EASY Tips for Greening Your Office

Reduce Reuse RecycleGreen plants are a great way to create ambiance, fill unused space and provide clean air, but they aren’t the only ways to cheaply and easily bring more green into your workspace. We all know that “green” business practices are a good idea. Even if you don’t buy into the notion of saving the planet, green workspace practices absolutely save….green (I’m talking dead presidents, coin, moolah…) and, who doesn’t like the sound of that? At Pacific Business Centers we pride ourselves on taking those easy, extra steps and doing our part. We adhere, as best we can, to the sustainability mantra: recycle, reuse and reduce. […]

By |October 22nd, 2012|Going Green, Office Tech, Telecommuting, Virtual Offices|0 Comments

Social Media Mistakes – Avoid Burning Your Brand Online

The importance of social media is so pervasive that it’s hard to overstate just how much it can do for a business. With hundreds of millions of users around the world, social media sites have become a place to learn about everything from which clothes are in style to which exterminators are reliable.

There are many ways to cut costs in a business (like using a shared office space), but cutting out a reliable social media presence should never be one of them! There should always be someone in charge of your social media messages, ensuring that there is someone there to address complaints, take off offensive messages when needed, and keep people informed of new developments in the company. […]

By |August 6th, 2012|Entrepreneurs, Office Space, Office Tech|0 Comments

Winery Uses Video Conferencing for Virtual Wine Tasting Event

When Polaris Wine was looking for a way to be two places at once, Pacific Business Centers’ new HD Video Conferencing service provided the perfect platform. On May 17th, the wine making company held an event simultaneously in Pennsylvania and California to educate their sales people and experience a new vintage of wine together.

Pacific Business Centers Video ConferencingPolaris Wines is a winemaking company based in Napa, California. This “Winery Without Walls” was a perfect candidate for Pacific Business Centers’ HD Video Conferencing services. Having a virtual wine tasting was a matter of practicality. With sales teams in Pennsylvania and California, Marketing and Sales Manager Oliver Portet had to think outside of the bottle. […]

By |May 18th, 2012|Office Tech, Telecommuting|0 Comments

Time Management Tips: Practice the Pomodoro Method

Pomodoro TechniqueWhether you’re an independent contractor using shared office space to give your company a professional edge, or a startup CEO who is renting office space until your company hits the next big step, you need to manage your time well. We all have the same 24 hours per day, and it’s important to use yours wisely when you run a business. By boosting your productivity, you can accomplish important goals faster and reach your business objectives more quickly. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to improve your time management and productivity, but one of the most popular and effective is the Pomodoro Technique.

By |March 23rd, 2012|Office Tech|0 Comments

Top 5 Finance Apps for Mobile Business


Square turns your iPad into a cash register

Square turns your iPad into a cash register

Business is done everywhere these days – not just in an office. When you’re on the go, you can still do business just as well as you would in an office if you have the right finance apps for mobile business. Here are five useful apps for doing business from your shared office space or anywhere.

1. Mint: With the multitude of financial sites that a business owner has to keep track of, it can be hard to remember them all and to keep them straight. With Mint, business owners can keep track of their loans, bank accounts, credit cards and more; and do it all at the same time. It can help entrepreneurs keep track of their profits and debts, simplifying the financial side of the business. The app is free. […]

By |March 8th, 2012|Entrepreneurs, Office Tech, Virtual Offices|0 Comments

Pacific Business Centers Highlights ShoreTel Telephony Solution

Pacific Business Centers’ testimonial of their very successful ShoreTel telephony solution. Scott Chambers and Charlotte Worrel document the success Pacific Business Centers has had in servicing their shared office space clients. ShoreTel is a huge part of Pacific Business Center’s success in the Bay Area and throughout California.

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By |February 28th, 2012|Office Tech, Press/Media|0 Comments

Top Five Twitter Apps and Why You Should Use Them

Like a handful of other social networking sites, Twitter has become one of the most useful sites for creating a following for your business. It’s free, it’s easy to use, and there is no limit to how far your marketing message can go. With the help of these tools, you can attract thousands of followers to your business, who then sign up to “follow” your messages and read what you have to say about your product or service. It’s the perfect complement for marketing your business right from your home or serviced office. […]

By |October 20th, 2011|Office Tech|0 Comments

Top 5 Best Getting Things Done Tools

As a business owner, you’re in the position where getting things done is an absolute necessity. If you’re not familiar with the book “Getting Things Done”, it’s a nonfiction book by David Allen that focuses on being more productive, no matter what your industry or your work function. It’s designed to help you take the cloud of activity that surrounds you each day and fit it into workable task lists and projects that you can actually finish. It’s become a huge phenomenon and as a result there are a variety of different tools that can help you make GTD part of your day-to-day work life.

You can find out more about the book here, and if you’re ready to get started look to use the following tools to help you apply the GTD philosophy to your work life. […]

By |July 29th, 2010|Office Tech|0 Comments

Mastering Outlook – 3 Tips

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are all the rage, but for most businesses Outlook is a still the tool that they cannot live without. E-mail is so integrated into our lives we don’t even think about the impact it has on how we do business. But did you know that the majority of professionals don’t fully leverage the simple productivity tools within Outlook?

Here are 3 quick tips to put you ahead of the curve: […]

By |March 3rd, 2010|Office Tech|0 Comments

Are You Developing With Technology?

As fast as Technology seems to change and advance, year by year that pace quickens even more. Just consider that in the last 10 years, ‘new’ technologies like e-mail and instant messenger have become old hat and now social and business networking sites such as twitter, facebook, and LinkedIn are the ‘new’ technologies.

Technology has now become the major agent of change in the business world, surplanting marketing, research and development, and even profit. Social networking has become a standard marketing tool. Communications and computing hardware have become mobile Blackberries and wireless/cellular technology is eroding the function of the desktop pc. Software-as-a-Service and cloud computing have even changed the way technology products are delivered. […]

By |December 15th, 2009|Office Tech|0 Comments