San Francisco is a popular choice for startups that are looking for a place to setup shop. The problem is that it can be expensive and hard to get to if you are commuting from outside the city. This is why many businesses are looking for coworking spaces outside of the city.
One area that more startups are choosing to move to is the East Bay. There are a number of reasons for this:
Generally, it’s easier to commute to the East Bay than it is to San Francisco. There are more freeway options and BART covers a lot more territory in the East Bay. Those that live in East Bay have a shorter commute, which means less time stuck in traffic and more time at home or in the office.
A High Population
According to the 2010 census, there are over 2.5 million people in East Bay. Many major corporations are also in the area, such as AT&T Inc., Chevron Corp. and Safeway. This allows for more business options and potential clients to land.
Now, more than ever before, coworking spaces in East Bay are offered at several locations, leaving businesses with more options to find the ideal location for their business.
Increased Networking Opportunities
Networking opportunities allow small startups to get their name and message heard. In East Bay, there are more networking opportunities than in past years. Venture capitalists visit the area, conferences and networking events are held in East Bay, and networking opportunities are greater as a result. From inspiration to increased sales, networking is a major factor in many businesses choosing East Bay for their coworking space.
The East Bay is the perfect locale for businesses that are utilizing coworking spaces to lower overhead and increase their brand’s personal image. It’s the affordable way to connect with San Francisco’s potential clients without having to be in the heart of the city.
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