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Running a Virtual Office: Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

Virtual offices offer a whole host of amazing benefits from companies. For small businesses, international brands, or even law firms, virtual offices offer the opportunity to have a prestigious location in a market where your company may not be present, or where it may be impractical to open a new office.

While virtual offices provide an array of impressive benefits for companies such as a dedicated concierge service, personalized phone answering, call-transferring services, and first-class administrative service, there are still challenges associated with successfully running a virtual office. One of the biggest issues many companies face when running a virtual office is managing a distant and remote workforce.

Fortunately, running a virtual office effectively just requires some sound business practices and a little help from the experts At Alexa’s Workspaces. We treat our clients’ businesses like they were our own. We always concentrate on their needs so they can concentrate on growing their businesses. We have years of experience in helping firms run virtual offices. Here are some of the best tips for managing a remote workforce.

Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

Make Them Feel Welcome

Working from a remote location can be difficult, especially when it comes to forging interpersonal relationships. Being separated from other employees, the feelings of isolation and even loneliness can all sink in quickly for remote workers. That’s why it is crucial that you go that extra mile to ensure that all your employees – no matter their physical location – feel welcome in your company.

Let Technology Be Your Team-Building Friend

Technology plays a crucial role in communication between your team members when working remotely.  While many businesses rely on e-mail as their go-to communication platform, live-video conferencing through services like Facetime and Skype are excellent for helping establish familiarity with other workers and eliminating mixed-messages which can easily result from e-mail messaging. Instant messaging is also great for group conversations and allowing a certain level of informality, which can further foster relationships amongst team members.

Encourage Cross-Collaboration

When trying to manage your remote workers successfully, always try to encourage cross-collaboration at every opportunity. By supporting and empowering your employees to collaborate, people in distant locations can better understand the people and projects of your company. Not only that, but collaboration is an excellent way for your workers to understand each other’s abilities, personalities, and even work-style, allowing for interpersonal and team relationships to grow and thrive no matter where the location.

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Alexa’s Workspaces provides businesses with the opportunity to expand their reach at a minimal cost. At Alexa’s Workspaces, we concentrate on our clients’ needs so they can concentrate on growing their businesses. For just $179 a month, our virtual offices provide you with the power of multiple locations without the added costs! Virtual offices are available on a month-to-month basis with no set-up fees. Just sign up and you’re ready to go!  Call us today at 954-745-5800 and take your first step towards a brighter future.

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The Top Fort Lauderdale Community Events in Spring 2019

Fort Lauderdale is an amazing place to work, live and play! At Alexa’s Workspaces, we love everything this city has to offer. Here are some of the top Fort Lauderdale community events in Spring 2019.

Fort Mardi Gras – March 2, 2019

Is there anything more fun than a Mardi Gras celebration? We can’t think of anything that captures the excitement and multi-cultural wonder Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Presented by Damn Good Hospitality, Fort Mardi Gras is a free music festival with something for the entire family! Full of authentic food, drinks, and live music, this celebration of all things New Orleans takes place at America’s Backyard on SW 3rd Ave at 4 p.m. on March 2. From there the party heads to Esplanade Park.

Feast on classic Cajun and Creole flavors with an impressive 1,000-pound crawfish boil presented by Shuck & Dive! Just some of the activities for the whole family include face painting stations, local craft vendors, and so much more. For more information, visit the Eventbrite event page.

Las Olas Wine and Food Festival – April 5, 2019

Presented in collaboration with Breakthru Beverage, New Amsterdam Vodka, Woodford Reserve, and the William Hill Winery, this year’s Las Olas Wine & Food Festival features not only five blocks of tasty treats and delicious wines from some of the nationally recognized wineries and top restaurants throughout South Florida, but also the American Lung Association (ALA) will be adding a breath of fresh air for the culinary inclined.

This year’s festival is the perfect way to learn more about our amazing city, as you walk down the iconic Las Olas Boulevard. As you enter each of the event’s “neighborhood tasting pavilion”, you’ll enjoy the best cuisine each area has to offer before strolling to the next “neighborhood”.

So, come along and help fight against the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and enjoy some great food and wine at the same time! For more information, visit the official event site.

