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How Coworking Spaces Can Help Your Small Business Save Money

Key Points

 

Flexible Leasing Terms

Access To Clients

No Hidden Costs 

Coworking space providers like NuvoDesk are saving small businesses money every day. As a rentee, you get to work in up-to-date surroundings and a motivating atmosphere and exchange ideas, and network with like-minded individuals. 

It’s been proven that coworking spaces can help your small business save money that would otherwise needlessly go down the drain. Renting a traditional office space costs more, not just for rent, but utilities, office furniture and decor, and the distance you’d have to travel to meet with clients and networkers. Plus, you’d be locked into a lease for who knows how long.

Take a look at how NuvoDesk could be saving you money and your sanity!

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Flexible Leasing Terms

Whether you need us for a day, a week, a month, or even years, NuvoDesk can accommodate your time here. Coworking spaces allow you a short-term, customized lease. You can change your rental agreement as your business evolves. In other words, you are saving by renting precisely what you need when you need it. All without moving your team every so often from a well-established workspace that suits you, your employees, and your clients.

If you haven’t rented traditional office space before, you might not know that leases often come with a three to a ten-year contract. Can you predict where your small business will be at that time? How many workers will you have, or how much space will you require? Most likely, you would not know the answer and settle for space that doesn’t fulfill your needs. Either it’ll be too small but affordable, or big enough to support growth but taking a huge chunk of your profit.

 

Access To Clients

There is a tight relationship between office location and access to customers. Budding entrepreneurs are too often facing a decision: starting up affordably in suburbia or cashing out for a downtown workspace. How much you’re willing to pay for a rental office can have a significant impact on your business, especially if it’s a startup. 

Coworking buildings are often found in prime locations and come with parking spots for rentees and their clients. Convenient access saves time for both parties. Coworking spaces can help your small business save money and grow, even in these uncertain times. Partly from significantly saving on the rent and paying only for what you use, and partly due to more reliable access to customers when it matters most.

No Hidden Costs 

An agreement for renting coworking space is relatively straightforward. You choose what you use and pay for nothing more. 

NuvoDesk has plans that include the use of conference rooms if you do need them regularly or plans without them and you can pay as the need arises. All of our amenities come with every plan, so you won’t be nickel-and-dimed to death for each amenity. Again, you only pay for what you need.

Another important way coworking spaces can help your small business save money is through maintenance costs. Whatever incident happens (like the AC going out, the wi-fi failing, or the light bulbs need changing) in the building, the office provider is responsible for covering the expense. Cleaning services are also included in the agreement. It doesn’t mean you should ignore simple coworking etiquette, though; always keep your workplace tidy.

 

A Few Additional Notes

While coworking boosts entrepreneurs’ creativity and efficiency, the renters profit from full facilities. As entrepreneurship evolves and adapts to new circumstances, coworking spaces are here for you. Coworking has become highly competitive as it offers benefits to startups and small businesses that they would never be able to afford otherwise.

Statistically speaking, over 90% of all businesses in the States are small businesses. A large and growing part of this percent are startups that have created over 3.1 million new jobs in the US in the last year alone. With that and the abovementioned benefits in mind, the bright future of coworking spaces is guaranteed.

Take a look at our membership plans.

By Leslie Radford
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How Environment Can Affect Your Workflow

The dreary setting of a cold grey cubicle isn’t anyone’s idea of the perfect workplace. It’s depressing, it’s noisy, it’s sterile, and it’s uncomfortable, and definitely not the ideal situation for productivity. It’s a place that makes you want to call in to work sick. There’s no comfy furniture, no socializing, just you, a phone, a computer, and a desk. The employees’ lounge and workrooms are just as drab.

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Day after day you resent the fact that you ever started working in such a lifeless office, and there’s a reason why: Our environment affects our mood, therefore, affecting how we work.

