As many are starting to return physically to work, here are some guidelines and rules of thumb for your workplace sanitary measures.
Workplaces and spaces should be taking extra precautions now, not when illness strikes. The CDC recommends that employers implement sanitary measures and start doing these things now, as these measures can reduce working days lost due to sickness and stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 if it arrives at one of your workplaces.
Establish a cleaning routine.
Regularly, make sure to clean all frequently touched surfaces. This includes keyboards, remote controls, desks, countertops, and doorknobs. Using a disinfectant by its instructions will be the easiest way to ensure that the surface is cleaned effectively. See EPA’s 6 steps for Safe and Effective Disinfectant Use.
Be incredibly clear of the expectations of your employees and customers.
Transparency of your expectations when it comes to safety and sanitation is going to be imperative when you are back in some sort of open capacity. Make sure signage is prevalent of what you expect…masks? No masks? Six feet spacing signs are being sold everywhere; they can also be custom designed. Be sure to have sanitizer stations everywhere that make sense, at the very least, at the front when your customers or employees come in and at the register if applicable.
Have a sense of patience.
Remember, this is unchartered territory for absolutely everyone. Tensions are high, fear is present, and the ability to conduct business safely and sanitary lays in your hands.
While it has been said that working from home takes a special person, in this climate, the choice to work from home or not may have been taken away from you. We hear so much about pivoting and the new normal, but now that it has been a couple of months that has brought nothing but Ch ch ch changes, it is time to check in with you and your sanity.
How are you adjusting? Here are a couple of tips!
Make a schedule, set your boundaries and plan for breaks each and every day.
Now more than ever, having a plan each day makes a difference in productivity. One of our favorite methods is the Pomodoro Technique. This helps you focus on working for a specific amount of time and then take a break. Use Pomodoro to work work work and then tale a break. You can use the Pomodoro Technique, in which you alternate 25-minute work sessions with 5-minute breaks, or set whatever intervals make sense for you. There is a start and a stop timer that keeps you on track.
Don’t let friends and family take advantage of your new status.
This is a big one. Mom will still call to see how you are doing, and your five-minute check-ins at the office will somehow mysteriously evolve into longer call times because of course, you are at home, are you really working? Silence your phone and try only to answer as if you were truly in an office setting. It may be hard for them to understand that your time is still not yours even if you are at home while working, but setting boundaries is most important.
Every day be sure to get some fresh air, dance it out, take a break! Promise this works!
Deciding to reduce overhead expenses can be difficult. Many employees are working from home at least a couple of days a week. Remote teams are commonplace, and entire departments have been downsized because of new efficiencies, technological advances, and outsourcing. If this sounds like your company and you find yourself looking at a lot of empty desks every day, it might be a great time to think about where you can reduce your overhead expenses.
Work from Home or a Shared Office Solution
When employees have options on where to work, they tend to be happier – and more productive. In addition to improved work-life balance, they don’t have the commute to deal with, so they can dive right in and get to work right away. Productivity improves, workers are happier, and you don’t have to finance an empty workstation and parking space. Giving employees the option of working from home or using a shared office solution, like Work Webb, can drastically reduce your business expenses while making the employees happier and more productive.
Companies no longer need a full-time IT department because most data is now stored in the cloud. This eliminates the need for on-premise servers and all the costly upkeep that goes with it. What used to require a team of high-paid technicians, on-call 24/7, can now be managed virtually—and more efficiently—at a fraction of the cost.
Document management systems
If you’re ready to ditch the paper, a document management system (DMS) is the way to go. A DMS manages your filing systems digitally and is far more secure and foolproof than a conventional filing system. Documents in a DMS are searchable and can be protected by permissions, ensuring that the appropriate personnel can only access them. There are no more lost files, no more filing cabinets, and no need for a separate room to house it all.
If you are considering a shared office solution for your business, visit our website here. Work Webb has two convenient locations, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida, and has a variety of options to suit most needs. Call us today to schedule a tour at one of our locations.
The City of Ormond has provided information below related to available programs to businesses affected by COVID-19, in particular, the State’s Bridge Loan Program and the recently approved federal program Paycheck Protection Program.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The Bridge Loan Program is available to small business owners located in Florida that are experiencing economic damage as a result of the COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources.
What: The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
How: You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and farm credit system institution that is participating. Please consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.
Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College is available to assist with filing SBA Loans and Florida Disaster Loans. Please visit their website and request a consultation: https://www.daytonastate.edu/sbdc/
SCORE Volusia/Flagler — Score has information on available resources to businesses which can be acessed here. You can connect with the local chapter through this link.
Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce — Please visit the Chamber’s web page for updates and new campaigns to support the business community.
This weekend is race weekend here in Daytona Beach with the Rolex 24. There is no event like the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, which delivers an all-star driving lineup consisting of IMSA regulars plus drivers from other racing disciplines such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula 1. You’re in for a race that you will never forget! You have 24 hours to experience the Rolex 24. Get ready to make memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime. Get your tickets here.
For non-race fans, there is a Farmer’s Market this weekend located in historic Downtown Daytona Beach right outside our Work Webb office. You can browse the Farmer’s Market and find all sorts of amazing things.
Located just across the river from the shops, restaurants, attractions and services along scenic Beach Street, the popular Farmers’ Market is open this Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the City Island parking lot next to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The Farmers’ Market is a “must-see” if you love fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, baked goods, seafood and local food.
So bundle up and enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts!
As you prepare for your Thanksgiving festivities, some significant events are going on this month in Daytona Beach that you might want to put on your calendar. Here is What’s Happening around Work Webb for the Daytona Beach Location.
Saturday, November 23 – 1 PM to 5 PM — Another Distinctively Downtown Daytona Experience!
Calling all chocolate lovers! This one’s for you!! Brown & Brown Insurance presents – Sweet Saturday Chocolate Walk Saturday
Get your passport at Riverfront Olive Oil & Vinegar Co., 226 S. Beach St. or Tia Cori’s Tacos, 214 N. Beach St., for a chocolate tasting afternoon featuring a wide selection of chocolate delectables from Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory and participating merchants while strolling the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach. Participants can register to win a Chocolate Gift Basket, see the art of chocolate making at Angell & Phelps and vote for favorite chocolate served.
November 28 – December 1, 2019 – Forty‑Sixth Daytona Turkey Run
The Turkey Run is the largest combined Collector Car Show, Swap Meet and Car Corral in the USA. Car enthusiasts from across the US and internationally make their way twice a year to racing’s most important location, the Daytona International Speedway. Visit their website here for more information.
Are you looking for things to do this weekend? Then you need to follow our blog. Each month we post about events going on in the cities where we have offices. Here are some events taking place soon in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Dolly Parton Imagination Station Fundraiser.
On Wednesday, October 5th, support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Volusia County at Miami Grill for a great cause! Stop by and enjoy a tasty meal, with 20% of all proceeds going to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Volusia. Help support this amazing free program that mails one book per month to children birth to age 5 in Volusia County. Miami Grill is located in One Daytona.
Fall Succulents and Cocktails with Women United Volusia
Continue to Bloom into Your Best Self with Women United by crafting a fall-themed succulent while sipping on delicious cocktails! 🍂🍹 Join them on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Copper Bottom Craft Distillery (998 N. Beach Street, Holly Hill 321177)! Your ticket will include a class on creating your own beautiful succulent with Coastal Succulent Creations. You will also get to enjoy delicious cocktails made by Copper Bottom Craft Distillery! Tickets are $35 and are limited, so be sure to buy yours today!
On October 5th, attend the event is the largest music festival held in Ormond Beach, which will feature 13 stages and consist of over 100 local and regional based acts comprising mostly of Rock, Folk, Jazz, and Country music. In addition to the live music featured at the festival, the event will also feature over 40 artist display booths, various trade booths, food court, beer garden, and a kid zone. Click here for more information
Shared office space is a perfect alternative to working from home or at your own office. This type of workplace offers many perks and an environment full of hardworking and dedicated professionals across all industries. The decision to work alongside strangers can be intimidating but so rewarding.
Below are ten reasons why you should work from a shared office space.
A person’s work identity becomes stronger when people doing all types and kinds of work are around them. A work facade is no longer needed, due to the lack of competition in a traditional office. Shared office spaces are created to have a sense of community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability.
Perks with a Shared Office Space
Not only do shared office spaces provide a place to work, but they also offer many perks. These include anything from food services, conference rooms, and many more amenities.
More Job Control & Flexibility
Let’s say today you want to work during the day, but tomorrow during the night. At a shared office space, you enjoy this power and flexibility. As a professional, you decide when and where you work. Because memberships at desk chair are month-to-month, you decide if you want to work at a desk or in a private suite. Work Webb has lots of options to choose from.
