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.

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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.

How to Use Coworking Day Passes to Generate Leads (and Why You Should)

As a coworking space operator, you’d rather have someone become a member than buy a day pass. But, from the perspective of a potential member, a day pass is an easy way to retain flexibility and test drive a space before deciding on the right one.

That’s a good thing. When someone works in your space for a day, you have an opportunity to impress them, showcase your space and community, and move them further down your sales funnel toward potentially becoming a member.

Coworking Day Passes to Generate Leads NextSpace Coworking Santa Cruz First Friday Special Day Pass

Coworking Day Passes are one of the most powerful lead generation tools you have. Yes, they can generate some revenue, but if you’re thinking of day passes primarily as a revenue stream, you’re missing out on their most valuable aspect.

I spoke with CloudVO CEO, Laurent Dhollande, and NextSpace Coworking Santa Cruz Senior Community Manager, Maya Delano, about using day passes to attract leads and drive membership. Here are the key takeaways and best tips from our conversation.

Make it Easy to Purchase a Day Pass.

Don’t overcharge for day passes because you’re not doing it to make money—you’re using it as lead generation. You want people to come back.

Leverage Channels

Leverage channel partners, such as CloudVO, to sell day passes. This way, you make it easy for people to purchase a day pass online, you expose people to your brand, and you can attract people from outside of the area. Once someone has purchased a pass, they’re already invested in your space.

Sell Monthly Day Pass Subscriptions

Selling a single day pass is fine, but then you only see the person once, and maybe for only a few hours. A day pass subscription that renews each month is a better way to bring people into the space and community. The day pass holder gets more interaction with the community and sees that the vibe in the space can be different depending on the day and time. They can attend different events and experience the natural ebb and flow of energy in the space.

Day pass subscriptions, such as the Pacific Workplaces 3-Day Monthly Pass option, let people who may not be ready for full-time membership get a toe in the water and experience coworking in a meaningful way.

Using Day Passes to Generate Leads Pacific Workplaces Coworking Membership Plans

Move People from Day Pass User to Subscriber

As mentioned above, a membership subscription is more valuable to both the space operator and the customer than one-off day passes. They get a better value and the space gets recurring income. Once someone is a subscriber, you can move them to full membership when the time is right because they’re already in the space and a member of the community.

Price Day Pass Subscriptions Aggressively

Make subscription plans as enticing as possible, whether it’s for day passes or meeting room hours. Subscribers may not use as many days or hours as they think they might each month, so you can sell more hours or space than you have. Dhollande compares it to a gym membership. Everyone doesn’t show up at the same time and, while some members go regularly, others retain membership so they can use it when they want or need to.

Strategically Give Away Day Passes

Complimentary day passes can be strategically given to people and groups in your target market. This includes freelancers, remote workers, independent professionals, and startups. The idea is to invite people to come in and get a sense of the space, let them experience coworking then, ideally, convert them into a membership package or other products, such as meeting room time or day office rental.

“I don’t give day passes to just anybody,” says Delano. “If someone comes in and didn’t have enough time for a tour, or if I feel like they’d be a really good fit for the space, I give them an incentive to come back.”

Delano, who estimates that she converts 60 percent of day pass users into members, explains that she physically puts a day pass in their hand. “That way,” she says, “it’s an experience versus just clicking something online.”

Make it Easy for Members to Purchase Day Passes

When members of your space bring in guests, and if they stay for longer than a meeting, they should purchase a day pass. Make it easy for your members to inexpensively secure guest day passes for visitors.

Invite Day Pass Users to Events

Events in your space can also be powerful lead generators and member magnets. At NextSpace Coworking Santa Cruz, the weekly Friday Happy Hour is a lively event that attracts new members, longtime members, potential members and the extended community. This is a great way to introduce leads to the community and culture of your space. Events also give leads an opportunity to ask more questions about the space and offerings.

Using Day Passes to Generate Leads NextSpace Coworking Santa Cruz Happy Hour

Give Day Passers a Great Experience in Your Space

“Once a day passer is here,” says Delano, “it’s my job to make sure they’re meeting people throughout the day, they’re getting on the internet, they’re seeing what coworking is, and they’re getting introduced to the community as soon as possible.”

Delano adds that she wants day pass users to see that the NextSpace community is something special, which encourages potential members to join. “By the end of the day,” she says, “if someone really wants to work here, they’re going to sign up.”

Track Day Pass Users

Make sure you have a way of tracking day pass users so you can more easily convert them to a subscription package or full membership. If a day passer comes in frequently, let them know about membership options that make better financial sense than just purchasing one-off day passes.

“By tracking day pass users, I can offer them a membership that’s a better fit for them,” says Delano. It allows me to see who could potentially go to the next membership level and maybe save a little money.”

Use Day Passes for Donations

Day passes make good donations for local organizations and events. They introduce people to the space and brand without a lot of extra work for the workspace team.

“It’s promotion and a lot less to onboard,” says Delano. “The day pass is low impact on me and high impact out in the world.”

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

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 – 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
Photo Source: www.delfriscos.com

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
Photo Source: www.newyork.grand.hyatt.com

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.

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.

TKO Suites Virtual Office Space & Meeting Rooms in New York City Financial District City Guide Blog

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.

Virtual Office and Meeting Rooms at 30 Wall Street CloudVO Blog City Guide New York City Financial District

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.

Reception at 44 Wall Street Prime Office Center CloudVO City Guide Blog New York Financial District

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
Photo source: www.Adrienne’sPizzabarNYC.com

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.

Property The Beekman Hotel Lobby Thompson Hotels CloudVO City Guide Financial District New York
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.

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.

Building your Business Online: Some Useful Tips on Setting Up an Effective Virtual Office Space

No matter if you are located in New York City or Miami, building your first virtual office or home-based business can be challenging. There are several factors to think about and a few challenges to face once you start setting up your virtual office space. However, these challenges shouldn’t hinder you from running your business smoothly. If you are on the stage of setting up your virtual office space, then the following tips can help you out.

1. Work with a virtual receptionist.

Most businesses depend on the telephone to contact people, and for people to contact them. Setting up a business phone number, and then hiring a virtual office receptionist to handle it, can help you jumpstart your home-based business. With a reliable virtual receptionist, you have a hundred percent assurance that all calls from your valued customers are answered.

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Your virtual receptionist will also work in handling orders, taking important messages and relaying them to you, answering queries from customers and scheduling appointments. All these can help guarantee smooth business operations.

Not only does having a virtual receptionist have a friendly and professional appeal, it allows you to focus on your business. Trained to work as an extension of your staff, CloudAnswering does the filtering of sales calls, gathering the basic information & relaying the important information over to you wherever you are. This seamless service enables you to prioritize calls, and allow you to choose to accept the call or have transferred to your personalized voicemail.

2. Develop a professional image.

Even if you are just working from home, it is still crucial to showcase a professional image not only to your clients, but also to your team. This is necessary, even if you just intend to work on your pajamas. Having a virtual receptionist handle your calls can go a long way to putting forth a
professional image. Ensure that you dress appropriately during important meetings with clients. Dressing professionally is essential,
especially if you are meeting with the client personally or on Skype. This
will let you show an image of authority and professionalism, making it easier to earn their trust.

3. Get a Prestigious Business Address

skyline-buildings-new-york-skyscrapersAnother way to develop a professional image, and create trust from your clients is to have a prestigious business address. A great advantage to having a virtual office is you can work from wherever you are. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be located where your address is. There are laws and taxes to keep in mind based on what state you are “located” in, but really you can be located wherever you would like. Set up your office in the New York/Manhattan area, Miami, or Chicago. The location of your business can give your clients the feel that you are professional, experienced, and ready to handle their needs.

4. Keep your communication lines open.

Your employees/team members should feel comfortable when asking questions or communicating with you. Reassure them that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Make them feel like they can raise their concerns anytime without fear of getting judged. Some ways to communicate with your team are Skype, Google apps such as Google Hangout, and e-mail.

