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Our focus is Flexibility.

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.

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.

 

Small Business Productivity Ideas for Business Owners and Employees
Posted On July 13, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

How much time do you, and your employees, think you waste every day on mundane tasks or non-work distractions? The answer may surprise you. It’s time to start thinking more efficiently so you can make up for that lost time and grab hold of your productivity. Here are a few small business productivity ideas for business owners and their employees:

productivity ideas for small business owners

Why Your Small Business Should Get Involved in Weston Non-Profits
Posted On June 17, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Companies that encourage community involvement distinguish themselves from their competitors and see many benefits, including loyal customers and happier employees.

Many organizations have programs designed to foster social responsibility and increase involvement within their local communities.

Here are some benefits of supporting a local charity or Weston non-profits:

 1. The Chance to Give Back.

You can tie your business purpose to a particular charity or you can simply pick a charity that you and your employees are passionate about.

2. Promote Your Service.

As a leader in your industry, you likely have an area of expertise that’s of value to others. Consider offering your service(s) for free or at a discounted rate or offer to mentor local residents within the community.

3. Build A Better Team.

Giving employees an avenue to give back is important to morale and builds a collaborative and inspired team. A business can show its support for the community by giving employees a specific amount of time each month, quarter, or year for volunteer work.

4. Let customers know how you’re giving back.

Once you’ve put together a plan for your company, let your clients know what you’re doing and how you are supporting your local community by including this information on your website, newsletter, and posts on social media.

At Lakeside Executive Suites, we proudly sponsor local events in the Weston area for Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention and the Rotary Club.  We are also a member of the Weston Area Chamber of Commerce and Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

For a list of local charities in the Weston area, visit this link.

For more ideas on how to get involved within your community, check out our infographic!

Weston Community Outreach: 5 Ways Your Business Can Get Involved [Infographic]
Posted On June 15, 2016 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Raising awareness for local non-profits in the Weston community.

Every small business should consider setting aside some time each month toward a cause or non-profit in the Weston community that they are passionate about. This is a great opportunity to connect with your surrounding community which simultaneously also helps get your name out there. Employees will also appreciate having their voices heard if they suggest a non-profit that they may already be a part of. Here are a few ideas to help get you started!

Weston Community Involvement Ideas Infographic

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