Starting Your Own Small Business in 2010? Do It In Style With a Manhattan Virtual Office!

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So, 2010 is going to be a big year for you! You’ve decided it’s time to step up and into your own small home based business – but you want to make sure you get it right so you don’t suffer financially, right? It’s common knowledge that many small business start-ups fail quite quickly, and home based businesses are no exception. There are many reasons why home based businesses fail.

Here are just two things that can contribute to the failure of a home based business:

• Inability to attract clients – particularly corporate ones – due to a perception of the business as a small home based operation;

• Poor customer service including a failure to respond to prospective clients in a timely and professional manner, leading to a loss of business;

If you’ve done your market research and you’re confident you have sufficient funds to survive the early growth stages of your business you’re well on the way to success. The next step is to ensure that your business appears professional and that you’re able to attract good clients and communicate with them in a professional manner. A Manhattan virtual office can help you with that – and from as little as $25 a month!

With a Manhattan virtual office you can:

• Have a physical Manhattan office address for your business. The address can be used on your business cards and clients can send mail to you at the address. Any walk in clients will be able to leave a message for you at our staffed reception area.

• Have a Manhattan telephone number. Calls to your Manhattan virtual office number can be forwarded to you or to a message bank. Alternatively, you can arrange to have a live operator answer all your calls during business hours and take messages personally.

• Arrange meetings or presentations at your Manhattan location – we have meeting rooms and offices available for short term hire at inexpensive rates. That means that when you need to be “at the office” physically, you can be.

You might be years away from being able to afford office rental in Manhattan – and perhaps you don’t aspire to that at all – but a Manhattan virtual office can give you many of the benefits of a great office address without the expense, or the need to travel to the office!

How can VH International Business Solutions help you?

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice

Restaurant Week Extended!

Photo: NYC Restaurant Week 2010 NYC & Company, Inc.

Restaurant Week of Winter 2010 has been extended through February 28.

Excluding Valentines Day, you can enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meal at some of New York’s top participating restaurants. Many of them right here in our area! (Flatiron District)

The cost for lunch is $24.07. Dinner is $35.00. Please note that prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. Saturdays are excluded and Sunday participation is optional.

We’ve listed the participating restaurants in our area in alphabetical order. You can view the menus and make reservations online at NYC Restaurant Week’s page.

If you are having a meeting in the office and want to go out for a special lunch or early dinner, the receptionist will be more than happy to make reservations for you.

A Voce
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch

Allegretti
Cuisine: French
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Angelo and Maxie’s Steakhouse
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Bar Stuzzichini
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Barbounia
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, & Sunday Dinner

Black Duck
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Blue Smoke
Cuisine: Barbecue
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Bocca Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Brasserie Les Halles
Cuisine: French
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
Cuisine: British
Valid for: Lunch

City Crab & Seafood Company
Cuisine: Seafood
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Country
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Craftbar
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch

Dos Caminos
Cuisine: Mexican
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Giorgio’s of Gramercy
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Hill Country Barbecue Market
Cuisine: Barbecue
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

i Trulli Restaurant
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

ilili
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Japonais
Cuisine: Japanese
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Kellari’s Parea Greek Bistro
Cuisine: Greek
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Olana
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Dinner

Periyali
Cuisine: Greek
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Pranna Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Valid for: Dinner

Primehouse NY
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Resto
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

SD26
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch

SushiSamba
Cuisine: Japanese
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, & Sunday Dinner

Tabla and Bread Bar
Cuisine: Indian
Valid for: Lunch

Tamarind
Cuisine: Indian
Valid for: Lunch, Sunday Lunch

For a complete listing of all participating restaurants, please visit the official NYC Restaurant Week Page.

Need an office in the city? A place to meet before and after your delicious 2010 Restaurant Week meal?
Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice