Category Archives: Business

Expanding Our Office


I was expanding my business and needed a new office space in Sacramento. CBRE is a local commercial real estate company that really helped me out. They found me the perfect spot for my new office space.

They knew just what I was looking for and showed me some great options that they had available. They have so many great spaces around the city. I checked out a few I was interested in and found one I loved, and it was as simple as that.

They took care of all the paperwork and details, and I was able to start moving into the space a month later. It couldn’t have been an easier process. They make it easy, and they have the best selection of real estate around. Easy choice!

A Close Call For A/C

On an especially warm day this spring, we turned on the air conditioner only to find out that it was broken. Luckily, we called Alley Heating & Air of Sacramento and they were able to come right away to have it fixed. We were pretty happy that we realized it in the spring when we didn’t quite require an air conditioner before the Sacramento summer set in.

We have used Alley Heating & Air in the past, which is why we were keen to use them again—they did a great job fixing our heater last winter. We really liked the swift and efficient service we received from Alley and when we find a good company, we generally stand by them for years.

Working with Alley Heating & Air has been no different because we consistently get great service from them and never feel cheated on the price. Even in the middle of the cold or hot season, I we have still felt that we got great service from them.  Alley Heating & Air is an air conditioning and heating repair company we know we can count on.

We are so glad that we found the problem with our air conditioning problem in the middle of spring rather the middle of the summer. If you’ve ever spent a summer in Sacramento, you know that it can be quite uncomfortable to deal with the 100+ degree weather. It’s not humid at least, but it’s still a pretty intense heat.

Thanks to Alley Heating & Air, I feel completely prepared for the scorching summer. We know that our air conditioner will not need to be repaired when the heat comes in around May and June. But if something should go wrong, we will know just who to call!

The Books

I manage a non-profit in the area and we just expanded into a new office because we’ve experienced serious growth over the past year. Growing is super exciting, and we love what we have been able to accomplish, but the financial needs of our company have grown as well. We quickly realized we needed someone to help us out with all of the books. e-Office Team is a local company that serves fellow small businesses and non-profits for their bookkeeping needs. Bookkeepers in this area are hard to find, especially ones that only cater to small businesses and non-profits. I loved this aspect because they truly understand what our organization is all about and the unique structure of it.

I met with them and we devised a plan. They had some incredible ideas for how to structure everything in the company as far as finances go, and I hadn’t even realized half the things they told me existed. It was great to have professional help and know we were in such good hands. They took care of everything and got it all under control. Everything was so organized! I couldn’t believe the system they had come up with and how efficiently it worked for our particular system of business.

We are so grateful to e-Office Team for the work they have done for us so far and continue to do. Our non-profit has benefited so much so far from their services, and we look forward to all they will continue to do for us in the future. They are a great team to work with and have truly made such a big difference in the way we operate!

Yellow Jacket Invasion

I was starting to see a few Yellow Jackets around outside our house and started getting nervous. I was trying to look around for where their nest was but hadn’t seen it yet. I have two young boys and didn’t want them getting stung while playing out in the yard, so I decided we should get professional help.

Specialized Pest Control of Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom and Elk Grove, has a great reputation around town and has been around a long time, so I decided to give them a call. It turns out they offer their first service for free! That was an added bonus I wasn’t expecting.

They searched around and began treating the house. They found 3 nests! I couldn’t believe it. They were hidden well which is why I hadn’t been able to see them. I can’t imagine what we would have done if we’d gone all Summer with those nests still in tact. They got rid of the nests, and got rid of the problem. Now I can feel good about my boys playing out in the yard!

My New Office Vending Machine

I own a small business in the San Francisco Bay Area Vending Machines and was looking for vending services for the office, but I needed something affordable. I heard about Corporate Cuisine from a friend and when I learned more about them, I loved that they were a fellow small business like me. They also offered just what we needed at a cost I could afford.

They have brand new equipment with the latest vending technology backed up with 24-hour service should you ever need anything. They service the machines once a month and bill you accordingly each month–it’s simple and easy.

The products they offer made the choice especially easy. They have a variety of healthy choices which you don’t always find with vending machines. I know my employees will be grateful to have this new service. We are starting out with just a food vending machine, but in the next few months I’m planning on getting a drink machine from them as well.

I received great customer service and they made everything so easy. I would recommend Corporate Cuisine to anyone looking for vending services in the Bay Area!

e-Office Team Took Care of My Small Business Bookkeeping Needs

My small business grew a lot this year, and I knew I was going to need some serious help with my bookkeeping. I was looking for someone who understands what it means to be a small business and the specific needs I have as a result. I heard about e-Office Team through a friend and was happy to find that they were a local Sacramento & Roseville company.

I received a free quote from them and was pleased with their reasonable rates. They came up with a strategy and plan for my company that was very specific to our individual needs and wants. They work with a lot of other small businesses and non-profits as well, so they really knew what they were doing and had some great ideas for my company.

They let me know that my business and I are important to them and they truly do care about the success and proper functionality of my business. It’s such a relief to know all of my bookkeeping needs will now be taken care of. It’s a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders, and I’m completely confident that I made the right choice going with e-Office Team! e-office Team also provides Quickbooks Bookkeeping Services in Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom and El Dorado Hills.

Moving from San Francisco

When I was accepted into a medical school in Vallejo, California, I knew that I would probably need to move closer to campus. I hired a moving company based out of San Francisco because I was moving from the City to be close to my medical school in Vallejo. I was excited to be starting a new adventure, but also nervous because it would mean that I would be leaving my friends and fancy-free lifestyle behind in the City.

