Tuesday, 5 November 2013

How Start-Ups in Bangalore Can Benefit from Coworking

A growing pool of local entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers and independent consultants have raised the need for professional coworking spaces offering cost-effective solutions in the city of Bangalore, India.

To help you understand how start-ups in Bangalore can benefit from coworking spaces, Bangalore Coworking Hub has created an interactive infographic.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Serviced Office for Startups in Bangalore Offering Cost-Effective Solutions

For every startup company, leasing and setting up an office space requires significant commitment in terms of cost, time and regular maintenance. Instead of trying to establish your own office, you could utilize the investment to focus more on certain core aspects of your business growth.

The amount and time that you are using for setting the office space could have been used for hiring skilled manpower for your business, sales and marketing. This is where Bangalore Coworking Hub can help you with our managed office services.

We provide startups and entrepreneurs with flexible and affordable office solutions in a commercial space in Bangalore. Forget the hassle of renting or leasing your own office space and take advantage of our flexible office solutions for startups.

Our collaborative work space is a great way for startups to increase their overall productivity. With no long-term lease agreements to sign, you also have the flexibility to upgrade or downsize your team according to your requirements. So, all you need to do is get your laptops with you and start working on your business from day one.

The remaining management and property maintenance obligations including security, building maintenance, waste removal, telephones, internet access, furniture maintenance, tea-snacks, power backup and more are being taken care of by us.

Five Awesome Reasons for Start-Ups to Select Serviced Offices

Serviced Offices have emerged as an ideal option for start-ups and emerging business looking for short-term commitments at affordable prices.

The concept of a serviced office, also known as managed office, where companies of different sizes work together under one floor or building, has been around for many years. In India, particularly in the IT hub of Bangalore, the concept has gained momentum particularly in the last decade. As per reports, the serviced and virtual office sector in India is set to increase by up to 25% every year.

So, why serviced offices in Bangalore and other cities in India have become an ideal option for start-ups? Read on to find five awesome reasons for selecting serviced offices for your business:

Zero Responsibility: Say you have come up with a great business strategy and have tapped the right manpower to make your plan come true. However, despite the great vision, you feel that there is something lacking – and you are right. Without an office space and the right amenities, you’ll feel that you are unable to address your business needs effectively.

That’s when you will find the option of a serviced office like Bangalore Coworking Hub sound appealing. At our office space, we provide start-ups with all the basic facilities like security, maintenance services, internet and power back-up. This frees you from all worries and allows you to focus on your business in peace.

Cost Effective Solutions: Due to rocketing real estate prices in the commercial sector, it becomes difficult for most start-ups and emerging businesses to invest on a physical location for their business. With a serviced office, you can save money instead of leasing a conventional office space and furnishing it yourself. You mostly pay on a per-seat basis and all other administrative and infrastructural amenities are taken care of by the facility provider.

Flexibility Options: Such managed offices also provide the added flexibility of upgrading or downsizing your team according to your needs. When leasing a conventional office space, you cannot just give up your business and move whenever you want. Serviced offices for start-ups, like Bangalore Coworking Hub, help you to enjoy such flexibility at reasonable rates.

Company Image: You may feel that operating from home can cut down your business liabilities and expenses. However, without a physical location in a commercial center, you won’t be able to upgrade your company image and will, in fact, do more harm than benefit to your business.

Signage Display: Certain business centers even allow customers to display their own company signage at the reception. This way you’ll also be able to present to your clients that it’s your own office.

So, take advantage of such a flexible working set-up and accelerate your company’s growth while keeping the overheads low.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Looking for Low-Cost Office Space for Your Company? Try Coworking

Need cost-effective office space for my start-up company.  Looking for low-budget office space for my business. How often we have come across such queries on the search engines. It is for this reason that I have decided to discuss in-depth about the issue and at the same time, provide viable solutions for execution.

Indeed, in today’s world of cutthroat competition in the corporate and market sector, a professional office space plays a major role in building and enhancing your business credibility. A great physical location is not only important for your company’s reputation but also plays a major role in creating business opportunities and improving your search engine rankings. For corporate growth and success, you can no longer expect to conduct your business operations from your spare bedroom or by converting your basement into an office set-up.

However, as much as you require a professional work space for your company, setting up your office involves significant amount of investment. In addition to increasing the cost to the company, establishing an office also increases your liabilities thereby adversely affecting your business budgeting plans.

Is Long-Term Commercial Space Leasing an Option?

So, you have decided not to buy a commercial space for your business process and thinking about long-term leasing options. This has a downside as well as mostly all commercial spaces are quite expensive and people often end up paying more in the long run.

