The Far East Movement: An Interview with Sanjay Verma

As former CEO of the Asia-Pacific division of commercial real estate services company, Cushman & Wakefield, for over 5 years, Sanjay Verma has gained first-hand insight into the region’s unique opportunities and challenges. He has observed the market grow and evolve, cultivating valuable learnings along the way. Now, as Advisory Board Member for FlySpaces, he shares his experience and expertise in the field.

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Of Might and Magic: An Interview with Jowynne Khor

Jowynne Khor

On a mission to make Malaysia the startup capital of Asia, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Center (MaGIC), under the program direction of Jowynne Khor, strives to connect the dots linking entrepreneurs with valuable resources, to establish networks that spark collaborations, and to create structural improvements in the startup ecosystem. 

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Your Singapore Business Needs these Cost Saving Strategies

By Julie Ng

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First of all, why set up office in Singapore? Isn’t it an expensive place?

The mantra “Location, Location, Location” not only applies to brick-and-mortar stores, but also to office spaces. While Singapore ranks at 11th place in the list of most expensive places to hold office, it definitely pays off. According to Megan Walters, JLL’s head of capital markets research in Asia Pacific. “...cities are fighting to secure the world’s most dynamic corporations, attract the best talent and pull in capital, both of which are highly mobile.”

It is critical to find a solid location for the heart of your business. While a big chunk of your budget is going to the daily expenses in the prestigious, vibrant Lion City, here are other ways you can save.

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Workspaces in Jakarta: How to Take Your Startup to the Next Level

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by: Julie Ng

 

Your brand new business and the hungry rag-tag team will eventually outgrow crowding into noisy coffee shops. However, you still need a professional space for functions, meetings, and a business address to put your best foot forward. The problem is finding time and focus away from your baby in order to research and negotiate the right office space.

A newcomer like you in this fast-paced startup world cannot afford to lose momentum. Here’s where FlySpaces comes in. Our Space Experts take care of the space arrangements, allowing you to direct your focus in expanding your business will be your only focus. Today, we take the extra step for you by putting together a comprehensive list of workspaces in Jakarta, the “Twitter capital of Asia.” Let us begin!

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Leading An Industry: An Interview with Lars Wittig

Regus has built its reputation as the world’s leading provider of serviced workspaces—with business centers, executive suites, conference rooms, lounges, and virtual offices—spanning 3000 locations, 900 cities, and 120 countries. For over two decades, their business has surged alongside fluctuating work trends, changing office cultures, and shifting demographics. 

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4 Key Qualities of Strong Relationships that Apply to Business Partnerships

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By: Julie Ng

Looking for founder love in this hopeless space? If only there’s an app for that (there isn’t - we checked and only found someone who wanted to find a business partner to develop an app for finding business partners...so meta).

While some entrepreneurs are happily solo, some entrepreneurs like to join forces and form formidable duos or teams. If you believe that a partner can take your business or idea to the next level, it may be time to dive in.

What we notice in people who are in solid relationships is that they seem to be individuals who are generally amenable and hold their own. Perhaps there is a reason why some people appear to have it all. After much deliberation, we culled a list of some rather basic-yet-essential traits of a good romantic partner that also apply to good potential business partners (passion is a given, so we’ll skip that). Let's delve!

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Hong Kong's Coolest Offices

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By: Julie Ng

“Office space” typically conjures the mental image of stifling cubicles, endless rows of desks, and harsh fluorescent lights. How does a business champion innovation and boost morale with that kind of environment?

Companies need to step up their office game in order to attract creative, energetic professionals. After all, we spend so much of our days at work that offices are practically our second home!

A metropolis like Hong Kong does not run short of good design, and we here at FlySpaces have set out to find these office spaces that have gotten on with the times (and even into the future). In the end, we narrowed our finds down to 10 coolest examples of office interior design in Hong Kong!

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A Brand Apart: An Interview with Martin Roll

In his much lauded book, Asian Brand Strategy, Martin Roll writes, “Today, businesses and consumers are placing increasing importance on brands. Brands give a sense of identity, stimulate the senses, and enrich life experiences. People have a need to affiliate and surround themselves with things they know well, trust, and aspire to be.” 

 

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FlySpaces Celebrates 2016!

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Know Before You Go: A Singapore Business Trip To-Do List

By: Michael Tiong

 

Going to Singapore as a tourist is very different from going there on business. When going as a tourist, you will most likely have an itinerary and travel services already prepared for you. Depending on where you’ll be coming from, you may not even need to secure a visa. 

You might be able to cram your preparation for a tourist trip in a day or two, but you will need a lot more time when preparing for a business trip.

Here’s a short checklist that might help speed up the process.

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