Co-working is becoming more and more common in today’s working environment. Fewer people are employed a large companies and the way people work and the way businesses are organized and run is changing quickly. Joining a co-working space can be a huge benefit to small businesses and entrepreneurs alike, and here are a few reasons why.
Making connections is a key factor in the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs, driving referrals and gaining new clients and customers. Co-working spaces offer networking opportunities not just in the form of planned events, but by physically surrounding you with neighbours who have a wide range of knowledge and diverse backgrounds and perspectives. You gain access to a whole network of driven individuals, as well as investors and professionals that could help you in your career.
Delivering quality solutions to your clients and customers can be a strenuous process, even more so if you work alone. Being part of a collaborative work space encourages conversation and drives creativity. Having other entrepreneurs and small business owners working in the same space gives you access to a sounding board to bounce ideas off of and brainstorm with. They may even have encountered a similar issue!
Flexible and cost effective
Co-working spaces are designed to be flexible, providing work desks, offices and meeting spaces to accommodate a variety of individuals and teams. Having the option to select when and how often you want to work in the space means you don’t have to pay for time you don’t use, and you can customize your schedule to fit your needs. Co-working spaces are affordable and don’t require long-term rental agreements, providing freedom and flexibility to members.
Being part of a co-working space gives you access to opportunities to improve existing skills and gain new skills, such as workshops, training, networking opportunities and keynote speakers. Not only are these learning opportunities offered more affordably to members, they are extremely convenient, taking place right in your workspace!