Moreover, you will also have to bear the additional expenses of setting up the office itself, including the furniture, phone, servers – not to mention the frequent maintenance charges involved like fixing a broken chair, pantry services, cleaning services, security services and son on.

How About Working from Cafes or local Internet Centres?

It’s true that they are cheap, they are convenient and you don’t have to enter into long-term lease agreement for working from such local internet centres and cafes. Still, such work spaces do not provide the professional work ambience required for your company. Additionally, you will not also be able to host any client meetings, company discussions or use the address of the facilities for any kind of mail handling.

Coworking is the Answer!

A perfect solution for all start-ups, freelancers, new entrepreneurs and growing businesses is using the services of a plug-and-play office or shared office with other coworkers.

Just like the local cafes, you don’t need to sign any long-term lease and thereby you don’t have any liabilities affecting your business. An added advantage is that such coworking spaces offer a complete professional look for your business with meeting facilities, conference rooms, office furniture, pantry and such other facilities. By paying just on a monthly basis, you will be able to avail all the facilities required for taking your career or business to the next level.

At Bangalore Coworking Hub, we offer different coworking plans including monthly day plans, night membership plans, part-time membership plans, day pass and even virtual membership plans to cater to the specific requirement of different companies at very low rates. By paying just basic charges, you will be able to avail all the office services like internet facilities, power back-up, pantry facilities and more that are required for the growth and expansion of your company. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

BCH Update: Bangalore Coworking Hub Announces Night Shift Coworking Membership Plans

For all start-ups, emerging businesses, freelancers, independent workers and the night owls, Bangalore Coworking Hub announces the Night Shift Coworking Membership Plans to help you take your business and career to the next level.

Benefits of Our Night Shift Coworking Membership Plans:

Cost-Effective Plan - Save around 40% of the total coworking charges that are applied on our day plans and enjoy the same professional coworking services at lesser rates.

Free Members - After every 4th member, you can bring one additional member for Free. Thus, this free member option applies to the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th etc. members.

Day Time Meetings – Don’t think that night shift work will affect your client handling or any meeting process in any way. With our night shift coworking membership plans, you can use our conference and meeting rooms during the day time as well and handle any client meetings, interview process or company meetings. For every team, a total of 7 meetings per month are allotted with every meeting up to 2 hours per day.

Mail Handling – All your business mails will be handled in a professional manner during the day time by our efficient in-house staff.

Endorsement – In addition to the above mentioned facilities, we will also endorse your company, business or work in different ways. To know more about our services, visit us today at our coworking facility or call us today at +91-9964483636/080-41511115

Night Owls Co-working: Who Can Benefit Working the Night Shift

In today's changing economy, the concept of a 9-to-5 workday no longer defines the only work culture or schedule that exists. With the advent of globalization, business enterprises, consultants and employees have started to work across the borders and different time zones.

This is particularly prevalent for countries like India where the current wave of global economic change has led to increasing demand for night shift operations in order to manage the different work and management styles across geographies and businesses. In fact, cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi have developed a reputation of becoming the offshore outsourcing capitals of the world.

Working the graveyard shift, unlike common notions, is associated with some really tangible advantages and is a great way to foster creativity, focus and reinvent your work culture. That is why, at Bangalore Coworking Hub, we have specially designed night-shift co-working membership levels to help you reinvent and redefine your work culture and take your business to the next level. So, whether you are a start-up aiming to collaborate with like-minded groups or a freelancer or consultant looking for a stress-free professional working environment, our flexible work-spaces can help you to create momentum in your work.

So, if you are wondering about who can benefit working the night shift; take a look at the list below:

The Easily Distracted: It is no secret that working the night shift offers fewer distractions and is typically quieter than the day shift. With a calmer and relaxed atmosphere, you will, in fact, be able to get your work done at a faster pace than you would normally during the day shift. Hence, night co-working is best for those who need to work in the evening but gets easily distracted at home due to family life, friends or the pull of a sofa and a beer.

The After-Job Worker: For those of you who are making your transition from your job to your own business or those who are working on a personal, after-job related project and don’t have space at home to work, night-shift co-working is the best option.

The Economical Worker: It is a known fact that planning and starting your own business is a tough and challenging process. You would need to consider a myriad of factors including your business plan, marketing strategies, employee hiring and so on. The most important among these is your business budgeting. By planning a realistic budget, you can turn your dreams for business success into reality. At Bangalore Coworking Hub, we can help you to keep a check on your business expenses by offering night shift membership plans at very reasonable rates. With our night shift plans, you will be able to avail all the facilities of co-working that our facility offers at comparatively very low rates than our day plans. Additionally, you will also be able to conduct any meetings, discussions etc in our conference rooms during the day time while opting for our night membership plan and thus benefit your business using our flexible options.

