Top Ways to Grow Your Network at Endeavor

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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.

Retain Top Talent: How to Keep Your Remote Workforce Happy

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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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Trust

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.

 

Best Places to Get Work Done for Every Budget

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Working from home sounds peaceful and even ideal, but how much does working from home cost business-savvy professionals? For starters, the average at-home entrepreneur may find themself consuming more convenience food, such as take-out, delivery, pre-packaged and frozen food options; overall, making purchases from the most convenient places, rather than the cheapest. While these costs may seem small and inconsequential, they can take a toll on the wallet. Then there is the possibility of being distracted by external stimuli like children and pets, which may cause the quality of your work to suffer.

Endeavor is a solution for such entrepreneurs. The 15,000 square-foot space includes high-speed fiber optic Internet, 26 private office spaces (single, double and adjoining), two large conference rooms, a lobby with reception and guest check-in, a kitchen, lounge and game room. The lobby with reception and guest check-in makes a valuable first impression, a moment that can make or break your first business meeting. So why not set yourself up for success? Better yet, follow-up your greeting with a spacious, roomy office of your own to seal the deal.  Having Endeavor’s many resources at your fingertips can also provide you the opportunity to grow your business and lead to valuable networking connections.

Endeavor Innovative Workspaces – The solution to all your business needs.

The price of Endeavor is small in comparison to the cost of lost time and expenses for essential activities and resources, like meetings, printers, computers, and an office lease. Pricing breaks down to $29 a day, while private offices cost $34 per hour, or $97 a day. Conference rooms are available for $37 per hour. For those who prefer to pay monthly or yearly instead of daily, memberships are available and start at $34 per month. Private offices are available as well, and include four hours of conference room time, call answering and routing, and 24/7 access; the private offices cost $579 per month.

Membership breaks down as follows:

Associate members pay $34 a month, including a one-day pass, which can be used once a month.

Corporate members pay $249 per month for four hours of conference room time, based on availability. Call answering and routing is available for those who have private offices on a more permanent basis.

Endeavor is open an additional hour in both the morning and evening, allowing those business professionals to come in early and leave later, or vice versa.

Endeavor Innovative Workspaces are ideal for those solo-entrepreneurs who prefer a separation between home and work, or who find that the local coffee shop is not conducive to their meeting. The truth is, public spaces like these cannot provide the essential resources and lasting impression that Endeavor’s offices can. Let Endeavor work for you. We want to make your business interactions as easy and effortless as possible. You worry about your big pitch, and let us take care of the rest.

For more information, continue browsing through EndeavorWorkSpaces.com and stay up to date by “liking” Endeavor Innovative Workspaces on Facebook.

What Do The Best Co-Working Spaces Offer?

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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.