Effective Marketing Strategies For Your Coworking Space

COWORKING , MARKETING, WORKSPACE

COWORKING , MARKETING, WORKSPACE

Coworking has been around for over a couple of years, but is actually trending in India only NOW. When it comes to finding the best coworking space, your customers are not running pillar to post, searching for one yet!  While that is said, effective marketing of your coworking space includes not just the biblical algorithms that cost money and time. What we have here are some out of the box marketing POAs, where you can make a substantial difference to the number of users walking in within an unfairly short span of time. A recent write up at Shareable talked about the various ways in which popular coworking spaces are channelizing more and more users each day with their unique marketing hacks across the US. Yes, they can be easily incorporated in India as well.

Read on to know more about what we have to share!

1. Target Marketing

Something that is one of the most obvious ways of marketing, but channeled in a complete new avatar. Target marketing is all about not just channelizing your marketing campaigns towards your probable customers, but actually walking out of your comfort zone to speak to people, to listen! One of the best sources of answers to all your questions lies in direct answers from your clients. Go to cafes, offices, public places, communities where people gather to work. Share your ideas, do not just sell your space. Contribute to sharing knowledge on how effectively they can work in an entire new platform. Join them in events and then answer queries on how you got together and what you have to offer. Make a win – win situation for all.

2. Offer Freebies

Nobody is immune to some great freebies. But then, it is not the stationary that is suggested here. A two day free use of your workspace or a couple oh hours extra could be as welcome as a holiday for two (At-least in most cases)!

#COWORKING #MARKETING
Gather your customer attention – effectively!

3. Link In Membership Plans

A great idea towards capturing that regular customer is by offering some economically viable membership plans. When people do come to a workspace, it is often near their residence and backed a strong membership offer, you are certain that they would stay with you for a while!

 

Attractive membership plans are bound to get you STARDOM!
Attractive membership plans are bound to get you STARDOM!

4. Spotlighting Members

A great way of indirect marketing! When you have those weekly, fortnightly or monthly calculations of the best and the most regular user – why not let her know as well? Flash a tweet or a wall post celebrating your most loved and regular user for the week or month. They ought to share that amongst their peers – and there – the name is out!

5. Free Membership to celebs

Might be a go for some, but if you manage to nail it to the T, get a few popular names within the popular segments of corporate genres enrolled within your list of members and watch how traffic pulls in.

6. Virtual Presence

In today’s global business domain when everything is virtual – get in the game as well! Enable social media discussions, organize twitter panel discussions, FB events and groups and attract people on why workspaces are trending. You could be subtle about why you as a space provider is the ideal solution!!

With the virtual world - you can be omnipresent!
With the virtual world – you can be omnipresent!

7. Think Patrons – Think Care

Being a space provider, you need to categorize the your clients or customers. A boon for a freelancer mother – but do you have an option for child care? Ideal work – station for the science olympiad participant  – but do you have the requisites in your private cabin? Perfect workspace for the start-up initiator – what about a quality cable connection?

WORK = PLAY!
WORK = PLAY!

8. Pop – Up Cowork

These days, thinking out of the box is what clicks! So do that. How about having a ‘pop-up coworking zone’ around popular corporate settlements? Provide a temporary office space through quirky tents and colorful desks and watch how just about anybody would love to work on-to-go!

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Making work – FUN!

9. Seminars and courses

Conducting seminars and courses within your coworking space will not just get the word out but also get people accustomed to the amenities provided by you.

10. Map coworking spaces around you

It might sound difficult but then is a sure competitive way to get noticed. Map popular coworking spaces around your city and you get to bank on the trust of your customers!

Try out any or all of the above and watch your business escalate like never before. If you are on a look out for the perfect co-working space for your need, check out Sneed, the ultimate destination for all kinds of workspaces!

Meet all your space needs with SNEED
Meet all your space needs with SNEED

Why Should You Share Your Office?

Why share your office

Why share your office

In the previous blogs, we established that coworking is now a happening trend among many entrepreneurs in India, the same way it is among millions of entrepreneurs around the rest of the world. And ‘that’ is a very good thing!

For the typical entrepreneur, being cooped up in a lonely office cubicle or being confined to the view of the same four walls of one’s home isn’t an idea of a perfect work environment. How can it ever be, if the environment is going to consist of nagging bosses or a television?

