We live and run our businesses in one of the best cities for entrepreneurs in the United States. Chattanooga, Tennessee has so many great resources for business people. From business advice to full-service office space, and everything in between, you’ll find so much information and so many people willing to help you.
People often overlook some of the other benefits that help you keep yourself happy, healthy, and productive by kick-starting your morning on a positive note. Let me show you some of my favorites! … Read More >>
Want to know the top places to network in Chattanooga? If your business growth is contingent on networking, you’ve learned your success really does come from who you know. We want to save you time searching for where to meet the business movers and shakers of Chattanooga.
So we’ve compiled a list of the places and events you can attend to meet business professionals in the local business scene. Grab your favorite beverage and your calendar. Let’s get started! … Read More >>
What about dessert?! Chattanooga has an up and coming foodie scene. For travelers or newbies to Chattanooga, local food experiences have been covered by Fodors and Conde Nast Traveler along with many other foodie blogs. Our business concierge team thought we should share our top Chattanooga desserts. We’ve heard all about great drinks, fabulous local sourced main courses, but how about dessert? We know every adult at some point is counting calories. Every once and a while we all want to stop “adulting,” throw caution to the wind and chow down on something sweet! … Read More >>
Do you ever feel like throwing a grown up temper tantrum when it comes to managing your office space? Are you not sure whether to scream into the phone or pound on your keyboard to get things repaired? Do you have five or more vendors with multiple contacts you call related to keeping everything functioning for your office space?
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The best places in Chattanooga to eat outside and enjoy the fall weather!
The Boat House
The Boat House has a large, open patio that overlooks the majestic Tennessee river. They also have a really neat way to drink wine! It’s called SIPS and you pay for a wine card and get to try 16 different wines on tap! So, go enjoy wine and fall weather for some riverfront dining you likely won’t forget! This awesome space is cooled with misters in the summer and warmed in the winter months. Experience the ahhhhh in Ch(ahhhhhh)ttanooga. … Read More >>
For the modern business person, smartphones are a blessing and a curse. We have convenient access to information and our business records. We can stay on top of current events. However, our customers, family, friends and telemarketers also have access to us at all times, and that can be a detriment to our productivity!
The issue most people are concerned over is the fact that we are becoming less and less productive because of how much time we spend on our phones. We all want to be more productive at work, whether the job is a stay at home parent or a CEO. So how can we spend less time on our phones and get more work done during the day? … Read More >>
Chattanooga, TN: Denise Reed, owner of The Concierge Office Suites, which recently celebrated 10 years under her ownership, is now the moderator for the Lean In – WomenGroundBreakers Chattanooga Circle. Prior founder of WomenGroundBreakers affiliated with the Lean In movement and creator of the Chattanooga Circle, Deborah Levine, passed the baton to Mrs. Reed in September due to Mrs. Levine’s upcoming book launch, “Religious Diversity at Work,” and speaking tour.
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Need something fun to do for Halloween in Chattanooga? Here’s a list of our favorite events and places to celebrate Halloween! We’ve tried to keep you informed if streets are closed for events. We want our readers to make the most of all their time.
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It is essential for today’s mobile professional to stay organized to the greatest extent possible, since there is already a certain lack of uniformity in his/her daily work routine. Unlike the office worker who dutifully reports to a cubicle at 9 a.m. every day and has the agenda for the day pretty much programmed in, the mobile professional tends to have a far more fluid kind of work day.
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Chattanooga, TN: On October 1st, The Concierge Office Suites, Chattanooga’s premier full-service office business center, celebrates 10 years of business ownership with Denise Reed. Freedom seeking, business-focused clients have worked with the firm since the founding of the company in 1995. The Concierge Office Suites service packages have evolved to meet the needs of the current market and include private office rental, virtual office positioning, business event rental and virtual staff support. Clients walk in the door to freedom and focus on their business instead of managing office space.
