We received a lot of this questions from our customers. Can we use the virtual office address to register to become a bidder with the government?


If you are a business owner and you want to do business with the city, state or even federal government, ask what documents they need from you.

The official office might require a company registration, bank account, utility bill or lease contract.

Most virtual offices like us are tenants to a high rise or a large building. In Texas, tenants by default cannot write a lease contract under an existing lease contract. That would be passing on liability to another entity with a contract which might not reflect the terms and conditions of the landlord. You will not be able to posses this document from a virtual office service.

The same for the utility bill. Electricity, gas and water are handled by the landlord’s building manager. The bill is under their name, and it is not useful for your purpose.


Office In America Co. believes in transparency. Our goal is to bring possibilities to your business. We believe that all businesses start somewhere, and by having a virtual office, your overhead cost can be kept minimum while capital money can be focalized for revenue growth.

Visit our main page at OfficeInAmerica.com to learn more. We are the lowest price in town, we’ll beat by 10%.





I recently went to visit a window tint company that my family have been using for about 10 years. They are located about 45 minutes away from where I live.


There are good reasons why I am going back to the same store although there are more than fifty car accessory stores right by my house – great product, great quality, great work, great warranty and great customer service.


The store looked exactly as how I remember it the first time I found it. The only thing different is that the original owner and cofounder has retired, and the next generation is running the business.


Yes, that is the only difference. Their approach to marketing and advertising have not changed.


I spoke to the new store owner and ask why is it that your great services are not reflected online? He asked what I meant, and I thought this business is still in the Y2K era.


Here is what I told him, and if you feel like you or your business are not noticed, apply these strategies:



1. Online Presence

Yellow Pages is started off in the late 1800’s when a directory printer ran out of white paper and use yellow paper to make the printouts. Since then, it has been made a great encyclopedia of business listings in every city, state and even country.


Is it still the same today? How does that answer ring in your mind?

Today, there are lots of bigger business listing you can find online: Yahoo, Bing, Safari, Yelp, Foursquare, Facebook, Gowalla, Twitter and Google just to name a few. Is your business listed there? Can people find your business in the online directory? In majority, it is FREE to list on these sites.



2. SEO and SEM

SEO is search engine optimization. It is a way to help engine searches to match your listing with anyone’s searches online. The more relevant you are to the query and the better the history of your listing, the bigger the chances are your listing will appear on the first page result. SEO is free unlike SEM.


SEM is search engine marketing. It is a way to make your listing become shown as search result by the means of paid advertising. The more relevant is your advertisement, the more it will be shown to users with such inquiry.


Which one does your business need? Well, here is an analogy in lament terms. If you want to open a business and sell oranges, you can grow orange trees (SEO) or buy trees from a fram (SEM). Both methods allow you to have oranges to sell to consumers. Growing oranges will in the long run help you reduce cost but it take minimum seven years before reaping the harvest. Buying fruit from the farm might be more expensive which suppress your margin, but you can start making money now.


Do a mixture of both. Unless you are an expert in growing oranges or SEO, you are in risk of not having a result at all after seven years of effort.



3. Active

Make sure the search engines see that someone is running the business.


Be sure to have constant posting whether it is a new article, new blog, replying to customers questions, thanking them for a great review or something as simple as posting a photo of your latest shipment.


It is not about how many you can post in a week, but it is about consistency of your activity. People want to see if you care. If you are active online, the impression is that your business is open, your business is selling and your service will be satisfactory.



4. Reviews

You have jumped through the hoops to ensure your customer is satisfied with your treatment, product and even follow up. Don’t let that go to waste.


Tell them that your business depends on testimonials from happy customers. Implore to leave a review on Google, Facebook, Yelp or other business platforms. You’d be surprised with how many will give you five stars only if you ask.


Factually, when someone is trying to find a place to go whether it is restaurant, spa or virtual office, the first thing they do is go online and look at the review of the establishment. You must have reviews online.


This millennial era is extremely different than the era before. Companies depend on technology to execute their marketing plans. Make sure consumers can find you online. Setup your success digitally. Shift your paper ad to screen ad. Let the world know how great you are beyond the boundary of your brick and mortar. Let the reviews speak and sell for themselves.



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Your business’s website can be one of the most powerful marketing tools you’ll ever have at your disposal. Unfortunately, the better it is, the better the chances it will catch the eye of unscrupulous competitors. They might have no qualms about hijacking your written content, images or other elements and presenting them as their own.


How can you prevent people from stealing content and images from your website?


Copyright!


Copyright protects the rights of creators of original works—such as literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works (for example, play scripts, movies, poetry, books, songs, photography and even computer software). It protects the way things are expressed/presented in works (e.g., the images, arrangements of words or music, etc.); it does not, according to the U.S. Copyright Office, protect “facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation.” When you create (draw, write, photograph, etc.) something original, copyright law automatically gives you ownership of the work. At the moment you create a work, copyright exists.


This is also the case with digital content, including websites.


At the bottom of most websites, you’ve likely seen terminology of the likes of “Copyright 2017, “All Rights Reserved” or “© 2017” at the bottom of websites. That tells others that the website’s owner claims rights to what is on the site. For example, SCORE.org uses “Copyright © 2017 SCORE Association, www.score.org” and my company’s website displays “© 2008 – 2017 CorpNet, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.” to show that we own our websites. Even if you don’t include such a notice on your site, you still have copyright protection. But I recommend you consider adding that text because it can help deter others from thinking your content is free for the taking.

What are the advantages of officially registering for a copyright?


While not required by law, you can further demonstrate your ownership rights to your website by registering for an official copyright through the U.S. Copyright Office. By doing so, you’ll have your rights on the public record, and you’ll receive a certificate of registration. Before you can file a copyright infringement case, you need to have officially registered for copyright. A website with a registered copyright may be eligible for statutory damages and attorney’s fees if a lawsuit is successful.

How to register for a copyright


You must either be the original author of a work or the original author must grant you rights to register a copyright. Keep in mind, that creating a website often involves collaboration between developers, designers, photographers and content writers, so there may be some shades of gray where ownership is concerned. To avoid confusion and potential legal issues, consider making your working agreements with contractors providing those services as clear as possible regarding who owns the work they create when building your website.


To register for a copyright for your website, go to the U.S. Copyright Office’s online Registration Portal to complete an application under the category of “Other Digital Content.” Expect a processing period of six to eight months if you file online or eight to 10 months if you file using a paper form. The fee for filing a Standard Application electronically in 2017 is just $55.


For more detailed information about copyright law and the protection it provides you and your business, I suggest you visit the U.S. Copyright Office website. It describes the law in detail, and it also provides a helpful list of frequently asked questions.


And, as with any business issue or concern that has legal significance, consider talking with an attorney to ensure you’re taking the appropriate measures to protect your website and all of your brand’s assets.


Resource: SCORE

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