If you’re a free-thinker who’s hearing a distant bell ringing in your head while reading these lines, coworking is probably the right choice for you too. Here’s why you should share your office space with similar minds like you, starting right now!

Community
The people you meet at a coworking space are usually entrepreneurs just like you and are likely to share the same views and principles as yours. This helps you create better ideas and get opinions from those who have similar ideologies.

Flexibility in office hours
With a coworking space, you get to come and go as you please.  No more swiping in and out, no more sticking around till the boss leaves, and certainly no more minimum work hours.

Location location location!
With coworking spaces sprouting up like mushrooms all over the big cities of India, you can choose to work from wherever you like. Saving fuel is just the beginning of how beneficial coworking is!

Fuel for the brain

Most coworking spaces come with a pantry. Here, you can treat yourself to some snacks or spruce yourself up with coffee and tea. Combine that with a simultaneous chat with some friendly faces and you’ve got yourself the perfect office environment.

Free of formalities
Unlike permanent offices where you have to put a few months’ worth security deposit down before you can move in, coworking spaces allow easy rental for days, weeks, or months with barely any paperwork.

If this got you excited  about coworking and you need a place to start, try SNEED – The only place you’ll ever want to go to for a coworking space.

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Traffic Slowing You Down? Try Coworking.

Don't let traffic in the way of your business.

Don't let traffic in the way of your business.

It’s only natural for our city’s roads to be inundated with elegant cars and fast motorcycles when it has earned itself the moniker Silicon Valley of India in a few short years of the startup-company boom. But that was five years ago. These days, the traffic is so heavy that the only view of the ‘valley’ you get before landing at the airport is a carpet of vehicles on every single main road.

To combat heavy traffic, we’re doing everything we can – carpooling, changing work schedules, Skyping most meetings, and riding bicycles. But it’s not nearly enough to solve the problem it seems.

But what if you could choose to sit in any nearby office without actually owning one that is located in the outskirts of the city? What if you could rent out an office as you go? Rent out training rooms and meeting rooms as well? That should solve a lot of time and money, and above all, save you the hassle of formal procedures like deposits and name transfers.

That’s called coworking, and it’s the latest trend in Bangalore that’s going hand-in-hand with the startup-company trend. The idea is that if you’re starting a company, you needn’t worry about owning an office and large team. Instead, you can get work done fast by renting out a temporary office space nearby and pay for it as you go.

Pretty convenient, isn’t it? Instead of sitting long hours in traffic to get to your permanent office that’s tens of kilometres away from where you live, you can make an office come closer to you and your new business. Coworking isn’t a new concept around the world, but in India, it suddenly is, and it looks like it’s here to stay.

This is where SNEED comes into the picture. SNEED is your go-to website for getting a quick workspace no matter where you are in the city. We at SNEED, can help you find the best space for your type of work.

SNEED Earns Good Karma with Griggi

Griggi+SNEED

Griggi+SNEED

 

Sharing is caring, they say. But it doesn’t have to be limited to material objects like food and stationery. In the times that we live in, our sharing extends beyond that; we share digital currency, we share prepaid call-balance, and we even share our internet connection.

Sharing your mobile internet by creating a WiFi Hotspot is great, but what if you want to do the same with your broadband connection? What do you do if you want to share your home internet with only a specific list of friends or neighbours? And what do you do if your company is hosting a big event and you want to share WiFi temporarily with your guests? Griggi is the answer.

Featured recently in NextBigWhat, Griggi is the brainchild of a group of IITians from Madras who believe that a social WiFi could be the next useful thing for the connected Indians of today. Griggi is a piece of software that installs on your WiFi router, and creates an additional WiFi network with the suffix ‘-Griggi’ and allows you to control its sharing with the people you want. All you need to do is hand your guests their respective usernames and passwords and they can log in with ease.

Every time you share your WiFi using Griggi, you earn Karma GBs (free data) that you can then use to borrow from another Griggi user when you are in need of internet. Optionally, you may choose to pay for borrowing WiFi internet in case you run out of Karma GBs. Griggi also gives the host complete control over the amount of data being borrowed by the guests.

Griggi is a great setup for places like cafés and coworking spaces where internet access is crucial but also sometimes restricted and complex to connect to. Griggi simplifies the entire sharing process while maintaining complete control and security over the WiFi network being shared.

What’s also great is that SNEED is partnering with Griggi to make their social WiFi concept available in as many coworking spaces as possible. So don’t be too surprised if your next SNEED workspace has easy Griggi WiFi connectivity; it’s only a sign of the future.

