August 25, 2016
After the era of entrepreneurs and startups, here comes the era of ‘solopreneurs’. If you are not already aware of the trending term, solopreneurs are independent workers who manage their own career/company. Today, employees consider flexible work location as a better perk than getting a customized office. And, due to that, more and more number of employees, entrepreneurs, and freelancers have started reaping the benefits of coworking spaces.
Coworking spaces provide a common work environment to people who are not part of any single organization. In other words, it is a membership-based workspace that can be used by anyone. It can be seen as an alternative to working from home for freelancers and would-be entrepreneurs so as to minimize the distractions and enhancing their professional network.
You might think “Why should I go to a coworking space when I can work from home or from my nearby coffee house?” While staying at home might come with a lot of distractions, coffee houses should be visited to get your dose of caffeine and not for work. You don’t want to be known as ‘The Guy who works in the coffee shop‘, do you?
Here are some benefits of coworking spaces that are often overlooked by people who are stuck alone at their home office or are fighting for space at the nearby coffee shops:
The opportunity to grow your professional network is the one of the most fundamental benefits of coworking spaces. You can find the right people at the right time and place, when you are coworking. Everyone you’ll find at a coworking space would be as passionate about their career or business as you are, all travelling in the same boat. This will not only motivate you to do better, it will also provide you some support that you may require in your journey.
People who work at coworking spaces tend to have a faster career growth as compared to those who work from their home office or from the local coffee shops. Even entrepreneurs who are willing to expand their business can have a rapid growth as they can constantly be in touch with people who can help them in advancing their business.
For startup founders, coworking spaces can prove to be a boon. They can enroll themselves and their team to be a part of a nearby coworking space instead of renting a office space and save a lot of precious fund. Not only they can get required resources from the coworking spaces, they can also get a discounted membership as their team grows in size.
If you are a startup founder, coworking can help you meet new people who might be interested in either funding your startup or partnering with you for some specific project. If you are a freelancer, you can get some projects from people who may want to outsource some of their tasks.
Thus, coworking spaces for startups and freelancers provide a great work environment to create, improve, and foster their business and career.