Virtual Offices: The New Co-Working?

While social distancing is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it is a great time to consider a Virtual Office. Virtual Offices can help bridge the gap between working from home and working from an office location. Virtual Offices are a great option for businesses of all sizes to keep growing without committing to a traditional office space.   Many people are familiar with a co-working or shared office membership but fewer people are aware of Virtual Offices. At many other premium office space providers in New York City there is often a membership fee that allows members to show… Read More

Getting Back to Work

As a shared, flexible term, private office rental space operating in Midtown Manhattan for 30 years, we know a thing-or-two about how offices run and what businesses need. We checked-in with our General Manager, Georgia Gournas, to share what she’s seeing and hearing as NYC businesses think about re-opening and what that means for their office space needs. What are the main concerns you’re hearing from business owners searching for office space right now? Everyone is really focused on having their own private space. Larger teams are worried about having enough private space for them to work comfortably and safely… Read More

The Empowered CEO: The Secret to Finding A New HQ

Part of successfully growing a budding business is selecting the right space in which you’ll be able to thrive. Deciding where to call your company’s home base is an important decision for any CEO. Here’s a quick guide to follow when considering new office space in New York City. Judging a Book By Its Cover Find a space that represents your company’s core values and image. Are you looking for an established building with endless opportunities for connection and employee satisfaction? At ElevatedNY, Premium Offices at the Hippodrome, we offer an executive setup with unparalleled service, security, and customizable space…. Read More

Open- (and Business-) Minded

Establishing a professional image and securing your brand’s name is a difficult undertaking.  The last thing that should be adding stress for a new business owner is the presentation, or ancillary staff, of the office they choose to work in. Make it easy on yourself by selecting a space that helps establish credibility and trust among your clients by taking a serious, business-minded approach to your office space. There are many factors to consider when searching for space for your burgeoning business, location easily topping the list. In New York City, the neighborhood and the building your business calls home… Read More

Ready. Set! Renovated.

The final weeks of the year bring that familiar combination of holiday festivities and workplace hustle. We are excited to add to your reasons to celebrate by announcing the first phase of the ReadySet! Offices 4th floor renovation is nearly complete. From a design standpoint, think executive style with a boutique twist: sleek, Zen-like gray and silver hues with pops of fresh color. Bright yet soft lighting and modern artwork along the walls. Marble and limestone touches that align with our grand lobby inside the historic, Class A Hippodrome building. Spearheaded by award-winning architectural firm L.B. Architects, who marry form… Read More

Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Ready to take the plunge and start your own business? You may have everything planned out – the business name, what your going to offer your clients, individuals who are ready to work with your business, you’ve secured all the social media profiles under your business name and are ready to launch your dream. But wait, your mind tells you… I’m not ready yet. I might fail. They might reject me. What will my family and friends think? I don’t have the energy. I don’t have enough money right now. I’m not good enough. And on and on the list… Read More

It’s Time to Hire!

Attracting the best employees to your small business should be approached like selling a product. You need to have an effective marketing strategy and plan in place to ensure you get the results you desire. Before you go out and try and attract someone amazing, figure out what you have going on for you that other companies might not be able to compete with. Check out our article below to Boost your Brand and Sales: Dedicate Time to Recruiting … before you need to recruit Instead of waiting until your business is ready to expand or an employee in an… Read More

Providing Effective Feedback in the Workplace

Providing effective employee and client relations feedback can be a daunting task. How do you tell the truth about areas in your client-business relationship that need improvement without the other party getting hurt or defensive? What is the appropriate way to inform an employee that they are under-preforming and need to take their work more seriously? Review the chart below comparing effective and ineffective feedback strategies and apply the effective strategies to your small business relationships.   Effective Feedback Ineffective Feedback Describes objectively the behavior which led to the feedback: “You are interrupting me.” Uses evaluative, judgmental or generalized statements:… Read More

Boost Sales: Creating a Unique Business Identity Brand

One of the most important components for small business growth is brand building. Yes, you should have a branding strategy just like you have a marketing plan and a budget. Having a strong and recognizable brand makes your business the most talked about and best go-to option in your field. There isn’t an exact science to building, or designing a good brand. Defining what makes a ‘good’ brand is a subjective process. Ask these questions to help define your branding strategy. Who Is My Business For? Knowing your demographic is the key to your branding. People are all human, but… Read More

Planning Ahead for the Holiday Bustle

A new season is upon us. New York City is beautiful and busy with the many Holidays approaching fast. It can be hard on a small business to keep their head above water. Understandably you and your employees will take time off. Instead of stressing out during Thanksgiving dinner, be proactive now and explore your ReadySet! serviced office advantages to keep your business on the rise. Plan and Execute When trying to avoid the slowdown that accompanies the holiday season, start planning early. You need to make sure that you have all of the ducks in a row so when… Read More