Benefits of Co-working
In the past, the new way to work was to work from home, it was viewed as the new way forward in the 21st Century. Or alternatively you may have opted to even take your work - laptop and phone in hand - to a coffee shop for a business meeting. Both scenarios and locations however have imperfections and create their own challenges.
Ask yourself? Do you have the drive to sit at home and resist all the distractions that being at home can conjure up such as TV and your bed? And is a coffee shop or café a good place to conduct your business from. Noisy, with a constant flow of people and background chatter.
With these drawbacks to your home and coffee shop, step forward to the real new future, coworking spaces.
A co-working space is a place where you can go daily, sit down at a desk, and work among like-minded people in a structured atmosphere.
It offers an office-style environment, Wi-Fi, desk ,bathroom facilities, etc that fosters all the autonomy an entrepreneur could want without any of the politics or chit chat you expect from a traditional office environment .
So, if you are working from home or remotely, have you considered the benefits you could enjoy from the co-working space?
6 reasons why should use the Drymen Business Hubs Co-working spaces:
(1) Structure to your Work and Life
Working from home presents an abundance of distractions. It’s a real challenge to work effectively when you have the TV, pets, your bed, and family.
Keeping your work separate from home life provides you with distinct purpose and structure. It provides a reason to get out of the house as well.
(2) Become More Effective
An office environment creates a buzz and mindset that can only come from interacting with fellow workers.
Research found that coworking office environment made 64% of entrepreneurs more productive, 68% of entrepreneurs more focused, and 90% of entrepreneurs more confident.
In a coworking space, where everyone is busy on their own passion projects, this energy will drive you on to make your own business a success.
(3) Avoiding Loneliness
It’s often said the life of an entrepreneur can be a lonely place. Working alone is isolating and can have a negative effect on your mental wellbeing and state. So, interactions in a work environment are an important part of daily life. So even though you’ll be working on your own business, a coworking space gives you the opportunity to share an area with like-minded people. This effect will leave you feeling energized, social, and happy.
(4) Networking Through Co-working
Working alone for example at home places a barrier between you and people who could potentially help your business. Coworking puts you near people who might have different skillsets or solutions to problems, allowing you to “pick their brains”. If you can find a coworking space that aligns with your field of work, it makes this benefit all the stronger.
If you’re starting to consider office space, you’ll soon learn the baggage and cost that comes along with it.
Are you ready to sign a fixed-term lease? Install infrastructure, such as utilities? Pay utility bills? A coworking space takes care of all of that. It is less of a financial burden and allows you to rent the space on much shorter, more flexible terms.
(6) Emotional and Moral Support
If you’ve ever encountered self-doubt as a small business owner you’re not alone, all business owners have this challenge. Stepping out on your own removes the safety net we enjoy as a paid employee. Within a coworking space you may be able to Surround yourself with fellow entrepreneurs thus allowing you to push through moments of self-doubt. By talking to each other, you can use others as a sounding board for your ideas and offer them advice too.
If you are interested in using our co-working facility at the Drymen Business Hub click below to find out more.