5 Reasons You Should Be Coworking

Where do you work? From home? Or a coffee shop? Are you part of the mobile workforce that is a contractor, freelancer, or temp? Huffington Post and Wix suggest by 2020, 40% of the workforce will be with you (thanks Luke).

Co-working venues are popping up all over the world to offer workers a place to concentrate, collaborate and get stuff done. Deskmag suggests that by the end of 2016, 10,000 more co-working spaces will be launched to offer people a better way to work.

 

 

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider coworking:

  1. Collaboration
    You meet many and varied people at coworking spaces and it’s likely that one of them will have an answer to your burning question at the time that you have it. If it’s your intention to accelerate your success, a co-working place will help you discover mentors and information to do so.
  2. It’s easier to concentrate
    There’s no washing, or tonight’s dinner calling your name. When you sit down at your desk in a co-working space, you are there to do your one thing and nothing distracts you from it.
  3. You’ll make more money
    Huffington Post and Wix[1] claim that people who cowork report 50% higher incomes.
  4. You’ll look more professional
    Meeting clients, suppliers and collaborators in a coworking space looks and feels so much better than a coffee shop or in your front room. If you join a co-working space community, you may be able to use their mailing address too, offering another level of professionalism for your business.
  5. Connections
    It’s often said that it’s not what you know, but who you know that helps you get there. Successful people hang out in and around the community of co-working spaces and they are always happy to connect you with the next thing you need to succeed.

So how do you find a co-working space?

The first thing to consider is where you want to be. Do you want to be close to home or close to your clients? When you decide that, contact the economic development department of that local council. They’ll have a list of spaces to suit. Visit each one for a day and decide how you feel about the space and the people – feeling comfortable is one of the top reasons people join a co-working community and stay loyal.

Co-working is not just a trend, it’s a viable way for the mobile workforce to get more work done in an environment that makes them look and feel good. And that’s got to be good for business!

 

[1] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-fermin/11-incredible-coworking-statistics-that-will-make-you-leave-your-cubicle_b_6466440.html

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