Upgrading Business Technology is an Ongoing Process.
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 10:38
Many companies hesitate to make major changes to their existing business infrastructure. I know of many otherwise astute organisations who procrastinate about changing methods that are time-honoured and familiar. It must be remembered, however, that the world is moving forward at a startling pace and systems that worked well and felt cutting edge back in 2008 are no longer so effective or agile in 2018.
The most important change in office tech during the last decade has been the development of ‘Cloud software’ that moves the software from your own hard drive into a shared server in cyber space. This has been driven by moves forwards by two important acronyms – ERP and saas, namely ‘enterprise resource software’ and ‘software as a service’. Both of these systems are normal based in the cloud and are therefore updated on a continual basis and provide the level of enterprise redundancy that would have been unattainable 15 years ago. This factor, combined with economies of scale have driven many companies to move onto a cloud platform for all their regular business tasks.
We have accompanied this post with a video showing how these upgrades can work to enhance your business and link in smoothly with remote workforces and virtual offices. We will shortly produce a video on how you can upgrade your CRM to better serve your customer base.
Looking at Your Concerns about Virtual Office #2
Saturday, 28 July 2018 18:53
In our previous blog post we looked some the concerns potential clients have raised such as ‘team spirit’ and controlling a remote workforce. We have shown these fears to be unfounded. In this video we look at other issues, especially concerns about suburban or provincial phone numbers when running your business from home. Once again, a virtual office is a perfect solution since at hold everything we answer your telephone calls in a professional manner, carefully screening callers for you as you have instructed our team to do.
All in all, we have found that clients and business associates look very favourably on companies that use a modern set up with a virtual office. They can see that you are a smart operator and not willing to throw working capital around on heavy office rents. In fact they will view you as a sound and reliable business partner. So, if you been worrying on how potential clients will view your office structure you can relax, an office on London’s Regent Street will make you look really businesslike.
Virtual Office? We Put Your Fears to Rest. Watch Our New Video.
Sunday, 15 July 2018 21:59
Prospective clients often express to us their misgivings about using a ‘virtual office’ rather than rent a regular business premises. These fears are understandable, yet they are usually misplaced. In this video we will explain to you, why having a virtual office is a great business solution, especially if you are a business start up, or an overseas organisation.
There is too much to deal with in one video so we have split our discussion into 2 parts. We will be uploading part 2 shortly so if you subscribe to our YouTube channel you can be sure not to miss it. In this first episode we allay your fears that a remote office is a ‘lazy’ office. If an employee is working from his home, will they keep their mind on the job or will they be easily distracted. We explain how advances in business technology can allay these concerns and let a remote workforce work smoothly and profitably without the need for expensive business premises.
We have extensive experience in guiding clients on how best to structure a virtual office scenario and we would love to have the chance to talk it through with you and reassure you just how advantageous it can be. We are very easy to visit on Regent Street in the centre of London and we would be very happy to show you our boardroom and our other office services.
Why Using a Virtual office in London Makes Good Business Sense.
Monday, 02 July 2018 23:18
One would imagine that in this virtual world you never had clients meetings face to face. Vendors of software such as gotomeeting.com would certainly say that. But for all our virtual advances there are still times when you have to welcome a client to your place of work. That real life meeting is a good opportunity to show you and your business to its best advantage. But what if your office is a branch of Starbucks or your brother’s garage? You will not look as smart or as cool as your website or brochure.
Luckily, you have a virtual office package with us on Regent Street and as part of that package you have use of our boardroom/meeting room whenever you need it. You just book and turn up. The receptionist and secretarial will treat you with the respect accorded to a serious business client and will make sure that you and your associates have all you need for your meeting.
If you are giving a presentation then you can turn up with just your laptop because we will provide the overhead projector and the whiteboard and, of course, a fast secure connection. Your client will see you as a serious business executive and this will increase trust – the basis of any business relationship.
So, as you can see, Hold Everything is more than just a mailbox or a phone answering service it is a full service basis for everything you wish to achieve in your business life.
Worthy Recognition for London SME’s at Evening Standard Awards 2018.
Sunday, 01 July 2018 19:21
I love it when small businesses get the recognition they deserve from major media outlets. The London Evening Standard has always supported the Capital’s business community and with George Osborne at its helm it is certain to do so on a continuing basis. Our latest weekly news report features the 2018 awards and the recognition given to Asif Qasim, a hospital consultant turned app developer. Dr Qasim came up with the idea for Medshr which is a sort of social network for the medical community and allows doctors and researchers to share results and techniques across the globe.
We also concern ourselves with the continuing threat from cyber crime that affects all of us, both as businessmen and as online users. At last the police are taking cyber crime more seriously and have set up Operation Cyber Griffin to target hackers in the Square Mile. We read all the time about hackers and teams of criminals getting away with outrageous heists when people transfer money for house purchases into bogus accounts. These are not ‘victimless crimes’ and we need a police force that is intellectually equipped to combat this trend.
We hope you check out our weekly news report that we have been running for 4 months now. We try to give you snippets of business news that might have escaped your attention – the information overload is so overwhelming these days that we try to curate things you might find useful.
Do remember that we have more 30 years of experience in the London business sector and we can help and advice on everything concerning company registration and UK business regulations. We work for a wide range of clients scattered across the UK and the rest of the Globe so most problems we have dealt with at one time or another. This is what makes Hold Everything a personal servic e rather than just another business centre.