Coworking spaces have grown in popularity in recent years, with new ones popping up in every major city across the UK. Popular among small business owners and freelancers, coworking spaces offer the perfect place to allow you to get your head down, get your work done and grow your business - it’s not difficult to see why they’re so many people choose to work from them! Aside from giving you a place to base yourself from, coworking spaces have a number of different benefits. From providing excellent networking opportunities to making freelancing just that little bit less lonely - there are a number of different benefits of coworking spaces to convince you to join one in the new year.
One of the most common complaints from freelancers is how lonely they get working on their own all the time. Whether they go coffee shop hopping, have a home office, or just get their work done from their sofa - spending all day on their own can lead them to feel lonely, isolated and a little bit fed up.
However, coworking spaces help to alleviate that issue, surrounding them with like-minded individuals to make their working day just that little bit less lonely. Whether they just hot desk a few days a week, or opt for their very own dedicated desk, coworking spaces provide the perfect opportunity to make new business connections and have someone to chat to over a coffee, making the working day a little more bearable!
One of the best reasons to join a coworking space as a small business is the ample networking opportunities that come with it.
Whether you just get chatting to someone in the kitchen who can help you with your business, or someone employs you to help them out with their latest project - getting to know your fellow coworkers can have a huge, positive impact on your small business.
Additionally, many coworking spaces have event spaces to rent, giving you the opportunity to organise your very own networking event to not only bring people together, but get to know your coworking colleagues and advertise your business at the same time. It’s a win-win situation.
Working with home comes with endless distractions. From TVs and video games, to laundry and cleaning - it can be hard to keep focussed when you work from home, no matter how dedicated you are.
That’s why joining a coworking space is the ideal solution. Not only does it give you a place to base yourself away from distractions, but it also makes you more likely to set yourself business hours, allowing you to purely focus on your work without getting distracted by the thought of a huge pile of laundry.
Aside from building business connections and making freelancing a little less lonely, coworking spaces provide you with the perfect setting to surround yourself with like-minded people.
Not only can this inspire you to improve your business, but it also gives you the opportunity to make new friends outside of the office. After all, working in a coworking space is no different to working in a regular office, so there’s no reason why you can’t head out for some after-work drinks with your desk neighbours!
After all, those Friday afternoon beers in the office provides the perfect setting to allow you to get to know your coworking colleagues and, you never know, they might end up being some of the best people you’ve ever met!
One of the most attractive things about joining a coworking space is the fact that you’re not tied to a contract. Unlike renting an office, which requires a 6-12 month contract, renting a desk, office or workbench at a coworking space comes with a rolling contract and no lease, allowing you to assess your monthly budget and requirements as and when you need to.
This is especially useful for freelancers and small business owners, as it gives them complete control over their coworking membership, allowing them to switch up their membership at any time to keep it in line with the needs of the business.
So whether you’re a freelancer or small business owner, joining a coworking space in the new year is an absolute no-brainer. Explore our coworking memberships to see which THIS Workspace package suits you. We’ll see you in 2020!