Research Findings Prove Planning Meetings Vital to Small Business Success

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Professional meeting venues offer small businesses higher likelihood of success in 2008.

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Brainstorming meetings are immensely powerful for team-building, creativity, decision-making and problem-solving

It's time for the year-end meeting, and there's only one problem for the up-and-coming business: where to hold the event. Small business executives are recognizing a critical distinction between gathering in a corner coffee shop and meeting in a corporate conference room. When looking to review 2007 and map out a successful 2008, companies are finding it increasingly valuable to rent conference space, ensuring a professional environment ripe for productive planning sessions.

According to research conducted by communications leader Dr. Albert Mehrabian on the effectiveness of the spoken word, planning meetings are a critical element to the success of small businesses. Findings show only 7% of true meaning comes through in the written word, with only 38% of true meaning coming through the telephone. The remaining 55% of true meaning is carried in facial expression and non-verbal signals, making well-run meetings a vital management and communication tool, while increasing the need for professional meeting room space.

Office Evolution, the fastest growing Denver virtual office and Denver executive suites company, hosts numerous fully-equipped conference rooms, board rooms and training rooms along the Front Range. Small business owners can take advantage of Office Evolution's myriad services, including audio/visual equipment, advanced technology, and high-speed Internet access, for employee and client activities, brainstorming and war-room initiatives.

"Our clients find their planning meetings are more effective when they are conducted in one of our conference rooms--their productivity increases exponentially when they stop meeting at Starbuck's and start meeting in a more professional environment," says Mike Hemmeter, Office Evolution Founder and President.

"Brainstorming meetings are immensely powerful for team-building, creativity, decision-making and problem-solving," according to Mark from "The need to run effective meetings is more intense than ever in modern times, given ever-increasing pressures on people's time. Holding effective meetings makes people happier and more productive."

For small business especially, year-end best-practices and planning meetings foster synergy, a sense of pride and company loyalty. Companies without traditional office space can reap the benefits of corporate space on an as-needed basis without year-round cost.

About Office Evolution
Office Evolution is an executive suites, virtual offices and live phone answering solutions provider that offers complete business amenities--from space to mail services to live reception. Office Evolution provides all aspects of a professional office environment, including an expansive network of business centers, no-call-missed technology, supportive business culture, affordability, and the scope and scalability to grow small companies. For further information about Office Evolution's complete offices suites and telecommunications services.

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