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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!
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.
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.
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.