The traditional four-wall office is losing its cool, as entrepreneurs and solopreneurs alike are turning to coworking spaces to feed their need for creativity and grow their business.
Coworking is another word for shared office space. A space where freelancers and small businesses come together in one facility to pool resources and build communities. With many industries leaning more towards contract work and freelancing, this has left many employees office-less, opting instead to work from home (and let’s be honest, probably in pyjamas).
Our goal is to help these freelancers, entrepreneurs, and startups find their desk or corner office and more importantly to grow, both as professionals and as a company. We can help you find coworking environments for creativity, focus, and community. We believe coworking is more than just a place to work the typical nine to five, it’s a movement to make a life and not just a living.
Who is it for?
Coworking is great for small businesses, freelancers and startups who need more privacy than a coffee shop, or a larger network than your home office. Coworking is appropriate for freelancers in photography and videography, graphic designers, marketers, developers, legal professionals, consultants, data analysts and journalists. Small teams and startups who need a space to grow into can start with a temporary desk and move into their own corner office without changing their wifi connection. Coworking will push you, and your team’s, productivity to the next level.
How does it work?
Depending on where you decide to work, there are many different types of coworking spaces, ranging from a virtual address, to a shared desk or private office. Rentals are flexible, making it perfect for teams that need space to grow, but aren’t sure where they will be in 6 or 12 months. Each rental also includes an office address and use of amenities, like boardroom rentals, wifi, coffee and printing, making it a great cost-effective option that will expand the professional services your business can offer.
How to choose?
Take a look at our explore page to find coworking spaces near you. No matter what coworking option you choose, there is something for everyone. Each space offers their own unique benefits, and you should arrange for a tour at a few different coworking spaces. Ask the right questions: What area of the city do I want to be in? How much space do I really need? What is my budget? What type of professional services am I looking for? What type of environment and community will help motivate me?
*This article was written for Strike Design Studio, and appeared on CoworkerBee