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Why a Serviced Office Could Be the Answer for Your Startup Needs

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Have you just launched a startup or thinking about creating a team for your product? You might be wondering if it’s more beneficial to rent a serviced office over renting a traditional office space. Although there are perks to having a virtual office for a remote team, you’ll also want to have a designated headquarters in case you need to schedule meetings. It’s also best to have your core team working in the same vicinity so you can collaborate easier and get tasks done.

Here are the ultimate benefits to having a serviced office and why you shouldn’t sign your next business office lease.

Shorter Rental Agreements 

Most office rental spaces will require you to sign a one to two year lease that is usually hard to break. Since you won’t know how large your startup operation will grow, you could potentially outgrow the space. If you end up having three employees in one office, they’re going to feel cramped and on top of each other.

The best part about the majority of serviced offices is that they offer 60-day leases. That way if you have to move to a bigger space, you won’t be penalized or have to pay a lot to break the contract.

Access to the Best Equipment 

            When you move into an office space, you only rent the office itself, meaning you have to move and provide all the office equipment. This can be a hassle because if you hire a new employee, you have to spend time finding them   a computer, desk, printer, and more.

When you rent a serviced office, all of the equipment is provided for you. You won’t have to spend time buying new or used computers and moving it to a new location. You can even have access to phones, projectors, meeting rooms, private bathrooms, and more.

A Fully Stocked Coffee, Tea, and Refreshments Kitchen    

Not only do serviced offices provide all the best technologies and equipment, they also provide a stocked coffee, tea, and refreshments bar. As you recruit new employees, you can ensure that they will have access to all the free beverages they desire. Some serviced offices even provide vending machines so your employees can purchase a quick office snack without leaving the building.

This will definitely keep the team spirits high and their energy levels even higher as you succeed in your startup operations.

No More Maintenance Fees 

            Oh no, has the printer completely shutdown after it’s third paper jam? Did your computer freeze and there’s no way you can get it to restart? Unlike leased business spaces, serviced offices have a maintenance staff on hand. Since you’re only borrowing their equipment, they provide their own IT team and problem solvers to fix any glitches. This will definitely save your startup money since you won’t have to hire anyone.

You’ll also save time since the maintenance staff is usually based in the serviced office complex and you won’t have to take an employee’s time to fix the issue.

Providing a Comfortable Office Environment 

Most serviced offices do not look like the old, boring offices with gray cloth cubicles and cheap carpeting. Many of the offices are modern looking and provide an open workspace design. Serviced offices are mostly looking to attract startups and savvy entrepreneurs.

Instead of spending your precious time looking for art to liven up your office, the serviced office will provide the best visual designs. These offices are newly renovated so you won’t feel embarrassed to schedule a meeting with potential clients in your office space. This will also make your employees feel at home and they’ll have higher productivity results.

Access to Virtual Office Services 

If you’re renting a serviced office space, chances are they’ll also have access to virtual office services. This is perfect in case your startup has a team of remote contractors and you need to schedule a webinar with them. Luckily, here at Antares Offices in Bangkok, we provide both serviced offices and virtual office services.

Bangkok is the perfect city to launch your startup since it’s becoming one of the biggest bases for startups in Asia. Take a look at our serviced offices and more of what we provide to ensure your startup an excellent working environment.

About the author : “Sarah Marshall is the content writer for Antares, a serviced office company in Bangkok, Thailand. When she is not busy at work, she can be seen travelling around Thailand, enjoying the sunshine and food.”

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Inbound Marketing: How it Could Possibly Help Small-Medium Enterprises?

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Inbound marketing is identified as a kind of “pull marketing”, where the goal is to bring in purchasers who are new to the company, via interacting, useful and value-adding material, based on the phase of buying journey.

Any channel that brings in unidentified buyers such that they enquire about your products and services, rather than you hunting them individually is an inbound marketing method. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a source of inbound marketing.

Thomas Foo from TNT SEO mentioned that in the year 2020, the Malaysians are very anxious about Coronavirus, with top areas of concern being family members health, own health, job security, the overall economy and spreading the virus to others. Because of this, SEO becomes crucial for small-medium enterprises to make it through throughout this challenging time.

Content is the Backbone of Inbound Marketing

Search Engine Optimization is without a doubt the biggest source of traffic for any website. As an example, if you run a outdoor gear shop and somebody performs a Google search for the keywords “sleeping bag”, then you would want to appear first in the search engine result, since the large majority of clicks go to the top 3 or 4 organic results.

