Remote workers are becoming more and more common as the years go by. In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing some of their work remotely, up from 19 percent in 2003, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
Remote work is great, but it does come with some challenges. A lot of those challenges relate back to a lack of a consistent and specifically designed work location. Many remote workers work from home, or from a local coffee shop, which can be problematic and distracting for many reasons. Sometimes, you just need a place with no distractions where you can sit down, focus, and finish a project.
Well, I’ve got great news: if you’ve been looking for that consistent and quiet place to work, we have the place for you. It’s a place that will allow you to stay motivated, without forcing you to pay crazy high Bay Area rent prices: a coworking space.
What is a coworking space?
Generally speaking, a coworking space is like a giant office floor or newsroom – except you (probably) won’t know anyone in there (at least right away). The coworking space is meant for busy workers who need somewhere quiet to focus on their work tasks. Telecommuters, writers, the self-employed, etc. A coworking space is a large open floor plan, with spread out workstations and a big conference table in the middle. You’ll be provided with dedicated desk space, as well as high speed internet access.
On top of that, we’ve added a full coffee bar, so that you can take a much-needed break or get a necessary caffeine fix.
Is it private enough?
We’ve put in place several measures to assure that you’ll have the privacy and quiet that you need to get any job done. If you need to meet with clients or business partners, we have private rooms available. Whenever you need to take important phone calls, or Skype someone, you can take advantage of our soundproof phone booths. These are roomy little booths, that seal and shut completely so that privacy and comfort will both be achievable.
Will I meet people?
Another issue that remote workers deal with from time to time is feeling isolated. For this reason, we designed certain areas where you can meet, chat and network with other people at the coworking space. There are large open discussion areas where you can talk about your work with other people, and possibly discover your next collaborator, contractor, or even client.
Can I use the coworking space as my business address?
Not only are shared office spaces a great place for remote workers to get work done, but they can really boost your business’ professional image. Having an address that pulls up a professional looking office building through online searches can inspire trust in potential clients. It can also be helpful if you need something shipped, but don’t want to give out your personal address for business matters. You can also be provided with a business phone number and have any voicemails forwarded to you.