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3 Ways to (Spring) Clean Up Your Act

Finally the warmer weather is upon us, and what better time to create your spring cleaning list for the office than now? As a follow-up to our previous post, There Are Only 3 Ways to Spend Your Time, here’s a quick guide to further clean up your office. Whether you realize it or not, you are your own project manager. The management of your own day-to-day responsibilities is critical to your overall success in the workplace. According to a recent article by New York City-based time-management expert, Julie Morgenstern, “Failure to …

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Standing is the New Sitting; Sitting is the New Smoking

Understanding the Modern Workspace First, it was exercise stability balls taking the place of traditional office chairs, then it was the “standing desk” in which case we ditched the seating options altogether, and now, treadmills have made their way into offices everywhere. A recent article, Office Furniture that Adapts to the Way We Work, speaks to the impact design is having on the workplace and highlights the evolving needs of the modern workforce. The article features something called the “trea” chair, which, although simple looking at the outset, is …

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One of the best things about kicking off a new year is coming at it with a fresh start. No matter how chaotic life gets and how priorities get rearranged, luckily, January 1st is always there for us – giving us an opportunity to take a step back, assess the past year, and set new goals for ourselves going forward. Typically, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are related to people’s personal lives. They resolve to get in shape, eat healthier, save more money, and travel. What’s interesting about this …

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Coworking as a Cure

In our last blog post Can Coworking Really Help You Build Your Business? we relayed what we believe to be advantages of coworking space for entrepreneurs. However, one advantage that wasn’t touched on was the idea of “coworking as a cure”. What do we mean by that? Fall in Boston means a lot of great things – a break from the heat, back to school excitement, fall foliage, apple picking and pumpkin carving. The downside is that fall in Boston also means spending more time inside – and if you …

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Can Coworking Really Help You Build Your Business?

What are the advantages of coworking space for entrepreneurs? We’ll let this infographic speak for itself! If learning about the advantages of coworking have left you convinced that it’s the right solution for you and your business, the next step is finding the perfect space.  At Idea Space, our goal is provide a distraction-free work environment to increase productivity, creativity, and entrepreneurial camaraderie — allowing you to work happy.  

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Boston Commercial Real Estate Prices are Continuing to Climb – What’s a Small Business to Do?

The return of approximately 200,000 college students to the Boston area on September 1st got us thinking about the Boston real estate market. There’s plenty of talk out there about finding reasonable student housing, but what about small businesses who area also searching for new space going into the fall? The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Rising Commercial Real Estate Prices Boston commercial office space is at a premium.  Real estate prices and office rents continue to climb.  In Q2 2014, office rents in Boston averaged just over $50.67 per square foot (up from $49.74 …

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