The Night Owls: Do not prefer working on the usual day shift? Feel that you are more productive during the late working hours? Then for all such night owls, working the third shift can be more beneficial than the normal day work schedule. For many people, evening is the time when they are able to break free from the outside world and immerse themselves completely in their work without any interruption.

The Global Worker: As mentioned earlier, with the evolution of the global work culture, many of us feel the need to interact with clients, business partners and associates in different corners of the world. Whether you are a web developer, designer, writer, consultant or an IT professional, working across time zones is a great way to get your work done efficiently and conveniently. So, if your business demands such work engagement, night co-working is the ideal solution for you and your business.

Ultimately, it all boils down to the fact about finding what works best for you. If you find that you are highly productive at night or your business demand a global perspective, join the night owl co-working community and catapult your career or business to new heights.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

How Co-working Offices Can Help Your Business Grow?

Starting your new business set-up and thinking of how to fast track your business footprint without having to tend to many liabilities? Working as a freelancer but missing a vibrant work community so often seen in an established business set-up?  The answer to all these queries is a professional co-working space or shared office space to help your business thrive and move to the next level.

Co-working, as the name suggests, is a center where people from different work profiles can work together and interact with your peers on a business or social level. It is the perfect place for solo-entrepreneurs, new and emerging businesses to expand and develop new strategies for the future.

Here’s how a co-working office or shared office can help your business grow:

Ready-to-use Office Facilities: Professional co-working spaces like Bangalore Coworking Hub not only offer start-ups a commercial work space for their business but also provide them all the required facilities like high-speed internet connections and power back-up. The idea is to provide a complete work environment for the start-ups or businesses that caters to all their requirements. Many serviced office also provide pantry facilities and meal services for the various co-workers.

Flexible Work-stations:  Many shared offices also provide flexible work-stations for the co-workers to meet their precise needs. While some prefer to work in enclosed cabins for added privacy, some other prefer open work-stations for their businesses.

Vibrant Community: Many start-ups and freelancers look out for a vibrant office community – a community that interacts to foster increased networking and social interactions. Shared offices offer a fun work culture for it co-workers in order to encourage communication. The main concept is not just to offer the various facilities but also to provide a community-focused collaborative environment to facilitate the growth of the start-up ecosystem.

At Bangalore Coworking Hub, we offer a range of amenities and facilities for our discerning co-workers from flexible partitions to conference rooms, parking facilities and much more. Our plug-and-play office, situated in a prime locality, is perfect for start-ups and emerging businesses of all sizes from single-seating to multiple seating options.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Bangalore Coworking Hub: New Shared Office Space Launches in IT City

A new co-working, shared office space for emerging startup companies, freelancers and entrepreneurs across all industries has opened its doors in Bangalore.

Bangalore Coworking Hub, situated just behind the Leela Palace, Old Airport Road, offers entrepreneurs flexible working spaces with high speed internet facility and power backup for a fixed monthly rate. The plug-and-play office will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to suit the individual preferences for work timings and schedules.

Co-founder D. Pathak has said, that the launch of the co-working office space has been planned to meet the increasing demand for professional shared office space and business center in Bangalore. The city, being a major IT hub, business and commercial center, has become a go-to-place for aspiring start-ups and entrepreneurs. Due to a progressive ecosystem, people from all over India and the world are now moving here to start new companies. “We also have plans to start additional co-working spaces across the city to cater to this demand,” Mr Pathak said.

The flexible shared office space provides state-of-the-art business and technical services to cater to the needs of small and maturing businesses. This includes professional workstation furniture, flexible office configurations to meet individual preferences for space and working, parking space, pantry facilities, regular cleaning facilities, inbound and outbound mail/package handling.

About Bangalore Coworking Hub

Bangalore Coworking Hub is the first of its kind professional co-working space and business center offering flexible work configurations to new and maturing businesses, start-ups and freelancers. The plug and play office is situated just behind Leela Palace and is close to all major offices like Reuters, Diamond District and more. It also has good connectivity to Indiranagar, CMH Road, Ulsoor, Koramangala, Marathalli, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Thippasandra and lot many places. The office offers flexible workstations for companies of all sizes, freelancers and professional entrepreneurs and is open 24-hours per day to suit personal work timing preferences.

