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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.

Working Remotely: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
Posted On September 11, 2020 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

The working world has been surviving these past months on a steady diet of remote employment. And while it has been necessary, many experts are beginning to rethink the assertion that working remotely is just as good as working in an office.

While we’ve seen the benefits of remote work, we’re also starting to see the pitfalls of hastily-installed work-from-home systems. So what’s the truth? Do the pros and cons of remote work balance out? And is remote work more, less, or equally as effective as office employment?

The Truth About Working Remotely

For the first few months of the workforce’s pandemic-induced isolation, things were just fine. Workers were adjusting surprisingly well, given the circumstances. Granted, there was a bit of a learning curve, but everyone seemed to catch on relatively well. Things looked promising. Surely, this was the beginning of a new era for employees everywhere.

But after four, five, six, and seven months, it is apparent that there are flaws in the system.

The conditions leading to this mass migration from office to remote work weren’t making the situation any easier. The pandemic and its associated isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty took a toll on workers stuck at home. The subsequent mental, physical, financial, and emotional strain quickly became taxing for workers.

When The Workplace is Your Home: Where’s The Balance?

Another major problem? A significant chunk of workers struggled to maintain a healthy balance between their work and home lives. Home was too distracting. Whether that was because of entertainment, chores, children, or other family members, some workers found the home environment simply wasn’t conducive for productivity.

Employees missed the social interactions inherent in the office working model. The truth is, nobody understands your work situation quite like your coworkers. Your toddler or your dog can’t compare to an office pal when it comes to venting frustrations about quarterly reports.

Teamwork Without The Team Spirit

Perhaps worse than the inability to socialize with coworkers was the struggle to complete team projects. Admittedly, collaborative work wasn’t exactly a breeze to begin with. Remotely, however, teamwork became a bit of a nightmare. It’s harder to organize, share data, and hit milestones and deadlines.

Teams were already struggling to communicate within their own office and with third-party companies. Where productivity dwindled, frustration grew. The pressure was mounting, with no end in sight.

Beyond the struggles of at-home workers, employers and managers experience difficulties of their own. When communication isn’t up to snuff, everybody suffers.

Is Remote Work Sustainable?

It is becoming clear that many of the strategies implemented were not built with longevity in mind. Even if workers can stick it out, maintaining this remote work model is simply not feasible in the long-term. Systems were not given a chance to fully integrate into the working model before COVID hit. Some of them were half-baked and rushed out in an effort to maintain productivity.

So we have to ask once again, does remote work have its benefits? Undoubtedly, the answer is yes. It’s allowed companies to survive in an extremely trying time. But is it sustainable in the long term? Perhaps not. Only time will tell.

If your teams depend on a remote working environment, Lakeview Executive Suites in Weston, FL, is here to help. Reach out today to learn more about what we do and how we do it.

5 Skills to Cultivate for Better Virtual Communication
Posted On August 21, 2020 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Let’s face it: over the past six months, the world has been turned on its head. From grandmothers to entrepreneurs, everyone has been forced to reckon with new forms of communication and networking. So whether you’re instant messaging or conducting video business conferences, it’s important to communicate clearly, be respectful, and make yourself understood.

Since our new reality likely won’t change dramatically for the next while, it’s critical to understand how to conduct business over the web. Your working relationships depend on it, and the future success of your business hangs in the balance.

How to Optimize Your Virtual Communication

1.     Use the Best Technology 

Virtual communication is manifold: it’s emailing, instant messaging, conference calls, video chats, and one-on-one check-ins. While all these methods are effective, video calls have the benefit of allowing us to pick up on non-verbal cues. Eye contact and body language are extremely telling, especially in group settings. When choosing modes of communication, first, know what works best for your team. Then, choose the best technology for the scenario. Lastly, make sure your team has the right tools and knows how to use them.