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Coworking space in Bangalore
Coworking space in Bangalore
Find ideal Coworking space in Bangalore

Coworking is the next big thing to happen in Bangalore following the boom of the start-up culture. Many of us know it, and many of us see it happening every day. For the uninitiated, coworking is the new style of working wherein individuals and small teams work out of temporary workspaces that are often shared with more such individuals and companies.

Coworking saves the user time and money by taking away the formalities associated with the process of typical office space rental. The user no longer has to worry about finding the right place with the right furniture and facilities, or about hefty security deposits. The user need only visit sneed.in and select the right sort of workspace for their need.

This month, let’s take a look at the three most popular areas in Bangalore where the start-up company trend has struck deep – Koramangala, Indiranagar, and HSR Layout – the latest coworking nest of Bangalore. In these three areas alone, we have discovered 50 different listings that can very well be your next office.

With a starting rent as low as ₹145/day, we’re hoping you’ll feel spoilt for choice with our variety of open desks, meeting rooms, private cabins, training and event spaces.

Here are some popular coworking spaces in Koramangala, Indiranagar, and HSR Layout. Each coworking space is different as they provide a host of services and amenities. Monthly seat rates primarily differ on account of location accessibility, amenities provided and overall community experience they provide.

A. Coworking spaces in Koramangala, Bangalore (listed in alphabetical order):

  1. 91springboard – Starts at Rs 7500/ seat/ month
  2. Aura – Starts at Rs 4500/ seat/ month
  3. Cubic – Starts at Rs 5000/ seat/ month
  4. Incubex – Starts at Rs 7500/ seat/ month
  5. Pep Ideas – Starts at Rs 5500/ seat/ month
  6. Workadda – Starts at Rs 4400/ seat/ month

B. Coworking spaces in Indiranagar, Bangalore (listed in alphabetical order):

  1. Incubex – Starts at Rs 7500/ seat/ month
  2. Nurture Labz – Starts at Rs 5900/ seat/ month
  3. Office Spac.es – Starts at Rs 7000/ seat/ month
  4. Puma Social Club – Starts at Rs 400/ seat/ day

C. Coworking spaces in HSR Layout, Bangalore(listed in alphabetical order):

  1. Greenbubbles – Starts at Rs 8000/ seat/ month
  2. Incubex – Starts at Rs 7500/ seat/ month
  3. Vijay Coworking – Starts at Rs 4500/ seat/ month
  4. Workshaala – Starts at Rs 7000/ seat/ month

*Note: These rates are indicative only and exclusive of taxes for open desks, the space providers reserve the right over the same and can change these at any point of time.

Of course, there are new spaces opening at these locations everyday and we are adding these awesome spaces daily to provide the widest choice to the users. May be in the next post we will talk about other office spaces available at these locations. Yes, you got it right – Shared Offices are different from Coworking Spaces ! But if you would like to share your office space, please do list with us.

The seats are filling fast – make the most by getting your hands upon the most suited workspace for your business in Bangalore. So what are you waiting for?

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SNEED.in, the largest curator of office spaces in Bengaluru brings to you the best of the lot that can be accessed at the click of a button. The space providers enlisted with SNEED come with all the coworking features that can be required for an effective and productive work zone.

When Workspaces Partner With IoT (Internet of Things)

#workspaces #IoT

 

#workspaces #IoT

Imagination has always been the key to innovation. Imagination to create, to avoid monopoly of doing things one way, imagination to minimize time investment, to make things extraordinary – innovation through technology! Things that was once improbable are now available at your desk, your office, your home and your kitchen.

Speaking of technology, the internet and it’s role in our daily life cannot be ignored. Be it robotic presence in the form of actual two legged robots in Japan or a simple ‘Siri’ on one’s iPhone that makes things happen without much effort, technology now has an extended presence in our lives. From surfing through the contents that were once found only in the encyclopedias or other chests of knowledge in the humble ‘Google search’ or creating just about anything with the help of Youtube, the role of the internet technology is immense. Connecting people worldwide and wrapping up board meetings via Skype or simply hiring professionals half way across the globe to meet up your requirements, settling payments across the waves of the internet, these are just the glimpse of the world that is now one of the basics or necessities of our daily life.

When it comes to automation playing a role in our workspaces, the Internet of Things (IoT) has set forth its steps within this realm as well.

