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Downsizing is a popular trend that has taken the world by storm. People are over having gigantic spaces to do their work. In order to work efficiently, you must utilize the space that you have to its fullest potential. From startups to traveling businesses, your time is precious, and very limited. Before renting out a large office space for a couple of months, consider your possibilities. Endeavor Innovative Workspaces has countless options for your growing business from virtual or physical workspaces, to daily and monthly memberships.
As a traveling entrepreneur, the smartest thing you can do for your business is to go as digital as possible. Moving from place to place and lugging around an accordion folder with all of your important files is not the most ideal setup. Scan every and any important paper that lands in front of you, label them appropriately, and divide them resourcefully into concise folders on your computer. Rather than digging through a pile of papers, all you have to do is search for a certain document using a keyword. It is also easier to access these documents and email them when need be.
If you decide to go the digital route, make sure to back up all of your files. Computers have glitches, it happens to most of us at one point or another. Don’t put your entire business on the line for restarting your computer incorrectly. Utilize an external hard drive to back up all of your important documents. Thanks to innovative technology, external hard drives are incredibly slim these days – making them extremely practical for traveling or carrying back and forth to your office. You can even schedule your computer to back-up on a recurring basis.
It is important to not only become digital, but to also have the basics near you at any time: pens and a notebook. The pen is mightier than the sword – You never know when someone nearby could be in need of one. Use these encounters as networking opportunities. Always being equipped with supplies makes you look organized and prepared for anything that can be thrown your way.
If your office is in a stationary location, such as our co-working space or dedicated desks, analyze the full amount of space you are provided. Storage is a major key to staying organized in smaller spaces. Decorative but functional storage bins with dividers do wonders to hide any clutter and are reasonably priced. These decorative bins can be placed under desks, stacked in the corner of it, or placed on a nearby side table. Keeping your briefcase or work bag stocked and organized is just as useful as keeping your workspace organized – It ensures that everything you need, and think that you will need, will be neatly placed in one area. Need to rush off to a meeting unexpectedly? That’s no problem when your desk and work bag are always organized and ready to go!
As a business person on the run, it is imperative to stick with a systematic plan and expect the unexpected. Organization will become your best friend if you let it. Not an organization fiend by nature? It’s okay! Take it day by day and you’ll become a pro in no time. Endeavor is not simply a space, it’s a mission to transform the way you work. We want to give you the tools you need to create and build your business, whatever that may be. Call us at 239-785-3399 to learn more about our collaborative office space or schedule a tour!
One of the most difficult challenges a traveling entrepreneur faces is maintaining a healthy balance of a busy travel schedule and their workload. One week can be a conference in a Fortune 500 board room in New York City, the next an event in Fort Myers, and so on. In anticipation of your next business trip, you should be prepared for anything and everything including knowing where the closest coworking space is located.
The answer to your travelling uncertainty is one simple word: organization and knowledge of where to find a coworking office. Staying organized finding the local coworking space will make your business trips less hectic and give you a clear mind, rather than maintaining constant stress and chaos in your head.
Adding travel to an already hectic business schedule can seem like a daunting hurdle, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have a large layover and need to finish a report in allotted time, look into a coworking space within your area. Endeavor is conveniently located near Southwest Florida International Airport. Coworking space was designed to take the stress out of traveling for business, among other things. A shared work space allows you to have complete focus while encouraging you to get in touch with your inner creativity. Here at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, we offer no-lease required workspaces including daily access to coworking space ideal for the traveling entrepreneur. Knowing that you have a suitable office or coworking space equipped with wifi, meeting rooms, private office suites, and a desk, even if for a short time, can enhance this experience for you and your perspective clients. You can purchase a day pass to the coworking space for that 9-hour layover, or look into our monthly memberships if you are in Fort Myers for an extended period of time. Your free time is very limited when traveling on business, so it is imperative to use your time wisely, consider coworking.
The next thing to remember is to utilize the free time you have – airplanes may not have coworking space but are no longer just for sleeping. Use the hour, 3 hours, or 24 hours you have on this plane to your total advantage. This is the only time your phone will not be constantly buzzing with irrelevant texts or calls and you are more inclined to put your sole focus on your work.
If you plan on traveling to southwest Florida in the near future, give us a call at 239.785.3399 to learn more about our membership opportunities and our coworking space. Happy coworking!
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!
It is no secret that exercise can vastly improve your health. However, lesser known is that exercise can increase your overall productivity. The increased energy and focus that physical exercise brings also transfers over to the workplace. More and more, companies are jumping on board with exercise breaks during work hours. Studies have shown that just 30-60 minutes of exercise during a lunch break resulted in an average performance boost of 15 percent. While it is becoming increasingly common for managers to incorporate physical health elements into the office, such as standing desks, yoga ball seats, and healthy snack options, it takes a unique, forward-thinking mindset to allow your employees time during the workday to workout.
