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Conference Room Rentals: A Small Business Trend in 2015

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More than ever, small business owners are finding ways to improve their processes and drive profitability. One of this year’s biggest small business trends comes with no surprise: conference room rentals.

Conference room rentals answer the meeting needs small business owners might have while on the go—very conveniently and at a low cost. When you’re in need of a location to hold a meeting, you have a mental checklist of criteria that you want the meeting space to meet: clean, professionally furnished, convenient location, and cost efficient. Your list might also include supplies you need for the meeting to be successful: phone conferencing services, high-speed Internet, projectors, etc. 

Finding conference rooms for rent matching all of this criteria seems too good to be true—but it’s not. Davinci Meeting Rooms provides space that fulfills the needs of your checklist, plus more. Ranging in size, there are meeting rooms available to rent as day offices, training rooms, and various sizes of large conference rooms accommodating 20+ attendants.

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

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Individuals normally look to the beginning of each New Year to make resolutions for personal improvement—to lose weight, to spend more time with one’s partner or family, to manage finances better, to learn a new language, to run a marathon…the list could go on for pages. Sometimes these initiatives are successful; sometimes they fail within a few weeks of the New Year.

New Year’s resolutions are also good for businesses. Taking a moment to reflect on the past year and consider new ideas and strategies for the coming year is a great exercise for every business—particularly small businesses. Well-thought business resolutions can help companies improve productivity, lower costs, and fuel growth.

Davinci offers easily attainable goals and is a great resolution starting point for many small businesses. To seed your thinking, here are 10 resolutions that you might want to consider for 2015; we’re calling it the list of “no mores….”

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The Best Gifts for Business Travelers

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With the holidays upon us, we’re all thinking long and hard about the people we are looking to buy gifts for. We understand that while you want to make it meaningful, you also want your gift to be put to good use. Finding that perfect balance of relevant, yet thoughtful is the key. And when it comes to finding the best gift for business travelers, who always seems to be on the road, the ideas come few and far between.

Most of our meeting room rental customers are seasoned business travelers, visiting both in-state and foreign cities to meet with associates and host important, effective meetings. While much of their productive business travel time is spent in our world-wide meeting rooms, you can’t forget all of the time they spend in airports, on planes, in hotels, and navigating cities. So, we’ve compiled a full list of the best gift ideas for business travelers.

The ultimate magic answer to meeting success, falls with the meeting preparation and one powerful question. Discover the question as well as the answer in this post.

Ask yourself this question while preparing for a meeting

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All too often, we leave meetings without accomplishing all that needs to be done; and consequently, we have to schedule another meeting. Why is this the case? Was the meeting agenda unclear? Was there too much on the agenda? Should there have been material circulated before the meeting to prepare the attendants? Was everyone in attendance that should have been?

These questions might help discover the secrets of a successful meeting, but the ultimate magic answer to actual meeting success, falls with the meeting preparation and one powerful question:

What is the single most important item to accomplish in this meeting?

Notice “single”—one, not two, not ten, but one. Defining the answer to this question will help you plan effectively. It will not only help you determine where and how long the meeting should last, it will help you figure who should attend.

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Help! I Need a Conference Room and Office for a Customer Video Shoot

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The use cases for Davinci Meeting and Conference Rooms are quite diverse.

Sometimes customers simply need a larger office with all of the proper meeting accoutrements such as a lobby greeter, Internet access, presentation tools, among other. It might be an internal meeting, or it might be a meeting with a partner or customer. Others may be looking for something more permanent such as businesses in the midst of an office transition that need a temporary office with full business services.

It really doesn’t matter at the end of the day. Regardless of the circumstances and the business objectives, we are there to help our customers plan and execute on their meeting room requirements.

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How to Meet Clients While Running a Home-Based Business

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Your home-based business has finally launched, and it’s doing great! Business is rolling in and clients are thrilled with your work. As your business continues to grow, you’re finding that more often than not, you need a place to host meetings. And as we know how busy life is, juggling your home-based business and your home—with all the dirty dishes, laundry, and kids that come with it—it’s safe to say your house isn’t always the best place to host meetings. After all, nothing screams “I’m a professional” like meeting in your living room or at your kitchen table.