Defining an Intelligent Workspace

Be it a smartphone, a smart watch, smart glasses or smart data (cloud computing) – an intelligent office has the ability to observe, create, restore and deliver work with the help of man and machine interaction. Being able to monitor any faults in production or getting notified when supplies are running low, being able to navigate your deliveries or to automate your response to clientele, IoT is all about intelligent working.  Incorporating these elements into your workspace tags it as an intelligent workspace.

When IoT Embraces Workspaces!

Although IoT has it’s presence in most of our homes and kitchens, it’s existence in the workspace segment has touched a another level! Speaking of real life examples of IoT in workspaces, there are global companies that have set yet another benchmark in this genre. Glimpses of IoT are as below:

  1. Sensor controlled Curtains and Lights:  The ability to regulate the intensity of lighting a space, room or larger area with the help of mapping technologies allows offices to hire cost effective measures for their ergonomics. Sensors make use of mapping technology of every square foot of space to make informed decisions as to when to switch on or off the lights based on movements in the area. Curtains can be opened or shut based on remote controlled application on one’s smartphone.
  2. iRobot’s AVA500: In collaboration with Cisco, iRobot’s innovation is a robot that, with the help of inbuilt mapping technology, allows users to conduct and participate in video conferences, tele-conferences with a more than ever realistic presence. These iRobots can be used by iPads and phones and have an inbuilt notification system where in they can docked for charging anywhere within the office premises. Thus, bringing a whole new definition to flexibility, iROBOT is the next move in office automation.
  3. Talking Cushions: Inserting chips within cushions is the new thing. They access who is being seated  and based on their needs that are fed into the system, switch on and off lights, fan, air condition etc.
  4. Google glass: Internet connected glass containing camera, microphone and display, revolutionizing the market.
  5. Wifi enabled bell: You might just be thinking about eliminating the reception staff, but not so soon although this one is quite a thing. Answering the door based on your decision after it send pictures of who is at the door.
  6. Smart Notification software: Knows just when to send you notifications based on how you use your devices.
  7. Air quality managers: The temperatures can not only be regulated to remain even or personalized but also refresh the air within the workspace.

Saving things on the server initially felt a little too forthcoming and an almost security breach issue. But with the advancement of technology and the efficiency promised by the names behind it, cloud computing is now the base of all data storage. The freedom it establishes cannot be matched. Whether it is saving important documents or simply sharing valuable data across servers, cloud computing has become the game changer. The ability to grant access to users from any place across the globe, cloud computing enables the much needed freedom.

Whether its a Meeting room or an Event space, monitoring the security of your workspace via your smart phone with various safety devices is only the beginning. IoT has got its presence in every realm of things today. From whiteboards which are wifi enabled to audio visual devices adorned with the internet to create 3D presence felt during meetings, IoT has made its mark on the way technology is influencing our daily work life. Fetching these services at your work premises might sound like a lump-sum investment but when it comes to the rising trend of co-working, workspaces are established with all these facilities and more to wrap the attention of professionals who are in search for their ideal office space.

#IOT #WORKSPACES #SNEED

#sneednow #SNEED #IOT #COWORKING #Workspace #ondemandSNEED a work space aggregator, another innovation in today’s era of creativity meeting technology, is here to assist you with your ideal work space in the location of your choice at the time of your preference. It brings at your service a plethora of ideal meeting rooms, work spaces that are available at the time you prefer while you travel around the city creating innovations!

Training Room? – Check!

Training Room, Workspace

Training Room, Workspace

It is not often that in a world where space needs are vast but their fulfilment scarce you hear about getting exactly what you need! But at SNEED you can hear the drumroll that says just that. With your workspace needs increasing by the change in the work trend, the need for the right kind of workspace cannot be ignored.  This is specially the case when you are in a look out for Training Rooms. When in search, the options thats come before you are are either colleges, hotels, conference rooms, etc., which are either too sharp on your wallets or often not available on weekdays and tag along a surcharge on weekends. At SNEED, we bring to you the largest selection of ideal training rooms that you can book for the hour or day, based on your requirements. Discover the most suitable option, based on your needs, capacity required and book on the go.

SNEED gives you a wide range of options, with listed pictures of what we are offering. Our space partners are wide spread across Bangalore and you could find your Training Room in the area closest to you. You can book the Business Centre or a dedicated Training facility of your choice once you are satisfied with the facilities and have your choice of budget. Thus, no more crunching for time and space when you have all the essentials laid in front of you.