Few will contest that the benefits of exercise are vast and detailed. When it comes to the directly work-related benefits of exercise, the list is still considerable. While the physical aspect of exercise is often the focus, consider the following cognitive benefits of incorporating regular exercise into your routine:
- Improved concentration
- Sharper memory
- Faster learning
- Prolonged mental stamina
- Enhanced creativity
- Lower stress
Without doubt, these cognitive benefits are attributes you desire among all of your employees. By making small changes, such as attending a yoga class at lunch or a Pilates class before the workday starts, you can avoid the two o’clock slump and keep office morale up all through the work week.
While being able to exercise during the workday may sound like a far-fetched dream, it doesn’t have to be. Many office spaces are offering gyms and group classes to employees, even individual companies are starting to offer in-house classes to their employees. If you work at a small company that is still growing and doesn’t have these resources yet, there is always the old fashioned, and free, option of taking a walk during lunch, walking to or from the office, or standing at your desk instead of sitting all day. Even a simple 15-20 minute workout a few times a week will have its benefits and will be easy to stick to.
The personal benefits of exercise are the main motivating factor for many, however, as a manager or company owner, you want to see your employees at their top-performance for business reasons as well. When you encourage exercise and a healthy lifestyle, not only will your employee productivity rise, but the general health of the office will rise as well. This rise in health conscious behavior can lead to lowered insurance costs as well as fewer sick days taken. Studies show that incorporating just 2.5 hours of exercise per week into the workday led to a noticeable reduction in absences.
Here at Endeavor, we believe that the health of the employees directly correlates to the productivity and success of the company. Which is why we will bring back our weekly 9am Strength and Conditioning class lead by a certified trainer once we get a break from the Florida heat! We are here to help your business every step of the way, and that includes keeping you and your employees happy and healthy. For more information on any of the services Endeavor Innovative Workspaces offer, give us a call at 239-785-3399 or swing by for a tour.
A major key to being productive during your work day is the space that you work in. If you work from home surrounded by clutter, children, and noise, you may find that your productivity lags. Even in a professional office space multiple factors can combine to create a less than ideal work area. Factors such as lighting, noise, distractions, ergonomics, and even color can drastically impact the quality, and quantity of your work. Whether or not you have control of all of these aspects of your office, there are small changes you can make to improve the quality of your work both in and out of the office.
A major factor in your work productivity is the physical space that you work in. Working from home often leads to clutter and distractions. If working from home is your only option, set up a designated workspace that serves no other purpose other than your professional needs. Clear the clutter, organize, and if possible shut the door. Use natural light when possible, and block out extraneous noise with noise-canceling headphones or a white noise machine. These small but impactful changes will likely increase your productivity and decrease the stress of working from home.
If you are a professional who works at a corporate office or a shared-office space such as Endeavor, there are additional ways to increase productivity. Just like you want to clear clutter and distractions at home, the same is necessary at the office, even if all you do is work there. File away documents (both paper and digital) to clear your desk and your mind. Office spaces are notorious for being bland, so bring in your own pops of color. Studies have shown that blue increases productivity and orange increases creativity. Whatever color inspires you, surround yourself with it at work.
Ergonomics also play a major role in decreased efficiency at the workplace. Some general office ergonomics tips include:
- Keeping the weight of your arms supported and your feet on the floor throughout the day.
- Sitting up straight and using lumbar support.
- Positioning your computer monitor at eye level directly in front of you, about an arms length away.
- Control screen glare by not placing your monitor in front of a window or bright background.
- Give your eyes a rest from the harsh lighting on your monitor by periodically focusing on an object about 20 feet away.
If you bounce back and forth between office space and working from home, these tips can help make the transition smoother:
- Keep a notepad handy to jot down ideas. There’s nothing worse than losing an idea while you’re working on something else. By keeping a notepad (either paper or digital) designated for work ideas, you can keep them all in one place for easy reference once you have the time to address them.
- Keep snacks and water on hand. Staying hydrated at home is much easier than the office. While some office spaces like Endeavor provide kitchen areas, make sure that you are bringing enough water to get you through the day. Keeping healthy, energizing snacks at your desk can also help alleviate any mid-day hunger pangs.
- At the beginning of the day, jot down your daily goals. Keep these achievable and short term and make a genuine effort to achieve them by the end of the day. Knowing that you checked off your daily goal can give you an increased sense of accomplishment at the end of the day when you finish your work.
Here at Endeavor, we strive to make your workspace the most productive area for your business to work. We provide all of the office equipment and space that you need to be your most efficient and help your business thrive. Small changes can make a huge difference in your work environment and make your space work for you.
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.
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.