Coworking, like flex working, has grown enormously in popularity over the past decade. Where in the past entrepreneurship mainly had an image of independence, the emphasis is now increasingly on teamwork and creative partnerships. Many entrepreneurs consciously choose a service package that they offer together with fellow entrepreneurs. Why? Because this greatly benefits the flexibility and originality of the services offered. Coworking can bring you as an entrepreneur into contact with other exciting entrepreneurs, investors and contacts who contribute to your network.
What are the benefits of coworking?
There are, of course, good reasons why coworking spaces are so accessible. Here are some main advantages:
1. It’s cheaper
You have to pay a subscription for the rent of a desk, but it is much cheaper than if you have to buy or furnish a space yourself. After all, you don’t have to buy furniture. Want to schedule a meeting? You can do that in a space that you rent and share with other people in the workplace.
In addition, research shows that people are often more productive in shared workspaces, which increases revenues. The fact that large companies already have their people working here proves that a coworking space really does benefit motivation and efficiency.
Even if you don’t work at a fixed office, you still have to make regular calls or surf the web, but these days, many companies offer reasonable packages with unlimited calls.
2. You are never alone
If you’ve ever worked from home for a long period (such as lockdown!), you will probably have noticed how easy it is to feel lonely, especially if you have a sole proprietorship or rarely come into contact with customers. No one to talk to when you go for a coffee, a tête-à-tête with your computer screen during lunch, and you are on your own when a problem arises. In a coworking space, you are never alone, and it’s a great environment to tackle a challenge.
Moreover, coworking is not only limited to a shared desk; events are sometimes organized after working hours. Or you might run into someone who would like to have another beer before you go home. If you want to, you can continuously network. All the advantages of a large office are therefore present, while you are still working for yourself.
For a good work-life balance, it is also better that you do not work from home all the time. Then you never completely leave work behind, while you do so symbolically when you close the door of a coworking space.
3. You expand your network and maybe even your business
We have already mentioned the fact that you get to know new people, and of course, your business will reap the benefits. Whether they are entrepreneurs or freelancers, they usually come from different sectors and domains. That way, you also discover new possibilities for your business, things you might not have thought of before.
Who knows, you might even run into someone who will one day become your partner to start a new business. We cannot guarantee all of this, but you will certainly not have the same opportunities to meet anyone at home or at a permanent office.
4. You get new motivation from it
We have now emphasized it a few times: a coworking space is fantastic for your motivation. Other people can motivate you to go the extra mile, and your work is much less likely to become a daily grind. If you are ever unsure, you can ask someone for advice. Or maybe you come up with new ideas that automatically give you the courage to go for it.
5. And above all: you’ll become much more flexible
You go to work when you want because your desk is always ready. Many coworking spaces are also open 24/7, so you can also work until what time you want. And even if you want to catch up on work at the weekend, you are welcome. Most other offices close their doors every Friday evening until Monday morning.
You also don’t have to worry about the future of your business. If you buy an office or sign a contract for an office, you are bound by it. But what if you hired ten employees in two years?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how things will evolve. In a coworking space, you expand your capacity systematically. Wait until you are really ready to buy the office of your dreams.
With our help, you can benefit from a business address and all the benefits of coworking. We offer you the opportunity to register your company in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. You can also opt for just a postal address. In both cases, you can use all facilities of our locations, view all subscriptions on our website. Because of the flexibility, you are never stuck with anything for long, and you can try something new almost every month. Do you have questions? Then you can always contact us; we will be happy to assist you.