2.     Time It Right

Timing is two-pronged: first, be sure to set a schedule for communication with your employees or coworkers. By having a designated time or day for meetings or check-ins, you cultivate a sense of routine, and your team will get into a flow. Second, when you’re in the meetings themselves, it’s vital to stay on track. Respect everybody’s time, and use it wisely. Create an agenda or itinerary to help you stay focused.

3.     Be Considerate

This is a difficult time for everyone, so be conscious of how your team may be feeling. While technology helps to bring you together, it isn’t a substitute for real-life interaction. Members might be feeling isolated, and the energy might be different. Understand that, while you may be meeting together, you can’t always see what’s going on behind the scenes. Be patient, listen, ask questions, and be available to answer them too. Take the time to understand and don’t jump to conclusions. Your team will be grateful for it.

4.     Be Goal-Oriented

Virtual work and communication make it difficult to create momentum. What projects are urgent? What are the timelines? And how should you approach these tasks as a team? Help your employees by tracking progress. Assign measurable objectives and set milestones with actionable items along the way. Update your team regularly, so everyone is on the same page. 

5.     Open and Honest

Keeping open, clear lines of communication does wonders for both team building and achieving your goals. Well-informed employees are set up to perform well. It’s essential that your team feels heard and that they can express themselves and offer input. As a leader, you must communicate openly with them and allow them to do the same. You might be surprised how it can improve interpersonal relationships – not to mention team morale and efficiency!

Virtual communication can be tricky, but you can make your team’s transition to the web virtually seamless with patience, planning, and understanding.

For professional, flexible office support when you need it, Lakeside Executive Suites is here to help. Reach out today, and let’s talk about what we can do for you.

Open For Business: Reopening After the Lockdown
Posted On June 15, 2020 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

It’s not easy for a business to bounce back from perhaps the greatest economic downturn of our lifetime.

In all likelihood, things will not go back to the way they used to be. Our world, and the way we do business, has already seen some fundamental changes. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to spread far and wide, business owners everywhere have pivoted in an attempt to save their companies. Some have been successful, and others less so.

Today, we’re finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Many of us are asking ourselves: how do we move forward from this? We can’t dwell in the past anymore. Business is all about looking ahead and planning for the future.

Creating A Solid Reopening Plan

So what can we do? We’re not out of the woods yet, but as of now, we must start planning our next moves. Businesses will have to hit the ground running to build up a head of steam as the world begins to reopen.

Here are a few steps to getting your business back on its feet as restrictions begin to ease.

1.     Marching Orders

Bear down and prepare to make binding executive decisions. Gather your team around you and brief them on the changes to be made. You’ll have to make some tough choices about who is permitted to reenter the physical office while others stay at home. Formulate a plan regarding physical safety measures; establish new policies and procedures before you start to accept customers again.

2.     Assess the Damage

Take a long, hard look at your business plan. Going forward, it’s going to look a lot different than it used to. Your assets, supply chains, and likely your entire business model has taken a hit. Formulate a realistic business valuation and approach the situation with an open mind and through a pragmatic lens.

3.     Ask the Hard Questions

Now is the time to be realistic with yourself and your employees. While we all want to hope for the best, it’s important to plan for the worst. Have a contingency plan in case the virus deals your business another blow.

Ask yourself: how long will this go on, and how long can we afford to ride it out? What do customers want and need right now? If they want or need your products or services, how much are they willing to pay for them? How can you convert consumer interest into actual sales? How can you meet their needs?

4.     Move Forward, Not Back

Don’t cling to past successes. Adapting your ways of thinking and using innovative strategies will make all the difference right now. Embrace new channels of sales, new methodologies, and modes of communication. One of the worst things your business can do right now is stay mired in the past, unable to move forward.

5.     Play the Long Game

Ultimately, you’re going to need long-term solutions to sustain your business. Even though the worst has passed, the market will continue to be rocked by shockwaves for weeks, months, and even years to come.

In conclusion, don’t take shortcuts, as they will only lead to short-term success. Invest your time, energy, and money into sustainable strategies that will serve your needs well into the future.

Above all, be kind and patient with yourself, your staff, and your business. You’ll all need each other’s support to face the future.

