Coworking is an increasingly common phenomenon around the globe. In fact, an estimated 1.2 million people worldwide will be enjoying the benefits of a coworking space by the end of 2017. This “trend” doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon as more people take advantage of their local coworking community’s versatility and functionality. So if you’re looking to rent a workspace and provide a professional image for your business, you’ll want to keep reading.
Freelancers, businesses with a shortage of space, sales pros with no desk in their home office, and telecommuters all enjoy the agility and convenience of a coworking space, but just how flexible is it? Here are a just a few ways that you can use your coworking space.
#1: Full-Time Office
Do you find that working from home just isn’t working for you? Whether you don’t have the space for a home office or you’re not as productive at home as you’d like, sometimes a home office isn’t the best solution. Enter the coworking space. Not only will you have a distraction-free space dedicated to finishing your work efficiently, but you’ll also have access to other entrepreneurs and freelancers who can offer you much-needed human interaction, act as sounding boards, and provide you with networking opportunities you won’t find in your home office.
#2: Overflow Office Space
Your business is growing, and you need to make some new-hires. Unfortunately, your current space won’t accommodate another desk, let alone many of them. Whether you’re transitioning to a new space or you need to hire seasonal, short-term staff, a coworking space gives you the office space you need when you need it. Your team will have the support service it needs, and everyone’s comfortable with their own workspace. It’s a win/win for all involved.
#3: Holiday Haven
While your kids love school breaks, having them at home 24/7 isn’t exactly conducive to work. It’s all but impossible to be productive when you’re being interrupted with requests for snacks and to referee the umpteenth fight over the TV remote. Take refuge in a coworking space, where you’ll accomplish more work in less time, leaving your evenings and weekends free to enjoy family time without the specter of work hanging over your head.
#4: Road-Warrior Roost
While your sales team is typically out on the road, occasionally they need to come into the office to catch up on paperwork and handle the administrative tasks that have piled up while they were away. A coworking space can offer them the resources they need without taking up valuable real estate in your home office.
#5: Dedicated Training Space
You’d like to conduct a formal training session, but you don’t have the space to house the whole staff in one room— at least, not comfortably. Many coworking spaces offer event space rental, allowing you where you can host your training event with ease.
#6: Meeting Quarters
Say you’re a small business owner, and you need to meet with an important potential client. You don’t want to bring them to your home office, and Starbucks is too distracting. Where do you go? You’re in luck— check your local coworking space to see if you can reserve a meeting room. With hourly or daily rental fees, it’s affordable and professional, leaving your client with an excellent impression.
#7: Innovation Incubator
Sometimes you need to get out of the office for inspiration to strike. Taking the team to a coworking space allows you to work in a collaborative manner without disturbing anyone. This can give you the push you need to come up with the next great idea.
Ready to take the plunge and see if a coworking space is right for you? Victory Workspace has a convenient location in Walnut Creek, to serve more professionals who require a workspace with office infrastructure and support services in place. Click here to schedule a tour today!
Victory Workspace also offers virtual office packages for those looking for something as simple as a virtual office address to present a more professional image, to professional reception services to answer all your calls. No matter what you’re looking for, there is a package to suit all your needs!