Office Closed for Labor Day

Labor Day 1909 Broadway and 24th Street

Photo: The float of the “Women’s Auxiliary Typographical Union” in the Labor Day Parade, New York City, September 6, 1909. Broadway and 24th Street, Flatiron District.

Happy Labor Day!!

Our offices will be closing early on Friday, September 3th and will be closed all day Monday, September 7 in observance of the Federal Holiday of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

Labor Day is a Federal holiday, recognized throughout the United States, but its origin is right here in NYC – dating back to 1882. There will not be a Labor Day parade in NYC this year, as it is usually held on the second Saturday or September. This year, the second Saturday of September falls on the 11th.

First Labor Day Parade - Union Square NYC 1882Photo: First Labor Day Parade – Union Square NYC 1882

If you’ve come across this posting and you are searching for virtual office services while the office is closed, we’ve listed of some our most popular and informative postings about virtual office, what to consider when setting up your virtual office, where your NYC virtual office will be located, information about our company, and a few client case studies.

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Make sure to check out our specials page for September’s New York virtual office promotion.

If you are in town for the weekend, NYC has a plethora of events to celebrate the Holiday weekend, otherwise know as the “Unofficial End of Summer”.   Here are a few favorites:

West Indian–American Day Carnival:
A multi-day event starting on Thursday, September 2, 2009 ending with the Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, September 6.

US Open:
Head on over to the Tennis Center in Queens, via public transportation, to walk the grounds or to catch a match. August 30 – September 12.

Catch a match right here in Madison Square Park. ZYNC from American Express(SM) is bringing back a favorite from years past, and has transformed Madison Square Park into its largest ZYNC Zone yet, providing attendees the ultimate tennis experience with giant viewing screens, seating on bleachers or astro-turf, local NYC-area concessions, an interactive photo booth and ping pong tournaments sponsored by SPiN New York, the table-tennis social club.

From September 3rd through the US Open, there will be a new food court in Madison Square Park, featuring dishes from Resto, SD26, and Pranna. It runs from noon to 10 PM every day.

New York International Salsa Congress: The 10th annual dance and music festival is being held at the Hilton on 6th Avenue at 53rd Street and features four action packed days and evenings of Latin Dance workshops, youth and adult professional performance showcases, concert series, a professional championship, etc. Tickets available for purchase in advance online. September 1-6.

Bad weather? Here’s an indoor and air-conditioned, option:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Met’s Holiday Monday Family Program. Families (youngsters ages five through twelve and accompanying adults) explore the Museum through an hour of fun discussion and sketching of its masterpieces. The program is free with museum admission. Program times on Monday, September 6: 11am–12pm, 12pm–1pm, 1:15pm–2:15pm and 2:30pm–3:30pm in the Carson Family Hall in the Uris Center for Education (ground floor).

Enjoy!

If you place an order for virtual office service online via our secure order form, please note that orders completed on a Holiday will be reviewed the following business day.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!

New York Virtual Office

With regards,
The Team at VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Please contact us with any questions:
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610
Manhattan Virtual Office

Since 1990.

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

Office Closed for Labor Day

Labor Day 1909 Broadway and 24th Street

Photo: The float of the “Women’s Auxiliary Typographical Union” in the Labor Day Parade, New York City, September 6, 1909. Broadway and 24th Street, Flatiron District.

Happy Labor Day!!

Our offices will be closing early on Friday, September 4th and will be closed all day Monday, September 7 in observance of the Federal Holiday of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 9am.

Labor Day is a Federal holiday, recognized throughout the United States, but its origin is right here in NYC – dating back to 1882.

First Labor Day Parade - Union Square NYC 1882
Photo: First Labor Day Parade – Union Square NYC 1882

If you are in town for the weekend, NYC has a plethora of events to celebrate the Holiday weekend, otherwise know as the “Unofficial End of Summer”. Here are a few favorites:

NYC Labor Day Parade:
Originally held at Union Square at 14th Street in 1882, the parade’s current route is up Fifth Avenue from 44th through 86th Street on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 10am. The parade, sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council , has it’s grandstand on 69th Street and 5th Avenue.

West Indian–American Day Carnival:
A multi-day event starting on Thursday, September 3, 2009 ending with the Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, September 7.

US Open:
Head on over to the Tennis Center in Queens, via public transportation, to walk the grounds or to catch a match. August 31 – September 13.