Uptown 5K on the Runway – April 13, 2019

Like fitness and helping out charity? Then take flight at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) at 8 a.m. on April 13th. The Uptown 5K on the Runway, hosted by FXE, is held in conjunction with the Trustbridge Hospice Foundation to raise money and fund the foundation’s services and programs.

Once the race on the airport’s runway (how cool is that?!) finishes, participants can head to the Urban Village for the post-race festivities, including live music and entertainment, food, drinks, and even a kid’s zone. This is a one-of-a-kind event that is fun for the whole family! For more information, visit the official event site at the Trustbridge Hospice Foundation’s website.

Fort Lauderdale is an Amazing Place for Business!

Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live and to work. At Alexa’s Workspaces, we know the benefits that a prestigious location in Fort Lauderdale can offer companies – that’s why we offer first-class executive suites and virtual offices in the heart of the city. Here, our tenants are like our family. Helping their businesses succeed is our number one goal. For that reason, we offer an unparalleled array of amenities, which can be tailored to suit their every need. Our clients can expect:

  • Conference rooms
  • 24/7 office access
  • Dedicated phone and fax lines
  • Professional and personalized call answering and forwarding
  • Security
  • Private gym and showers
  • FREE Shuttle service to Las Olas Blvd.
  • Parking for you and your clientele
  • Free coffee and tea service
  • Clerical assistance
  • Handling of mail (both domestic and international)
  • A dedicated local phone number
  • Notary services
  • Translation services
  • Courier services & MORE!

events in fort lauderdale in april 2019Looking for Office Space in Fort Lauderdale? Give Alexa’s Workspaces a Call Today!

If you are looking for first-class amenities, as well as a fully-customizable and flexible space to suit your company’s specific needs, look no further! At Alexa’s Workspaces, we concentrate on our clients’ needs, so they can concentrate on growing their business. Our virtual offices provide you with the power of multiple locations without the added costs! Virtual offices are also available on a month-to-month basis, with no set-up fees. Just sign up and you’re ready to go! Call us today at 954-745-5800 and take your business to the next level.

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Looking to Move Your Business from Overseas? Why a Virtual Office Is Your Best Bet

Expanding globally can be a daunting proposition. Even for extremely successful brands, entering a foreign market for the first time can be a scary thought. Fortunately, there are easy solutions for those brands looking to gain a foothold in the American marketplace. If you are looking to move your business from overseas, here’s why a virtual office is your best bet.

Virtual Offices

For those looking to enter the U.S. market, virtual offices are an excellent option.  Virtual offices allow a business owner the ability to work from anywhere in the world while maintaining a physical presence at a prestigious location. Having a virtual office gives you all the benefits of a professional office without the overhead and problems of having to run your headquarters yourself.

Businesses which choose virtual offices receive the same personalized care and attention as executive suite clients, along with a “brick and mortar” location that can be used for Google My Business listings and client communications.

Virtual Offices for Overseas Businesses

Virtual offices provide overseas businesses looking to get a foothold in the U.S. with an easy, affordable and reliable base in a new market. When a business chooses a virtual office with a reputable brand, they get all the advantages of an executive suite, without the overhead costs or manpower needed to run a large office.

When an overseas business is looking to enter the U.S. market, a virtual office can help them get their affairs in order before making any major personnel moves to their new offices. A virtual office provides a foreign business with a unique and prestigious address. Having an address in an important commercial center such as Fort Lauderdale provides the company with a base in the United States where customers can reach them and where they plant their flag in the ground and exclaim “we are open for business!”

Having a U.S. business address also allows a company to send and receive correspondence from that location. One of the best perks that come with virtual office space is the service your virtual office provides. This includes dedicated mail handling (both domestic and internationally), courier services, clerical assistance, and professional call answering and forwarding. These amazing perks allow your business in the United States to run like a finely-tuned machine – no matter where in the world you are!

And, when you do visit your new office, an outstanding virtual office provider, such as Alexa’s Workspaces, will make you feel like you are right at home.  Alexa’s professional and friendly staff will work with you to ensure that your business goals are met.  This includes helping your business set up a Google My Business listing, assisting with acquiring a federal tax ID and providing everything your company needs to thrive.  Besides the impressive services already mentioned, this includes:

  • Private gym and showers
  • FREE shuttle service
  • Parking for both you and your clients
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Notary and translation services
  • 24/7 security

to move business overseasLooking to Move Your Company to the U.S.? Give Alexa’s Workspaces a Call Today!