More Sense of Community, Less sense of Loneliness
Working from home sometimes creates a sense of isolation. Shared office spaces end this feeling of disconnection. During the day, you work alongside an entire room of other coworkers, and even though the place is full of people, you chose when and how to interact with other members.
Having a shared space and creating a sense of community is another reason why people chose shared office spaces. Officing in this type of environment lets you surround yourself with goal-oriented and high-achieving professionals. Having so many professionals in one room means your networking opportunities are endless. You never know who you will meet to help you move your business forward.
Central Location for Clients
Client meetings just became stress-free because members have a central location. Outside your door, a variety of options for transportation, restaurants, and shopping beckon.
Increase in Productivity
Everyone loves their sleep, so it can be a real challenge to get out of bed some mornings. The social atmosphere of a shared office environment encourages you to crawl out of bed in the morning and get into work. Using a temp office space can increase productivity by decreasing at-home distractions and being surrounded by committed professionals each day is a great motivator.
Office space on a per-square-foot basis can sometimes be crazy expensive. Officing at a shared office space is not only affordable; it also offers the flexibility to grow with your business without having to sink money into lease-breaking fees.
Learn something new
A shared office space gives you the chance to be working across the desk from someone with a completely different skill set than yours. You may even catch yourself working in a new mindset as well. Inspiration from coworkers can help break through the roadblocks and that project you have been working on for months is solved, just like that!
Working at a shared office space, like Work Webb, you surround yourself with motivated and enthusiastic professionals like yourself. You have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy all of the amenities, and work the way you live. The shared office space atmosphere can boost morale and passion, which results in a more cheerful workday!
Just because school has officially started here in Daytona Beach, does not mean the fun has stopped. Downtown Daytona Beach has several events going on this month that you need to check out. So grab your family or friends and check them out!
The Tortugas games are always a great time for baseball lovers.
The Daytona Tortugas returned home on Monday, August 12, to Jackie Robinson Ballpark for a four-game series. Among the highlights of the set is a Taste of Daytona Night on Monday, a Silver Slugger Night on Tuesday, a Wishful Wednesday and Bark in the Park Night, and another Bud Light Thirsty Thursday.
The series wraps up on August 15 and fans are encouraged to come out and be a part of the biggest party in Central Florida, as draft beers and fountain sodas can be purchased for just $1 all evening long. First pitch for the series’ finale is penciled in for 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.daytonatortugas.com, or by calling the Tortugas’ ticket office at 386-257-3172.
Daytona Beach Farmer’s Market
Did you know every Saturday there is a Farmers’ Market Located just across the river from the shops, restaurants, attractions, and services along scenic Beach Street? The popular Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 1 p.m at the City Island parking lot next to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The Farmers’ Market is a “must-see” if you love fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, baked goods, seafood, and local food.
Visit this link for more information. www.RiverfrontShopsOfDaytonaBeach.com.
Welcome to The Star-Spangled Summer Concert Series brought to you by the Boardwalk Merchants and the Friends of The Bandshell. Enjoy Saturday concerts in the Summer followed by Bud Light, Lights Up Daytona Fireworks Display over the Atlantic Ocean.
Ultimate Def Leppard is part of the Best Of British Show which also features Absolute Queen in the same night. One amazing band performs multiple tributes. Seeing the band is as close as you can get to hear the songs just like the recording live! Five-part vocal harmonies, a British lead singer with the rasp and range of a young Joe Elliott and a powerful rockin band, will have you on your feet!
Hits include Photograph, Pour Some Sugar On Me, Rock Of Ages, Foolin’ and many more.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Daytona Cars and Coffee where old meets new muscle. A car show that is fun, for the whole family. Tons of energy, live music, and more.
Looking for a car show that has it all? DCC has it! Old & New muscle, hot rods, imports, supercars, killer jeeps! (Jeep Beach). The event is located at Tanger Outlets, LPGA and I-95.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Noon to 2 PM
Annual Back to School KidFest and Fashion Show! Kids, come play and model and bring your family and friends. Great vendors, games, giveaways and more. The event is located at Belk, 5519 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange, FL) 5519 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange, Florida 32128
Save the Date!
The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019. More information is here.