Want to catch a free ferry ride to the tennis matches? The ferry leaves from and returns to the E. 35th St. Marina, and drops off at the World’s Fair Marina (Reservations Required). Details.

New York International Salsa Congress: The 9th annual dance and music festival is being held at the Hilton on 6th Avenue at 53rd Street and features four action packed days and evenings of Latin Dance workshops, youth and adult professional performance showcases, concert series, a professional championship, etc. Tickets available for purchase in advance online. September 2-6.

Coney Island Sideshow:
Ever wonder where you can see Donny Vomit, Serpentina, and Black Scorpion all in one place? Head over to the Coney Island Circus Sideshows by the Seashore on Surf Avenue & West 12th Street. Shows are Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day. After Labor Day, the Sideshow returns to weekend-only operations.

Although we do not wish for rain or excessive heat, here’s an indoor, and well air-conditioned, option:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Met’s Holiday Monday Family Program. Families (youngsters ages five through twelve and accompanying adults) explore the Museum through an hour of fun discussion and sketching of its masterpieces. The program is free with museum admission. Program times on Monday, September 7: 11am–12pm, 12pm–1pm, 1:15pm–2:15pm and 2:30pm–3:30pm in the Carson Family Hall in the Uris Center for Education (ground floor).

Enjoy!

If you place an order for virtual office service online via our secure order form, please note that orders completed on a Holiday will be reviewed the following business day.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!

New York Virtual Office

With regards,
The Team at VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Please contact us with any questions:
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610
Manhattan Virtual Office

Since 1990.

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

Case Study: James, His Law Firm and a NYC Virtual Office

Case Study - James and a Virtual Office
How can a Virtual Office help you?

Case Study: James
Type of Business: Attorney
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Services: New York Virtual Office, Meeting Room Usage

James worked for a prestigious law firm in Midtown Manhattan – all day, early mornings, late nights, all nighters… He had enough!; enough of the schlep, enough of the commute and most of all, enough of the suit and tie! James HATED the suit and tie. He was ready to break away and start his own law firm and hit the ground running. He gave his 2-week notice and left his position at this dreadful law firm.

He immediately started preparations to go out on his own. Purposefully having no Plan B, he was going to make this work, he had to. He quickly realized that he would need, first and foremost, an office. Being on a limited budget, he knew that he would not be able to afford renting his own brick and mortar office, not to mention all the associated costs that go along with renting an office: electric, furniture, insurance, staff, supplies, etc…

James recalled that one of his former colleagues, Bruce, left the same midtown law firm a few months before he did. James contacted Bruce to touch base and see how independent life was treating him… and to possibly get some guidance. Bruce told James about the services he was utilizing along with services offered by VH International Business Solutions. James was intrigued about the quality and affordability of the services recommended by Bruce, this is just what he needed.

James contacted VH International Business Solutions to open his own New York office. James initially subscribed to our physical office address rental (virtual office) service. He needed to receive paperwork, correspondence, legal documents, and service of process at our offices. Any items received in his new law firm’s name would need to be overnighted to his Brooklyn home address. James was quickly tying all those loose ends, it was coming together for him.

James was ready and excited to finally be able to work from home. His office was all set up with VH International Business Solutions in Manhattan. He got his website domain name, business cards, and placed a few ads.

Today, James wakes up bright and early, showers, and puts on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and works in his home office all day. He takes a quick break in the morning and afternoon to walk his dog. By late afternoon he receives any paperwork that has been overnighted from the office. He works with clients via phone and email during the week. James rents the available office meeting room for 4 hours every two weeks or so from 12-4pm. He schedules all his client consultations during this time period, one every 30 minutes.

When client consultation day arrives, James gets to the office in the dreaded suit and tie, with his Fiji water in hand, sets up his laptop and is ready within seconds for his first guest. He leaves a list of his appointments with the receptionist and she greets and announces each client. If James needs copies of legal documents or ID’s, he gives them to the receptionist to make. After his last appointment, he leaves the office at 4pm and is back home in Brooklyn before the 5pm rush.

James is a pleasure to have as a client. He loves his virtual work life and more so since our services enable him to have the freedom he wants by providing the physical presence he requires. And most of all he loves only having to put on his “Monkey Suit” (and tie) every couple of weeks!

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Case Study: Donald, His Publishing Company and a NY Virtual Office
Case Study: Kris, Erica and a NY Virtual Office

New York Virtual 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