Jul 22, 2017

Will I miss my flight?






To most of the city, it was just another day. Work went on at the Vittal Mallya Road branch of Golden Square just as usual, despite the sudden showers. The construction work at UB City blocked the roads, as it had for weeks now, but this didn’t hinder the flow at Golden Square Serviced Offices. Even lack of parking space had a quick fix in their hands. Mani was given a car to use as a shuttle, driving people to and from Cubbon Park, where ample parking space was available.


Yet, on this day, efficiency wasn’t the exact word of choice on the mind of one particular man. As I said, for most of the city, it was just another day, but for Mr. Bhaskar, this day was turning out to be a nightmare. Even though his flight would depart in about two hours, he was nowhere near the airport yet, not even on the road! He was still stranded at his office at Golden Square. You’d think that getting to the airport wouldn’t be the most difficult task in the world, and Mr. Bhaskar isn’t a sloppy man either. He had his day all planned out, and had booked the cab that would pick him up from the office a day in advance. He had even planned to reach the airport early. Unfortunately, it would appear that not everybody is as unfazed by some rain as the team at Golden Square. The cab was about an hour late already, and now Mr. Bhaskar had no time to lose. If he missed this flight, he would miss an important client meeting. As Country Head, that would be setting a very bad example.


He paced frantically up and down the hallway, trying to talk some sense into the cab driver through the phone, practically yelling at him, though he knew there was nothing he could do, before the phone got disconnected. Mr. Bhaskar felt completely helpless. He was going to miss his flight now, costing him plenty in time, money, and effort, and all this through no fault of his own. He began to pace again, having decided to try to get to the cab driver one last time, when Mani happened to walk by (on his way to pack up and get home). Seeing Mr. Bhaskar so distressed shocked Mani, and he asked him what the matter was. Mr. Bhaskar told Mani, rather matter-of-factly, about the unreliable cab driver and that he would miss his flight.


Without batting an eyelid, Mani told Mr. Bhaskar to get off the phone, and bring his luggage to the basement, where he would have the car ready. He would take him to the airport himself, he said, and see that he got there on time. He bolted off to the basement, and by the time Mr. Bhaskar got there, the car was ready to leave, with the trunk open for his luggage.


Needless to say, Mr. Bhaskar made his flight that day, against all odds, with nobody to thank for it but Mani, who might just as easily have walked past Mr. Bhaskar without a second glance. This was no surprise to Mr. Bhaskar, of course, he expected no less at Golden Square. After all, this was only one of many instances here, where he experienced true joy at work.

- Written by Aditi Pasumarthy


#joyatwork moment

May 31, 2017

The end and my new beginning by Golden Square




Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me – Carol Burnett
This statement is 100% correct with a small exception. Though it is me who chooses to travel the path of life, it is destiny that shows me the right direction at the right time.
It was 10:22 AM on a Wednesday Morning; I was in my Golden Square office, waiting to attend an important meeting in the conference room. I heard a knock on the door; ‘Sir would you like some coffee?’ said Shwetha, the office assist with a broad cheerful smile on her face. I remember the first day I met her at Golden Square; it was the same smile that cheered up my mornings during the unforgettable struggle in my life. By now she knew exactly what I would prefer for a morning dose. ‘Yes please, I would like a cup of coffee now’. Looking at the four walls and these valuable files on my table, I slowly slipped down my memory lane from where I started this enthralling journey. I met Somshekar at the Golden Square premises and since then we began to share a great bond. He insisted that I visit the Golden Square Business Centre every week  and constantly motivated me in my gloomy days. It was the beginning of 2016 and I was not what I am today. I was a struggling middle-class Insurance policy agent carrying the burden of my family.
It was those days where life appeared to be nothing less than the war fought between faith and death. I was choked by my financials and the merciless competition in the industry. Eventually, it also took over my family space while I was trying to keep up with the rest. I stood helpless and stranded and that is when my ray of hope, the light to my unseen quest was shown by Somshekar.
It was among those meaningful conversations when Somshekar introduced me to his Golden Square family and some BNI members. I began to get fascinated by seeing these top notch professionals belonging to different industries communicating and collaborating with each other. I took active participation in every meet possible and began networking with these experts. I seized every opportunity I got from them; I could see my ticket to the silver linings and my life evolving. This was a time when I quickly started my water purification business while still working as an insurance policy agent.
It was December 2016, almost 8-9 months with Golden Square, but honestly, I felt like it was eternity with them. This is when I got my first business through my BNI contacts; this is when the dark clouds in my sky began to clear. After this transformation in my life, I began to understand the depth of even the smallest principles in life, as simple as a second chance that can change the entire script of your life forever. There was no looking back. Today, I am here at my Virtual Office space in Golden Square Business Centre along with their unmatched services. I enjoy my work here, when Golden Square mentioned, ‘Joy at Work’ I wondered what it was…but now I definitely know what they mean! So far so good, it has been a great journey with Golden Square. I get all the necessary services right from conference rooms to personalized reception services, completely hassle free.
I highly recommend Golden Square to every single person who is struggling to make a difference in their life, this is not just a place of business, it is where stories evolve into history and every small dreamer evolves into a legend.
Golden Square is not just a workplace to me; it is my temple - anonymous

