6 Virtual Meeting Etiquette Rules to Follow

Virtual-Meetings

March 19, 2020 | Business, Meetings & Events

Whether you’re an occasional remote worker, a full-time freelancer, or amid a pandemic, chances are you’re participating in a fair number of virtual meetings. In fact, 14 percent of remote workers engage in more than ten meetings per week (during regular business circumstances).

While virtual meetings provide critical face time and build stronger professional relationships, they also present a unique set of etiquette challenges. We’ve compiled a list of virtual meeting rules that everyone should agree to follow.

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The District Offices Guide to Working in the Central Business District of Washington DC

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February 25, 2020 | Washington DC

The Central Business District is the area surrounding the White House, which is also known as the CBD or Farragut. This area has much more to offer than just business and the home of the president. From hotels to restaurants to shops, and of course, history at every corner—Washington DC’s Farragut area is a destination worth exploring.

Similar to our recent District Office’s Guide to Working in Capitol Hill and Georgetown, we’re going to take you through the spots in Farragut.

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Top 3 Financial Reasons to Choose a Coworking Space for your Business

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February 18, 2020 | Coworking, Shared Office Space

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.

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The Secrets to Hosting Successful and Productive Business Meetings

Business-Meetings

February 11, 2020 | Business, Meetings & Events, Shared Office 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.

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The District Offices’ Guide to Working on Capitol Hill

Capitol-Hill

February 4, 2020 | Washington DC

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.

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How Corporate Enterprises Are Using Coworking

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January 28, 2020 | Coworking, Shared Office Space

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.

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10 G Street – A Hub for Associations in DC

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January 21, 2020 | Washington DC

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.

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The Benefits of a Move-In Ready Workspace in Washington DC

Move-in-Ready

January 14, 2020 | Coworking, Private Offices, Shared Office Space, Washington DC

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.

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Local Coworking Companies Rising in Popularity

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January 7, 2020 | Coworking, Shared Office Space, Washington DC

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.

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What’s a Virtual Office? Take a Page Out of the Entrepreneur Handbook

Virtual-Office

December 30, 2019 | Business, Coworking, Shared Office Space

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.

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