Co-working became very popular for the past few years. Especially freelancers and entrepreneurs prefer working in co-working spaces. Of course, one can work from home or from a coffee shop but these places have lots of distractions and do not offer a productive work environment. Co-working spaces have much more benefits compared to other places and below you can find some of them.
- Avoid Loneliness: There are many entrepreneurs who start the entrepreneurship journey alone. Being in a co-working space and being surrounded by like-minded professionals is a motivating factor for an entrepreneur. Especially, if an entrepreneur previously worked in a corporation or in a crowded office space, s/he may have gotten used to socializing in a work environment and therefore, all of a sudden, find himself/herself very lonely at the beginning of the journey. Co-working spaces help eliminate this social gap and feeds the entrepreneur mentally and emotionally.
- Discipline: Working in a co-working space helps an entrepreneur become disciplined easier because when you work from home, you can get distracted very easily due to your kids, pets or even TV. However, working in a co-working space helps you continue your habits of working in an office so you can distinguish your work life from your social life easier. This is also a great way to prevent distractions at home and concentrate only on your work.
- Gives Flexibility: Working in a co-working space gives you the flexibility to tailor your office space according to your needs. You can arrange your contract according to your needs. If you have a team of 5 people, you can get a room to accommodate 5 people and then, change it to get a bigger room or more space, if your team becomes larger. Also, co-working spaces have other services such as secretary and mailing. Therefore, entrepreneurs do not need to hire a physical office with the help of these services and can cut their costs.
- Gain New Contacts: Working in a co-working space helps entrepreneurs meet others like themselves. In this way, they can form a network and find relevant people for their businesses such as a potential client, a business partner or a supplier. If they are in need for new resources or contractors, they can also find the appropriate people for their tasks. Maybe you need a new website designer, a mobile app developer or a photographer for an event; they can be just a few desks away from you in a co-working space.