There’s no denying the landscape of business has changed significantly in the last decade. The way we do business is more flexible than ever, and not only the way we do business, but where. People are no longer bound to a desk in a remote corner office of a downtown building. More startups and people are working for themselves, and those people are actively choosing to make their business flexible and sustainable, so that even a company with a small budget can thrive and survive, even while traveling! Keep reading for our top financial reasons you and your business should consider a coworking space.
Business meetings are part of the job in any industry. When designed effectively, they can leave you feeling inspired, accomplished, and connected. However, when designed poorly, they can leave you feeling like you wasted your time. According to Doodle’sDoodle’s 2019 State of Meetings report, the cost of poorly organized meetings in 2019 reached $399 billion in the United States.
To help you avoid contributing to this waste of time and money, District Offices’ has gathered our meeting planning intel and shortlisted the secrets to hosting productive meetings— so you can hit 2020 ready to go.
Capitol Hill is known as the political center of the nation’s capital. “The Hill,” of course, acquired the name from its statement landmark— the beautiful Capitol Building, which sits high, overlooking the National Mall. But surrounding the politics and monuments, past the members of congress, lobbyists, and journalists, is actually the largest residential historic district in Washington, DC. There are Victorian row houses and a collection of restaurants and bars. There’s even the up and coming H Street that offers hip shopping, dining, and nightlife. Another perk of Capitol Hill is its proximity to Union Station, one of the largest transportation hubs in the country.
Coworking is no longer the preserve for freelancers and startups. Increasingly, enterprise-scale companies are choosing coworking spaces as a place to call home. Microsoft, Bank of America, Facebook, and Salesforce are just some of the household names leveraging the flexibility, convenience, and built-in innovation of coworking. Let’s explore what’s in it for big business.
Location plays a major role in deciding on an office for your association. Iconically positioned at the heart of Capitol Hill, the 10 G Street District Offices coworking space is a powerful draw for local and national associations, many of which are headquartered in this thriving DC submarket.
There are several reasons why powerful associations are shifting their focus from the DC central business district and towards emerging markets such as the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Moving offices can be expensive and time-consuming. By choosing a move-in ready workspace in downtown DC, companies and organizations can minimize the time, hassle, and expense associated with moving to a new address.
What exactly is a move-in ready workspace? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a fully-furnished, professional, turnkey workspace with all essential amenities and infrastructure in place and ready to go. All you need to do is bring your team.
As work shifts away from the traditional office-based 9-5, coworking has become a major growth industry. Globally, there are some 2 million coworking members, a number that is rising substantially year-over-year. While the big names in coworking, such as WeWork, have traditionally been a draw for freelancers, startups, and small businesses, there’s been an increasing shift towards local, boutique coworking.
There are several reasons for this trend.
In 1975, Bill Gates started Microsoft as a college drop out with a friend in his garage.
Jeff Bezos launched Amazon in 1994, starting out as an online bookstore. The company was first running out of his garage.
Sarah Blakely, owner of Spanx and now worth 1.1 billion, first ran her company out of her apartment.
Ever heard of Google? The search and ranking software initially started as a project in a dorm room. It’s first big expansion went from dorm room to a friend’s garage.
Apple? Steve Job’s parents’ garage.
Disney? Walt Disney’s Uncle’s garage.
The list goes on and on and on.
If you’ve ever wandered the streets of Georgetown, you’ve seen and felt its charm. What was once a tiny port town belonging to the colony of Maryland, is now a beautiful part of Washington D.C. and one of its most famous neighborhoods. Georgetown has a sense of individuality and it’s a stunning place to come to work day-to-day.
Lucky for us, one of our District Offices’ locations is near the heart of Georgetown— the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin. Here we’ve outlined a complete guide to working in Georgetown from eateries and activities all the way to transport to and from. Keep reading to get a taste of what life is like in this trendy part of D.C.
If you live in the DC area, you probably already know plenty about the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and International Trade Center. If you don’t, allow us to give you a brief rundown on this unique downtown Washington location and why you want to office there. Spoiler alert: this building is exceptionally ideal if you work in the federal government contracting sector.