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Your business is a dynamic enterprise. It can grow, build, change shape, and point in new directions in the blink of an eye. At Lakeside Executive Suites, this is how we approach office space. We don’t build boxes. We create workspaces that are as future-minded as the entrepreneurs who occupy them and that deliver the flexibility and technology required to operate on the cusp of tomorrow. Whether it’s a full-time office space, or just a meeting room for the day, we offer a range of options and services designed to help you conduct business your way.

How to Grow and Expand Your Business With a Virtual Office
Posted On February 11, 2019 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Starting a new business can be a serious drain on your finances. If you are like many startups, you are likely launching with a small team—possibly only yourself—and finding ways to stay lean as you establish yourself is crucial. A virtual office is a great way to grow and expand your business, offering all the amenities of a corporate office without the big overhead.

Need more convincing? Here are more ways a virtual office can help you get your business off the ground:

1.    Gain credibility

No matter how brilliant your product or service is, your company won’t have the same cachet if your business address is your home. A virtual office package gives you a business address and much more besides, such as live telephone answering services, mail handling, and more. Having a professional image goes a long way to instilling confidence in what you have to offer, and it may well help you advance more quickly than you would be able to while working from home.

2.    Flexibility

Remaining agile, especially in the early stages, is something to strive for. A virtual office is a nimble solution as you can have access to high-end office amenities like meeting rooms, coworking spaces, and administrative support on-demand. This means that you’ll only pay for what you need when you need it. The rest of the time, you can save the money you would normally be spending for your office lease and channel it into something more useful, like technology, innovation or marketing.

3.    Expand to new locations

If you are unsure of whether your business is going to fly, a virtual office space is a way to test the waters. It reduces the risk you would typically take on while entering new markets, allowing you to have a local presence in uncharted territory without having to outfit a new office. The low operating costs along with the month-to-month terms supports your needs without compromise – and if things don’t work out, you can move on without a lot of trouble.

4.    Hire top talent from around the world

Think of what you can do with all the money you won’t be spending on office space! When you’re not locked into a location, that portion of your budget can be freed up to hire top talent from anywhere in the world. Whether you are building a global team or just looking for some freelance expertise to support some of your projects, a virtual office gives you the freedom to work the way you want to work. Since your business isn’t tied to a physical location, you can make hiring decisions that are not based on how close a person lives to your office.

Lakeside Executive Suites in Weston, FL, offers affordable virtual office packages to help your business grow. Call today to learn more about what a virtual office can do for you.

 

 

 

How Coworking has Changed the Way We Work
Posted On January 26, 2019 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

 

As remote working, freelancing, and entrepreneurship continues to strengthen the foundations of our economy, coworking has established itself as a viable way to work, build a business, meet and network with other, like-minded individuals.

How coworking benefits companies

Looking beyond the benefits to the individual, coworking is good for companies too. It has also allowed larger companies the ability to downsize, to let go of unused office space and instead provide employees with an open office environment that allows them the freedom they want while still maintaining a connection to their teams and their mission.

For companies that maintain teams in multiple cities, coworking provides them with an affordable option that makes growth possible. Maintaining coworking memberships helps companies provide their employees with every possible office amenity without having to outfit a new office and it supports profitability even during times of scale.

 

The evolution of coworking spaces

Coworking began in a tiny one-room space in San Francisco. Of course, there were precursors to it … the hackerspaces and makerspaces of 1990s Berlin came first, and then there were small business “incubators” or innovation centers that started popping up all over the world not long thereafter.

However, the first true coworking space was opened in 2005 by a coder named Brad Neuberg who was simply sick of working by himself. He was a social guy by nature, but, working remotely for his various clients was a lonely business and he felt that he would be more productive and happier if he could share his workspace with others just like him.

The idea was a bit of a sleeper, but it took off. Actually, even though the space itself was unremarkable (compared to many of today’s examples), Brad’s version of coworking was not lacking for amenities. As he shared space with a wellness center, massages and meditation were part of the picture, right from the beginning.

Many “oms” later, slowly and purposefully, coworking grew into a living, breathing thing. From such humble beginnings, his movement grew into a revolution. Today, there are almost 15,000 coworking spaces all over the world. It has disrupted the way we work, it has disrupted the real estate industry, and it has shown us how to look beyond the cubicle and forward into a world that values innovation and the power of collaboration.

Today, coworking has become an integral part of many business’ success. It provides entrepreneurs and solopreneurs with affordable options for building their companies. It supports global enterprise with a platform that allows them to scale with ease, and it is also an avenue that provides companies of any size the ability to optimize their workspaces without compromising productivity.

