Coworking spaces are a trend on the rise, and if you think about it, it’s not hard to figure out why. People are starting to break the mold in running a business and look at things from a different angle. Spending money on an entire office suite isn’t always necessary, but working from home can be difficult and distracting. Enter: coworking spaces, the solution to both of these problems. People spend much less renting a spot at a coworking space, and only use it when they need it. This makes perfect sense for many small business owners who are looking for a way to save money and stay motivated every day. But wait, there’s more! On top of being a financially smart decision and productive way of working, here are some of the perks you should expect from any good coworking space.
High Speed Internet
One of the biggest issues I’ve found with working from a coffee shop is that you’re almost never the only person working there. With so many people working from the same wifi network, some tasks can take way longer than they would from home, or a private network in an office. What could be more frustrating than a slow internet connection when you’re working on a deadline? Coworking spaces know this, and since they’re expecting to have multiple people working from their space at a time, they should have adequate wifi networks available. If you’re touring a coworking space, be sure to ask about how capable their wifi is of handling a crowd of people using it all at once.
Just because your job or company is non-traditional and doesn’t meet with clients every day, doesn’t mean you don’t need a conference room from time to time. If you’re working from home, this can be a stressful situation to figure out. Even if you have a nice home, it doesn’t exactly give off a professional vibe to invite prospective investors or clients to sit around your dinner table for an important meeting. Any good coworking space will offer conference rooms that can be rented hourly or daily. These rooms are equipped with all the chairs and AV equipment you’ll need to give a professional and impressive presentation.
Last but not least, a good coworking space will make your life easier by offering the one thing that fuels America’s workforce every day: caffeine. While this might sound like a small perk, there’s something to be said about having the energy you need to get through the day right at your fingertips whenever you need it. Being able to grab a cup of coffee right away can help you stay on track, instead of having to hop in your car and drive to the nearest coffee shop twice a day.