The Valentine’s Day season: for some of us its about a romantic date night, for others it means stuffing our faces with a chocolate box and watching a movie at home. Whether you are weathering the holiday solo or with a partner, Valentine’s Day can bring up feelings of loneliness. As freelance and remote work is on the rise, the “loneliness epidemic” is growing. One way to feel less isolated? Joining a shared workspace!
Chances are if you are on any social media platform, or have logged onto Netflix recently, you’ve heard something about Marie Kondo and her KonMari method of organizing. Although Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been a bestseller for years, she recently shot to internet fame with her Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” A key tenet of the KonMari method is to ask if an item “sparks joy” when deciding whether to keep it. While it might be easier to decide whether a sweater sparks joy, this same question can be asked about your office, workspace, and even your computer.
Transitional phases in our work life range from the expected to something random. You may be in between jobs, trying to turn a passion project full-time, or experiencing a layoff. With the recent government shutdown leaving many workers furloughed, there was an influx of people experiencing how tough it can be to navigate your days without heading to the office from 9-5.
We’re flexible, so you don’t have to be. That’s one of the reasons our clients are so fond of the services we provide and choose to keep their companies based with us even as they grow. We are committed to covering all of the basics of your business, from phones to internet to conference rooms to coffee, so you can focus on the big picture. At AdvantEdge, we understand that over time, your company will change and so will your needs, but we promise to transition with you in order to provide the ideal environment in which you can be successful.
Labor Day is a holiday celebrated the first Monday in September with barbeques, parades, and activities. It is in honor of the labor movement and the achievements of the American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Is your business going through a renovation or a construction project? Is your business looking for temporary space while seeking one of your own? AdvantEdge Workspaces is the answer. I know the first thought crossing your mind is “what in the world is a Swing Space?” It is not what you think it is. It’s quite simple and a very useful resource to ease the transitional period of your company.
D.C. is a hub of culture, events, and knowledge. There are a plethora of things to do ranging from discussions on foreign policy to free museums to festivals. With an increasing amount of people commuting into the city and living outside of the District, it can be hard to take advantage of all the city has to offer. So instead of scheduling another basic lunch, why not treat your team to an out-of-the-box excursion? Not only will your team members get to enjoy the city, but it is a chance for everyone to learn or try something new together! Here are 7 excursions that are a perfect reward for any stellar team.
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:
How do our staff and clients at AdvantEdge Business Centers stay focused on growing small businesses? With snacks! Save time, money, and calories by bringing snacks and lunches from home to power your brain throughout the day. Below are some combos that help us stay on our toes when mid-day hunger strikes! Grab some snack containers, here are just a few ideas you can use to satisfy your hunger and get back to your growing business.