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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.

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 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.


Tips for working parents to stay involved in kids school work
Posted On August 26, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

It’s that season again … back to school has arrived and with it, homework. If you are a busy entrepreneur and worried about how much time you will be able to devote to your kids’ schoolwork this coming year, we’ve got a few handy tips for you to help you stay involved without having to neglect your business or work.

1. Working parent tip #1: Leave work at work

Defining a clear separation between work and home life is important in the effort to be involved in your kids’ lives. Disconnect, put down the phone, and step away from your laptop; your kids might already view your work ethic as threatening to their time with you. Even if your office is in your home, set clearly defined hours for work and when it’s family time, be 100 percent present for them.

2. Working parent tip #2: Work on your time management skills

If you are finding it difficult to fit in everything you need to do in a day, maybe it’s time to start a more rigorous scheduling process. Pretty much everything can be scheduled, whether it’s meal times, shopping or family activities. For those of you who live by your calendar, this might be an easy way to ensure you are giving your family the time they so rightly deserve.

3. Working parent tip #3: Split homework time with your spouse

Studies show that 20 percent of kids don’t get any reading support from their mother and 40 percent don’t get it from their father. As a result, almost 20 percent of kids will grow up not knowing how to read or write as well as they should. Your kids shouldn’t have to go it alone and neither should you. Splitting homework time with your spouse may give you a better chance of devoting enough time to your children’s needs without raising your anxiety level around not getting your own work done.

4. Working parent tip #4: Do homework as early as possible

You might be exhausted when you get home – and tempted to put homework on hold until you have a chance to unwind. The truth is, kids’ brains tucker out quickly after a full day at school, so striking while the iron is hot is always the best strategy. Set a couple of hours aside as close to “school’s out” time as possible, say from three to five in the afternoon. Don’t start later than five or wait until after dinner or you run the risk of the lot of you burning out or moving on to other activities.

5. Working parent tip #5: Set a great example

Ultimately, we want our kids to be grounded and be able to make good decisions for themselves in life. This is a skill that comes from you. If you are constantly distracted or unable to devote time to your children after school, they will probably think that what they are doing is unimportant and so will not give it their all. Demonstrate the work ethic and family focus that you would ideally like them to have and they will always take your lead.

Has back to school got you in a panic? If you are a busy entrepreneur who needs a little support so you can spend more quality time with your family, we can help with flexible, scalable office space, virtual offices, coworking, and full-service administrative support. Drop by for a tour today.

The many benefits of offsite meetings
Posted On August 16, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Meetings are an essential component of any business. Meetings connect your departments, provide a forum for ideas and innovation, strengthen your company culture and your employees to stay in touch with your company’s mission and vision. That said, there are many benefits to conducting your meetings off-site.

Let’s look at some of the ways that offsite meetings can help:

1.    Offsite meetings minimize distractions

When your staff is away from their normal working environment, they will be less tempted to wander off or worry about calls they are missing, and so on. A change of scenery reduces stress and often provides a boost in productivity that can be energizing and highly stimulating.

2.    Offsite meetings feel special

Your employees likely don’t get the opportunity to spend time working outside of the office. Offsite meetings encourage them to express themselves more freely and will likely lead to better retention of the information you cover during this time.

3.    Offsite meetings are great for team building

Being outside of the office gives your employees a chance to get to know each other better. They will be better able to understand how their unique skillsets complement those of their colleagues and the process will serve to strengthen your company culture in the process.

4.    Offsite meetings give you access to technology you may not otherwise have

If your office operates on a lean budget, you may not have access to all the bells and whistles of a high-tech environment. Choosing an offsite meeting space will provide you with the latest audiovisual equipment as well as next-generation conferencing and webinar technology. Having these tools at hand will help you bring your work to life in ways you couldn’t normally do. Additionally, if you work with remote teams, video conferencing technology can be very helpful as it will allow your home office group to get to know colleagues who work from other locations and collaborate with them in real-time.

5.    Offsite meetings boost productivity

There is nothing like a fresh environment to stimulate the creative flow. Studies show that an offsite meeting space encourages out-of-the-box thinking, which could lead to major innovation as well as creative solutions to problems you deal with every day.

