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

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

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

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

1.    Gain credibility

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

2.    Flexibility

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

3.    Expand to new locations

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

4.    Hire top talent from around the world

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

How coworking benefits companies

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

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

 

The evolution of coworking spaces

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Preparing for success in 2019
Posted On December 26, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

 

As we power forward towards the end of 2018, a new year looms brightly on the horizon. Most of us will move forward with big plans for growth, improvement, and change for the better, but you don’t have to wait until January 1st to put it all into motion. Laying the groundwork now is the best way to start the new year on a strong footing.

Here are some tips that will help you launch your business into your future both well-equipped and well-informed:

1. Identify new technologies and trends that may affect your industry

With technology and marketing concepts taking such major leaps and bounds, it will pay dividends to be able to project what you’ll need to do to stay on top of the changes. Look at what your competitors are doing. Research market trends that could either help or harm the way you do things today. While nobody has a crystal ball, you can reliably foresee the broad strokes and prepare accordingly.

2. Improve your productivity through automation

Even if you are an entrepreneur or solopreneur, there are probably myriad automation technologies that can help you get more done and more efficiently. For instance, if you find it so time-consuming to manage your social media, look into scheduling apps, like HootSuite, that can help you plan your posts up to months in advance.

3. Get the help you need

If you are burdened with a lot of repetitive tasks – anything from answering the phone to responding quickly to emails – a little help may just allow you the time you need to grow your business. A virtual office can support these needs without all the overhead of a full-time staff. You’ll be more organized than ever and your customers will be delighted.

4. Review your marketing plan

An effective marketing plan is something a business needs to revisit and adjust on a regular basis. With today’s volatile and fast-changing business landscape, it is more important than ever to keep your eyes on emerging trends in order to make changes as needed. Getting a little off-track is not a problem to correct but waiting until you are so far afield of the goal may cause you to steer right into the ditch. Revisit your mission and vision as well as your sales objectives. Do your methods align with your goals? What can you do to get back on track?

5. Bring your goals into sharper focus

Whether your goals are increasing sales, improving your margin, gaining visibility or market share, achieving any of these objectives involves having a clear route mapped out to get you there. If the destination is fuzzy at best, you are apt to meander around the ultimate goal without realizing any clear wins. Bringing your goals into clear focus will allow you to better plan how you are going to get there.

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Lakeside Executive Suites in Weston, FL, is committed to supporting our local businesses with flexible, professional office services. Drop by for a tour today or give us a call to learn more about how we can help you reach your business goals in 2019.

Tips to help you finish the year strong
Posted On December 14, 2018 Posted By: Jason Tiemeier

 

As the end of the year looms, so do the typical distractions that we all have to face as holiday time approaches. There are few people in business who don’t feel the crunch of November and December slowdowns and unless you’re in retail or e-commerce, you may need to develop a performance strategy to ensure that you end the year on a strong note.

Even if your industry does a lot of business over the holiday season, in order to assure your position, you know that you need to start marketing well in advance. Once the busy time starts you’ll be less able to get on people’s radar, much less stay on it.

Here are some great tips to help you reach your targets:

1. Think three months in advance

Don’t wait until you see the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations in the stores. By that time you’re already late to the starting gate. Start compiling your hit lists in late September/early October and prepare your holiday marketing campaigns for launch by the end of October.

2. Engage your stakeholders

Meet with your team to brainstorm ideas for how to finish the year strong. Ask each individual to bring at least two ideas to the table and to prepare a presentation for each one. You may be surprised at the enthusiasm that some ideas are able to generate! This enthusiasm is generally a good indication of how well the ideas will be implemented.

3. Anticipate demand

If you sell products or services that you have a finite inventory for, it is important to project how many units you will need to satisfy demand should your marketing efforts be successful. It’s all great to stir up excitement, but you need to be able to deliver. Explore your timelines and find out what’s feasible and viable before blowing your horn.

4. Follow up judiciously

You’ve done all the work of getting your name and your product or service in front of the right people but you still run the risk of being forgotten – unless you follow up. Follow-up should be a key aspect of your plan. Send reminders. Make sure you get your newsletters out there. Contact them just enough that they don’t forget about you.

5. Always begin with the end in mind

While your business is ongoing, finishing the year strong can make all the difference in your company’s strength and value. To this end, you need to keep your focus on the finish line. Set targets with an emphasis on expedience and results. The more time you spend in the planning stages, the less you’ll have for execution. Make decisions, then make things happen.

These are just a few great tips to help you finish the year strong – but we’ve got plenty more!

If you are looking for affordable, flexible office space to support you on the way to the finish line, drop by Lakeside Executive Suites for a tour. We’d love to show you how we can help.

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.

 

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.

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