10/04/2018

Why coworking spaces work for entrepreneurs

Glandore Members

Why coworking spaces work for entrepreneursStarting your own business can intimidating, regardless of what area you choose to specialise in. There are so many factors that can offset your vision and that can sometimes be discouraging for entrepreneurs. One such factor which many startups and entrepreneurs find difficult is acquiring suitable office space

Depending on what kind of startup you are, there are most likely some specifications that your desired office space must meet in order for you to be efficient. You may need projectors for meetings, appropriately sized meeting rooms or secure server systems.

With plenty of flexibility and scalability, coworking could be a solution that gives your new business the most bang for your buck. Here at Glandore, we specialise in creating spaces where businesses can grow and flourish. We know about the benefits of using shared office spaces so let us tell you why you, as entrepreneurs, should too.

Support

For any new business trying to get off the ground, a coworking space can help give you the support and resources you require in the early-stages.

Flexible workspaces often provide free training, advice, or member programmes which can help prepare you for eventual obstacles which may come your way when starting a new business.

If you’re new to the coworking scene, office providers can help introduce you to the benefits which come with their facilities. Coworking is all about the cross-pollination of ideas, so whether that be from your own staff or from other members, make sure you maximise any opportunities for collaboration or assistance.

As a startup, it can be reassuring to feel supported, rather than completely on your own. You want to know that if you don’t understand something, there’s somebody there who can explain it to you. So, if you decide to opt into coworking, make sure you check out the businesses workplace culture and ethos before you make the move.

Why coworking spaces work for entrepreneurs

Affordability

Let's be honest, stand-alone offices can be pretty expensive. You’ve got to pay the rent costs, the electricity costs, wifi bills and a number of other variable expenses each month in order to keep your new business running.

Of course, there are benefits to having your own space, but as a startup, you want to be saving as much money as you can as you never know when something might unexpectedly break or require a pricey repair.

Coworking spaces are often a more affordable option and typically come with all the essentials. High-speed WiFi, unlimited coffee/tea and plenty of space are but just a few of the amenities that you’ll find included in the package price of your local coworking space.

Collaboration

As we already mentioned, coworking offices are shared office spaces and are therefore a hub or creativity.

Due to their open plan layouts, you are bound to strike up a conversation with a fellow coworker who might share your passion for business and could be even more interested in your business idea. You can then bounce an idea off of these people and use their feedback in order to improve your business structures.

Coworking can create streams of collaboration between your team and other co-workers which can be extremely beneficial for your brand.

Why coworking spaces work for entrepreneurs

Networking

In the same way, you might bounce ideas off of your coworking neighbours, you can also build up your much needed black book of contacts when starting out in your respective industry.

Need a graphic designer to help with your website? Need social media whizz to help manage your pages or explain algorithms? Well, those helping hands may only be sitting just a few desks away from you.

Coworking spaces almost work similarly to neighbourhoods. If you needed something, wouldn’t you ask one of your neighbours for help? The same applies to coworking offices. So, get chatting, get to know who works alongside you and forge social connections which may help your business in the future.

Here at Glandore, we offer flexible workspace for 1 - 350 people in Dublin and Belfast. Our memberships allow you to grow, scale and expand your business depending on your needs. Find out more and ask us about becoming a Glandore Member here.

 

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