6.    Offsite meetings give you a chance to connect with your team

While you may work with your teams on a daily basis, how often do you get to sit down with them in an intimate setting and really see and hear what they have to offer? Having a direct connection with your employees will foster loyalty and openness and will provide a level of comfort between you and others that may not have existed otherwise.

Lakeside Executive Suites in Weston, Florida, is dedicated to empowering small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs with flexible office solutions designed to help you grow. Our on-demand meeting rooms come fully equipped with today’s communications technology, helping you accomplish more without breaking the budget. Call today or schedule a tour to find out more.

Coworking is for big business too, not just startups!
Posted On July 5, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

The coworking community has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. Today, coworking is a global phenomenon, a way of working that many have come to depend on for its ability to connect people, inspire innovation, and create a sense of community. It brings disparate elements and companies together with a common focus, maximizes available office space, and provides great value that can be seen in the bottom line.

But lest you think that coworking is solely the realm of freelancers and startups, keep in mind that coworking is for big business too. Many of the world’s most successful companies depend on coworking to attract top talent and support a culture of productivity, but the cost savings are significant too.

A recent survey conducted by CBRE Enterprises found that nearly half of major corporations are using flexible office solutions. The same study found that 65 percent of enterprise companies plan to implement coworking into their corporate strategy by 2020. This is significant, as it indicates that there is clear value to be had by embracing this trend.

Why big businesses love coworking

Some of the rationales these companies give for leveraging coworking into their long-range strategy include:

Cost reduction: shared resources mean less overhead. Coworking is typically BYOD as well, so there is often no need to invest in workforce technology. Additionally, without dedicated office space for every employee, it’s easy to make the most out of the physical space.

Short-term space solution: when companies decide to enter new markets, there are physical office needs that may take time to establish. A coworking space allows them to get down to work right away with everything they need at their fingertips.

Remote office space: with today’s ability to connect and work with top talent wherever they are on the planet, many companies are building a high-performing remote workforce. While establishing an office in every major city may not be practical or realistic, a coworking space gives them all the advantages of a home office without all the extra work.

Promote innovation: many companies thrive on a culture of innovation. Being able to work closely with or alongside others who are focused on bringing ideas to life has been proven to foster new ideas, leading to breakthrough innovations and heightened productivity.

Encourage teamwork: when workers are in an environment where many people are all working toward the same goal, great things happen. Teamwork thrives on human connection and coworking provides plenty of opportunities to make that happen.

Maximize real estate: with today’s movement toward remote working and telecommuting, there is less of a need for dedicated office space. A coworking space makes the best use of a floor plan, accommodating more people within a smaller footprint. Companies can expand their workforce without adding new offices and that’s simply smart business.

Lakeside Office Suites coworking in Weston, FL

If you do business in Weston, Florida, or if you are a company considering coming into this market, Lakeside Office Suites is the area’s number one choice for corporate coworking. Drop by for a tour to learn more about who we are and how we can help you grow.


The benefits of a virtual office for starting a business
Posted On June 5, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Launching a new company can be a complex, costly endeavor. Setting yourself up in a professional situation that will reflect your commitment and focus is the key to encouraging confidence from your stakeholders, but office space can be expensive.

You’ve got the space itself, furniture, office equipment, technology, and supplies. Then there is the not-so-small matter of a phone system – and somebody to answer it. Before you know it, you will have spent your entire nut and not gotten any further along.

A virtual office is a smart alternative to traditional office space. For a fraction of the cost, you will have access to all the amenities of a professional office without the costly overhead of maintaining physical real estate.

A virtual office provides the following benefits:

Cost savings

Cutting costs is important, especially when launching a new venture. For just a couple of dollars a day, you can have all the benefits of a traditional office without the expense.

A physical business address

To give your business credibility; you will need a physical business address. Print your address on your business cards and marketing collateral. Have a professional address to note on your website. It’s also a physical location staffed by professional office staff who will receive your mail, collect your phone messages, and support you with a range of great services on-demand.

A dedicated phone number

Establishing a land line for your business can be incredibly costly but using your personal phone or a voice mailbox is not always ideal. With a virtual office package, you will have access to a dedicated number, your own extension, and a live receptionist to field your calls during business hours – all for pennies a day.

No need to commute

Think about how much time you waste going to and from the office. Now, think about what you would do with that time if you had it back. You can start earlier, work later, and you won’t have to worry about gassing up the car, waiting for transit, or getting on the freeway. Freedom!