If you are looking for first-class amenities, as well as a fully-customizable and flexible space to suit your brand’s specific needs – look no further! At, Alexa’s Workspaces, we concentrate on the needs of our clients, so they can fully concentrate on growing their brands. Our virtual offices provide your company with the power multiple locations bring, but without the added costs! Virtual offices are available on a month-to-month basis with no setup fees. Just sign up and you’re ready to go!  Call us today at 954-745-5800 and take your first step towards a brighter future.

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Location Vs. Amenities: Which is More Important When Choosing Office Space?

If you are considering starting a new business, or maybe opening an office in a new market, you are likely going to view a number of potential office spaces. When trying to figure out what space is best for your company you are likely to get sucked into an age-old debate: location vs. amenities. Which is more important when choosing office space?

Location, Location, Location

In the business world, having a great location can be the difference between being a success or having close up shop.  For lawyers and investment firms, having a central, downtown location can be the ticket to landing more clients (a central location has a much more impressive sound to clients). In addition, a centralized location usually offers much better transportation options for potential clients to reach a company’s offices.

Amenities

While a location is great, amenities are what can keep a business thriving. Finding an office space with amazing amenities can be the difference between attracting world-class clients to your company or losing them to a competitor. Not only that, but great amenities can help boost a company’s employee morale and productivity.

Which is More Important?

In the world of business, which is more important? Location or amenities? While the answer really depends on the unique situation each business is in, the consensus answer amongst industry insiders is that amenities trump location. After all, for many brands, location isn’t really a big deal. What is a big deal, however, is attracting and retaining employees and clientele – something world-class amenities can go a long way in facilitating.

That’s not to say that a great location isn’t essential for those in certain industries. For those in more traditional fields such as attorneys, investment bankers, a central location still remains an extremely important component when choosing the right office space.

The Best of Both Worlds!

What if you didn’t have to pick between an excellent location and first-class amenities? What if you could have both?

At Alexa’s Workspaces, we offer executive suites and virtual offices in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Situated in one of the premier buildings in all of Fort Lauderdale, our offices are within walking distance to the Federal Courthouse and City Hall, and is in the heart of the city’s Central Business District.  Las Olas Boulevard, renowned for its world-class shopping and eateries, is only a five-minute walk.

For those commuting, the building is within a few minutes’ away from Fort Lauderdale’s Brightline station, offering fast and luxurious service to Miami and West Palm Beach. Our offices are also close to I-95, I-595, Tri-Rail and the Hollywood/ Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

At Alexa’s Workspaces, our tenants are like our family. Helping their businesses succeed is our number one goal. For that reason, we offer an unparalleled array of amenities, which can be tailored to suit their every need. Our clients can expect:

    • Conference rooms
    • 24/7 office access
    • Dedicated phone and fax lines
    • Professional and personalized call answering and forwarding
    • 24 Hr. Security
    • Private gym and showers
    • FREE Shuttle service
    • Parking for you and your clientele
    • Free coffee and tea service
    • Clerical assistance
    • Mail Handling (both domestic and international)
    • A dedicated local phone number
    • Notary services
    • Translation services
    • Courier services & MORE!

Virtual Offices

For smaller businesses, or for those looking to enter into the Fort Lauderdale market, virtual offices are an excellent option.  Virtual offices allow a business owner the ability to work from anywhere in the world while maintaining a physical presence at our prestigious location. Having a virtual office gives you all the benefits of a professional office without the overhead and problems of having to run your headquarters yourself.

You’ll receive the same personalized care and attention as our other executive suite clients, along with a “brick and mortar” location you can use for Google My Business listings and for client communications.

Looking for Office Space in Fort Lauderdale? Give Alexa’s Workspaces a Call Today!

If you are looking for first-class amenities, as well as a fully-customizable and flexible space to suit your specific needs – look no further! At Alexa’s Workspaces, we concentrate on our clients’ needs, so they can concentrate on growing their business. Our virtual offices provide you with the power of multiple locations without the added costs! Virtual offices are available on a month-to-month basis, with no set-up fees. Just sign up and you’re ready to go!  Call us today at 954-745-5800 and take your first step towards a brighter future.