Posts tagged office space

How to Avoid Signing a Bad Lease

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Renting office space is a big step for any new business, but it’s not without its risks. Understanding these 4 key provisions will help you avoid signing a bad lease:

1. The security deposit

2. Additional rent

3. Company use restrictions

4. A subordinate lease

Read on for more details on why you should know about each of these factors before you sign a lease.

A common question many startup founders and small-business owners without office space find themselves asking is, “Where do I go for meetings with potential clients?”

Two new apps may just be the answer. There’s PeerSpace, which lets people use extra spaces rested out by other small business owners, and Breather, a website and iOS app that promises to provide access to clean, safe and beautiful rooms that users can rent by the hour or for the day. The spaces are outfitted with WiFi and seating, and your phone acts as the door to unlock your reserved space. (Right now the service is limited to New York City and Montreal, but the site’s FAQ hints at the possibility of expansion.)

Would you use either of these services?

springwise:

Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot
Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones. READ MORE…

We bet this is the next big office trend, coming to a start-up or co-working space near you!

springwise:

Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot

Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones. READ MORE…

We bet this is the next big office trend, coming to a start-up or co-working space near you!

Leah Busque of TaskRabbit turned a boring law office into a quirky, cool place where employees can work hard and play hard:

“We have 40 people here today and enough room for up to 80 employees,” Busque says. “The space lends itself to our collaborative company culture with its shared community areas and really creates an open environment for our employees and visitors.”

Click here to see more photos of TaskRabbit’s innovative and inspirational San Francisco workspace.

fastcompany:

Sorry, but your lunch is offending our nostrils, and making it hard to work. 

11 stinky, productivity-killing lunches you should never bring to the office

Bringing a tuna salad sandwich for lunch is almost as rude as leaving your phone on during a meeting. Check out these 12 business etiquette tips to showcase your manners in a culture of rudeness  — it will say a lot about you as a first class work citizen and leader.

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This infographic reveals the importance of office collaboration and serves as a how-to guide for getting the most out of common personality types in the office.

(Via Visual.ly)

Click here to embiggen (see full infographic)

This infographic reveals the importance of office collaboration and serves as a how-to guide for getting the most out of common personality types in the office.

(Via Visual.ly)
How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity
        
        Smart business leaders know that work environment has a huge impact on employee performance too. In response, they often carefully design and cultivate an environment that supports employee performance and reinforces the corporate culture. Read More
        (via How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity | Clarity.fm Blog)
How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity

Smart business leaders know that work environment has a huge impact on employee performance too. In response, they often carefully design and cultivate an environment that supports employee performance and reinforces the corporate culture. Read More

(via How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity | Clarity.fm Blog)

Flu Season Hits US: Seven Steps You Can Take To Prepare Your Business and EmployeesThe 2012-2013 flu season arrived earlier than usual. As the nation 
braces for increased flu activity, now is the time to prepare yourself, 
your business, and your employees. Not only is prevention important for 
physical health, it may impact your bottom line if your staff are out 
sick. Here are some tips to help you avoid illness and maintain business
 continuity. Read More
        (via Flu Season Hits US: Seven Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Business and Employees | SBA.gov)
Flu Season Hits US: Seven Steps You Can Take To Prepare Your Business and Employees

The 2012-2013 flu season arrived earlier than usual. As the nation braces for increased flu activity, now is the time to prepare yourself, your business, and your employees. Not only is prevention important for physical health, it may impact your bottom line if your staff are out sick. Here are some tips to help you avoid illness and maintain business continuity. Read More

(via Flu Season Hits US: Seven Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Business and Employees | SBA.gov)

Click to embiggen (and see full infographic).What Makes Workers Happy? Optimizing Your Office Space
        (via What Makes Workers Happy? Optimizing Your Office Space - Tom Pappas Commercial Real Estate, Greenwood Village, CO)