Grow at your own pace

Having a traditional office space can become a burden if your company grows or downsizes. Having to acquire more space, lose money on the space you’re not using, or get out of a costly lease agreement just adds unnecessary worry. With a virtual office, you can grow at your own pace. Adding a new voice mailbox for a new hire is as simple as making the decision.

Meeting rooms on-demand

One of the biggest drawbacks to not having a dedicated office space is that you can’t accommodate your most important meetings. Sometimes, the coffee shop just isn’t going to cut it. With a virtual office package, you will have access to meeting rooms when you need them, either as part of your package or on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means you can focus your efforts—and your resources—where they matter most.

Virtual office packages are just part of what we offer at Lakeside Executive Suites. If you would like to learn more about our virtual office packages and the amenities we offer for startups, reach out today.

Achieving and maintaining a good work-life balance
Posted On April 20, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

These days, our “always on” work ethic threatens more than just our free time. With our health—mental and physical—at stake, and with expectations at an all-time high, establishing a healthy work-life balance is becoming more and more difficult. To maintain our sanity and stay effective at what we do, it’s more important than ever to find time to disconnect and reconnect with the things that make us feel good.

Even high-achievers, for whom a seven-day workweek plus daily overtime is a badge of honor, need to refocus occasionally. Studies have shown, time and time again, that we are not operating at our peak if we ignore the need for balance.

While what works for one might not work for another, there is always a way to make it happen. Here are a few tips that are meant to stimulate further discussion as to how you can achieve better work-life balance for yourself and support your employees or peers to do the same.

1. Define what you need and then make sure you get it

Make a list of the things that are important to you in life. Prioritize your list in order of importance and make adjustments to your schedule to accommodate these needs. They might include sleeping eight hours a night, getting exercise, helping your kids with their homework or spending quality time with your significant other. If you need to leave work at a certain time to accomplish any of these goals, make sure it happens. Chances are your work will still be waiting for you when you come back in the morning – and think about how much better you will feel when you don’t have the guilt of skipping these activities.

2. Set clear boundaries

When you respond to a client’s texts or emails late at night, over the weekend or when you’re supposed to be on vacation, you may be inviting their dependence on your availability. This can seriously encroach on your personal time and will eventually make you crazy. Set clear boundaries and stick to them. Unless you are a doctor, you are probably not dealing with life-or-death situations, so don’t kill yourself to do favors for people who will probably start pushing those boundaries the moment they have the chance. Remember – you matter too!

3. Optimize your workflow

Many a-type personalities fall into the trap of trying to control every little thing on their desk. In reality, your time is valuable. Repetitive tasks can be automated or delegated, freeing you up for higher-value activities and hypothetically leaving you more time for yourself at the end of the day. Look at the things that you do daily: are the things you do really the best use of your time? If not, look at ways you can make these processes more efficient.

4. Disconnect

Disconnecting is important: from your technology, from your phone, from your schedule. Whether you do it for a couple of hours a day, a whole day every week, or for the weekend, it will provide you with a much-needed separation from your day-to-day routine. When you come back to it, you will be able to approach your work from a refreshed perspective.

If you live and work in Weston, Florida, we would love to hear how you approach work-life balance. Give us a call or drop by for a tour today.

Why in person meetings are still the most valuable
Posted On March 27, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Business is conducted at light speed these days. Technology has enabled a wide range of communication possibilities like instant messaging, text, and video conferencing, and since most everybody has a mobile phone, there are few barriers to connecting. From the reception desk to the c-suite, people in business opt for the fastest way to connect when they need answers.

However, if you have been on either end of a cyber-miscommunication, you know how easy it is to misread or misrepresent what’s being said. If you can’t see a person’s face, you can’t read their body language. You just don’t know how they are really responding. An emoticon can only say so much, after all. This is why face-to-face communication in the age of technology is becoming even more important than it ever was.

It’s faster than you think it is

You might think that meeting in person is a slower way to go, but if you have to revisit that conversation again, or if you lose the deal entirely, expedience will be a non-issue. Meetings don’t have to be filled with platitudes and small talk. If you are clear on the meeting subject then you should be able to get down to business much faster. You will have the benefit of being able to gauge interest, responses, tone of voice, and body language, which all add up to a more meaningful connection.