(The above was shared by a Golden Square member, we have kept out the member's name since he would like to remain anonymous.)
For more details, kindly enquire on https://goo.gl/K1Kp0X and our catalysts will contact you.

Mar 23, 2017

The Serendipity Mixer at Golden Square


Serendipity: The unexpected good luck



Introducing the Mixer at Golden Square, a platform to meet like-minded people with similar interests, well it is all about Serendipity! How interesting could it be to make new discoveries that might lead to new opportunities and eventually to friends and collaborations? Yes, it is a lot of fun to share, connect and grow.

To give serendipity a nudge Golden Square is allocating spaces in terms of business interests and hobbies, the idea is for people who share common passions get in touch with others and explore the corners of new business opportunities.

We also have a space to share your pitch to Golden Square team so that we can connect you to Golden Square members who might need your products or services. Golden Square Team actively facilitates these connections to help Golden Square members get more done quickly.

If you would like to block a topic which you would like to coordinate go ahead and block a space while registering.

Date:- 6th April (Thu)

Time:- 4 PM to 7 PM (drop in early to get maximum value)

Venue: - Golden Square Jayanagar.

Registration Fee: - Rs.500/-

Do join us by confirming here: - Join (Registration Link)
Go ahead and share about this with your friends!!

Address: - No.579, 32nd "D" Cross, 10th Main, 4th Block Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560011


Directions: -  If you are coming from JP Nagar: - Come on the 10th Main, La Casa will be on your Left, Go past it, cross 33rd Cross, and keep going towards 4th Block Complex, the Road will take a natural right. The corner building is Golden Square Jayanagar.
If you are coming from 4th Block Complex side, Go straight after Cool Joint (On the right) on 11th Main. You will see Indus Ind ATM on the right,  take right. You will see GRT Jewellers on the right take right at that junction, proceed till you see Golden Square on your right.

This bit of the Event is to keep you updated about the topics which have been confirmed for serendipity:


1. Marketing Automations For Startups
2. Expanding Overseas Business
3. Urban Farming
4. Organic Terrace Gardening & Growing Food
Fill in the form to register for the event and tell us topics you want to talk about. Take the charge and get more visibility by becoming a moderator. See you soon.

Mar 14, 2017

Your office space can also get you business – Golden Square


Nesting multiple companies from diversified industries under one roof can bring a lot of synergies. This is a story about a Digital Marketing company who was using Golden Square Prime center as their regular office. We at Golden Square always try to help our members in whichever way possible and just not with office space. Our facilitators do lend their hand in helping make connections and sometimes bring in business too.

One of Golden Square members was searching for a marketing firm that could take care of their online marketing strategies. Like it is said, the thing you are searching for everywhere is right under your nose sometimes and here we got everything a business needs under Golden Square’s roof. The Golden Square Facilitator then introduced both the companies and helped them do business together. Nothing can be better than having your marketing partner under the same roof, this makes collaboration and communication so easy  In short, expect more productivity, better coordination and improved results in Golden Square.

Isn’t that quite interesting, of course, it is? So if you too are looking for support in getting more done, don’t worry, we will have solutions to all your business problems at Golden Square. In fact, we are just a call away, so give us a call, drop down for a coffee and then let’s begin writing your success story.

Mar 9, 2017

You might not need a physical office space at all. Educating customers is what we believe in – Golden Square


As of what we are seeing, we can understand that there is a remarkable rise in startups in the recent times. So this story is about Golden Square coming to the rescue of a company that wanted to avoid unwanted expenses by moving into a permanent office space. This company approached Golden Square for taking up a dedicated office space, our facilitators were having a detailed conversation with the client, it was understood that the team members generally work from home and are on the move most of the time.