Office furniture, noise levels, distractions, lighting, air quality, and temperature are among the top factors influencing employee productivity. And studies show a parallel to office design and employee efficiency. In fact, a study by the American Society of Interior Designers states that office design is one of the top three factors that influence job performance and satisfaction. Research by the National Institute of Health has found that the colors that surround us have a profound effect on how well we are able to complete tasks – they can be mood enhancers or downers.

Did you know that having a comfortable ergonomic chair helps workers stay focused on tasks, instead of getting distracted by the feeling of discomfort? Studies have found that employees’ productivity can be increased by 17.5 percent. Other studies show that well-ventilated workplaces increase productivity by 61 percent and natural light boosts concentration skills by 15 percent. 

Now imagine going to work in an office with a cheerful color scheme, cushy chairs, and windows galore. The clean lines and sleek spaces are inviting. People are socializing in the lounge, the noise level is minimal, and the natural light coming from the windows just oozes a sunny disposition of creativity and success. All of these things change your mindset quite a bit, doesn’t it? This is the place you’ve always wanted to work in. 

It’s amazing how the right design affects how you work.

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Five Reasons to Join a Co-working Space

Five Reasons to Join a Co-working Space

By Leslie Radford

Key Takeaways

Perks

Price

Synergy

Creativity

Minimal Disruptions

Co-working is a new exciting trend that seems to be taking over the business arena. With so many new startups, co-working spaces have offered an affordable solution for freelancers, work-at-home moms, and more. These are the top five reasons you should consider a co-working space.

  1. Perks: Many co-working spaces have perks that are included like fast Wi-Fi, in-house cafes, reception services, printing and copying services, just to name a few. Check out the website or take a tour of the space you are considering to learn more of what’s available to you.
  2. The Price is Right: Whether you’re on a tight budget or have a little change in your pocket, co-working spaces have memberships that will fit any budget. This could include day passes, shared desks, or your own private space. 
  3. Feel the Synergy: You will meet new people with big visions just like you. Network with people from all walks of life and from various industries. Make new friends and grow your business with a tight community that wants you to succeed. This is a great opportunity to collaborate and be more productive. Home offices are great when you’re starting out, but a co-working space allows you to meet collaborators, have a professional place to meet clients, and network.
  4. Improve Your Creativity: With all the different energies flowing around you, you’re bound to be a little more creative. Most co-working spaces are of modern nature with brightly lit rooms and attractive color schemes that will refresh your sense to create.
  5. Distractions are Limited: Anyone who has worked from home knows there are limitless distractions that can interrupt your workflow. Watching TV, napping, doing the dishes or laundry all can take time away from your project. With a co-working space, you won’t have those disruptions and you’ll be able to get more accomplished.

With self-employment on the rise, take advantage of working in a non-traditional office space. The amenities and creative energy will blow you away.

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How to Successfully Transition to a Coworking Space from a Home Office

How to Successfully Transition to a Coworking Space from a Home Office

By Leslie Radford

Key Takeaways

Get to Know Co-Workers

Set a Routine

Set Up Your Desk

Take Time for Yourself

Transitions can be awkward – new places, new faces, and new ways of doing things. These tips will help you make the transition from a former work environment effortlessly:

  • Make the effort to introduce yourself to your fellow co-workers. Get to know who you are working with. They can offer support during your change.
  • Set a routine as soon as possible. You’ll have more flexibility in a co-working space, so it’s important that you are conscientious of your time. Learn how the office ticks and you’ll be able to set your routine more easily. 
  • Make your desk feel like home. Experiment with different areas of the shared working space and see what works best for you. Organize your workspace in a way that makes you comfortable and able to work efficiently. If you have a private office, decorate it with things you love.
  • Get to know the office manager. Having a good relationship with them will make it easier to get help from them if something goes awry around the office or if you need to borrow things you may have  forgotten at home.
  • Learn how to deal with distractions. There’s a lot going on in a coworking space. Headphones or ear plugs may help. Also be aware of the amount of noise you are making as to not distract others.
  • Eat away from your desk and take breaks out of the office. In many co-working spaces, everything is under one roof, so it can feel like there’s no need to get out. It’ll do you good to occasionally step out, get some fresh air, or try that restaurant around the corner.

