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The coworking space phenomenon is taking the office space world by storm. If you’re not familiar with the new office space trend, coworking space areas are a style of office space that involves a shared working space environment. A coworking space community is an office space haven for innovation and free thinking amongst business professionals. This type of office space setting is more intimate and laid back in order to inspire creativity. Coworking space is office space that is ideal for entrepreneurs, startup businesses, those who work remotely, and endless others. Coworking space settings are noted as an office space setting that increase productivity and the business professionals at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces are a testimonial to the effectiveness of the coworking space style office space. Coworking space is the future.
As easy as it may be to get a group to meet up at the nearby Starbucks, wouldn’t it be better to meet in a professional office space? Whether it is a small cohort or just yourself, there is no reason to break the bank or make a long commitment by renting out a large office space. Grow your office space as you grow your company. The beauty of a coworking space is that there is little to no commitment. Coworking space allows entrepreneurs to focus more on the task at hand and to worry less about the constant payments of traditional office space. Here at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces you have the option of utilizing a designated area by the hour, by the day and even by the month – NO lease required! For a full list of Endeavors office space and coworking space pricing and membership details, visit our pricing page. Along with our physical office space, Endeavor offers virtual office packages. These bundles include a business mailing address, mail and package handling, call answering and routing, as well at the option to add on physical office space passes, all starting at $79.00 per month.
Coworking space environments provide an intimate refuge geared toward like-minded individuals. Depending on the setting, some of these coworking spaces are equipped with features that include conference rooms, full kitchens, and even game rooms. Having the option to give your mind and body a quick break better rejuvenates you. Getting in a quick round of foosball, or simply grabbing a snack will immensely boost your work productivity. At Endeavor’s office space, our members have access to a full kitchen, break room and game room – all to help you keep those creative juices flowing!
The biggest worry people have with working in a coworking space is the fear of other companies coworking in such close quarters with you. Think of the intimacy as a networking blessing in disguise. Coworking in the same vicinity fosters the ease of collaboration, thus benefitting both companies involved. Get stumped on something? No problem! Simply walk a few steps to get the opinion or confirmation from another member, ahhh the benefits of coworking. Also, as both companies begin to grow, both parties are able to promote each other. Coworking in a shared space develops and promotes better social skills, communication tools, and camaraderie. If you’re ever in need of services or expertise in an area you’ll likely be able to find someone in your coworking space who may be able to assist you.
Have any additional questions about coworking space? Give us a call at 239,785.3399 to learn more about our membership opportunities and to schedule a tour of our collaborative community located in sunny Fort Myers, Florida!
By now you know that conducting your business in a coworking office like Endeavor Innovative Workspaces has many clear benefits. However, one valuable resource of a coworking office is often overlooked. The networking potential in a coworking space is tremendous, and these are five ways to effectively grow your network in a coworking office.
Initiate Authentic Conversations
The coworking space is often full of non-traditional, innovative, passionate people. Make the most of these creative minds by initiating authentic conversations with them. Let your conversations go beyond business; be genuine in your interactions and really get to know the people in your coworking office. By getting to know the people in the office beyond their job title, you can make a lasting impression that will cross over into the professional world.
Swap Services and Share Knowledge
Odds are, not everyone in your coworking office has the same skill set. Take advantage of this diversity and offer to share your expertise with people in other fields of your coworking office. By establishing openness to sharing your knowledge, others within your coworking space are likely to do the same. Another approach to the idea of sharing knowledge extends to swapping services. If you work in graphic design and someone in your coworking office is in marketing, you can set up a swap of services to not only support your local business, but also get your work and name out there.
Office-Sponsored Networking Events
Often overlooked, ask your office space if they host any kind of office-wide networking events. Many modern coworking office spaces will host networking events such as monthly catered lunches, office-wide opportunities for collaboration, or think tank sessions with local leaders. Inquire about these opportunities when choosing a coworking office and, if available, take advantage of these opportunities whenever they arise.
Ask and Offer Help
One of the amazing perks of a coworking office is the mixture of people and businesses within the space. Someone with a completely different skill set from you can be next door to your office, and it would be in your best interest to get to know them. Offer any help, business related or not, and they will likely reciprocate. A first impression when new business come to the space can last for the remainder of your professional relationship, and a positive one can result in a valuable new contact in your networking circle.
