There’s something special about co-working spaces – and more and more small business owners are adopting the idea of a shared, communal office environment. Filling the gap between the traditional cubical and scattered coffee shop set up, co-working offers entrepreneurs the perfect balance of professionalism, flexibility, and affordability. Want to learn more? We’ve outlined 7 awesome benefits of co-working below.
Professional Meeting Spaces
For small business owners and home-based entrepreneurs, inviting clients into your space can be a challenge. With boardrooms, meeting rooms, and spaces for larger events, co-working offices provide the perfect setting to wow prospective clients and build your business.
Let’s face it: office space is expensive. But working at home or at a coffee shop isn’t always the most productive use of your time. Co-working presents a solid alternative that offers the benefits of an office building without the utility costs and long-term lease commitments.
With so many entrepreneurs and small business owners under one roof, a co-working space offers lots of opportunity for new ideas. You’ll have the chance to interact with people from a variety of different backgrounds and industries to talk through new ideas or business problems. Their unique perspective can help to spark your creativity, or infuse your company with new energy.
Co-working spaces are filled with other hardworking professionals. It’s an energizing environment that inspires productivity. While home based offices and coffee shops can have plenty of background noise and distractions, a co-working space gives you a dedicated place to work effectively.
Greater Networking Opportunities
Co-working spaces are often wonderful communities. While socializing with other members isn’t forced, it is certainly encouraged – and most spaces offer special members-only events to help foster positive connections.
Grow Your Business
By growing your network, co-working spaces also offer plenty of opportunities to grow your business. You’ll have the chance to talk about your company with other local entrepreneurs and business owners. Your next client – or a fab new hire – could be just one conversation away!
Work For Yourself, Not By Yourself
Working for yourself is very rewarding, but can also be lonely at times. A co-working space offers the chance to connect with others in a professional setting while still working on your business. At the Idea Room, we’re committed to providing an environment that allows professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to connect, collaborate, and create solutions that benefit the community. If you’re in the Waterdown, Hamilton, or Burlington area, come in and check us out!