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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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.