Lakeside Executive Suites provides flexible office solutions to help you grow. Reach out today to learn more about how we can support your reopening.

Tips on Dealing with Uncertainty in Your Business
Posted On May 15, 2020 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

If there’s one thing we know to be certain, it’s that life is filled with uncertainty. There’s doubt that you’ll encounter adversity at one time or another, especially in the realm of business. Business is unpredictable by nature. It’s risky, but if you play your cards right, you can win big.

Knowing the risks and being well-prepared will help you make the best of any situation that may come your way. So what are the most likely factors to cause uncertainty in business?

  • The Economy. The economy is constantly in flux. But when it experiences a major downturn, you have to be ready to ride it out.
  • Health Factors. SARS, Ebola, and now COVID-19 are all perfect examples of how illness can severely impact business proceedings on a global scale. But even something as small as an office-wide cold can take its toll.
  • Shifting Trends. Businesses live and die by shifting consumer behavior. Having your finger on the pulse will allow you to interpret the indicators better.

 

Tips To Help Your Business Weather Uncertainty

1.     Anticipate 

No one can accurately predict the future. What you can do is anticipate potential scenarios. Don’t rule anything out just because it may seem unlikely. Very few people could have predicted the catastrophic outcome of the novel coronavirus. However, businesses that were prepared with contingency plans and were able to move quickly to put them into practice are better off than those who were slow to act.

Beyond that, prepare yourself for multiple potential outcomes. Don’t assume that the likeliest conclusion will be the one that sticks. The more situations you anticipate and plan for, the more effectively you’ll be able to respond when the time comes.

2.     Stay on Top of Current Events

Keeping abreast of market trends, economic indicators, and consumer demands will help you make the best decisions for your business. And while you can’t predict exactly how these factors will play out, there are usually signs along the way. It’s important to know how to read them. Get educated about national developments and federal decision-making that may impact your industry. Stay informed, and you’ll always be ahead of the curve.

3.     Static Cling

In periods of uncertainty, change is likely to follow. When it happens, your business needs to be able to adapt to the times. Don’t cling to the exclusively tried and true. Methods that have worked in the past may not always serve you in the future. That doesn’t mean you need to discard them entirely, but don’t let old thinking prevent you from allowing innovation to thrive.

4.     Keep Connected

While technology is an excellent tool, relationships are the true heart of the business. Don’t let your personal and professional connections fall by the wayside. It’s essential to maintain healthy business relationships, as these are what will pull you through the rough patches. Connections help keep you stable, even when all else is uncertain.

Is your business ready to handle uncertainty? Don’t wait! Expect the unexpected and plan for whatever may come. And if you need a little business support during these uncertain times, Lakeside Executive Suites is always ready to lend a hand. Reach out today and let us know how we can help!

Resources for SMEs and Entrepreneurs to Weather the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted On March 30, 2020 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

As the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic starts to affect entrepreneurs and small businesses in Lakeside have created a compilation of local and federal aid available to our clients to help them weather this emergency successfully. 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

This government agency provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. They summarize their activities as the “3 C’s” of Capital, Contracts, and Counseling. 

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you might want to look into their Disaster Loan Programs, which have been updated to reflect the latest developments with regards to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the impact it already has had on the economy. 

Through their Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, every small business owner is eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) of up to $2 million in working capital.

The SBA also has several loan resources available, including express loans, microloans, exporting loans, and many more.

Head to the SBA’s website for more information.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act

Signed into law on March 27th, 2020, this bill addresses the economic impacts of, and otherwise responds to, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The bill authorizes emergency loans to distressed businesses. The bill also provides funding for $1,200 tax rebates to individuals, with an additional $500 payments per qualifying child. The rebate begins phasing out when incomes exceed $75,000 (or $150,000 for joint filers). The bill establishes limits on requirements for employers to provide paid leave.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook is also offering financial support to small businesses in the form of cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible businesses worldwide. They will be taking in applications in the next few weeks and you can sign up to receive more information as it becomes available. 

