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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!
As any business owner will tell you, people are the key to success. Here at Endeavor, we want to connect you with these people.
Endeavor is a coworking office space that is customized to your needs. With no long-term leases, start up fees, or traditional office space frustrations, Endeavor offers coworking solutions to businesses of all sizes. Whether you are a freelance writer or partner at a law firm, Endeavor is here to solve your office space dilemmas.
Coworking spaces provide relief from the pressures of being locked in an expensive lease or crowded out at your local coffee shop. In fact, research shows that startups that work in a coworking space are four times more likely to succeed than those who work from home. Along the same lines, 46 percent reported earning a higher income since working at a coworking office space. We understand that you want to give your business every chance to succeed, and we work with various types and sizes of companies to make these goals achievable. In fact, a recent study from DeskMag showed that those who worked in coworking spaces were more likely to be motivated and have higher levels of interaction.
If you own a small business or start up and are looking for an improved office space that meets your budget and needs, a coworking office is a great option for you. With a coworking space, you are not locked into a lease, so you can expand your office space as your business grows. It also eliminates small tasks and costs, such as Internet setup and office furniture. Here at Endeavor, we take care of all of those things for you, so all you have to worry about is growing a successful business that you are passionate about. Whether you have a small team or it’s just you in the office, working in a professional environment surrounded by likeminded and talented professionals is going to inspire you in new ways and let your ideas flourish.
On the other hand, if you are a part of larger business that is already more established, a coworking office space can work for you as well. A coworking space is an excellent option for growing companies that need more space immediately with no yearlong commitment. The lack of lease also makes it a great option for trying out a new location. Endeavor is located in Fort Myers, Florida, a growing hub for innovation and culture. Many businesses are relocating or opening branches in the area, and a coworking space is the perfect way to test out a new location for your business before committing to a lease.
Endeavor has a coworking option for everyone. With pricing starting at $29 for a one-day pass, we are able to work with the needs your business. Endeavor also offers the latest office equipment, a kitchen, game room, conference rooms, and private offices. For a tour of our spaces or more information, give us a call at 239-785-3399.
As a small company, the concept of conducting business out of a living room or coffee shop can often seems like the only option. Signing into an office space lease is expensive and intimidating. A new business comes with a lot of variable factors, and getting stuck in an office space that doesn’t meet your company’s current needs or budget can be a major setback. That’s where Endeavor comes in. We offer a variety of office spaces at a variety of prices, all specified to meet your business’s needs. Endeavor helps give small businesses or startups a sense of belonging, familiarity, and professionalism. Endeavor also provides them the flexibility that small businesses need to thrive.
When local businesses grow, the community grows. Here at Endeavor we strive to help every business at every level succeed and grow. Providing a space for these businesses draws both companies and consumers to the area, which in turns helps other local businesses.
While a startup conducting business from a home or coffee shop is common, it is not necessarily effective. Distractions are everywhere, and you can quickly lose focus both on the current task at hand, as well as the overall vision for the company. By engaging in a local collaborative workspace, your company is immersed in a professional environment that solely exists to help better your company. Additionally, your business and your employees will be surrounded by like-creative minds that are working hard to create better products, services, and ideas for the community. Endeavor staff strives to help your business in any way we can in addition to offering services to make the everyday ins and outs of business less tedious.
Endeavor provides all of the needed equipment to make your business flow and grow. You don’t need to buy furniture, set up internet, or struggle with a printer setup manual for hours to get your business off the ground, we’ve done all of that work for you.
Co-working spaces such as Endeavor are truly unique opportunities for your business. Beyond what we offer for office space, your business will benefit from the general environment. Business people who are working hard everyday to grow their business will surround you. You will meet new people, new contacts, and grow your network. You will have to opportunity to interact with people outside of your own field both professionally and casually. A co-working space is more than just a short-term lease on a room. It’s an opportunity to expand your horizons in ways that you never imagined for your company.
At Endeavor, we feel connected to our community. We want to see local business reach their full potential and grow. We love seeing companies expand and succeed, and we love knowing that we were able to help you. If you have any questions about how Endeavor can help you, want to take a look around, or see what we have to offer, feel free to stop by our offices or give us as call at (239) 785-3399.
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.
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.