 

Has coworking changed the way you work? We would love to hear about it! Drop by Lakeside Executive Suites for a tour of our coworking space and discover how we can help you grow.

Getting Focused to Start the New Year
Posted On January 14, 2019 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

We all head into a new year with a lot of goals that we are totally motivated to accomplish. Finish the great American novel. Lose 20 pounds. Go to the gym more regularly. Land more new clients. Get out of debt.

But … what generally begins with a big push generally ends up getting derailed by circumstances beyond our control. Stuff happens, after all.

So, if you’re looking back on 2018 and trying to get a handle on what you actually did accomplish, you might find that some of your plans took a left turn here and there. And there may well have been good reasons for that, so don’t beat yourself up too much.

However, there are reasons that perfectly well-laid plans go awry. Knowing what these chicanes are may help you overcome them in the year ahead. Some of the reasons you may have lost focus include:

 

Lack of clarity. Your plan may not have been executable because there wasn’t much thought put into it in the first place. Without a plan, you lay yourself open to distraction and having to jump on other priorities as they present themselves.

Solution: Map out your path to success. Put it on the schedule. Prioritize it.

 

Setting too lofty a goal. If your goal is largely unachievable by any standards, it’s not likely you will get there.

Solution: If you want to increase your business, set a realistic goal of five percent growth. If you exceed it, celebrate!

 

You’re a procrastinator. If your goal is going to be difficult and you’re a procrastinator by nature, you run the risk of putting it on the back burner only to reapply it to next year’s list of resolutions.

Solution: Break difficult tasks down into smaller chunks and work them into your workflow in a comfortable way. Each step towards your goal will help you will gain the momentum you need to crack it open.

 

Getting focused in 2019: connecting smaller tasks to the big picture

Sometimes, we announce our goals without thinking about where the whole process is going to end up several years down the line. Connecting your immediate goals to a broader vision of the future helps to keep things in perspective. The ultimate goal may be unreachable in the short-term and things may change dramatically between now and then but being able to visualize the end result will help keep you on track – even if you have to readjust for market trends and other circumstances beyond your control.

So, if the ultimate goal is 25 years from now, you’ll have to look at shorter increments of time to set milestones in between. 90-day intervals are doable chunks of time and, generally, you will be able to see energizing results based on your efforts, tweak your methodology, and move forward into the next 90 days with confidence.

90 days is enough time to accomplish a lot. It also provides a high level of clarity along with a sense of urgency. At the end of it, you will move on to the next 90-day goal with renewed purpose, taking yet another step forward towards your ultimate goal.

Do you have any tips for staying focused? We’d love to hear about them! If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, reach out today to find out how we can help you grow.

 

Ending the Year with Charitable Giving
Posted On November 30, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

As the end of 2018 draws closer, our thoughts naturally turn to the holidays and giving. For businesses of any size, charitable giving has long been a way to end the year right. It’s a great way to ease the tax burden, but best of all, it’s a way to get involved with causes that mean something to you and to make a difference in lives of those less fortunate.

At Lakeside Executive Suites in Weston, FL, we have chosen a cause that is very dear to our hearts. Children’s Harbor is a community organization dedicated to helping children in foster care, siblings, and teen mothers a place to belong and call home during some of the most trying times of their young lives.

They provide residential services and more, offering counseling, mentoring, and a way for siblings in care to stay together while issues such as abuse or neglect are being addressed.

They also offer residential maternity support for pregnant foster teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years, helping to break the cycle of abuse by helping them complete their education while addressing medical, psychological, and mental health issues that may impede their progress to independent living.

Of course, there is so much more that Children’s Harbor does, but the point is that they are providing essential supports for vulnerable children as well as the people who need it most. During the holidays, it is especially important to ensure that the children in their care have the ability to delight in the season and smile with the joy it brings. This is something we feel should be their right and we are proud to count ourselves as part of the solution.

 

Charitable giving for businesses: how to do it

If you are a new business, you may not have thought a great deal about charitable giving and what it means to you.

Here are some tips that you might find helpful:

1.    Choose a charity that has meaning to you

Just as Children’s Harbor has meaning to us, you can find a cause that pulls at your heartstrings. Heart and Stroke, cancer research, a local hospice, church group, humane society, homeless shelter, or mission are all great organizations you can consider.

2.    Time is just as valuable as money

Even if you don’t have a lot to give in the way of cash, you could find ways to help that are hugely supportive that don’t necessarily involve money. Help out by donating your time or business services to a local charity. Saving them money is just as valuable as giving it.