Check out their website here.

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

This state-funded, short term, interest-free working capital loan program of up to $50,000 is available to Florida for-profit businesses with 2 to 100 employees. You can apply until May 8, 2020.

How to Thrive in a Coworking Space
Posted On March 12, 2020 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Although the concept of coworking emerged with the hackerspaces of Berlin in the 1990s, the first coworking space was founded in 2005 in San Francisco by a guy named Brad Neuberg.

While the hackerspaces were similar, Neuberg’s vision of coworking is much closer to what it is today: a workspace dedicated to supporting independent workers, providing them with enough community and shared resources to help them thrive.

Why Do People Thrive in a Coworking Environment?

If you are a remote worker or a freelancer, you might think you can work from anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection, you can work, and all is right with the world.

However, if you are still working from home or the local coffee shop, you also know that there are inherent obstacles to getting your work done. Distractions, noise, and the lack of privacy are a detriment to quality work, but working alone isn’t the answer either. It can get lonely, and you might pine for the days where your coworkers were just on the other side of the cubicle.

These reasons—all of them—are why people like you thrive in a coworking space. You have access to a desk or seating that is conducive to work. There’s always lightning-fast internet, state-of-the-art office equipment, and best of all, it costs a fraction of what a traditional office does.

What makes a coworking space so magical? One word: community.

Just as Brad Neuberg was searching for a meaningful connection, we all need to feel like we’re not alone.

As a solo worker, you might feel disconnected and maybe a little discouraged because you work and communicate almost exclusively online. There is no teamwork, camaraderie, collaboration, and no culture, no networking, no meetings, no way to tell if you are doing great work or if you’re just flailing. And if you are—flailing, that is—there’s nobody to help you get back on track.

Community and culture are just as important as skills and experience in terms of driving results. Just because you are working on your own doesn’t mean this is not true for you, too.

Even if they aren’t working on the same projects or for the same company, studies show that coworkers are more likely to thrive than those who choose to work from home. Coworkers see their work as more meaningful, and they feel a strong sense of identity with the community, although they remain autonomous.

In fact, working with people who are engaged in different kinds of work can make your own identity stronger. Case in point, interactions in a coworking space often revolve around describing what we do, and this activity alone makes our work more exciting and unique.

As a bonus, there are no office politics to navigate, no bad managers, and no pressure to adopt a “work persona” so that you’ll fit in.

In the end, coworkers thrive because they have everything they need—beyond fast internet and desk space—to do so.

Are you thinking about joining a coworking space? Reach out today to learn more or drop by for a tour if you’re in the Weston area.

Six Best Golf Courses in and Around Fort Lauderdale
Posted On February 21, 2020 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Whether you are in Fort Lauderdale for business or pleasure, if you’re a golfer, you know that there is no better place to be to indulge your favorite pastime. Many courses feature stunning ocean views and palm trees waving in the breeze, and the bountiful sunshine means you’ll be spending more time on the course, which is exactly where you want to be.

The Six Best Golf Courses in Ft. Lauderdale

To help you find your golf haven, we’ve picked our top six favorite public golf courses. Try them all and let us know which ones you like best!

Coral Ridge Country Club

This 18-hole championship course features waterfront vistas and meticulously manicured grounds. The country club itself opened in 1954 and is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. The club also includes 11 tennis courts, a swimming pool, and three restaurants.

Grande Oaks Golf Club

Perhaps the Grande Oaks’ biggest claim to fame is that it was the site where the movie Caddyshack was filmed. Originally called the Rolling Hills Country Club, it was one of South Florida’s first championship courses. Since it opened in 1959, it has been a favorite course for many famous people, including Jackie Gleason, Joe Namath, and George C. Scott.

Davie Golf Club

Known for its undulating greens, the Davie Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer’s senior golf course architect himself. Formerly known as the Arrowhead Golf & Tennis, the course opened in 1973 but underwent a major re-design in 2008, resulting in the unique lakes and rolling slopes you see today.

