February 2019 – Coworking space is growing in South Africa with tangible benefits being appreciated by both small and medium enterprises, as well as large corporates. We explore some of the reasons why we just love coworking workspace in 2019!
Coworking Means A Quick Office Space Setup
One of the main benefits of renting coworking office space is that the landlord provides essential shared services and facilities which include;
rooms for meetings, training, seminars and product launches;
cleaning, maintenance and reception staff.
A full IT infrastructure guarantees tenants access to state-of-the-art technology fully enabling business productivity, and providing seamless connectivity anytime, anywhere securely and efficiently. This infrastructure includes, amongst other services;
high-speed fibre-optic internet;
environmentally-friendly lighting with motion sensors.
Get The Best Location For Your New Office
Providers of fully-serviced and flexible office space usually have a number of office locations situated in prestigious areas, close to major CBD’s and transport hubs. Tenants can take advantage of these prime office spaces at a fraction of the cost, and can even negotiate to use more than one shared office space location.
Niche Office Spaces
In order to make their commercial properties more marketable, landlords of serviced office spaces endeavour to ensure that all their workspaces are beautifully designed and furnished to create the ultimate working environment and encourage its tenants’ productivity. Tenants are presented with a choice of private or coworking office spaces in different sizes and configurations to suit their company structure. These workspaces are easily scalable if business experiences a quick up or downturn and different-sized offices are suddenly required. They are also perfect for when the additional workspace is needed for special projects or for temporary employees and consultants on an ad hoc basis.
Community Inspired Networking Makes Business Sense
Coworking office space in 2019, such as the types of workspaces offered by The Business Exchange (TBE), located in Sandton and Rosebank, is becoming more than just a workspace; it is forming business communities. These communities of like-minded professionals are already on the path to achieving their goals, but they need more than just a place to work. Sharing office and workspace offers them the support of a business network which is geared towards the same ideals.
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Some landlords of private and shared workspace have recently recognised the benefits of marketing and promoting their tenants through media channels and events, and forward-thinking companies, such as TBE, regularly engage with live business shows to promote their tenants on television programmes in South Africa.
Sharing Office Space Creates Valuable Networking Opportunities
TBE recognises that internal business events are highly-beneficial opportunities for their tenants to network with other tenants and influential business people. Valuable insight is gained during these events, which provide numerous opportunities to market products or services.
If you are a serious business leader looking for coworking office space to connect and conclude significant deals in an enabling business ecosystem in Southern Africa, then we suggest that you consider a company such as The Business Exchange.
September 2017 – The Business Exchange recently held a highly successful networking breakfast in Rosebank, at one of their prestigious Business Centres, where 11 speakers addressed over 150 attendees about the need to persevere as an entrepreneur.
Our exceptional speakers, all part of our tenant community, shared their positive experiences about The Business Exchange and how The Business Exchange was supporting them through their entrepreneurial journey throughout the challenges and successes.
Such events enable our tenants to learn from the experience and to grow their businesses, whilst collaborating with other likeminded entrepreneurs, and accessing the greater TBE network.
Our speakers highlighted 6 important factors for entrepreneurs to consider;
Take risks – there is no perfect time.
Challenges in life can become opportunities.
Stay humble as you grow.
Friends and families are a great place to start looking for support when first starting up.
Africa has a lot of potential for business.
Don’t be scared to ask for what you want – the worst thing someone can say is No.
We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended our networking breakfast in September as well as our speakers, whose input was of immense value to all delegates.
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The Business Exchange is Regarded as More Than Just a Landlord of Rented Office Space
Each of the speakers also thanked The Business Exchange for adhering to their ethos of being more than just a landlord and by the end of the function, it was clear that The Business Exchange is recognised by its tenants, for the collaborative journey that it takes its tenants on to create a close-knit tenant community within all the business centres.
It is also a place, where tenants who rent office space from The Business Exchange in Sandton, Rosebank and Morningside, are assisted and encouraged to expand their business networks through other events held by The Business Exchange throughout the year.
CEO of The Business Exchange, David Seinker says, “We take a personal interest in the success of each of our tenants who rent office space from us we and provide them with as many opportunities as possible to be mentored and to network with other like-minded companies.”
Office Space in Sandton, Rosebank and Morningside
The Business Exchange has fully serviced offices for rent in Sandton, Rosebank and Morningside and is currently embarking on an expansion programme to reproduce these successful business centres throughout the rest of South Africa as well as into Africa and Mauritius.
Potential tenants can rent private or shared office space, as well as a Virtual Office, on a flexible lease at any one of the Business Centres. Not only will these tenants receive modern and spacious offices in prestigious locations, but they will have access to;
24/7 security access
High-speed fibre optic internet
Professional reception and call-directing services
Centralised business hub for copying, faxing, etc.
