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Daymond John: Do This Before Selecting a Coworking Space

February 10, 2019 By Shantanu Mohan

With a coworking space on seemingly every corner, it’s not always easy to know which is the best option for your company. But as Shark Tank star Daymond John reassures entrepreneurs, there’s a perfect fit for everyone.

The secret, according to John, is to spend as much time as possible in the spaces you’re considering before you commit. Watch this short video as John, who recently opened coworking space Blueprint + Co, shares the red flags to watch out for to ensure you stay both productive and happy.

It matters who you spend time with, even in a coworking space.

 

Coworking is often considered a millennial venture — strictly for those who are young, starting out and crave the unstructured work environment.

While coworking may have begun in this demographic, this is less and less true as coworking becomes increasingly popular. All kinds of workers are realizing they can have a flexible and diverse working environment without sacrificing the professionalism of the office.

Our most recent member survey demonstrated that this is definitely not the case. Of those surveyed:

  • Only 50 percent self-identified as individual workers (consultants, freelancers, or telecommuters)
  • 40 percent categorized themselves as employees (people who work for an employer at a coworking space)
  • 10 percent classified themselves as employers (business owners or business unit managers who had employees)

Enterprise is making a showing in co-working.

Larger corporations are increasingly making use of co-working. Gone are the days of co-working spaces filled with companies you have never heard of. Corporations have been finding value in coworking spaces for different reasons, including improving recruitment efforts, lowering real estate costs, gaining flexibility and boosting employee satisfaction.

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