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.
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.
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.
Not every phone answering service is created equal, and while you might find the time savings and the professional feel of live reception appealing, often times a lack of customization and personal attention can be its downfall. With AdvantEdge, your services are always customizable, our staff truly gets to know your company, and for most of our plans, these services are already included! Here are some reasons to look into an answering service for your company, and what about our service sets us apart.
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.
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.
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.
One of the primary objectives of any small business is to grow and expand in a way that supports both your employees and clients alike. How can you make sure your business has the correct resources to accommodate such growth? Expansion means more employees. More employees means more space, more offices, desks, chairs, the list goes on. Shared executive office spaces grant you and your business the freedom to expand at your own rate without the pressures of committing to a long-term lease. Here at AdvantEdge, our team works closely with you day in and day out to make sure your business’s needs are met to the highest standards.
Is your business thinking about adding a few new employees? Do you have the space on-hand to help them feel settled and welcomed in a new office environment? With AdvantEdge Business Centers there is no need to worry about expanding to accommodate more employees! We work with you to remain flexible so that we can provide top notch, modern workspaces for your business. We can help with new employees as well as seasonal interns and make sure your staff has enough workspace to function efficiently and comfortably anytime throughout your term.
Location is a vital factor in choosing a new office space. Finding the perfect balance of proximity to home, clients, and industry partners can be tough, but the right location can boost your business growth almost instantly. Our easily accessible D.C. area locations are Class A with high-end amenities, providing everything your small business needs within Washington, DC. Here at AdvantEdge Business Centers we offer three convenient workspaces in high-end neighborhoods to help give your business the tools to grow.