Your office is meant to facilitate your business- to make it easier, more efficient and comfortable for you and your employees. This means that the biggest downfall for your business could actually be the space you are in! Inflexible workspaces can stifle creativity, make expansion difficult and impede employees from doing their best work. But most importantly, wasting space means you are wasting money. These four solutions will help you make the most of your space and create an office that people look forward to working in.
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but not everyone can simply leave their office worry-free. While we all wish to leave our work at the office, the holiday season poses a challenge to companies, and especially small business owners, everywhere: how can I leave work for a week and keep the business going?
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.
Sitting in the same office space all day, ever day, can make it abundantly clear why finding an environment that strikes a balance between productivity and comfort is crucial to the health of your employees and your business. As employees feel more obligated to be “plugged in” and “contactable” outside of the normal 9-5 routine, it is also critical for a business to find meaningful ways to promote the physical and mental health of its employees outside of the office as well. Shared office spaces and the ever-growing number of amenities they can provide are one solution that can keep your company happy and healthy without sacrificing efficiency.
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:
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.
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:
Considering how much time you spend in the office each week, you deserve an aesthetically appealing space that inspires productivity, efficiency, and even peace of mind. And while personal touches are vital, the space should also do its best to reflect a company culture as well as your own taste. More than ever before, how your office looks carries increased importance for clients and coworkers alike, but thankfully there are a growing number of resources to help you hone the perfect workspace image.
Increase your productivity with the office efficiency and on demand administrative assistance provided by shared workspaces. From mail services, to IT support, phone reception services and more, shared workspaces are your company’s one stop shop for all the business support you need available anytime.
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.