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Premier Business Centers Blog

Why You Wouldn't Want to Work From Home

December 31, 2014 | By: MBurge

The idea of a commute from the bed to the bedroom office appeals to many, and with good reason: working from home has been shown to increase productivity and happiness. While many remote workers have sung the praises of saving gas money and a flexible schedule, it isn't a good fit for everyone. If you're working up the chutzpah to ask the boss to let you skip coming in, or if you're considering running your own business from home, take the other side of the story into account before you decide.... Read More

5 Reasons for Small Businesses to Locate in Santa Monica

December 29, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Nicknamed Dogtown after local boys who became famous skateboarders in the 1970s, Santa Monica is both a scenic beach town and a busy business hub of professional offices and commerce. Home to celebrities, families, students and professionals, the city’s population is about 92,000. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and other parts of Los Angeles County and city, Santa Monica went through a gentrification in the 1980s,which led to significant job growth and increased tourism. Today, a light rail syst... Read More

4 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

December 26, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you find yourself feeling a bit down this time of year, you’re not alone. It may be burnout from the holidays or it could be weather related. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's brought on by changes in seasons, mostly occurring in the winter months. More than just the winter blues, SAD zaps your energy, makes you moody and can make you feel a little fuzzy in the brain—not helpful characteristics for a busy entrepreneur. Getting rid of SAD takes more than just st... Read More

How to Handle Unresponsive Clients

December 24, 2014 | By: MBurge

We’ve all been there. Your working on a project and you send off a quick email requesting some very important, but basic information from a client. And then 2 weeks later you might get a response. But that whole time you were stuck just sitting on a project with no progress being made on the project at all.Unresponsive clients can be a huge problem as they affect the efficiency of your company and often end up wasting valuable time and resources. And the worst part is that they often make your ... Read More

Happy Holiday’s From Premier Business Centers 2014

December 23, 2014 | By: MBurge

As 2014 comes to a close, those of us at Premier Business Centers want to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. May it be a time of family, fun, and celebration of a year well spent. It’s also a time to reflect on our blessings, and we’re proud to say that you, our employees, and customers, are high among them.We’re so fortunate to have customers that choose one of our locations to do business in every day. And we recognize that we couldn’t provide the level of service we strive ... Read More

Why Now is the Time to Locate Your Business in Honolulu, HI

December 22, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Aloha! There is an old saying in Hawaii:“I kukamakemake e hele mai, hele no me kamalo`elo`e,” which means “If the wish to come arises, walk firmly.” Roughly this means, if you’re thinking of going to Hawaii to open a business, do not hesitate, for you are welcome. Honolulu, Hawaii’s state capital, is the gateway to the islands of Hawaii and is situated on the island of Oahu. A major hub for international business as well as a home to many diverse cultures, Honolulu also boasts office buildings ... Read More

Are Your Business Meetings Effective or a Waste of Time?

December 19, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

A couple years ago, a research firm reported professionals lose 31 hours per month to unproductive meetings. That's four work days each month. How do you rate when it comes to business meetings? Do your employees or clients look like they’re daydreaming or do you see them checking their phones and watches? Whether you’re having a meeting with employees or with clients, to make sure you get the results you’re looking for in your business meetings, here is a simple checklist to follow:Notificatio... Read More

Locating Office Space for Rent in Cincinnati, OH

December 19, 2014 | By: pbcseo

The National League of Cities named Cincinnati as one of the best cities for small business in 2014. It’s an acknowledgement of the pro-business environment the local government has worked to build, and a significant reason to set your business up in Cincy. But it’s far from the only reason.If you’re thinking of setting up shop in this economic powerhouse of a Midwestern city, there’s plenty of office space for rent in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Chiquita Center is one example of a versatile building ... Read More

Handling End of the Year Employee Reviews

December 17, 2014 | By: MBurge

While being the boss has its perks, sometimes its not all glitz and glam. One of those times is at the end of the year when its time to review your employees performance.Every company handles this process differently, so deciding how you as a business is going to handle it, and communicating that with your employees is key to encouraging growth and top performance. So what exactly are your options when it comes to end of the year reviews? And how does that fit in with your overall company cultu... Read More

New Tax Laws for 2015

December 15, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Inevitably, with every new year comes new tax laws. In 2015, you’ll see big changes because of the Affordable Care Act. (The ACA is the biggest single change to the tax code in 20 years.) Besides the personal tax changes you need to plan for, employers with more than 80 employees (last year it was 50) will also get hit with higher penalties if they fail to offer the minimum essential health care coverage to their employees. If you’re thinking, “Phew, this doesn’t affect anyone in my small offic... Read More

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