What is your favorite alternative venue to do business outside the office? Why?
Nearby co-working spaces are my favorite alternative offices. When starting my business, I took the entire engineering team off-site every Thursday. It’s amazing how that translated into our team spending more time interacting with each other and really gelled the team quickly. There are many factors to consider when building your initial team, and chemistry is one of the most important. Having a team that feels comfortable interacting / sharing (opposing) viewpoints yet still enjoys socializing with each other outside of work goes a long way to setting your company culture off on the right foot. Having off-site days at alternative venues is a sure way to help your early team grow together.