Updated from August, 2015 version.
The way we do business is ever-changing; and whether you’re expanding, downsizing, or just starting, the type of office space in which you chose to work is a major decision for your company. While the perks of a serviced, shared office space are numerous, below are the top four most appealing incentives for those considering shared workspaces.
Updated from August, 2015 version.
As with the rest of society, modern technology has changed the way we do business. We work through clouds now; we communicate via dropboxes and video conferencing. Our new digital tools make it so easy to connect remotely that face-to-face interactions, and putting on a tie or makeup to do so, can seem more like a chore than a necessity. Not all companies are created equal and not all employees interact with clients (or each other) on a daily basis. The ease of remote accessibility has led to a spike in telecommuters and many young organizations are taking note of the advantages.
So you’ve done it: you started your own business. You’ve taken the leap. The next steps can be as exciting as they are terrifying but now that your organization has taken off, it and you will need to adapt on the fly. The name of the game is efficiency and that means spending money on the things you need and saving on the things you don’t. Young companies, in their eagerness to get to work, too often fall into traditional models of doing business which can trap capital, stifle growth and leave employees ill-equipped to do their job.
In a country where only one in three workers take a lunch break (away from their desks) it’s easy to forget basic dining etiquette when on the job. It’s even easier to forget how to carry ourselves at happy hours or out of office meals with the team in a work culture where socialization and work-life balance often go to the wayside.
More than eighty percent of Americans are sitting at least 8 hours per day, and this pattern is taking a monumental health toll on our bodies. Your office components- the furniture, the color, and even the lighting - each make a difference and leave an impact on your short term, and long term mental and physical wellness. But it’s not all bad news, and with some simple steps, you can make your office a healthier place to work. Here are 3 ways you can take a stand (sometimes literally) against the harms of sedentary working:
While we have seemingly endless apps and websites available to use as a resource for just about anything, with so many resources at our disposal, a task like finding office space can quickly become quite daunting. Because physical office space is such a large expense, educating yourself as much as possible and starting early are vitally important. Not only do you need to determine the needs of your business at present, but you also have to consider its future. AdvantEdge can help assist along the way and ensure you make the best decision for both your company and your employees.
When it comes to determining the office space needs of your business, it’s most important to stay realistic. Try not to over- or underestimate - your business’s future capacity by allowing yourself enough time to evaluate the needs of your employees, your future business plans, and by doing your research thoroughly. Once you’ve nailed down the roadmap of your business plan, a good place to turn to amidst your search are the tried and true resource of real estate brokers. While you can search for space on any site or app, brokers understand the current conditions of the real estate market for your city and can help you make better informed choices about a building or market than you would be able to on your own. This is particularly helpful if you’re trying to set up an office in an area that you may be unfamiliar with. Online reviews and social media, when mixed in with expert opinions from your broker, are also good resources for getting the feel of a space. These tools can provide insight into the quality of the customer service you would receive, building amenities, and current tenant satisfaction.
The adage “location, location, location” may be overdone, but deciding where to work is as much about personality and feel as it is nuts and bolts. All of our centers offer amazing professional space and services in high quality locations, but there are still a few things that set each of them apart. Below we highlight each of our centers and outline their benefits beyond the space itself:
Are you giving yourself enough breaks during the workday? Often we can’t help but work long hours in order to get everything on the to-do list crossed off, but even a brief pause will have positive effects on your health and attitude. From little breaks you can add to your daily routine to summer adventures that will help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, here are five great ways to treat yourself to some fun time off this summer.
At AdvantEdge Business Centers, our offices offer a blank canvas so that you can design your space around your business. We want you to create an office environment suited to your business success. With premium locations and upscale amenities, our centers allow you to brand your workspace without sacrificing the personal touches and aesthetics that make your office your company’s home.