So you’ve decided that working from home is not the best choice for your business.
You’ve done a little research into coworking spaces and would really like to take a leap into one of these. If you are lucky enough to live in an area where there are a lot of coworking spaces, then choosing the right one will really make a difference to you and your company. This is actually pretty important and will be dependent on many factors like location, cost, business support, type of business and of course your personality.
Roughly speaking, there are three different types of coworking spaces:
Firstly you have an office with one main business in it, that have more desks than they need. This company has recognised the benefits that coworking can give to them and have decided to lease the spare desks to create a coworking environment. These are usually the cheapest option.
Then you have a coworking space. These are businesses that have office space for the sole purpose of leasing desk-space out to freelancers and small companies. In this type of space, you will get a desk, a chair (of course!), and be in good-company with like-minded individuals. They are usually open for longer hours and have a good atmosphere. The advantages of this type of space are that they offer a good place to meet other freelancers, and often put on events for likemided people.
Finally there are the coworking incubators – these are coworking spaces with added benefits. They have all the features of a coworking space, but are geared towards startups and small businesses who will benefit from an environment where they can connect with other businesses. Business incubation and advice is also provided. The advantages are these are clear: lots of young people with great ideas who’ll make it big, dedicated to changing the world and with limitless energy. These places might even offer you support, funding, and training. They’re an interesting option if you’re really into developing and pushing your startup forward.
So, you now have a very broad description of what coworking spaces have to offer and the different types available – hopefully this has helped you to decide which one might be right for you. Why not take a look through some workspaces currently available and see if you can find one that suits your requirements.