Jacaranda Golf Club

Considered by many to be in the top three of all golf courses in South Florida – including private clubs – Jacaranda Golf Club is considered semi-private. However, visitors can take advantage of lessons, golf vacations, and various golf packages to suit any skill level. The club features two courses, two restaurants, and is host to several championship events.

City of Lauderhill Golf Course

Located right in the middle of Broward County and just off of I-95, the City of Lauderhill Golf Course is an 18-hole executive-length course that has been delighting local golfers since 1968. Located in the middle of the city, it’s easy to enjoy a few rounds in the afternoon, giving you a respite from the office and making your meetings a little more interesting.

Colony West Country Club

Rated in the top 50 public courses in America by Golf Digest, the Colony West Country Club is an 18-hole course that is open to the public. Currently recently underwent a major facelift and reopened last fall with a brand-new clubhouse, cart barn, and a stunning lake expansion.

These are just a few of our favorite golf courses around Ft. Lauderdale, but they’re not the only ones. Which courses do you love to play? Let us know!

And when you’re done playing, Lakeside Executive Suites will be here, ready to support you with best-in-class office solutions, meeting rooms, and more. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help

Five Best Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Right Now
Posted On June 17, 2019 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

Podcasts are gaining ground in popular culture with topics that range from serial murder to sex to the mysteries of the universe and beyond. But with more than 750,000 podcasts and 30 million episodes to choose from, where do you start?

To help you save time in your day in the quest for discovery, here’s our hotlist of the five best podcasts you should be listening to right now:

1.    The Dropout (news, crime, politics)

The Dropout is about Elizabeth Holmes, America’s youngest self-made female billionaire, her rise and the plunging fall that ensued after it was learned that Theranos, her disruptive healthcare tech firm, was all based on a lie. Hosted by Rebecca Jarvis, a journalist who is known for her interviews with some of the biggest names in business and technology, this podcast takes the listener on a journey through the three-year investigation and includes interviews with investors, former patients, employees, and the deposition of Elizabeth Holmes. Available on ABC Podcasts.

2.    Monster: Season 1: Atlanta Monster; Season 2: The Zodiac Killer (crime, culture)

Season one of Monster takes a deep dive into the Atlanta child murders that happened in the late 1970s and early 1980s, looking back at the crimes, the killer, and the questions that remain. In the more recently released season two, the producers tackle the Zodiac killer, who terrorized the state of California in the 1960s and 1970s, a case that was never officially solved. If you love true crime, this is a knockout. Listen on iHeartRadio.

3.    Winnetka: A Memoir (culture, literature)

Back in the 1970s, Jessica Harper was a familiar face in feature films like Dario Argento’s cult classic Suspiria, as well as Pennies from Heaven, and Stardust Memories. Rather than writing a book, she has opted to reveal her story as an episodic podcast, named for the Chicago suburb where she grew up. Discover family secrets, social unrest in the Eisenhower era, and a genuinely fascinating chronicle of her life are set against Harper’s original musical compositions. Listen free on www.winnetkapodcast.com or Apple Podcasts.

4.    Rule of Three (comedy, culture)

Hosted by UK comedic writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, Rule of Three talks to comedians and people who create comedy about things that are funny to them. The breadth and diversity of guests and the stuff they get into is brilliant, and it gives us a window into how some of the most talented comics and comedic writers of our time get inspired. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

5.    The Habitat (non-fiction, science)

Somewhere between Big Brother and Lost in Space, The Habitat is the true tale of six volunteers chosen to participate in a NASA experiment who are sent to a remote Hawaiian island to live out a year-long simulation of what it would be like to be astronauts, living in a habitat on Mars. Addictive, to say the least. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and just about every other podcast service.

Lakeside Executive Suites: flexible office space in Weston, FL

Whether you listen on your commute, at the gym, or while doing repetitive tasks at work, podcasts can help you get through the day and learn a little along the way. Need more inspiration on productivity, business, or recreation in Weston, FL? Drop by for a tour today and let us show you how we can help.

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.

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