5. Rent/outsource some services.

With the increase of interest in virtual offices, workspace providers are sharing their services to other interested operators. Check out their offers and determine which among these providers can meet your specific requirements. Some of those who are into virtual office space rental also offer additional services like live telephone answering and forwarding, a business address in New YorkMiami, Chicago or more, based on where you would like your business to be, listing of email addresses, and building directories. Before starting your search, create a list of all the services that you need. This way, you can easily determine, which among the virtual office space providers can meet your specific requirements.

6. Take advantage of the intranet.

Since you won’t be working with your team in just one location, you have to look for a way to communicate with them efficiently. This is where intranet can help. Once you set it up, connecting with your virtual team and sharing information will be a lot easier.

Wrapping Up

pexels-photo (3)Whether you are in Chicago, Miami, or New York, creating an online
business has a variety of elements that need to be taken into consideration. Businesses like
CloudVO offer services such as telephone answering, a prestigious business address, mail and packaging services, and a conference room or part time office each month. This will allow you to create a business you love, without having to worry about the small details that can be a hassle. Virtual office spaces are a great solution for small business who want to go big.


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.

 

The Last Rush Hour (and why Google, Facebook, and Apple may become premature dinosaurs)

In the ebook, The Last Rush Hour, there is a striking analysis of the irony of seeing big Silicon Valley companies dis-intermediating time and distance, being the poster children for obsolete 20th century thinking of Centralized Corporate Offices.

In Frederick Pilot’s last book, The Last Rush Hour, available in an ebook format today, there is a striking analysis of the irony of seeing big Silicon Valley companies, which invented the technology tools that have empowered mobility, dis-intermediating time and distance, being the poster children for obsolete 20th century thinking of Centralized Corporate Offices.

Rush Hour

The mega campuses that Google, Facebook, and Apple continue to grow, with all possible amenities a worker may want, are of another age. Just more colorful, with free smoothies, free Hint mineral water, a chef, and a dry cleaner. But in the end, they are just Big Corporate Centralized Offices. They don’t eliminate commute time. In fact a few large Silicon Valley companies, like Yahoo! and HP, have actually reversed liberal telecommute policies, to get “all hands on deck.” Some say out of desperation, trying to treat symptoms rather than the deeper root cause of their problems.

This approach constrains these great companies to only access a workforce that want to live in this environment. Silicon Valley, where I write these lines, is a great place to live, but not all the best and brightest engineering minds want to live here. You’ll also find them in Florida, Michigan, India, or New Zealand too. On the other hand, many surveys have shown that most everyone is happy to work remotely, and that collaborative work does not require daily physical proximity to be effective, not to mention that work teams are increasingly cross-functional, cross-companies, and cross-geographical, which makes the concept of daily physical proximity obsolete in this century.

As a result, the San Francisco Bay Area is the 3rd most congested area in the nation and thousands of workers, and their companies, are wasting hundreds of thousand hours with unproductive commute.

Are Google, Apple, and -sadly– also Facebook on their way to becoming premature dinosaurs? Will they soon be replaced by the increasing vitality of smaller, distributed entrepreneurs, working with each other in more dynamic informal circles, often out of coworking places, a more attractive work environment, for many millennials? The future will tell. It will be interesting to watch.

http://www.lastrushhour.com

Author: Laurent Dhollande, CloudVO CEO

It’s Earth Day Everyday In The Workspace-as-a-Service Industry

How On-Demand Workspace Providers help save 121,00 tons of CO2 annually!

How On-Demand Workspace Providers help save 121,00 tons of CO2 annually!

CO2 Emission Reduction

Yesterday was Earth Day 2014. This was a good day for each of us to spend a few minutes taking stock of the role we play in protecting the earth and its resources.  Or, in some cases, recognizing that we are not paying enough attention to being good stewards of our precious planet.  There is always room for improvement, but we have some good news for our Workspace-as-a-Service colleagues.

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