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.
So you’ve decided to lease DC office space from a serviced office provider. On the surface, providers of this type of office space can appear deceivingly similar in their offerings, pricing, and amenities.
Everyone struggles with staying on task… but add in a shared workspace environment and boy, can it be tough. However, there are things to look for in a shared workspace or coworking environment to ensure that you have the community you want without sacrificing productivity. These five tips will help you get on track, stay on schedule and love the space you are in!
Do you ever feel like you’re throwing money down the drain with the many additional expenses your company requires like furnishings, buildouts, infrastructure, utilities, reception, etc.? Are you tired of paying 100% of the costs for services you only use a fraction of the time?
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 choose 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.
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.
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.
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.