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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.

Doing business locally: Everybody Wins
Posted On May 31, 2019 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

No matter how big or small the town you live in may be, everybody in the community benefits when you do business locally. From the intrinsic character of the place to the way people interact, supporting local businesses just makes sense.

To better illustrate the benefits that small businesses bring to the table, here are five ways that demonstrate how going local makes a difference:

1.     Unique identity

Every town, every city you visit in the world – each one has a particular thing that makes it unique. From the storefronts to the types of shops that populate the main street, local businesses are the beating heart that feeds the population with energy. For many places, that character attracts visitors, new companies, and people looking for the perfect place to put down roots. As the community grows, it becomes stronger, and everybody thrives.

2.     Creating opportunity

When you support local businesses, you are keeping community resources at home and creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs, new business ventures, and young people just entering the workforce. The more options there are, the more likely it is that the brightest and most talented people will stay and channel their energy right back into the local economy.

3.     Competition breeds innovation

The more shops, services, and businesses there are in the local economy, the more competitive the business climate will be. Companies need to stand out from the rest and will go the extra mile to please their customers – who can then reap the benefits of new ideas, better services, diverse product offerings, and a healthy, vibrant, cooperative community spirit.

4.     Environmental advantages

Choosing to do business locally reduces our carbon footprint in a big way. For instance, choosing to shop at a local store instead of ordering online means fewer delivery trucks on the road, and so less fuel burned. It means fewer freight trains on the rails and therefore fewer derailments. With fewer ships on the ocean, our marine life will not be as endangered, and fewer cargo planes in the air mean fewer delays at the airport, and less air and noise pollution in general.

5.     Keep those tax dollars at home

When we choose to do business locally, our tax dollars stay in the community, strengthening the economy and helping to support infrastructure and other critical initiatives. In most cities and towns, about ten percent of all sales taxes collected go directly back into public coffers. They fund essential public services like transit, roadways, bike lanes, parks, schools, and so much more – the very things that make your town such a wonderful place to live.

Every community is a living, breathing entity unto itself, and like any living thing, it needs sustenance to grow and thrive. At Lakeside Executive Suites, we are committed to strengthening our local economy and supporting the small businesses that make Weston such a great place to live. Drop by today and discover how we can help.

The Many Benefits of Offsite Meetings
Posted On May 14, 2019 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Meetings are a necessary component of any successful business. They help you to connect with your stakeholders and stay on top of crucial and timely details, but every small business owner can probably agree, meetings sometimes aren’t as productive as they could be.

If this is occasionally the case at your company, consider the many benefits of offsite meetings as they could be a way for you to breathe some new life and energy into the “same old-same old.”

The truth is, we spend a lot of time in meetings. Studies show that managers, in particular, attend in the range of 60 meetings every single month. For an activity that consumes so much of our time, it’s in everybody’s best interests to make sure these meetings are delivering the results you need.

Here are some of the benefits of offsite meetings:

1. Offsite meeting benefit #1: improve productivity

Offsite meetings bring your team into a fresh, new environment. Since you won’t be in the office, you will be removed from the usual distractions, such as ringing phones and other demands on your time and attention. Attendees will focus on the planned topic; resulting in improved productivity with your meetings.

2. Offsite meeting benefit #2: access to amenities

Holding an offsite meeting allows you to access technology that you don’t have at your home office, like state-of-the-art video conferencing or audio/visual equipment that can take your presentations to the next level.

3. Offsite meeting benefit #3: employee networking

For companies that have more than one location or who employ remote workers, an offsite meeting gives you the chance to bring everybody together. No matter how well your team works together, having a personal connection is always beneficial to the result.

4. Offsite meeting benefit #4: encourage innovation

Innovation tends to stagnate when people are looking at the same four walls, the same people, the same view out the window. New perspectives encourage new ideas, and this is what your business growth hinges on. Additionally, people tend to cling to what’s familiar and can easily get stuck in a rut; an offsite meeting will expose them to new faces, encourage interaction outside of their comfort zone, and stimulate new perspectives.

5. Offsite meeting benefit #5: show your teams that you care

While your staff might not jump at the thought of yet another meeting, they will likely be excited at the prospect of getting out of the office and having a change of scenery. With an upgraded meeting experience, a nice lunch, and the opportunity for some face time with team members they don’t often see, you’ll be demonstrating how much you value their contribution.

Are you looking for a location to hold offsite meetings? Our meeting rooms are available by the hour, day, or week, giving you access to the latest technology and every possible amenity to make your meeting a success. Call today to learn more about how we can help.

Five Tips to Maintain a Healthy Relationship with Social Media
Posted On March 26, 2019 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

The rise of social media has changed the way we view the world. More than 70 percent of Americans are actively engaged on at least one social platform, but if we’re talking about millennials, that number climbs to about 98 percent.

In business, these numbers are too significant to ignore. If every customer you want to reach is on social, it stands to reason you want to reach them in that way. It’s part of your marketing strategy, it helps you generate new leads, and it’s a way to stay on top of the competition.

And what about your personal social profiles? Everybody’s got a few. The average person in the United States maintains seven social profiles. At the end of the day, that’s a lot of time spent on social. At some point, if you don’t get a handle on it, it’s going to start to affect your real-world, terrestrial life.

But how do you turn away when there’s so much going on all the time?

The truth is, turning away will do you, your relationships, your productivity, and your psyche a lot of good. The problem is, that’s easier said than done.

Here are our five top tips for maintaining a healthy relationship with social media:

1.    Schedule your daily social media time

Determine a set amount of time to update your pages, post content, and respond to messages on social. Set the timer on your smartphone and don’t ignore it when it goes off.

2.    If you really want to talk to your friend, call them

Along with being a super-computer, a CMS, and a fabulous camera, your smartphone is actually an excellent tool for making phone calls. Miss that person? Give them a call! Don’t have their phone number? They’re probably not your friend.

3.    Disable social notifications

Notifications are a great way to kick your social media anxiety into high gear. In your settings, you’ll find that you can disable them. This way, you can check in during your allotted time (see #1) and otherwise just get on with life.

4.    Embrace the moment

Authenticity is cool. Authenticity is all about being who you are. However, you can’t be authentic if you’re always focused on what other people are doing. Take the time to revel in your own life. Make your own moments. Because there is nothing more authentic than just being yourself.

5.    Choose your social platforms wisely

In business, as in life, there’s no point in investing time into something that you’re not going to get any value from. Having too many social profiles dilutes your efforts, and if you aren’t active on them, it could actually do more harm than good. Choose the platforms that are most beneficial to you and delete the rest.

Do you have any great tips for maintaining a healthy relationship with social media? We’d love to hear about them! Drop by Lakeside Executive Suites for a tour and get some honest-to-goodness face time.

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.

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