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!
by Kristin Rosinus
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!
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:
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.