In person meetings build trust

These days, we are used to dealing with online support, AI robots on the help desk, and exchanging emails back and forth – but if you’ve never met the person face-to-face, do they even exist? To be fair, there is often another person on the other end, but it’s very difficult to build a sense of trust or shared mission without that personal connection. This is why the world’s top companies still send their sales teams out to locations. Real people do business with real people, not machines. In some countries, like China, for instance, business decisions are made in person, not over a video feed. Their top businessmen and women need to establish trust and will not do business with anyone they have not met with in person.

Virtual meetings create barriers

Even if you’re using Google Hangouts or Skype for Business to conduct your weekly scrum, the technology creates a barrier you may not be aware of. Especially for meetings with multiple attendees or when conducting a company-wide meeting, individuals might find it easy to disengage, negating the very purpose of the meeting itself. Even for small groups, you may lose people if they aren’t an active part of the discussion or if they don’t feel anybody is paying attention to them. Meeting in person removes these barriers so that all stakeholders can engage in real-time.

Technology doesn’t empathize

Emotional connection is important. It’s a big reason why we connect with ideas, people, products, advertising, and media in general. But empathy is a two-way street. By meeting in person, you will be able to foster trust and empathy with the other person, which are by all accounts essential components of a successful business venture.

In conclusion, today’s technology provides us with many ways to connect, but in person meetings provide value above and beyond expedience. Use your tech to connect the dots on a day-to-day basis but save your more important discussions for when you can meet up in person.

Need to book a meeting in Weston, Florida? Lakeside Executive Suites has meeting rooms on-demand to accommodate all your needs. Book online today or call to find out more.

Great customer service is essential. Here’s how to do it right!
Posted On February 7, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

One thing is for sure – it’s easy to tell when a company wants your business and when it doesn’t. Customer service is the business equivalent of a sincere, mutually beneficial, caring relationship. When it is genuine, you know it. When it’s not, well, you know that too.

Some companies, small to medium-sized companies especially, may not even realize where they are falling short until it’s too late. And if you lose one customer to a misunderstanding or customer service oversight, it can ricochet into something much larger.

Customer service is always important but especially important when things go wrong for the customer. When they do, you need to be prepared to handle it in such a way that lets your customer know that you really do care. In the age of ratings, reviews, and social proof, this takes on even greater importance as one customer slighted can reverberate that negativity into the foreseeable future.

If one of your resolutions in this new year is to up your game to take you to a new level of success, this article is for you. Here are three actionable tips to help you make your new customers happy and keep your existing ones coming back for more:

1. Make customer satisfaction #1

The truth about customer service is that you don’t often get a chance to redeem yourself once things have gone south. Make sure that your customer experience is easy, intuitive, and responsive to avoid frustration. Resolve to fix any issues before you let the customer off the phone – because bad reviews can’t be removed and it may impact your business for years to come. Long wait times for support, a lack of empathy for the problem, and ambivalent support representatives are fuel for the fire. Ensure that the process of finding answers and getting help is an easy process for the customer.

2. Strive for clear and consistent communication

There is nothing more exasperating than having to repeat yourself several times in order to get the message across to the right person. If you have several people fielding support, ensure that your customer’s needs are understood before they are forwarded to a support agent. Alternately, if you outsource your support, map out an omnichannel solution so that each representative can view the result of the customer’s previous calls.

3. Waive return fees on defective equipment

It happens occasionally: you purchase a product, but when it arrives it simply does not work. It should be a simple case of return and replace. If this happens, don’t take it out on the customer by charging them return fees, restocking fees, repair fees, or asking them to pay for shipping. Regardless of what happened, it’s not their fault. Go the extra mile to ensure a seamless, easy return process. Sure, you will have to absorb the cost, but it really comes down to the cost of doing business. Guaranteed you will get it back many times over in customer loyalty if you do the right thing, so don’t gripe about it.

Do you have a customer service story you can share? We’d love to know what you do to keep your clientele coming back for more! Lakeside Office Suites in Weston, FL, is dedicated to supporting our small business tenants with flexible office solutions to help them grow. Drop by for a tour, or call today to find out more.

