When I am working on projects I normally work from a home office or at a coffee shop. Both of these are great options when you are just starting out but as I envision my little business growing I start to think about having a space that is just for me and my business.
I dream of the day when I will have my own office. However, that ain’t in the budget just yet. This is where coworking spaces come in. They are a good alternative to signing a big lease on a property and working from home.
You can bring your clients to your office space instead of a coffee shop. Don’t get me wrong, most people don’t mind going to a coffee shop and in many industries it is expected. However, it is always nice to have a place where you can take clients or take a call without the fear of interruption.
Network with like minded people who are all in the hustle and flow with you. Who knows, you may be able to pick up new clients or find help to something that you need.
I think coworking spaces promote a sense of community. The hustle that is in the air is contagious. Everybody’s working towards the same goal – trying to make their business a success.
Coworking spaces are normally a lot cheaper than renting a full blown studio/office space. Also, the leasing terms are a lot more flexible. Whereas you would normally have to sign a lease on a traditional office space building, co-working spaces normally let you go month to month. They also have lots of membership options.
Nearly all major cities have them so you should be able to find one near you. Here are some cool looking coworking spaces I’ve found around the web.