Coworking has become increasingly popular over the past few years. What before was unheard of is now common place. From entrepreneurs to start-ups to small businesses, working in a shared workspace is often the economical thing to do.
Many people who now work out of coworking space use to work alone. These are the people who used to spend their time in coffee shops nursing a cup of tea or coffee and praying the Wi-Fi wouldn’t go down. For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, coworking allows them time to socialize and network with other professionals and have someone to talk to occasionally throughout the workweek.
Networking is a major perk of coworking spaces but sometimes it goes a step farther. Many small business owners find that the “stranger” at the desk next to them actually provides a service their own company can benefit from.
For many startup companies, renting space and furnishing an office is simply out of their price range. Coworking space allows for low overhead and a variety of different office sizes so as a company grows they can stay onsite for optimal collaboration.
Coworking isn’t for everyone, but for those who are self-employed, freelancing, or starting a business, the benefits are enormous and can lead to a happier, healthier work/life balance and plenty of professional development opportunities.