3.    Do your research

Don’t get taken in by a scammer this holiday season. There are plenty of disreputable people out there ready to relieve you of your cash for a cause that is either shady or non-existent. Check national non-profit databases like Give.org or Charity Navigator to be sure your donations are not falling into the wrong hands.

Do you have a favorite charity? We’d love to hear about it! Drop by Lakeside Executive Suites in Weston anytime and find out more about how we can help.

 

Using Social Media to Grow Your Business
Posted On February 15, 2017 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Does your business need social media? It depends on your answer to this question: Does your business have customers that are on social networks? If the answer is yes, then you need to be there with them. Social media has completely redefined the way we market our businesses, services, and companies. Getting the attention of your prospective customers is simpler than ever before thanks to the detailed targeting that the most popular social media platforms allow. There is no limit to the opportunities that an online campaign can bring, from growing your customer base and expanding your brand name, to increasing your sales and connecting with corporate partners. It’s no longer a question of if social media will help your business grow, it’s only a matter of how to do it most effectively.

 

Know Your Market

Have a clear, solid idea of the audience you’re trying to reach. The more detailed your target demographic is, the better you’ll be able to craft your content on social media and appeal to your customers. In turn, you’ll be guaranteeing your posts receive optimal engagement and impressions.

 

Focus on Quality Over Quantity

A common misconception when it comes to posting for your business is that you should post as often as possible to relay your message. In actuality, doing this will only flood their newsfeed with irrelevant content. Instead, you want to focus on relaying the most important messages in a relevant form.

 

Create Real Value

Social media creates a voice for your brand. Think about the type of value your posts bring to your company. Be aware of the language and style your posts are written in.

 

Comment, Share, and Like Often

If engagement is your goal, engage with others! It’s that simple. Take time out of each day to like, comment, and share posts from other accounts. Actions like these will be reciprocated over time.

 

Do More Than Just Promote

Don’t make it your mission to sell people something every chance you get. The goal should be to create a well-thought-out page with a personality that your audience feels comfortable interacting with.

5 Things You Can Do Now to Help Your Business Thrive in 2017
Posted On December 27, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

With the year coming to a close, there is no doubt business owners have been planning their 2017 moves for months. From determining budgets to establishing your marketing plans, here’s our list of bases you want to make sure you cover before the year is up!

Evaluate Your Business Processes

Take a good look at what’s working for your business and what needs changing. If the changes are big, you can start implementing them before the year is over. This is an essential first step to tackle before diving deep into your 2017 business transformation.

Focus on Profitability

Create a financial model by closely monitoring your expenses, looking over and possibly updating your marketing plan, and building your projections.

Set a Savings Goal

Business owners should have a savings goal in place by the first day of the new year. This goal should be measurable, and achievable within a realistic time period. Consider the unexpected expenses you had this year, and make sure you’re prepared for the year to come.

Create a Budget

Deciding on and strictly following a realistic budget is an easy way to eliminate unnecessary spending. It’s imperative that you keep your budget in mind to reach your set savings goal.

Keep Up on New Tax Rules and Regulations

Stay on top of the new federal, state, and local tax rules and regulations each year. Some updates like filing dates and changes in tax rates may seem small but can have a significant impact on the success of your business.

How Coworking Can Grow Your Business
Posted On December 2, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

More often than ever freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals are opting to conduct their day-to-day work in a coworking space. Instead of a traditional cubicle or makeshift set up in a coffee shop, they’re choosing to share an open, non-traditional workspace. According to a recent survey taken at the Global Coworking UnConference, an annual event that explores the various ways we work today, 84% of attendees said they are more engaged and motivated while working from a coworking space than from their homes.

But why pay for a coworking space when your business can be based directly from your home? Despite what you might be thinking, coworking spaces come with several advantages over home-based businesses.

Here are a few reasons why a coworking space may be a good workspace option.

• Coworking is an affordable way to maintain an office space within a shared communal environment equipped with all the necessary resources and support services.

• You’ll find that networking, both professionally and personally, happens quickly and organically within a coworking space. You’ll encounter people from all sectors of business who may serve as a useful connection in your future.

• Unlike most conventional office spaces, creativity flows freely in a coworking space. Open coworking spaces allow for constant collaboration. So sharing ideas, getting feedback, and brainstorming happen naturally.

• Not only will you connect with other business-minded individuals, but you’re likely to grow your client base as well.

• A coworking space is much more than just a kitchen counter. Unlike the distractions of a home office, coworking allows for maximum productivity.

You may have never considered the impact a coworking space can have on the success of your business. But if you’re looking for an affordable office space that encourages collaboration and increase productivity within your business, a coworking space is an effective, proven way to accomplish your goals.