The Coworking Plan – Daily vs Weekly vs Monthly
Posted On Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

One of the most appealing benefits of coworking spaces is the flexibility that they provide when it comes to leasing office space. Regardless of whether a person or business is seeking a space by the day, the week, or the month, coworking spaces are equipped to accommodate different types of per-basis needs.

So, how does a person pick the right type of plan for themselves or their business? Should you opt for a day plan, a weekly plan, or a monthly plan?

In most cases, memberships come with different benefits and add-on services depending on the plan you buy and the type of workspace that you choose (private office, coworking space, dedicated desk, virtual office).


This plan is optimal for people who tend to move around frequently from meeting to meeting, and sometimes just need a touchdown space for a few hours a day or week. This is also a great solution for traveling business people that need a place to work from for a few days or weeks while they are in town visiting or conducting business.


Weekly plans are a viable workspace solution for travelers and people that are seeking network opportunities but don’t necessarily need a full-time space to work from. Weekly plans provide access to flexible or dedicated desks, access to events, and can help individuals become a part of the coworking community. Weekly plans, in the end, tend to be a more cost-effective solution than daily plans, especially if you will use the space for more than just a few days a month.


In terms of benefits and advantages, monthly plans are usually the best deal in a coworking space. Not only do monthly plans give you access to secure workspace and a community, they also provide added services like meeting room time, free parking, 24/7 access, and administrative services, among others.

Monthly plans are the best option for businesses and startups that are already operating and past their initial stage. They are also a great option for entrepreneurs seeking to network and forge strong relationships with the local community, as well as those who work for a company with remote work policies and flexible schedules.

Though monthly memberships are, in the long-run, the most affordable, advantageous, and logical solution, buying a monthly or weekly membership is oftentimes a good idea, as these memberships can help you better decide and establish whether the location, the space, and the amenities are a right fit for you or your company.

Find more information about the types of memberships, workspace options, and perks of coworking plans here.

5 Benefits of Using a Coworking Space in Weston
Posted On December 5, 2017 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Coworking spaces were born out of the necessity for people to have access to inspiring spaces where they could work from, this was especially the case for freelancers and entrepreneurs that had a hard time working from home or coffee shops. Coworking has come a long way since, and it is now a top go-to workplace solution for startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large enterprises across the globe.

Weston is no stranger to coworking, and local businesses of all sizes are embracing this type of workspace because of the benefits that it offers.


Coworking spaces are all about sharing resources–knowledge, space, utilities, etc–and this makes them cost-effective, especially for new businesses or freelancers. Coworking’s flexible nature allows individuals and businesses to only pay for what they need or use, for as long or as little as they require. This flexibility means that the use of space and services can fluctuate depending on cash flow availability and company (team) growth, without incurring on too many costs and reducing risks. 


As mentioned above, coworking spaces offer flexibility. Flexibility of cost, flexibility of use, and flexibility of additional services. Whether a company or individual needs a private office, shared desk, dedicated desk, or just a meeting room, coworking spaces can easily adjust to different needs and requirements on a case-by-case basis, including whether the space is needed by the hour, day, week, month, or year. Additionally, most coworking spaces offer the option to add services to their membership; printing, call answering, mail handling, etc.


Most coworking spaces are located in coveted or renowned areas. By using a coworking space, businesses and individuals can boast an office in a prime location, but at an affordable cost. A great workplace is one that is easy to access by private transportation, public transportation, or alternative commuting options like biking or walking. Take for example our Weston coworking space; it is strategically located to where people can access it via I-595, I-75 and The Sawgrass Expressway.

Networking and Collaboration

Entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, small businesses, and large enterprises are all using coworking spaces. In any given coworking space, you will find that there is an interesting mix of people that work in different lines of business. This, combined with the various events that coworking spaces typically offer, provides a great opportunity for networking and collaboration.


Coworking spaces offer different types of workstations within their centers, whether that is private offices, meeting rooms, lounges, or common areas these spaces provide individuals with choice when it comes to how and where they work. Because these spaces also tend to incorporate modern tech-infrastructure, they empower individuals to be their most productive self, regardless of the time of day or the type of work they need to get done.

Another factor that contributes to productivity is the feel and buzz of coworking spaces. All day long you will encounter people who are passionate about what they do and are working non-stop, which rubs off on others, inspiring them to work and be more productive.

If you’d like more information on the perks and benefits of coworking in Weston, click here

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