Hiring Golden Bay Movers of San Francisco was great because I hardly had to even lift a finger. I am fit and in shape, but it was nice that I didn’t have to round up a bunch of friends to help me move quite a long distance and probably for more than one trip back and forth. I hate helping people move in San Francisco, so I know that it would be hard for me to get other people excited about it too.

It was actually just a huge stress relief not to have to move myself. Obviously I had to pack up boxes, and I did that with the help of my girlfriend. It’s so much more fun to pack when you are having fun with someone you care about. I never thought moving could be fun, but I’m not mad about it!

Golden Bay Movers SF was really great and I especially appreciated that they were punctual and hard working. I never felt like they were slacking off and it always seemed that they were friendly to both myself and my girlfriend. They got the job done I one trip and loading and unloading felt like a breeze.

I am so glad this was an easy process, and I’ve never felt better about making the choice to hire a mover for my move to Vallejo from San Francisco. I am grateful to have my girlfriend’s help and excited that I was able to make the move and transition smooth for both of us. She lives in Walnut Creek, so it’s not too much farther away, either.

Thanks to Golden Bay, I am ready to start medical school and ready to start a new chapter in my life.

Vienna Property Management Offers Reliable Services

Sacramento's premier property management companyI own several properties and have always managed the properties myself. I never found it to be too much of a problem as investing in properties was my full time job. Since I didn’t work, I had plenty of time to manage my own properties. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I decided to look into using a property management company. I had finally gotten to the point where I just had too many properties and didn’t have the proper infrastructure to keep up with the maintenance and vacancies. My properties are in the Sacramento area and expand to Roseville, Rocklin, Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Folsom and Lincoln.

To delegate my property management obligations, I used the internet and cross referenced each company with their existing clients to make sure they were capable of managing my properties appropriately. After doing my research, I decided to work with Vienna Property Management. Vienna Property Management already had properties in Roseville, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Lincoln, and Citrus Heights. Since they covered my area, I new they would have the infrastructure in place to adequately handle my properties.

After talking to the owner Scott, I new they were right for me. Vienna Property Management was able to manage my homes and transition the properties without any hiccups. Vienna PM is currently taking about 10 percent of the total gross monthly income, but in return they can provide exceptional services that I am unable to do as there are simply too many properties. Since I own 33 homes and condos in Roseville, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Rocklin, and Sacramento, there is just no way I can effectively handle the needs of each tenant.

Vienna Property Management is definitely worth the price they charge me. I now can collect my rental dues without having to deal with tenants or maintenance. Yes, I don’t make quite as much since Vienna took over, but the free time they’ve given me is worth every penny. I now have time for vacationing with my family without having to worry about emergency house calls. I can also do anything I want during the day, and now I can continue to speculate on real estate investments knowing that I no longer have to worry about management. If the property is for sale at a good price and there is the potential for a nice return on investment, I know I can buy the home and just have Vienna Property Management handle the day to days.

Vienna PM has their main office in Rocklin CA, but they service the entire Sacramento El Dorado and Placer areas. If you own properties near them, I strongly recommend using their services.

How Electronic Document Management can be Used in your Office

Perhaps you like the idea of doing electronic document management but do not know where to start. Actually it is something you can easily accomplish. This can make a huge difference with the way you store documents and save you money as well! You won’t buy nearly as much paper and won’t be using as much ink throughout the month either. This will make it a whole lot easier to find files on your computer instead of in filing cabinets.

First step.

First, go ahead and take the files out of your cabinets in alphabetic order. Now, go on your computer and put each name in it, making a file for each individual. Once you do this, you will need to scan different papers that are in the files. Once you have these in the computer, attach them to the appropriate files. This is going to take a long time, but it’s the only time you will ever have to do it.

Second step.

Once the papers are scanned, they will be saved forever! Just make sure to back up your computer to save all the files in case something happens to the network. If you have e-mails or files that come in in the future, save them on the computer as well. Since most papers are normally printed, this is going to save you the effort of printing. Go through all files you have until they are gone.

Third step.

Accessing files on the computer is the last step! All you have to do is use a search tool to find the file for the person that you are working with. If you search by last name it will be a lot easier to find them. Electronic filing is something most offices are now doing. You can make your office run so much more smoothly by starting to do this as well! It’s easy to do and will save you time and money in the future.

Benefits of Having 800 Numbers

Companies employ different types of business strategies to attract more customers and increase their sales volume. One of these strategies is a simple procedure that involves introducing a convenient platform that consumers can use to interact with the company. Some businesses prefer to reach out to their target market by conducting surveys while other more savvy establishments introduced 800 numbers to achieve this aim.

What is an 800 number?

An 800 number is a number that consumers can freely call for their inquiries, suggestions, and concerns about the services or products of a company. It is a toll free number, and it gives a company’s target clients to use it without paying anything. So no matter where a consumer is in the country or in the world, he can always get in touch with a company by dialing the 800 number. So if you are a business owner, contact a telephone service provider and get an 800 number.

What are the benefits of having an 800 number?

One of the obvious benefits is that these toll free numbers expand your clientele. Consumers prefer a company that addresses their needs in a prompt manner. With an 800 number, these consumers can tell you what they need so that you can act on them as quickly as you can.

Next, with 800 numbers, you don’t have to personally ask what your target market needs because your customers come to you instead. You don’t have to conduct expensive and tedious surveys just so you can figure out what your target market needs. All you have to do is to wait for these calls and listen.

As a long-term benefit of the above-stated consequences of having an 800 number, you will witness tremendous growth in your business. You will retain your old customers and gain new ones, and this means an increase in sales and profit for you.