To win over inbound marketing, you will need content that fulfils the searcher’s intent. Most often than not, they are interesting, easy-to-scan and most importantly, provide a solution and value to the readers.

Inbound marketing techniques can be started whenever you wish but it takes skills and budget to succeed. This is why most businesses in Malaysia that need SEO services will choose to engage an experienced online marketing company to take care of this component of their business on their behalf.

Remember that a serious SEO requires planning on content strategy, onsite audit, backlink acquisition and great client communication.

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This online dating platform is offering free 12 months access to its paid features!

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The number of messages on online dating platforms in the United States has increased by 10% to 15% compared with February and the numbers are expected to rise in the coming few months. The whole Coronavirus crisis has made people realize that the only possible dating right now is online dating.

However, not every dating platform is free and provides the same experience. To fill this gap, Brick House Dating is in the process of rolling out their new online platform. Scheduled to be launched on June 8th, 2020, Brick House Dating is also offering access to all of their paid features FREE for 12 months for their early subscribers.

This platform is free for anyone who is single and their mission and vision is to ensure that “every single connects with a soul mate in a friendly, safe and relaxed environment.”

One of the key features of this online dating platform is a simple and easy registration process which brings you onboard literally in a minute’s time. They also have several cool features like the ‘Meet Me‘ feature along with Skype Chat functionality.

In the US, several online dating platforms have seen a spike in usage in the places hit by the lockdown. This has broken the myth which was earlier floating that the online dating industry is going to be severely impacted due to the coronavirus crisis.

According to various research, the value of the global online dating market dwells between $7 billion and $11 billion. This market is growing rapidly as more and more relationships nowadays start online. Moreover, people are increasingly willing to pay for services i.e more and more people are opting for the paid features of these dating platforms. However, platforms like Brick House Dating are offering their paid feature for FREE for 12 months for their early bird subscribers.

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Smeetz: Are They Setting The Standard For Start-up Businesses?

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Running a start-up is challenging, particularly when you are generating a brand-new product or service that has never been created before. Not only do you need to generate interest, but you also need to fund the upcoming project. In this article, we will be looking into how Smeetz is setting the standard when it comes to making the perfect start-up business.

The Humble Beginnings Of The Swiss Start-up

As a swiss start-up in 2017, co-founders Alexandre Martin and Morgan Siffert began to create the perfect business for those that love adventure. With the chance to book a number of experiences all in one place as well as allowing businesses to market events as well as allows users to book their own experiences. Whether it is sports classes, yoga or art performances the software can provide hosts as well as customers with all the information that they need. But as a start-up business creating this technology has seen them creating something new for a niche market.

A Social Media Platform For Events

As the first social media platform of this kind, Smeetz has a lot to prove, however they are also in a unique position. With a number of other companies offering a service similar, but also entirely different, there is a niche market that has been found to create the perfect position for this unique and dedicated bunch of people. In 2020, the company have begun to turn their attention to an AI-driven pricing model that allows them to offer a discount automatically depending on a number of factors such as demand, sales and the weather. This AI technology, therefore, encourages people to make the most out of the process and order beforehand putting them up to their different software providers like Amatic, providing their users with new and exciting technology. This is a simple yet effective solution to help drive sales and ensure that companies listing on this platform see the best return of investment.

The Recent Round Of Funding

With this new development in Ai Technology comes the challenge of funds as technology such as this often comes with a cost. However, Smeetz has very little to worry about at this time as they are leading the way when it comes to crowdfunding. With a total of €660K led by a number of businesses as well as the Swiss ICT investor club, this has seen them gain enough to reach their first goal set. Whilst this is promising for the business, there is still a way to go before the development of the project is completed. However, this is looking promising over time as this is the funds that are needed for the business to begin to expand into their chosen field with innovative technology that will benefit both clientele as well as customers that use the website for bookings.   

What Can We Expect FromSmeetz In The Future?

The future of this business looks promising. With the major goal to reach more businesses such as nightclubs and festivals for event listings, this business is going big in the hopes of using this technology on a much wider scale. In addition to just focusing on the swiss market, the eventual goal is to expand into the Swiss-German market as well as the rest of Europe in the near future. Though this may be a way off, one of the major goals for the company is to become the leading provider of marketing and sales software for leisure activities by offering a number of services such as smart pricing to audiences as well as advanced sales forecasts.

With this in mind, this is a start-up that is pioneering change for start-up businesses as well as providing new and exciting ways for businesses to market their event to their target audience as well as manage bookings effectively.

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