The Benefits of Renting a Conference Room at Endeavor

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One of the most valuable ways to meet with current or potential clients is by utilizing a conference room. From meeting with a potential client to a high-level strategy meeting, being in a fully-equipped, private conference room to conduct business leaves an excellent first impression. Rather than renting out a conference room at a nearby hotel and breaking the bank, first consider the benefits of a private conference room. Here at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, we have two conference rooms to fit all your professional needs.

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When you are meeting someone for any business-related discussions, it’s ideal if you do so in a private space. Holding meetings at restaurants or nearby coffee shops results in added distractions. Additionally, you have the risk of sensitive information being easily overhead by individuals nearby. At Endeavor, we make it our priority to ensure the most exclusive and intimate setting for any type of gathering. Renting out a professional, private meeting space will set you apart from the competition.

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When you rent a conference room at Endeavor, you are getting more than just a space – you are also gaining access to our full kitchen, lounge, and game room for those much needed breaks. Envision this: you are the entrepreneur of a startup company, but are currently working from your home office. The time has come to meet potential investors, but you want an intimate space. As the potential investor walks through the doors of Endeavor, they are greeted by a welcoming receptionist that is eager to assist. The investor then enters the conference room to see it completely furnished and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. The investor will instantly recognize that you mean business. In using a conference room from Endeavor, you get all the perks of a full time office space for as few or as many hours as you need, and far more affordable!

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Affordability

Renting out a hotel conference room, on average, can cost anywhere between $100 to $500 for a few hours. Many conference spaces require additional charges for added features, such as internet, television, conference system, etc. Here at Endeavor, our conferences rooms are available beginning at $37 an hour. What’s included in your conference room rental at Endeavor, you ask? Our conference rooms include a 70-inch Apple television with conference and video chat capability (Skype, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, WebEx), projection, high speed internet, and access to our kitchen, lounge and game room, all at no extra cost to you. Along with these extra perks, you are also in control of how long you can have the space for. We even offer discounts for bulk conference room rentals! The cherry on top? Celebrate securing that investment for your startup at one of the 40 restaurants within 2.5 miles of Endeavor!

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We offer all the comforts of a modern office and the flexibility to establish your own terms, we are a workspace made smart. We provide the perfect space for you to conduct your next off-site meeting, mediation, or signing. For more information or to schedule a tour of our collaborative office space, call us at 239.785.3399 – Let’s work better together at Endeavor!

Making the Most Out of Little Space

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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!

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.

 

Where Should I Meet a Client if I Don’t Have an Office?

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You’re living the dream. You have a successful business, and love the fact that you can run it from home, as that gives you the flexibility of coming and going as you please. But what happens when the persistent clients come knocking at your door, and you’re in the middle of baking cookies with the kiddos? Not so good for professionalism is it? While working remotely has its perks, meeting with clients at home is NOT one of them. So, where SHOULD you meet?

While coffee shops are popular locations for business meetings, the hustle and bustle tends to be very distracting, and can affect your meeting, and the decisions both you and your client make immensely. Not to mention, if your business forte requires you to present documents to clients in a manner requires a lot of table space, those little round tables wont do your business any justice – no matter how experienced you are.

Restaurants not only require you to potentially invite your client to lunch or dinner, but you also run into the same old tiny table problem. Not to mention that your sticky food fingers might ruin any important documents you might need to show your client.

The fresh air is always nice when you work inside all day, but you might want to keep the park as a weekend activity location. The lack of Wi-Fi tends to be a big deal when you need to show your client something online, and not to mention the Ft. Myers, Florida sun is unbearable and will have you AND your client sweating like a dog 12 minutes into your meeting.

So, now that we’ve covered the taboo meeting locations, let’s go back to our original question… where SHOULD you meet?

Co-working office spaces are the ideal location to create a powerful impression with your clients. Rentable executive suites are available to rent at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, and not only do you have the space to meet, but you also have the space to work. Endeavor provides you with all the necessary tools for running a successful remote business, and it’s easy as pie.

Endeavor gives you the option to rent offices for a special occasion meeting, or opting for a monthly membership that provides you with 24/7 access to the space – giving you the sense of an office on its own, AND it’ll make your wallet feel a lot heavier than the rent overhead you would be paying for an entire office location. Enjoy amenities including a copy room, kitchen, lounge room, showers, and game room, all fully equipped with high speed fiber optic Wi-Fi and secure access to the facilities. For more information on pricing click here.

Kick start (or improve) your business by opting for the professionalism it deserves. Spruce up your meetings, and get work done efficiently and who knows, the biggest perk of having a remote location is the fact that getting you out of the house gives you the potential to meet prospective clients! How’s that for a cherry on top?

 

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.