Why is collaboration so important for your small business?

April 29, 2019

Discover why collaboration is important for small businesses and how it can help growth.

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Collaboration and teamwork is one of the most prominent markers of success within any business - no matter the size of the company. It essentially means when two or more people work together to achieve a common goal and as the saying goes ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’. Communication and the sharing of thoughts can lead to much better outcomes and ideas being generated for your company, as well as an increased job satisfaction and happiness among your employees.

Collaboration can help to:

  • Promote self-reflection

  • Encourage problem-solving

  • Facilitate growth and learning

  • Pool together strengths and talents

  • Develop skills

  • Improve employee retention

  • Speed up working processes

While autonomy and independent working have excellent value, there is no substitute for making collaboration a possibility for your team. There are fantastic online systems such as Slack, Google Hangouts and Skype that can help to close the gap for your team and facilitate teamwork, but physically getting your team together absolutely is the best option.

If you want your employees to have a healthy attitude to their work and feel like a real part of the team, then you must proactively create the opportunity for collaborative working. Not only can this inspire increased productivity and creativity, but it will also give your employees the chance to get to know each other better and learn from each other's strengths.

For businesses in large offices, this can be relatively easy to organise on a weekly or even daily basis, but the problems arise when your small business doesn’t have sufficient space for the whole team to get together, or when you are running a remote team.

For start-ups or small businesses that don’t have frequent opportunities to network or collaborate then it’s essential to find a way to let this happen as often as realistically possible. Renting a full-time office might not be within your budget or locational needs, but hiring some space for your team to meet together regularly or even sporadically can be an ideal solution.

For self-employed entrepreneurs that work on their own for their business, having somewhere to get out of the house and network can really boost productivity too - even if you aren’t directly working and collaborating with your own colleagues, it can make a real difference just to work in a buzzing, productive atmosphere with like-minded individuals for the day.


How can Storage Boost promote collaborative working?

Here at Storage Boost in Stafford, we have always been passionate about helping small businesses, and we are proud to support a wide variety of business owners with their storage and office space needs.

Since opening up our brand new trendy office space at the Redhill Business Park, we have expanded our ability to help small business even further with our innovative co-working spaces, meeting rooms and full office suites.

So, whether you're starting or growing a small business in Stafford, or working as a local rep for a large multinational, we have the very latest offices for hire and co-working spaces to facilitate collaboration.  We are conveniently located (with lots of parking) on the A34 next to the M6 (Stafford North) meaning that it will be easy for your team to travel and meet together at our facility.

Our dynamic workspaces in Stafford have all been designed with productivity and collaboration in mind, filled with natural light and with flexible 24-hour access as standard. If you need a constant supply of coffee for the team, catering, larger meeting rooms, secure bike racks or car parking, then we can support your needs to make getting together simple.


What office sizes does Storage Boost offer in Stafford?

We have co-working spaces, meeting rooms and office suites for hire. Our offices come in a range of sizes and are available from just one person right through to full office suites for your whole team.  

We recognise that long leases can be a burden for young companies as you don’t know how quickly you will grow or how much space you will need.  Office space can be taken on short term licence agreements with short notice periods, allowing you to expand your space gradually or reduce if required.

Our office rentals also come with the below:

  • Flexible licences

  • Super fast broadband.

  • Short notice period.

  • Mail handling service.

  • Parcel receipt/dispatch service with email or text notification.

  • 24-hour access.

  • Ample parking.

  • Meeting rooms.

  • 24 hour CCTV.

  • Professional business support staff.


What are my next steps?

Whether you are looking to make the move into a shared office space full time or just need a base to meet with your team or a new client, we can help. If you’re on the lookout for a virtual office or hot desk to get you out of the house, then we can support you too.

Our dedicated desk plans include a chair, rubbish bin, and a lockable filing cabinet, so you have peace-of-mind knowing that there's a secure station waiting for you every morning.

Not only this, but we also provide free networking opportunities and events for our customers throughout the year. Our last event was a huge success with guest speaker Elizabeth Judson from Hummingbird delivering training on ‘How to build an award-winning team’, and we have much more in the pipeline.

Does this sound like something that could benefit your business? Then please get in touch today on 01785 249990 or visit our website for more details.