Interview with Monaah M Shuklla, CEO and Founder of CorporatEdge
Monaah M Shuklla, a successful women entrepreneur behind the leading serviced offices brand-CorporateEdge.
A highly motivated individual who is always looking for new challenges, Monaah M Shuklla spent a successful decade in hospitality industry before launching CorporateEdge in 2012.
An enthusiastic individual, Monaah is the first woman Entrepreneur in the field of Serviced Office Industry.
Monaah is passionate about providing top-notch hospitality to clients especially in terms of attention to detail and loves working with people from all walks of life.
She says that she was born with a sense of adventure and curiosity which prompted her to explore new places and cultures, learn about them and eventually bring them back home with her to share them with others.
Her personality makes her one of the most influential and creative women in the industry. Monaah has a Management Degree in Hospitality Management and Administration from Taj Group of Hotels, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Lady Irwin College, Delhi.
Can you tell us about your background and how you got started in the flexible workspace industry?
Monaah M Shuklla: I started my professional career in the hospitality industry. Later on, I ventured into the real estate and serviced offices industry.
It was a natural transition for me, as I have always had a strong acumen to sense and deliver on the evolving needs of customers.
Over time, I have developed a keen eye for delivering the best infrastructure, facilities, and impeccable service to create a WOW factor for clients.
My venture, Corporatedge Serviced Offices, is a testament to my belief in creating lasting value through innovative solutions that support business growth.
It is a Make in India company that welcomes all kinds of companies by providing Flexible Office Spaces and other Workplace solutions.
My team and I take pride in providing inspiring workplaces that are premium in every aspect, yet value for money for our corporate clients.
Our serviced offices are located in marquee buildings across prime locations in New Delhi, Gurgaon, and Bangalore. We have a clear vision of mapping not only India but also having a larger footprint in the future.
I believe in delivering the best service and support to our clients, and my specialties lie in sales acquisition and retention, business development, team handling, hiring/training, customer service, and client handling and retention.
I truly believe that “Who I am Makes a Difference” and strive to make a positive impact in all my ventures.
Please tell us a little about your entrepreneurial journey
Monaah M Shuklla: Well, my entrepreneurial journey has been quite an adventure so far! After spending a good amount of time in the corporate world, I realized that I wanted to do something more.
That’s when I decided to take the leap and start my own business. It wasn’t easy, of course. Starting a business from scratch is never a walk in the park. But I was driven by my passion and my belief in the power of innovation and creativity.
And that’s how Corporatedge Serviced Offices was born. A company that provides inspiring workplaces and innovative solutions for businesses of all sizes.
We believe that every business deserves to have access to world-class infrastructure, facilities, and support, and we’re dedicated to making that a reality. It’s been an incredible journey so far, full of ups and downs, challenges and successes.
But every step of the way, I’ve been driven by my vision of creating lasting value and making a positive difference in the world. And I’m excited to see where this journey takes me next!
Kindly brief us about CorporateEdge, its specialization, and the services that it offers
Monaah M Shuklla: At CorporatEdge, we specialize in providing premium serviced office spaces that are designed to meet the unique requirements of modern-day businesses.
Our focus is not just on providing physical office spaces, but also on creating an environment that fosters growth, innovation, and collaboration.
Our serviced offices are located in marquee buildings across prime locations in New Delhi, Gurgaon, and Bangalore.
We offer a range of services that include fully furnished and equipped office spaces, meeting and conference rooms, virtual offices, and customized solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients.
What sets us apart is our commitment to providing impeccable service and support to our clients. We believe that our success is directly tied to the success of our clients, and we go the extra mile to ensure that they have everything they need to grow and thrive.
So whether you are a startup, an established business, or a multinational corporation, we have the expertise and resources to provide you with a workspace that is tailored to your needs and exceeds your expectations.
How do you approach designing and building out your workspaces to meet the needs of your clients?
Monaah M Shuklla: We have a dedicated team of architects and project managers who work closely with our clients to ensure that their workspace needs are met to the highest standards.
We understand that each client has unique requirements and preferences when it comes to designing their workspace.
That’s why our team is flexible and adaptable and is always ready to work on any specific customizations our clients may need.
This includes designing different types of walls, adding specific accessories, and providing unique features that make their workspace truly personalized and functional.
We also make sure that our workspaces are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and conducive to productivity.
We take into consideration factors such as lighting, color schemes, and ergonomic furniture to ensure that our clients are able to work efficiently and comfortably in their workspace.
Overall, our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible workspace solutions that meet their specific needs and exceed their expectations.
What role do you see flexible workspaces playing in the future of work? How do you see your business evolving in the next 5-10 years?
Monaah M Shuklla: The future of work is changing, and flexible workspaces are playing a significant role in this transformation.
The flexible office space market is expected to grow by an average of 15% per year globally, and the number of flexible space operators is predicted to double in the next five years.
By 2030, it’s estimated that flexible office space could account for 30% of corporate real estate portfolios.
This growth is driven by the increasing demand for flexible workspaces from businesses of all sizes, from startups to large corporations.
Flexible workspaces offer a range of benefits, including agility, cost savings, and access to a professional work environment without the long-term commitments of traditional leases.
In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of flexible workspaces, as companies look for solutions that allow for remote work and social distancing.
In the next 5-10 years, we plan to multiply our centers by 5 times, expanding to new locations and offering even more innovative solutions to our clients.
However, we are not impatient in our approach, and we understand that building sustainable growth takes time and strategic planning.
Our focus is on delivering exceptional value and services to our clients, and we are committed to continuing to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing needs of the market.
With the increasing demand for flexible workspaces, we are confident that we can continue to grow and thrive in the years to come.
What advice do you have for other women who want to start their own business in the flexible workspace industry? What is your success tips for young and aspiring entrepreneurs
Monaah M Shuklla: My advice to women who want to start their own business in the flexible workspace industry is to believe in yourself and your abilities.
Have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and be willing to work hard for it. Surround yourself with a strong support system and seek guidance from mentors who can help you navigate the industry.
I believe in building strong and motivated teams. I strongly feel that every team member has the potential to contribute to the success of the company, and it’s my job to create an environment that encourages them to do so.
In addition to providing a supportive work environment, it’s also important to foster a sense of camaraderie and collaboration within the team.
Encouraging team members to share ideas and work together towards common goals can lead to great results.
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