NuvoDesk provides a great shared office and coworking environment for people ready to move out of their home offices. We are here to help you transition into your new space.

How Freelancer Leverage Virtual Offices

How Freelancers Leverage Virtual Offices

How Freelancers Leverage Virtual Offices

By Leslie Radford

 

There is a rapid growth for freelancers in today’s gig-driven economy. Reports have predicted freelancers will comprise half of the U.S. workforce by 2030. Due to the high demand and level of professionalism expected from current freelance work, these self-employed are leaving their 9-5 jobs and looking for a way to work out-of-the-box.

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The Competition

It’s not enough to just work from home anymore. Skilled freelancers need to step up in order to stand out from the millions around the world that are competing for work that is being outsourced from small to large organizations. How do they do this?

Freelancers can maximize their potential and their profit with co-working spaces that allow them access to things like virtual addresses, high-speed internet, networking, presentation tools, meeting rooms, and administrative services – things they wouldn’t have access to working from home.

Administrative Services

Administrative work can create distractions and consumes valuable time and energy. Administrative services help seal these gaps, facilitating entrepreneurs and small businesses to focus on their businesses and clients. Faxing, confirming meetings, arranging catering services for meetings, ensuring logistical support for clients arriving on-site, finding someone to notarize documents, can be handled through virtual office services staff.

Virtual Addresses

There are numerous reasons why freelancers should not use their home addresses, like privacy issues or there’s some regulation preventing you from using a home address. Virtual office services give freelancers the ability to secure professional addresses in highly sought-after locations.

Professional Networking

Virtual offices offer freelancers an opportunity to network with other professionals that may provide them with support and ideas or even new business opportunities.

Meeting Rooms

To have your own space with a staff that can greet a prospective client adds huge value to your proposition. Meeting rooms in virtual offices can also provide presentation tools such as whiteboards, flipcharts, overheads, and audio and video conferencing capabilities.

 

The Virtual Office

A virtual office is a cost-effective business solution with a great return on investment. Memberships are customizable based on what you need.

Conference Rooms

Do you need a conference room for your next presentation?

Want to be part of a community of like-minded people?

Would you like to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs while growing your business in a high-tech, luxury-rich atmosphere?

At NuvoDesk we offer eight conference rooms to fit your needs.

Our conference rooms accommodate groups from three to ten people.

Each conference room includes a flat-screen high definition television, so you can easily connect your laptop for presentations.

Video and phone conferencing are also available in each conference room.

There is a tablet on the outside of each room where members can book a room quickly and easily.

You can also email the receptionist to book a conference room or book it through our exclusive member portal.

Non-Members can call us at 817-123-4567 or email office@nuvodesk.com to book a conference room.

The best part is that both members and non-members can easily book a conference room within a few minutes.

Pricing is as follows.

  • Conference room (3 person) for members is $20.00 per hour and $40.00 per hour for non-members.
  • Conference room (4 person) for members is $30.00 per hour and $50.00 per hour for non-members.
  • Conference room (7 person) for members is $60.00 per hour and $80.00 per hour for non-members.
  • Conference room (10 person) for members is $90.00 per hour and $110.00 per hour for non-members.
  • We welcome you to stop by our office for more information or you can contact us at this link https://nuvodesk.com/contact/

Join us at NuvoDesk for your next meeting.

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Why People Succeed In Coworking Space Environments

Why People Succeed In Coworking Space Environments

By Leslie Radford



Researchers who have studied why employees succeed show that there is a correlation between workplace satisfaction and coworking spaces. It is surprising to note that people who operate from coworking spaces record a higher level of success. The success rate is a point higher than those experienced by employees who work in regular offices. This is a strange phenomenon, and we need to take an in-depth look at these success rates and understand the variance.