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Chattanooga has recently been dubbed one of the best places to start a business due to low startup costs. Places that offer these low costs and business help or coaching, such as a business incubator, may require you to have and submit a business plan, limit your terms of occupancy and may want a piece of your business earnings for having supported your company from start-up. What about growth and sustainability beyond start up? Incubators are solely interested in your beginning, which is perfectly great. … Read More >>
Five reasons, is one reason a part of your business life? Here are our five reasons not to work from home or a coffee shop:
At home, piles of laundry and dishes in the sink will stare you down. Or if your kids are home, there’s sure to be noise and bustle. Working from home also blurs the lines between relaxation and actual work.
At coffee shops, hipsters mingle, customers are in and out, and that frappe blender is a blendin. It can be hard to concentrate, have phone conversations, or meet with clients in spaces that aren’t separate from life’s daily excitement. Have you also noticed that Wi-Fi at coffee shops is slow or cuts you off right in the middle of that important “something”?
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The Concierge Office Suites’ staff’s top 10 downtown Chattanooga restaurants
Having a private office or reserving one of our shared meeting spaces gives you access to an abundance of fabulous restaurants in the downtown Chattanooga area! We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite downtown Chattanooga restaurants (and why) below:
1. The Walden Club
Located on the 21st floor of the Republic Centre building, The Walden Club offers stunning views, elegant dining and exclusivity for guests with a member’s only policy. One side of the restaurant overlooks Lookout mountain, while the other overlooks the Tennessee River and the prestigious river front area. The whole city is the backdrop for your dining experience. The club also has fantastic, daily, fresh dinner specials and cocktails. It’s a high-end Cheers experience. In fine dining, experience table side preparation for Caesar salad, steak Diane, finished with cherries jubilee, found nowhere else in Chattanooga. Just press up from here.
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Business and recreational travelers all around the world have gotten “insider” information right in the lobby of fine hotels for years from their concierge. A concierge may offer suggestions or help with great places to eat, fun things to do, the best ways to access things in a local area and much more. … Read More >>
Technology is making it easier, and easier, and easier for you to run your businesses on the go. You can sit in a coffee shop and meet with clients over a laptop, tablet, or hybrid device. You can check your emails while you wait for your lunch to get done. And your business phone line, cloud storage, email, calendar, and a myriad of other tools is with you for the ride.
But too much of a good thing can leave you feeling stretched thin and feeling like you accomplished nothing at the end of the day. Let’s look at some life hacks that will help you stop getting distracted and unsupported, so you can actually get some work done! … Read More >>
The world of social media is a vast and ever-changing place. Knowing that people are out there talking about your business is a puzzling mix of exhilarating and terrifying. But did you know that you can find out what’s being said about you? AND you can monitor words related to your industry, or you, or your product/services so you can participate in conversations and make more people aware of you and your awesomeness? Let me show you how! … Read More >>
Events can be a great way to get your name out there and meet potential clients in a helpful, and positive atmosphere. But the struggle for most business owners is getting people to show up. So let’s take a look at some free or cheap ways to promote your event so you can grow your business!
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As your business grows, you may start reaching a point where working in your current location may not be ideal. You may need access to more professional office space, this may be more pressing if you’re working from home. Get tired of missing delivered packages because you weren’t available to sign for them? If you work from home you might have trouble filling out forms or promoting your business online because too many things require your business mailing address and won’t accept a P.O. box. Do you need affordable office space but aren’t sure what will work best for you and your budget?
So you start looking at your options – but you very quickly realize that choosing office space is more complicated (and more expensive) than you thought it would be. So what are your options and how do you pick the right one for you? Let’s take a look! … Read More >>
Don’t miss out on a business connection because you don’t have these three Linkedin “must have’s”!
For those of us who are serious about converting interactions from digital to reality, we want a way to reach out to you in person. The point of all social media is to be social and make connections. If users face road blocks to reach out or research information that is normally shared with the business public, we may move on to the next contact and not be bothered by the fact someone left off the viewer’s perceived convenient way to interact. Business life is hectic enough without struggling to make a new connection that might make good business sense for us. The old, keep it simple sweetie, motto comes to mind. … Read More >>