Being self-employed sounds like The American Dream, but believe it or not, it isn’t for everyone! When you are responsible for your accountability, it takes the right amount of focus, dedication, and adhering to schedule to keep your attention span in check. While the benefits of YOU being the man (or the woman) is plentiful, here are some tips to keep you productive and on track.
Use Cloud Services
If you lose your backpack, or your computer dies on you, you need to reboot from another device and still access all of your work. There are so many cloud-based tools that let you access your documents, images, project management platforms, CRM, invoices, and more. Some of the most commonly-used cloud-based tools are Google Suite, which includes Gmail, Drive for documents and spreadsheets, Slides, and more; Dropbox for storing and sharing images and materials; and Evernote. It is crucial to find which tools work for you, use them, and rest easy knowing you can access your work from wherever you are and whatever device you’re on.
Use a Timer and a System that works for you
One of our favorite productivity systems includes the Pomodoro Technique, where you work in 25-minute bursts. This popular time-management method can help you power through distractions, hyper-focus, and get things done in short bursts while taking frequent breaks to come up for air and relax.
Find a Coworking Space
One of the best productivity tips we can give is to find a coworking space as your “home office.” You are prone to discover that you’re more productive in this environment than a coffee shop because you can put your head down and get some dedicated work done.
When you start working in conditions where pants and time clocks are optional, it is hard to stay motivated. There is no one looking over your shoulder and trailing off and going down a rabbit hole of Instagram feeds can happen in a matter of minutes. Although this is the actual joy of being self-employed (or a fortunate remote employee)-having no structure in place can be defeated as far as production is concerned.
Here are some tips to help stay focused on your work tasks at hand:
Wake up early and “get to work” on time. You may be able to see your “office” from your bedroom, but you still need to make that transition. Make a point to be on time for “the man” which is you! Not being on time for yourself is a bad habit, and it is hard to take yourself and your work seriously. Routine is your best friend. At the same time, if you run on more cylinders in the afternoon-late evening, adjust your day overall accordingly. In both cases, consistency is vital.
At some point, working from home in your pajamas will lose its luster not to mention that it is terribly demotivating. Take a shower, brush your teeth, and start your day clean, fresh, and ready to go. You don’t have to put on your Sunday best, but wear something comfortable and functional that is uniform to YOU.
Get out of the house
While it’s good to stay focused, you are also allowed to take a break. You’re not under house arrest, and this isn’t a prison of your own making. You can and should leave those four walls for your own piece of mind.
Work from home but still crave an office like atmosphere? Consider Work Webb: we offer shared professional office solutions in Daytona Beach, and Melbourne, including virtual, part-time, and full-time shared or private office space.
Join us for a night of family fun! Mary Poppins Returns! Free admission, games, and giveaways! Ken Parker Amphitheater 1999 City Center Circle Port Orange 32129
Saturday June 15, 2019
City of Ormond 2019 Summer Reel in The Fun
On Saturday, June 15, the City of Ormond Beach will be hosting a FREE kids catch and release fishing tournament, REEL in the FUN, at the Neptune Avenue and Ocean Shore Blvd. beach approach. This is a fun event to participate and watch!
Ormond Beach Historical Society presents CAJUNFEST with music by The Porch Dogs. Enjoy Cajun food and drinks on Saturday, June 15 from 5-9 p.m. $10 cover and purchase drinks and food a la carte. Call 386-677-7005 or www.OrmondHistory.org for more information or click here to buy your tickets in advance.
Painting for a Purpose at Gallery 500 in One Daytona
Children from 3- 12 years of age are invited to participate in a FREE instructor-led painting project. All Artwork created will be on display at Gallery 500 and can be purchased for a minimum donation of $25. All funds raised will receive a 16:1 match from the State of Florida. All children who participate will receive a FREE book. Spaces are limited. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org Mention either the 11 am or 12 pm session and the age of your child(ren).
It’s May already, and the weather is just gorgeous here in Daytona Beach, Florida. Here are some outdoor events going on this month to put on your calendar.
Fiesta de Mayo, May 4th, 4- 7 pm
Fiesta de Mayo is not right outside our doors, but there are lots to do at this new location. This weekend there is a car show, food specials, and a Margarita Challenge happening at One Daytona. If you have not visited this location, you are in for a surprise. There are lots of new restaurants and shops at this venue located right across from the Speedway. Click this link for more information.
