2016 is going to be a banner year for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners everywhere to venture into their local coworking space. This new way of working in a shared workspace is growing in the U.S. and all over the world, and has been for the past few years. Best part, is you can travel the world, and find a space to help you get your work done, be productive and continue creating revenue. You can find a space to fit your needs and your business’s needs at spaces across the globe from Los Angeles, to Kuala Lumpur, from Chicago to Chiang Mai.
As the world produces more digital nomads, coworking spaces are there to be a landing pad, a productivity center as well as a networking opportunity. Each space provides a unique flavor, a community, and required resources. There are now a multitude of sites that can help you find that perfect coworking space in the are you find yourself in.
Here are some tips on what you can look for to find your best fit in a space.
- Location Location-Location: Where are you? What do you need to get done? How long will you need the space? Do you need to commute to get to the space, or are you able to walk or catch a bus? Many coworking spaces find themselves centralized for ease of use. You can get their via bus, car, or bicycle. It depends on your needs and how far you have to travel, but an excellent coworking space is probably much closer than you think.
- Amenities: Wifi is a given. But what else does the space provide? Depending on location and community, your local coworking space can provide coffee and tea. Some do cultural food tastings, or wine tastings. Others arrange outings and trips to local hotspots and tourist areas. But one thing is for sure, each space will provide you with a desk, chair and wifi to get your work done.
- Connections: One of the best amenities a coworking space can provide is creating a new connection with its members. By walking into a space you may meet a copywriter, graphic designer, app developer, business consultant, attorney or circus performer. You never know who is doing what, but chances are that what you seek, you will find and make a new connection at the coworking space.
With reported estimates of 40% or more of the workforce becoming freelancers, solopreneurs and independent contractors, the stage is set for the growth of working at a shared workspace. What else comes with working at shared space whether at home or abroad? Increased feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Most of this is due to the fact that working at shared workspace increases productivity, therefore diminishing time spent at home working on business related tasks.
So not matter where you are, check into a local coworking space. Here are some sites that can help!