Guest Post by Sarah Williams
In the last number of years, more and more businesses are choosing flexible office solutions over more conventional office setups. Flexible spaces offer business owners, startups and entrepreneurs a lot more freedom and flexibility when choosing office space.
You don’t need to be locked-in to a long-term, expensive office lease but instead, you pay a flat rate on a monthly basis. For startups, this is vital as it puts you back in control of your business finances and allows you to reinvest your profits back into your business instead of paying unnecessarily high rents.
However, the affordability of shared office spaces is not the only things causing more businesses to choose a flexible setup. These spaces are powerhouses of innovation and creativity, as entrepreneurs and startups share ideas, collaborate and hash out business ideas in a dynamic space.
Networking opportunities are abundant and you never know who you might meet or what business opportunities can happen as a result of a simple interaction.
Shared office space can be just what you need to inspire your business to create, innovate and move towards the future you have been dreaming of (to find a coworking space near me, click here).
Continue reading to learn more about how a shared office can inspire your business and set you on the path to a successful future.
A Diverse Crowd
Coworking spaces draw in people from all types of industries, different backgrounds and they attract people from all tiers of business. From first-time entrepreneurs to seasoned business owners, coworking spaces are home to all sorts of business people. Meeting these people, hearing their success stories and how they got to where they are can inspire you to take your business to new heights.
Meet New People
If you have been lacking motivation, surrounding yourself with positive, successful people can help to inspire you to make positive changes in your approach to business.
Meeting new people in a coworking space is one of the major positives of these flexible spaces. In a traditional office environment, you know who you are going to run into and interact within the office every day.
Coworking spaces are much more dynamic. You never know who you might be sitting next to form one day to the next and what kind of positive impact your new neighbour might have on the future of your business.
With a space occupied by people hungry for success, there are always plenty of opportunities to share ideas and collaborate on different projects.
You can team up with people in the space or even hire other people within the space to work with you on certain elements of a project or on the project as a whole.
With so many different industries typically represented within the space, you will be able to foster relationships with a different skill set to what you and your team might have.
Taking their advice into account can give you new solutions to old problems and help you to find inspiration to make positive changes to your business.
Shared office spaces are breeding grounds for new inspiring ideas. Getting involved in the community and interacting with the other occupants is key to creating positive relationships with your coworking counterparts.
Premium providers have regular meetups to make networking even easier for established members of the space and newcomers alike.
Reaching out and building your network within the coworking space can lead to new ideas that can have a positive impact on your business going forward.
Be sure to take advantage of the knowledge of those around you and, remember to offer your own help and advice to others in the space.
Once you start making positive connections, you will be inspired by all the coworking environment and your business will soon be on the road to success.
Have you shared a coworking space yet? I’ve been considering it, now I’m convinced.