By utilizing any of these tips, you are sure to add valuable people and businesses your network within Endeavor Workspaces, as well as get your name out there in a simple and effective way. A coworking office may be in your future.
It comes as no surprise that highly successful people have their morning routines down to a tee. From Donald Trump’s 4 hour sleep habit to Steve Jobs giving himself a motivational speech every morning, successful people know what works for them and stick to it. If you’re in a morning rut, here’s a few ideas to help boost your productivity and help the rest of your day run smoothly.
- Prep the night before
If you know that you wake up groggy or tend to be tight on time in the mornings, get a head start by prepping before you go to bed. You can choose your clothing and have it laid out to eliminate one choice in the busy morning. You can also plan and prep your meals the night before, as well as setting up a general game plan for the next day. To make sure that you’re not up into the wee hours of the morning, set an alarm to go to bed as well as an alarm to wake up. Once your alarm is set, put down the phone. The blue light emitted from electronics can disrupt your sleep cycle making it harder to fall and stay asleep. Also make sure to disable notifications at night if you sleep with your phone nearby to ensure that you get the best quality sleep to prepare you for the next day.
- Get an early start
If you strive to be among some of the most successful people in the world, a piece of the puzzle may be getting up earlier in the mornings. While there’s no need for a sudden 4:30 a.m. alarm clock, gradually waking up earlier can improve your productivity and make it feel like you have more time to get everything accomplished with less stress.
- Get moving
A tried and true habit of many successful people incorporates physical activity of some kind in the mornings. Whether its getting up and walking the dog, or hitting the treadmill for an hour like Bill Gates does, exercising in the mornings has a proven positive impact on the rest of your day. If you dread exercising, it’s already out the way before your day really starts, and if you crave exercise time, the mornings is a sure-fire way to fit it in and become part of your routine.
- Eat a balanced breakfast
For many professionals, breakfast consists of whatever is easiest to grab on the way out the door, or nothing at all. You’ve heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s because it’s true. Carving out time to eat breakfast not only improves your health, but will also increase your productivity and focus at work. So next time you pour your morning cup of coffee, scramble up some eggs or toast a bagel to go along with it.
- Make a list, check it twice
The epitome of getting things done is the to-do list. However, there is an updated version of the classic to-do list that you should be incorporating into your mornings. At night, write down the top things that you need to accomplish the following day. This will not only help with remembering small tasks from the day before, but also with clearing your mind before bed. In the morning when you start work, tackle the biggest thing first. By checking off the biggest or least desirable task first thing in the morning, the rest of your day will be free from the looming to-do list task that you are avoiding. This will also ensure that if something comes up during your workday that you do not have to push something else back or have to unexpectedly to work late.
By incorporating a few or all of these tips into your morning routine will ensure that you are being the most productive professional that you can be, and that your business will grow as you do. Here at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, we want to help you achieve your goals. From coffee pots in the kitchen to available 24/7 access, we strive to help you be the best you can be. Give us a call or shoot us an email for more information on how Endeavor Innovative Workspaces can work for you.
If you’re looking for the quintessential Florida town to grow your business, look no further than Estero, Florida. Estero blends the fantastic weather and beachfronts that you expect of Florida with an innovative and growing professional scene. Charming but efficient, Estero is home to world-class shopping, dining, and resorts, making it the perfect location for your business to thrive.
Estero is a quickly growing community full of diversity. The population of Estero since 2000 has grown by 138%, with job growth increasing by 3.95% in the past year. These numbers show that the Estero population is not only growing, but also that the local economy is growing. If you are in the business sector, Estero will make a great location for your current business, or a new one. Your business can take advantage of the lively local economy and business networking opportunities, as well as using the community resources to get the word out about your company locally and nationally. Southwest Florida International Airport is less than 10 miles away as well, making any business travel seamless. Estero is also in a great location for conducting business, as it is close to Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral.
To avoid all work and no play, Estero offers some of Florida’s best beaches just minutes from downtown. With nine beaches in the county, such as Bonita Beach Park and Lovers Key State Park, you are sure to find an outdoor oasis that will suit your needs. Many visitors are intrigued by Estero’s Mound Key Archaeological State Park. Rising more than 30 feet above the water, this site is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians. If indoor adventure is more your speed, the community is also home to world-class shopping within large retail complexes, including Coconut Point, Miromar Design Center and Miromar Outlets, as well as fine and casual dining. Sunny, temperate days and breezy, balmy tropical nights make Estero a dream location for work and play.
