Pacific Workplaces Alumni Make Top 10 Lists of Silicon Valley Public 150

The San Jose Mercury News just released its annual top 150 Public Tech Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We are very happy to see that may of our clients in the list are doing well, and we are pulling for the few more we know are knocking on the door to make the list next year. They can count on us to help them get there in every small way we can!
This year we’d like to highlight two companies in the list dear to our hearts:

Trulia

Congratulation to Trulia, who made the top 150 list for the first time this year and ranked 2nd for “Biggest percentage gain in Workforce” (+100% and one spot ahead of Tesla Motors), 4th in biggest percentage gains in Sales (+111% and one spot ahead of Twitter). […]

Coworking Space in Palo Alto Becomes Home to Tech Start-Ups, SAT Tutor, Austrian Journalist

Press Release | For Immediate Release

Enerspace CoworkingSept 11th, 2013 – Palo Alto, CA – A new coworking space just opened in Palo Alto near Highway 101 and Embarcadero. This is the second location for Enerspace – its original 9,000 sq foot space is in Chicago’s West Loop. Enerspace describes itself as the modern workspace for today’s entrepreneurs and mobile professionals. The Palo Alto location at 2225 East Bayshore Road is attracting its share of the area’s high concentration of start-ups, but unlike the area’s many accelerator programs, welcomes a diverse range of professions. Its early members run the gamut of tech start-ups, designers, journalists and business development pros that need a place to keep up their energy. Enerspace is designed to support a variety of work styles with a mix of offices set up for individuals or small teams, dedicated workstations, and a large café area for drop-in seating and meeting rooms. […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Case Studies, Entrepreneurs, Press/Media|0 Comments

5 Negotiation Tips for Start Up Owners

In business, you will have to deal with negotiating contracts for all manner of products and services. You may have started your enterprise with a dream of working for yourself and imagined the freedom that would go along with it, but all too quickly reality set in as you had to deal with the day-to-day reality of working in the business. Check out these 5 negotiation tips for start up owners to help you develop this necessary skill for survival in the entrepreneurial jungle.

1. Write down your bottom line figure and stick to it. […]

By |June 24th, 2013|Entrepreneurs|1 Comment

Lonely or Unproductive? Try a Shared Office Space

For too many home-based entrepreneurs, being in business for themselves also means spending too much time by themselves. While they may enjoy the challenges and rewards that come with running their company, the lack of contact with other people is a definite disadvantage. Coworking will take you to a brick-and-mortar location and give you the advantage of being less isolated during your workday. Whether you have decided to rent shared office space in San Francisco or Bakersfield, an official shared office space provider can help you increase your network of business connections and help increase productivity.

Shared Office Space

Cupertino Shared Office Space

Shared Office Space is a model where business owners can use the workspace they need and share amenities like meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, a lounge, and the services of a live receptionist. The tenants may have their own private office, or choose to “cowork” in a room with several desks set up in an open-concept plan. The atmosphere can be very casual, with no assigned seating, or tenants can choose to rent a dedicated shared office space.
 
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By |May 23rd, 2013|Entrepreneurs, Office Space|2 Comments

Four Ways to Get Publicity for Your Start Up

Securing publicity for your start up is daunting. Avoid costly public relations firms and launch your own PR campaign. Taking charge of your own publicity will be a lot of work, but a lot of “sweat equity”, ingenuity and passion for your company will take your business a long way. No one knows your business better than you! Know your brand, know your market and know your mission inside and out. Enthusiasm is contagious and your goal is to infect everyone with the same passion you have for your new company.

Get Local

San Mateo Daily Business JournalAn important early step in your publicity campaign is to submit your start up to local media outlets and to websites that connect start up businesses. Local newspapers continue to be relevant media outlets to focus on if you are a local business start up. If you have a larger reach, submit to websites that welcome new start ups and offer free publicity to them. Do both, if possible. […]

By |April 23rd, 2013|Entrepreneurs|0 Comments

4 Benefits of On-Demand Office Space

An on-demand office space is workspace that is available when a business needs it. But, these workspaces don’t demand a permanent presence from the business. For many small businesses, this presents the best of both worlds for several reasons.

Save the Expense of a Full-Time Office

Conference room meetingWith an on-demand office space, you aren’t responsible for all of the costs of the space. The office overhead expenses are paid by the virtual office provider it self, and you only take advantage of the office and services you need when you need them. If you don’t need to have frequent physical meetings, you don’t have to pay for full time office space or conference room space.  For many small businesses, saving on these expenses can mean the difference between staying afloat and running out of funds. […]

By |March 5th, 2013|Entrepreneurs, Office Space, Virtual Offices|0 Comments

How to Be as Productive as Possible This Year

If you have made a resolution to ramp up your productivity this year, you aren’t alone! Business owners are constantly faced with having to wear multiple hats, and to do that they must squeeze as much out of each day. The key to making the most of your time is starting with a plan.

Productivity boardYou need to decide what you are going to focus on in your business. What kinds of tasks need your personal attention, and which ones can be delegated to someone else?

Moving from a work-from-home enterprise to a Virtual Office solution is a great option. This type of arrangement allows you to take advantage of services, such as a live Receptionist and Administrative Assistant, to deal with some of the everyday tasks you are handling now. All of these tasks take time out of your day that you could be using to focus on working on your business. […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Entrepreneurs, Office Space, Virtual Offices|0 Comments

5 Tax Steps to Take Before the 2013 Tax Time

No one knows exactly what will happen to taxes on January 1, but if you are in business, you can probably bet that rates are not likely to be going down. President Obama and Congress are involved in negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would result in higher taxes if a deal is not reached. Since current tax rates will expire at the end of the year, it’s a good idea to consider these 5 tax steps to take before the 2013 tax time to reduce your tax liability in any event.

1. Pay out the Bonus Check before December 31
If the Bush tax cuts were to expire on January 1, the highest tax rate would jump overnight from 35% to 39.6%. Cutting a bonus check for your highest paid workers or married employees who may fall into this tax bracket in December can save them some money on their tax bill. […]

By |December 20th, 2012|Entrepreneurs, Office Space|0 Comments

What Makes Pacific Business Centers Special?

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5 Tips for Surviving Your First (or Fiftieth) Trade Show

Attending trade shows can be a necessary evil or a wonderful opportunity to network with potential suppliers and customers to build your business. If your goal is to make the most of the multiple opportunities attending a trade show can present, check out these tips for surviving your first or (fiftieth) trade show.

1. Wear comfortable footwear.
Walking on a trade show floor is not the time to break in a new pair of shoes. If you are planning to buy a new pair for the show, do so a few weeks in advance and break them in well before the first day of the event. You may want to add some cushioned insoles to your shoes for extra comfort, especially if you will be standing or walking on a concrete floor for most of the day. […]

By |August 14th, 2012|Entrepreneurs, Office Space|0 Comments

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