Are you a small-business owner who’s quickly growing out of your home office? Maybe you’ve hired a few employees, or you feel that meeting in the local café or coffee shop with clients or prospective clients isn’t conducive to a business meeting.
Meeting in a less-than-professional environment doesn’t help you set the right tone, not to mention the excessive ambient noise and lack of privacy. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur and find working at home is leading to a sense of loneliness. Or perhaps you’re lacking the motivation or inspiration to work on a project that you’d once been very passionate about, and you’d like to get back your creative spark.
The distractions or loneliness that can come from working at home, as well as the lack of space to work or meet with others has made many individuals–executives, entrepreneurs, freelancers, telecommuters, artists, sales professionals, and more—leave the house and head to shared working spaces so that they’re able to work productively, collaboratively, and feel satisfied at the end of the day.
There are different arrangements of shared working spaces; two of the most common are coworking spaces and executive suites. You might assume that if you want to be productive, you need to rent an executive suite.
That is not necessarily the case. Coworking is based on the premise that people are able to work more productively when they work amongst other people. There are benefits to coworking spaces that shouldn’t be overlooked.
A coworking space is going to be more affordable than an executive suite. For someone who is just starting a business, a freelancer, or a telecommuter, renting coworking space is likely to fit more easily into her budget. We offer four different monthly plans to meet your needs.
You’ll also have access to our secure high-speed internet and plentiful power outlets, as well as the ability to print, copy and scan documents. Members can also partake in our gourmet coffee, filtered water, and snacks.
One of the most obvious benefits of a coworking space is that it facilitates interactions between members and allows for people to network. Taking advantage of a coworking space lets people who live and work in a community come together in ways that they otherwise wouldn’t in an executive office suite (or dedicated office).
Many people treat executive suites strictly as rented ofﬁce space, as a place to work from 9-5 and then go home. Another advantage of working in a coworking space is that you have the opportunity to gain insight from professionals in your own line of work as well as those in related fields.
While an advantage of executive suites over coworking spaces might be privacy, that will also lessen your opportunities to network with others. Many coworking spaces also offer private offices as an option and meeting rooms for when you need more privacy and quiet to meet with clients.
Productivity and Creativity
Working with others will jumpstart your own productivity, as you’ll be surrounded by others who are likewise focused on their projects. You can also work at your own pace, and put helpful distance between you and your clients.
You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with people whose knowledge, experiences, and perspectives are different from your own. This can ignite your own creativity and give you new ideas for tackling that thorny problem that you’ve encountered. You may even acquire new skills from fellow coworking folks that will be assets to your own work.
Excited to take a break from your home office and join others in your community who’ve done the same? Please click here or call Victory Workspace (925-482-8300) to get more information today!