Coworking spaces offer more than shared space to their residents. At their best, these shared workspaces provide an opportunity to network with other business owners, enjoy a stylish but functional work environment, and increase team productivity without dramatically increasing overhead.
Here are five reasons you should consider renting a coworking area in 2021.
Most coworking spaces offer flexible agreements, including monthly leases and the possibility to cancel at no cost. Included in your lease is the flexibility to design and customize an office space for your specific needs.
New York-based coworking space, Industrious, offers various workspaces designed to accommodate companies of all sizes and stages. Access to shared workspaces includes access to cafes, meeting rooms, and lounges as well as “wellness rooms”
Coworking spaces generally offer:
- You will find a dedicated desk in a private, locked office.
- Fully furnished, move-in-ready private office for your staff.
- Suite with dedicated reception area and conference room.
- This office can be customized to your company’s branding and features a private entrance, reception, conference rooms, executive suites, and many other amenities.
Coworking spaces are ideal for those with simple needs. They offer access to large areas that can be shared, including coffee and meeting rooms. You can also use the ‘breakout rooms’ or phone booths when you need them. You and your coworkers will be able to choose the amenities package that is available according to their membership levels.
The best thing about shared office space? It allows you to network with other creatives and business owners who may be new to your professional network.
Virtually all coworking spaces offer community events, physical commons, member happy hours, and other forms of industry-specific entertainment. These are great opportunities for people to exchange and vet ideas.
Work. Life, a coworking space in London, offers yoga classes, keynote speakers, and pizza every Thursday (along with a robust calendar of other events). These events are a great way to expand your professional and personal networks and make connections that will help you grow your business.
Collaboration becomes easier when there are many goal-oriented people working in the same area. A professional photographer or graphic designer can be a great resource for finding and hiring talented talent.
Many coworking spaces offer large meeting rooms that are equipped with audiovisual equipment, such as sound systems and projectors. A coworking space is a great way to meet clients and share ideas.
If you’re looking for a brainstorming escape with your team, coworking space The Mokrin House offers just that. This stunning property is located in the Serbian countryside and offers shared living accommodation as well as a workspace.
It is designed for freelancers and entrepreneurs who travel, as well as digital nomads who want to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities. Morkin House doesn’t require you to worry about food or entertainment. Your team and you can focus on working together and getting the job done.
Coworking spaces are a great way for sole proprietors or small business owners to have a fully-equipped office and not have to set up anything. It is costly to buy and build an office. Coworking spaces cover this cost for small businesses. They also allow entrepreneurs to have an address that can be used to ship and receive product orders.
A shared workspace is a great alternative to renting an office. A shared workspace also offers unlimited access to basic amenities like coffee, snacks, or AV equipment. You can keep your business model small by incorporating business services such as business mail, printing, and reception services.
One coworking space has already started to offer affordable workspaces for decentralized workers. Kantoor Karavaan offers a reimagined caravan, including WiFi, a coffee machine, desk space, electricity, and towable space in which to get your work done, wherever you choose to park.
The best coworking spaces are competing to offer their tenants the best benefits packages. Every aspect of the space, from its location to its interior design to the member amenities, is designed to attract business owners to rent a desk.
Located in the heart of Paris, Volumes offers more than just big desks and free coffee. They also have a fully equipped workshop with a laser cutter and milling machine as well as a 3D printer. The volumes also include a food laboratory for new culinary ventures to try out new recipes.
You can find coworking spaces in your local area if your business requires space, but not too much. Discuss the pros and cons with your team. Visits to shared workspaces are free and can be very helpful in helping you identify the types of businesses that will surround your new accommodation. Look into reviews and ask for a schedule of events.
This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is an office space in Clearwater. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.