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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!
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:
If you bounce back and forth between office space and working from home, these tips can help make the transition smoother:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coworking spaces are popping up in every major metropolitan area, and it is no wonder why. They are a breeding ground for innovation and collaboration – a melting pot of sorts – that allows creatives, entrepreneurs and everyone in between to share their ideas and services. In short, coworking is changing the face of business.
Are you familiar with that old adage, “History always repeats itself”? Well, in the case of coworking spaces, it is true. Think back to the 16th century, when wealthy aristocrats would gather the brightest artistic and scientific minds in one room, and call it a salon. The salon was an Italian invention of the 16th century, which flourished in France throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
Is this starting to sound familiar yet? A coworking space is the 21st century’s version of a salon. Apart from the stellar add-ons these spaces offer now, like game rooms, fully functioning kitchens, conference rooms and more, co-working spaces speak to the social butterflies in all of us. There is a certain alchemical reaction that takes place when you throw different people from all walks of life and careers into the same room. These meetings lead to to brilliant ideas, fruitful brainstorming sessions, and ultimately the evolution of businesses.
Let’s not forget the other motivator that drives all business-minded people – money.
According to Mark Corbett, co-founder of Pace Ventures, “The problem of increasing rental prices does not appear to be going away any time soon. The result is that enterprising individuals will continue to search for more effective, cost-saving, and creative ways to work and live.”
A coworking space is the answer to the question that plagues every entrepreneur’s mind: How can I reduce my overhead?
The beauty of a shared working space is that there is little to no commitment on the part of the member. If you want to pay for a day, then that is what you do. If you want to pay a monthly fee, you also have that option. What you don’t need to do is sign a lease that puts you and your budget between a rock and a hard place for a year or more.
Here at Endeavor, our daily pricing starts at just $29. We also offer private offices for just $34 per hour or $97 for the entire day. We also have differing levels of monthly pricing, which include options like a Premium Dedicate Desk for $379 per month, and a Cube Office for $439. For a full list of pricing and what each membership offers, visit our pricing page here.
It is the belief of some industry experts that established corporations will move their operations to co-working spaces for the culture and the cost. While this sentiment’s validity is yet to be determined, the following holds true. Start-ups will continue to make a co-working space their hub of operation. The benefits are many while the negatives are nearly non-existent. To recap, a start up can dramatically decrease their overhead and save on rent, office equipment like printers, call answering and routing, Wi-Fi and more.
Have we convinced you yet? If you want to be a part of the business revolution, give us a call.
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.
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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?
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.
Co-working or “Collaborative workspace”, a concept born from a need to suit the modern day business professional. Much more often, modern professionals are working from home or on the road, limiting their ability to focus on important tasks and stay organized. Additionally, we are now a society of networkers, individuals connecting through social media for social interaction, quickly and constantly, it is only natural that we evolve our professional interactions to mimic the benefits we have attained from this renaissance of communication. We want more enjoyment, and we are starting to expect it of our professional careers as well, work life balance is a key to the success of a company these days.
Co-working spaces offer a great number of benefits to its patrons, one of which is a more fun and upbeat work environment. Many large companies pride themselves and put a great amount of effort into creating a culture within their organization, something that many small business owners miss out on, and something that has a great benefit. In an article in Huffington Post, companies with a “Fun” environment have 51% lower turnover, 10x less sick leave, 43% higher productivity, among many other staggering statistics.
So, how does a small business or one-person company gain the benefits that larger companies put forth so much effort to create, simply join a co-working space that offers the environment. Many co-working spaces are creating office spaces that are conducive to work, but also add perks like game rooms for afternoon distraction, after hour social events, dry-cleaning pick up, local restaurant discounts, etc. Not only does this make life easier on the modern professional but also some perks can help a small business owner network and gain traction in the market.
Gaining traction in the market or getting a small business off the ground can be challenging, resources are needed and sometimes less than easy to source. The co-working concept nurtures diversity in the workplace and helping other businesses with exchanges of services. The key to the success of an individual working in this new environment is utilizing the network of businesses available to them.
Another resource that limits many new startups as well as long standing companies is money, more specifically the cost of overhead to maintain an office. The co-working space takes the stress out of the traditional office lease. Many of the co-working workspaces offer a month-to-month agreement, far from the common 2-year commitment of a lease with a personal guarantee. Other perks include; Internet service, utilities, building insurance, common area maintenance, business printing and scanning capabilities, the list goes on. Along with “no commitment”, you can scale up or down your operations with ease, giving you the ability to focus on your business growth without the concern of having to move locations, transfer address, and the time and costs associated with moving.
Endeavor Innovative Workspaces is striving to embody the best of what a co-working space can offer with the flexibility to make changes in the future to best suit the wide diversity of businesses we will attract. There isn’t a company too small or too large that will not find something that will benefit them at Endeavor. We are looking forward to watching the network we are building, grow and thrive.
