One of the myths about coworking is that it is for freelancers and start-ups. People envision open floor plans that only work if you fly solo or just have a small team. In reality, coworking is for companies of any size.
Have you decided that working in your sweats is not all it’s cracked up to be? Does your home office feel isolating? Do you long for the social aspect of a traditional office environment? Working from home is a great solution for many people’s lifestyles. However, there are those who are blinded by the idea of eliminating a commute or the need for business clothes and jump into the home office life only to realize they miss or need the amenities of a traditional workspace. So, if you are looking to reintegrate your work-from-home life back into the office lifestyle, here are some tips on how to upgrade and have a smooth transition!
Day in and day out, many people dread their commutes. From sitting in gridlock traffic to crowded metro cars, getting to work is often one's least favorite part of the day- and sometimes the most frustrating. Biking to work is an overlooked solution to an annoying commute. It can be daunting at first, but once you have a route, gear, and a plan you’ll be surprised by how much this one change can transform your work days. Bike to Work Day is May 18th, so it’s a perfect chance put down your keys or metro card and try something new! This day isn't just about taking your bike to work- it's a celebration! Check out local events to see how you can get involved (there may even be free food and t-shirts along the way). Still not convinced? Here are three reasons why you need to consider participating in this year’s Bike to Work Day.
It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of large workspaces. Sure, it may seem beneficial to be part of a community of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people in a huge building with desks as far as the eye can see. It’s natural to think big- with our business, goals, and dreams. But sometimes it is good to think small. Yes, you heard us right. Thinking small can actually help you with those big goals. A good place to start is with your workspace, where a smaller space can lead to a larger amount of support and help for your business!
No two businesses are alike- so why should offices be the same? A workspace should be reflective of the business in it. A unique space can take a business to the next level. Everyone has seen typical “cookie cutter” offices that rarely reflect the work style or atmosphere of the business in the space.
There are many different types of workspaces to fit one’s needs, but determining the best fit for your business can be overwhelming. We have gathered the essential facts- now it is your turn to see which of the five workspace profiles fits you the best!
A good office space is like a good employee: no hidden strings, no excuses, and ready to start working for you immediately. Shell space, in the world of workplaces, can seem similar to the employee who trumped up their resume. Unfurnished and unfinished, shell space takes on all the responsibility without any of the qualifications; often leaving you on the hook for more work than expected.
Summer is underway, which means the city is swimming in recent graduates and interns. If your small business is looking to expand (or finally alphabetize those files) then additional summer help can be the perfect way for your company to move forward. But the job market is a big sea with a great many college-educated fish which is why we’ve compiled this list of tips to ensure you lure the right candidates.
For nearly half a century companies have been learning about the numerous advantages business centers have over traditional office spaces. Encouraged by low overhead, networking opportunities and flexible terms, crafty business owners everywhere are joining the co-working movement.
It’s March, which means two things: NCAA basketball is about to own the airwaves
and you’ve probably already received an invitation to your office’s bracket pool. While some of us look forward to the Madness (s’go Buffs!) and others simply tolerate it, recent studies reveal the quantifiable hit businesses take on when their employees take a time out as opposed to keeping their heads in the game. According to the research, 50 million American workers will participate in an office pool (including the President) and companies stand to lose $1.2 billion as a result of unproductive hours spent researching or watching games. While employees will undoubtedly get caught up in the drama of conference rivalries and underdog upsets, loyalty to one’s alma mater over their company’s bottom line can put businesses in a sticky spot. Avoid a technical foul by adhering to some simple office etiquette in this holy month of March.
For early-stage companies reliant on outside funding, the massive up-front costs of acquiring your own office space can prove a seemingly unsustainable burden. When trying to exercise as much financial prudence as possible, the last thing you want to do is take on a long-term liability, but with a traditional lease, you’re left with little choice. Your company has to work somewhere, but how can you manage cash flows appropriately while still getting the environment you need? Shared office space can prove the perfect solution for startups, keeping costs low over time, and even lower up front.