live phone answering services. Most locations also offer Virtual Office plans with additional amenities such as mail forwarding, discounted access to meeting rooms, and directory listing in the building lobby. With over a dozen locations in Midtown East, CloudVO has opted to spotlight their most popular locations.

CloudVO Partner, Jay Suites, offers on-the-go workers meeting rooms at 369 Lexington just one block from the infamous Grand Central Station. This fully-equipped, shared workspace is situated on the second and third floors of Grand Central Tower; an amazing building with 28 stories that tower into the skyline. Incorporating a spacious 23,000 square-feet of workspace, expect nothing less than first-class luxury. Think elegant meets modern. If you would also like a professional business address and virtual office at this location, a virtual office plan starts at $75.00 per month.

CloudVO City Blog Midtown East New York CloudVO Partner Jay Suites Lexington Avenue Boardroom
Boardroom at Jay Suites Lexington Avenue

Another CloudVO Partner, NYC Office Suites, has meeting rooms available at the Commerce Building. This shared workspace is also within walking distance to Grand Central and all major subway lines, buses, and metro-north commuter trains. If you are seeking a professional business address, a mail plan starts at $67.00 per month. This location is perfect for any startup or freelancing, as well as for hosting meetings. NYC Office Suites offers another workspace a couple of blocks away, named Midtown-East, offering furnished meeting rooms and day offices, along with virtual office plans starting at $69.00 per month. These high-floored, sunny offices make a great first impression, especially for hosting a meeting with investors or clients. All offices, from refined single workstations to spacious team rooms, are private.

CloudVO City Blog Midtown East New York NYC Office Suites Midtown East Office Building Exterior
NYC Office Suites Midtown East Skyscraper

CloudVO Partner, Corporate Suites, provides a shared workspace at Third Avenue @ 47th promoting productivity and success geared towards mobile workers. The future of your business is bright here as tastefully decorated offices look out on the Manhattan skyline and East River, with virtual office plans starting at $100.00 per month. High-speed internet and technology services are available to help your business run smoothly. Here, you are provided with space, tools, services (and happy hours!) conducive to inspiring great work.

Corporate Suites offers another meeting room space at Third Avenue @ 50th with a modern lobby with building security and multiple high-speed elevators. Those looking to do business internationally will find this location to be ideal, as it lies steps away from the United Nations. Elegant day offices and coworking spaces await you, provided with everything you need to create great work and grow your business. A mail plan starts at $100.00 per month.  

CloudVO City Blog Midtown East New York Corporate Suites Third Ave at 47th Building Exterior
Corporate Suites located on Third Avenue at 47th
CloudVO City Blog Midtown East New York Corporate Suites Third Ave at 50th Building Exterior
Meeting Room for Corporate Suites located on Third Ave at 50th

If you’re in the market for a place to stay, a few of the most popular hotels nearby consist of: The Residence Inn by Marriott Midtown East, The Hilton Garden Inn Midtown East or The Benjamin, if you’re looking for something more upscale. As far as restaurants go there are many options around Midtown and Midtown East. Some highly-noted ones include: The Smith, a trendy American bistro with lots of comfort food, The Sea Fire grill, a high-end healthy surf-n-turf restaurant that is also a great late-night spot, and OBAO, southeast Asian dining with a twist that offers happy hour food and drinks.

Recreational ideas: Grand Central Station is definitely a must-see and a great selfie-spot. Other notable places to visit in Midtown East include: The Whispering Gallery; which resides inside Grand Central Terminal and boasts a magical experience; Greenacre Park; a wonderful hidden gem in the city, providing a space for you to brush off the hustle and bustle of city-life and relax within nature; and the Museum of Modern Art; you can stroll along at your own pace, while enjoying a great assortment of modern art.

CloudVO City Blog Midtown East New York The Smith Restaurant Midtown Manhattan New York
The Smith Restaurant, Bar and American Bistro

Whether you are seeking a prestigious business address, local phone services, or a meeting room in Midtown East, our CloudVO Partners have plenty of options. With easy access from public transit, from both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports, and being surrounded by a plethora of restaurants, hotels, parks, galleries, and more, Midtown East is a convenient area of Manhattan to host your next business meeting or find a private workspace.


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 650 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO City Guide: New York – Exploring Chelsea

Have a business trip in New York City this year? Whether you are visiting for a few days, or touching down for a few hours, CloudVO has you covered with an expansive list of shared and private workspaces scattered across the city. CloudVO will breakdown the different districts of New York, NY over the next few months, and highlight some spectacular workspaces for you to choose.

Today, we take a closer look at Chelsea. Located on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, this district has landed itself on the National Register of Historic Places. This community is well-known as one of the centers of the city’s art world and boasts over 200 art galleries. Chelsea, is also known for their eclectic style, social diversity and inclusion.

New York Chelsea Google Map

CloudVO Partner, Work Better, offers mobile workers their trendy workspace in New York – Chelsea; consisting of beautiful hardwood floors and large windows that allow for lots of natural light. The space is reflective of the creativity in this art-driven community with an edgy vibe.  Meeting rooms occupy the 3rd and 4th floors in the nineteenth century loft and have a distinguished character and charm of its own.    Meeting rooms are equipped for presentations, the internet is fast (we’re talking 1GB per second!), and the pantry is stocked with coffee, tea, and water. You can book a room online and select amenities to complete your business meeting or work day.

The New York – Chelsea space is in close proximity to Union Square, the West Village, Madison Square Park, Midtown and the New Jersey Path Train. The closest airport is LaGuardia International Airport – about 30 minutes by Uber. It’s also conveniently located near subway lines 1, 2, M, F, N and R.

CloudVO Partner New York Chelsea building exterior

CloudVO Partner Work Better New York Chelsea Meeting RoomWhen looking for things to do for fun and entertainment – the island of Manhattan has everything you could ever want. Yet, Chelsea has some of its own exciting attractions close by for you to enjoy. The High Line Park (just ‘High Line’ to locals) is something that should make your short-list and is truly a unique way to wind-down. Built on top of an unused elevated section of the New York Central Railway, High Line is a 1.45-mile-long aerial greenway with incredible views of the city and the Hudson River. Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex is a sports enthusiast’s dream. The facility offers among other things: basketball, soccer, golf, bowling, a climbing wall,  ice rinks, a health club and the city’s largest gymnastics training facility, as well as home to many Film and Television Production Studios.

The art world that defines Chelsea is such a prominent part of the community and one great way to appreciate the artist’s creations is through  Two Percent Gallery Tours. They specialize in the top 5 art exhibits and rotate to whatever is relevant at that time; which includes multi-million-dollar art.  You’ll travel through Chelsea and the Lower East Side – learning insider information provided by artists via a tour guide about each piece.

Chelsea New York. Photo by Kai Pilger from Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/architecture-bright-building-city-574043/
Chelsea New York. Photo by Kai Pilger from Pexels.

If you’re looking for great places to stay in the area: The Maritime Hotel, Doubletree Hotel Chelsea, or Hampton Inn Manhattan-Chelsea are some of the best options. One thing that Chelsea boasts is a neighborhood feel. While you don’t see too many chain restaurants, you do see a bunch of hot spot neighborhood restaurants. Some of these include Cookshop, “farm-to-hipster” dining good for any occasion, Momoya, which is known as the best sushi spot in Chelsea, and Toro, featuring Barcelona-style tapas that fit any personality type.

If you require a professional business address, select from one of CloudVO’s New York – Chelsea Virtual Office Plans. This prime location is surrounded by New York City’s financial, entertainment, restaurant, hotel and fashion districts; with the best of everything at your fingertips; which means that this virtual office is right in the middle of all the action. The Chelsea community and extending areas of New York City give-way to a great work environment that is perfect for anyone with a professional business looking for office and meeting space with an artsy vibe on the West Side of Manhattan.


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 650 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO Partner Compares Prices and Customer Reviews with Regus

It was not even close!

Our Northern California Partner (and sister company) Pacific Workplaces recently conducted a comprehensive comparison of Regus prices vs Pacific Workplaces  based on actual published prices, for a number of virtual office and meeting room bundle of services including:

  • Mail collection and forwarding
  • Digital Mail
  • Live phone answering
  • Bundled access to Day Offices (2 days and 5 days).

Pacific Workplaces also reported on the Regus customer reviews on Google and Yelp and compared them with its own, for each of the locations.

The methodology was the same in all 15 locations that were the object of this benchmarking effort, where nearby locations in buildings and shared office spaces of similar standings were targeted across both companies. The report published by Pacific Workplaces in all transparency includes all locations branded Pacific Workplaces, with no local spinning and no “pick & choose” element that could induce a competitive bias.

The analysis reports the price difference on a location-by-location basis which we can summarize as follows:

  • Regus Basic Mail Plans are 50%+ more expensive than at our CloudVO Northern California partner locations, on average.
  • Regus Virtual Office Packages, which add to the basic mail service a local phone, live answering services, and access to CloudVO Partner Pacific Workplaces versus Regus Price Analysis Blog Post2 days of day office each month, are on average 20%+ more expensive and considerably less flexible.
  • Regus Virtual Office Plus packages that provides 5-day access to day offices each month, on top of mail services, local phone number, and phone answering services, are on average close to 30% more expensive than at our Northern California partner locations, and infinitely less flexible.
  • Hourly rates on meeting rooms are over 70% more expensive. Really?
  • Customer Reviews on Yelp and Google also show big differences in favor of our Northern California partnering locations, often by a significant margin, based on several hundreds of reviews.

See details of this comparative analysis report on our partner Pacific Workplaces web site: Regus Price & Customer Review Comparison. There is also a paragraph that addresses the lack of price competitiveness of Regus in full time offices with reasons as to why.

Thank you Pacific Workplaces for sharing such a comprehensive bench-marking analysis.

Note that we have a few locations in Northern California with even more attractive prices for some of these virtual office services. Check them all on the San Francisco or California pages.

This result is consistent with our own research last year, when we conducted a comprehensive price benchmarking effort focused on hundreds of Regus and CloudVO meeting rooms in the U.S. that pointed to CloudVO meeting rooms being often 50% less expensive than Regus on an
apple-to-apple basis. See the report here.


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 650 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.