For starters, we need to define what these working spaces are. Simply described, they are membership-based work areas where a diverse group of people independent professionals, freelancers, and remote workers gather in a community-based shared setting. Can we learn any lessons from these spaces that can be applied in traditional offices?

To understand this concept better, a group of community managers and coworking space founders conducted surveys on hundreds of independent professionals working in the shared spaces. The study was done across the U.S., and it revealed several vital predictors of success.

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The Perception and Mindset of the Workers

One of the things that was clear following the survey was that people in these workspaces consider their work to be meaningful. Most of these are freelancers and independent professionals who perform tasks and jobs that they care about. These people find meaning in what they do because they are passionate about it.

In a traditional office setting, most people are working for the same company. They may be in different departments, but they are all brought together by the umbrella company. This is unlike the coworking spaces where the members are working for various companies and handling diverse projects. This means that there is no direct competition and no room for internal politics. These members do not feel like they have a persona or image to maintain so as to fit in. Another distinct element is that workers in these spaces have a stronger work identity. There is no fear or threat that someone is out to get their job. These freelancers were given a chance to tell the group what they do, and you could immediately see a high sense of confidence, self-worth, and regard for their jobs.


A High Sense of Social Value



The culture created in these workspaces instills a social value. These workers are able to help each other because no one is competing with another worker. This culture of assisting each other becomes the norm. The workers who meet in these spaces all have unique skills, and they are able to share these skills among themselves. The high sense of a social mission is also derived from the Coworking manifesto which is signed by over 1,700 working spaces. The declaration articulates that these communal spaces are designed to inspire learning, collaboration, community, and sustainability. This means that people are not just reporting to work, they feel like they are part of a community and social movement.

It is essential to note that the concept of socialization was not forced on these members. These workers still have the freedom to decide when and how they want to socialize. There are those who prefer to enjoy meaningful discussions over coffee, while others can interact as they work. There are still those who prefer to work alone and in solitude, but it was interesting to note even for these, the sense of community was important in fostering a strong sense of identity. The fact that workers know that they can interact freely when they desire helps to promote a community feel and freedom.

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More Job Control

The sense of job control is enhanced in the working space. These spaces are accessible round the clock, and the workers get to choose the working times. People get to decide whether they prefer to work during the day or at night. They also have space where they can work when they need to meet deadlines. These workspaces also allow for relaxation time. There are quiet spaces where people can relax. While the areas are communal, people still have the choice to sit in a quiet space or share a table. A sense of job control is also instilled in the fact that people can choose to work at home without any repercussions. There are days when perhaps the nanny is not available, or a repair person is coming to fix something.

The studies done revealed that these coworkers value autonomy. However, it was also interesting to note that they also prefer a level of structure in their lives. It was clear that too much independence can hinder their productivity and this is why a communal working space was essential to maintain the balance. Being around people who are focused on their projects helped to instill a sense of discipline and even motivated these workers to work harder and meet their deadlines. The conclusion here was that workers need both structure and freedom to operate optimally.


The Way Forward for Traditional Companies



The tremendous effects of communal working spaces cannot be ignored or denied. If you are doing a  search for a coworking space near me, you can easily get an office space in Arlington. The question now becomes how traditional companies can benefit from the same model. It is true that coworking spaces derive their origin from freelancers, tech industry professionals, and entrepreneurs. However, this type of setting is also relevant to traditional organizations. Companies and organizations are increasingly adopting this model as part of their company strategy. The move is designed to help workers become more productive. Several companies have incorporated the coworking space Arlington model in the following ways.

Coworking space in Arlington creates an alternative workspace. Michael Kelly, the managing partner of Co-Merge, says that he has seen a dramatic increase in the number of teams and workers who prefer to use these spaces. He reports that several global companies are using this model as a way to increase employee productivity and also to attract workers who are keen on flexible work time and workplaces. These factors have created a demand for these coworking spaces.