Though you might maintain a very clean, orderly home, people’s perceptions of meeting there won’t be what you hope. Most clients view it as evidence that you can’t afford office space. While we all know this isn’t always the case, there are other options for those starting a business from home and meeting with clients—options that won’t break the bank. With these meeting space alternatives, you can still save money by avoiding the overhead of leasing a work space.

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Meeting Room Rentals 101: Everything You Need to Know about Meeting Rooms for Rent

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There’s a hidden gem for traveling businessmen and small businesses alike: Davinci Meeting Room Rentals. When it’s not cost effective for your business to lease a space for an extended period of time just for the convenience of hosting meetings, use Davinci’s meeting rooms for rent. Also, when you’re away for business, stateside or internationally, Davinci meeting rooms are only a click away if needed. Stocked with all the amenities you’ll need to maintain your professional reputation, meeting room rentals are convenient and economical.

How to book meeting rooms for rent:

The Davinci meeting room booking system is simple and intuitive. It can be done online, through live chat, or by calling 1-877-424-9767. There are even Android and Apple device mobile apps available for convenient search and booking on the go. To book online, simply search for a location, and provide the date, time, and number of attendees that apply to the meeting. The meeting room booking system will provide all available options.

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Should You Rent a Hotel Conference Room for Your Next Meeting?

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With hotels spreading across the globe, when you’re looking into conference or meeting room availability, your first thought might be to consider hotel conference rooms. With the convenience of multiple downtown location options, that’s understandable. However, did you know that Davinci Virtual offers conference rooms, meeting rooms, and even office space for rent for significantly less expensive than most hotel conference room rates? And while hotel conference room rentals are for all types of events—business events, wedding celebrations, religious conventions, etc.—Davinci meeting room rentals are used exclusively for business meetings. This ensures all of our space, and the surrounding space, stays business-appropriate.

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Davinci has office and conference room space available worldwide, so there is a good chance we have a conference or meeting room available close to the hotel conference room you were looking to rent. With over 3,000 rental spaces in over 950 locations, we’re confident you’ll find what you need among our Davinci meeting space locations without the high cost. Some of our international locations include:

The Top 10 Benefits of a Meeting Room Rental |Davinci Meeting Rooms

The Top 10 Benefits of a Meeting Room Rental

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As a small business owner, it’s important to distinguish yourself among the competition. With meeting room rentals, you can stand out by obtaining all the tools that the big guys use without creating huge overhead costs. Renting meeting rooms as needed creates a strong business presence in any location with the amenities your customers would only expect from larger corporations. Renting meeting rooms, as opposed to leasing, allows you to project the image you want for your brand without breaking the bank.

Here are just ten benefits of renting meeting rooms to assist in your business operations:

1. Location convenience

Leasing a permanent office space can limit your availability to customers and clients, and organizations can end up spending a fortune to set up their office in a prime location. By renting a meeting space for only the hours or days that you need it, you can meet anywhere. With thousands rental locations in all major cities across the globe, you make yourself available to any customer wherever and whenever you need it.

Meeting Room Rentals – Enterprise-level Professionalism for All Sizes of Business | Davinci Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room Rentals – Enterprise-level Professionalism for All Sizes of Business

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While the world of business interaction rapidly changes with technology, a few things stay the same. One important aspect of business is that a company must maintain the credibility of meeting face to face. This level of interaction enhances a partnership, allowing deeper trust and seems to always increase meeting productivity. Most agree that face-to-face interaction adds value to a partnership, although it may not always be economical to maintain facilities large enough, and in reasonable locations, with the materials and amenities that a professional business meeting would need.

As an SMB or even a one-person shop, how do you compete with enterprises when it comes to maintaining professional, face-to-face relationships? Where and how do you host meetings with your important clients? Davinci Meeting Rooms offers a meeting room booking system that allows all business sizes to have access to formal conference and office space across the globe.