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by Rob Hingston / Head of Origin

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20th Feb 2020

Where you base your business can have a significant impact on business growth and long-term success. Whether you choose a local workspace, lease an office or work remotely, your workspace should support good business habits and help you reach your business goals.

SUPPORT GROWTH TARGETS

It’s not easy being the new kid on the bloc, but when you are surrounded by a business community, with other start-ups experiencing the same challenges, there is opportunity to support each other.

Here at Origin Workspace we hold regular networking events to help members connect and reach potential customers, while our community hosts are constantly looking at ways to improve employee work satisfaction through wellbeing events and member perks.

What’s more, members can find credible local suppliers that offer a range of business services at discounted rates through our Connect Card.

PRACTISE GOOD FINANCE MANAGEMENT

It’s critical to get finances right when growing a business. If this is not your forte, look at resources that will help you get up to speed. Here at Origin Workspace, we have a number of business surgery sessions members can book with an expert if they have challenges or questions they need answering. If you need support on a regular basis but don’t have the budget, see if fellow business members in your workspace are willing to do a skills exchange. 

DAILY BUSINESS FUNCTION

This is the oil that keeps everything ticking so don’t neglect. A good workspace will make sure you have basics at your fingertips to keep on top of day-to-day admin and IT. From a fully stocked coffee machine for those important meetings, to fast WIFI that lets your team multi-task.

Where you work and whom you work alongside can go a long way to facilitating good business habits.

ENCOURAGE A GOOD WORK/ LIFE BALANCE

We know running a business can have an impact on your personal life but if you burn the candle at both ends, chances are your business will suffer in the long run. A local workspace should help you set out and follow good wellbeing habits will allow you and the team to stay motivated and have the energy to tackle business challenges efficiently.

Whether it’s physical or mental wellbeing, your chosen workspace should arm you with the right tools and resources you need to have a good work/life balance.

 

“I try to make sure that I don’t bring my work home with me if I can avoid it. I like to get in and leave on time, so I can have enough time to decompress and enjoy the evenings and weekends. I also make sure I don’t have any notifications active on my phone, to avoid the temptation to get drawn in.” – Matt Brooks, Manifesto

 

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to strike a good work/ life balance, read some key tips from our members or contact us to find out the range of workspace options we have available to help you grow your business.

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