There were only a few times when they had to meet at the office when there are meetings with the clients, making presentations and for training sessions. Our facilitators further gave an idea of what might best suit the client. So then the client was educated about snap office plan wherein space can be used at member rate whenever needed without bothering about the fixed monthly unproductive office cost.

The company was delighted by this idea and immediately signed up for Snap Office membership, this cut off their estimated office cost remarkably. Also, our snap offices come with an uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection, coffee and tea, and also it has conference room options, all these in a nice quiet environment. Now, whenever they need a cabin or meeting room in any of the Golden Square centers, it’s just a call away. Pay for the number of hours you have used your office. Great deal! Isn’t it?

So do let us know what kind of office space you are hunting for, maybe we are again just a call away for you too, visit Golden Square Serviced Office.

Feb 12, 2017

This Valentine’s, love your work!



Fancy greeting cards, the red roses, chocolates, teddy bears, late night parties and of course there is love in the air…ring any bells? Yes it’s the valentine's’ season! But are we still there? I don’t think so; time has changed this fairy tale sounding story into a whole new different feeling. We are now far away from such dreamy date night parties. But of course we are into a different zone that is much better.
Lately, we have found the love of our life in the business or jobs we do. They are a part of our life, indeed an important one. But aren’t there problems in there too? Of course there are, being a businessman or a new startup owner; you are loaded with stress, especially the stress of managing your resources and office space. Running the show all alone and expecting results from it is absolutely one sided. By now you would have noticed how difficult it is to manage staff, take care of errands, make sure there is enough seating and power supply, have a constant check if the internet is working and most of all have a check on your employee's emotional quotient and see if this environment is comfortable and productive for him.


Well, we get it, take a deep breath and relax! Golden Square is your solution for all the office hassles that you face. Right from running your errands, setting up meetings, making sure the basic office necessities like internet, seating, A/C and everything else is fully functional and available to you and your colleagues. Along with this Golden Square is also specialized in community building, providing the best security and support.


Don’t you think all this will eventually help you fall back in love with your work? And why do we do this? Well, co-working space is somewhere you get to meet different people with varied skill set and also helps you work under a stress free environment where you don’t have to worry about your office administration or facilitation problems. Now you are free to “do what you really love” and leave the stress on us. Our highly skilled facility providers manage these daily mundane jobs like they never existed.


So what are you waiting for? So come to Golden Square and fall back in love with your work....while we take care of everything else for you!! 


Call us and drop in for a coffee, let us know how we can help you.
Aman 9804445977 or learn more and contact us at www.goldensquare.in.


Feb 3, 2017

You think it’s a temporary solution but the reality is a lot different. Know How?



We have heard many inspirational stories, many uplifting quotes and of course witnessed some of them happen in the recent times. Golden Square has its own history of building the future of many companies by providing them the basic necessities needed to run the show.
One such inspiring story for the day is of a leading clinical research company that already had almost 10,000 square feet of office space in a prime property like Divyashree Chambers near Richmond Road. The “ABC.CO*” lately confronted an issue regarding to employees working in night shift. There was a construction activity going on near the office building during the nights that interrupted the calls of the team. When this issue became bothersome, the company started looking for a temporary office space that would aid them in delivering the projects on-time. This is when Golden Square lent a helping hand. Within a course of 2-3 days the entire setup was made and ready to occupy. The team then continued their operations smoothly. Well, that’s not the end and there is more to the story. Eventually the company realized that the overheads that they used to incur for running the office space for just a team of 10 members was significantly higher when compared to the cost they had to pay to Golden Square, isn’t that interesting? Thus, Golden Square which was taken as a temporary office soon became the permanent office of the company. Golden Square actively participated in helping ABC.Co* in managing small office works and running errands, arranging meeting rooms and setting up conferences.
To add to more advantages, this property which is located inside the hotel is definitely pure bliss and certainly an interesting place to work around. The company’s experience with Golden Square was so pleasant that in a time span of a year the entire team was shifted from their old office to Golden Square.
Today, Golden Square takes care of all their office operational hassles right from maintenance of food/beverages, security and almost everything and anything while letting ABC.Co* to just concentrate on their work and be more productive.
Is this what you are looking for? Is this where you think your employees will enjoy working? Then why wait, we have enough space to add more interesting and successful stories to our journey. We are just a call away, or you can visit us at www.goldensquare.in.
* Company's name is kept confidential because of privacy.