Kaleb Lee Concert May 25, 6-8 pm
Attention Kaleb Lee Fans! He has a show this month in Victory Circle at the One Daytona venue. If you do not know Kaleb, he is a resident of Ormond Beach and was a contestant on The Voice in season 14. He may not have won that contest, but he won the hearts of his loyal fans with his sixth-place finish in the competition. Click here for more information about the concert.
Earth Day is celebrating its 49th year with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries who are building environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day is also a perfect time to see how you and your business can act socially and environmentally responsible every day.
Less Paper. Less Waste.
Conquering clutter is an easy place to start, especially when it comes to paper and paper waste. Look for new ways to use less paper by going digital. Having a paperless business will lessen paper waste, printer cartridges, and clutter too! Switching your magazines, newspapers, bank statements, and bills to a paperless format is a great way to cut down on unnecessary paper usage. With this one step, you’ve reduced the energy used for recycling, the piles on your counter, and your carbon footprint!
Clean For The Earth In Mind
Cleaning supplies with harsh chemicals, throw-away products, and products that come along with excessive or non-recyclable packaging can be replaced with more earth-friendly, non-toxic versions.
Make It Easy to Recycle For Your Employees
It is important to make recycling convenient for your employees and your family. In an office setting, recycling bins should be at every desk and copy station.
Some Other Earth Day Tips
• Turn off your computer or use the standby/hibernate mode when not in use.
• Instead of printing hard copies of documents, save them to your workplace’s online storage system, clouds like Dropbox or Google Drive or a USB drive.
• Try using rechargeable batteries as the disposable types are expensive to recycle.
• Instead of staples, try using a paperclip.
• Reuse paper envelopes and file folders by sticking a new label over the old one.
This Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss the 9th Annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival! Five stages of live music, traditional Celtic food & vendors, Celtic clans, Highland Games, and endless kids activities. Serving up draft Guinness and new this year – MEAD! Don’t miss the sheep herding, Irish dancing, rugby demonstrations, axe throwing and DOG PARADE. Visit the Ormond Mainstreet website at www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com for schedules and details or call 386-492-29381. $10 Adults / $5 Active Military / Kids are FREE. This is a Pet Friendly / Family Friendly event.
This Saturday, don’t miss a celebration of the insanely fascinating and beautiful Indian River Lagoon! Join for a day of fun, food, and festivities experienced through Art and Marine Discovery at Lagoonacy.
Also featured at the event is a great selection of local vendors, food trucks, beer, and much more.
Admission is $5 – kids 10 and under get in free!!! All proceeds fund MDC’s programs and their mission to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon 🙂 More info: Lagoonacy.org
Can’t wait for the Easter Bunny? A good recap for family-friendly Easter activities is here.
Here are the events taking please near our Melbourne location:
Kids in The Kitchen-Junior League of South Brevard
Kids in the Kitchen, hosted by the Junior League of South Brevard, is grounded in the belief that children and families empowered with the knowledge of how to feed and exercise their bodies will be less likely to become obese and subsequently suffer the many associated health risks.
This year the Junior League of South Brevard is excited to bring Kids in the Kitchen to the Wickham Park Community Center on Saturday, April 13th from 10 am to 1 pm.
This event is geared towards children aged 4-11 and their families and it completely FREE for all to attend!
This year KITK will feature over 35 interactive tables in an expo-style setting featuring healthy foods and cooking demonstrations, healthy wellness activities, and educational information on health and safety. All of the vendors are local to our Space Coast community and are excited to bring information about health and wellness to the youth and families in Melbourne!
2019 is the 33rd annual running of the Space Coast Classic. The race benefits The Children’s Hunger Project and Quest Elementary. New, fast course for Brevard County’s original 15K road race as it moves to April 14, 2019, in Viera! Choose 9.3 miles or 2 miles of fun racing! More information can be found here!
On April 18, COME JOIN THE SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 17 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!
Isn’t there something about Spring that makes us want to beat the chaos and start anew? And that doesn’t just mean our homes and outdoor space — it means our businesses too! We have made it through the time change, and now Spring, followed by a nice hot Florida summer is just around the corner. It’s time to Spring Forward and do a little Spring cleaning in your professional life.
Now we don’t mean cleaning literally…actually, we take that back. Take a second to disinfect your workspace. Clean your laptop screen and the keyboard. And your cell phone. Germs are everywhere. We suggest wiping these items down once a week.
