A New Year has just begun and with it all the exciting possibilities for improving your bottom line. With every passing year, entrepreneurs and small business owners keep on hustling for the opportunities of today while reflecting on all the success of yesteryear. Start the year off on the right track with the following trends for small business in 2018.
Updates in technology allow employees to work remotely now more than ever before, making communication amongst team members even more important to your small business than in the past. Telecommuting is more common and even required for certain positions. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, “9 million U.S. employees, or 2.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time, a 115 percent increase since 2005.” Independently-operated businesses thrive off of working remotely. For the financially-responsible entrepreneur, it’s the perfect fit for their budget and workflow. By signing up with a Virtual Office from Jay Suites, you are not location-dependent, allowing you the freedom to work where you want, when you want for a fraction of the cost of traditional office space. And with our 5 signature plans to choose from, your ideal virtual office awaits!
Live streaming or interacting on social media as it happens will be a popular small business trend of 2018. Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and Facebook Live are popular social media platforms among millennials and Generation Z (those born after 1995). A survey conducted by New York Magazine revealed, “78% of online audiences are already watching video on Facebook Live.” Live streaming creates a buzz for your brand and builds a following. With a connected online community, your small business will have greater influence, increased engagement and improved brand loyalty. So stay ahead of the competition and start streaming in 2018!
Although there will be an increase in AI adoption (artificial intelligence) in terms of chatbots on websites, you can never underestimate the power of attentive, dedicated service and word of mouth advertising for your small business. Nowadays people assume a certain level of professional courtesy and dedicated attention, the extra mile is certainly expected. 2018 is a year of personalized customer service, so be prepared to keep your customers a top priority.
Jay Suites is a hub for New York City entrepreneurs looking to simply work better. We offer flexible, luxury office suites, virtual office plans and on-demand conference rooms, so you can focus on your business and leave the rest to us. All Jay Suites offices are furnished, elegantly designed and come equipped with state-of-the-art technology, resources and support. In addition, members join a growing community with perks such as exclusive access to our members-only meet ups. With locations throughout midtown and downtown New York City, we have crafted an all-inclusive office package so that you can project your company’s expenses forward. Whether you’re a lawyer, technology startup, or a fortune 500 company, you can bank with Jay Suites to thrive with our customized office space solutions.