To learn more about how a coworking space can help grow your business, please contact Lakeside Executive Suites at info@lesweston.com or call 954.389.2511.

How to Start a Business in South Florida
Posted On October 29, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Sun, sand, beautiful beaches, and booming business, there are so many advantages to starting your business in South Florida. Whether you’ve chosen to settle down in Miami, up north in Palm Beach, or somewhere in between like Weston, the same rules apply for getting your new business off the ground. Here’s an outline of what you’ll need to do to get started, and some sound advice on how to do it.

First and foremost, develop a thorough plan for your business. Careful, in-depth planning of your business venture is key. Build a stable foundation by determining everything from your financials, objectives, strategies, and target markets, down to your pitch.

Once you’ve decided exactly what your business will be all about, determine what kind of business it needs to be and your office location. Choosing the right business structure or entity is a very important initial step. Register under your chosen entity after examining all your options. Shared office space operators, like Lakeside Executive Suites in Weston, offers affordable and flexible workspace options for startups and small businesses. Getting these steps out of the way in the beginning stages acts as a great motivator as well.

Next, know the ins and outs of all your tax obligations. The state of Florida is an accommodating one, providing a range of incentives and tax credits. Then you’ll need to fill out and file all forms required by Florida that allow you to operate legally and be protected by law.

Open a separate bank account for your business. Compare local banks, and choose the one best suited for you and your new company. Once this is completed, you can begin to finance your startup. Whether it’s through crowdsourcing, social lending, venture capitalists, or lenders- getting a business up and running is a major investment.  A good shared office space operator will be able to provide some of these opportunities through mixers and seminars that bring business leaders within the community together.

Finally, get the word out! Market your business by making the most effective connections. Give your business an online presence with an attractive website that’s easy to navigate. Study your customers and get a feel for the best ways to get your message across to them. Connect with your target market, and your audience will continue to grow.

Above all, keep focused on your goals. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be well on the rocky, but exhilarating, road to success!

Work-Life Balance Tips for Small Business Owners in Weston
Posted On August 23, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Americans are workaholics, yet, we are still unproductive when compared to countries that encourage their workers to have a healthy work-life balance. It’s time for us to find that balance as it will help out with your well-being, productivity, and growth! Here are a few ways you can get started.

infographic on work-life balance for small business owners in Weston, Florida

 

Flexible Office Space for Your Growing Business
Posted On July 21, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Starting a new business can be expensive and time-consuming.  When you simply want to focus on your business, you will soon find that opening an office can be more challenging than you originally planned.  All too often, small businesses settle for a less-than-desirable location because of the up-front cost required to establish a new office.  Some of these challenges include long-term leases, purchasing of furniture, IT infrastructure, and the management of the space. Flexible office space, like Lakeside Executive Suites, makes it possible for businesses at any stage to have a professional office in a great location at an affordable rate.  Most importantly, the workspace solutions offered by flexible office spaces are turn-key and can help get your business up and running immediately with minimal cost.

Are you a startup?

Over the past 3 years, virtual office business at Lakeside Executive Suites has expanded by 30%.  When asking our clients why they decided to sign up with us, the consensus is that a PO box or a home address does not represent the level of professionalism that they are looking to portray.  With a customized virtual office plan, your business can project the professional image needed to succeed in today’s corporate environments. Services included in virtual office plans are a professional business address, mail and package receipt services, live professional answering, business support services, 24/7 access to meeting rooms, touchdown space and community café with gourmet coffee.  Virtual office plans provide highly desired flexibility to help your growing business thrive without the large office overhead or long-term contractual obligations.

Business is growing?

Your small business is growing but you are not quite ready to make the investment in a costly office build-out or a long term lease.   With a private office in a flexible workspace, your home based business or virtual office can expand to full-time workspace with flexible terms, allowing you scale your office with your growing business.  A private office space can be customized to include a fully furnished office, live professional answering service, fast & secure internet, 24/7 access to meeting rooms, business support services and community café with gourmet coffee. Making the transition from part-time to full-time office space in a flexible office environment combines the freedom of having your own office space with the convenience and benefits of being part of a community.

Need a Place to Meet?

Give your team the resources they need to succeed without breaking your budget.  Need a place to meet with your clients or your team?  You can easily schedule a day office or meeting room in a flexible office space with no monthly commitment.  On-demand meeting rooms are available by the hour, day, or week with services such as catering and notary available upon request.

At Lakeside Executive Suites, we understand the demands on today’s small business entrepreneurs.  That is why we strive to foster lasting relationships with our clients by offering workspace solutions that support their growing business.  Contact us today to learn how our flexible office space can help your business thrive.

 

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