The DC “Happy Hour” has become a staple for those who live and/or work in the District. Why not use that time to unwind and expand your business network at the same time? Here are a few places to mingle and connect with professionals your age/level.
Individual research and perseverance can knock thousands of dollars off the cost of a real estate deal, and companies and organizations are increasingly inclined to explore the idea of searching for space without a broker. But is it worth it to sift through hundreds of local listings and suit up for negotiations without professional expertise? Here are three things you need to know about when deciding whether to tackle your office search on your own:
There is no doubt that community service and collaborative fundraising in the workplace are on the rise; whether it’s an organized walk/run for a good cause, a company-sponsored cocktail event, or granting a day off to volunteer at a local charity – more and more employers are realizing the benefits of partnering with each other and the community to spread goodwill.
How corporate giving helps your bottom line
How have businesses witnessed firsthand the positive effects that collaborative fundraising has had on employees and clients? Besides hosting fun events that get workers out of the board room and into a more playful environment, the camaraderie can help motivate, energize and foster success. Research has also shown that the majority of collaborative fundraising participants felt that their leadership, communication and decision-making skills improved, and many expressed a stronger commitment to their teammates and employer afterward.
Everyone knows that team building can be a very valuable tool for an employer to provide for their staff. Yet workshops that foster these skills can be costly and don’t always collectively connect or hit the right chord. A day of volunteerism is often just as effective and can provide a powerful bonding experience.
Employers aren’t the only ones who benefit. The gift of time from you and your employees impacts the community by providing a skilled and inexpensive talent pool to assist in the efforts of what is often a cash strapped non-profit or charity. This saves service organizations money in staff and recruitment and passes those dollars directly onto their key target group who they are trying to assist.
For over 26 years, AdvantEdge Business Centers has provided a personalized experience for clients in Washington, DC. That personal support and individualized attention carries over to their staff, who they take care of both inside and outside of the office.
Tired of collecting business cards at so-called “networking” events without forming any meaningful relationships? Are dozens of LinkedIn member invitations sitting in cyber limbo because you can’t remember who they are or how you met?
The Road to Expansion
Every startup dreams of the day when having too little space for staff floats to the top of their list of concerns, and in an executive suite, that issue can be addressed as readily as it comes up. Growth is not always even or according to plan, and with a standard lease in your own space, you can often run out of room before you expect, or be left holding too much liability for your bottom line to handle. A business center can give you the perks of your own space while still giving you the flexibility you need to grow in an instant.
Your learning environment directly correlates to the amount of information you absorb and your overall learning experience. Thinking of hosting your next big meeting in a hotel banquet room or college classroom? High school auditorium or office computer lab? Should you have to choose? Look no further - AdvantEdge Business Centers is one of the only executive suites in the DC Metro area to offer facilities equipped for groups larger than 25. Both the Chevy Chase and Downtown locations boast brand-new 50-person training rooms with state-of-the-art technology.
It should come as no surprise that Washington, D.C. has the most densely concentrated population of lawyers in the country. As the number of attorneys in the District rises each year, more are opting for executive office space . In particular, small firms and solo practitioners are especially seeing the advantages of utilizing serviced offices in an executive suite: