As a coworking space, we see a ton of different types of people come in and out of our work environment. This gives us the wonderful opportunity to meet people from different industries, with different backgrounds and titles. We love getting to know our co-workers and finding out the fascinating journeys that have brought them to where they are today.
We’ve seen huge trend of startups utilizing our facilities, and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. It makes total sense why startups find these spaces useful. All of the amenities involved with an office space, without the wasteful cost of renting a space too big for their small staff. Often startups just need their employees, laptops and a wifi connection, all of which we provide at a much lower cost than an entire office suite.
However, it isn’t just startups that we see in our coworking spaces. There are a huge variety of businesses that call our coworking space home base, for different reasons.
In this new age where most work is done through the internet and saved on the cloud, many industries that were previously glued to a desk are able to travel around. Because of this, we have a new fleet of business owners who have changing needs for their mobile business. In the past, they were forced to pay huge monthly costs for offices, even if they were out of the country for a while. With coworking spaces, the monthly cost is much more affordable, and you only pay for the months that you use the space.
Small Businesses That Meet With Clients
For small businesses, especially those just getting going, it can be a struggle to make a good impression on potential clients or investors. You’re competing against companies who have long standing reputations and huge shiny conference rooms. It can be difficult to convince a client to choose you over the big competitors when you don’t have a professional place to put on a presentation.
If you’re a business that only has a couple of employees, you need a place where you can have clients meet you, get a good impression, and be presented with a professional meeting that shows you take your business seriously, and have the resources to handle the job. Coworking spaces have different conference rooms that can meet the various needs you have for the meetings you’ll run in the future.
Another thing we’re seeing more of is creative jobs branching out on their own and doing freelance work. These types of people love our coworking space because it’s leaps and bounds better than working at a Starbucks or kitchen table. They can afford our monthly cost, unlike those pricey executive office rents, and it gives them a place to set up shop and stay motivated. Anyone who has worked from a cafe or kitchen table can tell you that your productivity can go down if you don’t have a dedicated work environment. Coworking helps freelancers stay motivated, hunker down and get more done.