Affordable and simple – Plus, a concept that has something for everyone!
Some new business may not be able to afford all their business and office space needs upon inception. However, that is not a problem at Endeavor – We have something to meet every new business unique needs! At Endeavor you can find everything from a virtual office to a desk in a co-working space. Need a more private setting? Not a problem! We also have dedicated desk or cubicle options, as well as a private Executive Suite.
Freedom and Flexibility
Endeavor has a membership-based attitude. If, like many new businesses, you are worried about outgrowing your office or work space too quickly, it will never be a problem here. Due to their membership offerings, Endeavor allows a business to move up or down to a workspace that fits its space and budget needs. Businesses, and even individuals, can get a day pass or monthly membership available up to a one year incentivized lease on a private executive suite (this isn’t required!).
Community, Connections, and Collaboration
Research has shown that co-working spaces are conducive to a network of diverse businesses by providing a broad knowledge base in one localized location. These joint work areas also allow for an improved skillset available due to the shared knowledge of individuals and groups working in unison in co-working spaces. Additionally, it is proven that co-work spaces are prone to increasing productivity and self-confidence of individuals due to the mutual support and setting of the entrepreneurial environment. Another benefit of these communal workspaces is the higher morale. The higher morale is contributed to the social aspect and hostile-free workspace. Many of you have likely tried working from your home before, but encounter countless interruptions or find numerous ways to procrastinate. Getting out of a home office gives balance to that family/work separation and balance—You’ll no longer feel unproductive or face distractions and temptations.
Services and Tools Provided to Succeed
If you are concerned that an innovative co-work workspace isn’t able to provide you with traditional office resources and amenities, don’t you fret! From mailboxes to receptionists, Endeavor has it! We cover absolutely everything you need and more in a traditional office space.
No Long-term Lease – No Hassle Environment
We know from experience that many leases can be intimidating. Why do you want to confine yourself to a specific space for five years, especially if you have no idea how quickly your business will grow? You’ll never experience that problem at Endeavor! As mentioned above, Endeavor is a membership-based center, sort of like your gym! If you are ready to move up to a bigger space or town to a smaller one, simply give us a 30-days’ written notice and you’ll be good to go! Don’t ever let yourself or your company be tied down to a constrictive lease and boring workspace again!
by Bjorn Rosinus
After much anticipation Endeavor Innovative Workspaces will be opening April 1, 2016. Endeavor is a Fort Myers, Florida first; A co-working business center, offering everything from virtual offices, to large and private executive suites. What is co-working, you ask? A co-working center is a place where individuals, or groups, can have a turn-key workspace tailored their specific needs and budget. Innovative co-workspaces are greatly suited for individuals such as ones with a new startup, someone who currently works out of their home or a coffee shop, or anyone who wants to avoid the hassle of a long-term lease. Co-working workplaces also provide the benefit of bringing people together, allowing them to grow a business network and ultimately creating a sense of community that people would not be able to experience working alone in a space. To continue with the community feel, Endeavor hosts monthly after-hours functions to further encourage camaraderie and collaboration.
Endeavor is the brain child of Bjorn Rosinus. As a commercial real estate broker, Bjorn all too often had to turn down clients because he did not have a small enough space, or the potential tenant could not or did not want to commit to a long-term lease. Rosinus wanted to come up with a “no-strings attached” workspace environment to overcome these obstacles, and thus, Endeavor was born. Endeavor is a membership-based business center, allowing individuals to select the space and plan most appropriate for their needs. If a business wishes to move up or down their member, or cancel, a 30-days’ written notice is required. A small startup business may only want a desk space to begin. Once the startup continues to grow, the business may be interested in moving into a private office or even an adjoining quadruple office to accommodate the entire team. Endeavor boasts 15,000 square feet of space. All memberships include the use of common areas including a game room with Golden Tee and Foosball, a kitchen worthy of a Food Network series, and furniture so comfortable that you will feel as if you are in your own home. To continue with the homey feel, the walls of Endeavor are lined with the stunning infused metal prints of Walter Arnold Photography.
Monthly memberships for a co-working space start at $169 per month and a private office starts at $549 per month. These prices include all monthly utilities you may need, such as: Fiber optic internet, a receptionist, a mailbox, etc. Private offices have 24/7 access and monthly time allotments to a conference room. The conference rooms are decked out with all of the most current video and teleconference technologies. Endeavor also allows the public to rent conference rooms for a fee. If you are simply look for a one-day pass to meet with your business or workgroup, that is possible as well – For only $29 per day! With all the comforts of a modern office, and the flexibility to establish your own terms, Endeavor is a workspace made smart. Endeavor is very conveniently located, only 2 miles off of I-75 and 4 miles from SWFL International Airport (RSW).