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Why Cincinnati Reigns as a Top City for Small Business

November 21, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Sometimes good news bears repeating. When we covered Ohio in September, we gave you plenty of great reasons for locating your executive office space in Cincinnati. Named one of the best cities for small businesses in 2014 by the National League of Cities, the incentives Cincinnati offers are plentiful including being one of the most tax-friendly large cities for businesses in the U.S.Here are a few more news items sure to boost the business landscape in The Big Red Machine:Military Veteran Init... Read More

The Virtual Workspace: 3 Keys to Making It Work

November 19, 2014 | By: MBurge

Many small businesses may not have any other choice but to work virtually, at least for the time being. Thankfully, technology has allowed for the virtual workspace to be an option, which allows for greater flexibility for workers as well as decreases company costs. This is a huge positive for small businesses and startups, but there are many differences between working in an office space and working virtually. Because of these differences, each must be approached in a slightly different manner... Read More

Get Your Business on Shopping Sites

November 17, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

You might have a stellar business idea, but no one is going to come banging on the doors of your office looking to hire you if you don’t have a thorough marketing plan, covering, among other items, how to spread the word about your business. Online content, social media and getting involved in your community are crucial to making your business a success. Another way to get marketing juice for your business is to get listed on top shopping sites. Thought that was just for the big guys? Not if yo... Read More

4 Essential Resources to Get Your Business Growing In Phoenix

November 14, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Arizona’s state capital and its largest city, Phoenix, is the most populous state capital in the United States and the fifth largest city in the nation. Located in the northeastern area of the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix metro area has grown steadily at a rate of nearly 4 percent per year for the past 40 years. With the median sales price of homes at $209,900 and plentiful affordable office space in Phoenix, the capital was recently named one of Biz2Credit’s Top Cities for Small Business. Other... Read More

The Purpose of Crowdsourcing for Businesses

November 12, 2014 | By: MBurge

As technology continues to advance, we have a greater variety of information and resources at our fingertips. This is a huge opportunity for any sort of business looking to gather information or expertise at a relatively low cost. Crowdsourcing is one way businesses can benefit from this new technology.What is Crowdsourcing?  Crowdsourcing (not to be confused with crowdfunding) is basically tapping into the collective intelligence of the public to complete some goal or answer a question. Typica... Read More

Stroll Down LACRA Lanes in Santa Monica, CA

November 11, 2014 | By: MBurge

This past Saturday night Premier Business Centers tried to bowl over the competition at the 20th Annual LACRA Bowling Tournament at Bay Shore Bowl in Santa Monica!One reason for this fun night was to demonstrate a responsibility to the community, so part of the proceeds went to The Weingart Center. This is a non-profit organization that helps the homeless and economically disadvantaged gain self-sufficiency through employment opportunities. The event also collected suits, skirts, pants, blouses... Read More

Hiring Part-Time Help for the Holidays

November 10, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Before you hire your first full-time employee, you may prefer to test the employer waters by hiring part-time help. If so, now is a great time to get started. According to Challenger Gray, the forecast for holiday hiring is excellent. Hiring part-time workers now means getting a head start for the New Year, so here’s how to make sure you hire right.PrepareFirst, make sure you are ready. Do you have the office space needed for part-time help? Do you have the right equipment or do you need to lea... Read More

The Local Attractions of West Los Angeles

November 06, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis. Part of it, West Los Angeles, encompasses residential and commercial land bordered by the Santa Monica Freeway on the south and Westwood to the North. But the exact boundaries are blurry, with many residents simply referring to the area as “the Westside” of L.A. If you’re thinking about locating your office space in West L.A., you’ll have plenty of big-name neighbors, including the headquarters for Fox Studios and Sony Pictures (no they’re not in Hollywood... Read More

7 Reasons Your Sales Presentation Failed

November 03, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Every salesperson hopes their sales presentations will wow their prospects. As a small business owner, you count on each presentation to not only win you new business, but keep current clients as well. So, when your presentations doesn’t wow, you want to know why. Was the prospect just having an off day? Were you having an off day? Or is your problem an innate personality trait?Before you leave your office for your next presentation, let’s examine what went wrong:1. Did you do your homework?Bef... Read More

Seattle, Washington: The Emerald City

October 31, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

“To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.” —Tom Robbins, authorAlthough Seattle ranks in the top five rainiest major U.S. cities and among the top places that don’t get a lot of sunlight, dreary it is not. Seattle not only has a diverse and resilient economy, according to recent Census data, it is the fastest-growing big city in the U.S. Seattle’s strong entrepreneurial spirit and a c... Read More

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