For further information, please contact:
D. Pathak
Contact Number: +91 9964483636

Email Id: bangalorecoworkinghub@gmail.com

Looking for Ideas in Shared Workspaces

From the Wall Street Journal

Taking a page from start-ups, some established companies are opting to share their workspaces.

In downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., workers from five large employers, including furniture maker Steelcase Inc., SCS -0.58% shoe company Wolverine Worldwide Inc. and food retailer Meijer Inc., share an open, lofty space in a recently developed building.

Employees are urged to wander from floor to floor, bounce ideas off one another and test out new products in the hope that such informal interactions will help spark collaboration, solve problems and generate new ideas.

In some cases, companies are renting desks in co-working spaces, with an idea that workers from different companies, and with different skill sets, can complement one another. Some companies are also turning to shared workspaces as a way to save money on pricey leases or to house employees in areas where they don't have other corporate offices.

While some companies say these co-working initiatives are too young to point to new products created from intercompany mingling, managers add the practice can help inject older firms with a start-up mentality and bring in new talent.

Teams from consumer-products and sales firm Amway Corp. and health-care provider Pennant Health Alliance also work out of the Grand Rapids building, called GRid70. About 30% of the building is shared space, such as meeting rooms and lounge areas. A "skunkworks room" to develop new projects is shared among the five employers, and workers are welcome to pop into meetings.

"One of the core design elements [of the building] is this idea of happy accidents, where people do not only collaborate with their core team, but they bump into somebody from somewhere else and it triggers some idea that they wouldn't have come up with before," says John Malnor, vice president of growth initiatives at Steelcase, who works out of the building.

Initially popular among start-ups and freelance workers, co-working spaces are gaining traction among bigger employers who want their staff to cross-pollinate, or interact with employees from other firms. Some 9% of U.S. co-working users in 2011 came from companies with more than 100 people, according to an analysis of some 1,200 co-workers from Emergent Research and co-working site Deskmag.com. Facilitating those companies are matchmaking services such as Loosecubes.com and LiquidSpace.com, which connect desk-seeking employees with unused space.

"What's appealing to the big businesses is they want to be near the places where the start-ups are," says Steve King, a partner at Emergent Research, which researches workplace issues.

Plantronics Inc., PLT +0.18% as part of a pilot program, recently bought a membership for about 40 of its 500 employees at NextSpace, a co-working facility with workspaces in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz. The company hoped the move would be attractive to the 26% of its employees who lived in Silicon Valley, says Pat Wadors, Plantronics' senior vice president of human resources and facilities.

Having the company's employees in proximity to workers from smaller, newer firms comes with other benefits: "I like the passion of a start-up right next to a Plantronics that is 50 years old. It rejuvenates," says Ms. Wadors. Plus, she adds, "I can hire talent from them."

Shantanu Sarkar, vice president of software development at Plantronics, often works from NextSpace in San Jose. He says that he and other software engineers have benefited from being surrounded by potential customers of Plantronics' headsets.

For example, the company says workers have found that the new—and noisier—shared workspace means that it is harder to block out ambient office hubbub, an observation that may lead to improvements in the next generation of headsets.

To encourage "serendipitous interactions," employees at online retailer Zappos.com Inc.'s Henderson, Nev., headquarters only use one entrance and exit to encourage workers to literally run into each other in the building's lobby, saysZach Ware, Zappos' head of campus development.Tony Hsieh, Zappos' chief executive, is also developing a large co-working space in downtown Las Vegas, and Zappos employees are encouraged to work out of co-working facilities, the company says.

When workers are stuck on a tough problem, working outside of the office can help, Mr. Ware says. "Sometimes that change of scenery encourages you to think differently and that's what we want."

Software company Atlassian, for the past two years, has let data-management start-up WibiData work out of its San Francisco office space free of charge. In exchange, WibiData shares its expertise analyzing large data sets. "That has been very valuable—to have our guys go over and ask them questions," says Jay Simons, Atlassian's president.

WibiData has recently outgrown its space at Atlassian and is moving to another location. But that office is too large for its 12 employees, so it plans to "pay it forward" and share the remaining space with other firms, says WibiData CEO Christophe Bisciglia.

New customs tend to emerge wherever employees gather, and the openness of the GRid70 offices has led workers there to create an office-wide code of etiquette, says Steelcase's Mr. Malnor.

When someone has both headphones in, it means they don't want to be bothered. One headphone means they are trying to concentrate but are open for minimal interruptions. No headphones mean anyone is welcome to chat.