Thinking about moving your business operation to a coworking space or a shared office? Well you’re not alone. Coworking spaces are all the rage and for a good reason: they’re fantastic! Below are a few reasons why:
1) They provide a great opportunity to network
When you work at a coworking space you’ll be working side by side with other aspiring entrepreneurs who can give you valuable advice on how to navigate the minefield of problems that come with trying to launch a successful company. In fact, most coworking spaces encourage this kind of ecosystem, having regular networking events where entrepreneurs meet, discuss the issues their companies are facing, and share valuable business insight.
2) They’re budget friendly
We know, working out of a coffee shop is very cheap and working from home is free. But overhead costs add up quickly and with a coworking space, all you need to worry about is the monthly fee. Many places offer unlimited printing, faxing, and a whole host of other secretarial services, which in the long run, can save you money. And at the end of the day…
3) It’s a professional working environment
Have an important business meeting? Need to make a pitch to potential investors? Many coworking spaces offer conference rooms for members to book, so you don’t need to have your make-or-break sales pitch in a crowded café. Furthermore, the office atmosphere, while a bit casual, can give you and your team a feeling of legitimacy and professionalism and the value of that can’t be measured. Having a professional (sometimes even prestigious) mailing address can help too. Finally, many coworking spaces come with professional phone answering services and those can really impress potential clients- if your business can afford it, it’s worth it.