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Tips On Making A Mobile Small Business Successful

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 1/19/2010

Business Week offers advice to entrepreneurs who want to establish virtual offices.

Technological advances make it easy for employees to work remotely, which can also help entrepreneurs cut costs for office space. It may be good news for small business owners that Business Week offers some tips on how to maintain professionalism with a virtual office.

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First, entrepreneurs are reminded that they need to maintain efficient communication. A mobile phone can be used for basic communications, but the Business Week experts recommend cloud-based business phone systems. These offer unification for entire staff communications and make sharing personal cell numbers unnecessary.

Another tip Business Week offers is for virtual offices to have sound internet connectivity. A strong internet connection is key to cloud computing applications and emails, as well as necessary online resources specific to a business.

Finally, every mobile office should have efficient data access and integrations. Cloud systems can help ensure that employees have sufficient online file storage and data backup. They also allow clients and vendors to access and share files securely without using email.

Mobile offices are a growing trend among entrepreneurs looking to cut costs without cutting staff. According to Atlantic Business News, businesses have so dramatically cut back on real estate that if office space were rented at a rate of 500,000 square feet a month, it would still take more than 12 years to fill all the empty space generated in the past year.

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