6 Ways to choose the best coworking space for you
1. What do you really need in a space?
Determine your needs: Before you start looking for a coworking space, it’s important to determine your needs and priorities. What do you need in a coworking space? Do you need a private office, or are you looking for a shared workspace? Do you need access to meeting rooms or other amenities? Understanding your needs will help you narrow down your options and find a space that meets your needs.
2. Location, Location, location
Consider location: Location is an important factor to consider when choosing a coworking space. Ideally, you want a space that is convenient and easy to get to, especially if you plan on commuting to work. Consider factors like proximity to public transportation, parking availability, and the surrounding neighborhood.
3. Whats on offer
Look for amenities that are important to you and and futureproof what you may need: Coworking spaces often offer a range of amenities, from meeting rooms and training room facilities to kitchen and common break out areas. Think about which amenities are important to you and look for a space that offers them.
Its important to check out the atmosphere: Coworking spaces can have very different atmospheres, from relaxed and laid-back to more formal and professional, some are far more corporate and clinical. What is it that you are looking for? Take some time to visit the space, many offer free tours to get a feel for the atmosphere before making a decision. Consider factors like the decor, the layout, and the type of people who work there.
5. Do your homework – Reviews matter.
Read reviews: Before you commit to a coworking space, it’s a good idea to read reviews from other people who have used the space. This can give you a sense of what to expect and help you make an informed decision about the space.
6. What is the outlay?
Consider cost: Cost is an important factor to consider when choosing a coworking space. Be sure to compare prices and packages from different spaces to find the best deal. Don’t forget to factor in additional costs, such as parking fees or access to amenities. Most coworking spaces like The Creative Fringe will have day rates, perfect if you want to have a day visit to see if you like the space and atmosphere, before committing to a weekly or monthly plan, or even a more permanent private office. Even if it is for a day a week. The change of scene, the opportunity to meet people and having a designated place to go that is designed for you to get work done, will help you smash out your to-do list and help you feel as though you have achieved something.
By following these tips, you can find a coworking space that meets your needs and provides a comfortable and productive environment for you to work in. Even if it is for a day a week. The change of scene, the opportunity to meet people and having a designated place to go that is designed for you to get work done, will help you smash out your to-do list and help you feel as though you have achieved something. Dip your toe in, get a feel for the space and meet the other businesses that may well become a very welcome part of your day.
If you would like to take a tour of our amazing space here at The Creative Fringe – get in contact with our Community Manager Barb, who can help you determine what options would be best suited to you and your business.