Estero is also home to a diverse population. Residents of Estero range in ages from young adults and families to retirees who live here both full and part-time. Additionally, Estero is home to Florida Gulf Coast University. This means that Estero is also home to a bright, lively, innovative body of students. These students bring academic innovation to the area and lead to a strong employee base to recruit from. Florida Gulf Coast University attracts bright students from all over the world, which allows for a rich, diverse mix of Estero residents. This mix of students, professionals, retirees, and visitors make up a diverse community where your business will thrive.
If Estero sounds as good to you as it does to us, there are some great options for business here! At Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, we provide the workspace when you need it, how you need it. Take advantage of the bustling, growing city of Estero with a customizable co-working space to fit your business’s needs. We love it here, and we have a feeling you will too.
More and more, remote workforces are gaining in popularity. The benefits of remote working are numerous and clear, but getting your business to a place of maximum remote efficiency can take a bit of time, research, and work. There are many ways to ensure that both you and your workforce are feeling positive about the work they are doing.
- Set Communications Objectives
When collaborating with a remote workforce, you lose the aspect of daily face-to-face interactions. This can make communicating clearly more difficult, as an email often cannot convey tone and can lose timeliness. However, if clear communication objectives are set from day one, your virtual office staff will all be on the same page.
These communication objectives can include scheduling one-on-one phone calls with each employee. By having individual virtual meetings with employees, they feel as though their voice is being heard. This specialized, scheduled attention to each team member can keep fears of lacking productivity away, as well as giving each employee a time to share any concerns they may have directly with you.
Another way to keep the communication waves open between you and your employees is setting up office hours of sorts, or a designated time period each day or week that you will be completely available to speak with them about whatever needs they have. Again, this keeps communication open and avoids any future kinks in your business.
- Utilize Technology
By keeping your remote workforce organized, you will keep them happy and productive. A sure-fire way to keep your entire business organized is to fully utilize technology. There are numerous business-centric technology developments available to keep your workforce in touch and productive. Communication technology such as Go To Meeting, FaceTime, Google Hangout, and Skype make it possible to meet with your workforce, and clients, “face-to-face”. Using these programs will make it easier for everyone to attend meetings without an office space and can be scheduled in advance to ensure availability. Additionally, providing each employee with a laptop, cell phone, and software ensures that there will be no technological issues on either end and that your company can work from anywhere.
- Set Clear Expectations
Start off every employee relationship with clear expectations. Defining your expectations of availability and productivity from the beginning will save you and your workforce from headaches down the road.
Since productivity from a remote workforce is measured differently than in a traditional office space, it is imperative to define what your expectations are. Setting project completion goals and deadlines may be a more effective measurement of productivity than simply clocking in 40 hours a week. By clearly defining what you expect from your employees will keep them on track and their stress levels low.
Additionally, clearly define what you expect from their availability. Decide on a timeline of availability (cell and email availability from 9-5, a daily check-in email, etc.) and implement it across the board. Having these details laid out in advance will avoid confusion and allow your employees to work in the most effective way for their life.
Finally, the most important aspect of keeping your remote workforce happy is trust. You must trust that the people that you hired to be a part of your business are working just as hard as you are. Even if you do no see them face-to-face on a regular basis, you must trust, and ensure, that they are completing their work quickly and well. When your employees do not feel micromanaged, they have the flexibility to work to their fullest potential, and still know that you are there for any assistance they may need to complete their job successfully.
Here at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, we can provide your business with the resources needed to keep your remote workforce happy. From flexible office spaces to accommodate any group meeting to providing conference call technology, Endeavor is here to help your business thrive. All of these elements combined, along with experience and time, will ensure that your remote workforce is happily working from the their desired workspace, at Endeavor.
Avoiding a commute, working from home, and having flexible hours are all benefits of owning your own business. However, when it comes time for an important client meeting or you can’t seem to get work done with your kids running around, it may be time for you to look into a coworking office space.
