Choosing a DC Office Space: Insider Advice on What to Ask First

By Sara Bucknam on 06.01.18

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.

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Improving Productivity in a Shared Workspace

By Juliana Levinson on 02.20.18

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!

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Stop Wasting Money with Traditional Offices

By Juliana Levinson on 01.09.18

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?

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Top 4 Reasons to Consider Shared Office Space

By Reymar Delos Santos on 03.29.17

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.

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Don't Be Fooled by Shell Space

By Griffin Suber on 10.03.16

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.

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Does It Matter Where We Work?

By Griffin Suber on 09.14.16

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.

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Small Businesses: Things You Need to Know When Renting Office Space

By Griffin Suber on 06.22.16

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.

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Navigate Office Dining & Drinking Like a Pro

By Sara Bucknam on 06.01.16

Original post (text and infographic) courtesy of Quill.com.

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.

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Live and Work: The Sprawl of Shared Space

By Griffin Suber on 05.06.16

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.

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Stay In Bounds This March Madness With a Little Office Etiquette

By Griffin Suber on 04.01.16

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.

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