Why You Need a Successful Business Roadmap

Business Roadmap

November 17, 2021 | Business

Successful businesses don’t just come out of nowhere. The businesses that succeed are the ones that have a clear strategy for growth and a roadmap for getting from startup to IPO. But by roadmap, we don’t mean a traditional plan or strategy document. We mean a concise visual representation of where you’re going and how you plan to get there.

Why this approach? Because the ever-shifting, increasingly uncertain market we’re trying to do business in means that plans and strategies must change accordingly. And roadmaps offer insights and flexibility that traditional plans don’t.

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Office Space is a Game Changer. Here’s Why

office space

November 4, 2021 | Dedicated Desks, Private Offices

In 2019, 17% of employees worked consistently from home – in 2020, it increased to 44%. Remote work is becoming a standard in small businesses, especially those where employees live long-distance. But even with the freedom of working remotely, employees face significant problems – specifically a lack of professional space.

Your home most likely didn’t come with built-in office space, and, pre-pandemic, not many homes did.  In general, working from home consists of finding somewhere – anywhere – you can set up as your workspace. For some, that looks like a desk in a quiet corner. For others, it’s like taking turns working on the couch vs. working on the bed.

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How to Build a Better Professional Network

Network

October 20, 2021 | Business, Meetings & Events

It’s common knowledge that your professional success is heavily influenced by the professional network you create. Even so, we often expect our network to grow passively – with little to no work on our end. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.

Building a better professional network happens over time and with quite a bit of effort. These valuable relationships are the result of finding innovative ways to communicate, strengthening existing relationships, creating a fluid networking strategy, and more.

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Recruiting Tips for Small Businesses

Recruiting

October 5, 2021 | Business

The success of your small business relies on having happy customers – and employees. And the latter usually entails the former. In this challenging time of worker shortages, here’s how to ensure that your small business continues to attract top talent.

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Save On Commercial Construction Build-Out Costs with Coworking

Commercial Built-Out

September 14, 2021 | Coworking, Private Offices

Traditional corporate leases account for a major part of any organization’s overheads. But it’s not just the monthly cost businesses – especially growing ones – need to worry about. Getting your space set up and built out to suit your organizational needs can be a significant expense and one that can see new or small businesses quickly burning through their startup capital.

Here’s what to know about commercial construction build-out costs – and why leasing a move-in-ready coworking space can be a great way to keep that all-important cash in your pocket.

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Office Solutions for Small and Mid-sized Companies

Office Solutions

September 9, 2021 | Coworking, Private Offices, Shared Office Space

Small and mid-sized companies face unique opportunities – and unique challenges. Smaller companies are nimbler, with the ability to pivot towards growth and adapt to shifts in the market. But when it comes to managing real estate and office spaces, they’re at a disadvantage. Smaller companies leasing a traditional office space can see their profits being eaten up by overheads. They also have less leverage when it comes to securing a long-term lease or loan. All of this can have an impact on bottom lines – and future growth. 

But the agile, adaptive working environments offered at a coworking space such as District Offices in downtown D.C. can turn a challenge into an opportunity – reducing financial risk while maximizing flexibility. 

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The Central Importance of Workplace Amenities Post-COVID

August 17, 2021 | Coworking, Private Offices, Shared Office Space

For some organizations, enticing workers to return to the office after a year of working from home has been no easy feat. Employees have become accustomed to having seamless access to comforts such as fully equipped kitchens, package pick-up, and quiet or outdoor spaces that allow them to take a breather from the demands of work.

As we return to in-person or hybrid models of working, contemporary workplaces need to keep up with workers’ shifting demands and expectations of the places they spend their 9-5. Here’s what workplaces need to offer to compete with the comfort and safety of home-based working.

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How to Create an Agile Workplace Model

Agile Workplace

August 12, 2021 | Business, Shared Office Space

Flexibility and adaptability have been seeping into the workplace lexicon for years now. With the events of this past year, we’ve seen just how important it is for businesses of all sizes to be able to adjust and pivot on a dime – and to give their workers the same option.

As at-home working gives way to the return of office-based working and hybrid models where employees spend some, but not all, of their working hours in the office, there’s never been a better time for organizations to embrace the benefits of the agile workplace.

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How to Manage Hybrid Teams When Returning to the Workplace

Hybrid teams

July 14, 2021 | Business, Coworking, Shared Office Space, Virtual Offices

The past year has given leaders a crash course in handling remote teams. Everyone rose admirably to the challenge, pivoting to digital workspaces, virtual meetings, and cloud-based task management. But the gradual return to in-person working presents a new leadership challenge: managing hybrid teams.

We know by now that remote workers have fundamentally different work experiences from in-office workers. Managers need to work vigilantly to bridge the gap – and ensure that both camps have everything they need to work efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively. Here’s how:

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How Your Workspace Influences Your Company’s Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and Retention

July 7, 2021 | Coworking, Shared Office Space

Workspaces have a significant effect on companies in a variety of ways. They impact employee happiness and productivity and are seen as a perk when a candidate considers where they choose to work. 

While there are many things to consider when selecting the ideal workspace, it’s important to know how much a workspace weighs on new hires and how long an employee stays. This information reinforces the value a good workspace provides and why it’s a profitable investment. Let’s explore the ways a workspace influences your company’s recruitment and retention in 2021. 

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