An easy way to keep your actual workspace clear? The things you use consistently should be within the radius of your arms. No matter, if you are at our shared workspace, or at home-this, can include your monitor and keyboard, telephone, two pens, one notebook, etc. Supplies and paperwork should be kept in the zones you’ve established for them.
Some experts say most of us treat our email inbox like a to-do list, which adds to the stress of any profession and any successful workflow. Attempt a namaste spring clean by organizing your inbox with folders or task functions that will increase your work productivity.
With a freshly organized inbox, make appointments with yourself at least once a quarter to clean out those folders. And now that your inbox is sparkling how about digging into your other folders – especially those on shared drives like Dropbox or Google Drive?
In your professional life, sometimes a spring clean doesn’t mean breaking out the vacuum or Windex, it means taking stock of what’s working well and what’s not, and getting yourself mentally revived after a long winter.
After an exciting ten days of Bike Week 2019, it is time to say goodbye to our biker friends and enjoy our wonderful Volusia County this weekend as a local!
2019 EdgeFest Chili Cook Off
The City of Edgewater invites you to join them in Edgewater on Saturday, March 23 from noon until 4 p.m. at Hawks Park (1108 South Ridgewood Avenue) for our annual EdgeFest Chili Cook Off contest. You can taste all the amateur and professional chili for just $5 and kids under 10 taste for free. It is tasters’ choice so your votes will pick the winners. Proceeds from the EdgeFest Chili Cook Off will go towards the Local School Scholarship Fund which helps Edgewater students make their college dreams come true. They will have music, games and lots of fun so come hungry and ready for a good time! More information is here.
The 30th Annual Spring Daytona Run
The 30th Spring Daytona Turkey Run presented by White Diamond welcomes thousands of beautiful classic and custom cars, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts on Artisan Alley, music, great food and drink, and DOGS! The family event kicks off at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 22nd at the Daytona International Speedway, and runs through Sunday, March 24th. Get all your plans right here!
5th Annual Yoga Flash Mob & Pool Party at Hard Rock Daytona
The 5th Annual Yoga Flash Mob is Saturday, March 30th at 10 am at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach will support of Halifax Humane Society, Inc.! The yoga class will take place on the northeast deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean! The class will be a beginner’s Vinyasa/Buti Yoga Flow led by Ormond Beach yoga instructor, Lacey Lynch! Great for ANY age or LEVEL! $15 each… Registration begins at 8:30 am – spots will be first come first serve!
Whether you work together with your staff at the same location, have multiple offices across the country or have the ability to work solo from a remote location, creating the culture that enables your team to perform at its highest may not be as easy as just hiring good quality employees.
Emotional Culture is a lesser known piece of today’s work culture, and it is getting more attention these days. Emotional Culture is defined as the culture centered around the effective values of an organization—i.e., feelings, moods, and attitudes—in contrast to the intellectual values that typically make up the traditional corporate culture.
Although technology may be able to cross physical and time-based gaps, the cultural and social gaps — differences in social habits and communication styles — are problems that have yet to be solved. If not addressed, these gaps open can pose significant performance issues for teams.
When working virtually, ways to be a communicative team member is an even harder nut to crack. Teams must make a point not only to be clear about how they will interact with one another and shift modes when needed but also address the role that their desired mode(s) of communication with each player as this will play in facilitating their way of working.
When working remotely, you aren’t at the luxury of popping in to your coworkers office, or having the insight as to whether “now is a good time”…keeping your status or schedule on your shared calendar (and messaging platform) updated is an easy way to let people easily see when it is OK to break in and “say hello”. We should make space for these moments, because if we were in an office, we would likely be spending 8 percent of our time socializing, according to a workplace study by Gensler (pdf).
If an effort is made to develop empathy among team members, experience random moments of connection, this will build the discipline that is necessary to a successful team.
Have you heard of standing office desks? You may be surprised that this is a not a new trend! Popular Science, a magazine with roots much older than the Paris Review, first began writing about the virtues of standing desks for writers back in 1883. Once used only by eccentrics like Hemingway, Dickens, and Kierkegaard, this new way to work is now a once again trendy and office setting. Whether you choose to do it the Hemmingway way with and throw your writing machine on the nearest bookcase and get going or buy an actual standing desk, there are a few things to consider.
Did you know that the average office worker spends 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting each day at his or her desk? According to an article in The Smithsonian, the solution, experts say, is not to sit for six hours at work and then head to the gym afterward, because evidence suggests that the adverse effects of extended sitting cannot be countered by brief bouts of strenuous exercise. The answer is to incorporate standing, pacing and other forms of activity into your typical day—and standing at your desk for part of it may be the easiest way of doing so.
It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.
But could you do it? Switching from sitting all day to standing all day is a radical physical transition! Check out this article for more pros and cons of standing office desks!
Have you had a chance to check out One DAYTONA yet? The shops and the restaurants (as well as Cobb Theaters) are exciting for tourists and locals alike. If you have not had the privilege, join the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia on September 15th at One DAYTONA as they unveil their Learning Mobile and have a Family Fun Day! From 10a-noon, it’s a day of Family Fun and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art) with a free book and animal backpacks (while supplies last)! There will be a DJ, a face painter, a balloon artist, splash pad, STEAM activities and more! This is a free event and fun for the whole Family!
For more Information, call the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia at 386-323-2400
Free Concert at the Daytona Beach Bandshell Concert Series
The 2018 Bandshell Summer Concert Series is wonderful! Enjoying the sights and sounds of summer at this historic coquina amphitheater is so easy – park in the Ocean Center garage, take the crosswalk to Ocean Walk Shoppes and the Daytona Beach Bandshell in Oceanfront Park, rent a VIP chair for only $10, purchase a drink and enjoy the free show.
This free seasonal concert series has only a couple of dates before the season end. This week enjoy U2 & INXS Tribute: “Vertigo and Original Sin”
beginning at 7:00 p.m. Don’t forget to catch a free Daytona Beach fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. More information is here.
Something to look forward to next week:
One Night. One Mission. One DAYTONA Tasting Event Hosted by VCAN2020
On Thursday, September 20th enjoy samples of fine eats and drinks from all of the ONE DAYTONA restaurants with fellow business community members. Your participation will help VCAN2020 raise funds and awareness to toward our mission of eliminating childhood hunger and homelessness in our county by 2020!
VCAN2020 is an initiative of Food Brings Hope with a mission to eradicate hunger and homelessness among young people in Volusia County by 2020. We invite you to help us achieve our goal by attending a tasting event co-sponsored by the Volusia Young Professionals Group and ONE DAYTONA.
One Night. One Mission. One Daytona, a benefit for VCAN2020, will be held September 20th from 6:00-8: 00 PM at the Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA. Buy your tickets here.
People around the world are becoming increasingly entrepreneurial and embracing alternative forms of employment. In fact, according to a report by software company Intuit, “In the U.S. alone, contingent workers will exceed 40 percent of the workforce by 2020.” If you are self-employed, an entrepreneur or have the great opportunity to work for a company remotely, it has a lot of benefits. Aside from the obvious perk of making your own schedule and choosing whether a shower is actually on the agenda…there are also some unexpected benefits like no commute, no traffic, and no office politics.
While this is, for the most part, a dream situation, sometimes working strictly from home isn’t all it is cracked up to be. For one, it is super hard to focus when distractions of what also needs to be done (laundry, dishes, etc.) is all around…and sometimes working by yourself within the same four walls day in and day out stifles all creativity and motivation.
An easy answer to have the best of both worlds is the benefits of having a shared office solution! Imagine being super focused and energetic around like-minded people in a professional office setting! You would be surprised how engaging this atmosphere can be and joining a like-minded community will push you to success by surrounding yourself with other sharp minds.
Located on the third floor of the historic Kress building on Beach Street in Daytona Beach, Work Webb provides work-spaces to many clients in need of affordable, personalized office space solutions. Choices include anything from 24/7 access, to a single day pass for telecommuting or short-term clients needing virtual or remote office space. Enjoy modern, clean, beautifully furnished private, semi-private or shared office space–available for rent in a variety of options. Click here for more information!
There’s a lot to do in the Daytona Beach area on a regular basis Whether it’s merely a day at the beach or an action attraction, the destination offers value after value. Here is a list of FREE things to do around our offices.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory Tour
154 South Beach St., Daytona Beach, 1.800.969.2634
Located in the historic Riverfront Shops right down from our offices, Angell & Phelps Chocolates has been a Daytona Beach tradition since 1925. Take a free, guided, 30-minute tour through the chocolate-making process. Tours begin at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. each Monday through Saturday.
Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell, Daytona Beach, 386.947.8007
This free seasonal concert series is held May – September each Saturday beginning at 7:15 p.m. The concerts are held at the oceanfront, historical coquina bandshell and feature a variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, swing, country, big band, and Latin music. Be sure to stick around for the free fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. Bring along a beach chair or rent one at the facility.
640 Mary McLeod-Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach, 386.481.2122
Bethune-Cookman University is one of the most abundant resources of African-American historical and cultural exhibits in Florida. Bethune’s home, located on the university’s campus, serves as the headquarters of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Free, guided tours are available by appointment.
Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, 386.506.4475
The Southeast Museum of Photography is one of only 12 specialized museums of its kind in the United States, and one of fewer than 30 throughout the world. The museum is Florida’s official museum of photography. Free admission. Check the website for hours.
611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
This oceanfront park features decorative walkways, a shaded playground, picnic areas, restrooms, outdoor showers and two beach access ramps. The four-acre facility also provides free, off-beach parking. Open sunrise to sunset.
Daytona Beach has much more to offer residents as well as vacationers. Follow our blog as a source of what is happening around our offices as well as in our town.
If you work from home, you are aware of the lonely feelings that can overcome the home office employee. The coffee shop may seem a great way to get out of the house, but there is another option that can offer you more than just a different view. Co-working spaces usually charge a daily, weekly, or monthly fee for workspaces and amenities and finding the right one for you and your business can be a challenge.
To make sure you choose the right one, ask yourself these questions while shopping for a co-working space to suit your needs:
Can I Visit? – Just like any office environment, each has their own vibe, and you need to make sure you find the right one for you and your business. Visit the space before you commit to it, and if they do not allow visits – cross them off your list.
Who are the current tenants? – If you are looking for a space that has tenants that can help you in your business and career you need to see the tenant list to pick the right place.
Is there a Trial period? – Ask if you can work in the space for a day to see if it fits your needs. If you need quiet time to work, you want to make sure the area you choose can accommodate your needs.
What Amenities are offered? Most spaces provide Wi-Fi, kitchens, snacks, etc. Ask what the office offers and be honest with yourself if paying for your own coffee will eventually drive you nuts.
What are the working hours? This is an essential question to ask, if not the most important. If you do not hold regular 8 – 5 hours, you need to know what type of access you will have to this space. If it does not fit your needs, the area is not for you.
How Long Is the Commute? You are used to working from home and let’s face it the commute from the kitchen to your office is a short one. Before you commit to a co-working space, make sure the drive from your home to the office is not one you will come to despise.
How long is the contract? Find out how flexible this contract is for the space you are considering. Most co-working spaces offer lots of options. Make sure they have an option to fit your needs.
How much space do you need? Depending on how long you have worked from home, alone, being right next to someone might be a bit much for you to be productive. Be honest with yourself about the type of space you need to stay productive and make sure the co-working space you choose has an option to fit this need.
Work Webb is a co-working or shared office solution located in Historic Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida and has lots of options to choose from for its tenants. If you live in the area and are considering utilizing a shared office solution, call us for a tour and feel free to ask all the questions you need. We like our tenants happy.
This Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25, is the 9th Annual Halifax Oyster Jam Music Festival! This festival helps raise awareness of the essential role oysters play in keeping our waterways and ecosystem healthy while restoring the local oyster population. Besides lots of oysters, liquid refreshments and other food options, the 2018 Halifax Oyster Jam Music Festival will feature lots of great live entertainment. All of the oyster shells are collected after the festival and given to the Marine Discovery Center who in turn, make oyster mats that are placed in local waterways to start new oyster beds. Drink some beer, shuck your oysters and listen to live music to support this worthy cause. The party starts at 11 am and continues to 7 pm on City Island on the Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown Daytona Beach, FL. Admission is $8 a person at the gate, children under 12 enter free. For more information visit their website here http://www.theoysterjammusicfestival.com/
If you love beer, oysters, and live entertainment, this music festival has it all for you. Hope to see you there.
Been renting and using space for years. Extremely professional with a great working environment. Phenomenal location for client engagement and meetings. Look to be there for many years to come, couldn’t ask for a better location and overall setting.
Held my first workshop in one of the conference rooms today and believe me it won’t be the last! Absolutely gorgeous space. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. My guests and l enjoyed the professional and tasteful decor. Perfect location and very reasonably priced. Bravo Work Webb!!