On site-restaurant and coffee-bars
Meeting and Training rooms for hire
The Business Exchange also extends invitations to its tenants to attend regular networking sessions with guest speakers.
If you are looking for office space to rent and would like to become part of this vibrant community, please contact The Business Exchange today for competitive and flexible office rental rates.
BOOK A VIEWING
Contact us to setup a meeting with one of our office managers, view our offices and to secure your office space at The Business Exchange.
October 2016 – At the end of last month on Heritage Day, the Business Exchange – in partnership with Crystal Horizons Youth Centre, a Voluntary Youth Organisation, hosted a heritage celebration at the Morningside branch.
The objective of this multi-cultural event was to promote nation-building, social cohesion and understanding, whilst raising awareness of and celebrating our cultural diversity together through various showcases of African cultures.
TBE Tenants, their families and guests of all cultures arrived in stylish African attire to observe their own culture as well as the cultural wealth of our nation that make South Africa a rainbow nation.
Apart from the numerous South African cultures that were represented as part of the event; there was also strong pan-African representation from regions such as; Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
Commenting on the event, David Seinker, CEO of The Business Exchange, said “Participants were made aware of the rich cultural heritage that binds us as a South African society and we all realised that day just how important it is to preserve and promote each culture.”
Activities included traditional food tasting and the sharing of refreshments. Participants were delighted to taste African food from different regions and expressed their desire to participate in a similar event next year. Phindile Susha, one of the attendees, said, “The event meant so much to me because it’s a day where we can celebrate our diverse cultures and get a chance to dress up in beautiful traditional attire.”
To add a touch of excitement to the day, Best Dressed Awards were presented towards the end of the evening with prizes being awarded to the following companies for their beautiful outfits;
1st Prize – Irene – Black Stone Futures from TBE Morningside offices and Kelsy from TBE Rosebank.
2nd Prize – Intombi Services from TBE Rosebank
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Launch your business into a new dimension this Spring day by attending the next Pitching Event to be held at The Business Exchange in Rosebank.
HOW IT WORKS:
Apply below and if your application to attend the Pitching Event is successful, you will be notified and then requested to complete a presentation document.
On the day of the event, you will have 15 minutes to privately present your business case to the two Angel Investors.
Applicants who are not selected to present will still be able to attend the event to learn from the experience and benefit from the insight provided through a talk given by The Business Exchange CEO, which deals with what different investors are looking for and tips on how to close out the deal.
If you are not selected, you will still be able to connect with other funders with different investment criteria to these Angel Investors.
If you are a tenant of The Business Exchange and interested in attending this pitching event, you will need to apply online.
The Business Exchange recently held their first private pitching event at The Business Exchange in Morningside, which was attended by 25 entrepreneurs. The event was a great success with excellent networking opportunities and David Seinker, CEO of The Business Exchange, imparted some of his vast experience on the best ways to attract investment.
Facilitators from Suits and Sneakers, a human development concept centred on informal learning and storytelling, were also invited to attend and gave an inspiring talk on technology and business trends. After the event, 5 of the entrepreneurs who attended were asked to meet with investors who are now in discussions with the entrepreneurs regarding funding.
Keep an eye out for our next informative investment evening which will be held during September.
BOOK A VIEWING
Contact us to setup a meeting with one of our office managers, view our offices and to secure your office space at The Business Exchange.
July, 2015 – The Business Exchange, provider of flexible workspace, hosted its networking event on 16th July at its premises in Rivonia Road, Sandton. The main focus of this event was to provide tenants with an opportunity to meet each other and receive an introduction to The Business Exchange’s vast network of investors. It was also an opportunity for the business centre to exhibit its office rental solutions to a select guest list of up and coming entrepreneurs.
The cocktail event was extremely well-attended by around 200 guests who had an excellent opportunity to build new business relationships.
CEO of The Business Exchange, David Seinker, said “Besides having our office solutions on display, we also wanted to provide entrepreneurs and established business owners with a platform to develop their network. The feedback was incredible and we aim to host more of these events in the future.”
The Business Exchange, which has only been in operation for 5 months, currently offers 37 serviced offices, 4 meeting rooms and a larger office space of 127 square meters. It also has plans to increase its current floor space in future phases. “Due to demand, we will be expanding our footprint throughout major business centres in South Africa and later, into Africa,” said Seinker.
This business centre offers a variety of flexible office solutions, including serviced, shared and virtual offices, to suit your exact office requirements and budget.
The Business Exchange is situated at 150 Rivonia Road in Sandton with easy access to all major highways, transport hubs and airports.