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July 2015                                                                 Volume VI

National Talk in an Elevator Day!
Celebrate your office today by striking up a conversation with a coworker or stranger! You never know who you'll meet or how much you might have in common. Happy Friday!
Upcoming Lunch & Learn - Date Change
Join us Wednesday August 12th at our Tysons location for a Lunch & Learn with Richard Trimber, President at BookKeeping Express.
AVOID Labor Cost Creep! – Step back from the Black Hole
Doubling your revenue in 5 years requires 15% compounded annual growth – which requires a plan, capital, forecasting, and focus or it could be disastrous for your company.  You may arrive at that topline size and be losing money. Why? Because of Labor Creep – the hidden Black Hole of growth.

Avoid this step backwards. Learn how to hire smart. Outsource where appropriate and know how much you can afford to pay in labor – the secret is right in front of you.
Rich Trimber, President of Bookkeeping Express – DC Metro. Rich, formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Thompson Creek Window Company, is an attorney with over a decade of management and leadership experience operating high growth companies.
In Case You Missed It: July Events
On July 28th Intelligent Office attended the 3rd Annual VA Business & Community Expo in Arlington, VA. 

We enjoyed exchanging conversation and contact info with a packed group of professionals at Tuesday’s Business Expo hosted by The Holiday Inn Rosslyn. 

We offered reduced invoices to any current clients who brought a new prospect to meet us, and presented a gift certificate for 10 hours of virtual office use to Scott Keefer, owner of Cobra Leadership Development, as part of the raffle.

Check out IO Sales Associates, Joel and Heidy, awarding Scott Keefer, Owner of Cobra Leadership Development and Angela Horton, Account Manager with CLD were the GRAND PRIZE winners of Intelligent Offices Virtual Office Space Package ($250 value).  The prize is being presented by Arlington’s new IO Sales Associate Heidy Esquivel.

A live jazz trio was on hand for the brief reception following the awards ceremony, putting a nice finishing touch on the event. 
IO's Technology Upgrade
Intelligent office members in the Tysons, Reston, and Arlington areas are in for an extreme Internet upgrade. 100mbps dedicated symmetrical fiber Internet is now available! With the upgrade, Internet speed, efficiency, reliability, and overall capabilities will improve drastically.
Gone are the days of slow and unreliable Internet connection. Intelligent Office’s upgraded Internet will increase productivity and pace, along with general workplace morale.
What is 100mbps dedicated symmetrical fiber Internet?
At 100mbps high-speed data transfer, the upgraded Internet is designed to support larger numbers of simultaneous users where access to the Internet is mission critical. Unlike broadband, which is shared bandwidth; a dedicated fiber circuit comes from the ISP backbone directly into Intelligent Office locations. Since the bandwidth is no longer being shared with other users, reliability is enhanced and speeds are much more consistent. Symmetrical Internet refers to identical connection and speed for downloading and uploading information (100/100mbps). This ensures better video quality, smoother Skype sessions, and faster file uploading, among other things. Cooper transport is the most common way to deliver Internet. Telephone lines or cable connections are less reliable and not as scalable as fiber based Internet. While fiber may be more expensive, its advantages for businesses and first-class service make it the medium of choice for Intelligent Office. 100mbps dedicated symmetrical fiber Internet will be an extremely beneficial upgrade for Intelligent Office workers.
IO Members & Podcasts
Check out one of our Arlington members, Marcio Silveira of Pavlov Financial Planning recording a ‪podcast‬!

Listen to the final product here!
New Intelligent Assistants!
Say hello to Monica Innello, who was born in Cape Cod, MA but grew up in Virginia and currently lives in Fairfax. A few of her interests include hiking, traveling, music, reading, spending time with family, and her three wonderful nieces! Make sure to introduce yourself to her at our Reston location!
Aazeal Canlas has been with Intelligent Office since 2011. During that time, she has worked to earn her Civil Engineering degree at George Mason University. She loves to travel and spend time with her son, Noah. A few of here interests include playing volleyball, painting and eating. Say hello to her at our Arlington location!
Call for Speakers
Would you like to spread the word about your business by becoming a Lunch & Learn speaker? You will also be featured in our newsletter, social media sites, and emails for additional exposure. Doing a Lunch & Learn promotes your business by spreading the word and making connections with others over a casual networking lunch. Reach a larger audience and be seen as an industry expert while promoting your own business! Your only cost is lunch. Reply to this email for instructions on how to sign up!
Summer Promotion: 24/7 Access
Sun by day, office by night. With Intelligent Office's 24/7 access pass you can lounge by the pool by day, and come into the office at night, on weekends, or holidays. Select locations also have gym and deli access. Don't get stuck in the office and miss out on your summer - Click to learn more about this and our Dedicated Office & Virtual Assistant promotions!
Small Business Advice of the Month

One piece of advice for small business owners:

"Do what you love, and the rest will come."

For more small business advice read the full article here
Success Quote of the Month
"Success is a journey, not a destination."
Reply to this email to become a guest speaker!
Would you like to be featured in next month's newsletter? Reply to this email for more information on how to spread the word about your business.
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