What was once a far-fetched idea is now the reality for many businesses. A coworking space offers a quiet, professional, cost-effective solution to the hassles of exclusively working from home. There are many factors to consider when deciding if a coworking space is right for you and your business. We’ve collected five factors that will help you make the best decision for your growing business.
- What is the cost?
First and foremost, you must determine if a co-working office space is a financially viable option for your business. Luckily, Endeavor Innovative Workspaces offer multiple options at varying price points. Starting as low as $29.00, Endeavor can work with your specific needs and budget to find the best option for you.
- Where is the office located?
When deciding if a coworking space is right for you, consider the location of the office space. Is it a livable commute from your home? Is it in a central location of where you conduct business? Is it easily accessible by your clients? These are all questions to keep in mind when considering coworking space.
- What amenities does the office space offer?
The amenities available at your co-working space are an important factor when considering cost. Seek out a co-working space that offers more than your home or a local coffee shop could. At Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, we offer our clients many amenities to keep you and your clients comfortable. In addition to our office and conference spaces, we offer a kitchen, lounge, and game room to keep morale up and fend off mid-day hunger. Additionally, we have a full reception and guest check-in services. There is no better professional first impression than your client being cheerfully greeted at reception and kept comfortable while they wait for their appointment. Make sure that the amenities offered at your co-working space are both something that you will use and something that will be conductive to your business.
- How frequently are you using the office space?
Do you simply need a space for monthly meetings? Or does your business call for an office for more frequent client interactions? Do you need the space and technology for scheduled conference calls? At Endeavor we have a co-working solution for all of your business needs. We offer flexible packages and pricing that can be customized to fit exactly what you need. Spaces are available by the hour, day, and month with an option sure to fit your business needs.
- What services are available beyond office space?
In addition to offering various types of office space, Endeavor Workspaces also offers virtual office options. Our virtual office packages include a business mailing address, mail and package handling, call answering and routing, as well at the option to add on physical office space passes, all starting at $79.00 per month.
It is estimated that 40 percent of the workforce will be made up of freelancers, solo-entrepreneurs and independent contractors by the year 2020. That is where co-working spaces come into play. They offer the most bang for your buck, especially for start-ups and freelancers. But what do the very best co-working spaces offer?
One major problem the modern freelancer faces is social isolation. Sitting in front of a computer screen all day can be exhausting, even if you’ve only physically moved away from your desk to grab a snack in the kitchen. By definition, co-working spaces remove the element of isolation with shared offices, work tables and coffee lounges. However, the best co-working spaces offer more than a lounge. Look out for game rooms, gyms, on-site bicycles and unique locations to make your work experience not only more productive, but more engaging as well. If done right, a co-working space can be collaborative, not just convenient.
Another common problem solo workers face is inflated rent rates for traditional offices. Co-working spaces can eliminate the possibility of getting locked into a lease, but the best spaces offer multiple pay plans with the opportunity to add services and perks, à la carte. For example, Endeavor Innovative Workspaces offers its members daily and monthly passes with the capability to add extra services, such as call answering and routing, or printing and lamination. If you want a private office, we’ve got it. If you want a dedicated desk, we’ve got that too. Don’t settle for a co-working space that puts you in a box and limits your options.
The beauty of a “pay as you go” model is that you don’t have to pay all year for an amenity you will only use twice. Picture this: a small start-up company signs a year-long lease for a space that doesn’t have a conference room. This is not a problem for months, until one day it is. The right co-working space will make these perks available but not mandatory. At Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, you don’t have to bundle. Our members can pay monthly for an Associate Membership, and upgrade to a Prime Membership for a month if they need to use a conference room.
Another common problem the solo-entrepreneur on-the-move faces is a lack of accessibility. The nicest co-working spaces may only offer traditional hours. However, the most sought-after spaces have options or plans available that allow 24/7 access. This flexibility means you work when it is most convenient for you, not most convenient for your landlord. If you are a morning person, you can arrive at 6 a.m., and if you are a night owl, you can leave at 8 p.m. It also means you have office resources at your fingertips at all times, from the printers to the conference rooms. Endeavor Innovative Workspaces offers 24/7 access to members who pay for private offices.
When shopping around for the best co-working space for you, make sure you do your research. We suggest making a wish list detailing everything, from price-point to perks. Chances are you will find something that meets your needs and provides those little extras that will be the icing on top of the cake.