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Joy At Work TM - Redefining the concept of co-working spaces

The last decade has been one of major economic upheaval. It’s main impact has been on businesses, big and small. While these businesses have undergone organisational restructuring and borderless interaction, it has also resulted in unprecedented business growth. Besides the internet, which can be credited for this upheaval, there are numerous other tangible changes that have taken place - the proliferation of freelancers and the growth of co-working spaces to cater to them - being a few of them.
Co-working spaces arose out of the need to provide businesses with a shared work environment that could cater to different requirements and budgets. According to this infographic by Officevibe, 40% of the future workforce will be entrepreneurs and freelancers by 2020, 90% of them will use a co-working space and 90% of today’s freelancers already love working in one.
Start-ups have always been credited as the instigators for this. However, the reality is that businesses with different strength…

Can I ever get a study free from external disturbances ?

Yet here I was, like any other women bearing dual roles , one of a responsible housewife, a mother of a young daughter and one as a student preparing for GMAT.

I initially converted one of a spare room at my residence as my Study, however having a young daughter at home concentrating on my GMAT preparation was a big challenge. To add on it , my husband started using my study as his office while he opted to Work from home.

I was left with no place to study and take up Online tests. I forced myself to look for alternate option outside which gave me a desk , a place free from noise and an uninterrupted Internet connectivity especially while I would take online tests. My choices were spread across Cafes, Internet hubs and Co working facilities.

I enrolled myself a membership in one of the co working facility in HSR layout assuming it will meet all my requirements as promised. I was initially given a desk , due to lot of external disturbances like other fellow co workers phone calls…

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. …

The end and my new beginning by Golden Square

Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me – Carol BurnettThis 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 …

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)
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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 coordin…

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…

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…

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 sm…