Anthony Marino of Grind who is in a similar business also records a high number of remote workers who are now members. Anthony says that he gets employees from different organizations such as Visa, Chicago Tribune, and other organizations affiliated with them.

Rebecca Brian Pan of Covo echoes the same sentiments. She says that working away from the office setup helps to spark new ideas among employees. She tried this work model on her team, and the results were great. The team was taken out of their office to observe how they would work and the pain points. They observed more team effort, a high sense of energy among the workers, and the team was also able to come with fresh and creative ideas based on the product they were working on.


How to Apply Coworking Spaces in Offices

 

Aspects of the communal working spaces can still be applied in traditional offices. If you are looking for a coworking space near you, you will be delighted to note that coworking Arlington spaces are available. It is important for managers to support a mobile workforce in an effort to encourage flexibility. While in some cases is it hard to achieve this, there are ways to increase flexibility without necessarily creating an open plan office layout or opening a coffee joint in the workplace.

It is possible for people to adjust their work settings based on what they feel gives them a sense of purpose and meaning. For instance, companies can change their desk to seat rations and allow either for collaborative workspaces of quiet work settings. When it comes to team projects, these communal workspaces can be used, or members can be transported to coworking spaces in a new environment. This can be done for the life of the project.

Organizations are also working towards enabling more connections and interactions. The connections should extend beyond work meetings. This can be fostered through networking spaces, social events, summer camps, and other social events. Such settings can help spur a sense of unity which can encourage innovation. These settings also make people more relaxed and free to share their ideas and thoughts about the projects they are working on.

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The Verdict

Based on this research, it is evident that the combination of a well-curated workspace and environment is instrumental to the productivity of any workforce. This is why people in independent professions and those who cowork demonstrate a higher sense of job satisfaction. This is in comparison to those in traditional office settings. The research also shows that there is a strong correlation between productivity and autonomy. Companies must, therefore, strive to get a balance between structure and independence. While employees want to be free, they also need structure to keep them focused. Office space Arlington settings give the best of both worlds.

Traditional companies need to pursue ways to ensure that they allow workers to bring out their best. The result will be a more dedicated and motivated workforce. The coworking space also creates an excellent breeding ground for ideas and innovation. There is also less employee turnover in coworking Arlington work situations. Overall, it is a win-win situation for both the employees and business owners. Your organization can reap the same benefits. Get a coworking space in Arlington and make strides towards employee satisfaction.

Are You a Working Mom? If Yes – NuvoDesk Introduces a “Mom’s Room” Just for You!



According to the CDC, breastfeeding is on the rise. As it stands, 8 in 10 moms are choosing to breastfeed their babies when they are born, and the CDC, as well as organizations such as the WHO, recommend breastfeeding through the first year of life. We know how hard it is for working moms to breastfeed, but we also know that moms want what’s best for their babies. For that reason, the team at NuvoDesk has implemented a special space just for moms called the “Mom’s Room”.

In this space, you can relax and pump or even breastfeed during your work day. If you are using NuvoDesk for your coworking space, then odds are that you’ve chosen a career with a certain level of flexibility, and you need that flexibility in your working space. Our team wants to do our best job in making sure you’ve got the space you need that suits your needs.

Our Mom’s Room has been designed from the floor up to be a safe haven for you. You can rest assured you’ll have the height of security and privacy when you’re breastfeeding or pumping. Whether you have a family member stop by with your baby or if you’re pumping to keep up your stock at home, NuvoDesk’s Mom’s Room offers a comfortable, quiet spot just for you.

Being a woman in the workplace has its challenges, and our team recognizes that. We aim to support you as best as possible with amenities made for women. If you aren’t already using NuvoDesk, we invite you to come visit our facility to see if our space might be the perfect coworking space for you. As it stands, there are more than 74 million women in the workforce today, equating nearly half of the total workforce, and many of you are moms. NuvoDesk salutes your dedication!

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