Coworking spaces are full of a variety of different businesses, so as a freelancer, these spaces are great for gaining useful contacts to help you develop. Need help with getting your business across to your audience? There’s probably a consultant in the building. Need more customers? There are loads of startups and even some bigger corporations you will be working across a desk from.
However, it’s not just about sales. How will a coworking space help you as a businessperson?
- The dress code
We know the feeling; 2pm, you’re working on a project but you’re still in your PJ’s. Having a dress code will actually help your productivity. It’s been proven! It’s a routine that will help you feel more ready to work; “I’m up, I’m dressed, let’s go.”
- We’re interested
We want to know what you’re up to, because we’re interested. We could have contacts you want to meet, and if you’re in need of help, you’re surrounded by people that can probably give you a hand. If you’re a web developer for example, we’re sure you’ve heard the phrase “you’re never more than 10 feet away from a web developer.” This is actually quite true, but you shouldn’t see it as competition. These people are in the same position as you, and could need your help as much as you need theirs.
We’re a social bunch too- we all want to know how things are going, how your weekend was etc. It’s a community that the 4 walls and laptop in your home office just cant provide.
- Stay on top
Working in an environment with other professionals, you’ll find your self more focused, and productivity will improve. It’s not like you’re trying to prove yourself, but you’ll want to be seen as someone people want to do business with.
- Here’s the best bit
You’ll never run out of coffee or tea. It’s always provided! You might even get some biscuits, or even cake if someone has had a birthday.
Coworking shouldn’t been seen as just a desk in n office. It’s an opportunity. It lets you be productive, collaborate with others, and grow your business.