Given the development of coworking spaces and their increasing popularity, you might wonder if coworking is the best option for you. If we think it might be, the next question would be how to find a suitable coworking space for you. And that is what we will do today: share some suggestions to keep in mind. So here are three things to look for in a coworking space to help you find one that works for you.
One of your primary considerations when choosing a coworking space should be location and accessibility. Working out of a coworking space in a prominent, easily accessible location makes it much more convenient for meetings and interviews with potential customers or staff. If the coworking space is in a well-established business district, it can look great for your company to work from and use it as your business address. On the other hand, if you are working remotely or there are unlikely to be many visitors, you can choose a coworking space that is close to your home for greater convenience.
Another significant point to consider when looking at coworking spaces is your budget. There are many advantages to operating from a coworking space, but it must be able to match your budget to be viable. That is especially the case if your company is relatively fresh or has recently started. So keep that in mind when picking a coworking space and try to find the best price for your budget. Make sure to examine the membership plans offered by the coworking spaces you visit. But a coworking space will still be cheaper than renting and setting up a traditional office space.
You should be looking for a coworking space that gives you access to all the standard infrastructure available in a conventional office. Make sure that the coworking space has functioning printers, scanners and a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection. Check that if you need stationery supplies or photocopies made, they can be done at the coworking space or nearby. Ideally, the coworking space will have staff to assist you with these services. Another aspect to look at is the condition of the fans, air conditioners, heaters and other equipment necessary for a comfortable work environment. The coworking space is responsible for regularly maintaining and repairing the office furniture and property, so when checking them out, be sure to note if they are doing it well.
Operating out of a coworking space has many benefits, and keeping these three points in mind will help you find a place that works for you. And if the space does not work out, do not worry; there are plenty of options out there, and coworking space memberships are flexible enough not to lock you in for the long term. You can always switch to a different coworking space if the current one is not meeting your needs.
If you want more information and tips on coworking and shared workspaces, check out some of our other blogs and articles. We love sharing our knowledge about coworking and regularly update to help others grow their understanding, so check back often.
CoSpace was founded in 2017 to cater to the particular needs of small business owners, freelancers and entrepreneurs unable to find the proper workspace to meet their requirements. At CoSpace, we have built a space that allows our members to work, network and collaborate with like-minded professionals in a peaceful and productive environment. Call us to book a visit to our vibrant and productive workspace to see if we fit your needs.