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A vast selection to choose from!

Why SNEED?

Lets you Book On The Go:

Imagine spending hours surfing for the ideal training room around you, the options available and then running around ticking each one for the facilities they offer, managing and allocating budget, scheduling and re-scheduling to meet the availability? It sounds so tiring, actually doing that? Whew!! To your respite, comes SNEED. We have a collection of Training Room facilities that are located around the city as our space partners and we give you all the information you will ever need for booking one. Be it pictures of the venue, the seating capacity, the hours at which they are available or the budget that you dreamed of. We have it all checked.

Facilities And More:

As if getting the right kind of room wasn’t enough, the Training Rooms at SNEED provide you with all the basic facilities you needed to conduct that ideal training session. Projectors, white boards, flip charts, Wifi, tools, you name it, and it is right there before you. Call it wishful thinking? Nah!!

Budget Pricing:

We have nailed it when it comes to making your wallets happy! Just key in your budget requirements and we will find that ideal Training facility to let you jump start your sessions. A ten seater, twenty or more, we have what you need in the budget you are looking for.

Happy You:

Get more attention and help when you book through us. Our space partners love us too.

So what are you waiting for? It is pointless lingering on to that search bar. We have it all sorted right here so why not just make the most of it. Discover, choose and experience training rooms like never before!

‘Meeting’ Traffic Woes!

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Is traffic making you old

When thinking about work, a couple of things come into mind – office, time in hand, travel, distance and a simple flash of a nightmare – ‘Traffic’! Be it six in the morning or ten at night, the traffic woes in our city, Bangalore is at a constant spree, if not increasing randomly. With the hike in the population, commuters seem to take to the road at all hours. While some people prefer to stay at the office awaiting the peak hours to pass, some MNCs have given a ‘go’ for their employees to ‘Work From Home’. Although this might sound appealing for some, for others it is more of struggle to work at a personal space. Here comes to the rescue a small but growing trend called ‘Coworking‘. In simple words, forward thinkers who have idle spaces, convert them into income yielding workspaces or offices that allow professionals seekIng solitude or inspiration for work, do just that – ‘WORK’! Finding isolation in a private office space for that project with a closing deadline or seeking to mingle with some like minded professionals for your Startup journey, these coworking spaces are here to stay.

‘Work’ Smarter Towards Your Success Story

You might think that searching for an ideal workspace or office like that could involve time and travel just as much, not forgetting the costs involved. To that again there is a mastermind giving respite, the makers call it SNEED.

At SNEED you can find your ideal workspace, based on your preferences be it time, facilities, fees or the location you desire.

Believe it or not, but Bangalore has developed into a hub for coworking with many workspaces coming up in and around the city. Choosing the right kind, with the amenities you seek can seem quite a task. SNEED helps you take a breather by bringing in all the ideal workspaces to your palm with just one click. With over 3000 and more desks in over fifty unique locations, SNEED offers the widest choice of spaces available. Be it a Private desk for a couple of days or a Meeting room for a few hours, a training facility for a month or an event space for a day, you have it all placed before you in detail with the budget you demand and the facilities you seek.

Meet all your space needs with SNEED
Meet all your space needs with SNEED

Pointers To Effective Time Management

1. Centralised Location:

Booking a space based on your and your team mates location is the key. With SNEED you can choose not just the office workspace you desire but you can also select the workspace based on the location you seem fit. Use this facility to make the most of time in hand by selecting a workspace within area proximity. Yes, all zones at Bangalore are covered!

2. Carry ‘Only’ The Essentials:

“You expect me to leave behind my portable router?”

“What?! I don’t need to carry the stationary? Awesome!!!”

“I can go to my ‘office’ without carrying my computer… That’s like ‘wow’!”

Indeed, you can and should do all or some of the above as most of these coworking spaces and business centers at SNEED offer these and many more services like internet, stationery, computers on rent, etc., at their disposal.

3. Skip A Meal? No Issues:

At many coworking spaces, there are cafeterias that cater to your various taste buds. So if you have skipped a meal in order to save time, that is no problem at all. Be it coffee, tea or a complete snack pack, they have managed to gather that as well.

These are the few many out of the plenty in the bag of the host – SNEED. So if it is traffic woes that is troubling you or the need to get away in peace to get your imaginations running, SNEED has your back!