The bay area is a business hub. It’s always been a bustling area full of business people, but in the past few years it’s become absolutely jam-packed with startup employees, tech executives and small business owners. As anyone in the area knows, there are ups and downs to this change. One of the biggest issues we’re dealing with now are rising costs, especially in housing and office space rentals. That’s where coworking comes in to save the day.
Coworking is a great option for anyone who has a small business big enough that it takes up your time every day, but too small to need an entire office suite. On top of being the perfect middle ground option for office space, coworking has a lot of benefits that can actually make you a better worker, in practice. Here are a few ways that renting a coworking space can improve your work output.
Say Goodbye To Coffee Breaks
If you’re like me, you basically run on coffee, so the thought of “Saying goodbye” to your morning routine might scare you, but hear me out. What if you were able to have coffee waiting for you in the office, yes, even you espresso drinkers, right when you walk in the door to your office in the morning. A good coworking space will provide coffee for you, whether you’re into drip, lattes, or mochas. This eliminates the breaks you have to take to walk or even drive down to your nearest cafe. Even if you’re only a few blocks away from the closest Starbucks, leaving your work to grab a drink can break your stride in the middle of something important and cause you to have to start over again when you get back.
Motivation Begats Motivation
Getting work done in an environment that isn’t exclusively dedicated to that purpose can be difficult. If you’ve ever tried working from home, you know what I mean. Even if your kids are at school and you have the place to yourself, there are so many distractions. Coworking spaces breed a motivation vibe. Just think about it: the people who come to a coworking space can work from home in their comfiest pajamas, but instead choose to be here. Being around these types of self-starters can really create a vibe that will motivate you to stay on track and be the best worker you can be.
Anyone with a small business knows that it takes a village. Even if you’re the only one technically employed at your company so far, you need contract workers and vendors to help you get so many different things taken care of. Investors are another aspect that can greatly help your business move along. However, before these people can help you, they’ll need to meet you. Coworking spaces have proven to be a great place for networking. Who knows how the person sitting next to you can help you and your business in the future, or vice versa. Shake their hand, introduce yourself and find out.