Are you running your business from a crammed corner of your local coffee shop, dealing with dodgy internet or sitting at home trying to keep family and friends at bay while you send out invoices?
Over the last decade, the nature of work has shifted dramatically and as it goes through its changes, we are moving away from the traditional idea of an office and moving even further away from the idea of a 9 to 5 workday.
In this digital revolution, you can find small business owners working in a variety of different places.
Coworking is an great option to be considered. Workers from all walks come together in the one space, pooling their ideas, resources and energy in the process. Usually, the setup is ideal for small businesses with less than five employees, start-ups or solo-preneurs.
So with many people on board, why is it such an attractive option?
Opportunity for lowering costs
Professional spaces usually come at a high price and instead of dealing with leases, contracts, bonds and deposits, you can spend that regained time (and money) focusing on growing your business. You can have access to a clean, professional space without having to dig too deep into your pockets.
Culture of collaboration
Collaboration is one of the biggest assets of a coworking space. Coworking spaces are full of small businesses from different industries who are going through the same challenges as you. They've got a wealth of knowledge and experience and ready to share ideas with you and hear your snippets of knowledge that you've picked up on your journey so far. There is also plenty of scope to collaborate on projects together. It might just be the start of a lifelong business relationship
Space for productivity
Everyone has chosen to cowork for their own reasons, but there is one thing that everyone wants to do in a coworking space - work. Free from the isolation and distractions of working remotely, small businesses in coworking spaces are seeing their productivity levels soar, because they finally have the time and the space to work how they want.
Room for creativity
Despite collaboration being high on the priority list for those in a coworking space, it's a no-pressure environment. You're free to collaborate if it works for you but you're free to do your own thing too. The space is yours to use as you want and with so much choice, it's easy for creativity to flow freely.
At the end of the day, your business will survive just fine if you work from home or from the corner of a coffee shop but do you want your business to survive or do you want it to thrive?
Do what you love alongside people who can drive your business towards success.
Inspire Cowork is a shared office and entrepreneur community. An impressive professional work space located in the Miranda where you can concentrate and get work done around other like minded professionals. Aidan and Lital Green started Inspire Cowork in 2014 and it has quickly grown into the largest coworking space south of Sydney.