What's a Startup to do: Dedicated Desk or Private Office?

Sep 28, 2018 2:24:30 PM / by Suvi Hoikka posted in flexible workspaces, dedicated desk, hot desk, Private Office, serviced office, Startup

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Starting your own company can be an exciting time, and you may want to go out and get your own office space right away. However, whilst your company is still in its infancy this might not be the best decision, financially or otherwise. Instead, you should consider a coworking space as the homebase for your startup, plus they're 10-30% cheaper than a traditional office. And if companies such as Uber, Eatigo, Zalora, and Booky used coworking spaces, there must be something to them.

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Top Conferences and Events in Southeast Asia

Oct 30, 2017 3:38:21 PM / by Suvi Hoikka posted in event, conference, Startup, Entrepreneur, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Manila, Networking, asia, news and events

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As a startup ourselves, we've gone to plenty of events and conferences all over the region. No matter their scale, we've always learned something that will help in either starting or growing our business.

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Ignition Venture Studio: More Than Just Coworking

Oct 13, 2017 3:51:28 PM / by Suvi Hoikka posted in BGC, Manila, Coworking Space, Event Space, Private Office, Venture Studio, Makati, Coworking, Shared Office, Meeting Room, Phonebooth, The Fort, Southeast Asia, Philippines, SME, Entrepreneur, Startup, flexible workspaces

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Catering to the increasingly young and tech-savvy population now entering the workforce, coworking spaces have sprouted up all over Manila. However, they’re more than just places to work - they’re community builders that integrate the feel of your neighborhood coffee shop with the functionality and professionalism of a traditional office. As each of them is unique in the spaces or services they offer, you’d be hardpressed to not find a coworking space suited to your needs.

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Who’s Really Starting Startups?

Sep 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Suvi Hoikka posted in millennials, Startup, elderpreneur, success, retirement, reality, industry insights

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A quick Google search of startup founders will more than likely present you with images of relatively young entrepreneurs. This goes hand-in-hand with the idea most of us hold, that startups are run by cool, hoverboard-riding millennials. But statistics say otherwise. It seems the reality, maybe not as sexy, is that most successful startups are in fact, run by the hoverboard-riding millennial’s mom and dad.

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WeWork Lands in Southeast Asia

Apr 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Julie Ng posted in Southeast Asia, flexible workspace, workspace solutions, Startup, WeWork, news and events

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WeWork and FlySpaces share the goal of easing the growing pains of small businesses by providing workspace solutions. It's no longer just about growing fast but growing strong. WeWork understands that aside from a space that is beautifully and thoughtfully constructed, an authentic team culture, enriching challenges, and work-life balance is conducive for productivity. These elements are crucial for companies with the elusive-but-attainable dream of becoming the next unicorn. And FlySpaces will help bring that to Southeast Asia!

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Of Might and Magic: An Interview with Jowynne Khor

Mar 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Michael Tiong posted in interview, MaGIC, malaysia, Startup, industry insights

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On a mission to make Malaysia the startup capital of Asia, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Center (MaGIC), under the program direction of Jowynne Khor, strives to connect the dots linking entrepreneurs with valuable resources, to establish networks that spark collaborations, and to create structural improvements in the startup ecosystem. 

Focusing on three core activities, MaGIC strives to support the success of startups in Malaysia. 

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Workspaces in Jakarta: How to Take Your Startup to the Next Level

Feb 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Julie Ng posted in Jakarta, Southeast Asia, Startup, flexible workspace, Coworking, indonesia, flexible workspaces

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Your brand new business and the hungry rag-tag team will eventually outgrow crowding into noisy coffee shops. However, you still need a professional space for functions, meetings, and a business address to put your best foot forward. The problem is finding time and focus away from your baby in order to research and negotiate the right office space.

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Fostering the Transition to Short-term Workspaces in Modern Business: FlySpaces, Southeast Asia’s “Airbnb for Workspaces” Expands to Hong Kong

Sep 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Nicole Adarme posted in Hong Kong, expansion, Startup, Southeast Asia, short term office, news and events

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Hong Kong, China— The use of short-term workspaces is gaining momentum in cities all around the world, allowing freelancers, small business owners, and independent workers to rent a working area that is free of long-term commitments and entry barriers. More and more businesses are opting for this kind of office lease over those of the conventional nature for its increased flexibility, convenience and affordability. With the rising popularity of coworking spaces, the preference for short-term solutions is catching on across the globe, and Southeast Asia is no exception.  

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7 Awesome Benefits of Working at a Startup

Mar 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Nicole Adarme posted in infographic, Startup, benefits, industry insights

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A few years ago, a stable job at a big corporation was the dream for many fresh graduates and young professionals. Many set their sights on the P&Gs, Nestles, and other industry giants dominating the market. Trends have changed however. This doesn't mean that these giants have become less attractive per se; it means that the rise of the startup has provided fresh graduates with a new alternative to the structured career path. They embrace flexible work schedules and casual work attire, along with the abolition of rigid hierarchies of tenure - have proven attractive to the milennials entering the market. Here are some of the awesome benefits that come with working at a startup!

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Do You Really Not Want to Be Office-Bound?

Nov 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by Suvi Hoikka posted in freelancer, Startup, employment, industry insights, flexible workspaces, Southeast Asia

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It’s likely that when you went college to finish a “for employment” course, you were one of those who dreamed of an esteemed white collar job that entails being part of an office. There’s this prevailing preconception that having a decent and satisfying job means working at an office. However, once you reach the age when you become aware of the realities of life, you start changing your perception and perspectives. Suddenly, being an office employee is no longer as prestigious as it used to sound.

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